Are you prejudice against certain dogs? Do you stereotype them? Do you believe some are smarter than others?
Our family has rescued over 30 dogs. The other day it occurred to me that we have never adopted or rescued a flat-nosed one. I asked my husband why and he simply said "I don't like flat-nosed dogs." Come to think of it, I do prefer the long-nosed ones as well.
My question to you is this: Dogs find us. We must have some kind of internal magnet that draws the lost, the strays, the hurting to us. So......how do they know we prefer long-nosed dogs?
I did a little research to determine what differences there were between long and flat faced dogs. Flat faced dogs often have breathing and respiratory complications which can lead to health
issues. They are also more prone to infection, i.e. ear and eye problems. It doesn't answer my question as to why only long nosed ones find us. Do they SMELL us from afar? And follow their noses?
Many of you have followed my rescue dog stories long enough to recognize many of these critters. I have shared a few of their story links beneath their picture. If you are a dog lover and want a laugh or a good cry -- here you go:
|Abused Bernese "Charlie" was out of control|
Now...two years later she is one of the best dogs ever
|Dakota was inherited and definitely King|
Everyone misses him
|Brandy was saved just minutes before her demise|
|Our newest rescues who are now secure and totally different dogs since adopting them 6 months ago|
|We lost Texas last Christmas - he was 18|
His beautiful story here
|My Mercedez - for 15 years - my BFF|
Click for her story
|Her mom was rescued from abuse|
|Mercedez and Louis Vuitton|
Louie inspired me to write my memoir
His sweet and funny story here
|Funniest dog ever! Saved from death|
Had her 13 years
|Louie took care of our 3-legged Zack|
|Louie protected this Dobie, Zack|
|Lola's mom was a rescue -- Lola is weird|
|Our newest - Gunner|
Skin and bones and abused
|Sheba adopted us and she was with us for 13 years|
|Daughter rescued goats as well|
|My first dog - Perky|
Had her 17 years
|Lola's mom, Lily|
Precious but now has a failing heart at 11 years
|Lola was an honorary graduate|
She doesn't like most people
|The jury is still out on Nayla|
Hunter of the wild
Hard to tame
|Shortest nose - Quincy|
|Only had Rex a short time|
His owner (neighbor) tried to kill him so we stole him
and found him a home. Very gentle creature
|Newest puppy -- found on the highway|
Best puppy ever
|Sinker jumped out of her wheel barrel cold home and chased my car for two miles - THREE times Funny story here|
|Willow was tied to a dumpster and shot|
Most gentle of all
Every rescue dog has a unique story - if only they could talk.
Do you have a preference to long or flat-nosed dogs? If so, please share why.