Post in 'The Inglenook' started by JDC1, Dec 13, 2012.
I'll second that! Congrats on the new pup- great way to start a new year off!
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has to be the cutest dog in Upper Bucks County....
Aw, thanks. They are cute so you cant stay mad at them when they are bad!
We were going to wait until this summer but have had some strange happenings lately and decided to move a pup higher on the list. The breeder has a white litter as well but we really want people(strangers) to know exactly what kind of dog he is. Our chocolate lab doesn't do the best job of watching the place (unless you are a chipmunk)
Tough to get good pics of a black dog- especially indoors. Turns out they're harder to adopt, partially because of that.
Our new little guy is dark gray. Now we have the whole set
Like the white variety, but think they may prone to genetic problems. - I know what you mean with the lab being too mellow for guard duty. Here is our vicious pit mix, not a mean bone in her body.
That elf hat really adds to the intimidation factor....
All the big pits I've met were pussycats (and it's a very good thing that they were!)
My moisture meter, only problem is that even the seasoned stuff is soak wet when he's done testing it....
I agree.. Mine is about 75lbs or so, and he acts like he is a 2 lb Yorkie. The only time he hurts anyone is when he wags his tail, that damn thing can whip a hole in a wall. I was actually thinking of putting a splitting ax head on his tail and putting him to work..
I love GSDs. One of my fav breeds-I'm allergic to them somehow though. My all time fav breed is rottweilers, although at the moment we have a lab. She's not your typical lab though, she is all energy like they usually are, but she is NOT a people dog. We've given up walking her because people tend to think all labs are huge loves, and she'd as likely bite your hand off as lick it (she listens to us as far as being told NOT to growl and snap, but still, it gets old fast and can be unnerving if little kids come running up at her). Works well as a guard dog though! We have no idea why. She was 2 1/2 when we adopted her as her third family. She's smart as a whip though, I've never had a smarter dog-polar opposite of our old lab mix who loved the world and was as dumb as a rock (she once got her head stuck in a cereal box and must have spent the better part of the monring running around that way because she was so tired she didn't even wake up when we came home to find her laying in the hall, with her head still stuck in the box).
I like the way the large breeds act, its like they have nothing to prove.
OMG, we have friends with three pitts. Super friendly, but I always leave with bruises all over my legs from the wagging, lol.
We all know it's how they're trained. That goes for small dogs too, but they can be more sensitive to having rambunctious kids, and lots of people that could accidentally step on them- even when raised properly. Our little guys are nothing but sweet.
Our new rescue is just wary of new people, but that's a schnauzer breed thing and he was living on the streets a week before we adopted, so who knows what he went through. I'm an incredible softy when it comes to dogs, and I don't like to think about his early life too much.
Our 9 yo chocolate lab is a skinny 85lbs that loves people. She has a food drive that won't quit. Loves to run deer. We have done her ears, knee, she ate straw and rocks that resulted in an ulcerated digestive tract and most recently an exploratory surgery that removed a piece of hard plastic and diaper wipes packing her upper intestines. We love her to death and have never seen a better dog with babies(humans or animal). I have had three labs. Picking a lab puppy is like playing Russian roulette.
Congratulations on the new pup, cute looking guy.
GSD's are great dogs.
Here are a couple pics of Bella, one as a pup ( she was soo tiny) and another at about 5 years old ( she is 10 now).
Best guess is that she is a GSD/Rottie mix.
Nice looking dogs, y'all.
Sounds like our old lab mix. She ate EVERYTHING it seemed like. The cereal box incident was later in her life-by then she was already deaf and a little dim on seeing. Her name was Pepsi. She originally belonged to a friend of ours. His girlfriend at the time was driving down the highway with her mom and they saw someone dump her so they picked her up (she was a puppy then). They couldn't have a dog so they brought her to his house. The VERY first thing she did when put down was run into the next room knock over a Pepsi and start drinking it. She ate an entire bag of double stuff oreos along with the paper stuff they put on the bottom the very first day we had her. The only thing that ever made her sick at all was when she ate a whole bag of 13 donuts-at least while we had her. Our friend's mom told us that she once ate a 5 pound bag of raw potatoes and that made her sick too. Soap and toothpaste we not safe while she was alive. It took a year or so to get used to buying bar soap again after she passed-for some reason she never messed with the liquid stuff, although she shreaded ever pouf she ever got ahold of. Plastic coat hangers and used tissues were also great fun. She also made a mess with that fake snow blanket stuff for Christmas villages. She also had no concept of pain-we had to be careful with her because she would burn herself on our gas stove, and choke herself on a choker (for some reason, the regular "cloth" collars made her crazy, she would only wear the metal chokers-but you couldn't leave her outside on it because if she wanted to go outside of the range of her leash she'd just pull until it either pulled out of it's anchor or she choked herself into a huge coughing fit). After we put up our stockade fence she spent hours running full speed into it whenever she had a chance at different spots to test it. Oh the stories we have about things she did.
Never a dull moment with that one. Loved her, but I don't think I could deal with another one like her!! SO very glad our girl now is much better behaved.
Black dogs are much more difficult to rehome. There's even a shelter here called Black Dog Second Chance that specializes in rehoming them for that reason.
Here is a better picture of him as of yesterday
He isn't cute enough. Tell him to try harder
Great job rescuing a dog! All of our dogs have been rescues and are great. He looks like he's fitting in well, nice and comfy with the other two, how cute! Time to update your signature from 2 to 3
Unlike my Jacks that have EVERYTHING to prove. My vet sums it up as " thugs in clown clothing"
Avatar, Bell and Sky, springers. Bell my introvert ( couch potato) Sky is the extrovert, Bell is facing the camera. About a year old here, they are 2 now, sisters.
She's hiding in the chair. We had to start leaving it full of pillows to keep her off it.
She's about 110lbs. Super dog. We've got three rescued dogs. A rottie, a bull mastiff, and a mutt that's half Dalmation and 3/4 crazy
What nice looking dog she is...Simply put,,, dogs are a reflection of their owner,,, this includes the atmosphere that the live in as well.
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