404cameljockey wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:58 am
Adopt don't shop needs to be aggressively pushed here.
I certainly see where you are coming from, but such an approach is also flawed. Tens of thousands of Thais "adopt" street dogs, but they are rarely adopted in the true sense of the word. Instead, they are given water and left over food scraps, and more often than not, allowed to continue roaming the streets.
Now, if such owners went out and spent several thousands of baht on a dog/breed of their choice, they would be far more inclined to look after their dogs in a more responsible manner.
Also, just as with many things in life, people have personal preferences when it comes to dog breeds, particularly if you have owned various different breeds. Regardless of what some people might say, not all breeds are the same. Yes, I'm sure any breed or any mixed breed can be a wonderful loving pet, but some people like certain traits which tend to be more common among certain breeds.
I have owned a number of different breeds, as well as several mixed breeds, and I must be honest and say that I prefer being able to shop for a particular breed. In my case, that would either be a doberman or a rottweiler.
I have owned both of these breeds on more than one occasion, and I'm sorry, but they are both awesome breeds. The ones which I have owned have been way, way, way better than any mongrel I have owned. By the way, our current dog is a lovely dog rescued from the sois, but it is certainly not in the same league as a dobe or a rotti.
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