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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by blacktail, Apr 7, 2013.

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  1. JDC1

    JDC1 Feeling the Heat

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    I don't want to hijack the thread but breeder says between 110 and 120 lbs full grown, his ears paws and tail are already there. I think kinsman stoves has two of his relatives.

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  2. ironpony

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    he will grow into them, my grandson did.............................
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  3. lukem

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    My lab is a worthless watch dog. Usually too busy sleeping. When he's awake he just wants to play with visitors to death.
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    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    Yeah, Labs are kinda laid back. You need an ankle-biter to start barking & then the Lab will join the chorus...
  5. JDC1

    JDC1 Feeling the Heat

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    Since 10 weeks old, The german shepherd has been 3 times the watch dog as our lab. The lab does do a good job at watching the chipmunks.
  6. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Now, if an armed intruder tripped over the lab's food bowl, the lab would be on him like white on rice in a glass of milk on a paper plate in a snowstorm.
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  7. JDC1

    JDC1 Feeling the Heat

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    Just to make sure he didn't bring any treats.
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    I got here as fast as I could LoL! There are some nice houses right across from Roseland, nice area I drive past there all the time. I`ve been in Acushnet close to 20 years now, I grew up in Fairhaven next town over the Apple doesn`t rot far from the tree I guess. :)
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    My sister lives in Fairhaven and I did at 2 locations my favorite being on the Neck and very close to the ocean.. Great town!
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    Small world, my sister lives on the neck and my brother-in-law as well. Did you ever notice a small barber shop "Cecils Barber shop" near the beginning of the neck? That was my father-in-laws place. I sure miss him I couldnt have asked for a better father in law. I need a haircut bad may end up there at some point tomorrow, I still go there but it`s not the same. :(

    I grew up on school st right near the middle school yeah Fairhaven is a real nice town I like the old historical buildings in the center of town.
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    I haven't lived there for over 30 years not sure if that was there back then.. My sister and B-I-L live to the right of the fork at Mac's soda bar and close to the water but not too close..
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    Yep he was there then. Right before Mac`s soda bar on the opposite side was where his shop was. I have friends who have beach rights down there by Mac`s used to be a summer cottage untill a hurricane decided that cottage shouldn`t be there anymore.

    Apologies by the way to the original poster for taking his thread in a totally different direction! ==c
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    I like this sign. Where did you get it? Would like to get one for my Mom on Maui, but with a Rhodesian Ridgeback.....
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    Many years ago, when I was a child, my father awoke at 2 Am, awakened by someone trying to break in the front door. Went down to the front hall with the shotgun, to find our lab calmly lying down watching the guy break in.

    Precisely this type of occurrance is why I praise and tell my Wheaten he's a good boy when he barks at absolutely any unusal sound he hears, especially anyone near the door. He's the friendliest dog in the world and just wants to play...tail goes so fast you could power a generator...but people are afraid of him because he barks until he gets to them.
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    just a google images search, had most breeds
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    I grew up with a big lab mutt, and we used to joke about a similar scenario playing out, should ever someone try to break into our house. Well, one night while my parents were out of town, and my grandparents were staying with us, it finally happened. Someone was snooping about the neighborhood, and tried breaking into a half dozen houses on our block. When they came thru our yard, trying various doors, the dog went full-on ape-sh*t. I remember my grandfather saying he was worried the dog was going to throw itself thru one of the glass french doors, trying to get at whoever was outside.

    Don't ever under-estimate an intelligent dog.

    Now... trouble is, today I own what may be the world's dumbest dog. Yes, she is stuck under a filing cabinet in the second photo. Got her head stuck thru a toy in the first. She has knocked herself out on two occasions, once running into a door jamb (mis-judged door location), and once jumping in the air by the back door (hit her head on the bottom of the door knob). Good thing her sister has some smarts.

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    My dad was over today to hang out and watch a guy from a tree service drop a few trees. Two neighbors and I each had a tree taken down. I put the new peephole in my door while dad was here and he got a kick out of my reenactment of standing at the door, looking down at the pocket gun in my hand, and telling the visitor to hold on while I went to get a Glock.

    I wish I could have a dog but living alone I'm just not home enough. And my property isn't fenced.
    My previous dog was a very protective Chessie/Lab cross. I used to take her everywhere with me and never lock the doors of my truck because I knew she'd never let anyone in.
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    What is the point of the peephole?
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    Joful Minister of Fire

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    If you're Cosmo Kramer, to see if there's anyone waiting inside your apartment when you come home. ;-)

    It's always easier to assess who's outside your door when you have visual to accompany the aural.
  20. Lumber-Jack

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    So if Blacktail looked through his peephole and saw a strange woman looking back through the peephole, how would that have changed the scenario?
    Certainly if she had any accomplices waiting to pounce they would posses the cunning to hide out of view of the obvious peephole.
  21. Pallet Pete

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    When we rented an apartment in a very bad area of Lansing a drunk tried coming in often. He used to live in our apartment ! I would always say go home and he would he was very friendly. I always looked in the peep hole and a good thing because one day he banged on the door and there was a man with him. My response was go home and he said I cant. Well that was scary we called the police and apartment security the man behind him ran off really fast when the security car pulled up. The drunk got to stumble home. If I had said who is it and then opened the door well who knows what would have happened. Peep holes are not a bad thing especially with your family to protect.

    Pete
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    Sounds like a well thought out caper. ;) Were you normally in the habit of opening the door for this guy?

    My point was that a peephole is not much of a deterrent, and it doesn't seem like it would have done anything at all to changed what happen with Blacktails original scenario.
    No, peepholes aren't a "bad thing", but if protecting your life and family are involved, it ranks about even with "hiding" the key to your house under the front mat.
  23. Pallet Pete

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    Nope I didn't that was the point it's harder to get through a locked door and better if the person inside can see out safely.

    Pete
  24. gmule

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    My German shepherd is the same way.
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    Labs are great dogs and good for many things. Watchdog is not one of them.
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