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by Lotsaquestions
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Saw this today
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

Re: Saw this today

They should just put all their focus on turning every single dog into a German Spitz - problem solved! Would also solve the GS inbreeding issue that is just horrifically rampant in almost all KC breeding programs. Reason I could never get another one - Japanese Spitz on the other hand, healthy as a ...
by Lotsaquestions
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Let's talk sighthounds
Replies: 37
Views: 6823

Re: Let's talk sighthounds

Leads aren't always that effective anyway. The ex coursing greyhound was on a lead. Managed to nab a pidgeon. I mean, all credit to her working ability, the bird didn't suffer...
by Lotsaquestions
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Let's talk sighthounds
Replies: 37
Views: 6823

Re: Let's talk sighthounds

You don't have to walk sighthounds on a muzzle. Most muzzled ones you see are retired racers / coursers so they are a danger to wildlife. I think we also all know why Mr Grumpypants Jasper is muzzled. :lol: My old Lurcher never needed a muzzle, most whippets I meet don't have one. An ex courser grey...
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Dog Training Articles
Topic: Previous Dog Syndrome
Replies: 6
Views: 1976

Re: Previous Dog Syndrome

Well having a dog aggressive double b*tch household I must admit I am waaay more wary when it comes to dog-dog interactions than most other owners. Whenever I see any tension my 'omg step in before there is bloodshed' reflex kicks in and I interrupt. But on the other hand those other dog owners spea...
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Sampson
Replies: 5
Views: 1422

Re: Sampson

Oh no :( Sorry to hear about Sampson.

Givne I had to make sure Merlin didn't jump / twist / turn for a good few months I can say a lead in the house is almost a must :P
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Let's talk sighthounds
Replies: 37
Views: 6823

Re: Let's talk sighthounds

I always thought Afghan hounds are aloofness personified, and are pretty dense. :lol:
by Lotsaquestions
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Let's talk sighthounds
Replies: 37
Views: 6823

Re: Let's talk sighthounds

Could the whippet have had a bit of Bedlington in it? It's a common cross and there's not a lot of difference between a Bedlington and a lamb... at least, physically :lol: Could have been, but it would have been a few generations ago. He was fairly old, absolutely lovely little whippet. One of my d...
by Lotsaquestions
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Let's talk sighthounds
Replies: 37
Views: 6823

Re: Let's talk sighthounds

My old Lurcher wanted nothing more than to have his head in your lap all day long... Strangers? He gave zero sh*ts. :lol: Out of all the sighthounds I've met, I think only two have asked for a stroke, and I think really they were assuming it would get them the chicken in my treat bag. :D One lovely ...
by Lotsaquestions
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 615126

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Awwww, that is such a staffy thing to do. I must admit I really do like them as a breed, but they're a bit too muscle bound for me to have one. :D Merlin and a staffy have a little routine going. On a particular bench me and mum sit down for a drink, to entertain himself Merlin collects sticks into ...
by Lotsaquestions
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 615126

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Awwww, I bet it was terrifying though! I've seen greyhounds full zoom, like crazy horses coming full pelt at you. :lol:
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 615126

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

He has no concept of danger. He jumps first, ask questions later. It doesn't always end well. He falls over / skids face first along the floor A LOT :lol:

On the plus side, his knee is looking pretty good. :D
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 615126

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

JudyN wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:32 am
Part of me is sad that J doesn't belt around the house like that any more. Only part of me, mind :lol:
I don't think you'd have much of a house left. :lol:
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Could you do it?
Replies: 12
Views: 2742

Re: Could you do it?

JudyN wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:25 am
Or a poodle - some really old poodles do look like they actually died a few years earlier... :shock:
Haha! They do look a bit 'ruff' later in life, especially if they are shaved down so we can see their old man wrinkly faces.
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Could you do it?
Replies: 12
Views: 2742

Re: Could you do it?

Personally as long as the dog is happy and healthy throughout its life, no matter how long or short, then I would consider a shorter lived breed (generally giant breeds) if I wanted one. If people were concerned only with the length of life for their pets then everyone would own a chihuahua. :lol:
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 615126

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

CV's are going to be going out today with some application forms. Merlin is trying his best not to let me get too upset. :lol: