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  1. Thanks Tempus. Paywall yes but google overcame that. So unspeakably angry. Best vet I have ever ever attended, bar none. And totally appalled at their endless vindictive mean spirited vendetta that still goes on through jealousy and spite.
  2. There's probably an element of that in the numbers of oldies surrendered, but I think @Powerlegs words "hardship, social and economic issues." is biting harder than we would like (comment mostly deleted as political).
  3. She sure is stellnme. Keep the photos coming LFF.
  4. Agreed, plus grooming cost becomes an issue for older people with rising medical etc cost of their own. The other biggie for me would be weight - preferably a smooth coat and well under 10 kg - because comes the day the dog has to be assisted with standing or getting up steps or into a car. it's not possible for a maybe slightly fitness-challenged owner to lift a 15kg++ dog. Dol dog Justice for example. Big dogs can be suitably kind and gentle, but fact has to be faced they are difficult for aged/infirm owners when a small light dog is more than manageable to care for. I'm over 80 and like the idea of a Dally or a Dobe again. But commonsense tells me a Jack Russel or Basenji would be better choices.
  5. @WanaHavaneseit's not the yodel it's the temperament. Lovely for many, bloody minded to the max for others, some strains super destructive. Ancient breed, less developed obedience genes, more problem-solving and decision making, agile climbers, great hunters. My favourite dog but sometimes not for the slowing down owner.
  6. Bush areas not totally safe for wild life either. https://www.goldfieldsguide.com.au/blog/30/dangers-of-mine-shafts-in-the-victorian-goldfields
  7. He looks so sweet there, deceptive little mind waiting for the moment.
  8. Doesn't matter about the horse's colour, journalist probably just asked for a handful of photos and picked the ones that fitted the alloted page/column space best. Just an example of you can never believe what you read in the papers (or news internet). Edit/delete.
  9. Yes, just thought we haven't had a Clive fix for a while.
  10. Oooh, bit wary on the darkening for cream. I know it did give a liver chestnut horse a really rich iridescent sort of shine, but he was dark-coated already. I'd be more worried about marbling on a cream coat - like feeding a lot of pumpkin to creamy/palomino ponies. Yes it's good feed value for coats, gives them a richer gold, but also dark 'smutty' patches so that's a warning bell. (I still give my current palomino pony lots of pumpkin, but I don't show or breed, and she is dappled anyway).
  11. I thought 'teaspoon' and this must go back to when I used it for ponies, and gave some to the dogs because it was there, and that was the amount they got - must have been a reason but can't recall. Must be over 20 years ago, so product may also have changed - you'd think they would be more accurate with the tables. Why are you considering it Kirislin - recommendation or trying it out for general coat/health benefits?
  12. Lovely! Yes, photos and puppy news welcome @denali. No advice, - only obedience club if any near you, and accept it can all to go to pot if a bird flies across your path. Same Anne - two new dolpups to compare notes and progress! Is good.
  13. Back in 1940s-50s many owners never vaccinated or wormed their dogs, even lucky to get to a vet if injured. General belief was that dogs and cats eat grass as a natural wormer, and that it is a sign they have worms. (Think that has been disproved, and the only true reason is that they like it).
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