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  1. I hope that as well PK, she will give the dog an excellent home along with a good diet but I am a little concerned that she didn't do enough checks. I suppose we are all guilty of buying with our hearts.
  2. An update; My friend has bought the 'tiny mature tiny toy purebred poodle', she will be arriving at her new home on Friday a piccie of her; she does look like a sweetie (even though she isn't a Westie)
  3. My friend came across a G'Tree ad for 'tiny mature tiny toy purebred poodle' in NSW, I Googled the number and it has come up with a few other ads for poodles; don't know if it's legit or a byb offloading an older ex-breeding bitch. None of the ads say that the pups have been tested and the phone number shows several different locations though they are different years, NSW: Beresford, Newcastle, Lemon Tree The freight to Qld is $400 which sounds ok
  4. I saw that Lhok, that surgeon is well respected (he also operated on Penny to remove a tumour years ago) I reckon that is he a mite pi$$ed off at the amount of braccy breeds he needs to fix. Unless breeders do the right thing with their breeding program it can only get worse though I do think the reporter should have made the effort to interview some of the good breeders...the ones whose dogs do not have breathing problems, at least viewers would have seen that there are alternatives to unethical breeders. The woman interviewed really did smack of someone burying their head in the sand and seemed to be of the opinion that registered breeders were all doing the 'right thing' She would have had more credibility if she had said there are faults and she was working with breeders to rectify them I think owners of these dogs should take the breeder to court, having large fines imposed (plus costs of the vet bills) may pull them into line and slow down the unethical breeders, it can only benefit the dogs in the end. It seems that the greed-dollar is (again) more important than the robust good health/breeding of the dogs.
  5. A friend of mine is wanting another toy poodle, she has a lovely bright-spark female already and feels that a friend for her would be a great idea. We have searched rescues but there is very few available. The dog will live in the best of homes; lovely big garden to explore, walked daily and have an owner who is at home. Can DOLers keep a look out please eta, she is happy to pay a good price to a breeder or rescue (desexed) This is Tilly
  6. The first dog that springs to mind is, of course, is a greyhound though some patience may be required
  7. Fair enough Alibi, I see what you mean; I would also be hesitant in giving my dogs tick treatment if they lived in an area similar to yours. My dog-walk/dog sniffin' and exploring area consists of tall grass/trees/swamp/bandicoots/curlews so I am vigilant in giving them their treatments.
  8. There are bandicoots, possums and birds in the suburbs of Brisbane, all can carry ticks, if bandicoots come into your yard they will be carrying ticks along with them.
  9. I Googled all the things your sister requested Roova and the answer came up; Bulldog! what about a Grey? she could foster first to see how it all goes
  10. This is good
  11. Goodie; I will look forward to pictures next week
  12. I realise that there are health concerns with some owners about treating dogs with tick and flea preventative but do weigh up the benefits of treatment; if your dog does get a tick it may well die and will cost you an excess of $500 at your vets. Have a good think on what you are doing and logically find scientific answers to your concerns rather than bandy around the words 'chemicals in the body', it smacks of the anti-vax lobby and is an emotional reason rather than a logical reason. I feel that if the dog does have an excellent diet it can cope with the treatments very well, especially Qld dogs which are more likely to get paralysis ticks, which do kill. Too many dogs die of tick poisoning, there are preventatives and owners really need to become less 'precious' Here is an article by Richard Malik, University of Sydney, he writes 'Perhaps 10,000 dogs are affected each year, with a mortality of approximately 5 per cent. That means 500 dogs will die every year, with the remainder undergoing discomfort and suffering'.
  13. The ticks were found dogs locally all through last winter ZM; I live in the Redlands area. I give Nexguard (now) as it's less fussy than Advantix, I was putting on Advantix all through last winter and had still found a tick Penny and Mac, so be super-vigilant