Is my friend's pet retarded?

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  1. eldy macrumors 6502

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    If she covers her dog's nose it will not breathe through its mouth even if you open its mouth so that it can breathe. Does your dog do the same?
     
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  4. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Is my friend's dog retarded?

    Exactly, somebody is intellectually challenged.
     
  5. eldy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    She covers its nose when she's washing its face. That's how she found out that it won't breathe through its mouth unless its panting. Which is weird, no?
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Perhaps not for a dog.


    I suggest you pinch your friend's nose for fun, and then cover her mouth. It's a fun trick. Watch what happens.
     
  7. xboxer75010 macrumors 6502

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    Maybe she should contact her vet is she thinks this is not normal behavior.
     
  8. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    This is perfectly normal. Same thing happens with my dog.
     
  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    I'd be more worried about the friend than the dog.
     
  10. rs7 macrumors regular

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    Last time I checked, we can't measure IQ in a dog and thus cannot tell if it's mentally retarded. Please change your title.
     
  11. Mord macrumors G4

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    No, I am not retarded though if you block my nose I'll not breath through my mouth unless I absolutely have to, I simply intensely dislike mouth breathing.

    Why the hell would the dog's breathing habits matter anyway? Surely as long as long as the dog can eat, play and not regularly injure itself there isn't a practical problem?
     
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    Your dog apparently only has two very-sharp blade like teeth és. Must be a very strange breed :D!
     
  13. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Labrador Recleaver maybe.
     
  14. 0098386 Suspended

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    I don't know why people are giving you a hard time over this, it's quite a normal thing to do when washing a dog.

    Don't think my old dog used to do it but my grans dog (looking after the little Shih-tsu cross now) definitely doesn't do it. Maybe it's a breed thing?
     
  15. és: macrumors 6502a

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    Alas, not. It's a Stabby-houn
     
  16. arkitect macrumors 603

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    The lengths some people will go to for a few minutes of forum fame. :eek:
    :D:D

    I think people are "upset" because he called the dog retarded.
    :p
     
  17. 0098386 Suspended

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    Yea, should have used 'mentally incapacited'. It's a dog. I'm a huge dog fan but I don't worry about calling one that does mad things 'retarded', it's not like you're insulting a human who is going to react to it.

    I'd have just asked if my dog is reet daft but that's just me :p

    *heh, kind of reminds me of the Tropic Thunder thread and people were up in arms over other people being offended by the over use of that term. Guess its okay if Hollywood does it.
     
  18. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure why, it could fit if the dog does mental issues.

    I wish people would quit being so sensitive. It seems to me the OP thought this was not "normal" and that the dog was slow thus the word retarded was correct.
     
  19. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    My brand new psychology book uses the word retardation.

    I don't see what the big deal is, the way he was using it was actually referring to mental retardation. Whether he says retarded, mentally challenged, mentally handicapped, etc it all means the same thing in the context.

    Get over it.
     
  20. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    More likely a Rhodesian Raspberryback.

    And, on topic, I have given many dogs a bath, and never once covered it's nose. If his head is down there will be no problem. I just take care around the eyes.
     
  21. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    OP the dog is not mentally challenged (better than saying re****). My dog does the same which is no biggie, we only cover her nose to get her to open her mouth and give back the shoes or whatever else she steals from us LoL.
     
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  24. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Why?

    Mental retardation, the act of being retarded is not a slur or a swear, it's the correct term. Everyone throws the word around so you think it's a bad word, but it is indeed the proper name. Just like "spastic".
     

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