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    In the words of Dame Shirley Bassey….

    He is very lovely, I must confess I’m a bit smitten. Im glad we went for another in the end. He really is a dear little fellow already The adult dogs behind him were all lovely too (and casual film stars being in the crown and some music video for an American both and I’ve never heard of), they...
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    In the words of Dame Shirley Bassey….

    There is one brother left from the litter due to back word…who is very nice :)
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    In the words of Dame Shirley Bassey….

    Today we are helping in the garden and very good at barking to tell me where the slugs are.
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    In the words of Dame Shirley Bassey….

    Not convinced he will, he’s a very different personality to madam. So much as a cross sounding word and he is grief stricken.
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    In the words of Dame Shirley Bassey….

    Funny you should say that. He is rather stief like. He isn’t very bright, frequently gets this stuck on him and carries on as normal…
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    In the words of Dame Shirley Bassey….

    Trying to get one over exuberant (at the best of times) adult corgi to accept rest as has clearly overdone it being a mad beast with the new pup, with a ten week old very exuberant corgi pup in tow, is proving a real exercise in patience, humour and good will today :)
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    Successful lockdown puppy thread

    Lovely to read all these posts. The tank doesn’t quite count as a lockdown puppy as she came home august 19, but is markedly different to others we’ve had in social senses, part from just being her and I’m quite sure a part is from being a juvenile during lockdowns - especially in regards to no...
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    Successful lockdown puppy thread

    Where are the photos is what I want to know? He sounds a hoot, all the heelers ive met are rather charming!
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    In the words of Dame Shirley Bassey….

    Exactly the description a breeder, although I forget who, gave me many years ago when I asked what they were like to live with. Incredibly accurate.
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    In the words of Dame Shirley Bassey….

    She takes her job of being a miniature German shepherd very seriously.
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    In the words of Dame Shirley Bassey….

    It has been a long time since I’ve had a ‘normal’ puppy. The Sherman tank, despite being well bred and well reared, was always very challenging. The last puppy before her was dear departed nightmare terrier (supposed to be a ‘teacup yorkie’ - he was not) who came to us at four months rescued...
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    In the words of Dame Shirley Bassey….

    One last one and then I’ll stop for now, I promise. It’s a good job we’re both off work this week and purposefully planned nothing. He’s an excellent time waster. I think he will be very good fun.
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    Percy (puppy pics!)

    So handsome. Love his wrinkly legs!
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    In the words of Dame Shirley Bassey….

    I honestly have never known a dog so actively encourage a new pup to be a demon. I watched her show him how to pop the lid of the dog food tub today, three times then nip him because he just sat there. She kept hiding at the back of the hydrangeas to get him to go into the flower beds (which she...
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    In the words of Dame Shirley Bassey….

    She gets very frustrated that he’s very good and doesn’t follow her into the shadowland. The only naughtiness she’s achieved is distracting him everytime we go out to attempt toilet training. We’ve had some small episodes of her chancing being a swine to him but generally ok. She bit him once...
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    In the words of Dame Shirley Bassey….

    Well, it didn’t take long at all. After some negotiation, the queen of darkness has decided he’s quite fun to chase and run with - so he can stay.
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    In the words of Dame Shirley Bassey….

    Well, we are home. Richbourne Lord speaker aka Fergus aka Gus. the tank has been suitably unpleasant to him and is in time out already (exhibit c), I think it’s going to take perhaps more work than I thought. She keeps lying by the side of his puppy pen, so I think that must be positive. She’s...
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    People pretending their dogs are strays.

    Whilst the owners doing this are scum and at fault, the responsibility lies with every ‘breeder’ who cashed in on the demand. I know breeders who missed last chance opportunities with a dog or bitch to ensure they didn’t fall into the trap that the car crash of lockdown puppies were creating. It...
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    In the words of Dame Shirley Bassey….

    Thank you. I think I am a pastoral convert. I’d like to think I’d one day perhaps have another rough collie too, but enjoy every day with my old remaining man and hope we have many years of them still to come. It has been a rough year here in many ways so this chap will go some way to doing...
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    Lost a dog today…so very sad 😢

    My last two that have gone have both been before their time, long before really - and I found it so so much harder than losing one of my old timers. I am so very sorry for your loss. It really is different to losing one of your oldies. I still can’t talk about the chap who left my earlier this...
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    Buying puppy advice

    Echoing the others - he is smashing. They are a wonderful breed.
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    Time to look for a puppy

    Exciting. Teaching my granny to suck eggs here but I often think the best and most ‘locally suited’ gun dogs are keeper bred rather than big kennels etc. Do you know what colour/sex you will go for?
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    In the words of Dame Shirley Bassey….

    Typically I had wanted to call him Spencer but thanks to the impending film I fear this will be assumed to have/come with royal connotations so we are back to the drawing board!
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    In the words of Dame Shirley Bassey….

    Thank you. I still owe OH a MLDH, but won this one. He is very lovely and those who have met him at the breeders, who know their corgis, have all commented on how lovely and quiet he is. I think I will hopefully have less of his antics to share than madams :)
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    In the words of Dame Shirley Bassey….

    They grow into them in the end…but in terms of listening device they are quite marvellous at hearing the opening of a packet, fridge door or even telepathically hearing any food related thoughts.
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    The breeding and selling of banned breeds

    I think sadly you’d be surprised how often this goes on. There is someone locally who is quite brazen on social media that they are breeding pit bulls, they have had some dogo Argentino types imported and what they call ‘bloodhound crosses’ but mutual friends tell me are imported fila’s. they...
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    Rant - The Current Dog 'Pandemic'

    She is lucky she isn’t in the bin today, let’s put it that way! Wouldn’t surprise me if she could teach herself to use the phone, she knows to nudge the remote to turn the tv off and does this frequently - usually when being ignored for a ‘lucky not to be in the bin’ behaviour.
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    Rant - The Current Dog 'Pandemic'

    And I have his miniature GSD counterpart. I think the word mitigate is key, as you say, with some dogs. I know madam will always try throw her weight around from time to time just to chance it, always think everything is hers until told otherwise, always know better and have more energy than the...
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    Rant - The Current Dog 'Pandemic'

    Bred at around 13 months. Two bitches of cocker/poodle/collie x Lord knows what breeding. One mated to a ‘cockerpoo’. Another mated to a ‘patterpoo’. Both belonging to other parents at the school their kids attend. 6 pups in one litter. 7 pups in another. God bless having an OH who loves a...
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    Rant - The Current Dog 'Pandemic'

    The thing is…it is alarming how normal it’s become…
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