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Salukifan

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  1. You will have to. Right now I think you’re looking for a unicorn. There are working ESS breeders in Australia. Wrangham are probably the most high profile. The dogs tend to stay within hunting circles and the police now have some. A small breed population shouldn’t deter you. Most breeders of rarer breeds import semen. Your biggest challenge, quite frankly, will be to convince a breeder you can raise a pup safely and that you have realistic expectations about what training can accomplish and what instinct won’t extinguish. Bush running has risks. Most breeders of higher drive working and hunting dogs prefer to sell to people with experience in the breed and runs on the board.
  2. You have been given a warning. Your older dog is prepared to take issue with access to food. Resource guarding like this isn’t uncommon in the breed. She wasn’t scared. She was possessive. Adjust your management accordingly. Feed separately. Ensure the dogs cannot get to each other’s food. I’d be feeding in crates. And yes, be very careful with treats. Resource guarding is perfectly normal canine behaviour. Your job is now to manage it. Can I suggest a home visit from a decent trainer to help you take their relationship forward?
  3. Talk to her breeder. Is the top left incisor behind the bottom one?
  4. A more comprehensive literature search would have informed these researchers that this has been known since 2014. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24975239/ There is a big difference in amylase levels between dogs that have evolved in agrarian societies and those that evolved elsewhere. Unsurprisingly, as an ancient breed that evolved in the Fertile Crescent, the Saluki’s amalyse levels are the highest measured. Basenjis and Sibes are among the lowest.
  5. Yes, a Limited Register dog still has pedigree papers. They provide proof of parentage. It can compete in breed specific dog sports. It can be upgraded to Main Register (with breeder permission) and transferred to Neuter if you want to try showing.
  6. The ANKC considers each of the recognized sizes of poodle to be separate breeds. Interbreeding is not permitted. To do so would be a breach of the Code of Ethics. The pups from such a mating would be considered crossbred.
  7. 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 few people who want to say it it all goes down here. Forget it indeed.
  8. 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 law, and it's questionable if it does any good. I imagine it depends. However, I doubt the greyhound industry is a victim of such targeting. It's a convenient excuse, and one that's only available because the greyhound industry is far from squeaky clean in the first place. It's a slippery slope. No it's not. It's a logical fallacy. Unless you can provide a valid inductive argument or a mechanism by which the banning of greyhound racing on apparently welfare grounds will probably lead to the banning of pet ownership on welfare grounds, then it is a fallacious slippery slope. Tell that to the AR campaigners already talking it up. "Animal Rights activists said so" is not a valid inductive argument. No but since valid inductive arguments seem to have little role in what is shaping the political agenda for animals here in NSW, I'll stay focussed on what is. As a student of political science it concerns the hell out of me that based on what everyone admits is a deeply flawed report, people who have done no wrong will have their livelihoods destroyed and be offered not compensation. Frankly it should be concerning a lot of people but most, poorly if at all informed and reacting emotively on an issue that has no blow back on them, are crowing about the win for greyhounds. It won't be for those dogs in NSW from where I sit.
  9. Really? Lots of steps are being made to achieve just that. Mandatory desexing is another step.
  10. That was never my intention and for that I truly do apologise.
  11. 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 law, and it's questionable if it does any good. I imagine it depends. However, I doubt the greyhound industry is a victim of such targeting. It's a convenient excuse, and one that's only available because the greyhound industry is far from squeaky clean in the first place. It's a slippery slope. No it's not. It's a logical fallacy. Unless you can provide a valid inductive argument or a mechanism by which the banning of greyhound racing on apparently welfare grounds will probably lead to the banning of pet ownership on welfare grounds, then it is a fallacious slippery slope. Tell that to the AR campaigners already talking it up.
  12. 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 law, and it's questionable if it does any good. I imagine it depends. However, I doubt the greyhound industry is a victim of such targeting. It's a convenient excuse, and one that's only available because the greyhound industry is far from squeaky clean in the first place. It's a slippery slope.
  13. 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's where that logic takes you.
  14. Most of my friends with dogs agree with those website reviews - more or less.
  15. 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 information that covers overall common breed temperament, rather than just some anecdotal evidence? Your purebred puppy Personally I'd be figuring out what temperament I want in a dog first. Dogs of similar physical characteristics can have quite varied temperaments dependent on the function they were developed for. You're also going to have some trouble finding quite a few of those breeds. Starting with the ANKC recognised breeds would narrow the field. I'd not restrict your search to Victoria, especially for some of the rarer breeds.
  16. 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.
  17. I think the new owner is doing precisely the right thing. It's what I would do. No one humps anyone in this house.
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