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  1. Congratulations, great save!! So happy to see the updates where he is settled and happy. As a breeder, I never put any names in when I microchip the pups - that is for the owners to do. Unfortunately, I don't think some even update the information!! Happy days.
  2. Also, there are literally hundreds of Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and Amstaffs in rescues all over the country. They are mostly past chewing childrens' toys, and would love some little kid to give them a snuggle. The few hundred being asked just about covers and desexing and vaccinations. Please Consider saving a life - you get what you want, at little expense, and some needy dog gets to keep his life.
  3. Low down on labradoodles

    I would like to add a little to this subject. As a very long term breeder, I don't think the bitch living with a family and going away to whelp is very fair to the bitch - to be going back to the breeder for 6 weeks+ to whelp and rear pups outside of her regular home has to be very stressful for her, and it is difficult for the owner to part with their bitch on a regular basis. All bitches are different - I once whelped one for a friend who had forgotten she had booked to go to crufts and put the bitch in pup. The girl had a happy, sunny nature, settled in as if she had always been here, loved and raised her pups without any problems, and without a care in the world. Others fret and sulk, and the odd one will even abort her puppies, but you don't know what they will do until you try. Most unfair. They might only be dogs, but they are deserving of our best efforts, I think. Additionally, pregnancy and birth carry their own special risks - many many more than a pet dog, and there are a myriad of reasons why a bitch who has whelped, or needed a caesarian might die, and they are all legitimate ones. As a breeder, I could not face telling someone their pet, which I had taken back to whelp, had died. All too sad, and all too hard. And really, unnecessary. And it seems to me that breeders would only do this if they were lazy, greedy, or had a problem with dog numbers and their council.
  4. Boxers and BSL in Vic

    If you get one with rANKC registration papers there will never, under any circumstances be any trouble with councils and BSL. And if you go for a health tested one, there will probably be no health issues either.
  5. The lesson I received from that is not to trust rescue, and particularly do not support or donate to rescue. What a crock of............. The dogs were correctly identified, they should have been returned to the owner. All along the chain, the system failed the owner. How appalling. And I will particularly note the name of the rescue who posted here, for not only never supporting, but encouraging friends not to support.
  6. So sorry. Hoping for a good outcome.
  7. Alternative to a "groodle"

    I am with a Standard Poodle too - great dogs, and they don't need a frou frou haircut. Friend has a brown one, with a shaggy haircut, door knockers are terrified of him, but he has a lovely temp. How about a Portugese Water Dog? Available in Australia Great Natures. Someone suggested an Irish Water Spaniel - may be difficult to get, but there are some breeders - also a stunning dog
  8. Goodbye Bubby my darling

    So sorry, the doings of Bubby were a large part of the forum. He was fortunate to have you. Is now over the rainbow bridge, enjoying himself but keeping and eye on you. You will meet again one day.
  9. Dog Breed Identification

    That dog shows no characteristics of either spaniel or poodle. My best guess might be kelpie x whippet x - or greyhound x. Neither parent had much acquaintance of purebreds Another case of buyers being ripped off because there is no paperwork to "prove" the parents so dishonest people use any old dog they like and charge heaps for the pups. Just crooks.
  10. Which tick preventive

    I have some serious concerns about tick/flea products which are ingested by the dogs. The facebook site "Does Bravecto Kill Dogs?" is frightening. I use products which work on the outside of the dogs - I have used Advantix - which was ok but needed renewing fortnightly, plus we have found a couple of tick despite using it. Have also used spray on Frontline which was excellent. I now used Scalibor tick collars - 3 monthly renewal - and NO ticks.
  11. Sorry, by "him" I meant the GSD Kobi, not my friend's dog.
  12. Friends owned a dog which was hurt during a burglary and he was never the same again. I think it was the stabbing and viciousness directed at him which could have damaged him, not that he bit someone. I think.
  13. Boxer

    Congratulations, you have tagged the boxer 100% You have done very well.. A few remarks Dogs with well conformed flews don't slobber (except when food is right there). A change of food may help with the farting. Mine eat raw, and it is not a problem - some dry foods are also ok. Boxers need owner interaction more than they need exercise. They put everything into what they do, so they get a surprising amount of exercise. Well done on being perceptive enough to understand this dog. Rescue boxers often have lots of issues, but if you ensure he knows the boundaries, and love him, there will be no problems.
  14. Get some advice from a good lawyer. Find out where you stand if you take physical action. I think it could be ok if you feel threatened. But ask, you don't need a court case. Then next time, say to the other dog owner that you find his dog's behaviour worrying and confronting, and it worries your dog too so you would prefer it stopped. Say this nicely. Then add that if he is unable to control his dog in publc to a standard approved by the council, you will have no option but to force his dog away from your dog. Advise him about pepper spray, and about physical force with a club. If you hit the dog, make sure you do it a few times, to shock the dog into leaving. I think spray would be better. IMHO, hair spray works well.
  15. If you wish to complain, write a letter/email to Dogs NSW, which you can google. Write a cohesive story. Even if Dogs NSW appears to do nothing, they will keep your letter on file. If you asked me for a girl, I would tell you about the girls, and perhaps not about the boys, as you didn't want one.