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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
LOL - I', 6'2", 200 lbs. My 2 dogs weigh #125 and #145, and for the record, the pound-for-pound badass in my house is a 9 lb Siamese cat. Trust me on this! Big Grin
my 7.5 pound cat owns my 54 pound lab. The cat ran the house until my son was born, now everyone cateers to him and he rules the house

I was just thinking about this very thing as I was perusing the posts sequentially.

We are completely (up til now) ignoring the threat of cats. Cats, Lions, Tigers...they all have the hunter/prowler gene and you never know when they could snap and turn on you.

A very unpredictable species indeed Wink


And rather than just kill their prey, they prefer to play with it for awhile, or until the mouse dies of a heart-attack. Pet me, please pet me, more, more...BITE!! OK, I'm done.
Very evil creatures...
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by differentdave:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
LOL - I', 6'2", 200 lbs. My 2 dogs weigh #125 and #145, and for the record, the pound-for-pound badass in my house is a 9 lb Siamese cat. Trust me on this! Big Grin
my 7.5 pound cat owns my 54 pound lab. The cat ran the house until my son was born, now everyone cateers to him and he rules the house

I was just thinking about this very thing as I was perusing the posts sequentially.

We are completely (up til now) ignoring the threat of cats. Cats, Lions, Tigers...they all have the hunter/prowler gene and you never know when they could snap and turn on you.

A very unpredictable species indeed Wink


Somewhat common sight in Doha Qatar

I see BigFoot's Leonberger and raise him a pet cheetah! Eek
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:

We are completely (up til now) ignoring the threat of cats. Cats, Lions, Tigers...they all have the hunter/prowler gene and you never know when they could snap and turn on you.

A very unpredictable species indeed Wink


Somewhat common sight in Doha Qatar

I see BigFoot's Leonberger and raise him a pet cheetah! Eek[/QUOTE]

YIKES! Now THAT'S crazy! What's that guy gonna say to law enforcement when that thing breaks its leash, outpaces his car, and pounces on some kid playing soccer? "Uh, gee officer, he's always been such a loving cheetah. He's never done anything like this before..."
I hate to pile on, but I also witnessed a Pit Bull lock up on someone. We were at a neighbor’s house when I was a kid and their very friendly and nice pit was just chillin when one kid started chasing after the dog owners kid (just playing tag or something) and the pit sprang into action and latched onto the kids leg. It took a good minute to beat the pit off the kid and he had to be rushed to the hospital. The Pit was just trying to “protect” his owner, but it goes to show that you can’t look at these types of animals and assume they know the difference between play time and kill time. I would not let my kids around a Pit. No way.

I don’t see us ever having a dog or any kind of pet as we are just not home enough to give them the attention they need. I do like playing with my friends dogs though!
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:

We are completely (up til now) ignoring the threat of cats. Cats, Lions, Tigers...they all have the hunter/prowler gene and you never know when they could snap and turn on you.

A very unpredictable species indeed Wink


Somewhat common sight in Doha Qatar

I see BigFoot's Leonberger and raise him a pet cheetah! Eek


YIKES! Now THAT'S crazy! What's that guy gonna say to law enforcement when that thing breaks its leash, outpaces his car, and pounces on some kid playing soccer? "Uh, gee officer, he's always been such a loving cheetah. He's never done anything like this before..."[/QUOTE]
Big Grin


Things are BAD ASS-FAST: Cheetah at Cincy Zoo
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Originally posted by GlennK:
I hate to pile on, but I also witnessed a Pit Bull lock up on someone. We were at a neighbor’s house when I was a kid and their very friendly and nice pit was just chillin when one kid started chasing after the dog owners kid (just playing tag or something) and the pit sprang into action and latched onto the kids leg. It took a good minute to beat the pit off the kid and he had to be rushed to the hospital. The Pit was just trying to “protect” his owner, but it goes to show that you can’t look at these types of animals and assume they know the difference between play time and kill time. I would not let my kids around a Pit. No way.

I don’t see us ever having a dog or any kind of pet as we are just not home enough to give them the attention they need. I do like playing with my friends dogs though!
It was only one kid and based on previous posts, this particular pit bull just wasn't loved enough.............
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Originally posted by jburman82:
Oakley - 6 yo soft coated wheaten terrier. As many people on this board will attest, he is a living teddy bear.


I also have a soft coated wheaten. Best dog a person could every ask for. And the teddy bear analogy is perfect.

She is seriously the sweetest dog ever and fantastic around the kids (5 & 2) they pull her ears push on her jump on her and she just takes it and just asked to be petted in return.
I have two Greyhounds, both adopted from the racetrack. We have previously owned two other Greyhounds and a doberman/lab mix.

Sadie is a shy, quiet dog who spends a lot of time in my closet during the day. Divot is a rambunctious dog who always is looking to play, anytime Sadie makes a quick move, Divot is there to play.

I think enough has been said about Pit Bulls
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Originally posted by T Dub:
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Originally posted by jburman82:
Oakley - 6 yo soft coated wheaten terrier. As many people on this board will attest, he is a living teddy bear.


I also have a soft coated wheaten. Best dog a person could every ask for. And the teddy bear analogy is perfect.

She is seriously the sweetest dog ever and fantastic around the kids (5 & 2) they pull her ears push on her jump on her and she just takes it and just asked to be petted in return.

She is a beautiful dog, and quite charming at offlines. Wink
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Originally posted by Gigond Ass:It was only one kid and based on previous posts, this particular pit bull just wasn't loved enough.............


Dude, you weren't loved enough. I'm sorry.
LOL. That's weak even for you. You really should stop trying to best your intellectual superiors in a public debate. As usual, you lose handily and just wind up sounding foolish.

Perhaps you should take up knitting instead.
I'm dogless at the moment but I had a great German Shorthaired Pointer for 12 years.

Best all around gun dog on the planet. Hunted over him all over the USA. He thought he was a Labrador. Made 100 yard retrieves of Canada Geese in open water. I felt so sorry for him in the cold one time that I bought him a dog wetsuit.

Haven't hunted since I lost him in 2008.
1. We have a 60# Standard Poodle named PIPPIN!

2. We live in Sonoma County, CA just north of the most liberal county in California which is Marin County. Marin now has a policy that any Pit Bull that ends up in the Animal Control facility is not released and is euthanized.

3. The only bad dog experience I ever had was on my rural Sonoma County property when I went outside one day and saw a neighbors pit bull had cornered my 80# German Shepard many years ago. I did get the .357 Magnum and put one bullet within one inch of the Pit's nose and he ran off. Told the neighbors and got a rash of s*** from them. Pit Bulls and their owners are often one and the same.
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Originally posted by PURPLE:
No chihuahua owners in this group?

I think I'm in agreement with George Carlin on chihuahuas. All they do is p*ss and shiver.


...or get eaten by pit bulls.



(sorry, i know the pit bull thing has been waaaay over done here, but i couldn't restrain myself on that one)
Finally something I can't argue with BO or GA on.

Every breed has certain traits. It is these traits that are developed and enhanced through breeding over generations of animals. (Staffordshire?) Bull Terriers were chosen for their natural strength, speed and aggresive protective nature, not for their cute cuddly friendly personalities. Breeding further enhanced these traits and at this point it is in all of them, like it or not.

Sure some idiots train them to display that nature more than others or to bring it out on command but it's still in there somewhere in all of them. Others have one they think is the exception to the rule until it's too late. Yes any animal can snap, but if and when these guys do it causes a lot more damage than when a bichon frise loses it's mind. Most of the people I know who have these dogs are dirtbags and chose the dog to be, or appear to be, tough guys. Just look at the names their owners give them. Nobody names their pit bull rover, fido, fifi or anything like that.
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Originally posted by Sandy Fitzgerald:
The wife has a 7 month old Chevaliar King Charles Spaniel as her lap dog while I have 4 month old border collie to chase me around and train me! Big Grin

Sandy,

I saw a TV special on the breeding of dogs recently and they discussed the over breeding of certain dogs including the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Apparantly that breed has been over bred so that it's skull is too small for it's brain sometimes resulting in neurological problems. Something you might want to watch out for.

Article on the condition.

VM
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Originally posted by T Dub:
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Originally posted by jburman82:
Oakley - 6 yo soft coated wheaten terrier. As many people on this board will attest, he is a living teddy bear.


I also have a soft coated wheaten. Best dog a person could every ask for. And the teddy bear analogy is perfect.

She is seriously the sweetest dog ever and fantastic around the kids (5 & 2) they pull her ears push on her jump on her and she just takes it and just asked to be petted in return.


I had never heard of the breed until my wife came home one day raving about this dog one one of her students had. She wouldnt shut up about it for months so I finally broke down and bought her one. Now, the dog and I are best friends. I dont think we will ever have another breed. Not only are they friendly to everyone and adorable, but they dont shed!!!
I only had one dog, when I was a kid. He was a dachshund named Fritzy. Great dog who lived to age 16. We lived in the country and he went everywhere with us. Chasing, but not quite catching, squirrels kept him youthful and fit. He never gave up chasing them, but they managed to jump on the tree one step ahead of him.
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Originally posted by jburman82:
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Originally posted by T Dub:
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Originally posted by jburman82:
Oakley - 6 yo soft coated wheaten terrier. As many people on this board will attest, he is a living teddy bear.


I also have a soft coated wheaten. Best dog a person could every ask for. And the teddy bear analogy is perfect.

She is seriously the sweetest dog ever and fantastic around the kids (5 & 2) they pull her ears push on her jump on her and she just takes it and just asked to be petted in return.


I had never heard of the breed until my wife came home one day raving about this dog one one of her students had. She wouldnt shut up about it for months so I finally broke down and bought her one. Now, the dog and I are best friends. I dont think we will ever have another breed. Not only are they friendly to everyone and adorable, but they dont shed!!!


The no shedding was a huge part of our decision as well. They are known as the hypo-allergenic dog.

Her name is Daisy
When I was about 16, my father and I pulled into our usual hunting spot in the mountains to find a very pregnant dog sitting there all alone. She was a dobie/lab mix, and had a tag that said, "Lido" (French for restaurant?). We stayed a week, and notified the sheriff, but no one ever came looking for her. We can only surmise that some scum just didn't want to take care of her and the puppies and dumped her off in the woods. She had 8 pups in the back of my dad's pickup, all which survived. So we brought her home and gave away the pups. She turned out to be that "one-of-a-kind best dog in the world" to me. She had the sweetest disposition of any dog I've ever met.
But when I had my girlfriend (later, wife) over, Lido would, of course, plant herself squarely between us. I think the only reason Lido tolerated her at all was because she worked at a salmon smokehouse at the time and would come over straight from work. Big Grin
Lido lived with my folks to a ripe, old age. Practically a week doesn't go by when I don't think about her & miss her. She's the reason I never got another dog; I just didn't think any other dog could ever measure up. It's been about 20 years since she's gone, and even typing this now makes me a little teary.

Now my daughter has her own dog, and while she's fun sometimes, it isn't the same.
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
She's the reason I never got another dog; I just didn't think any other dog could ever measure up. It's been about 20 years since she's gone......


mneeley.... If your lifestyle allows it you should get another dog. You sound like you'd be a great owner. As someone who's loved every dog I've owned dearly, I totally understand your feelings about Lido. Trust me on this, you'll fall in love all over again.

PH
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Originally posted by snipes:
I'm interested in hearing from dog lovers who have owned more than one dog at a time. How does having another canine in the house change the dynamic between owner and dog? I've always thought our Schnauzer would love to have a play mate. It would have to be the right kind of dog of course.


I have only had one dog at a time. Perhaps this link will help: Click
I log on to just lurk around for a bit before going home and find this heated debate. Well, happy to weigh in. First, we have 2 German Shepherds, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever and a yellow Lab. Breed traits are often deep in the genes. I owed a Char Pei once and would not again. He was tempermental and very family protective, but just the immediate family, bit my father once. They have been inbred and bred for fighing for a couple thousand years, so what did I expect? Cute and wrinkly when small though.

However, we have not one, but 2 German Shepherds. They were specifically bred for several generations to be family friendly though and used to herd the kids around when they were small to protect them, to the extent of keeping them in the shallow end of the pool. Careful breeding and the herding instinct can cancel out the agressive nature of many of them. One of them would probably be pretty rough on an intruder, the other not much, but a stranger does not know that. We have them because we feel the need for guard dogs, as do most of the other people in our "small estate" neighborhood, which is full of Rotweilers, Shepherds, Dobermans, etc. Little dogs also get eaten by coyotes here on occasion, as I saw another "missing yorkshire terrier" sign on a mailbox yesterday.

The lab is a true lab, worthless as a guard dog but great as a friend. The chesapeake, too, is true to breed type, very protective of family, a bit temperamental, etc. Growing up, we always had a Doberman or two, maybe as much as 10 overall as my parents still have one. All were family friendly, except one which turned out to have a brain tumor and one rescue dog who apparently was abused as a pup.

Hence I would not own a pit bull. It is my personal, unscientific belief there may be some chummy family friendly ones, but they are an aberration, straining against the gene pool.

Time to go home for wine time.
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Originally posted by snipes:
I'm interested in hearing from dog lovers who have owned more than one dog at a time. How does having another canine in the house change the dynamic between owner and dog? I've always thought our Schnauzer would love to have a play mate. It would have to be the right kind of dog of course.


Are we talking miniature, standard, or giant here? Not that it matters, but just curious!

Just don't fall for the old "2 dogs are easier than 1 dog" line of crap. And crap is a key consideration! Big Grin Having 2 dogs, from my experience, doesn't change the dynamic between owner and dog at all. They may be less demanding of you, as they have a playmate to expend some energy with, but they still are attached to their owner. More importantly, you need to pay attention to the personality of your current dog and that of any prospective playmate. "Alpha" personalities may not welcome a new dog into the fold easily and could result in conflicts. Is your dog protective or possessive of you as an owner? Does he/she get in between you and other people? Other dogs? Does he/she show signs of being territorial (with home, land, or toys)? There are many thoughts on bringing new dogs in: no male/male combinations, etc., but each situation and animal are different, so you need to learn what to look for and be prudent in selecting a good brother/sister for your schnauzer. I do believe that dogs are happier when they have "a buddy" around.

I broke every rule: I have 2 very large males. One I raised from a puppy, the other a rescue, who was already 4 years old. My breeder advised against the 2 males thing, but when the 2 dogs met, it was clear they would get along well. Neither had alpha tendencies, though the rescue is almost un-naturally attached to me and can exhibit some weird behavior that way. I guess it's no surprise, as he sees me as his "rescuer" and likely retains some insecurities from his earlier trials and tribulations. We've not had a single issue between them, though the rescue took to chasing the cat constantly, but she's siamese and soon put him in his place!

There is quite a bit of information on dog behavior out there that can help you. If you have any questions, feel free to page me.
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Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
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Originally posted by snipes:
I'm interested in hearing from dog lovers who have owned more than one dog at a time. How does having another canine in the house change the dynamic between owner and dog? I've always thought our Schnauzer would love to have a play mate. It would have to be the right kind of dog of course.


Are we talking miniature, standard, or giant here? Not that it matters, but just curious!

Just don't fall for the old "2 dogs are easier than 1 dog" line of crap. And crap is a key consideration! Big Grin Having 2 dogs, from my experience, doesn't change the dynamic between owner and dog at all. They may be less demanding of you, as they have a playmate to expend some energy with, but they still are attached to their owner. More importantly, you need to pay attention to the personality of your current dog and that of any prospective playmate. "Alpha" personalities may not welcome a new dog into the fold easily and could result in conflicts. Is your dog protective or possessive of you as an owner? Does he/she get in between you and other people? Other dogs? Does he/she show signs of being territorial (with home, land, or toys)? There are many thoughts on bringing new dogs in: no male/male combinations, etc., but each situation and animal are different, so you need to learn what to look for and be prudent in selecting a good brother/sister for your schnauzer. I do believe that dogs are happier when they have "a buddy" around.

I broke every rule: I have 2 very large males. One I raised from a puppy, the other a rescue, who was already 4 years old. My breeder advised against the 2 males thing, but when the 2 dogs met, it was clear they would get along well. Neither had alpha tendencies, though the rescue is almost un-naturally attached to me and can exhibit some weird behavior that way. I guess it's no surprise, as he sees me as his "rescuer" and likely retains some insecurities from his earlier trials and tribulations. We've not had a single issue between them, though the rescue took to chasing the cat constantly, but she's siamese and soon put him in his place!

There is quite a bit of information on dog behavior out there that can help you. If you have any questions, feel free to page me.


Bigfoot,
I appreciate the response. With an 18 mo. and 3 yr old kids running around, we made the decision two years ago we didn't want to bring a third baby into the mix in the form of a new dog. I know our standard Schnauzer would love it and yes it would have to be a dog he could rule over. He certainly has that Alpha personality and has tried to be in charge of my wife and both kids along the way. At 7 yrs. old I think he has finally resigned himself that he's not ever going to have anyone to boss around. When I go on my week+ work trips the guy kicks it up about three notches of alertness and starts sleeping on the couches ( a definite no no) while I'm gone. He feels he is the man of the house and all that entails. When I get home his shift is over and he snoozes for about three days recovering.

We'd love to get a female mini or female toy poodle for him, but we have come to the realization it's just not going to happen.
Long ago, while in college, I had a malamute mix named Jake. He was very territorial, and would scale the six-foot high cinderblock "fence" we had that separated our house from the office complex behind us. I was dating DnVsMom at the time, and he was great with us and our friends, but not so good with strangers, so we got him a friend, a lab mix pound puppy we named Taylor.

So we had Jake and Taylor. If you have ever seen the movie Major League, you will understand. Wink

Well, Jake got out one day, and cornered the mail man and wouldn't let him move. Never attacked him, just didn't like the fact that he was on our property, and cornered him. I eventually got home and the mail man had been cornered by Jake for well over an hour. I got an absolute earful from him about my dog who "attacked" him. The mail man, we can only assume, went to his superiors, filed a complaint and then we faced a lawsuit over our "aggressive dog" who never bit anybody, never bit another dog, who just didn't like the fact that a stranger was on his property. Being newly out of college, we didn't have the money to face a lawsuit from the USPS, and we had to find a new home for Jake. It was a very sad day for us.

Taylor, on the other hand, was the most loving dog and would lick to death anybody that she met. At the age of three, she started suffering grand mal seizures, that we had to medically treat. When we purchased our first house and moved, Taylor quickly met our mail lady, who was defensive about the dog at first meeting, but who came to actually seek Taylor out to give her treats. Taylor lived to the ripe old age of 13. Unfortunately she suffered a seizure that dislocated her hip, and with all the arthritis she had, the vet couldn't guarantee that she could fix Taylor's hip, and that we were facing a recurring problem. We hoped that DnV would get to grow up with Taylor, but it wasn't meant to be and we had to put her down.

Almost two years ago we got Lucy. Lou Seal O'Brien on her papers. O'Brien's Kennel is the breeder we got her from, and it also happens to be DnVsMom's maiden name. Lou Seal is in deference to the 2010 WORLD SERIES CHAMPION SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS mascot (whom DnV have always loved), and we shortened it to Lucy. She is finally starting to get out of that lab puppy stage, and I am thinking that I will finally be able to re-landscape our backyard.

Sorry for the length of the post, but our dogs have meant so much to us. Smile
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Originally posted by T Dub:
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Originally posted by jburman82:
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Originally posted by T Dub:
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Originally posted by jburman82:
Oakley - 6 yo soft coated wheaten terrier. As many people on this board will attest, he is a living teddy bear.


I also have a soft coated wheaten. Best dog a person could every ask for. And the teddy bear analogy is perfect.

She is seriously the sweetest dog ever and fantastic around the kids (5 & 2) they pull her ears push on her jump on her and she just takes it and just asked to be petted in return.


I had never heard of the breed until my wife came home one day raving about this dog one one of her students had. She wouldnt shut up about it for months so I finally broke down and bought her one. Now, the dog and I are best friends. I dont think we will ever have another breed. Not only are they friendly to everyone and adorable, but they dont shed!!!


The no shedding was a huge part of our decision as well. They are known as the hypo-allergenic dog.

Her name is Daisy


Our neighbors had a Wheaton named "Miles". Strange dog--wouldn't play fetch or even try to catch a ball/frisbee. Just stood there looking at you as if he was above all that.
Anyway, it turns out all the pups in his litter ended up with some congenital kidney disease. He survived longer than his siblings, but had to be put down about age 4 or 5. Apparently, the kidney problem is common in Wheatons.
Dog names--
Our Nova Scotia is named "Comet". He was born on Christmas, so the breeder was hoping all the owners would give their dog a name that fit the Christmas theme. Rudolph was too obvious, Donner wasn't obvious enough, Cupid was obviously out, there were votes for Blitzen, but Comet won out. He can't fly, but he's pretty darn fast.
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Originally posted by Redhawk:
Dog names--
Our Nova Scotia is named "Comet". He was born on Christmas, so the breeder was hoping all the owners would give their dog a name that fit the Christmas theme. Rudolph was too obvious, Donner wasn't obvious enough, Cupid was obviously out, there were votes for Blitzen, but Comet won out. He can't fly, but he's pretty darn fast.
You should have named him Yukon Cornelius....
We've got two Jack Russell Terriers - Oliver (5 years) and Jackie O (4 years). Both were rescue dogs although Jackie O was in pretty good shape coming from a family with a special needs son that didn't do well with her. Oliver, on the other hand, was rescued from an animal hoarder by the SPCA. Poor guy - the first year of his life he was kept along with over 250 other dogs in a series of chicken wire pins on asphalt out in the Texas sun and never let out so he didn't learn how to "be around" humans and was VERY skiddish when we first got him from his foster mom. His front teeth are worn down from trying to pick food off the ground when those crazies threw it into the pins - very rough early life. He wouldn't let us touch him when we first got him, but he's a huge sweetheart now because Jackie O (who's definitely the alpha dog and has all the energy Jack's are known for) actually helped bring him out of his shell. They are inseparable now.

I agree with earlier comments that you have to consider the breed and personality/temperment of your dog when thinking about adding another one, but in our case it's a perfect match. We don't have kids and have always had two dogs - this is the third pair - and it's always gone well.
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Originally posted by Gigond Ass:
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Originally posted by Redhawk:
Dog names--
Our Nova Scotia is named "Comet". He was born on Christmas, so the breeder was hoping all the owners would give their dog a name that fit the Christmas theme. Rudolph was too obvious, Donner wasn't obvious enough, Cupid was obviously out, there were votes for Blitzen, but Comet won out. He can't fly, but he's pretty darn fast.
You should have named him Yukon Cornelius....

Big Grin
Well, he does have red hair,
And he loves peanut butter...
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Originally posted by jburman82:
Oakley - 6 yo soft coated wheaten terrier. As many people on this board will attest, he is a living teddy bear.

I don't know why I didn't see this thread until now. Maybe because I don't have a dog. But when I am living somewhere where they are allowed (or I own my own place) I will get a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. I've never met one I didn't adore, though they seem to be a rarer breed than most -- for every one I see there must be 10 Mini Schnauzers or labs in SF.
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Originally posted by Florida Keys Girl:
Coming this week: Babka the wheaten terrier mix (mixed with what, we have no idea...) but she is really adorable. Photo on the blog tomorrow...


She has arrived. While somewhat scared, she is adjusting as well as can be expected I think. It took a while, but she figured out the stairs (up last night and down this morning).
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Originally posted by Florida Keys Girl:
Coming this week: Babka the wheaten terrier mix (mixed with what, we have no idea...) but she is really adorable. Photo on the blog tomorrow...


She has arrived. While somewhat scared, she is adjusting as well as can be expected I think. It took a while, but she figured out the stairs (up last night and down this morning).


Glad to hear its going well. I saw the pic on FKG's blog, very cute!
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Originally posted by jburman82:
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
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Originally posted by Florida Keys Girl:
Coming this week: Babka the wheaten terrier mix (mixed with what, we have no idea...) but she is really adorable. Photo on the blog tomorrow...


She has arrived. While somewhat scared, she is adjusting as well as can be expected I think. It took a while, but she figured out the stairs (up last night and down this morning).


Glad to hear its going well. I saw the pic on FKG's blog, very cute!


Thanks to you and Board-O. Gonna be interesting, that is for sure
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Originally posted by jburman82:
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
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Originally posted by Florida Keys Girl:
Coming this week: Babka the wheaten terrier mix (mixed with what, we have no idea...) but she is really adorable. Photo on the blog tomorrow...


She has arrived. While somewhat scared, she is adjusting as well as can be expected I think. It took a while, but she figured out the stairs (up last night and down this morning).


Glad to hear its going well. I saw the pic on FKG's blog, very cute!


Thanks to you and Board-O. Gonna be interesting, that is for sure


Ah, getting a new dog is always great. The good, the bad, the ugly; it's all great.

Congratulations.
My daughter recently moved about 1/2 mile from us. I installed a dog door in her new house about a 1-1/2 weeks ago, as we all work during the day and we don't want her cooped up inside. Despite reinforcing her fenceline with cinder blocks, her dog has shown up at our back door twice now, looking very pleased with herself.
Not sure what to do about her. I don't like the idea of those invisible fence collars.
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Originally posted by mneeley490:

Not sure what to do about her. I don't like the idea of those invisible fence collars.



I have an invisible fence that I use with my two labs. Love it, but I would never leave my dogs outside without somebody being home. The fence does a great job of keeping my dogs in the yard, but it does nothing to keep anything else out of the yard.
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Originally posted by DJ Hombre:
I have a 4 year old blue merle Australian Shepherd. Girlfriend has a 3 year old Jack Russell Terrier.

We have a 7 year old tri color Aussie. My wife runs agility with him. I play frisbee with him and take him swimming at the beach. He never runs out of energy.

I had a dobie/lab like that. imwuld get home and throw a rubber ball for her to fetch for 20 minutes straight.

VM
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Well - FKG took the dog to the Vet for the first time (with us) today and vet does not think there is much if any Wheaten in her other than her color. So now we'll just say terrier mix of some kind.


I'm just going to go with mutt. Really cute mutt.

I saw a Lhasa Apso at the pound that was really cute, but he had a whole submissive peeing thing going on... (plus a there was a waiting list for him.)

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