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  1. Microchip issue for new puppy

    NSW chips don't show as registered in QLD (or any state except NSW!).If the pups were chipped in NSW before being transferred to QLD (weird but possible) that would explain why chips showed no registration details in QLD. Submit the form and see what happens.
  2. Worrying behaviour? Please help?

    I'm so glad that you realised that your dog was looking to you for direction. Dogs don't always react the same way on leash as they do at home, especially those working dogs which have have a very strong guarding instinct, which is the case for for both sides of Missy's heritage. If you do want her to put up with unwanted pats/handling by strangers when on leash, then do take her to obedience school. Most clubs are non-profit community clubs, there is an annual fee but it is quite doable for most people out of work. Once a week attendance on weekends and short daily practice at home other days. plus a lot of fun and meeting other dogs and people in your area!
  3. Cocker Spaniel - update in my post

    So very sad. I was under the impression that breeders had virtually eliminated Cocker Rage from the solids. Decades ago, it was certainly a serious problem in the breed. Itis very rare these days. Run free at the rainbow bridge, dear boy.
  4. French Bulldog Thread!

    Hello Savvy. It really isn't normal for two dogs to happily chew on the same bone at the same time, and your older dog is trying to teach the younger pup to stay away from him when he is enjoying a bone. Quite often the best way for peace at chew treat time is to let each dog have it's chew separated from the other. Crate training can achieve that , or putting the baby puppy in an exercise pen with his chew so that your older dog cannot steal it, or even simply letting each have their chew in a separate part of the house or garden. I really can't recommend feeding them out of the same bowl either. Puppies have different nutritional requirements and should be on a slightly different diet. For a whole heap of good reasons, which I shan't go into here it is always best to ensure that each dog has their own bowl and to discourage them from approaching one another while eating.
  5. Advice please

    For the dog to be of show/breeding quality it would have had to be purchased as an adult. Puppies only ever have "potential" and can never be guaranteed. And to purchase an adult you would not have done your due diligence unless you had asked for proof of breed specific health testing first. The puppy buyer is also expected to practise due diligence in that they should always ensure that parents have been screened for breed specific conditions, either by DNA screening where possible or by veterinary testing. This is especially the case where a puppy is purchased with a hope that it will grow to be of breeding quality. Anyone planning to breed is expected to have researched problems within the breed and what sort of screening tests are available to avoid those problems/ So to answer your question, you would most certainly contact the breeder to advise that a particular hereditary condition had cropped up in one of their stock. This is to help them plan future matings to avoid producing more stock with that condition. You would probably not really be entitled to ask for a refund unless the breeder had stated in advertisement or in writing that their stock was free of that particular condition. If the hereditary condition was one that was rare and not well known in the breed and is not a condition for which screening is done then the breeder is not at all liable - it is just pure bad luck.
  6. dogs paw cleaning cup?

    I'll pass on the paw cleaning mug thanks!! Good old damp washcloth will do me just fine!
  7. RSPCA in the news

    @asal did you mean to post that in this thread? Or are you comparing animal abuse laws with child abuse laws?
  8. Luxating Patella op recovery

    Crate rest is usually advised, so it should not make her worse.
  9. RSPCA in the news

    Not the first time that one of the state RSPCA's took no action on a report and then suddenly become involved after media interest. Watch this space ....
  10. DNA testing for mixed breed dogs

    That is ia typical Bull Arab type mix, (although I have to say that the minibull is unusual, Bull Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier is more common, but if they found more minibull than anything else I guess it really was in there.) I second what Juice said, the Bullarabs that I have fostered were so lovable.
  11. Genetic bloodline testing

    The only thing I can possibly suggest would require you to have multiple samples of the "bad" bloodline from different dogs on hand, together with their relationship to each each other, so that you could then determine whether or not your boy has any relationship to most of those samples. I would hazard a guess that you don't have those samples, though. I'm sorry this has happened to you. Now that you know his pedigree is not accurate, please report the whole thing to DogsWA and do not consider breeding with him.
  12. Rescuer found guilty

    She is no longer allowed to be associated with that rescue, according to one of the articles above.
  13. Grooming dogs with black nails?

    If her nails aren't getting worn down by daily exercise on hard surfaces such as pavement, then you really have to take in the job yourself between grooms. Only getting her nails clipped when she is at the groomer won't get them short enough really. I am a fan of using a dremel to file down nails, weekly on fast growing nails, as they need it on others. Lots of great advice already given here for you to check out.
  14. Cocker Spaniel - update in my post

    That sort of home is like hen's teeth to find, it sounds like it was meant to be! Best of luck to the dear boy!