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  1. EllieBeast

    Camping with the dogs

    I’m always very excited when people can identify what Ivy is 😁 it’s such a shame there aren’t more about. She’s an absolute sweetheart!
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    Camping with the dogs

    No I didn’t think you were at all 😊 we’d spent last weekend grouse pointing so she’s had plenty of fun with them this week 😁 That sounds like the best kind of manic to me!! Everyone will just think your GLP is another spaniel anyway 😂 🙈 we were in the sporting dog pavilion at the game fair and...
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    Camping with the dogs

    😊 not on this one, she’s never had a chance at a full HPR on grouse, and my husband, who runs her wants her to have experienced that before he trials her on them. Her litter sister was the highest placed dog on the trial today, awarded with a 2nd in tricky scenting conditions which was fab...
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    Camping with the dogs

    Thankyou, I certainly will 😊 such a privilege to be on the moor on the 12th!
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    Camping with the dogs

    They aren’t at the novice field trial that I’m Red Flagging(although fingers crossed there are hopefully a couple of other GLPs running in it, always lovely to see), there is an open up here on the 12th too though that they may run in?
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    Camping with the dogs

    We’re camping with ours up near the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors at the moment 😊 ready for the first field trial of the season on the glorious 12th They’re both very good off lead but we have a corkscrew and tie lines on them as a courtesy. We have some fab moon chairs that double as the...
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    So as not to derail another thread: does your dog need to bring you toys when you come in?

    Ivy does, and also every time she’s been told off for something or if anyone else in the house has been told off 😂 she’s a German Longhaired Pointer and is a trained gundog. Right from the start she’s always been praised for bringing us absolutely anything. So if she brings us something, she’s...
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    What to do about excessive tartar?

    Maybe try raw broccoli 😊 will do the same job and mine love it!
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    What to do about excessive tartar?

    I have to say I agree with Druid, knowing how humans (who understand the process and what’s going on) who have active gum disease can struggle to cope with treatment without Local anaesthesia, I really don’t think I’d want to put my dog through it. I spent 3 years training to degree level to...
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    What to do about excessive tartar?

    It’s a good sign that they’re bleeding less the more often you do it. If you find an area that does still bleed- brush that area more thoroughly, as it indicates an area where inflammation is still present, which means there’s been more plaque collecting there. The more you clean these areas...
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    What to do about excessive tartar?

    This, but the gum soreness and inflammation can start to settle with just keeping the soft plaque at bay, which will make removal of the hard deposits much more comfortable- or even not required at all if you aren’t too worried about how her teeth look. It depends on the extent of the tartar...
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    What to do about excessive tartar?

    My Dalmatian is 10, only ever fed dry kibble but she had to have two dentals before the age of 5, since I’ve been giving her raw carrot after each meal her teeth are loads better and she hasn’t had to have any veterinary dental intervention for the past 5years. It seems to be the mechanical...
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    Really tough toys

    Coffee wood chews are fab, long lasting and not too harsh on the teeth like antlers can be. Or Goughnuts, tough rubber type chew that they will replace if your dog manages to destroy it past a certain point- https://www.goughnuts.com/
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    Importing pups- any experience?

    Thanks so much for everyone’s input, plenty of food for thought. Like has been said, if the breeder was decent enough then the 15 weeks wouldn’t be an issue :) Druid- not at all, that litter would tick all my boxes. I’d like something sooner if possible, and I’m hoping there may be another...
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    Importing pups- any experience?

    Has anyone here had any post brexit experience of bringing a pup over from Europe? Our breed of choice is very thin on the ground in the UK, we’re hoping to get a pup from our chosen breeder here but are looking at other options too in case things don’t work out. I think my main worry (apart...
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    Dream breed(s) you've always wanted

    I grew up with Rotties and would love to have another one at some point. But I’m really not a fan of the flat faced square type that seems more common these days. The last one we had as a family lived to almost 14yrs, she was light framed and athletic, a wonderful loyal and friendly girl. I miss...
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    Dogs reaction to cats

    Ours get on like a house on fire. The cat thinks he’s a dog. The Dalmatian thinks she’s a cat, the GLP just loves everyone. Ivy (GLP) and Simon the cat play like puppies, but all 3 clean each other and curl up together. Both of the dogs are very respectful of other cats they meet, friendly to...
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    Ok, it’s got to be done! The nickname thread (including cats!)

    Ivy the GLP (German Longhaired Pointer for those not in the know!) is nicknamed - Weasel, because she’s such a weasely teachers pet and hates being told off 😂 Pippa the Damnation gets called all sorts- pipstick, Pippi, Pippi long stockings Simon the cat is generally referred to as - Sh!tten...
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    Nose net

    Having tried all sorts, the le mieux ones win hands down for me. They fit the contours of the face much better. Yes, you have to be careful that your horse doesn’t run them too much as they’re not as robust as the equilibrium ones but they do the job much better and aren’t expensive. I pay about...
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    Video He may be 29 but

    I wish there was a ‘love’ button!! He looks Ace, gorgeous lad!
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    Crufts roll call?

    I was chuffed to bits to see the Rottweiler best of breed looked so fit and lean, I’m fed up of seeing fat dogs and it was a breath of fresh air to see a fit for purpose Rott do so well 😊 I grew up with rotties and have a massive soft spot for them! We’re on our way, Ivy is snoring- conserving...
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    Irresponsible parents

    This drives me mad! I have a Dalmatian, who seems to be an absolute magnet to kids- because of the films I’m sure. Often you turn around and she’s being mobbed by some child whilst their parent stands there doughy eyed over their creation 🙄 my husband has taken to waiting until said...
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    Crufts roll call?

    Oh amazing I was reading up about those the other day! My parents viszla is a terror for destroying toys, I’ll definitely be paying you a visit
  24. EllieBeast

    Crufts roll call?

    Winner! So looking forward to getting there on Saturday. Which trade stand are you on?
  25. EllieBeast

    Crufts roll call?

    Thankyou 😊 she’s an absolute sweetheart! The GLPs tend to have a stronger hunting drive than both GWPs and GSPs, their style is much faster too. The ones I’ve met have also been a fair bit quieter than most of the GSPs I’ve met 😂 When Ivy was younger she was slightly hesitant about getting...
  26. EllieBeast

    Crufts roll call?

    There are so few GLPs in the country, it’s a real shame- we’ve been blown away by ours. She’s our first HPR, my husband has previously worked Labs and Retrievers, and we’re totally besotted. The majority that I know are worked and from working lines, all those on the breed stand on Sunday will...
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    Crufts roll call?

    Oh fantastic, Of course you can! it’s what we’re there for 😊 I may be by the showring at some points helping a friend but my Husband - who works the dog will definitely be there and more than happy to answer any questions you’ll have! I hope to see you myself too though! Ivy is very distinctive...
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    Crufts roll call?

    We’ll be there on Saturday and Sunday in the discover dogs area, so people can come and meet Ivy, our German Longhaired Pointer 😊
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    Had to say goodbye😢

    What a beautiful girl she was! I’m so sorry for your loss ❤️
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    Should I add a GSD

    maybe it’s down to the genetics? My family had Rotties for 30 years and never had a noisy one, they very rarely barked. In fact our last one never barked at anything at all - apart from hot air balloons 😂
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