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Diane J

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  1. Apple Cider is good stuff ….. but would sting that already sensitive and sore skin, wouldn't it? Must admit, I like something that will offer immediate soothing. Like, ummmm, Calendula :D When diluted this much, it doesn't sting. I've tried it on myself and there was no stinging at all :)
  2. You might want to try a 50/50 mix of Braggs apple cider vinegar (with the mother) to clean it. It has great antibacterial properties as well as other health benefits for dogs and humans.
  3. It really does come down to personalities like many have already mentioned. In the past, we introduced a male dogo to our home when we had a 6 year old male rottweiler. Both were intact and we never had one problem. Hour male rottweiler was the biggest softy and had never had any problems with any dogs in the past so we did feel comfortable with getting another male. We did decide that if we did end up with problems that we would desex but we never had to.
  4. Stafford Bt Books On Itunes

    Thanks for the reply. Will definitely look up the ones you've mentioned :)
  5. Tick Warning Seq Areas

    I do think there they are effective at stopping the ticks as we didn't see any ticks as soon as we started using them. Our boy was had white short hair so very easy to see them. As for where our got his from, we couldn't work it out as he daily walks were always on paths and he wasn't in contact with grass. We got the backyard and house treated as we didn't know how he was getting them. We finally worked out it was from visits to his dry food bowl by rats after he trapped one under his bowl and it was squealing in fear. We also worried about the chemicals on his skin but after discovering those ticks we became extremely paranoid and wanted to prevent what eventually happened anyway I think next time, we'll try to find a natural alternative as we're not really convinced of their safety.
  6. Tick Warning Seq Areas

    Thank you. It was devastating to lose him at such a young age - he turned 2 in October. We lost our very first dogo to secondary problems related to Ehrlichia infection (also transmitted by ticks) back in thailand also at a young age, and after this latest one - we've decided no more dogs in SE Asia as we don't have the best luck here. My 9 year old daughter has been devastated over this recent loss, especially after the passing of our 11 year old dogo 18 months ago :'(
  7. I'm looking at some books about Staffords on iTunes and I was wondering if anyone can recommend the best ones. I'm new to the Staff breed after owning Rottweilers and Dogo Argentinos for over 25 years so trying to learn as much as possible before we add one to our family next year. The ones I'm looking at are: 1. Staffordshire Bull Terrier by Jane Hogg From https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/staffordshire-bull-terrier/id491667819?mt=11 2. Your Staffordshire Bull Terrier by Tracy Libby https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/your-staffordshire-bull-terrier/id469416542?mt=11 3. Staffordshire Bull Terrier: An Owner's Guide by Tracey Smith https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/staffordshire-bull-terrier/id725653369?mt=11 4. The Complete Guide to Staffordshire Bull Terriers by Kevin Winslet https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/complete-guide-to-staffordshire/id576221289?mt=11 5. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier by Cynthia P. Gallagher https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/staffordshire-bull-terrier/id474532089?mt=11 Any help and recommendations would be really appreciated :)
  8. Stafford Fans

    I'm looking at some books about Staffords on iTunes and I was wondering if anyone can recommend the best ones. I'm new to the breed after owning Rottweilers and Dogo Argentinos for over 25 years so trying to learn as much as possible before we add one to our family next year. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. The ones I'm looking at are: 1. Staffordshire Bull Terrier by Jane Hogg From https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/staffordshire-bull-terrier/id491667819?mt=11 2. Your Staffordshire Bull Terrier by Tracy Libby https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/your-staffordshire-bull-terrier/id469416542?mt=11 3. Staffordshire Bull Terrier: An Owner's Guide by Tracey Smith https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/staffordshire-bull-terrier/id725653369?mt=11 4. The Complete Guide to Staffordshire Bull Terriers by Kevin Winslet https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/complete-guide-to-staffordshire/id576221289?mt=11 5. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier by Cynthia P. Gallagher https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/staffordshire-bull-terrier/id474532089?mt=11
  9. Staffordshire Bull Terrier

    Love this thread as I am new to staffys and my family and I will be getting one when we move back to Europe next year. After owning rottweilers and dogo argentinos for more than 25 years, I think it is going to be a relatively easy transition to owning the stafford.
  10. Tick Warning Seq Areas

    As someone who just recently lost a young dog to blood parasites (Haemobartonellosis and Babesias) from a tick, I also think it's important that people are more vigilant and to check there dogs often. We never had a problem with them before but about 6 months ago we started finding them on him and quickly started on the tick preventatives which did work and we didn't see a tick since. He would've caught them when he was first bitten and just didn't show the symptoms but about 3 weeks ago he started showing symptoms and quickly went downhill from there. He passed away just over a week ago and it was devastating.
  11. What Breed?

    Thanks. That's one of my favourite photos of them together
  12. What Breed?

    More pics Zoe Zoe and her boyfriend Tequila (RIP) Angel and her shadow, Kostya And our first dogo in Casper I with our rottweiler Nasser (who travelled to Thailand from Aus when we moved there)
  13. What Breed?

    Wow. Are they your dogos in your avatar? Great looking dogs. I wouldnt let a kid go near dogs in a ute either. This time it all worked out well - next time it may not. Anyway, beautiful looking pooches, and the kid is pretty cute too . Yes they sure are. The dogo argentino is the most amazing breed and I can't wait until we move back to Spain to own them again. The bond between our boy Kostya and my daughter Angel is unbelievable. Kostya, Bella & Casper II in Spain Bella Kostya after his long flight from Thailand to Spain Kostya meeting Casper II and Bella after his long flight. And our old boy Kostya, who has been with our daughter since the beginning. Can't wait to see him, Casper & Bella when we go back to Spain for a visit at the end of the year. Our girl Zoe (RIP)
  14. What Breed?

    This reminds me of one time I was at the show looking at the dogs and a beautiful golden retriever just jumped up on me (with no encouragement on my behalf). There were signs everywhere saying "don't pat the dogs" but I don't think anyone had told him that. I'm just standing there with this golden retriever's paws on my shoulders with my hands out saying "I'm not touching him" lol. LOVE IT
  15. What Breed?

    I managed to pull over the driver after I caught him leaving the gym at the same time as I was and I can confirm now that they are...... MASTIFF X BULL ARAB, and they are father and daughter
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