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  1. Is there a way to search for a DogsNSW prefix and member number without actually contacting dogsNSW? Someone advertising pups on a page local to me but I can find neither the supposed prefix or the number quoted in any google search. Originally didn't have either posted in the add and got quite aggressive when people asked for them.
  2. Contact the member body in the state the pup came from
  3. Well that was interesting. One lady asks if she has to get her pup chipped and so many people told her its not compulsory(in Vic) I was gobsmacked. It has been law there since 2007, I can't believe so many people not only have no clue but are happy to wrongly advise others of the legal requirements!
  4. Jemmy just details not being updated when people move and things like that
  5. first family dog as a child was a yellow lab, she was insane and drove my mother to tears quite often. My first dog of my own was Beau a lab X boxer with we think a bit of mastiff in the mix. he was a lovely calm boofhead of a dog and very easy to live with.
  6. here is is: http://www.dolforums.com.au/topic/258297-perth-wa-help-with-anxious-pointer-pup/page__p__6530783__hl__%2Bkate+%2Blindsey__fromsearch__1#entry6530783
  7. I'm sure I saw a post a while back about 'both the Kates being good' will see if I can find it
  8. Do you have a leave it command that the dogs know? We often have a lot of small animals in our yard, at the moment there are 40 chicks from 1-5 weeks old and a couple of ducklings too. The dogs will follow them around checking out what they are doing and it sounds similiar, it's not aggressive of anything, they just like to see what they are doing LOL. To start with when they are all loose together I watch them and any time the dogs look like wandering over and getting in the way I tell them to 'leave it' which they know to mean 'mind your own business' LOL Once they lay down and ignore the small animals I praise them from a distance and then just ignore them.
  9. Not long ago I joined a lost pets page on facebook as I was looking up an ad that I wanted to share and wow, the frustration level is insane! The number of people who put up lost dog posts that say the dog isn't even chipped and the ones that are even worse are the ones that will classically fall under BSL if they hit the pound. It makes me so sad for the dogs that suffer as a result. Was looking at one just now, tan coloured taller staffy type with a red nose, not chipped or registered, well we all know where that's going if it ends up in the pound... People talk about how devestated they are and that it's their childrens dog but they can't even be arsed taking the simplest step that will stand their dog a decent chance of getting back to them if it gets lost.
  10. Do you have a puppy fence or baby pen so they can spend time in the same room together and lose the novelty without the dogs bothering him
  11. I don't find it too painful. I just keep a spray bottle near the gate as a quick mist before we head out for walkies. Just like putting insect repellent on myself, very easy that way. :)
  12. yeah I don't know either, maybe it's the imidacloprid that bothers her for some reason or the combo of two chemicals at the same time or maybe just the fact that it's a spot on(she becomes very skin touch sensitive around her shoulders). Whatever the reason the reaction is very clear so we just avoid it now.
  13. I suspect there are some breeds that are less likely to suit a first time owners, but that's not the same as never suiting a first time owner, just that any first time owner would need to be especially dedicated to learning about that breed.
  14. Yeah ticks are pretty much year round now, in fact last year I got 4 ticks myself in one day in August! I mostly use Permoxin on my dogs as one of my girls has a bad reaction to Advantix, I put it in a spray bottle and leave it under the patio and spray their undercarriage especially before we head out on walks in the bushy areas. It also has the advantage of costing around $1 per spray bottle which is handy!
  15. Yes that's all I was getting at SG, that if the person doesn't suit the dog and doesn't understand the particular temperament characteristics of the breed/individual then they aren't going to have a good experience with that dog. Most basset breeders would say bassets aren't for a novice owner, they are stubborn and many people aren't prepared for the challenge of training a stubborn dog that will literally just do it's own thing unless you can offer it something better. But personally I find them an easy breed to work with whereas I think I'd go insane training a lab or a terrier. That said puddleduck as you suggested it's pretty unusual to find a basset with aggression issues, being a pack hound they are usually a very friendly breed who loves to be around people.
  16. not a neo but yep, amazing prices especially when you consider their much shorter lifespan than smaller breeds too. It's a lot of money
  17. I haven't said because I didn't know whether dogzrule wanted to share the breed at this stage but in that general vicinity of breeds yes. Likely overpriced though if she did pay that much for it
  18. If it's a reasonable example of it's breed I don't see it being caught up in BSL
  19. yep that's how we were doing it with the basset red fox(like horses feet) until I got to the point where I can now do it solo. Unfortunately the kelpie totally flips out, jumps around, whines and whimpers very loudly, nips at your hands and gets very worked up no matter how we do it. The vet thought I was having her on when i warned her we needed to be quick about it the first time I took her there to be done...she was wrong. :laugh: I'm going to try the sand paper method and see how we go with that for starters
  20. I know the breed and while i think $3000 is stretching it lets just say it's a higher end large breed.
  21. Only dog that's ever bitten my daughter was a maltese and one of the few dogs that I've been bitten by mini poodle. From what I've seen both can be nasty, snappy little breeds if not properly raised.
  22. I think which breed is right for the first time dog owner would very much depend on the personality of the owner as much as the breed. It's less about the experience of the person and more about how their personality matches that of the dog they choose. Both my dogs are breeds which are generally considered to be not for the novice dog owner but I feel I've raised them very well whereas other breeds that are often reccomended for newer owners would drive me crazy.
  23. Not a bad idea. If she's chipped ask the vet to get her number(explain you are buying the dog) and have the change of owner form ready for her to sign there and then
  24. Sadly there are quite a few registered breeders of a staff around here who breed dogs that really look nothing like the standard and probably couldn't even tell you what the standard is. They basically breed penis extensions for the local morons
  25. I'd hazard a guess it's a ridiculous blue staffy. People around here pay stupid amounts for them
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