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  1. Ankc breed rego trends over time

    I remember GSD were banned in the ACT and NT for a number of years.
  2. I have met a lot of really nice Keeshonds - if the big coat scares you have you thought about a Finnish Lapphund - very similar but with less coat - yes I have one If you are keen on a Sheltie make sure that you research breeders for one who breeds calm dogs - some Shelties can be very highly strung ! Both breeds can be vocal and require a fair amount of grooming. Good luck
  3. Cork tiles and dogs

    I looked into cork but decided the re-coating was to much for me so I went with floating floor boards. I am really happy with them and they have look great after 4.5 years of dogs ,cats, people and multiple spills of all kinds
  4. I am in love ..... breed not in Aus.

    Silken Windhound
  5. Sighthounds

    Another couple of Bosco
  6. Sighthounds

    And I took this one of Grizabella at the end of the photo shoot - they all loved her plus one of Charlie -Cat because he thinks he's a dog !
  7. Sighthounds

    Doler Grizabella took some beautiful photos of Bosco, Nicky-Noodle and Lappie Jaana
  8. So worried about snakes!!

    I am in a country town and have a winter creek at the bottom of my yard - in the last 5 years I have had a large brown in the garden and a cute little Red belly black in the house. The brown was scared away by my Lappie barking and me yelling at everyone to go inside - at the same time one cat decided the yelling was the Borzoi's fault and chased them across the yard with them doing the Borzoi death scream !!!! The little red belly (about 30 cm long ) was last Friday night and it slithered along the wall into my Lappie's fur ! Luckily she was 90% asleep so I got her into another room before she realised what was happening. I had a chat to the little snake and we decided it would be better outside. Plastic container over the top - it kept popping it's head out then a piece of cardboard slid underneath then threw the lot over the back fence - the Borzoi's didn't wake up off their couches and the cats were in another room. But I did have a Brandy after that ! Now huntsman are another story - horrible things !!!!!!!!
  9. Japanese Spitz Breeds

    I don't really agree with this - most Finnish Lapphunds get on very well with other dogs and many go off lead with their owners. While recall may be harder to train than with a BC or similar it is certainly not very difficult. Many Lappies compete in dog sports which require a high level of training. While a Lappie isn't a Japanese breed they are a very nice medium size Spitz
  10. Human hair conditioner

    An old vet suggested I use Selsum blue on my lot. It makes their white bits sparkle
  11. Car Recommendation

    I took my Borzois with me when I went to car yards - I got lots of help from salesman - give it a try !
  12. Sighthounds

    Bosco loves having my son home for the week (so do I)
  13. Gentle Giant Breed Recommendation!?

    Borzoi ? - lots live to 12 -13 - my 2 are very cuddly and friendly -they are elegant goofballs who prefer to sleep 23 hours of the day inside on leather couches of course
  14. Best vacuum cleaner for pet hair?

    The best one I have found is a Rowenta (cost about $200 4 years ago ) with a triangle shaped head - no power head or wheels for hair to get caught in. It copes well with 30cm long Borzoi hair !!!