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  1. The Papillon And Phalene Thread

    LFF, are you going to consider getting another Pap? (That sounds weird, but you know what I mean...). Reason I ask is that our 11 year old was really starting to slow down, but now 10 months in, he’s got a new lease of life and is finally, finally playing with the younger one. Best thing we ever did.
  2. Springers And Field Spaniels

    Ooh! I love, love any black and white dog (I don't know why) so B&W Springers are my fave! He's gorgeous!!! Are you going to breed from him?
  3. I am in love ..... breed not in Aus.

    Oh! Bags joining! There are so many fantastic breeds that aren’t in Australia... *hold please* black and tan coonhound - https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/black-and-tan-coonhound/ otterhound: https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/otterhound/ greater swiss mountain dog: https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/greater-swiss-mountain-dog/
  4. Springers And Field Spaniels

    They are a lovely breed.
  5. Kelpies

    PS. The pups are gorgeous!
  6. Kelpies

    Hello. A friend of mine is a personal trainer and loves Kelpies, she has always dreamt of having one as a running partner.. I remember a foster person, can't remember her name who used to look after lots of Kelpies. My friend has two cats so the dog would need to get along with them. It would be inside and absolutely a part of the family as she works from home.
  7. Springers And Field Spaniels

    I have 3 field spaniels all pets. Our first was a nightmare which lasted until he was 2 and desexed (we were showing him), now he’s so submissive. The next I got was a female 5 months old and scared of everything. With a bit of time and gentle training she’s come out of her shell and is now pretty good. recently we were fortunate to get a male who is incredibly sweet and very, very submissive. they are all asleep on the bed next to me. the youngest makes us go for walks which is just what I need to do for my back and as a result it’s stronger. we especially asked the breeder for a quiet temperament and because the other two were older and trained he slotted straight in. i find the breed to be very chilled - once they mature. We took our youngest out to a cafe at the age of 10 months and people couldn’t get over his temperament. i think it comes down to training and how the dog is brought up. I have a bad back and can’t do agility like I’d love to. He gets a bit of running to get rid of his energy as well as toys to stimulate his brain and training. i biasedly recommend the breed.
  8. I wholeheartedly agree. contact pets in therapy or groups similar where they have trained dogs especially for your NEEDS and can provide you guidance on how to introduce the dog, how to behave one on one, how to resolve problems, etc as needed. getting a dog from anywhere else is not going to work.
  9. Alternative to a "groodle"

    I understand the reasoning behind not liking the skinny muzzle, but let the hair grow a bit, have a mustache (spelling) and voila! A standard poodle with a groodle face! id get a standard if I was able to, they are beautiful, stunning dogs. I saw one at training and it was so calm, top of it class in training, no barking, just stood there. And the coat! Will never forget it! my sister ended up with a noodle (ha ha, spell check) and that dog is nuts!! Completely bouncing of the walls, is aggressive (tried to bite me), but it could be reacting to the environment too. That house is chaotic! i gave her a whole range of low Shedding dogs and pros and cons about the noodle and still paid $2500 for one...just because her friends had one. *facepalm* so it wasn't about getting the right breed, it was getting something to keep up with her friends because they are all very wealthy. anyway, as Ming said, and putting my opinion aside, there are some breeders who are trying to do the right thing. I'd head for them. Especially ones who have bred multiple generations because the chance of getting a hairy dog that sheds is less.
  10. Springers And Field Spaniels

    He’s gorgeous Thunder! you sure you don’t want to go to the dark side and get a Field?
  11. Dogs are amazing animals. I think we’ll all agree on that.
  12. Ahh, thanks for the tip.
  13. Gps Tracking Microchip/collars

    I didn't think you could reopen an old thread,especially one that is 8'years old!