@Remi- betrayed by sticks: I couldn't agree MORE!
Whether you have a purebred or a mutt, or both, or neither, what does it matter? And why does what someone else owns or what breeds they like affect anything or anyone? It doesn't, and people need to get a grip.
Yes, there is a lot of backlash from DS regulars about "maltipoos" or "puggles", but it's not because they hate mutts or pugs or beagles, it's because they hate the term and what it implies (poor and unscrupulous breeding). But when a regular come on here and tries to explain that they are not bashing mutts, but the designer names and purposeful breeding of mutts, the puggle and multipoo owners are so blinded by their feelings of being insulted that they simplify it as "they are just a breed snob."
I'm sorry, but when you purposefully pay top dollar for something called a "jack-a-bee" instead of rescuing a beagle/jack russell cross from your local shelter ... that seems a lot more "breed snobby" to me. When you invent a name to claim your mutt is an actual breed, isn't that the type of person that seems obsessed with having the best "label" to show off on their dog.
But beyond that, I really do hate the use of terms like "nazi" and "gay" by people in casual conversation. Even if you don't associate saying "this is so gay" as being homophobic, it perpetuates the underlining connotation that being gay is negative or bad. The same goes for casually using the words Holocaust, or comparing people to Nazis. It's like implying they are "super evil", well no, it's not. It's lightening the meaning of terms that should have all the seriousness in the world associated with them. Genocide is genocide (no the Holocaust wasn't the only genocide), and it is a serious thing. When people start mis-using the terms, they distort their true meaning. And it a world where historical events get only farther away in our minds, I think it is important to retain the seriousness of the meaning behind those terms. They have impact for a reason, and they should stop and make you think. Calling someone a "breed nazi' doesn't remind people of the horriblatrocitieses carried out by the real, WWII Nazis. It should though, the use of the term Nazi should. So I take huge issue with it for that reason.
LG: My dog uses stainless steal bowls, but I want to get him this Martha Stewart brand enamel bowl designed to slow fast eaters down. It's the cheapest one I have seen of that design, so I am waiting for the MS line to be available in my local Petsmart.