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    Why do people buy dogs with potential welfare problems related to extreme conformation and inherited disease?

    And I like the terrier and blog...how to buy a good dog. https://terriermandotcom.blogspot.com/2009/10/so-you-want-dog.html
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    Rotten Reggie update

    Ps..new pics update obligatory!!!
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    Rotten Reggie update

    Ditto ,splash girl is right..awesome update and all credit to you. You clearly love him to bits and he you.You’ve dropped his rotten prefix and he’s now Reggie..LOL I still think you should write a book,your descriptions had me in stitches,especially the non flinch/ on camera scenario..I presume...
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    Farewell Miss Button

    It’s very sad when you lose a good heart,but you did her proud.Ive enjoyed your posts ,as your pack were so photogenic ,they never disappointed. i hope you have the energy to recoup in fast time..I say this since I lost two beautiful girls in close time,but have been very comforted by my...
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    vera update.. been here 3 weeks already! 14 weeks old today

    She’s absolutely beautiful.
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    Strange "attack"?

    Two ideas.. Check his anal glands. My schnauzer would spin her head round to check her rear if glands overfill..ive altered her diet and she’s fine now. Check his rear spinal area..for any sensitivity./pain. You say he won’t jump down from car..is arthritic at front...maybe he’s getting...
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    Portuguese Water Dog high energy? Any other similar suggestions?

    The German lines ,Russian lines,etc are very good dogs,but less refined than the more closed pedigrees of the uk dogs My last two were not high drive,nor phobic. They are wonderful dogs but really high maintenance ( re grooming). Check out Jane rowden at itzapromise uk.....she has my dog’s...
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    Portuguese Water Dog high energy? Any other similar suggestions?

    If you are in uk I will tell you via pm where I bought my st poodle..beautiful,beautifulgirl..show pick,but a really phobic dog..thunderstorms,loud bangs etc would trigger her ocd and I also heard from her litter siblings of similar behavior and issues. Also remember st poodles have high...
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    Milan has brought back breed selective licensing

    I think the point of this new law( at present in Milan ,not all of Italy) is to get the owners to become educated and pass a test to show their dog is socialized and equilibrated in a public setting. Having owned a rottweiller and a dogue de Bordeaux mastiff ,I took both through more than one...
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    Miss Collie - finally growing up?

    Really well done,you’ve clearly worked hard with such a high drive dog. Shes absolutely beautiful too!
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    Portuguese Water Dog high energy? Any other similar suggestions?

    In the last twenty years I’ve had three st poodles..all so completely different in temperament they could have been different breeds.. Uk dog was v v high prey drive..epileptic,but managed...otherwise healthy. German dog was born serious,ideal for work,but had auto immune issues all her life...I...
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    Lead suggestions for springer

    Harness,leather collar and a k9 double clip lead... You alternate between unclipping harness or collar..or use both at same time.....depending on your dogs reactive state and your location..
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    Sweet dreams Doggle berry

    Sorry for your loss,it’s never easy.
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    Milan has brought back breed selective licensing

    Pitbull, American bulldog, Pastore dell’Anatolia, Pastore di Charplanina, Pastore dell’Asia centrale, Pastore del Caucaso, Pastore Maremmano Abruzzese, Cane da Serra da Estreilla, Dogo argentino, Fila brazileiro, Perro da canapo majoero, Perro da presa canario, Perro da presa Mallorquin, Pit...
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