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About RallyValley

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    Brittany Mad
  • Birthday 19/03/1990

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    Agility, Obedience, Rally-O, Showing, Field Work and Tracking. Basically a CDL through and through!

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  1. That's no good pie. Hopefully everything is ok soon! cavNrott - munted means broken. It's West Australian English :p
  2. I changed one of mine from LR to MR. He was sold with the agreement that at a certain age he would be evaluated and the change considered. His owners turned out to be fantastic and remained interested in showing, so we upgraded him to MR!
  3. Help Me With My Uni Project :)

    Not to be offensive but I think you'll find your second question is too subjective to get any meaningful data from it. I doubt anyone would answer no as wanting to meet the parents is not the same as needing to meet the parents. As an example of this my older bitch was purchased from interstate, I did want to meet her parents but wasn't able to... So my answer to there question would be Yes, which probably wasn't the data you were hoping for. And just to be helpful too my answers are; Yes Yes Yes
  4. Safest Way To Transport A Dog?

    A crash tested crate. There are no retailers in Australia though, so you would need to privately import one. This is the only brand tested in front impact and rear impact collisions: http://www.mim.se/?p=productgroup&i=1&l=en
  5. Angry Dogs / Angry Owner

    Do not call 000 for the incidents described above! In WA that is for emergencies only. 131 444 is the appropriate number.
  6. Angry Dogs / Angry Owner

    Both of these bolded incidents would have been enough to have a Police vehicle attend when the incident was in progress, as he is causing a public disturbance. If the staffy owner threatened to physically harm either person they can also go into the local station after the fact and make a report. Another option would be to chat to the ranger, tell him this guys dogs are aggressive and let them know the approximate time he is at the park each day. You would think a proactive ranger may arrange some patrols of the park around that time.
  7. Save Hugo Campaign

    I am really pleased you found him too. If it was one of mine my biggest concern would not have been the council but finding him before he was hit by a car or ran into a dog that may not have been so friendly. The dog lovers here care about dogs and believe people owe it to their dogs to keep them safe and ensure they don't harm themselves or others.
  8. "pet Only" - Not Registered Litters

    This is something I wrote for our breed club's website and explains it pretty well: Why does it matter if my pup is registered with a Canine Association? If someone is breeding unregistered dogs it means they are unable or unwilling to register the dogs. They may be ‘unable’ to because they have dogs that a breeder has given to them on limited registration, so as a pet, and not to be bred from. If they breed from this limited register dog the Canine Association won’t let them register the pups. When you have a deep understanding of canine structure you learn how to recognise small conformation faults. If these faults are combined with another dog with a similar fault could become a major issue. A registered breeder will pay around $25 to register the pup with the Canine Association, which is a drop in the bucket as far as the cost of raising a pup properly goes. If a person has a dog with the proper main registration paperwork but is too lazy to register the pups with a Canine Association you must wonder what else are they cutting corners on, socialization? The sire and dam’s health testing? Microchips? Vaccinations? Proper nutrition? Other reasons that a registered breeder can’t register pups are: -the breeder is a member of the Canine Association but has been banned for breeding the same bitch 3 times in 18 months (so breeding back to back three times without a break) -they have disciplinary sanctions So if it’s a registered breeder but for some reason they are not registering the litter be very suspicious. The same goes if the breeder tells you it costs more for papers.
  9. "pet Only" - Not Registered Litters

    There are also rescues that act unethically so please ensure you check out all rescues carefully. I'm sure some rescue people on here can advise you what to look for in a good rescue organisation.
  10. Breed Help...please!

    Sorry, but I cannot picture a Brittany being content with half an hour of walking a day. After having Border Collies for most of my adult life (and having dabbled in a few other breeds along the way in conjunction), we got a Brittany boy last year as my husband fell head over heels in love with the mother of our boy when she boarded with us (we have kennels).... we had almost no prior experience with the breed apart from that. I have to be completely honest here and say that he is by FAR the the most challenging puppy to own that I've ever had - he is like a little cyclone fueled by Red Bull mixed with red cordial Don't get me wrong, we adore him and he is the sweetest boy really but ohmygoodness is he full on! We are lucky inasmuch as we have a larger property and he has 4 "siblings" (2 x Borders, 1 x French Bulldog & 1 x Whippet) to help entertain him both physically and mentally. We don't walk every day but if our living situation was different I'd say it would be an absolute must.... even now if he's bugging the others too much (he goes a lot longer & harder than the rest of our pack) I'll take him out for a hour or so and that does help a bit, albeit temporarily He loves toys, so we fill up the toy box in the house with various bits and pieces and we find he really enjoys hunting through, and picking out 'today's favourite'... He is a very busy dog, and is rarely still.... I couldn't imagine him in a single dog household where he was alone a great deal of the time! My Borders are MUCH more relaxed and easygoing. After the somewhat black picture I've painted of him here though, I must stress he really is super sweet, lots of fun to have around and makes us laugh every single day and it would be a much less colourful existence without him His breeder is amazing and has been a huge support, even though she did give us the "norty" one Great description of Butch Poo Fong! My first Brittany Zora is a very laid back girl and was quite misleading about the breed requirements for me. In my first litter three of the six pups were very intense whereas the other three were more like mum and better suited for a pet lifestyle. The three intense pups all went to experienced dog and working/showing homes with other dogs as companions. My pup Kite is very much a pup at 12 months, whereas her dam was sensible by 9 months (i.e smart enough to do naughty things like raid bins once I had left the room ). I would definitely say Kite has an off switch but she's very quick to flick that back to 'on' at the slightest sign of action (i.e me standing up or closing my laptop :laugh: ) I was told that the sire of the litter matured at 5 so there is still hope :p
  11. Registered Breeder Vs Back Yard Breeder

    Does anyone have a link available to the thread about the poor family that got a Border Collie from a BYB and it ended up with a fatal genetic disease? A must read if they are considering a Border Collie.
  12. Petplan Premium Increase

    My premium has just been taken out, it was $7 more expensive per month and I did not get any notice... I'm not sure which dog it's for, possibly Zora but I'm sure as they are the same breed and gender and had the same premium before they will go up by the same amount.
  13. 52/2014

    Loving all the shots! Especially the portraits and the Melbourne skyline :) I've been taking but not uploading so here is: Week 25 Week 26 Week 27
  14. Litters Due August 2014

    No litter this time.
  15. Agility Nationals 2014

    I'm doing 2016! Zora should be trialling by then and Kite hopefully too!