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  1. They do drag hunts now I think, they do with Fauves, but I have seen some clips of Fauves bailing up a boar. Some Aus farmers do awful things with their dogs but not all, most love their animals and respect them for the work they do.
  2. I love dogs shows they are so entertaining in SO many ways!
  3. Fauves are awefully cute pups. I have one with a short coat and one with a long unstripped coat, people all seemed to like Cedro because of his long shaggy coat.
  4. Gilly hasn't needed a vet for most of his life, he hates the vet. What I have done before with Anna, Fi takes me and she has a van so we sit in the van outside the vets surgery and we do it there. That way dog isn't stressed. When It was Annas turn the vet said she went very fast so she was ready to go even though she was only 7 she was very ill. Every morning I have to wake Gilly up just to see he is still with me, he breathes so gently its hard to tell.
  5. As Gilly has turned 21 now I wake up every morning wondering if he is still with me. I hope with all my heart he goes in his sleep under the doona walm and happy. But my experience with many old dogs I have never had one to pass in their sleep. I have had them tell me its time though. I hope he goes in his sleep, because Fi and I have known him all his 21 years and it will be just as hard for her as me to take him to the vet. But at the moment he is playing with Cedro in the hallway so he isn't ready yet!
  6. Was he a working dog? If he was you might find that he is used to being outside, a lot are chained outside when they arnt working.
  7. My lot like to wake me up around 7am, they don't believe in sleep ins, Gilly just ignores them and doesn't get up until at least 9. But the Fauves have a hard time at night chasing mice and rats, flying off the end of my bed, propelling themselves often off my legs! They then slip and slide and loose all their momentum on the polished floors and said rodent escapes, so then they have to stay in one spot and bark at it for a goodly period of time, or when I throw something at them. They also like to tell me loudly when the local feral cat is around and if anyone is walking anywhere in town, they believe, I think, that they think its their job to be extremely annoying. Its an experience having two Fauves barking/screaming and a deaf dog, who cant hear himself, so screams as well. As hounds their noise can be extremely bloody awful at times. No lovely woowooing, they sing.
  8. He wont let me take a pic hates the camera every time I try to sneak up on him he bolts. Just visualise a bandy JRT with completely white face, one hairy ear and a coat that's hardly there. He is deaf and nearly blind but can hear a biscuit wrapper a mile away! Very good at placing himself in a position where crumbs will fall in front of him. Sleeps most of the day and because he is deaf and cant hear himself bark he screams!
  9. My little JRT cross has made it to 21! I have had him all his life and love him to bits. He is stinky, bandy legged, lumpy and has a hairy oldman ear and one bald one. A good advert for raw feeding, he has had raw all his life, with vedge and bones and a few other things thrown in. He still loves a good bone every few days and still has a zoom everyday albeit not as fast as the others, he can also still jump up on the lounge and bed! So all in all he is doing ok for a rickety old little bloke.
  10. I have PTSD and when it gets nearly out of control Cedro sticks to me like glue, he sleeps at the foot of the bed and stays close in the day time. Often I don't realise its as bad as it is I only notice because of his behaviour. He has helped me through some very dark times over the last four years and Im very thankful for that.
  11. Thanks everyone after watching Olive Mcdinmont and a while ago I looked in to them in Aus. It seems there arnt too many here. They seem to be a lovely breed. They have just been given their own tarten so they must be ok. Maybe I might see one here next month for the Celtic extravaganza we have in first week in May. I like small feisty dogs fauves can be feisty! I caught Cedro yesterday eating his way through his wire pen, had already made a large hole but just not big enough for him to escape from.
  12. Having problems finding a breeder in Australia there must be one here somewhere. can anyone help me with info.
  13. Bassets have been around for a long time helping farmers and hunters get food and keep pests away. They have been changed to fit the game they need to catch. Fauves and other members of the Basset family have been hunters, if you look at them they go from Long low Bassets, then fauves then up another level until you get to the Grande. All fit into a different area of hunting game. Owners have done that to get a dog that they need to catch bigger game for larger families. Larger families because more game is caught to feed the family? What came first?
  14. I don't think anyone has mention that your are legally responsible for what your dog does when Its roaming. Wether it bites someone or impregnates another dog, you are legally responsible. If nothing else that should be enough to keep you dog contained.
  15. I waited for Cedro and Anna for a long while, but it was worth the wait. I am now waiting again.
  16. Maybe they entertain the snakes as well, that may be the reason they are often found near them. OMG they are designed to annoy snakes and make them go away! Do people really believe that?
  17. I will never understand why it isn't free. If your bitten by a snake in the USA and you don't have your own antiv you wont come out of hospital under $20,000. The bloke I watch on facebook got bitten and he had his own and it still cost him $8,000, he was in hospital over night! Mostly its because you just don't use one lot, depending on the snake, you may need many doses of anti-v. Edited to say I had a Red Belly in my top yard today, Etta found it and dropped it when I told her to. It was about two foot long, looked liked it was shedding, its skin was very dull and was in a hurry to leave. Didn't want to bite any of u,s there was me and my two dogs in its way and it went around us to escape. Red bellies are my fav snakes from Australia.
  18. They had problems because our antiv for aus taipans didn't work very well so they had to make one specific for the png taipan. It looks entirely different deep chocolate brown with and orange stripe down its back, really beautiful snake. They had up to 17,000 people dieing from bites. The new ant-v is so much cheaper, the aus one was expensive for them so this new one they can afford and it will save a lot of lives. I didn't realise that Taipans and Mulga snakes were so spread out across parts of Indonesia.
  19. Thanks SM. If you like snakes and are interested in snakes from everywhere have a look at viperkeeper on facebook, great page and very interesting man with a lot of knowledge of snakes. He is in USA but has vipers and cobras as well as PNG Taipans and Browns and Indo pigmy mulga snakes. Check it out his collection is beautiful and he helps supply snakes for venom collection and has helped in making the anti-venine for PNG Taipans that kill thousands of people a year in PNG.
  20. Those poor Kiwis I cant think of anything worse than a country without reptiles, do they have any? I cant remember any Kiwis that I have known mentioning them. I love a nice reptile be it a snake of any kind or a lizard or any other small animal. Imagine life without Geckos or skinks in your garden. My Blueys eat my strawberries and snails, I don't mind. Its usually a race between me, the dogs and the Blueys. Edited to say that supposed rat/mouse wire kills snakes very slowly over days, its terrible stuff.
  21. Sounds like a bit of an advertisement for repellers to me.
  22. You just need to watch the Victorian snake catcher to see how many snakes he catches next to or around snake repellers! They don't work, don't expect them to. Snakes are with us all the time even in the cities, if you have a yard with no water supply, cover, long grass, anything that can be a hiding place helps to make your yard not inviting. They don't like to travel over short grass because it makes them vunerable, they love frogs and mice/rats, that's what they eat. So if you have a home with frogs and mice and rats you proberly have snakes now and then. I have a 1/4 acre block divided by a fence the top half isn't snake friendly the bottom half is, Ive been here for 8 years and have seen two snakes. I live near a creek and know that there are Tigers and RBBs and Browns, Copperheads because I have seen them. I love snakes and Im happy to have them in the bushy part of my yard. My dogs don't go there in summer to autumn. I believe we need to learn to live with snakes because we are loosing them very quickly and we need them, they do a job in nature. Ive lived in Qld and NSW with the same attitude, in QLD it was all the most dangerous snakes and I never had a problem because I left them alone, made things not inviting and we all got on. Do some reading on what snakes you have in your area and what they eat and the conditions they like, that will give you ideas on how you can make your yard safe for you and your animals. If you have a snake please call to get it removed, most people are bitten because they are trying to kill a snake, snakes are shy, but if you corner them they will defend themselves. Checkout your local snake catcher, have the number on your fridge just in case, they will catch and take the snake away.
  23. I am so sorry Westiemum she had a good long life with you.
  24. Wow is that $123.00 a year? That's daylight robbery.
  25. Do you mean as a breeder or as just an owner. If its as an owner go to your local council and they will tell you what you need to do. Yes you need to register every dog on your property, you will get concessions if your dog/s are de-sexed. Someone else will tell you how much it is to be a breeder, it can become very expensive after all the costs of showing and breeding.
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