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Thanks lefty. The hardest part has been getting her to lay down and rest. I was worried that I was seeing the onset of hip dysplasia symptoms but this afternoon she seems to be walking normally, even if she's not bouncing as much as she normally does.
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Cat guy here browsing the "other side" so to speak and I just had to say, this pup's a winner!
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random pics from my Blue Heeler and Boston. The Blue Heeler is 4mths old now and about 18 pounds. I get off early today so I think I'm going to take them to the park and just hang out for hours.




My boston actually learned how to play fetch really late (at 13mths) by seeing other dogs play fetch in Prospect Park on the weekends (its basically a sea of dogs there in the morning).

Now he's kind of ball obsessed (he'll run all day back and forth 100+ feet and fetch when I use a chuck-it). When before he'd want to play with other dogs and chase/be chased/wrestle all day - its all about fetch now. Is that a bad thing?
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there's something about tennis balls and boston terrier's.
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there's something about tennis balls and terrier's.

ftfy

our old jack russel/parsons terrier could retrieve tennis balls all day. When using a tennis racket my arm would get tired before he would.

I'm sure he is currently chasing some sort of rabbit tennis ball hybrid around doggy heaven, he loved that...
post #3441 of 3785
I played fetch with a friend's lab for at least an hour in the Georgia heat. I was probably getting 100 yards of distance with the Chuck It and she just kept bringing it back. Indefatigable dog. Played fetch with her at a lake later on, just kept swimming out to get the dog and swimming back. Would keep it up for a half hour or so, go pass out in the woods, then come back for more.

I can't keep up with that kind of dog all the time, but it's fun from time to time.
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Now he's kind of ball obsessed (he'll run all day back and forth 100+ feet and fetch when I use a chuck-it). When before he'd want to play with other dogs and chase/be chased/wrestle all day - its all about fetch now. Is that a bad thing?

 

For you.

 

PSA video with some fun training:

 

 

lefty

post #3443 of 3785
Some superbly trained dogs there, but I felt a little ripped off because we didn't get a good look at the chick with the great gams. Did I see a canis panther or something like it in the mix? I see they had a Dutch Shepherd (at least one, anyway) in there. How do you rate them against the Malinois? I know their proponents claim they are harder, drive-ier dogs than the Mals. Or have I asked you this one before?
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The big black guy? I think it was a Cane Corso. I saw a Corso last weekend in the catskills that was huge.

 

DS can be more handler pissy that the Mal, but they're more or less that same in terms of drive and ability. 

 

lefty

post #3445 of 3785
As I think we've discussed before, I've always had the sense that Corsos had a lot of problems with genetic shyness and low trainability, both from dogs I've met and owners and ex-owners I've discussed the dogs with. Surprised one could do that sort of work...if it was a Corso.

I note, however, that Corsos are shooting up the popularity chart of AKC registered breeds. For whatever reason, they seem to be particularly popular in the African-American community. At least, such is my impression.
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No doubt about it, the brothers love Corsos. I'm not surprised they're popular. Wgen I was at Westminster two years ago there were plenty and the crowds gathered.

 

That dog was weakish and could have been run easily. 

 

I spent the afternoon with Donovan telling war stories. Like two old men.

 

lefty

post #3447 of 3785
^What exactly is a Donovan Pinscher? Some sources claim that he used, inter alia, Tosas, Neos and Filas to create these dogs. That seems very improbable to me just from the looks of them. They mostly look like a mixture of Pit and Mal to me.[/I]x
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Thread Starter 

19 generations deep. Mostly DS x bulldog in the main lines with Mal x bulldog in others and DP x bandogs in yet others. Little Am Bull in a couple of breedings. No Rottweiler. There may have been an infusion of Neo (via the bandogs lines), but I doubt Fila or Tosa. The breed doesn't have the phenotype of any of the larger molossers.

 

There's good and bad, but the good ones are very tractable. It's an off breed so they're fun to play with. I've said this before but one of the few dogs to take me clean off my feet was a 45 lb. DP. He was just too fast to judge. 

 

lefty

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Brutus doesn't look comfortable but has been sleeping like this for an hour.

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