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  • Gambit1977 30 Mar 2011 15:16:51 9,792 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    Gambit1977 wrote:
    Deckard1 wrote:
    I used to have a red setter when I was a kid. That really was as thick as a bucket of pig shit. Nothing going on behind the eyes.
    My mate in Durham had 2 when I was growing up. One was so placid and loved attention, the other I swear was pure evil incarnate!
    We used to have glass patio doors in the house I grew up in. It took him 4 or 5 tries running into them before he realised they where shut. Every day. For 14 years.

    Thick as fuck.
    Some dogs are just plain crap, thats what makes them so great :D
  • ronuds 30 Mar 2011 15:18:05 21,788 posts
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    kalel wrote:
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    My search for the perfect dog just keeps going round in circles. There are just too many criteria to fill. Iím starting to think itís never going to happen, but I guess thatís better than me getting a dog and then having to give it up.

    Just out of interest, what are your criteria?

    Essential criteria: suitable for a small house, happy to spend a fair amount of time on their own every day, and doesnít need a huge amount of exercise.

    There are a few breeds that fit that criteria, however, the curveballs are that ideally theyíd be a non/low-shedding and if possible furred instead of haired breed (I have allergies), and then the final fucker criteria is that my wife has to think theyíre cute.

    You've been looking at the miniature breeds?
  • kalel 30 Mar 2011 15:23:42 87,930 posts
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    Yeah, Iím well aware greyhounds and whippets fit the bill. I just need to try and convince my wife that she likes them.
  • Scurrminator 30 Mar 2011 15:27:28 8,423 posts
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  • Stickman 30 Mar 2011 15:29:29 29,666 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Yeah, Iím well aware greyhounds and whippets fit the bill. I just need to try and convince my wife that she likes them.

    Who wouldn't want to have an overgrown rat in their house?

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  • ronuds 30 Mar 2011 15:31:26 21,788 posts
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    My wife's uncle loves the mini dobermans. They're very quiet and have short hair and all that - they sound exactly like what you want. I guess whether you feel they're cute or not is objectionable.
  • coda 30 Mar 2011 15:34:38 1,868 posts
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    glo wrote:
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    They all tend to be thick as a brick too.

    they are lovable idiots. I once tried the dog intelligence test on my greyhound where you put a towel over its head and see how long it takes to shake it off. in the end I had to remove the towel myself as it was becoming embarassing.


    You just reminded me of this. :D
  • Scurrminator 30 Mar 2011 15:38:08 8,423 posts
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    End of thread!?

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  • kalel 30 Mar 2011 15:43:20 87,930 posts
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    ronuds wrote:
    My wife's uncle loves the mini dobermans. They're very quiet and have short hair and all that - they sound exactly like what you want. I guess whether you feel they're cute or not is objectionable.

    I personally wouldnít something as small as those. Theyíre bordering on lap/toy dogs, which Iím not really into.

    Whippet is a good size imo.
  • ronuds 30 Mar 2011 15:54:14 21,788 posts
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    I'm not going to lie, you're going to have a hard time finding what you want! We had all kinds of criteria before getting a dog as well - I think you'll find that if you really want a dog, you're going to have to compromise, because it is a living creature and not a piece of steel that can be catered to every individual. :p
  • coda 30 Mar 2011 15:57:52 1,868 posts
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    Top 10 Dogs for Lazy Owners.
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  • Feanor 30 Mar 2011 16:28:49 14,175 posts
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    #6 seems fair for Pugs.
  • kalel 30 Mar 2011 16:30:01 87,930 posts
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    ronuds wrote:
    I'm not going to lie, you're going to have a hard time finding what you want! We had all kinds of criteria before getting a dog as well - I think you'll find that if you really want a dog, you're going to have to compromise, because it is a living creature and not a piece of steel that can be catered to every individual. :p

    Yeah, I get that. At the same time it's worth doing the work to find the one that's the best possible match for a lifestyle. People that just get whatever dog and assume they can make it work, are inevitably the ones who end up giving them up.
  • ronuds 30 Mar 2011 16:35:01 21,788 posts
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    Oh, definitely best to do research! You really should do that with any living creature you intend on keeping.

    I keep fish as well, and the number of people I see who buy fish just because they think they look cool, without any thought or regard to providing proper living conditions, is ridiculous.
  • Mekanik 31 Mar 2011 12:28:58 3,572 posts
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    @Ronuds. Ive must moved house and had to give up my fish tank because the private water supply we have here is absolutely shockingly bad. We have been told to not drink any (its got all sorts of dodgy crap in it) and not to let our dogs drink it. Hell, the farmer across the field says his cows refuse to drink it ffs. Not much chance on fish surviving in it :(
  • Deckard1 31 Mar 2011 12:32:04 28,253 posts
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    Do you live in ethiopia?
  • Khanivor 31 Mar 2011 14:06:32 40,853 posts
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    Worse.
  • Deckard1 31 Mar 2011 14:10:49 28,253 posts
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    Yorkshire!!!?
  • kalel 31 Mar 2011 14:16:55 87,930 posts
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    Isnít Yorkshire supposed to have the best water anywhere? Northerners are always blathering on about how amazing their water is, and how you canít make a decent cup of tea in London etc
  • Deckard1 31 Mar 2011 14:29:56 28,253 posts
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    I wouldn't drink anything a Yorkshireman has bathed in, no matter how many treatment plants its been through.
  • MetalDog 31 Mar 2011 14:52:28 23,697 posts
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    You can't really make a decent cup of tea with hard water, which is what a lot of London has, unfortunately. Tea made with soft water is much, much nicer. But that's all it is.

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • ronuds 31 Mar 2011 15:46:03 21,788 posts
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    You have to be careful with the water you give fish! They live in water, you know!

    He could have always bought or distilled his own water, though... :p
  • MetalDog 31 Mar 2011 15:58:31 23,697 posts
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    When I was young, I decided that the goldfish had too boring a time, so I decided to 'treat' them by giving them fizzy water.

    They were real excited for a little while =(

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • ronuds 31 Mar 2011 16:01:40 21,788 posts
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    :D

    I'm not sure that was excitement - probably more of a panic.
  • Razz 31 Mar 2011 16:03:13 61,280 posts
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    I only make tea with water purified through reverse osmosis

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  • Mekanik 31 Mar 2011 16:21:41 3,572 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    Do you live in ethiopia?

    Nah. 20 mins out of aberdeen but its a small private water supply (no mains water here) which the farmer keeps infecting with crap when he spreads shit (really, shit) on his fields. We have a UV filter put in now and theres some other changes the water board has recommended to be done but about the only thing i use the tap water for is watering the garden.......

    /thanks god we rent and dont have to pay for anything.

    Edit: oddly enough the water in scotland is pretty damned good in most areas.
  • Gambit1977 3 Jun 2011 22:37:34 9,792 posts
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    meet Howie

    He's my 9 week old Boston Terrier! We picked him up from England via private plane believe it or not! The pilot is Dawn Porters dad, so I found out all about how she's bought a house with Chris O'Dowd...anyway, Howie rocks and makes me smile constantly but boy, does he like chewing toes! Ouch!!!
  • Gambit1977 4 Jun 2011 09:22:37 9,792 posts
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    He slept all night without a single whine! Go on son :D
  • DUFFMAN5 4 Jun 2011 12:42:07 14,786 posts
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    Our bitch "Buffy" maltese* has just (well last week) given birth to 2 girl and 2 boy puppies their dad "Rocky" also maltese is deep chuffed ;) they are all doing great. The Mrs has named them Spike,Angel,Willow and Cordy...you get the idea. I have called them ps3, psp-ng, 3ds for starters.

    *pure white toy sized dogs, lovely nature (Liz Taylor always had them, the dad Rocky is releated to her dogs) they do not shed their coats, so no white hairs. Not cheap though, Buffy was £1600 and Rocky £1200.

    "Duffman the grey is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

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