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lefty's random dog thread.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by lefty, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. lefty

    lefty Well-Known Member

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    Adult dogs are pretty fair with puppies.

    I know guys who swear by Ol' Roy which is junk by any measurement.

    To my mind, you buy the best food you can afford and the one that makes you feel good about what you're feeding your animal. Honestly, Jan, I never go to vets and the rare time I do it's just to get a piece of paper or confirm what I already know. I'd never take their advice about food.

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  2. gomestar

    gomestar Well-Known Member

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    i find that the stronger opinion someone has about food, the less you should listen to them. This works in terms of both dog food and human food.
     
  3. JLibourel

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    Interesting how most of the serious dog people I know dislike and shun vets. I believe the veterinarians I cited were researchers, rather than animal hospital types.

    As to the matter of dog food, none of the dog food companies are in the business of killing dogs, certainly none of the majors like Purina or Pedigree, as a very knowledgeable official in one of the major canine organizations once remarked to me.
     
  4. Mblova

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    Lefty,

    It's been a while since i posted in this thread. Had saved some PDF's and links(about dog training, crate training and basic discipline for the higher prey drive dogs-shepherd/mal) fromm this thread onto my old computer but alas it died a while ago and I haven't been able to find them. If you have some good pdfs, book recommendations, links, etc I would appreciate it if you could send them my way.

    Thanks!
     
  5. djblisk

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    Any advice,

    My 4th month old literally just showed signs of aggressions by growling and barking. We just took her home from daycare and she was sleeping. My wife started to cuddle with her and she growled and let out a lunging fake bite bark. I proceeded to come over and start annoying her, she did the same thing. I grabbed her by the neck and put her down but she still fought. First time we have ever seen this. She is usually docile and has never exhibited this behavior.
     
  6. lefty

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    ^^ Not sure if they were links from me, but I would look at all of Mike Ellis' videos on Leerburg;

    ^ She's four months old so it's probably nothing. I wouldn't overreact and try and figure out what, if anything, caused it.

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    Thanks for this lefty. It looks like a really good start.
     
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    my mother in law shared this "throw back Thursday" photo of her first dog, Ashley. 1986, Oahu, Hawaii.

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    Probably just trying to sort out her place in your house - a little dominance behavior. Don't want to let that get out of hand, but as L. said, may not mean much at that age. Although difficult with puppies, it's good to treat her more like a dog than a teddy bear.
     
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    jumping for a treat that I did a terrible job of throwing.

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  12. NorCal

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    your mother on law was in ZZ Top? Cool.
     
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    Went out for morning errands and stumbled upon a celebration of american graffiti.
     
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  15. JLibourel

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    In the course of this lengthy thread, we have occasionally discussed crossbreeds, "designer dogs" and such. We even had a separate thread on "Goldendoodles." The other day I was out with my Tosa Cyrus and a chap asked me if he were a Mastiff-Dane cross. I had heard of such crosses occurring occasionally but always assumed they were simply accidental. Out of curiosity, I did a Google search to see if I could discover a few images of such crosses. To my surprise, I found that such crosses were quite common and were variously termed "Daniffs" or "Mastidanes." As is the case with a lot of these crossbreeds, there was a tremendous variation of type. Most that i could see favored the Great Dane side, and, yes, a few did resemble Tosas.

    I can sometimes see the point of crossbreeding to create a better performance dog. However, I am left wondering what the point of a Mastiff-Dane cross would be. These breeds have no discernible work function these days. They are not dissimilar in temperament, as far as I can tell. (I owned a Dane many years ago but have never owned an English Mastiff.) Both breeds are very subject to giant-breed health problems: dysplasia, bloat, early-onset cancer. Thus, I am left wondering what a "Daniff" brings to the table that could not be satisfied either by a good Mastiff or a good Dane. Lefty, or any other knowledgeable dog guys, do you have any comments about such a cross?

    In general, I find most of these "designer dog" crossbreeds rather pointless--"Maltipoos," "Peke-a-poos," "Puggles" and whatnot. You are often paying purebred prices for what is essentially a mutt.

    On that note, I am rather dismayed to see that the United Kennel Club has extended recognition to those damned "American Bullies" that we have previously discussed in this thread.
     
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    It seems that one legit purpose would simply be to have a larger gene pool to breed from, although I doubt that health or genetic diversity are high on the minds of those that promulgate these type of mash-up "breeds."
     
  17. lefty

    lefty Well-Known Member

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    Well ... Mastidane is a pretty cool name.

    Maybe it's hybrid vigour. Those purebreds are a pretty unhealthy lot.

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    Tom Chadwick and son, and his UK-based terriers.

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  19. JLibourel

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    Some serious ratting there! Any idea what breed those terriers are?
     
  20. lefty

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    Guessing, I would say Fell or Patterdale or some local mix. Barn rats are hard to catch so that's a hell of a night.

    CA buddy with some Rat Terriers:

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