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Katie P

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  1. We have just used Makara for 5 of our dogs. Excellent service- we express posted the disks and had results within 24-48 hours. Very happy with the scores as well.
  2. I have four dogs here and luckily only a few scuffles and no fights. 1 desexed male, 2 entire males and 1 entire female. They all do very well under supervision, with only the oldest entire male cracking it at the younger one (due to excessive excitement, general youngster silliness- all noise and no actual contact), so I am careful to manage things so nothing escalates and intervene when needed. The desexed male is snarky with food, so nothing is ever left lying around. Due to this, I separate when I am not home into pairs. I think management is better than cure. It is easy enough, and the older dogs are quite happy to get a break from the younger ones and snooze on the beds. I know the younger dog annoys the older ones so best just to not put them in a position where something might escalate. I find it easier to introduce bitches into the pack, but would also not leave them alone with the pack without supervision. I find it very hard to have visiting entire males, with only the young entire male and bitch being accepting.
  3. Hi All I gave all my dogs advantix last night, but my 10 week old puppy has rolled in poo all over his body. Naturally he needs a bath before being allowed back inside, but was wondering if this would render the advantix ineffective? It would have been on for 13 hours already. Will I need to reapply it in 24-48 hours?
  4. Good luck with your new puppy! Although I got to say my dogs are far quieter and less noisy than the Chihuahuas we see at shows.
  5. They are all so different. My JS is very hyperactive, not the slightest bit nervous, loves everyone and loves to run as far and fast as he can. His recall is pretty good now a 3 years old but hopeless with the distraction of any person or dog as he always wants to rush up to say hello. Far too friendly for his own safety. He is much harder to train than most as he isn't a foodie and treats cannot compete with his excitement of being out and about. It took me until he was 8 months to get any sense out of him on a lead. My Border Collies on the other hand were all perfectly lead trained and totally focused on training and pleasing me, in any environment by 10-12 weeks. I love my JS and he provides endless entertainment with his antics but he is so different to a BC that they are like a different species. Your JS sounds very different to mine. While food helps with training, a major motivator for my male is just the desire to please and get attention/cuddles. Definitely depends on the individual and also the family lines too. I have noticed a substantial difference in my dogs, most of their close relatives to other JS. My dogs are fairly typical in temperament for their gender from the breeder I got them from, and so were the puppies I bred from my female.
  6. I would never get a short haired breed even with the threat of ticks, don't like the look or feel of them. as long as you run your hands through the coat and check regularly you should be fine. Both of my JS have excellent recall, It depends on the training you do. They also rather stick close to me than go galavanting off. Also depends on tje temperament, my female is super easy to train, male is harder but just wants to please. They definitely adore their chosen 'human', but I dont find them nervous or skittish around strangers, just indifferent and approach them in their own time.
  7. I have a 6 year old entire male JS. He is great, doesn't lift his leg on things always toilets outside. The only times/things he has lifted his leg on things is when I have had my other dogs have accidents, or visiting dogs who went to the toilet on the floor or lifted their leg on the curtains and he then followed it up. Otherwise no problems!
  8. Once a day in the afternoon or at night. I feed them at different times so they know they will be fed but just not when, which gives me flexibility for feeding times depending on the day and they don't harass me for their dinner.
  9. Genes in Motion are great, have had a really good experience with them. Very reasonable price wise also. here
  10. Love blackhawk, its the only thing mine have been able to keep weight on and also their overall condition is fantastic. Don't like using any other brand.
  11. State councils have to cover wages of staff who download data for member. What happened to access to ANKC database offered by NSW to its members that came and went very quickly a while back? Is it up again? It is up and running again :) I was under the impression that Victoria and QLD could access it now too via the online log in?
  12. Yes do not think I could stray from the Japanese Spitz
  13. 3 Girls and 1 Boy born 23rd September for us :) all doing great
  14. Mostly oodles and Border Collies. There are a few Japanese Spitz about however and Samoyed's. Seen some Weimaraners, GSP, A basset lives up the road and a Swedish Vallhund.
  15. Ok will go purchase Drontal....... Just wanting to give the right stuff and not have the dog sent back because I didn't give it the right thing!
  16. Hi! I have to send a dog to Tasmania in the next couple of day and was informed by the airline that they need to be wormed against hydatid tapeworm. I must have evidence that it has been treated with praziquantel at a dose rate of 5 mg/kg body weight within 14 days before entry to Tasmania. So my question is.....what brand/tablet do I need to give the dog?? Is Interceptor ok? Thanks!
  17. It would depend on the Japanese Spitz, both mine would be perfectly fine living in an apartment. I do not tolerate barking however except when someone comes to the door. Both of mine just sleep the days away. Keeping in mind that they are both regularly exercised everyday.
  18. Depending on the vets cost will depend on price. I have found this to range from $350-$600 and some will charge more on the little nitty gritty things. I have found it best to ask for a quote which includes all the costs involved. My storage costs are much less than $50 per year......but it depends on how many breeding units you have stored as well and also different facilities charge different prices. Best thing to do is ask for quotes and research.
  19. Thanks heaps very informative :)
  20. But if you live in seperate states you do have to have registration with both as puppies will not all be born in the one state if that makes sense?
  21. So all bitches have to be registered in both names? Just clarifying that bit up :) Thanks for the information everyone!
  22. I cannot post in the Breeders section so will do here. Can you share a prefix with someone even if you live in different states? Thanks
  23. My dogs are Japanese Spitz and they love them :) takes them a while to get through them but keeps them entertained for ages!!!
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