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Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
9th Jan '13
Quoting Syndal:" Uh, I'm pretty sure dog breeds were man made. So chihuahuas aren't and never were wild. A husky or something similar would be different."


They still have instincts. Were dog breeds made in a lab? All dogs come from wild dogs.

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
9th Jan '13
Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:" They still have instincts. Were dog breeds made in a lab? All dogs come from wild dogs."


That doesn't mean small dogs can survive the same conditions as a large dog.

ERMAGHERD BEEDS! 17 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4099 posts
9th Jan '13

Chihuahuas are from Mexico. It doesn't get very cold there. Chihuahuas are not suited for cold weather. Labs have a think layer of like waterproof fur underneath their long coat. They are suited for cold weather. Logic ftw

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
9th Jan '13
Quoting Cheeks mom:" Chihuahuas are from Mexico. It doesn't get very cold there. Chihuahuas are not suited for cold weather. ... [snip!] ... weather. Labs have a think layer of like waterproof fur underneath their long coat. They are suited for cold weather. Logic ftw"


Right? I'm glad someone can understand that.

AxylRose 2 kids; Australia 2118 posts
9th Jan '13

All they need is food, water, shelter and veterinary treatment when needed. If they have all that then they are not doing anything wrong, my dog and cat are outside animals, they have cosy beds and two massive verandahs to sleep on and they are just fine :)

pitbullprincess Due June 24 (girl); 65 kids; Fayetteville, North Carolina 1295 posts
9th Jan '13
Quoting animaLibera_:" My neighbors have three labs (one of each color) and they leave them outside for hours at a time, even ... [snip!] ... it's neglect. I tried googling but I can't seem to find anything that straightforward states the guidelines on this subject."


depends on your state here its illegal unless they have shelter food and water and are within a fence they cannot be t**d u*
however looking at your state I would go with federal law which pretty much states they must be given food and water and not run free regardless of temp
if it troubles you enough ask your nieghbor if they need help with them as they seem cold hot etc. I have before turned out my nieghbor was just to tired to train them properly inside the house completly normal she loved her pets just like everyone tho life made her tired and she was grateful for the help instead of me just judging her from my side of the fence

user banned Altadena, California 11084 posts
9th Jan '13

I'm just wondering why you think it's wrong? Dogs need fresh air, they play, they lounge, they bark. It's not like the owners are kicking and beating them. Dogs should not be let out for a minute and let back in. They need to roam their yard(if possible)

j.a.c 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Virginia 2165 posts
9th Jan '13
Quoting NatashaHarper:" <blockquote><b>Quoting animaLibera_:</b>" I guess I should leave my chihuahua outside ... [snip!] ... Ugh People seem to forget they were wild animals and still have wild instincts because they have now become accessories! SMH"

lmao
Seriously.:!:

j.a.c 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Virginia 2165 posts
9th Jan '13
Quoting animaLibera_:" I guess I should leave my chihuahua outside all day then, I'm sure she'll be fine in 9 degree weather"


oh blah blah

SamMarie! :) Due June 18 (girl); 32 kids; Plattsburgh, New York 1086 posts
9th Jan '13
Quoting j.a.c:" they're fine. no its not illegal, they are dogs.. that's what they have fur coats for..."


Not true. They are not fine. I have a lab/husky, and everyone knows huskys love snow because they were sled dogs, and i have a pit. i only leave them out 30 minutes maybe less because both of my dogs got Bronchitis sp? and i had to pay 200 per meds. so i dont want to hear dogs can stay out in the cold

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
9th Jan '13
Quoting j.a.c:" oh blah blah"


Wow.
Let's just sit you out in the cold with a jacket and when you say you're cold I'll tell you we were once wild too so you can deal with it.

SamMarie! :) Due June 18 (girl); 32 kids; Plattsburgh, New York 1086 posts
9th Jan '13
Quoting Syndal:" Wow. Let's just sit you out in the cold with a jacket and when you say you're cold I'll tell you we were once wild too so you can deal with it."


VERY TRUE!
we came from the apes, with a bunch of hair, I guess we dont need to wear coats and we can sit outside without getting sick in -0 weather :o

j.a.c 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Virginia 2165 posts
9th Jan '13
Quoting SamMarie! :):" Not true. They are not fine. I have a lab/husky, and everyone knows huskys love snow because they were ... [snip!] ... because both of my dogs got Bronchitis sp? and i had to pay 200 per meds. so i dont want to hear dogs can stay out in the cold"


well most dogs are fine outside during the winter. You don't really hear stories of dogs dying just because they stay outside during the night...

j.a.c 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Virginia 2165 posts
9th Jan '13
Quoting Syndal:" Wow. Let's just sit you out in the cold with a jacket and when you say you're cold I'll tell you we were once wild too so you can deal with it."


I don't have skin that's made of fur so that's a bit different lol.

SamMarie! :) Due June 18 (girl); 32 kids; Plattsburgh, New York 1086 posts
9th Jan '13
Quoting j.a.c:" well most dogs are fine outside during the winter. You don't really hear stories of dogs dying just because they stay outside during the night..."


the night is 10x colder where i live than during the day, so i just have different beliefs