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by Lotsaquestions
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should I change to harness?
Replies: 7
Views: 1410

Re: Should I change to harness?

Having a dog who will walk lovely for the most part, but will then bolt off in a random direction after a butterfly / cat / bird / bit of paper I personally prefer harnesses. He's still walked on a collar heading out, however, as he hates harnesses and will sulk if I put one on before he gets to the...
by Lotsaquestions
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Large Munsterlander?
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Re: Large Munsterlander?

I've met a small one briefly, and I mistook it for a springer x collie. :lol:

Have you looked at the Sabyhoun? Those I've never met but I read a great deal about them as I was considering them. Sound like lovely dogs.
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Some bad news
Replies: 10
Views: 1645

Re: Some bad news

Thank you Diane. Sorry to hear about your son, relationship breakdowns are just horrible especially when you've built a life together. Merlin at the moment doesn't think anything is amiss. His 'dad' is still coming home at the moment and probably will for a while I expect. Until I've found a job I'm...
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Some bad news
Replies: 10
Views: 1645

Re: Some bad news

Thank you everyone, any beta reading is invaluable. Criticism only helps you fix what is broken! @Nettle I did psychology A level, and I have worked in two customer orientated services before. One an office admin and another a cashier (ugh worst job ever). I've met and dealt with my fair share of th...
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Some bad news
Replies: 10
Views: 1645

Re: Some bad news

I would absolutely love for you to take a look. It is a fantasy book and it probably really needs editing, but I don't have the luxury of time to do that anymore. I was sending it off to agents and got some good feedback, but that whole process takes months to years. I have to warn you - it is long....
by Lotsaquestions
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Some bad news
Replies: 10
Views: 1645

Some bad news

It isn't dog related, well it sort of is because of my question. Basically I think me and my OH are splitting up. Long story, but it is his decision and it came out of the blue so understandably I'm a bit shocked. We've been together for 7 years, got a house together, and financially I was dependant...
by Lotsaquestions
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Let's talk sighthounds
Replies: 37
Views: 4836

Re: Let's talk sighthounds

It all depends on which of the brains remains. :lol: A really trainable quick dog with energy for days but calmness when called for is right up my alley! Of course they are xbreeds so you never really know what you're going to get. Met some absolutely lovely collie x lurchers in my time though.
by Lotsaquestions
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Let's talk sighthounds
Replies: 37
Views: 4836

Re: Let's talk sighthounds

I love me some sighthound, but I am very partial to Lurchers of the heavy collie variety. Bonkers and quick, and sometimes really trainable too!
by Lotsaquestions
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 494330

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

Probably just someone calling about PPI or something stupid. I keep getting phone calls about my car accident... Which never actually happened. I wouldn't worry. It is really easy to get someones name and address, but really hard to do anything with it.
by Lotsaquestions
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 494330

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

The bubble bath is so (hopefully) he'll chase the bubbles around the water and cool himself down. Generally he LOVES chasing bubbles. He's been a bit mopey because of the heat. Bored but too hot to do much of anything. It is around 23 degrees here, but a 'realfeel' (aka because the wind has vanished...
by Lotsaquestions
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Hounds?
Replies: 19
Views: 2494

Re: Hounds?

In my experience people will want to talk to you more if your dog is unusual, rather than usual. I get loads of people going 'awwww' or 'omg that is a German Spitz' (one time from a window cleaner, was quite the shock. Gruff man swooning over this little fluffy dog who was trying to steal his sponge...
by Lotsaquestions
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Hounds?
Replies: 19
Views: 2494

Re: Hounds?

Given she wants an active houndy looking dog that is easy going and friendly, I would say Labrador. There is a reason they are really popular! Lurchers can be good 'take anywhere' dogs too, though since they are basically x breeds you never really know what you'll get. Get a Collie x Whippet and you...
by Lotsaquestions
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3340
Views: 494330

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

Fibro is such a horrible thing to have. My dad has CFS which is similar but leans towards the exhaustion side rather than the pain. Wish they would hurry up and figure out a) the exact cause and b) a cure! I agree with Jasper, that is the best way to deal with this horrible heat. Wish it would go aw...
by Lotsaquestions
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Hounds?
Replies: 19
Views: 2494

Re: Hounds?

It depends on how much exercise she can realistically give a dog, and where she is able to walk one. I quite like Harriers myself, but they need lots of exercise and stimulation! I find Beagles lovely dogs, but completley and utterly obsessed with food to a point where it would drive me nuts.
by Lotsaquestions
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Hounds?
Replies: 19
Views: 2494

Re: Hounds?

Correct me if I'm wrong but the point of scent hounds is to track and make noise, so the hunters could follow the hounds. So I would think pretty much all of them are noisy, even Dachsunds like to bark. Most common one I've met is a beagle, and they have a set of lungs on them. It isn't a bark or a ...