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SSParticipantDecember 29, 2013 at 8:56 pm #45417
Alright, I really want a man’s opinion on this, because I think it is just ridiculous.
So, this happened a few months ago with the last guy I dated (I really want to know if this will be a problem in the future as well, is this a “thing” that I just didn’t know?) Basically…The guy seemed to have an issue with who/what my dog was. (he loves dogs and got along great with the dog personality wise, so its nothing like that…)..but…
I own an unaltered American Bully (for those who don’t know, its like a super thick/short pit bull)
Anyway, the guy was like “threatened” by my dog’s manliness?
He said it was a turn off for a girl to own such a “guy-type dog” and told me that I should get rid of the dog and get a smaller breed so that his black labrador could be the “manlier” dog in the couple.
He said either that or that I should give him the dog or let him walk it when we go on walks so people think the dog is his……..
SSParticipantDecember 29, 2013 at 9:00 pm #45418
He said at the very very least that I should fix the dog (which is not an option, he is a show dog and must be unaltered to compete)
I just don’t understand what the big deal was. Why is it so bad that I own a pit bull and he owns a lab? Why can’t we both just own the breeds we like? He made such a big deal about it, acting like he can’t be a man because my dog was more of a stud than his dog.
He said he would get embarrassed when we went places with the dogs and people saw me walking the “more masculine dog”.
so the question remains, guys…can a dog take your man card away or was he just out of line?
Crescendo63ParticipantJanuary 3, 2014 at 7:37 pm #45794
I’m sorry to break your bubble, but I think you’re dating a moron. 😉
(and/or, a very weak and insecure dude)
First, there’s no such thing as “dog’s manliness”. He’s seeing ghosts.
Any dog would tell you, if anything, it’s about “dog’s dogginess”! 😀
Next time what, he’ll tell you to avoid steaks and eating salads, because “steaks are for men only””?
Is he still living in the 1800s ?!?
You’re right, it IS just ridiculous. And, alas, that’s telling about your BF.
He feels threatend and lessened because, deep down, he believes he’s not man enough.
Of course, changing your dog wouldn’t really fix anything, because he would still remain immature and weak.
Your dog has nothing wrong. OTOH, you BF is debatable.
You have to ponder if you really want to be with such a guy. And beware, in the long run, things will most likely become worse.
Unless he’s willing to admit his insecurities and deal with them (and it looks like he doesn’t), he will always be manipulative and demanding.
ShotsFiredParticipantJanuary 4, 2014 at 4:03 pm #45823
You’re dating a guy who has his priorities in the completely wrong places. He should respect your taste in dog breeds, and since he’s a show dog, he should respect your dog and support you with that hobby. He sounds like a child.
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