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  1. I second Wiz's Mum's suggestion of a Tibetan Spaniel ('Tibbie'). Their breed traits make them excellent therapy dogs. My first Tibbie, Angel, was selected in the first 5 therapy dogs for a children's hospital. The university behaviourist overseeing the program, said that her breed got her onto the short-list. Angel was assigned to a young boy with a terminal illness with palliative care at home. The two became so close, loved peacefully chilling out together. Tibbies seem to know how to adjust to the emotional needs of their 'person'. They're little Zen dogs. Tibbie boy nex
  2. https://nationalpurebreddogday.com/looty-the-pilfered-pekingese/Here's a photo of 'Looty', the little Pekingese taken by British troops from the plundered Royal Palace in Peking. Looty was taken among 5 other little dogs who'd stayed near the body of a lady, thought to be an aunt in the royal family who'd committed suicide at the approach of foreign troops. After being taken back to Britain, Looty became the pet of Queen Victoria. This article gives information on what happened for the other little Pekes.
  3. All 4 Tibbie girls I've had were from registered breeders who wanted to retire them to a good pet home. Our neighbours presently own a magnificent Tibbie boy who came to them likewise.
  4. Excellent advice from others, especially matching suggestions to your stated preferences.... and to the context of your family and home. On the subject of wanting a dog that would alert you to intruders.... I'm not suggesting this breed as it's not in line with your size/type preferences. But I know from our experiences with Tibetan Spaniels how valuable it is to have a doggie-alerter. Twice our Tibbie girls have alerted us at night that: 1. A thief had come up on the back deck on way into house (with a bag full of items nicked from downstairs storeroom). 2. Someone wa
  5. A few years back, we had friends who had 2 English Setters. Beautiful, dignified dogs that were very much loved. Based on what I saw of them, they're a hidden treasure of the dog world.
  6. https://www.poodleclubofqueenslandinc.com/poodle-rescue The Poodle Club of Qld has a Rescue with rescue contacts on their website. But they say that due to C-19 they're not doing any rescue work at the moment.
  7. Here's some SE Qld Rescues that often have smaller dogs. I know because I have to monitor them for any Tibetan Spaniels needing help. 4Paws Animal Rescue in the Sunshine Coast region; Chihuahua Rescue Qld takes in small breed 'honorary' chihuahuas (they've had Tibbies, for example). Tails of the Forgotten in Gold Coast region (I've seen lovely small dogs there) Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Rescue Qld. All above have Facebook Pages. Poodle Club of Qld has Rescue services. One person takes care of the Standards & another looks after the Toy and Minia
  8. This says essentially what I'd have said. I'd add that the Tibetan Spaniel (show) breeders mine have come from, also socialised their tibbies well. Giving them access to being housepets and plenty of socialisation. I've come to respect those breeders for their knowledge base & how they continue to add to it. Also how their little dogs' happiness & welfare continue to be their highest priority. Wouldn't be confined to my present breed, I saw exactly the same in the Qld Sheltie and Poodle breeders. I'm sure others would point out positives with their breeds, too.
  9. I have dog/cat flaps that have a clip at the top. When I want the pets to go in and out, I clip it up. When not, I clip it down. Your new girl looks gorgeous & very happy in her new home. Enjoy!
  10. https://www.petrescue.com.au/listings/753573?utm_source=petrescue&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alerts&fbclid=IwAR3djCgIr0jJzzv7zPtr8op_SU6SsTO5Rk4TR_uIZp1nZ96v3u6gs6TvLkc I don't know if you'd be interested in Buddy, Tibetan Spaniel X, for adoption from SAFE Inc in WA? He's small, manageable, reported as having a lovely nature, is very true to the breed....including being King of the Teefees (the classic Tibbie underbite).
  11. Dogs vary within the breed. Like, I've had Shelties & in recent years, Tibetan Spaniels. In one unrelated pair of purebred Shelties, one never barked and was so excellent in every respect, his nickname was Saint Danny. The girl, Shelley, had something to say about everything (even a leaf falling!), and her nickname was The Mouth from the South. She was flighty about everything...as one neighbour said, 'She's so awful, she's loveable'. Same with the Tibbies (all unrelated purebreds). Some breed characteristics the same, but so different in individual personality. One would alert ba
  12. One of our Tibetan Spaniel pet owners, just recovered her Tibbie, Chalice, who'd been missing for 9 months. The daughter of a friend (who knew Chalice well) spotted someone walking her. Checked out the person's address, then told the owner. Owner said she went to the address, expecting it wouldn't be Chalice...but to her amazement it was. She'd taken along posters that she'd put up, 9 months back, with very clear photos of Chalice. As she said, it didn't give the residents any choice but to hand her over. Chalice is now happily back home. Another Tibbie, on Qld's Gold Coast,
  13. Our vet recommended Polaramine for our sheltie, Danny's, allergies. He said the veterinary medicine version of Polaramine was the same, but cost more. So he told me to get it from the chemist to save money. He also said Polaramine has a side-effect in humans of making them drowsy... but this doesn't seem to happen with dogs. This was some years back. It went well for Danny.
  14. I am so happy for you and Agi. All your persistent and thorough coverage paid off. So many people were keeping an eye out....& called in sightings. Best of all you got there fast, with what Agi was familiar with.... George & the car. You've earned a rest!
  15. Put some dry food/water together with items that have your scent on them (like old unwashed socks) in areas she's been sighted. The list of things you've done already is brilliant. I'd only add put a pile of kibble at your own front gate. Also put a big poster on your own front fence. People going by tend to be locals & that may jog their memory if they later notice a dog like that. I notice people who've seen her, report she goes into flight mode ears down, tail between legs when seeing people. Tell people, if they sight her, to crouch down on the ground, get low.... ev
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