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Lucky Chaos

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  1. Lucky Chaos

    Why is it..........?

    [quote name='cheechweech'] I don't believe in cutting off pieces of living things so that they can conform with some arbitrary standard, or so that they "look right".[/quote] No? Do you have your ears pierced? The only difference I see between piercings and cropping is you choose to get a hole in you, and you choose for teh dog whether he gets to keep his ears or not.
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    Why is it..........?

    [quote name='DivineOblivion19'][quote name='Sabine']:wink: ...........as far as tails go: I don't think there are any tails out there as vulnerable as a Dane tail. :roll: :P :-? Why don't we humans amputate our fingers when we're little? We may cut ourselves or break them some day. Same argument. :wink: :P :)[/quote] [color=indigo]If I cut my dog's tail off she simply wouldn't be able to wag, her life would not change.[/color] :-?[/quote] But she'd be able to wiggle her whole but t instead like I've seen a lot of docked dogs do. :) I think its adorable. We, however, use our fingers MUCH more than dogs do their tails, even if it does limit their communication ability. And yes, dogs do use their whole body to communicate, but the main things used are the head, ears, and tail. From a distance, its easier to see a dog with ears and tail raised, a possible sign of aggression. If the dogs don't have those, its harder to distinguish when a dog is being aggressive or passive. An example I heard before. Someone had two boxers, call them A and B. Both neutered males two years of age. Dog A was cropped/docked, dog B was not. Dog B was also the more dominant one of the two. Everytime they would meet another dog, Dog A (C/D'd) would be met with suspision and often aggression, even though he was the submissive one. DOg B, who was "whole", but often aggressive, was almost never met aggressively. Of course many other things could have come into play here, however the most obvious difference was that dog A was C/D. Another example was a labrador, a goofy, happy, submissive dog. He was 99% of the time greeted with friendly intentions. However because of an accident, his tail had to be docked. His owner reported that after the surgery, more than half of the time dogs reacted aggressivly to him, most likely because they were unable to see the position of the tail. I do believe that docking (not cropping in this day and age, maybe) is necessary in WORKING dogs. I see no reason for it in show dogs, nor breeds that were never even cropped to begin with (like APBT's for example, from what I know they wern't cropped in the pit, why crop a dog that trots around a little ring in shows?) Like I said, I would definately support breeding working dogs with thicker, less likely to get injured, tails. Perhaps even if this could only be acheived by outcrossing.
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    What a night...*UPDATE*

    Unless she has a really sensitive stomach (which she does doesn't she?) I doubt it would be the baytril. Lucky was on it for a foot infection, and he has a really sensitive stomach too with no bad effects. My rat girls are also on Baytril for a respiratory infection, ad no side effects either. I would call the vet too.
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    It's been almost a year

    [quote name='Lucky Chaos']The pain of losing them never truly goes away does it? It'll be three years in a couple weeks since I lost Koda, but it seems like no time at all. Maybe because they never truly leave us, never leave our hearts. Losing them has to be the hardest time of pet ownership ever, sometimes I'm not sure why we'd put ourselves through it. But its worth it, even for the short amount of time they're with us. What a gorgeous girl she was, and I know she's playing happily at the bridge, waiting.[/quote] Sorry, handsome boy, not girl. One of my hamsters is named Smudge, so I guess I assumed. :wink:
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    Is my queensland a queensland?

    Aren't they born all white from their dalmatian ancestry? (Do I even have the right breed?) She could darken, but then again she could be mixed with something if she was a shelter pup too.
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    This is Lorraine with Amazing Aussies

    Just one more rescue(s) she'll never be able to get a dog from again! [url]http://forum.animalrescuecooperation.org/index.php?topic=5309.0[/url] If anyone wants to submit any corrections to what I wrote, feel free. I'm so confused/upset about this whole thing I can't be sure if I got it all straight. :-?
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    What Breed Is My Dog?

    Wow, she's gorgeous! I could see kelpie, although they're pretty rare. She does have more of a kelpie rather than a border collie build, with the BC colouring. However, she could easily be purebred too. Here's a couple pics of a purebred working bred smoothcoated, prick-eared BC. [img]http://www.lockeyebc.com/images/Pearl_standing330.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.lockeyebc.com/images/Mick_and_Pearl_stump_440.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.lockeyebc.com/images/Pearl.jpg[/img] Your dog is a little leaner, but if I'm not mistaken she's stil young? And may fill out more.
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    Private Ownerships of Wolves

    I'm curious, how do you guys feel about keeping birds or parrots? Technically, they are not domesticated, just captive bred wild animals. What about animals like sugar gliders or flying squirrels? Again, not domesticated, just captive bred. All our animals were at one time wild, and personally I can't see any reason for wanting to keep a wolf (although I absolutely love them, and yes, have secretly dreamed of having one, but I NEVER would), or big cats. Many, many captive bred animals develop behavioural problems, parrots pluck and mutilate themselves. Should we not keep them as pets either?
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    Wife left one of the dogs outside...

    Could have been a wolf, but its REALLY rare for them to go anywhere near human dwellings. Eastern coyotes are also much larger than southern coyotes, so you never know. Could have been a coyote wolf cross too, not very likely but it DOES happen. Where is your cottage again? (thats where you saw the canine right?) I believe they descovered a new sub species of wolf a few years ago, one that has reddish points like a coyote, but is much larger (Canis lupus lycaon I think it is). I don't know if their range extends where you are though, as I believe they're mostly near Algonquin park.
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    Thank you, dogs

    So I come home today, greet the dogs and let them out on their tie outs (still don't have a gate for the yard). I go down to the basement and notice it stinks, walk into the computer room and find a big pile of dog poop. Okay, no biggie someone couldn't hold it, likely Riley or Chaos. I pick it up, go put it in the trash outside and a piece falls from the bag and onto my foot. Yuck. Clean my foot thoroughly, and go spray the floor with orange antibacterial stuff. Well that works... not. Now the whole room reeks of orange dog sh*t! Anyone know how to get dog poop smell out of the carpet?
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    PuppyFinder- edited by K

    [quote name='AllAmericanPUP'][quote name='Lucky Chaos'][quote]bravo to the wonderful people who think they know everything from getting info off something they read. [/quote] If that was directed to me, I didn't meant anything by my last post, I just read the article previously and thought I'd throw it in. I wasn't in any way saying that gamebred dogs aren't stable.[/quote] it was directed at me :wink: you couldnt pay me to take a pup from hmmm, i dont care how well bred your dogs are...i wouldnt support a dog fighter[/quote] Yeah but, don't you want a pup from Cold Steel pits? (Or like them anyway) As far as I know they don't fight, however they do have fighting dogs in their recent peds, is that really all that different?
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    PuppyFinder- edited by K

    [quote name='AllAmericanPUP'][quote name='Hmmmm'][quote name='BuddysMom']Again bk I agree ... and the breed does not need to cease to exist. Just make sure you are breeding out human agression. They are a wonderful breed, my neighborhood has 3 sweet and gorgeous ones and I am sure that not one of them is "game tested".[/quote] Gamebred APBTs dont have problems with human aggression.[/quote] bullshizzle....there's a few man biters that were good fighters like garner's chinaman...he was a man biter yet still bred...ah yes bravo to the wonderful dogmen :roll: [url]http://www.sporting-dog.com/select-pages/chinamanstory.html[/url] i know there are more but i dont know the exact dogs....[/quote] [url]http://www.sporting-dog.com/select-pages/indianbolio.html[/url] [quote]When in the corner he would scream with rage until he was released into the other dog. Occasionally, he would bite you if not released quick enough.[/quote] The above sounds like re-directed aggression, where the dog is so fired up it may bite blindedly. Still not acceptable for the breed though...
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    PuppyFinder- edited by K

    You forgot the main one... to IMPROVE the breed, which you cannot do if your dogs arn't proven.
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    PuppyFinder- edited by K

    [quote]The best we can do at the moment is to know your lines inside out and to screen your dogs for every problem possible, if this continued for enough generations hopefully some of the problems will die out. [/quote] I thought you said you don't test for hips since its not a problem in the breed? And personally I'd take one of Hmmm's healthy, great tempered, extremely well bred pups in a split second over M&V's thrown together pups any day. I may not always agree with what she does but I know any of her pups will be the best you can find.
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    PuppyFinder- edited by K

    [quote name='Kiwi']In addition to that, REAL BREEDERS don't fight their dogs.[/quote] Nor breed a bitch under two years, right?
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