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Jaxx'sBuddy

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  1. Keeping these puppies alive IMO is very cruel. They can't run and do zoomies, they can't cock their leg on a tree, they won't be able to roll over to have their belly rubbed, they are completely and totally helpless without humans.....how cruel is that. I think it is goulish to keep them alive. They should be given their wings to stop their suffering and because it is the right thing to do.
  2. BM hopefully the murmur is not too bad and it causes her no problems
  3. RL so sorry to hear this it must be a dreadful shock to you
  4. so if a breeder wanted more from you, you would or wouldn't provide it? For instance, your being a MDBA member means very little to me, I'd want to know about you not just what clubs you are a member of. A very common reference is a Club membership. Not just for getting puppy but for almost anything you might give a reference for, like getting into Uni, even some banks for home loans take Club memberships as a reference and so forth. No where did she say it was the only thing needed. Lighten up please. I wasn't asking you, so don't tell me to lighten up. I asked a valid question. Mem
  5. so if a breeder wanted more from you, you would or wouldn't provide it? For instance, your being a MDBA member means very little to me, I'd want to know about you not just what clubs you are a member of. A very common reference is a Club membership. Not just for getting puppy but for almost anything you might give a reference for, like getting into Uni, even some banks for home loans take Club memberships as a reference and so forth. No where did she say it was the only thing needed. Lighten up please. I wasn't asking you, so don't tell me to lighten up. I asked a valid question. Mem
  6. so if a breeder wanted more from you, you would or wouldn't provide it? For instance, your being a MDBA member means very little to me, I'd want to know about you not just what clubs you are a member of. I would be happy to provide more it's just that this would help add to the references
  7. When I became a MDBA member I went through an approval process and because of that the MDBA will write me a reference stating that I am one of their Responsible Pet Owners. I can use this reference if I want a puppy from a breeder who requires a reference or if I need to rent a property and need references for the dog. Of course, should I want to buy a puppy from a MDBA breeder then they would know my credentials
  8. In the UK centuries ago, the powers to be introduced a window/glass tax. So when houses were built they had tiny little windows and not many of them. Many large country estate house owners bricked up their windows to avoid the tax. Many things were done for specific reasons but we have often forgotten why it was done in the beginning efs
  9. Boston Terriers have naturally upright ears but their ears are still cropped in the USA. I don't know why they get cropped because their erect ear and the cropped ear are not much different cropped not cropped
  10. Really??????? So your recommendation is to not do a course if someone hasn't recommended but go look for a nameless book on Amazon???? I named a book, and I suggested others would recommend different books. And yes, obviously that is my recommendation. Why do you feel you have the right to question that? I would not have written it UNLESS it was my recommendation. Do you have a problem with that? If so, why? Others have recommended other things. Why have you not asked them the same questions? No one else said not to do the course. So according to your logic university st
  11. I was an autodidactic for years and when I undertook Tertiary study it complemented and added to my knowledge. In my opinion there is a place for self-learning and formal study and as both complement each other I think a mix of both brings out the best results.
  12. Can we please leave the attacks out of this and let people have their opinions without constantly having to justify themselves to you? There was no personal attack it was a question regarding the logic of the statement. I gave my opinion as I am allowed on a public forum just as anyone else can.
  13. Really??????? So your recommendation is to not do a course if someone hasn't recommended but go look for a nameless book on Amazon???? I named a book, and I suggested others would recommend different books. And yes, obviously that is my recommendation. Why do you feel you have the right to question that? I would not have written it UNLESS it was my recommendation. Do you have a problem with that? If so, why? Others have recommended other things. Why have you not asked them the same questions? No one else said not to do the course. So according to your logic university st
  14. Really??????? So your recommendation is to not do a course if someone hasn't recommended but go look for a nameless book on Amazon????
  15. This is very dangerous advice for this situation. Do NOTHING except get a behaviourist or trainer in. If you do the wrong thing you may cause more issues.
  16. Actually I am not chucking any stones Steve. I have no reason to. I have merely stated my point of view based on 30 years of owning this breed. So based on your statements about other breeders, who is to say what you are saying and doing is correct? This is the problem with breeder bashing....who are we to believe?
  17. stonebridge that is disingenuous of you. Humans as a breed can procreate naturally however some can't. Some breeds of animals cannot mate nor freely birth, this is a problem throughout the breed which makes them not fit for purpose
  18. I would hope that breeders are not just selecting ONE thing to improve on in their breeding programme, for it is fearful that they will definetely lose sight of other aspects that are just as important. For example. a British Bulldog breeder who has decided that they must have free whelping bitches. With incoprorating solely that in their breeding programme they may lose sight of other important aspects in what makes the Bulldog unique. I am not saying that free whelping shouldnt happen. But to lose sight of what makes the Bulldog a Bulldog just because THEY want a free whelper is wrong. Ther
  19. I would hope that breeders are not just selecting ONE thing to improve on in their breeding programme, for it is fearful that they will definetely lose sight of other aspects that are just as important. For example. a British Bulldog breeder who has decided that they must have free whelping bitches. With incoprorating solely that in their breeding programme they may lose sight of other important aspects in what makes the Bulldog unique. I am not saying that free whelping shouldnt happen. But to lose sight of what makes the Bulldog a Bulldog just because THEY want a free whelper is wrong. Ther
  20. Who cares. Seriosuly - the kid ended up in hospital. That is just not on. The other kid ended up dead. And before you ask - I had a dog who went for a child in an unprovoked attack. I loved that dog but I had him put down immediately. If I had a gun at the time, I would have shot him. Totally agree. The dog wouldn't have drawn another breath and there is nothing a child could do could do that warrants the dog attacking them, simply nothing.
  21. Not all pounds desex before rehoming. I can think of one logical reason the dog was running with an in season bitch .... perpetuating its genes. Oh goody. Yes, my thoughts exactly. The in heat bitch was left unattended with an entire male.
  22. Bullshit. Most will retreat. The threshold at which a dog 'fights back" and the damage it does vary widely. Most dogs snap or don't bite down when defending. This dog was at the extreme end of the scale. Oh and by the way freezing is regarded by many dog professionals as precursor to serious acts of aggression. Its red flag behavour that sadly isn't recognised as such by many folk. I don't think they should pay with surgery and loss of appendages for their mistake but that's just me. On this forum we often wonder about the background of such dogs. Perhaps you could shed some light? Ho
  23. Exactly why I am suggesting the humans who re-home pound dogs take responsibility for ensuring the dogs they re-home have appropriate temperaments. A pound doesn't vet the people buying the dogs and they should. A dog can be very dangerous and it's about time pounds were made responsible for what dogs the re-home.
  24. Gayle that is exactly what I think.
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