"Sheepdog" sounds so lame...

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    "Sheepdog" sounds so lame...

    I know that there is history behind armed civilians being referred to a "Sheepdogs", but the term just strikes me as being lame and inadequate.

    Maybe "guard-dog" would be a LITTLE better since it doesn't categorize the rest of humanity as sheep. I'm sorry, but my family and loved ones are NOT sheep... Nor, are my property and possessions.

    The term... while logical, seems highly presumptuous and wreaks of "WEAKNESS". For me it conjures up images of the goofy Looney Tunes character "Ralph" the sheepdog.

    Gun owners and supporters of the 2nd Amendment have plenty of stereotypes to over come without being portrayed as an over-weight dog with a Justin Bieber haircut.

    What are your thoughts on the label that we're often dubbed with?

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    Hey, you take that back about sheep dogs or I will sic mine on you!

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    I'm with you on not liking the term sheep dog. My carry permit doesn't make the world's problems my responsiblity.
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    I don't really care either way. Nobody has eveer come up to me and called me a sheepdog in a positive or negative way. If one did I would be wondering about their sanity for even bringing it up.

    But I think you miss the point: The Sheepdog protects HIS flock i.e you and your family and possessions. Not the entire world
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    I agree it does sound lame but it is how I think of it because I am protecting my flock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    I don't really care either way. Nobody has eveer come up to me and called me a sheepdog in a positive or negative way. If one did I would be wondering about their sanity for even bringing it up.

    But I think you miss the point: The Sheepdog protects HIS flock i.e you and your family and possessions. Not the entire world
    I get it... I just think that out of all of the possibilities in the English language that "sheepdog" is a pretty lame term to describe armed civilians.

    I'd prefer "The wrong folks to mess with"

    BTW... that is a pretty canine you've got there.

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    I get it... I just think that out of all of the possibilities in the English language that "sheepdog" is a pretty lame term to describe armed civilians.
    if you look at the history of the sheepdog; it is the hardest, most loyal and valued dog of the working class. It works every day, all day to overlook the flock.
    a sheepdog is held in the highest regards in many parts of the world
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    Anyone who calls themselves a sheepdog just smacks of wannabe to me. I don't care for the term.
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    That's not the worst thing I've been called. Nice pooch suntzu!
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    Mall ninjas, good witnesses, 21-foot rules, sheepdogs, bang switches, fanboys, the list just goes on and on.
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    The only reason why sheepdogs were developed to protect sheep. They blended in with the sheep in order to protect the sheep. The reason why they they put sheepdogs in with the sheep is because, they didn't want to loose the sheep - the sheep are valuable! Sheepdogs were investments to protect what was valuable! If they lost the sheep they lost their livelihood, they lost what they thought was of most valuable to them.

    So, I don't mind being a sheepdog! I am here to protect my most valuable things - my family!
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    I really don't care for the term. I prefer being a woman with the training and resources to protect myself and those around me from the human crap that is in our society. I guess that is quite a mouthful though.
    BTW. My daughter has two old English sheepdogs and they are far from over weight. They are protectors like my blue tick coon hound. My Basset Hound is the marshmallow. We have to protect her....but she is worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    Mall ninjas, good witnesses, 21-foot rules, sheepdogs, bang switches, fanboys, the list just goes on and on.
    Can I add Booger Hook to the list? Thanks.
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    "Sheepdog" sounds so lame...
    What are your thoughts on the label that we're often dubbed with?
    I prefer to be seen as just one of the flock until such time as it becomes necessary to release the beast.
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