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JRG

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  1. I like Mareka Ley at Caroline Springs Veterinary Hospital. (8390 2266) Mareka is also a qualified chiropractor.
  2. I sent a few pups from Vic to New South Wales with Dogtainers- very good service. I got the pups met at Yass so that the new owners did not have to go into metropolitan Sydney. They stop at other places too.
  3. Depends why he is crying. Equally, a pup that stands back might not be very sociable so it all depends what you are looking for. I would wait until they are at least 7+ weeks old before I choose.
  4. No. That is one of the advantages of a crate, you are teaching him that crate=bed and security. You can move it wherever suits you and he will still think of it as his bed and safe haven. you can move the crate a bit at a time so that he gradually becomes used to a new position. Dogs who are properly crate trained look upon their crates as refuges and choose to lie in them when they want to relax. Get one big enough to accommodate his sleepy time toys and leave them in there so that he knows where to find them when he is tired. have to second the others —. He is very Cute!
  5. I agree with the above - no point in getting all uptight, we have all reared Singleton pups with or without a Mum. it takes a lot of organisation and forethought, but it can be done. Cheryl A- please feel free to PM me if you want a bit of support or tips for surviving. It will be a hectic few weeks but very rewarding.
  6. I have a litter at the moment who are almost this age. They have a bed area + a play area adjacent. They already know not to soil the bed area. (Mum can come and go a few ties a day). If it was a single pup I too would favour a Snuggle Safe and definitely a roof over the whole thing as babies can have great talent at escaping when you are not supervising. They are not really into toys yet, but spend the time exploring. They seem to be particularly interested in the boundaries!!!
  7. I took in a mature boy to rehome who was very unsettled. The Vet Behavourist recommended Zylkene which we found very good. It is a naturally derived product which can be bought over the counter or on the net. It took a while to get our boy back on track, but he came good and is now a perfectly adjusted family pet
  8. Mine are “toilet roll inners/cardboard box” mad! Empty juice bottles with kibble or something else that rattles in them are also popular. We never have tennis or other balls except for retrieving training, for playing we use raw apples or oranges.
  9. I’m not a happy camper! There will soon be no independent vets left,
  10. You also need to keep in mind that, these days, the airlines will not accept paperwork accompanying an animal. This is stated specifically in the “conditions”
  11. Not true in Victoria! i thought (probably incorrectly) that Queensland is the only State where this is a requirement
  12. Ethical, yes, but not entirely as the State has laws which also seek to control the activities of people who want to breed their dogs and unfortunately for dog breeders, the local and State people who put these laws together have been influenced by groups like PETA. (See previous posts) and some of the resulting regulations are ******* !
  13. Correct. Except that the breeder only has to own the bitch (at least that is the rule in Victoria). You can agree with the owner of the sire to use him “at Stud” and for that service pay the owner a “fee for service”. There are rules and conventions about using a dog for Stud, but that’s another topic! The owner(s) of the sire and the owner(s)of the dam have all got to sign the application to register the litter which (in Australia) has to be done by the owner of the bitch and registered in their kennel prefix.
  14. Yes, it is rather complicated. as Rebanne says the only official registries are the ones accepted Internationally. These associations keep and guarantee the Stud Book. Ie they record all litters that are officially registered as pure bred so that the pup’s pedigree can be traced back hundreds of years. This means that when you buy an officially registered puppy of the breed of your choice, it is guaranteed to be of that breed with no additions of other breeds going back for hundreds of years. ( most Stud Books were started in the 1800’s. Occaisionally people try to falsify records and get disciplined for their efforts because we can now get genetic information which tells us exactly who the parents and grand parents etc of a particular puppy are. ( and connect that individual to a certain family.) sorry if if I have bored you with my ramblings. Genetic tracing of individuals has come a long way and there is still a long way to go, but accuracy underlies all Stud Books. Groups set up alternative Registries (eg for mixed breeds)because they can’t guarantee that accuracy.
  15. It is a frightening thought that it could happen to any of us! Hope they are found soon and those responsible brought to justice.
  16. JRG

    Advice please

    My sympathy to you -Poor baby. I have been following this conversation carefully because the law is different in different States. I could see small claims in Victoria maintaining that you should not have sold the pup, knowing that it was “faulty” (ie not fit for purpose) and awarding the purchaser full recompense + expenses. I hope for your sake that is not the ruling in WA. You need to remember that currently animals are treated the same as inanimate objects by most of the Law. As a breeder you should never pass your problems off on to someone else.
  17. JRG

    Advice please

    Except this one!
  18. I think I would be making some Satin Balls for him (can someone supply the proper recipe please - I just make it up as I go along and call them Puppy Cakes). I also mix in Ossol which is a really good supplement for growing and lactating animals.
  19. I have to agree. The older inhabitants have to get some degree of priority! the newcomer (whatever the variety) has to fit in with the others not the other way round.
  20. Try the Dogzonline advertisers. There is certainly one advertises there from Melbourne area who is excellent
  21. I second this - great nutrition. Well received by all. Biggest problem is finding a store with it in stock!
  22. JRG

    Pup only

    If your pup is on the Limited Register there is not much you can do without the approval of the original breeder. Did you realise that there are some colours in your breed that are not acceptable?. Perhaps better talk to the breeder about your plans and see if she will help you swap for a pup that suits you better.
  23. Some of my dogs will only each when the food is tipped on to the concrete - I think it is because the stainless steel bowls move about and make a noise. Their water buckets are stainless also, but hooked to the fence. The
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