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by mum24dog
Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's your "heart" breed, and when did you fall in love?
Replies: 44
Views: 14300

Re: What's your "heart" breed, and when did you fall in love?

Athletic dog shaped dogs with no exaggeration and little need of grooming. Dogs that are unlikely to involved frequent visits to the vet or die of cancer or some other inbred condition before they get into double figures. Dogs that would never, ever be seen in the show ring or be admired by passers ...
by mum24dog
Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: What breed for me?
Replies: 15
Views: 6237

Re: What breed for me?

It's funny you should mention parti poodles - one of the two breeders who have passed my scrutiny does breed some partis. They are gorgeous! :) I'm waiting to hear back from the two final breeders about a couple questions. I'm hoping the answers will help definitively break the tie because I like b...
by mum24dog
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Non dog related Rant
Replies: 1
Views: 1389

Re: Non dog related Rant

Maybe it's a case of unreasonable laws being ignored? Of course there are going to be people with no common sense or consideration - they exist everywhere - but just why are dogs not allowed in so many parts of the enormous US, not even on lead? My daughter and her partner spent a few days at Yosemi...
by mum24dog
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: DNA results
Replies: 4
Views: 2280

Re: DNA results

What gets me about the DNA testing scam is the frequency with which rare breeds come up in the results. Doesn't make statistical sense to me. I have a small rescue mongrel with absolutely no recognisable breed in in her appearance. She is what she is - unique. I'm not interested in a piece of paper ...
by mum24dog
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: What breed for me?
Replies: 15
Views: 6237

Re: What breed for me?

Oh, I forgot to mention. With poodles, stick to black, white, silver or blue. Stay away from chocolate, apricot and red. The latter are the 'weird/ditsy' colors of poodle-dom. The only concern I have with nettles suggestion of goldendoodle (obviously other than I, as a rule, oppose designer breeds)...
by mum24dog
Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: What breed for me?
Replies: 15
Views: 6237

Re: What breed for me?

Are poodles not still routinely docked in the US?
by mum24dog
Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Problem teaching "Down" command
Replies: 12
Views: 11055

Re: Problem teaching "Down" command

I'm not big on luring or anything that needs phasing out myself. I would advice though that before you tell someone to not lure or that "its not the best way" or "not a personal preference" etc. that you be aware of your "audience". Luring is a very easy starting point for most people and dogs. But...
by mum24dog
Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Problem teaching "Down" command
Replies: 12
Views: 11055

Re: Problem teaching "Down" command

Try and capture a down at home. When he's about to lay down, have treats/clicker ready and reward when he does it on his own. This. I'm not big on luring or anything that needs phasing out myself. When my hound X was a pup we had some down issues so I went for a walk to have a think about another a...
by mum24dog
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Study challenges causes/risks associated with bloat
Replies: 2
Views: 1428

Re: Study challenges causes/risks associated with bloat

I've never needed to pay to read the study which was carried out by Purdue University and is the best and biggest study we have so far afaik. It was certainly widely available at the time. When I started agility over 15 years ago almost no one fed their dogs before competing. Now a lot of people do ...
by mum24dog
Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Two Bitches Fighting
Replies: 8
Views: 7618

Re: Two Bitches Fighting

Unfortunately, just keeping them apart in the same house will prevent injuries, but wont prevent stress building up in both of them... Which is not good for either one. I have to agree with this. I have 2 dogs that fight and they cannot ever be allowed free access to each other. No amount of traini...
by mum24dog
Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Explaining Breeding Aspects
Replies: 53
Views: 14499

Re: Explaining Breeding Aspects

Breeders of all sorts come out with excuses why they do it and how great and responsible. The dog world is in the mess it is in now because of the tunnel vision of people who have created the breeds we have now and their ignorance of the complexities of genetics and how you often get unexpected and ...
by mum24dog
Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Can playing ball stress my dog out?
Replies: 19
Views: 8166

Re: Can playing ball stress my dog out?

Some dogs, notably those with a high work ethic, readily become obsessive. Collies could not do their proper job if they were less than obsessive. Twelve hours a day running up and down hills finding and herding sheep, day after day, week after week, in all weathers - takes one helluva working driv...
by mum24dog
Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Can playing ball stress my dog out?
Replies: 19
Views: 8166

Re: Can playing ball stress my dog out?

No exceptions - every collie (and several other high-drive breeds) ever bred is a nutter if unfulfilled in its work drive. As someone surrounded by collies much of the time I have to disagree with that sweeping generalisation. Firstly, the collie breed may have a label as "high drive" but many are ...
by mum24dog
Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:17 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Doberman/husky?
Replies: 3
Views: 3181

Re: Doberman/husky?

JudyN wrote:No idea, but he's a bit gorgeous :D

His sister's face makes me think GSD or collie, but I could be way off.
Such a shame the poor boy's ears and tail have been mutilated.

I think GSD for the sister too.
by mum24dog
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Conformation
Replies: 117
Views: 45608

Re: Dog Conformation

No help on a breeder sorry. The GSD I took a photo of apparently is a pedigree, but I only have his breeders name, and she doesn't seem to be able to be found online :? I mainly came to this thread to mention that my agility club are running 6 sessions of a "canine athlete" course with a McTimoney ...