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  1. I gotta agree with you, Mei-Mei. When I saw that topic title, all I could think was "glad it's not [i]my[/i] dog!" Bet people will be clamoring to buy the bitch pups now, hoping they can repeat the fertility of their dam....
  2. [quote name='hillside']Dogo is supposed to be a place for ALL dog lovers from all walks of life, purebred and mixed, show and rescue. As I said before if this kind of all inclusive bashing was going on about rescue and mixed breeds, there would be a riot. .[/quote] Hear, hear! This kind of anti-purebred, anti-dog show stuff is going on on more than one board I post on, and I don't care for it. I happen to own purebred dogs by choice... and I like mixed breed dogs just fine, I just happen to choose purebreds for myself. I am somewhat involved in the world of dog showing, though I plan to retire my bitch without any AKC points, as it's proving too difficult to get them on her (she's a nice bitch, but entirely different from what is shown around here, and I'm not willing to send her out with a handler) There are bad things in the world of dog shows, but there are good things too, and I don't like the bashing. My bitch is not any less of an excellent dog just because she is from a long line of dogs bred for the show ring. In regards to the Bloodhound who won the Eukanuba show, I've heard from people who know the handler that he is an extremely nice guy, always helpful and considerate of everyone. So, I'm glad the Bloodhound won.
  3. [quote name='hillside'][quote name='Carolk9s'][quote name='hillside']Yeah, but would you ever own a Dalmatian? ( I swear, you guys are trying to kill me here.)[/quote] I guess if I ever got a DalmatiAn I'd have to learn how to spell it right? 8) Believe me, I understand. I seen and heard the Belgian Shepherds called BelgiUM Shepherds many many times.[/quote] Precisely. I am VERY disappointed in my fellow Dogo'ers for not recognizing my comment. Except Jessashelony. So Carol, how is that Belgium of yours? :wink: :lol:[/quote] Anybody have a Burmese Mountain Dog? :lol:
  4. [quote name='DivineOblivion19'][quote name='Cairn6']Just for fun I asked my sister who worked in a grooming shop for 10 years. Her experience was that no dog breed was all bad but she did become quite leary of Chows. She said more often then not they were snappy. But there were a few that were very sweet.[/quote] [color=indigo]This is the main reason I don't care for Chow Chows. I don't like that they don't like other people. They truely are a one person/family breed, and some people like that, I don't. :wink: :) [/color][/quote] I generally don't like Chows for that very reason, but I've known 2 Chows which were very sweet, so I can't make a blanket statement that I would never own a Chow... except that they are too damn hairy!
  5. I'll never own anything with a lot of hair, which lets out a lot of breeds. Other than that, I could wind up with any dog, there are lots that I like, but I'll always have my Staffybulls.
  6. [quote name='xavierandrea']OK I have to put my 2 cents in for what its worth. I have 3 Rotties. I use all kinds of collars on them. I have the " Spike" ones, nylons, leather, bright pink, smiley face,choke chain, prongs, you name it I have it. Why because I like it.I like the variety. On the girls I have to use the prong collar and the chokers at all times because of the fighting that we experienced between them. The older members know what I went through with my girls. With out the prongs and the chokers on I have no control over my girls and they will snap at one another and a fight might start. I can not risk that. But Asim breaks through every collar we have. He is a very powerfull dog. He will be 2 in a few days and has broken through 5 choke chains, 3 nylon collars, snapped 2 leather collars. We use a real chain on him now but only when we take him out though. I don't think a collar will make a dog "vicious". I would use it because it is different and looks strong enough that Asim probally couldn't break through it. Oh who,,, I ready for the attacks.......[/quote] If I had a dog who was breaking out of collars, I'd buy it one of these: [url=http://www.blockydogs.com/]Blocky Dog Collars[/url] In fact, I wish I could buy one, but my little dogs would look ridiculous with a collar that size. These are awesome, well-made collars! My dogs have lots of different collars, including some which are relatively unique, but I would never put a collar on them which was supposed to make them look "tough". We're fighting BSL here... the [i]last[/i] thing I want to do is to play into people's stereotypes which make them fear bully breed dogs. It's easy to say that people shouldn't judge by appearance, but people [i]do[/i], and it's silly to ignore that.
  7. Yes, I [i]do[/i] sometimes sit around thinking about what I'll do with my dogs' remains when they die. :o I think I might like to do [url=http://www.lifegem.com/index.asp]this[/url] with Elmo, if I can afford it when he (sometime in the far future, hopefully!) dies. I like the idea.
  8. [quote name='courtnek']me too. Who was the star that had to go to the hospital because the guinea pigs got, ummm, "stuck"? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:[/quote] Nobdy, because that is an [url=http://www.snopes.com/risque/homosex/gerbil.htm#add]urban legend[/url]
  9. Yes, the Amstaff does worse. But the GSD does better. When supposedly creating a new breed to "improve" on an existing breed, why have these health issues been allowed to creep in? The testing has been available during the time the breed has been being created. If the people who created the breed really wanted to improve on what was available, they could have been carefully testing, culling, and practically eliminated health concerns from the breed. Long term breeds that have health issues are unfortunate, and something to work on. A new breed with this level of health issues seems to me to be a failed experiment.
  10. 21.7% of Shiloh Shepherds have HD, by OFA statistics. Compare that to 19.1% of German Shepherds. Shiloh Shepherds do appear to have less elbow dysplasia, but since there are only 52 evaluated, that could be wrong. Shiloh Shepherds are at #6 on the most affected by congenital cardiac disease, with 1.3% affected. (GSDs are at 0 affected) You could pick a healthier breed to obsess over.
  11. [quote]In my experience this statement could not be farther from the truth. I've not done any research on the breed or anything but we do see quite a bit of these dogs and every time I see one I'd swear it was on CRACK![/quote] The Wheatens I've known (both the ones we treated when I worked for a vet, and the ones I've encountered at agility & obedience trials) have not been hyper at all, and have met the temperament description in their breed standard pretty well. Maybe there is just a bad strain of Wheatens predominate in your area? Kerry Blues are another nice terrier breed, along the same lines, but a bit more zesty in temperament. German Pinschers are supposed to be more terrier like in temperament. I've really liked the ones I've met, but I've heard that they can be rather sharp and protective. Probably not a good choice, as from what I've read, they aren't necessarily good with kids. Of course, I'm sure some are fine, but I think it might be best to choose a breed which is more typically good with kids. I don't think a Stafford would be a good choice due to the lack of a fenced yard... Staffords should not be taken to dog parks... and the uncertainty of the living situation. Staffs are illegal in some areas, and many landlords will not rent to owners of "pit bulls", which SBTs are usually classified as. Don't get me wrong, this is my breed and I think they would otherwise suit well, but I care too much for the breed to recommend them to any less than the perfect home.
  12. Are you in Ontario? If you're in Ontario, you'd better wait until this thing is settled. If that idiot's bill doesn't pass, things should settle down and then would be okay. If it does pass, you'll have to move if you want a Staffy. If you are in Vancouver, you'd probably be okay to get a Staffy, they're just making noise right now. But anytime you get one, you [i]will[/i] have to be careful and alert for people who might want to hurt your dog. Never leave a Staffy outside unattended, and be careful when you go out with the dog.
  13. You know, the creepiest thing is that she went to the [i]media[/i] about the fact that she was breastfeeding the puppy. Why did she do that? I don't think we know nearly enough about this woman's pathology to criticize CYFS for removing the child.
  14. I threaten my dogs all the time. I say "stop that, or I'll beat you!" Or I tell them, "qualify this time, or I'll leave you here in the fairgrounds when I go home." Or even *gasp* "if you don't do your signals this time, there will be no hamburger on the way home!" They never pay any attention at all. Of course, this could be because I never [i]do[/i] beat them or leave them in the fairgrounds, and they generally [i]do[/i] get a hamburger on the way home. :wink:
  15. [quote name='DivineOblivion19'] [color=indigo]Wow, that upsets me. Divina didn't pass because she was standing at the end of her leash looking out the door during supervised separation. The judge failed her because of that. I was watching through a window and she was just standing there looking out the door. She wasn't upset at all. I think the guy was just being an a$$ because she was deaf. He passed a Golden that he had on a tight leash and wouldn't let her walk around and he was talking to her the whole time telling her to stay. :-?[/color][/quote] Yes, there is no consistency to the CGC at all. Tully really shouldn't have passed when she did. (she could easily pass it now, btw, she was 13 months and very silly when she took it) I saw the same examiner pass other dogs who probably shouldn't have. (all had excessive friendliness in common). It sounds to me like your Divina should have passed, and I've heard of other dogs subjected to higher than necessary standards. Still, it's better than nothing. BTW, your avatar is really cool.
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