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@cjb_bjc if you must, you can sometimes find Frenchie/Boston Terrier crosses on ePups that go for about half of what either pedigree goes for unsullied, but still have that squashed-face, pointy-eared look you desire.|
Be warned, I've owned brachiocephalic (squashed-faced) dogs before, namely pugs, and they have no end of health issues.
Armoured_Bear wrote:Ziggy (Husky) and Indy (Malamute)
Indy the Alaskan Malamute
Ziggy the Siberian Husky
Ziggy is gorgeous!and Indy too |
Today is our first day leaving Dylan (our Husky) alone until we both get back from work. Bit nervous!
@Mekanik They're gorgeous!|
rivuzu wrote:How did you get on?
Ziggy used to go a bit mental when we left him alone. Started eating walls and stuff. Had to get a crate for a while for him when we were out but once we got Indy he calmed down a lot.
Even with loads of exercise they can still be a bit highly strung for the first year or so. After about 18 months Ziggy just chilled right out. Like a different dog almost.
@Mekanik Well I still had a flat to go back to when I got in, but he'd obviously missed us because he was super affectionate. I don't like the idea of leaving him alone in the flat all day, but it's only for the summer (my missus is a full time uni student and works seasonal jobs over the summer). Already arranged for my sister to pop in during the day to say hello for half an hour or so. That way he's only alone for about 4 hours at a time tops.|
He was good as gold though. No mess, no fuss. Did leave the TV on for him though - he watches it more than we do!
Gorgeous dogs aplenty on this page!|
The last post just reminds me why I'd be unsuitable as a dog owner though. I'm away far too often.
I was in Lisbon from last Thursday until Monday, so my cat was on her own for 5 days. A neighbour popped in to check food and water on day 3. She's not bothered although happy to see me once I'm back.
@rivuzu Good stuff. Glad he was good.|
5 hours is the absolute max we would ever leave our dogs alone for but thats more often only at night when they are relaxing anyways.
Fantastic pics, if I were getting a dog I'd definitely look at a Malamute, they're beautiful.
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They are also incredibly people friendly too. To the stage its almost annoying.
Can be a bit of a handful with other dogs though, which is a shame.
Hopefully I did that image posting right ! It's so good to have a dog around the flat again. This is Yoshi ( kept the name given by the breeder as we both liked it ) a 12 week old Boston terrier.
I've always wanted a bulldog, my girlfriend wanted a pug but thanks to some awesome friends of my gf's parents, this little guy was free.
Edited by Arrr9 at 18:22:28 07-08-2014
I'm fucking furious!|
The girlfriend just got in from walking the dog, which went on for a little longer than normal, in tears. Absolute fucking tears.
Some complete windowlicking munter decided it was a great idea to come up to our dog, insist that his Dogmatic was cruel and let him out of it. He bolted across the road, and up and down an EXTREMELY busy seafront walkway where dogs are strictly to be kept on a lead. She then had people shouting at her that she's a bad owner for letting him off the lead, without realising it wasn't HER FUCKING FAULT.
For those who don't know, a Dogmatic is just another Halti collar, like below
The idea isn't that it muzzles the dog - far from it, they can still open their mouths freely (to an extent) but for dogs that pull a lot, it doesn't choke them but forces their noses down if they pull too hard. That's all.
But the person in the street acted like it was a fucking muzzle and accused the missus of being a bad dog owner. We love Dylan ffs, and he gets better treatment than we do most of the time! And to think they just came right up to him, out of the blue, and took it off for fucks sake.
I wish it were a muzzle, and I wish he was vicious, so that then it'd be a cue for Dylan to rip that cunts throat out.
Edit: Dylan in his Dogmatic
HARDLY FUCKING CRUEL, IS IT?!
Edited by rivuzu at 20:00:10 07-08-2014
A BT is a good compromise between a bulldog and a pug. Our pug Buster used to have a BT friend called Jojo.|
rivuzu wrote:That's unbelievable, despicable, deplorable, etc. I think I would start throwing punches if some guy came up to my dog and started messing with his harness.
That's nuts, can't believe someone thought it was ok just to let him off his harness like that. No wonder you're furious and your girlfriend is so upset. There are some proper fuckwits out there.|
@Feanor that's exactly what we ended up with, a wee Boston terrier.
What a wanker.|
If someone took the halti off of Ziggy (above) he would fuck off and would take me hours to get him back (he goes hunting stuff - like the neighbouring farmers chickens in his chicken coup. Story for another day....)).
Mrs Mek requires the halti`s on both our dogs when she walks them because if a deer or rabbit or something runs in front of her the dogsreally pull as they want to eat it and its a struggle otherwise to keep them under control.
Some people just have no clue.
Sad reading the posts above, its been a few years since I had a Dog, but last year I got a GSD. Naming her Sally, I have noticed that general public being very Anti-Dog. Sad, so much so that I am considering moving house to somewhere a lot more "Dog Friendly". |
The above pic is Sally when she is trying to sneak up on me from within the bushes!
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What's annoying is I think Dylan enjoyed the run around and being chased and came back in really high spirits.|
The sod. Not his fault I know, but learn to read the mood!
|Sally looks like a brilliant dog - great picture of her. That's sad in itself though to read that folk where you live don't seem very dog friendly, I'm guessing it's not the UK ?|
Not technically EG dogs, they're my mothers dogs, these pictures are a few years old from when I was still living there.|
This is Emil, not long after we got him, in the vet's waiting room. I somehow like that photo. He was from a dog pound in Turkey, his owners decided to get rid of him when he was about one year old. He's a shaggy crossbreed with crooked teeth, long body and short legs, and lovely amber eyes. Some say he's ugly, I find him adorable.
When we got him, for months he didn't speak a word, didn't look at anyone, and growled at me. He was a bit afraid of men and still has a jumping away reflex when someone raises their hand, so I suspect he was being beaten in his earlier life. After some months he learned to love me and is very, very cuddly. When I sit on the couch, he always rests on one of my legs, and when he notices I'm about to stand up, he crawls onto both my legs to prevent me from doing so. Cute fella.
This is Banou, a Gro▀spitz (German "Large Spitz"), about nine weeks old, in her first night at her then new home.
Not sure from when this is, could be not long after, or one month later. She's a bit impetuous, her pointy nose shoots like rockets at your face when she's trying to greet you mad with joy. Doing so, she once knocked out a glass of my glasses. Emil hated her first, even snapping at her, which wasn't quite amusing when she was only two months old. She always liked him. But he learned to accept her and they became friends.
And finally, this is when she was about 8-10 months old.
Edited by DrStrangelove at 23:57:53 07-08-2014
Just gave up my dog of 9yrs My ex has taken her after we split and I know she'll be well looked after so I've decided to let her go.|
This was the first weekend in a decade I was by myself in the flat, was so quiet. Miss her so badly but I guess it's for the best.
Now not sure what to do, when we first got her I had all the time in the world to look after and train her, so by the time I was working full-time she'd already adjusted. I don't know how working people can raise and look after a dog, and work 9-5, if I knew I'd love to adopt a dog but haven't figured that one out yet. Any tips on how to get over that first few months, or is it just not practical?
Both me and my missus work, but I do Mon-Fri regular 9-5ish and she does shifts (2pm-10ish) but also has random days off in the week so although the dogs are alone sometimes, at most it's for 3-4 hours and there's two of them, so they have each other for company. The lazy bastids just snooze when we're not there anyway, so it's not like they're too stressed.|
If we both worked 9-5, or is was just me on my own, I wouldn't have them. They'd be alone too long.
Molly and Archie, My In-Laws and My Mum and Dad's dogs, they're awesome. Molly's a Be-shit, Archie's a Scottie.|
Excuse the bump but... well, tonight we are putting our dog to sleep. The big sleep. |
We've had Elwood for nigh on 14 years. Had him since he was a pup. He was the most laid back mutt I'd ever known. The last 2-3 years haven't been great for him, or us. He had become super lethargic (even by his own standards), was peeing every where and constantly getting underfoot. He eventually got relegated to the kitchen area, so at least we wouldn't get dog urine all over the house. Not nice at the best of times, a real nightmare with little children.
Since Christmas he has been off (and on and off) his food, sleeping far longer than normal and scratching at walls and doors like a crazy thing. His quality of life just isn't what it should be and speaking to the vet I (we) think it is time.
I didn't think I'd be as sad as I've suddenly become over the last half hour. It just began to hit home that this animal that became a part of our family all those years ago, won't be here when I wake up tomorrow.
Weird, sad feeling.
My thoughts are with you dude.
Due to circumstances I can't have any dogs at the mo, but have lost a few over the years, and it's hard man...proper hard.
However - if it's gonna put him out of a miserable existence then it's for the best; it's the only way you can console yourself mate.
No matter what non-animal lovers say, dogs (and cats, if you like that sort of thing ) DO become a part of the family.
|Binky, im sorry to hear that Truly one of the hardest things you ever have to do.|
Decision was made at the start of the week. I knew it was for the best. Hasn't stopped me reading articles for the last hour, convincing myself that I'm right.
|My sympathies, Binky. At least he wont be in pain or discomfort for much longer.|