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Haredown Whippets

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  1. Know the feeling Yep, been there got the t-shirt too. Thanks for the bullying guys. No value add to the thread but plenty of boots stuck in. Oh the irony - it seems some are safe targets but others are fair game. I apologised for causing offence. Seems that the DOL police have decided that they must serve up their version of justice. You win. I am leaving. There is clearly no place for people expressing concern about dogs anymore lest they be singled out for passive aggressive bullying. What a shadow of a forum this place now is. 12 years of membership and hounded out by a
  2. Hardly. People are allowed to do a lot of things even when a minority abuse that right or privilege and cause harm to others. Smoke, own guns and knives, drive cars, drink alcohol, operate heavy machinery, parachute, gamble, have children, etc. etc. We have laws so that people can have freedom while not endangering or harming others. When a group is identified as having broken the law repeatedly and it is having a serious impact on others, they may be targeted with additional legislation. Typically it seems to be a knee jerk reaction that victimises a lot of people that weren't breaking the la
  3. Really? Lots of steps are being made to achieve just that. Mandatory desexing is another step.
  4. That was never my intention and for that I truly do apologise.
  5. Hardly. People are allowed to do a lot of things even when a minority abuse that right or privilege and cause harm to others. Smoke, own guns and knives, drive cars, drink alcohol, operate heavy machinery, parachute, gamble, have children, etc. etc. We have laws so that people can have freedom while not endangering or harming others. When a group is identified as having broken the law repeatedly and it is having a serious impact on others, they may be targeted with additional legislation. Typically it seems to be a knee jerk reaction that victimises a lot of people that weren't breaking the la
  6. Hardly. People are allowed to do a lot of things even when a minority abuse that right or privilege and cause harm to others. Smoke, own guns and knives, drive cars, drink alcohol, operate heavy machinery, parachute, gamble, have children, etc. etc. We have laws so that people can have freedom while not endangering or harming others. When a group is identified as having broken the law repeatedly and it is having a serious impact on others, they may be targeted with additional legislation. Typically it seems to be a knee jerk reaction that victimises a lot of people that weren't breaking the la
  7. As far as I know, the industry in Tasmania is not being shut down. No industry is being shut down 'based on such iffy stats and figures'. The NSW greyhound racing industry is being shut down due entirely to its own failings. In the decades during which it has been operating, it has failed utterly in its responsibilities in relation to animal welfare. There have been plenty of opportunities for the industry to reform, but it has failed to do so. The opportunity to clean up the industry has now long since slipped away. So now we ban pet ownership because some people abuse their pets? That
  8. Most of my friends with dogs agree with those website reviews - more or less.
  9. Thanks for the info Anne. On this table I am trying to keep it very factual and measurable. When I first started looking at all these breeds it was around December last year and my first criteria was size, however I have further researched these breeds into areas such as temperament. Whilst there are a lot of dogs on this list, I have no intention of owning many of them, however I still wanted to put them on my table due to similar shared physical characteristics, as I wish to make the table as extensive as I can with these breeds. Do you have any suggestions for reliable websites that have in
  10. No specific advice but I have found a good meat broth will increase the palatability of food. Bone broth maybe? You can buy that powdered to make up.
  11. I think the new owner is doing precisely the right thing. It's what I would do. No one humps anyone in this house.
  12. At least the dog IS walked. The fact it might not be walked as we would do is beside the point. I wouldn't take water for a dog for a half hour walk either. In fact I never do.
  13. What kind of kidney failure? Acute, early stage?? I see you have a second appointment. Hopefully you get more information. I managed a dog with early stage kidney failure for another 18 months on Hills KD. IMO its time to put your feeding philosophy to one side and give the dog the best possible chance of quality of life for the longest possible time. It may be that someone has the knowledge to prescribe a raw diet that will perform the same function as a KD diet but I don't know of anyone. Diagnosis of renal failure in a dog, while scary, is not a death sentence. I hope this is an ear
  14. Word of warning: Do NOT under ANY circumstances open the crate until you are in a secure (think fenced) area or room. It is better that the pup toilet in the crate than do a runner when you open the door OR slip its collar or lead. If you don't own the crate then you need to bring one with you to transfer the pup into for the trip home. Or take the pup home and open the crate there.
  15. This is what works for me: Coat the pill in something tasty and slippery - I find yoghurt works. Open the dog's upper jaw with your hand over the muzzle. Insert the pill with your other thumb and forefinger and put it down the throat. Close the mouth, hold the head up and stroke the throat. Once they swallow, give a treat. You can get "pillers' from the vet that hold the pill so you can get it down the throat. Hiding pills in balls of mince is worth a try too. Give a few without a pill to keep the dog interested. If you get really really stuck, see if a compounding chemist will make
  16. I'm actually just asking a question I thought was an interesting one. Just because no lure courser has ever mentioned it doesn't mean anything really... it must be nice to be able to idly speculate on this without having any worries about potentially losing something you have put years of effort into with ever harming an animal. These sorts of comments are dangerous right now. The baiting stuff is worse than a lie, if it had not been for the baiting scandal the vast majority of LC participants would have had no idea what baiting even was in the first place. It has been put out there by
  17. That is not my take. Those who 'race' greys are caught. Lure coursing is not a simple test of speed as referred to by the legislation. The dogs aren't even timed.
  18. How would anything other than a bag fit under a tie down or not flip a pulley? How would using animals encourage a dog to chase what it knows to be a plastic bag? The dog is looking at the plastic bag when it starts. The bag is right in front of it. Sorry but I fail to see the potential also. What's more important is that I fail to see the incentive. It's not a race and there is no betting. My most prey driven dog will not chase plastic. They either do or they don't. End of story.
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