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  1. The Canaan dog. Up until last year the breed was still incorporating wild dog/camp dog genes into the gene pool. One reason they aren't anymore is that the person who was doing it was forced to move out of their home/kennel in Israel. The other reason is that it is getting harder to find dogs to add to the gene pool. --Lhok
  2. Japanese Spitz Breeds

    There are more Shikoku in America and Canada then here in Aus but I wouldn't say they are readily available. Many of the dogs in the US and Canada have been imported from Japan. Shikoku are a lot of dog in a very pretty package. Most of them have been bred with hunting in mind and so they are quite prey driven. If you are on Facebook, you should check out the Nihon ken facebook group, in that group are some very knowledgable people and there are even some owners of Shikoku. I also would say that spitz in general do have some problems with being off lead dogs, and yes they do tend to be more stubborn and independent thinkers than other breeds. Some of the larger Spitzen do have same sex aggression issues too. --Lhok
  3. Baladi: The dog getting over its bad image

    They look and sound similar to Canaan dogs! Thanks for showing this --Lhok
  4. https://www.triplem.com.au/news/coffs-coast/two-year-old-attacked-by-dog-at-sawtell/?station=coffs --Lhok
  5. No more cats & dogs for RSPCA Qld

    The Observer understands Gladstone vets have not been paid by the RSPCA's head office for their services since last November. This above is concerning too, why haven't they paid their vet bill? Seems very odd to me. --Lhok
  6. Dog walkers walking multiple dogs

    I worries me that in one of the photos that two dogs are on a belt walker, one having a halti on and the other has a basket muzzle. Both shouldn't be on a belt. --Lhok
  7. Yet another dog attack

    Report it. Most off lead areas still require the owner to have effective control over their dog and it sounds like the guy didn't. --Lhok
  8. Yup they are all suggestions at this point because this legislation is in draft form at the moment. There are also no exceptions so if you breed at home you will be called a breeding establishment and all those rules will apply for you too. There is a bit in the legislation that says no dog must be bred from if it has an issue with small animals, dog aggression or problematic behaviours like fence jumping etc. I know it might sound good in theory however many breeds will not pass those requirements. --Lhok
  9. I can't believe this isn't up here yet! Looks like the NSW government is going down the same path as the Victorian one with legalizing puppy farms and making hobby breeders illegal. http://www.dogsnsw.org.au/members/noticeboard/1258-prevention-of-cruelty-to-animals.html --Lhok
  10. Well, finally happening.

    This isn't because of breed standards, this is because the RSPCA would find it easier to just be able to rubber stamp large facilities. It means they don't have to do as much work if there is only a handful of breeders around. It also big business being able to come in and take control over something and industrialize it. If people care about dogs they will want to stop this. --Lhok
  11. Well, finally happening.

    Looks like hobby breeders are under attack in NSW with the factory farming of dogs set to be legal and any other forms of it illegal http://www.dogsnsw.org.au/members/noticeboard/1258-prevention-of-cruelty-to-animals.html --Lhok
  12. Well, finally happening.

    I believe he has bred budgies in the past and is a good friend of dr harry.. not that it helps with the topic at hand XD --Lhok
  13. I second a Leo, beautiful dogs :D --Lhok
  14. But do the majority of breeders who breed the oodle type dog actually want it to be a breed or is it a cash in on the popularity of it? From most of the posts I see in the local buy swap sells it is the cashing in on the popularity of it. I sit there and I try to talk about health testing and why it is beneficial to do early stimulation/senstisation of pups I ask them if they would be willing to take back pups they bred and all the hallmarks of an ethicial breeder. Are they interested in anything like that? No, they tell me if I am not interested in buying a pup to take my opinions and shove them elsewhere. --Lhok
  15. Beauceron Breeders

    There is/was Beau's in Vietnam as well so that might be something you could look at although I don't know anything about importing from there. As an aside, the beau's herding is more like a droving dog than a border collie or kelpie which is why it isn't considered to be as good for work here and they also would be quite large for the quad XD --Lhok