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hollee

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  1. OK if I'm not a breeder you don't know why its so important to me? I was just interested because of some things I had observed. I'm sorry if you think that I shouldnt ask questions or show an interest in things. That's alright, thanks for the replies anyway. I don't post often anyway, I'm a nobody in the dog world, just love all my animals. I'm suitably chastened and its no loss to anyone, I probably wouldn't post again.
  2. The only reason I mentioned AI is that I know some dogs that have never done a natural mating. I guess if there is no other way I can understand it but I think it undesirable if a stud dog is unable to perform natural matings.
  3. Beautiful pictures and while I wish noons was homeless, I actually think those dogs have much better lives that a huge percentage of other dogs. The are constantly with their owners which is what most dogs want more than anything. They are well exercised, behaved and from experience ( my sister is an outreach worker) the dogs are fed and cared for way before the owners think of themselves. Thank you for posting this, even though my heart breaks for anyone having to live on the streets.
  4. Hi there I was just interested in peoples thoughts/opinions on what I have observed with current breeding practices in SOME instances.I'll just tell you a little of my background. Firstly I myself only ever bred one litter. I was registered, had my prefix, yes did the required exams and had 10+ years of mentoring with an older breeder who had over 50 years experience before embarking on breeding my one and only litter. Out of the three surviving puppies, I kept two, who were shown twice by a friend ( I have mobility issues) and then I decided I was happiest with them as simply my beloved
  5. VEBO pet supplies have soft crates in all sizes. I bought puppy pens from them that were really good quality and well priced. They supply to Police force etc and are very reputable, also offer free postage.
  6. So very sorry. Rest in peace little Tamar. Such beautiful photos of happy times which with time you will remember the most. All of us who have had to say goodbye to our precious ones can feel the heartache experienced. I'm glad you have two little ones that will fill your days. They will feel it too.
  7. I don't often comment but you are doing a wonderful job with your sweet seniors. Sending hugs to your dear little Tamar. My last senior it was a matter of day to day and like you I was ready to take the final step with her when the time was right. You will both know. In the meantime cherish your times together as I'm sure you do.
  8. I remember a few years back watching a program on ABC I think about the RSPCA and they were showing how they tested suitability to be adopted out. They held a doll that was supposed to represent a child, and bounced it towards the dog and if the dog backed away it was deemed dangerous and to be put down. Their reasoning was backing away meant that the dog would be a fear biter. I know if my dogs ( Shelties) were ever in that position they would be put down because shock horror they fit their breed standard of " wary with strangers". I couldn't believe this and it gave me an idea of
  9. That is terrible and after reading the link to the UK reports it seems to be something that is not uncommon with dealing with the RSPCA in other countries as well. They have a lot to answer for but sadly seem to be too busy lining their own pockets than what they purport to be.
  10. Thank you asal for posting this, I totally agree with all you have said. Not only is it inhumane but seems to be the PRACTICE of our governments as they have sneakily done it before. I remember while Australia and the world were cheering the opening of the Sydney Olympics when all the horses entered the arena, in Guy Fawkes national park the brumbies were being slaughtered by aerial shooting leaving many maimed dying a horrific slow death. It is a national shame and should not be allowed to go on EVER! Please people sign this.
  11. Sorry meant to add that many of these studies are funded by pet food companies as are many vet lectures on pet nutrition.
  12. I have raw fed my dogs for 30+ years and it is the best thing I've ever done. You can be sure of everything that your dog is getting and adapt according to your needs and with all the dry dog food scares would certainly make me change it if I wasn't feeding raw. Their coats are shiny and they have a vitality that is clearly visible. I am often asked what I feed them. Just a side note, the ingredients in the Vets all natural mix is easily made up and I was fortunate many years ago that the vet I used put me onto raw feeding following Juliette de Bairacli Levy's
  13. I think this is a cruel practice and should not be allowed. I noticed last time I registered my dogs at the council, a man was registering his puppy and the council charged him the high fee for undesexed dogs for puppies even at under three months. I also know of at least one breeder of my dogs breed that desexes puppies before they go to their new homes. I just think it is totally cruel, wrong and unnecessary to do this to a baby who has enough to cope with having vaccinations and microchipping ( I wish microchipping was done later too).
  14. Hello Sheltiesrule, I just saw your post and your dogs breeder was Gill Spencer who moved some years ago to SA to live with her daughter who also bred Shelties, but under the prefix Lynsline. Gill no longer breeds and is a lovely lady but to be honest I don't know if she is still with us. The daughters name is Lynne Winterfield. Email is [email protected] I hope this may be of some help. Any dogs with Kendarlyn lines will be last bred about ten years ago.
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