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  • Birthday 17/11/1967

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    Rotties, photography, firefighting, cooking, gardening

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  1. Ned 2003-2018

    Oh I am so very sorry Stellnme. RIP lovable Ned.
  2. Kaos - lymphoma

    I am so very sorry about Kaos. It is devastating news. Huge hugs and happy memories to poor Nick and to you.
  3. Dee Dee Duster - until we meet again

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  4. Dee Dee Duster - until we meet again

    IMGP8430 by Debbie Donald, on Flickr IMGP7928 by Debbie Donald, on Flickr IMGP5816 by Debbie Donald, on Flickr IMGP5652 cropped by Debbie Donald, on Flickr IMGP4413 by Debbie Donald, on Flickr IMGP1580 by Debbie Donald, on Flickr IMGP0275 by Debbie Donald, on Flickr 21042013247 by Debbie Donald, on Flickr 20171205_183142 cropped by Debbie Donald, on Flickr 20171120_151946 by Debbie Donald, on Flickr 20171029_115644 cropped by Debbie Donald, on Flickr 20170922_142540 cropped by Debbie Donald, on Flickr
  5. 20-7-2008 - 14-2-2018 On Valentines Day our beautiful Dee Dee Duster passed away so unexpectedly. She was the most awesome bitch I have ever had the privilege of sharing my life with. She was an absolute clown, who loved to work. She found her love later in life, Rally O, which she excelled at. She also discovered that people were not so scary after all and loved her pets as therapy work. She was definitely breedest and absolutely loved black and tan or black boy dogs. She was the biggest flirt with them around. But she was also a feral bitch when it came to SWFs and cats. Well, we can't all be perfect. She taught me so much about myself as a trainer, which made us such an awesome team together. The house is so quiet without you my Duster, and we are so devastated at your sudden passing. Enjoy swimming after all the ducks, chasing as many rabbits as you can find, eating as much of the naughty food as you like, and rolling in the green grass in the sunshine. Until we meet again beautiful girl IMGP8141 by Debbie Donald, on Flickr IMGP7932 by Debbie Donald, on Flickr IMGP8233 by Debbie Donald, on Flickr IMGP8757 by Debbie Donald, on Flickr IMGP9469 by Debbie Donald, on Flickr IMGP4569 by Debbie Donald, on Flickr
  6. I can highly recommend Fiona Kates. http://www.kateschiro.com.au/pets.html She has looked after 3 of my Rotties and has been absolutely brilliant with their care, and totally understands dogs who cannot be rushed. We currently go every 6 months for a checkup (Dee is 9 1/2 and Zeph is 8 1/2), but see her if either of the dogs have hurt themselves. They have been seeing her from puppyhood.
  7. Then and now, how we improved them

    I am not a breeder, but I am a breed enthusiast. I love Rottweilers. I love their versatility. They can track. They can herd. They can guard and provide protection. They can heal and soothe. They are loyal. They are athletic and energetic. They love to snuggle and play games with kids. They love to work and train and show off. They love to just hang with family. To be able to do all of these things, they need to breathe. They need to cool themselves rapidly whilst working. They need to be able to gather scent and process it on the move. They need to keep up with active kids during summer and winter. The current trend to produce Rottweilers with shortened muzzles and folds of facial skin is reducing the ability of Rottweilers to do these things. Breeders and judges need to remember that Rottweilers are not Mastiffs.
  8. Sometimes things are meant to be, and certain dogs become family at the right time for the right reasons. Mark and Legend know this. They are meant to be.
  9. Dog Xmas Photos

    Absolutely great photos and some rather adventurous pooches. Nova is stunning
  10. Dog Xmas Photos

    The Crazy Elf and the Grinch
  11. Dog Xmas Photos

    The happy Elves
  12. Victorian Gov To Introduce New Breeding Laws

    For your information A Letter From DOGS Victoria President, Mr Wayne Fleming (dated 10/11/2016) I wanted to take a moment to write to you to provide an update on some of the latest developments on the Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farm and Pet Shops) Bill 2016. DOGS Victoria have been in several high level negotiations, the latest of those meetings on 8th November 2016, where DOGS Victoria were verbally advised by the Minister’s office that the Government was considering a number of changes to the Bill in response to concerns raised by DOGS Victoria and other stakeholders. DOGS Victoria representatives were informed that instead of DABs, the changes would see all breeders be required to obtain a breeding permit, which will be made available through the local Councils. DOGS Victoria was informed that the Planning Minister would be consulted with a view to putting out Planning Guidelines that would "encourage" councils to grant “Recreational Breeder Permits” to people that had existing rights, i.e. people that had already been breeding without incident in any particular property. However, how ‘existing use’ will be defined, and what will happen to new breeders, is not clear. Leaving aside the fact that the guidelines for Councils on how to administer the breeding permits are not written as yet, and will be linked to a central database, which has not yet been designed, our information is that breeders with permits will need to adhere to the Code that applies to DABs (or similar), noting this is being reviewed by the Department, albeit without stakeholder consultation and as such we are not aware of what it will contain. As the permit framework will still be issued and managed by Councils, our concerns regarding transparency, consistency and equity in the approach taken by Councils in granting and management of the breeding permits remain. While we have been told there are plans for the Code to be revised there is no information as yet on what the changes may be. Importantly, nothing has yet been tabled and, in terms of the parliamentary process, the current Bill is unchanged. We will update DOGS Victoria members as soon as we are made aware of any developments, but both the current Bill and the proposed changes are addressed in DOGS Victoria’s submission to the Parliamentary Review of the Bill scheduled for 15 November 2016. I want to extend my personal thanks to each and every DOGS Victoria member who has been active in raising awareness of this Bill. This show of public strength continues to put pressure on the government, and DOGS Victoria will continue to negotiate for a framework that will safeguard the future of pedigree dogs. With regards, Wayne Fleming
  13. Vote To Amend The Bill

    For your information A Letter From DOGS Victoria President, Mr Wayne Fleming (dated 10/11/2016) I wanted to take a moment to write to you to provide an update on some of the latest developments on the Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farm and Pet Shops) Bill 2016. DOGS Victoria have been in several high level negotiations, the latest of those meetings on 8th November 2016, where DOGS Victoria were verbally advised by the Minister’s office that the Government was considering a number of changes to the Bill in response to concerns raised by DOGS Victoria and other stakeholders. DOGS Victoria representatives were informed that instead of DABs, the changes would see all breeders be required to obtain a breeding permit, which will be made available through the local Councils. DOGS Victoria was informed that the Planning Minister would be consulted with a view to putting out Planning Guidelines that would "encourage" councils to grant “Recreational Breeder Permits” to people that had existing rights, i.e. people that had already been breeding without incident in any particular property. However, how ‘existing use’ will be defined, and what will happen to new breeders, is not clear. Leaving aside the fact that the guidelines for Councils on how to administer the breeding permits are not written as yet, and will be linked to a central database, which has not yet been designed, our information is that breeders with permits will need to adhere to the Code that applies to DABs (or similar), noting this is being reviewed by the Department, albeit without stakeholder consultation and as such we are not aware of what it will contain. As the permit framework will still be issued and managed by Councils, our concerns regarding transparency, consistency and equity in the approach taken by Councils in granting and management of the breeding permits remain. While we have been told there are plans for the Code to be revised there is no information as yet on what the changes may be. Importantly, nothing has yet been tabled and, in terms of the parliamentary process, the current Bill is unchanged. We will update DOGS Victoria members as soon as we are made aware of any developments, but both the current Bill and the proposed changes are addressed in DOGS Victoria’s submission to the Parliamentary Review of the Bill scheduled for 15 November 2016. I want to extend my personal thanks to each and every DOGS Victoria member who has been active in raising awareness of this Bill. This show of public strength continues to put pressure on the government, and DOGS Victoria will continue to negotiate for a framework that will safeguard the future of pedigree dogs. With regards, Wayne Fleming
  14. Victorian Gov To Introduce New Breeding Laws

    The latest from Dogs Vic: BREAKING NEWS: DOGS Victoria's push for a review into the legislation has resulted in the announcement of a parliamentary committee inquiry, whereby stakeholders, including DOGS Victoria, will be able to highlight concerns over the likely impact of the Bill. The Committee will make their recommendations on the Bill to Parliament on 6 December 2016. We will update you as information comes to hand. For further details visit http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/eic/inquiries/inquiry/445 And from the above website: Terms of Reference The Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops) Bill 2016 was self-referenced by the Committee on 25 October 2016: That, pursuant to Sessional Order 6, the Economy and Infrastructure Standing Committee undertake an inquiry into the Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops) Bill 2016; the Committee reports its findings and recommendations to the Legislative Council by 6 December 2016, and that the inquiry in particular examine the likely effect of the bill on: existing Victorian dog breeders, and the availability of both pet and working dogs in the state of Victoria.
  15. Victorian Gov To Introduce New Breeding Laws

    For your information from Dogs Vic Dear Members We need your URGENT help in providing the following information asap. If you are CURRENTLY having difficulty with your Local Council with issues relating to the registration of a Domestic Animal Business (DAB), planning permits or just simple registration of your dogs, we need to hear from you today if possible. We require the name of your Council. Fees charged A brief outline of your issue. Please keep it short and to the point. Please email to [email protected] with LOCAL COUNCIL ISSUES listed in the subject line. Further I just want to let you know what a magnificent job all our members are doing. I think most members of parliament have either been contacted by letter, telephone, or in some case by meeting with your local member in person. You are making a difference. But remember to make sure that if you post on facebook it is there for all to see and therefore what you say must be accurate. If you are not sure please check with me first. Contact has been made with most of the relevant stakeholders and some discussions are still ongoing. The letter which was to be forwarded to the Minister for Agriculture as mentioned at the meeting at Bulla was sent on Friday. Management Committee held an emergency meeting on Saturday to discuss further strategies. Obviously due to the sensitivity of these discussions, details cannot be released here. A complete update will be provided to members at the meeting next Tuesday and details of the meeting will be disseminated to members on Wednesday. Wayne Fleming President DOGS Victoria
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