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Have modern men suffered the fate of modern poodles?

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Did you know that the poodle was at first a hunting dog in the 15th century? It was involved in herding, as an army dog and more (check out the poodle history project).

Now look at the poor thing:

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So my question is this… have modern men suffered the same fate as poodles? Were we once proud to be bold and fight, but now we’re tamed by society, tamed by culture? How do we get back to being a man who herds and hunts for our family?

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29 thoughts on “Have modern men suffered the fate of modern poodles?

  1. Hey Mark
    I guess I am the first to visit and comment 😀
    Are you advocating a return to traditional values?
    We should be the men that God says we should be in the bible.
    The rise of feminism and women deciding to do their own thing has forced some men to have to change was well. Equality in the workplace and society is one thing but in a family the proper roles of men and women should be respected.
    In a way, women also have been ‘poodalised’ by being brainwashed by previous generations and mass media.
    How do we get back? That is a good question.
    I dont think its something worth fighting over with a loved one, better to propose something to them and have them see the value in it and agree and slowly gain ground that way.
    Another way to start is to just start doing the things we are doing, where they dont conflict with other things in our lifes, fill the space before no only are we not ‘herding and hunting’ but someone else is…

    Paul

    Posted by paul | March 6, 2007, 6:46 am
  2. Hi Paul

    I’m not advocating anything specifically, other than I’d like to have the discussion with all visitors about WHAT is it that God made men for, WHY are we different to women, WHAT makes us different?

    In the book “wild at heart” (which we’ll begin to dive into in this blog) the author makes the point that while dad’s tell their daughters that they are beautiful (women can get their femininity from men) that a man can not be made to feel manly by a woman.

    So he simply advocates in his book that we get in touch with what makes us men – the inner passion, the aggression, the leadership that we have inside us.

    And yep you’re right, women have also been taught to expect less of men. But to be fair, because men were such pigs in the past, women didn’t want men to be “men”… so they rejected us.

    Fair enough I think. But now Christian men are making a comeback. Not to be dominating or controlling, but to be MEN.

    I think we have the potential to be AWESOME. I love being a man.

    I’d definitely like to hear what other men have to say in this thread.

    God bless,
    Mark.

    Posted by Mark Wilson | March 6, 2007, 7:08 am
  3. Hi Mark,

    Cool blog!

    Most definitely, men have become “poodles,” or less than God intended. God put into each man unique traits and qualities that man would need to accomplish this life’s journey. We have lost a lot of that uniqueness (rather, we have adapted to how we are now). That’s why when a “real” man comes around, we stare in awe at his originality. We desire to be the man God created us to be, but we don’t know how to get it back.
    Women have also suffered this transformation-only in the opposite spectrum. Because men would not be men, the women have had to take leadership role, and it has just about destroyed us all. I believe the only reason militant feminism took place is because women got tired of watching men become less than what we’re commanded to be and do.

    I’m glad you started this Mark.

    If you’re interested, there’s also another site you can check out-more of forum style.
    It’s: http://www.outofthewild.com

    Blogrolled!

    Posted by John | March 6, 2007, 9:52 am
  4. hey Mark…”arf-arf”….wait…”I’m not an animal”!! Great idea…helping men, and in fact women, find their real hearts again. This is not misogyny…real men love and honour women…but we are not poodles! Women need to realise this…and embrace with us as we journey together finding our real hearts. Yes, God has a plan for us and I believe wants us to live a loving and full life. Wild at heart does not mean to neglect or abuse women, but to love and honour them and ourselves by being men in His image, men of valour and love, with dreams dreamed…pursued…and some attained.

    Posted by bryce | March 6, 2007, 1:32 pm
  5. That was so funny. Perfect pictures.

    Posted by Lisa | November 16, 2007, 7:22 am
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    Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2008, 4:49 pm
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    Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2008, 4:50 pm
  8. That’s all well and good, except that second dog isn’t a poodle. The average poodle doesn’t have anywhere near that much hair. It’s a Bijon Frise (a non-sporting breed) in a show clip. Originally they were used on Spanish boats, and often at the end of a long trip, they’d come off the boat with as much hair as you see there, because like the poodle, they don’t shed, so their hair just keeps growing until someone cuts it. Bijon Frise pets are now kept with much shorter hair, and often don’t even resemble that dog in that picture.

    Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2008, 5:38 am
  9. That dog is a Bichon Frise not a poodle!! I own a Bichin Frise, they are definately NOT poodles

    Posted by Joseph Lansdowne | June 21, 2008, 4:00 pm
  10. 2nd pic–not a poodle. Totally different dog. (-:

    Posted by anon | June 23, 2008, 11:54 pm
  11. Hey stupids!
    It isnt a poodle … it’s a toy poodle. DIFFERENT Breeds! A toy poodle is smaller and much fluffier!I have a toy poodle, a Beagle, a grey hound and a boxer so i know quite a bit about dogs! Bishon Frise are actually related to poodles you know!

    Posted by Kelly | September 6, 2008, 3:38 pm
  12. Um, toy Poodles and standard Poodles are the SAME breed. Toy Poodles are just a result from many many decades of breeding down the standard sized Poodle. And, the second picture is neither a standard or toy sized Poodle, but a Bichon Frise.

    Posted by Andrea | September 8, 2008, 1:27 am
  13. love ya dog so cute xxx

    Posted by shann | September 10, 2008, 9:59 am
  14. Just keep the women and men bickering about what kind of poodle or whatever the fluffed and buffed dog is and that will ensure that the men don’t accidentally get out of the beautician’s chair and lead.

    Posted by scott | October 26, 2008, 6:39 pm
  15. Yeah that’s right – lets go back to being cavemen, bashing women over the head with clubs, saying ‘ugh’ and fearing invisible forces.

    No, wait… that’s christians!

    ROFLMFAO

    Posted by Rob | November 13, 2008, 4:42 pm
  16. Definition of ‘herding’:
    1. To gather, keep, or drive (animals) in a herd.
    2. To tend (sheep or cattle).
    3. To gather and place a group or mass: herded the children into the auditorium.

    Definition of ‘hunting’:
    1. To pursue game.
    2. To make a search; seek.

    Ok, tell me if I got this right (:D). The first and second animal-related definition of ‘herding’ are not relevant to most of the christians across the world as we are -as most people are- city-dwellers. We do not have the time and resource to herd animals.

    What about the third? Can we ‘gather and place a group’? Given that the statement calls for herding a family, this appears impossible. However, it is not. Consider this statement: To gather and place a family for that family. It is clear that this post calls christians to gather our family; not to herd a flock of sheep.

    As to hunting… I can’t help but to disagree with Mark Wilson. Do we need to pursue game for our family? The second definition of hunting is, without a doubt, completely off, so there we go.

    Let me remind you as well that families in the New Revelation do not (mostly) hunt: they farm.

    Maybe a better word would be ‘provide’. That I could agree.

    Posted by IndoNymous | December 30, 2008, 4:48 pm
  17. Hey there babays. I just movd here from China. I donnt no much english so i have to apolagiz for tat. I think thees pups are uhdorable! I love them all and want to kis them! To bad I alredy have 6 dogies. 2 puggles, 1 goldn retrever, 3 poodles. I dont think my mother would let me have 4 poodles!

    Posted by hey babay | December 30, 2008, 10:54 pm
  18. In love dogs.

    Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2009, 5:22 pm
  19. that is the most pretty white dog I have ever seen

    Posted by nia | January 8, 2009, 2:22 am
  20. I LOVE YO DOOGGIIEE HE SO DAMN CUUTTEE I WANNA FUCK HIM

    Posted by IM A MOON | January 9, 2009, 3:35 pm
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    Posted by PIEEEEEE LOVE 1 | January 9, 2009, 3:36 pm
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    Posted by PIEEEEEE LOVE 1 | January 9, 2009, 3:37 pm
  23. Poodles are often seen as the beauty with no brains. However, they are very smart, active dogs. They are often judged on the way they are cut or groomed, The poodle cut was created by hunters to protect the dogs. The fur around the feet helped the dog swim, while the other patches of fur around the body kept the joints and body organs. They did not keep the whole body covered because it would weigh down the dog in the water. Poodles are still used as hunting and hearding dogs. In fact I have family members who often use them for hunting and hearding. Any way I dont think poodles have suffered any fate at all, and are still the same dogs they were years ago. Same with men of this day. I do come from a family who hunts and farms for their food. While other families who live in the city do not. A man can heard and hunt for his family by working and earning money. Just being there is enough. By the way, the second picture is a Bichon Frise. Not a poodle.

    Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2009, 5:18 pm
  24. Amen! Great comparison. Poodles only look frilly and stupid because of the way they are groomed–but underneath there is a great dog waiting to be unleashed. Modern men need to be shorn of the fear and metrosexual frills that the secular world values.

    Posted by Paul | November 12, 2009, 6:29 am
  25. I have a 20 month poodle myself and although I could be considered a little over protective of her at times, there is nothing I would rather see her doing than running through mud and dirt having a fantastic time. It is natural for poodles to be active and use there incredible minds, it does not seem natural for them to be sitting on velvet cushions with ridiculous hairstyles and clips in their hair.
    I think it all comes down to what is natural – no matter if it is man or poodle!

    Posted by Miriam | March 16, 2010, 6:49 am
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    Posted by John | May 21, 2010, 11:00 pm
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