lefty's random dog thread.

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

  1. Flambeur

    Flambeur Senior member

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    Premier working dog - a bullet with teeth.

    lefty


    short and to the point.

    What about in terms of maintenance, energy levels, and so on?

    I've heard from people that it's basically the wrong dog for you unless you can work the hell out of it daily.
     


  2. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    short and to the point.

    What about in terms of maintenance, energy levels, and so on?


    It's wash-and-wear dog - a medium-sized relatively healthy breed with a short coat.

    I've heard from people that it's basically the wrong dog for you unless you can work the hell out of it daily.

    That's true of most breeds. I can't see getting a mal for a pet unless you look for a dumbed down AKC bred dog. Well bred mals are quiet in the home, but that's often due to the fact that they are worked extensively. Their drive can be through the roof and are usually a handful for an inexperienced owner. I had a friend whose mal was such a terror he broke all four canines trying to get out of his crate when he saw some bitework going on. She replaced the plastic crate with a steel one and replaced the dog's teeth with titanium canines. Standing in a blind while this dog was doing a hold and bark and his teeth were flashing by your face was never fun.

    Why the interest?

    lefty
     


  3. Lady Canuker

    Lady Canuker Senior member

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    What a beautiful boxer [​IMG] A Canuker and I are looking to get a dog after the baby is born, most likely in the new year. We are both huge boxer lovers and our little Miss loves anything with 4 feet and a tail so a boxer is definitely a possibility, if we can find a decent breeder that is.
     


  4. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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  5. Lady Canuker

    Lady Canuker Senior member

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    Thank you I will check that out [​IMG]

    Edit: Should have realized by the address that it is a European site. Don't suppose you know of a similar site for Canada?
     


  6. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    You can search for country specific litters on the drop down menu, but there are few Canadians breeding working Boxers. I know most Boxer breeders in Canada so if there is someone in particular you want info on, just ask.

    Try these US kennels:
    http://www.boxersvonbachbett.com/
    http://www.brunnerboxers.com/
    http://www.boxnen.com/index.html

    Or a fellow named Mark Chase who currently has a litter on the ground. I can find a contact for Mark.

    There is this kennel in Belgium that I have had some contact with. Nice fellow.

    http://www.boxerkennelsaphoshoeve.be/

    Be prepared to spend serious coin (2K+) for a US working Boxer.

    lefty
     


  7. Lady Canuker

    Lady Canuker Senior member

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    Thanks so much, I really appreciate the help!
     


  8. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Not much going on in the world of dogs this week, so . . . puppy squeeeeeee.

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    lefty
     


  9. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Not much going on in the world of dogs this week, so . . . puppy squeeeeeee.

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    lefty


    What kind of dog is the first pic and the last one is a great pic of two beautiful animals, the dog and Jolie's bald pussy..................cat.
     


  10. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Could be any number of breeds or mixes.

    Coton de Tulear?

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    Havanese?

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    lefty
     


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  12. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Not much. Most of my GSD experience was with French Ring/Campagne dogs out of Daniel Berneuil's breeding.

    Taking a quick look at those sites they both seem reasonable. The dogs looks good and are accomplished. Are you close enough to visit either breeder? If not, you could always wade through leerburg's board where you should get some straightforward answers.

    Sorry I couldn't be more help.

    lefty
     


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    I may have to move to Nashville, TN for what could either end up being just a few months or potentially long term, and I'm having trouble locating apartments that will take pit bulls. Zip where I'd be working is 37211. Anyone in the area have any suggestions? It's even more difficult because I'd need something where I could go month to month.
     


  14. Edicron

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    Lefty,

    Have you had any experience with East German working GSDs? Specifically DDR types. I've been looking at these two breeders:

    http://vombanachk9.homestead.com/about_us.html

    www.rokanhaus.com



    I know a little, my GSD is a Slovakian / American mix. Usually these are serious dogs with high working drive. If you're not doing police/protection work maybe you could pick up a Czech dog that wasn't quite police grade. You'd have to make a trip for that but good excuse to visit Prague [​IMG]

    This site has a brief history on Czech GSD: http://www.ehretgsd.com/history.html
     


  15. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    I know a little, my GSD is a Slovakian / American mix. Usually these are serious dogs with high working drive. If you're not doing police/protection work maybe you could pick up a Czech dog that wasn't quite police grade. You'd have to make a trip for that but good excuse to visit Prague [​IMG]

    This site has a brief history on Czech GSD: http://www.ehretgsd.com/history.html


    Thanks, Edicron.

    Breed Specific Legislation has a face. It's here: http://blogs.westword.com/latestword...d_pit_bull.php

    WARNING - these are disturbing images.

    lefty
     


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