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  1. Exactly - their pups their decision on what to charge - nobody elses business.
  2. Only read the first page (sorry will go back soon) but Beagles would be ideal. They are generally wonderful with other dogs. Will encourage another dog to play, but will back off if not welcomed. They can do agility well, but beware that after the job is done they may well take off to scout for any dropped treats (have seen this at an agility demo - it was so funny). Not always great on recall! Certainly a challenge for you as a trainer I also fell boys are much more laid back than many bitches. In all the breeds I have owned over the years - the bitches tend to be generally bossier and more likely to "bitch" at another dog. Is your dog uncomfortable with males particularly?
  3. If you have chooks I would not recommend the wei. I had one who was placid by wei standards and he was a wonderful, intelligent boy. However weis tend to be obsessive hunters/field dogs, and ours would spend hours searching our rock wall for snakes. He would not give up until he got them. Luckily they were not the deadly variety, but still a little toxic. He was getting bitten far too often, and I was worried for his safety and health. I rehomed him to live with another family, with older, active children who wanted to take the dog out with them everywhere. He would have loved that. I voted for the GSD, as they are working dogs and I feel would be the easiest to train to accept the chooks/roos and anything else you get along the way.
  4. Merry Christmas Troy, and thank you for your seemingly never-ending patience with all of us here!
  5. Merry Christmas Troy, and thank you for your seemingly never-ending patience with all of us here!
  6. Being beagles they really should be kept together. They are a breed that must have company all of the time and will fret and possibly become destructive or escapists if they do not have the company they crave. Does he realize that, if he were to try to keep the boy, he would then have to get it a new companion for when he was not at home?
  7. I believe it is 9 months in Qld. Listed in the rules somewhere, but my computer won't open the file for some reason for me to reference it.
  8. Sorry for your loss T&S. You were so fortunate to have had him for so long.
  9. A shar pei could well be suitable. There is a rescue in Brisbane (and here on dol) which may be able to help you find a suitable dog. I had beagles for 10 yrs and after getting my first pei - was thrilled to find how much easier they were to live with. Less demanding and naughty than both the beagle and staffy, and not alot bigger. A puppy could be a better option though with such young children, and other pets for them to learn to live with. Even as pups, shar pei are pretty sensible, easy to live with and easy to train. My dogs never attempted to go for my son's rat, and get on fine with my cat and chihuahuas.
  10. Try some chicken mince/necks or even cooked slightly if she prefers it. Mine dogs will sell their souls for anything with real chicken. Also cat food can be tempting as it has a stronger flavour than most dog foods. Canned fish, extra cheese, and yes, some scrambled eggs are often popular. I am feeding my chi bitch 4 times a day. With bigger dogs, at least 3 times. I find they generally do not eat alot for the first 2 days then they become ravenous.
  11. I know how you feel, losing my own heart dog to a tragic accident earlier this year. I still cry at unexpected times. She will live in your heart forever. So sorry for your loss. At least she will be free of troubles and pain now.
  12. I'm still on my first bag of BH. Julana in Qld was very helpful and accommodating, thank you. My shar pei are fine with it, but finding it a harder sell to the chi's. They still prefer their Purina Lamb & Rice. I've tried all sorts of foods with these guys, but the Purina is the one they like over all others - even RC chihuahua. I wonder if it has more to do with the texture of the kibble - BH being harder to chew than the Purina. I am still mixing the 2, so they are at least benefitting partially from it. Am wanting to order the cat food, but seems to be an issue there. Overall I'm happy with it, as an excellent product for a great price. Just wish the chi's were more keen.
  13. gremlins! - I've notcied their seems to be alot about lately!
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