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Finally - a positive look at 'Listenhunde'

While not the worst of the tabloid press (that dubious distinction arguably belongs to the Blick), the 20 Minuten has done it's share of bandwagon-jumping by running scare-mongering anti-dog stories, especially vilifying the 'Listenhunde', the dog breeds affected by cantonal BSL.

So I was very happy to see a feature taking the opposite tone, where they invited readers to send in pictures of their own 'Beasties' - not devil dogs but loyal gentle friends, companions, caregivers, showing how wonderful these dogs really are.

So thumbs-up to the 20 Minutes for doing something to redress the balance a bit:

http://www.20min.ch/community/storie...-Gold-18328896

Pic nr. 43 especially made me smile…


As always - "Deed, not breed." BSL is bad law based on bad science and worse prejudice. Time we put the focus where it should always be: on the other end of the lead.
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Old 11.03.2015, 13:22
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Re: Finally - a positive look at 'Listenhunde'

Couldn't agree more. Every bully breed dog I have ever met that was owned by normal people was just a snuggler. They wanted to attack you with kisses, nothing more!

I suspect that my last dog was half-pit bull (we don't know for sure, the previous owners just said "labrador mix"), and he was the gentlest 85lbs you ever met.

As a kid, we had a family friend with a pet doberman pinscher, "Diva", who was convinced she was a lap dog.
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Old 11.03.2015, 14:10
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Re: Finally - a positive look at 'Listenhunde'

Yup and Slammer has 50 year old scars on his 55 year old face from one of those luvvvly, duvvly, cutey wooty, fluffy likkle wouldn't-hurt-a-fly Listen-doggy-woggies.
And I suppose if you are the dog-whisperer incarnate and know your place in the doggy-tribe, great, but little Slammer or little Susi, or Hänschen or Wolfgang wanting to hug the wuffy? Well tough, should have known better shouldn't we?

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Re: Finally - a positive look at 'Listenhunde'

I agree that this is a good way to remind people that what pets (not only dogs) turn out to be can largely depend on their owners.

It also reminds me of the one time I was out for a walk and this grenade of a tiny dog came shooting at me. I calmly but firmly called out to the owner to get his dog under control but no, the "oh he won't do anything" tripe was spouted. Tripe in this case, because that dog had nothing better to do than to run up my legs. Owner walked up to me and said "oh, he does that." Thanks indeed
Not funny as I wasn't in the mood for a dog to do that, because I expect dog owners to have their pets under control when out with them and to at least apologize if they can't even do that.
So... had the owner either gotten his pet under control or at least said "Sorry, what can I do to have your pants cleaned" or, for crying out loud, "May I offer you a tissue?", I might have been less annoyed, but that's precisely the way to annoy people with your dogs.

On the other hand, if someone walks up to me with their dog on a leash or at their feet and the dog curiously sniffs my shoes, I ask them if I can pet the dog and if they agree, I do so, asking what the dog's breed/mix/age is and complimenting the owner on their dog's behavior.

It goes both ways - sometimes people forget that. Thanks for this, Meloncollie.
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