newfag on /an/ here
are the pitbulls the meme of this board?
>Cats learn to move with causing the bell to ring, or so I've heard
This is some Bugguy tier stupidity.
I had friends asking about /an/ too.
It is not like the other boards
/an/ is not elitist, no "tiers" bullshit
It doesnt even have memes. Maybe little one or two repetitive jokes but no real "memes"
It has more women than men
It is mostly people talking about a common interest. Arguing can occur.
/an/ is a light and interesting board, you can learn a lot
No, its basic hunting stlye for cats. They dont jangle around like a dog with the bell going crazy. They hide and wait. The only time prey would hear the bell is when the cat is literally on top of them
Basically saying fuck bitches, stay single.
>mfw it's nothing new, in today's society everything gets a label and name
>/an/ is not elitist
Oh sorry, did you somehow miss all the nazi peta shitlords that act like everyone on this board is an incompetent owner and that every pet posted here is a BYB shitter riddled with health and behavioural problems?
Don't even get me started on the pretentious shelter worker faggots.
I don't see an issue with docking a tail but I have problems with cropping ears. Docking tails is helpful to certain dog breeds (hunters and herders) that risk getting shit caught in their tails which can cause pain or risk of injury.
There is no actual purpose to cropping a dog's ears; the ears flop to protect the dog's ear cavity naturally. Getting them cropped removes this protection, and usually it's done just for cosmetic reasons than health benefit in modern day.
My rule of thumb is if its just for aesthetic purposes then you shouldn't do it.
unless it can practically improve the quality of life of the dog (dogs who are actually used for hunting/herding/etc) and is just done for aesthetics, then it should not be done. hence why more and more vet schools aren't teaching the practice anymore
>hence why more and more vet schools aren't teaching the practice anymore
>implying someone that knows how to conduct surgery on your pet's internal organs needs to be taught how to crop tails or ears.
it's not common sense.
"common" implies all people agree on the sensibility of an idea.
in fact almost nobody actually agrees with your elitist views in the real world, so it's not common sense at all. Might make sense to you, but you don't matter.
>That's not what common sense means at all.
what do you pretend it means then?
>They're bringing in laws over here to prevent random hicks breeding their dogs.
and your shitty little town is the whole world?
It's not common sense to act like everyone is incompetent
It's not common sense to believe that dogs bred by anyone that doesn't follow arbitrary rules are somehow filled with health and behavioural problems
It isn't common sense to think that any puppy that isn't coming from a "reputable breeder" or shelter is from a "money hungry" BYB!!!1!
Also, acting like a pretentious faggot is what makes someone elitist
Good job on ignoring the main point of my original post
I know who this is, just because you don't agree with something, doesn't make it a meme you imbecile.
For anyone wondering what this anon is talking about:
>One anon says puppies should be adopted at 12-16 weeks because of ONE source
>Multiple anons tell him he's wrong and that it's ideal to adopt them out between 8-12 weeks
>Simply googling "ideal age to adopt a puppy" confirms this
>Despite being refuted by almost every single source on the internet, he refuses to believe he's wrong and goes on to say adopting puppies at 8-12 weeks is a "meme".
It's not as simple as taking a kitchen knife to them. Tails need to be cropped well or could be chronically (and extremely) painful, and if done too close, can actually fuck up the spine and natural dog behaviors.
And I've seen enough horrible crop jobs in my time... anything from being un-even, odd looking, or even causing the ears to not stand properly. Just google bad crops, it's fun.
field mice are wildlife if you live in an area where field mice naturally reside
I thinks it's silly and useless for the majority (ie pet) dogs. Docking I can understand in some terms for working dogs. Cropping should really only be done for protection breeds. The idea that cropping is done for health is BS. I don't flip shit if people dock and crop for aesthetics, but I wouldn't mind if it fell out of fashion either.
You're projecting, a lot. Did someone hurt your feelings? Some truth hit a little too close to home? Maybe you need to visit leddit for a hug
I don't get why people get so upset over this
It seems I'VE hit a little close to home given how defensive you faggots are, judging by your personal attacks. Not even projecting since i've never posted my pets on here, rather i'm just a witness to the cuntish behaviour displayed by people like you. People can't even ask for help without receiving smug "enjoy your byb" comments lol, given it's been pretty tame lately.
>I've seen enough horrible crop jobs in my time
It's kind of implied you dumb fuck. Not to mention, you can't even form a single counter argument against that one anon other than spouting "you seem mad?/hurr leddit" meme.
My bad, friend. Carry on.
You need sources to support your logic m8.
That being said, 8-12 weeks is the optimal time to adopt a puppy because it is the most logical choice as opposed to waiting until he's 12-16 weeks (puppy can become better adjusted in the new home, he hasn't started his fear imprint stage etc.)
There are more jobs and hobbies than animal shelter worker. Did you know that? And get this, you can see animals if you don't work in an animal related field! Just let me know if i need to explain that to you, alright pal?
>u mad? xdxd
>still implies his pal is mad
Whatever helps you sleep at night, bae. Keep those guesses rolling in though
>Greentexts my insults
>When his first two posts are literally just "you seem upset, reddit is that way" and nothing more
Still no sign of a counter argument I'm afraid. Careful, that cat might be a BYB.
I'm sorry you can't handle the bantz, baby. I didn't know this was a serious conversation, since all you've been doing is calling me a mad bitch. I think you need to cool down for a while and get off the internet, go outside and play. You'll feel better
I didn't mean to hurt your feelings, friend.
I'll funpost more. This whole thread is about memes.