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  1. This thread is being created for a friend. :) Who would like to know: 1) Which Australian Rottweiler breeders breed for IPO Sport? 2) Which Australian Rottweiler breeders breed from working lines? (And what work do these dogs actually do?) Thank-you.
  2. What are your experiences in breeding bitches who are having a silent season? In terms of matings, and resulting puppies. Thank-you in advance.
  3. Leema Rescue in South Australia took in a smooth fox terrier male today, but he is older, 2-3 years old. Contact Leema Rescue for more details: https://www.facebook.com/leemarescue
  4. I find PetRescue gets far more genuine enquiries than my adverts elsewhere (Gumtree and Facebook). To me, the purpose of a rescue ad is to GET enquiries! The person might not be suitable for the particular dog they originally enquired about, but maybe one of your other dogs in care is suitable. It's awesome when you can pass one enquiry onto another dog. If for some reason I have a dog that is getting a lot of unsuitable enquiries, I might put a clause in with ***s and capital letters. For example, I had a dog that was not child friendly, and I kept getting enquiries from people with kids, or people that were pregnant?? I have no idea why, but I guess the dog was pretty. Putting a NO CHILDREN clause with lots of stars got rid of most of these enquiries. Phew. So, basically: No, I don't get many time wasters. I might be getting some people who need a little bit of a re-education. I might be getting some people who are more suited to another dog - awesome.
  5. Are details available online/on a PDF? As I don't have Microsoft Office on this computer.
  6. Kerry will make jackets/coats/ onesies/ to order: https://www.facebook.com/JetisFurkidFunwear?fref=ts
  7. Well I don't have much to go on at this stage!
  8. I really doubt this statistic too, guys, but I want to know where it's come from so I can start to debunk it!
  9. Thanks for the links to their annual reports - but they do not compare dog attack rates over the past. The desexing part of their site is useful, and at least provides a ball park time period.
  10. There seems to be this frequently touted figure, that "after compulsory desexing was brought in in the ACT, there was a 47% reduction in dog attacks". Can anyone please link me: *What legislation was brought in in this time frame? (I assume it was more than just compulsory desexing, but other legislation alongside.) and *The reports that indicate that there was a 47% reduction in attacks? I have Googled but not found.
  11. Anyone is welcome to come to my house and meet my dogs, including any rescue dogs in care. :) My number is easily accessible if anyone would like to talk to me or visit me.
  12. I have taken on about 50 dogs from pounds and less-than-desirable places around Australia. The only thing my dogs have 'got' is fleas. (I've since perfected my methods for bringing in flea-ball dogs and so far, no cross-transmission.) My dogs don't get along with all dogs, so dogs that don't get along are not mixed together. I don't let fights happen. The idea that rescue dogs are diseased and aggressive is unpleasant too. I recognise my ideas are 'wrong' now and I have unrealistic expectations on breeders. I have accepted that breeders are not the people I thought they were, and it seems I'm in a minority when it comes to the obligations of breeders. I can understand all the excuses that breeders come up with so they don't have to assist rescue (and they don't have to assist rescue - they're breeders). I don't know what else I can say. What do you want me to say? What would make you happy with the conclusion of this discussion?
  13. I don't know about other rescues, but for mine, the biggest problem I have is finding a place to put the dog until they get adopted. If I don't have a place to put the dog, I can't take the dog. For all those saying, "I can help in other ways" - unless that help is paying for boarding, you're pretty much no help to me. But as a breeder, you don't have to help, so it's all good.
  14. Haredown Whippets, how many rescue dogs have you been able to get assistance from the breeder (or a breeder of their breed) for? You said "[m]any breeders assist dogs of their own breeding", but I haven't found one yet. You must've had a much better success rate in rescue.
  15. For interests sake, the recent scenarios that have happened in South Australia with purebred (and pedigree) dogs coming into rescue, none of the breeds presented have been Staffordshire Bull Terriers or another wildly popular breed. I guess because I've always been willing to take in dogs of my breed (and crossbreeds that look mildly similar), I assumed other breeders were the same. This thread as taught me that my assumptions were folly - I should expect nothing of breeders when it comes to rescue. I understand that now.
  16. If this was the case, this thread wouldn't exist. I'm getting increasingly frustrated with breeders refuse to help their own breed. Surely if you love your breed, you'd help. However, it seems from this that I have a romanticised idea of what a 'good breeder' is. So my thoughts are moot.
  17. Feeling bitter and frustrated in rescue at the moment with the actions of some breeders... Wondering if I have unrealistic expectations...
  18. I am obsessed with names and naming, and my house is going to be pretty crowded if I ever get a chance to use them all. :laugh: But my next border terrier girl is going to be Didge, but only if it's from a particular mating.
  19. I haven't ever met a dingo x in Adelaide, only kelpie x... If you know what I mean...
  20. If a dog rushes you, Stand still Be quiet Avoid eye contact Wait for dog to leave before moving slowly to safety
  21. Thank-you for the advice. You have given me confidence to go and buy Periactin today (was a top runner with my Facebook friends) and will give this dog a very low dose tonight (because I'm paranoid about side effects as I'm doing this on the sly), and then will start a 'proper dose' from tomorrow assuming he get drowsy as a result of the Preiactin... He's a sighthound, he doesn't need to be drowsy!
  22. Thank-you. What you're saying sounds good and has given me some hope. I just about died at the suggestion of $640 for meds for him. Now just suggestions of a vet in SA that can hold my hand? If there's none, I'll just... Try things...
  23. I have a dog that is very allergic to something in my house/garden, but we have not been able to identify what that something is. We have tried lots of things. If he is on anything less than 40mg of Macrolone (Prednisone) a day, he is itchy and red. Obviously, this is not a long term solution. Unfortunately, the long-term medication suggested by the vet was quote at $640 for a 2 month supply... This is just not something that I can afford right now. (My dog weighs 45kgs, hence dosages and costs are always going to be higher.) I have a friend who has her dog on human antihistamines on an ongoing basis due to allergies. I was wondering if anyone else has put their dogs on human antihistamines. Which ones? Is there any vet in Adelaide I could attend to walk me through? Can responses PLEASE REFRAIN from suggesting possible allergens and refrain from different shampoos/vitamins/supplements/etc. I just want this to be a discussion on human antihistamines. Thank-you.
  24. You did great! It would be nice to end up with the dog in hand, but alas, not always possible. Thank-you for your efforts. I hope someone like you is around if any of my dogs ever manage to get out or get lost.
  25. Anyone able to do a yard check in Renmark, SA?
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