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Originally Posted by zarathustra View Post

I know some of the captions are silly-- i did think the picts were cool.
Photos of War Dogs
We love dogs, but we love war dogs even more because apart from being loyal and cute, they can be absolutely badass. We are so obsessed with these awesome canines that we made a collection of the 30 best photos we could find all over the web. Enjoy.

I really enjoyed seeing the pics. Thx for posting them.
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I know some folks have problems with rescued animals. I got my dog Milo from a rescue organization less than a month after he and his sister were taken from the Arkansas puppy mill, from the same cage where they had been born 5 months earlier. He came to us shaved, afraid, malnourished and wary. Today he is smart, has an amazing recognition of vocabulary and is a loving and contributing member of our home. The key was patience, routine, consistency in messaging and being firm, but not loud. I never yell at the dog. I do not raise my voice. I give him the soft energy I want back from him and it works. These guys are just waiting for guidance and consistency... and TREATS! One thing I think is that too many people get dogs as "accessories" and if they tire of them, or if they don't live up to their expectations they get thrown away. It's a shame.

Here's my furry buddy...

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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post

I watched that argument develop on a thread on the Breeder's (Don) Working Airedale site. It was a epic clusterfuck and one that did not end well for Don.

 

Haven't been there in a while. Link?

 

lefty

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Originally Posted by MarcInDentonTx View Post

I know some folks have problems with rescued animals. I got my dog Milo from a rescue organization less than a month after he and his sister were taken from the Arkansas puppy mill, from the same cage where they had been born 5 months earlier. He came to us shaved, afraid, malnourished and wary. Today he is smart, has an amazing recognition of vocabulary and is a loving and contributing member of our home. The key was patience, routine, consistency in messaging and being firm, but not loud. I never yell at the dog. I do not raise my voice. I give him the soft energy I want back from him and it works. These guys are just waiting for guidance and consistency... and TREATS!

Fantastic. Looks like a great dog, and he got a great owner. smile.gif Is he a Wheaten?
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Originally Posted by MarcInDentonTx View Post

One thing I think is that too many people get dogs as "accessories" and if they tire of them, or if they don't live up to their expectations they get thrown away. It's a shame.

Sad but true. When you buy a hunting/herding breed based on its cuteness as a puppy and have no clue about its needs, we all know what happens when that dog exits puppyhood.
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Friends recent aquisition, just back from its obedience classes.
Working farm dogs for parents.
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Damn fine pooch! And a nice garden wall as well.
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Originally Posted by MarcInDentonTx View Post

I know some folks have problems with rescued animals. I got my dog Milo from a rescue organization less than a month after he and his sister were taken from the Arkansas puppy mill, from the same cage where they had been born 5 months earlier. He came to us shaved, afraid, malnourished and wary. Today he is smart, has an amazing recognition of vocabulary and is a loving and contributing member of our home. The key was patience, routine, consistency in messaging and being firm, but not loud. I never yell at the dog. I do not raise my voice. I give him the soft energy I want back from him and it works. These guys are just waiting for guidance and consistency... and TREATS! One thing I think is that too many people get dogs as "accessories" and if they tire of them, or if they don't live up to their expectations they get thrown away. It's a shame.
Here's my furry buddy...

Handsome chap.
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

I really enjoyed seeing the pics. Thx for posting them.

re: War Dogs

I agree- pretty amazing those dogs can do...

Interesting to note how many Belgians were photographed- they are becoming more and more popular in military/police work...

Supposedly there was a Malinois on the OBL raid....
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I've always loved Malinois. Such a gorgeous breed.

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I heard on the news last night that well-known Los Angeles radio personality Peter Tilden was badly injured by a dog recently. It seems that he was at a party and had been petting the dog, as had some other guests. Suddenly, the dog sprang up, smashed his nose, knocked out several teeth and tore up his face with its fangs. And what was the dog? Not a Fighting Pit Bulldog, not a Rottweiler, nor any of the other "usual suspects." No, it was America's Favorite Family Dog, the gentle Labrador Retriever!

Hard to see what provoked the attack: Perhaps Sudden Onset Rage Syndrome or perhaps some sort of dominance aggression: When Tilden turned his attention away from the dog, the dog got pissed. I have personally observed the latter phenomenon, but not remotely to that degree of aggression.
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Originally Posted by death shot View Post

I've always loved Malinois. Such a gorgeous breed.

Agreed...although I am partial to the Tervuren...obviously smile.gif

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brief treatment update: done two rounds of chemo, an initial dose meant to help her liver (which was massively enlarged), and the first dose of her treatment. the initial dose was a week and a half ago, the second was on tuesday - between the two her lymph nodes have shrunk to normal size and her liver is almost back to normal. she's still jaundiced but her appetite is beginning to return, and the hope is that she'll be in remission within a week. so far no side effects from the chemo. her activity level has picked up a lot too, which is nice to see.
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Please keep us updated, Teger.
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will do -- so far I'm glad that we made the choice to go with chemo. it's been .. expensive .. to say the least -- $790 so far for the treatments, probably $200 spent buying various foods hoping to get her to eat, $50 on prescriptions, etc, but I didn't get a dog to save money, so it is what it is. I rationalize it to by telling myself it's less than a pair of shell Aldens. the oncologist and her staff have been great, and they seem to really, really care about our dog, which has helped a lot. now i just hope her appetite returns completely, she starts eating her dog food again (or at least chicken), and her jaundice fades away.
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Teger, how old is she?
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