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« Reply #80 on: January 25, 2009, 02:25:06 PM »

Jeff,

You mentioned the less shedding varieties. I would suggest a German Shorthaired Pointer or Weimaraner. However, that being said, both of these breeds are members of the Sporting Group and therefore need their brains to be stimulated. I too have dog allergies and will break out when my Bo licks my face (he loves to lick mommy's face). However, the less amount of shedding fur and the fact that they have a tighter coat, makes him a far better choice than my number one choice which is a husky  crying
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« Reply #81 on: January 25, 2009, 02:42:32 PM »

 "Dog tired" I like that here is another Doggy pun
" Dog-gone  "
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« Reply #82 on: January 25, 2009, 02:56:46 PM »

Gosh that's pretty.

Lynda,

If you want a husky Bo is a good primer. Just add in never going off leash, being able to open cupboards, howling, high energy, fur blowing dogs who love to wander and are pushy as hell as teenagers. When I lived in AK they made great sled dogs. The only way I'd own one as a pet is if I lived in the North and had a sled.

Speaking of, have you thought of dog scootering? I ordered this http://www.pawtrek.ca/viewcategory.asp?catsel=55 the Sidewalker (so much better than in front for lots of reasons) and the V Brake Scooter. i was his first customer. he's a transplanted Brit and we had ever so much fun trying to figure out Canada's tax and duty. Most of which contradicts itself.

i have the set up for two dogs but am not even close as you go FAST. Wear a helmet and wrist guards for sure. Plus he's in Canada! Wonderful man to deal with. It's a lot of fun and since it's on the side it's easier to maneuver past the sanctimonious 'real' cyclists who think walkers, hobby cyclists, children and the like aren't supposed to be on the path. Ever.

No offense to Jim and his brethren. It's a real issue down here. It seems the fancier the bike and jersey the least likely you are to get a 'passing' notice. We just skip the weekend.

As for me I have a big brass bell because it's polite, but also because it's the dog that is closer to the whatever, which can provide a bit of a startle.

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« Reply #83 on: January 25, 2009, 05:12:50 PM »

Holly, you're way too much fun!

Unfortunately, with my asthma and allergies, my nose will not tolerate a husky. My GSP breeder started with huskies and still have them. Bo is wonderful and we plan to add a puppy sibling for him in the next six months or so. Have to move to the new house and get Bo acclimated to it before I even think about bringing another dog home.
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« Reply #84 on: January 25, 2009, 05:17:58 PM »

lyric_girl, my sister in law had a weimeraner , and my eyes reacted to them...:S
I love Weims and their personalities but I am hoping to get an airedale for our next dog or maybe another standard poodle
but again, that is not due for another 7-8yrs..... :)
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« Reply #85 on: January 25, 2009, 05:27:08 PM »

You do love the high energy dogs, huh? I'm curious as to why an Airedale? Great dogs, but Terriers first and foremost. I'm not meaning to rain on your dog parade,lol. I think Standards are a great match, from what little I know of you and your dog family.

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« Reply #86 on: January 25, 2009, 05:43:40 PM »

I've only known 3 airedales, and they have been terrific,good tempered family pets, dogs.
I know they have their crazy energy... but by the time we get a new dog.. I hope to have high energy kids.......

and me being allergic to dog's dander limits to only a few breeds...
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« Reply #87 on: January 25, 2009, 05:47:28 PM »

They are good family dogs, smart, good looking, watch the prey drive.  Which is awesome if you have vermin, rabbits or moles. Dedicated digging places are great fun for terriers as well. Well, and kids too. Great thing about dogs and sandboxes is that whole cat problem is non existent.

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« Reply #88 on: January 25, 2009, 06:10:39 PM »

Incidentally, i don't mean to sound like I'm , uh, dogging you. I'm always curious as to what attracts people to what particular breed. If I thought it was a terrible choice, I'd PM you,lol.

I have never been attracted to Terriers, a little too manic for me with Jacks being way at the bottom of my list. Now there's a dog worthy of a PM. Poor guys are rarely matched well and I'm convinced the one on Frasier was stuffed to the gills with Benydryl. They are a dedicated breed, for sure.

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« Reply #89 on: January 25, 2009, 06:44:33 PM »

holly, you dont sound like you are dogging me lol. no worries:)

Our rescued std poodle is already challenging enough for me and my wife wacko
Still having a hard time with house breaking... She is usually good... But she loves to eat her own poop... so house breaking is a bit challenging... say we eat dinner in the kitchen for 10-15 minutes... she'd go into the living room and poop and eat it... and no evidence..  but we can smell it.. when we come back to the living room.. other than that... we love our std poodle :) terrific dog..

I don't know why people who want those "doodles" just don't go for a std. poodle... std. poodles are really terrific dogs.. :)
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« Reply #90 on: January 25, 2009, 06:54:38 PM »

Have you tried adversives added to her food? This is easily addressed/managed by putting her in her crate when you aren't there to watch her. Dogs will rarely soil a crate. There is also a school of thought that says it's nutrional but given her history of being kenneled I'd imagine it started out of boredom and because habit.

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« Reply #91 on: January 25, 2009, 08:36:29 PM »

We took our poodle for a walk on the river yesterday.

it is very cool to walk on the river :)




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« Reply #92 on: January 25, 2009, 11:23:24 PM »

I've only known 3 airedales, and they have been terrific,good tempered family pets, dogs.


I used to have airedales. Cool dogs. Gave one of our pups to mys sister and now she's had nothing but airedales for almost twenty years....usually two at a time. Love 'em. One of our litters financed a trip to Jamaica for my wife and me back in the late 70's.

Ended up switching to boxers when my kids were babies...they seemed much more suited to treatment that a toddler can dish out.
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« Reply #93 on: January 26, 2009, 12:50:40 AM »

Hey, how about a Boxer? great dogs, high energy, don't take things personally.

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« Reply #95 on: January 26, 2009, 05:37:01 PM »

Seeing all these great pictures of your dogs makes me long to have one again, but alas, the place i live does not allow them.
Dogs are the best manifestation of unconditional love that I know of on this earth. I find myself saying that quite a bit, so I know that at least I must believe it and know it to be true; as true as anything I can know. No matter how they feel, or what may have happened to them five minutes ago, when you walk through that door, they are so darn happy to see you that they almost cannot contain themselves. And we love them right back for it. Not for their searing intellect, stunning good looks, or their massive bank portfolio. They have earned their place in this world, in our homes and in our hearts.
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« Reply #96 on: January 26, 2009, 05:40:08 PM »

Seeing all these great pictures of your dogs makes me long to have one again, but alas, the place i live does not allow them.
Dogs are the best manifestation of unconditional love that I know of on this earth. I find myself saying that quite a bit, so I know that at least I must believe it and know it to be true; as true as anything I can know. No matter how they feel, or what may have happened to them five minutes ago, when you walk through that door, they are so darn happy to see you that they almost cannot contain themselves. And we love them right back for it. Not for their searing intellect, stunning good looks, or their massive bank portfolio. They have earned their place in this world, in our homes and in our hearts.

Have you considered voluntering at your local shelter? It can be heartbreaking at times but you are giving  a dog a chance to live by making it more adoptable. And yeah, i agree with the everything you said and the dog's feelings in regard to Clapton. Do they have one like that for Paul McCartney?

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« Reply #97 on: January 26, 2009, 05:54:55 PM »

that's why I love dogs and my wife....  unconditional love!!

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« Reply #98 on: January 30, 2009, 07:10:34 PM »

Zach, What a lovely dog. Australian Cattle Dog?

Yes - mostly ACD, not sure what else.  Got him from a local shelter.
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« Reply #99 on: January 30, 2009, 07:42:56 PM »

I'm sticking with Aussie Merle.

Here's an ACD http://www.dogslife.com.au/__data/page/5948/australian_cattle_dog2.jpg they are short, shaped like a barrel and sort of squat. Prick eared. Shorter muzzle.

Aussie Merle http://www.ashgi.org/color/blue_merles.htm your dog has a nice sloped stop as well and fine bones. No prick eared parent's, you can tell by the location of the ears. Eye set is Aussie.

I know, you are like, shut up it's MY dog. I can't help it....rofl. Sorry. Hoped I haven't been to irritating. You should ignore me, I'm just a little dog, uh, focused. Breed ID is part of what I do for rescues. But it's a lot harder to tell from a photo and I could be totally wrong. If you were a rescue I'd ask for more photos, so take it with a grain of obsessive salt.

Although it was awesome to spot a fuzzy Bull Mastiff and get him to a Mastiff rescue.

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