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  1. Pics would be great to see his current condition, then we can let you know if he needs more weight or not. As Rebanne said, he might not actually be a cross of those two breeds and may be just a much smaller dog.
  2. That's awesome, Phyl!! I still can't quite do the splits yet and certainly can't put my legs behind my head, but I'm getting there! Got up in to my first tripod headstand recently and despite being able to do normal headstand for a couple of years now I always struggled with handstand - but did it a few months ago! It's so great when you achieve new things! A couple of weeks ago I got back from a yoga retreat click here in Bali. Highly recommended if you have ever wanted to do that sort of thing!
  3. Congratulations on your new pup, Phyl. I'm sure she'll bring you many years of happiness. I'm very sorry for the rudeness you've endured so graciously in this thread. As a fellow yoga lover I hope I'll also be standing on my head when I'm 80!
  4. Thanks Steve! Nice when hard work pays off
  5. 18 months is testing boundaries/maturity reaching stage. I consider it completely normal for dogs to start blowing you off and being little turds at this time, and it's very common for dogs to mature in to being less tolerant of other dogs at that age, but showing aggression towards a person (and a family member) is a worry. Vet visit first, then behaviourist.
  6. Ah, that's a shame Phyl! Keep your eye out, hopefully the perfect little dog will come in and you can adopt. Sometimes it takes a little time but it's worth it once you find that perfect dog
  7. Hi Phyl, Have you tried any local pounds or shelters? While most usually have bigger dogs you do see the littlies come through fairly regularly. Dealing with a pound or shelter directly should prevent the issue you're having of not hearing back - you can physically go to the premises to meet the pets and if you like a dog you'll usually be able to adopt them same day Good luck, you seem like a wonderful home!
  8. Did you know that Dogs NSW profit from Breed Specific Legislation in our state? We've worked hard for over a year and successfully challenged their 'Course in Canine Breed Identification', which supposedly taught Council officers to identify 'Pit Bull' dogs. If you're a Dogs NSW member and you have an issue with them teaching this course, please contact them and let them know.
  9. I agree with the other comments on this thread to speak to the owner (without your dog) calmly and ask him to keep his dog away, if no joy you need to either avoid the situation or call the Council. If unleashed dogs run up to mine yep I'll kick them or shove them away with my leg if I have no other option, but there's always the chance of the dog redirecting on you or you copping a bite aimed at your dog, so best to avoid that if possible. One more thing to add - if the dog is 50kg and weighs more than your entire male Rotty it's not an Amstaff.
  10. Did you bring him from WA to NSW? If so, he won't be on the NSW register unless you actually put him on there by filling out forms with your local council. The NSW registry doesn't participate with Pet Address, so it won't show up on there no matter whether he's on it or not.
  11. Done!
  12. Totally. Thinking further, I'd lawyer up and pursue the rescue too if they didn't immediately return my dogs. They did not obtain the dogs legally and in accordance with the legislation in the state they were impounded and therefore they do not legally own those dogs.
  13. Ooh, that's bad. Firstly, I'm a Companion Animals Officer in NSW, and while our Gov-run registry is the compulsory one I've still got access to all the other registries which I *always* search immediately if a dog is chipped but not on the NSW registry. Most of the time they're on another one. The Rangers have really stuffed up on this one because the 7 day hold only relates to a dog that is not microchipped, not a dog that is chipped but not on the register. Minimum hold should have been 14 days. They are in clear breach of the Act. That plus not checking all the registries and I'd be pursuing them for sure.
  14. Exactly. Not to mention there's a bit of a logistics problem in running illegal Greyhound races vs illegal dog fights. Fights can be run in dingy basements with a pit made out of four wooden planks in small spaces, making them more difficult to detect. You need a hell of a lot more space and permanent structures to run an illegal Greyhound race, and it'd be pretty damn hard to keep that undetectable.
  15. For most dogs who have experienced both, toys will not elicit the same drive satisfaction as a true bite. Ask police dog handlers if the dog changes after the first time it gets to bite an actual arm, rather than a sleeve...