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    One thing i dont think has been mentioned really is the Origin of your breed.

    Am i right assuming Mojo been a Bullmastiff, therefore a English dog should be able to tolerate cold weather with just his coat ???
    Its short hair but try and dig through it to find skin is rather tricky. Bronx has even thicker but alot more coarse coat too. If he is B.M cross Staffy then that makes him twice the Pom dosnt it ??

    I'd imagine say a Arican Ridgeback might feel the cold alot more than English breed would ??

    Old dogs excluded of course....they deserve warm beds and snuggles everynight no matter what. A little bit of warmed up milk wouldnt go astray either methinks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chubbsecurity View Post
    They should not stink.
    Do you clean their ears?
    Do they ever get a bath?
    Not counting puppy days my dogs have never peed in the house.
    They respect ME and the rules.
    Dogs can not learn good manners if they are never allowed in.

    "so that shoots that theory down"
    I clean their ears if they get dirty, which is rarely. They get bathed once per week as I said, or sometimes every two weeks if the smell isn't so bad. As I already said, my dogs (not sure which one) peed inside, and they're no longer puppies - they respect ME and the rules, but they've never been trained inside. I would have started both of them off inside if my mum wasn't so houseproud. Now, they're outside dogs, and will be staying that way. To be honest it doesn't bother me one bit that they're not inside dogs - they get plenty of attention and games, plus warmth and shelter, so why have them inside? All the other animals we have live outside, and they're no different.

    To everyone else, the dogs' stink does not come from 'inside' them, it's on their coat. It's just a really strong doggy smell, not like bad breath or infection or anything. I think it may be because they sleep outside where there's dust and dirt, and probably roll around in said dirt etc. I imagine that would get down into their coat.

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    'Striker' - maybe try brushing your pups' coats on a more regular basis instead of washing so often. Brushing will clear out all of the knots and crap - and if you do it properly - you can clear out a lot of the dead hair - both undercoat and outer - which I believe is where a lot of the 'doggy smell' comes from.

    Washing alone will not do this - and unless you are really careful with rinsing and drying of the coats - most times bath times are a waste of effort.

    Most dogs coats that I have come across seem to be made of teflon - and nothing much sticks to it.

    Maybe give that a try !




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    There's not many knots (they're cleared out on a regular basis because I don't want them to pull and be uncomfortable - like if you had knotted hair) - but they do seem to shed a lot, so I will try brushing them more often

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    Why not have dog in the bed... several reasons.

    1. she reckons I wriggle too much
    2. she snores
    3. she wriggles too much
    4. she never wipes her feet before getting into bed... and she wear shoes to keep her feet clean either.
    5. there isn't room for both of us on my current bed.

    Striker - why inside? I like having my vicious killer attack dog next to me at night - cos I need to be able to protect her from any idiots dumb enough to break in to a house of a hockey player.

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    Why have them inside? Cause my dog is not only my most loyal friend but he's part of our family, I'd feel very sorry for him if he was left outside alone. I don't understand people owning dogs that then leave them outside(working dogs are a different story of course)

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    Lol, Hyacinth.
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    Just because my dogs aren't inside, doesn't mean they're not part of the family? What's not to understand? I have tons of animals, all of them are outside. Plain and simple. All the other animals are part of the family too, I have a bird outside that's an awesome mate, sits around on my shoulders with me when I do everything, whistles for me, almost talks, super affectionate - he's fine outside, and actually got bored inside (has other birds to talk to outside). The cats are both outside, and so are the other animals - so why 'favouritise' the dogs? Why should they be allowed to come inside, but not the others? They're all equally loved.

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    Yeah, i have no problem whatsoever with dogs been outside only dogs. All my dogs previous to Mojo where outside dogs and there was no way in hell i'd let them on my bed. Somehow Mojo has charmed not only me which is pretty easy but also the misses to let him inside.......and somtime even on the bed !!...suckers for his rolly face and calm nature i guess.

    However some dogs just arnt made for indoors.......take Bronx for example. He destroys $hit. Everything the pycho touches ends up broken or hurt.

    Just yesterday i let him in....within 2 seconds he had stepped on my bare foot and tail whipped me in the nuts !!! On his way out (2 seconds later) he knocked over a pot plant and a chair !!! 4 seconds of bloody chaos !!!
    He just dosnt settle down ever. Plus having a dog in and one out means that i have some sort of doggy security covering all bases.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    Yeah, i have no problem whatsoever with dogs been outside only dogs. All my dogs previous to Mojo where outside dogs and there was no way in hell i'd let them on my bed. Somehow Mojo has charmed not only me which is pretty easy but also the misses to let him inside.......and somtime even on the bed !!...suckers for his rolly face and calm nature i guess.

    However some dogs just arnt made for indoors.......take Bronx for example. He destroys $hit. Everything the pycho touches ends up broken or hurt.

    Just yesterday i let him in....within 2 seconds he had stepped on my bare foot and tail whipped me in the nuts !!! On his way out (2 seconds later) he knocked over a pot plant and a chair !!! 4 seconds of bloody chaos !!!
    He just dosnt settle down ever. Plus having a dog in and one out means that i have some sort of doggy security covering all bases.
    Yep that's both of my dogs haha, Bonnie's clumsy and kind of chubby, Rebel's lean but a real sh*t for chewing stuff up. And considering we're both out for most of the day, there's no end to the chaos he'd wreak, and he wouldn't even be sorry. I could handle letting Bonnie inside if not for the shedding, lack of toilet training and clumsiness, but Rebel will never be an inside dog, no matter what.

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