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  1. Just thought I'd pop in with an update... I bombarded Giddy's owner with questions over the weekend. It seems his general anxiety may have been triggered by a 'clean out' over the last few weeks. Giddy's Mum had a big clean out of the family home, ridding it of much clutter as her two boys grow out of toys and clothes etc. As the family have moved house twice in two years, poor Giddy thought they were moving again as boxes were packed and stacked up in the back room. The boxes will be moved out promtly and his Mum will try and be more discreet in the future! Regarding his fear of hard floors, it has been discovered that a few weeks ago while on holiday to the family's farm, Giddy was hoovering for food under the dining table and chairs. Unbeknown to his Mum, he got 'stuck' among the chair legs at one point, and panicked, slipping around in his attempt to escape. A family member saw this occur and helped him out, but completely forgot to tell Giddy's Mum! So it seems there are reasons for both these recent issues, and coupled with his sensitive nature, has created these anxieties. They now know what has brought them about, so will be very patient and give him time to relax and settle again, starting with some rubber matting across the polished wood floor! Just to be sure, he will be going in for a thorough exam soon enough, and I will post here again if there are any interesting findings. Thanks to everyone for their thoughts! :)
  2. My thoughts exactly, re: the floor issues. Will ask her to take him to the Vet for a full exam.
  3. Not sure. I know they aren't overly impressed with the Vet in their town, so generally travel to see my Vet. They always visit when they do, so I'm guessing he hasn't been for a little while. Will certainly suggest it. Thanks!
  4. I have received an email from one of my puppy owners who is having some issues with her Vizsla. This has happened very suddenly and has quickly escelated to become difficult to live with. Background: 6yo Male (Desexed) Vizsla named Giddy. Always been an amazing dog from day one. Never had an issue. Ever. Was one of two Vizslas in a family of two adults and two children. Adults have seperated and the other Vizsla has since deceased, but both these were at least a couple of years ago and Giddy coped well. Giddy is very much a part of the family. Lives inside but with access outside at all times. Alone approx 6 hours a day. Goes on all family holidays etc. Issues: Recently Giddy has become very anxious. He has become more 'needy' than normal (even for a Vizsla). Owner describes him as being "out of control needy, and needing valium". Has been receiving even more 1 on 1 attention and exercise, but appears to be getting worse. Giddy has begun panicking on hard floors. Will refuse to walk across them at most times or if he 'forgets' and finds himself in the middle of a hard floor, he will either freeze until he is rescued, or completely panick to the point of risking injury to himself. I gather there are some more issues, to a lesser degree, but am waiting on some further information. Can anyone suggest ways to help poor Giddy, or better yet, what may have brought on such behaviors after so many wonderful years? I look forward to any suggestions or advice, and will pass on all your posts. Thank you!
  5. Thanks for the input. I'm still undecided.... I imagine adding garden lime would assist in breaking down the waste, but wonder if the lime would have an adverse affect on the worms?
  6. I've heard the same thing, hence my reluctance to just go and buy it! I've heard that worms won't work with dog poo because it is mostly meat-waste. Mind you, I haven't heard these points from overly reliable sources, so hoping someone here may use one! :laugh:
  7. Just wondering if anyone has used the Yard Art Pet Poo Composter and what you think of it? Would rather not spend $179 if it's no good! Thoughts? DETAILS HERE! :) WEBSITE HERE!
  8. aliwake this case can hardly be compared to a victim of gang-rape! We pay compulsary TAC insurance when we register our cars. This case was deemed a 'motor vehicle accident' regardless of the cause, so she has just (finally) received the compensation she deserves and is owed. If the victim of the gang-rape had been paying insurance against such an attack, then her 50K payout would seem unfair. You are right though..... when this accident occurred there was no law regarding dogs being restrained in vehicles. It was a freak, terrible (although somewhat strange!) accident that has changed her life forever. She has had a hip replacement among other operations because of it and will never be her former self again. To be honest, I would think she deserved more than what she received....
  9. You can take us off the list Monteba.... no puppies for us this time around. Seems like October is NOT the month for puppies! :laugh:
  10. Congratulations on your little boy! I have experienced the same thing.... reasonably large litters followed by two litters of two! I have to say I much prefer having a smaller litter.... it allows you to dedicate so much more time to each individual pup. It's also a lot easier on Mum too! Within a week my bitch looked as though she'd never had a litter! She's in season now, actually, and has gone all broody.... has taken over the whelping box and is carrying-on as if she's pregnant!
  11. I agree with showdog.... best to use a 'premmie' nipple and baby bottle. Chemists sell the nipples. I think my fav was Pigeon brand or something like that. These flow slowly but consistently and seem to be the perfect shape (sort of 'flat') for pups. I tried the old-school latex nipples years ago and wouldn't bother with them now.
  12. Congratulations Valleygirl! A terrific AI result!
  13. Just reviving this old thread for more discussion. I have had a hell of a time with itchy skin on one of my dogs for the last couple of years. We tried everything available from washes to steroids. We recently started feeding her this Meals For Mutts, the grain-free variety, and within a week the itching stopped completely. Hair has started to return to where it had been lost as well. This particular girl always had a 'sour' smell about her too, as if she'd always just eaten fish, and no amount of bathing could get rid of it.... it was just her affected skin, I imagine. This has also almost completely cleared-up over the last couple of weeks which I am very happy about. While many people on here question the nutritional quality of this product, and possibly with reason, I am one who will be sticking with it as I have seen great results so far. Anyone else been using it with positive or negative results to share? Here is the product for anyone interested: Meals For Mutts
  14. Just my two cents.... I have always used DogTainers Melbourne for my domestic puppy shipping and recently contacted them regarding both an import and an export for two different countries. Within the hour I had received all the info I could possibly need as well as a follow-up phone call to ensure I received and understood everything. I know who I'll be using next year for my international requirements.....
  15. Such an interesting discussion. I can't really imagine how I'll feel later about taking on a new dog. Certainly even at forty I have reduced the amount of dogs I keep so I guess this trend will continue. I can't imagine not having a dog at all, but I guess when I'm "old" and find myself with no dog, I would be reluctant to buy another. I guess it will all depend upon my children and whether or not they would be able to/want to take on any dog/s after I pass or become unable to care for them properly. As a breeder, this is something that I have had to consider many times. I have refused pups to mature-aged people numerous times because they weren't able to convince me that they were fit enough to care for the dog properly nor provide a long term plan for the dog in a worse case scenario. Having said that, I am selling a puppy this year to a Woman in her sixties who competes in conformation, agility and tracking and wants a new dog to do all these things as well as retrieving. She is extremely fit and healthy and devotes her life to her current dog and will do the same for her new dog. We have, however, developed a contract that will ensure the dog is returned to us in future if need be. So, while as a breeder I can't say that age is not an issue when placing puppies, it certainly doesn't rule people out necessarily.
  16. Hi there! I believe there is a Club. This may be old information, but you could try contacting Ms. Girling on (08)9378-2269. If you don't have any luck there, try contacting "DogsWest" on (08)9455-1188. (Note that it will be called the British Bulldog Club/Association.) You may also meet other Bulldog owners here: LINKY!
  17. Wow! Some action in here again! We only got three pups this time around RJ, one was born flat and died within minutes, unresponsive to resuscitation. Both surviving pups were boys. Both pups are going great guns and are happily settled in their homes. One is companion to a family with three young boys who have waited a long time for a dog so they are thrilled to bits. The other has gone as a hunting dog up near Horsham, who's owner is friends with the owner of his pup's uncle, so they intend to go shooting together later on. We were hoping for a bitch but it was not to be. Tarni is now retired to a life of leisure! We are in the (expensive) process of importing semen from Hungary. Early stages so far. We hope to have a litter from one of our bitches toward the end of 2015 using the frozen semen. If all goes to plan, we will keep something from this litter. We will be leasing this bitch back to us for the litter. We bred her some years ago, and is one of those dogs you totally regret selling as a puppy because she turned out super. Can't always pick it right! She is also an amazing hunting companion for her owners, which is very important to me. She has also done brilliantly in obedience but her owners refuse to trial her as they don't like competitive dog sports. Spewing! RJ I hope all pans out for your puppy! Keep us posted on what happens there. Cavalblaze you've had nothing but bad luck with your breeding. That blows. Hope you've done plenty of research into what's behind Poppy..... I'm sure you couldn't handle any more issues! Good luck with your next litter. We've got our next "Jerojath Vizslas Family Picnic" coming up in October which I'm really looking forward to. It's a great day with lots of Vizsla fun and a great opportunity to go over dogs we've bred in the past and see how they've developed and matured. Quite a few of our dogs are on breeders terms so we do like to catch-up with them from time to time! I've booked-out Kepala for the gathering this year so the Vizslas can enjoy the large grassed areas, the agility course and the lagoon pool etc. We'll have the BBQ and picnic facilities to ourselves too, so it should be a nice day! Here's a link - http://www.jerojathvizslas.com/vizsla-picnic.asp It's been very quiet in here of late.... haven't even been seeing anyone around Town at all. I've been out to Bunnings a heap of times and looked out for tlc but haven't even seen her for ages!
  18. Just want to say kudos to ka89 for getting on here and seeking help, and more so for taking the advice offered on board. There are plenty of folk out there who would buy from a pet store and not care as much as ka89 obviously does. Hope you get a positive report from the Vet today ka89! :)
  19. I remember it well.... it was very good! I'm sure I will still have it somewhere.... just a matter of finding it!
  20. Thought I'd post a quick pic of one of my babies. They're heading off to their new homes in a couple of weeks. This is Chester (Jerojath Rochester)
  21. Dogs Vic require a statuary declaration to be submitted before a decision is made to reprint a Registration Certificate/Certificate of Pedigree.
  22. Woops! Completely forgot to come back I've been so busy! We whelped three males on May 13th. Two survivors. Both growing and gaining weight very quickly! We are very lucky. :) Once these guys are weaned, 'Mum' will enjoy retirement here as the couch potato that she is! :laugh: How's everyone else going?
  23. Congratulations! Glad all's well. :)
  24. Good luck with that! My girl is due (very inconveniently for me) on the Monday. I am reckoning it's a nice small litter again as she's due in six days and has only just now lost her lovely waist! :laugh: She doesn't even look like slowing down any, either..... full speed everywhere. Maybe I should tell her she is ëxpecting!
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