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  1. Hi everyone i have just moved into a new place which has a backyard and seperate fenced courtyard. The courtyard area has some banksia trees in and has lots of the seed pods/cones laying around. I will be getting out to pick them up eventually, but what I am asking in the meantime is are they poisonous to dogs, as 8 have one that chews anything he can get his mouth onto! Lol
  2. How I Miss My Little Spider Hunter

    So are funnel webs deadly to dogs? We think my mini foxie had one the other night, kept a really close eye on her all night.
  3. Weekends (or Longer) Away?

    Hazywal there is a kennel at Wyee that has just been bought by someone heavily involved in GAP program. Playhouse Pet Motel. Just thought I would share in case you are interested.
  4. Collies - (rough And Smooth)

    Hi I am starting to research my next breed dog (hopefully to get in the next year or two) and have always loved collies. I have spent the last 2 days reading through this whole thread! Does anyone know of any breeders in the newcastle nsw region who wouldn't mind me getting in contact with them, get to know their dogs a bit and see if it's the breed for me? Kathy
  5. Suggestions For Breed?

    Thanks for all the responses everyone. I am going to write down a few breeds that I particularly love and go see some at some shows when they are on local to me. There are some great suggestions on here so will do some research into them and then hopefully narrow that down!
  6. Suggestions For Breed?

    Thanks Rebanne that link is very helpful!
  7. Suggestions For Breed?

    So what breeds come under Working Dog classification and Gundog classification? And sight hound grouping?
  8. Suggestions For Breed?

    Thanks Benshiva. When is the next one on?
  9. Suggestions For Breed?

    Shapeshifter is that at hillsborough?
  10. Suggestions For Breed?

    I think something on the larger side of medium too, I have struggled to a certain extent with the training of my mini foxie as she is so far down! Lol
  11. Suggestions For Breed?

    Thanks for all the replies. Of course I will get a breed that I want as a pet as well, I'm not just going to get a dog to show then leave it locked up and not be part of the family! I'm in the newcastle area. I know they have shows at Hillsborough and am planning on trying to get there when there is one on next. The reason I asked for suggestions is that I like so many different breeds! There are many long coated breeds that I love too but I thought that a short coated breed would be easier. I have shown horses in the past of varying breeds and know different breeds have different presentation. I am after something that is easy to train with a calm temperament overall.
  12. Suggestions For Breed?

    I am after something that is a little saner than my mini foxie! She is a nutcase most of the time! Lol I have teenage kids (aged 14 and 17) but I am the one who will do everything for the dog I get. They will feed if necessary but don't do much else, except snuggle cuddles by the youngest of a night time and also first thing in the morning! Typical teenagers! Lol Dog will be both inside and outside, dependant on if we are home or not.
  13. Hi all I have been giving it some thought lately and think I would like to have a go at showing a dog. I am after some suggestions on possible breeds that are good for a total beginner! I love nearly all breeds of dog, but due to issues in my past I don't like the bull breeds, such as staffy etc. I am sorry if that sounds biased but it is due to things that have happens to me by those type breeds. I currently have a female desexed mini foxie (2yo) so ideally would like a breed that gets on well with other dogs. I would like it to be around medium size, with a short coat. I am after suggestions at this stage so I can then research breeds further. So hard when there are so many beautiful breeds out there! Lol Oh and I do intend to go to some dog shows and look at breeds there too.
  14. 8mo Pup Mouthing All The Time

    We have never once encouraged the behaviour, even when she was very young. Obedience training officially begins this weekend but we have done puppy pre school. We do go straight outside with her as soon as we get home. She is not actually biting just mouthing our arm there is no downward pressure at all. She is not jumping up at our arms it is when I bend down to pat her.
  15. 8mo Pup Mouthing All The Time

    Hi all My mini foxie pup Taya is now 8 months old. When she hasn't seen us for a while or gets excited she mouths our arms and hands (not biting down just open mouth wrapped around arm and wraps her tongue around us). How can we get her to stop this? I have tried removing arm whilst growling no, removing arm and walking away ignoriong her, tap on nose when she does it. Also with the excitement with my youngest son and I she pees when we give her attention after being out or whatever. At the moment for that we don't acknowledge her until we are out on the grass, but she still does the occasional one inside if we aren't quick enough. Oh and she is desexed if that makes a difference. And here is a pic of her just cause I love her! Any suugestions? Thanks in advance.