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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerini View Post
    That is a very good post, and has cleared up a lot of fogginess for me. Thanks. Also Bailey Is a gorgeous dog. Is it just me, or does she have soemthing wrong with her eye?
    didnt think you could notice it in the pics Yes her left eye is a little more "droopy" (only a lil) and weeps quite a bit, Im forever cleaning it. Her eyes are actually yellow but because of the flash they are almost always white in the pics lol.

    Baileys eye is "droopy" because she was attacked at 5 days old by her mother. the mother punctured a major artery(sp?) in her neck and face. She also punctured her eye socket although not the actually eye itself.

    I rushed her to the vet and she was given a 0% chance of survival and "IF" she did live she would be blind in 1 eye.

    Well........

    She is now 19 months old and turns 2 on the 31st June and she is happy, healthy and has FULL eyesight in BOTH eyes "YAY"

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    Honestly. My dad isnt that bad, but my mum is closeminded. for instance, she was lunging her horse with side reins on, and I told her that lunging a horse like that forces the horse into an incorrect topline thatbuilds muscles up wrong, and she had a spaz and said ' what would you know? I have been doing it this way allmy life and it has always worked for me.' Her previous horse had an incorrect muscle buildup, giving him incorrect conformation, and i reminded her about this. she said, 'what would you know?' and afterwards, i showed her th results of a test a university did, proving my point, and she still said, 'well its always worked for me. What would they know?'. Honestly, It makes me shake my head. It HASNT alwas worked for her! I have pictures proving it!!

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    The three breeds I adore above all others are the ACD, Kelpie and Border Collie. I love their drive and focus, their ability to bond so closely with their owner yet still take direction from others, their energy and ability to take on anything they set their minds to and accomplish what they like. Their ability to learn astounds me.

    I love the way they look and how they are all unique in their own way, how they all develop their own quirks and obsessions, good and bad!

    I think they will be the only breeds I will own.

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    I kinda fell into the tzu's. I just wanted to rescue a small dog and Benny ended up finding me who is a tzu cross and then Bella found me who is also a tzu cross. My next dog will be a tzu or a cross.
    I love them 'coz of their loving nature, their attitude, their comicness (is that a word??) their sturdyness, their cuteness, their coat, their playfullness, I could go on!!

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    Well we're first time dog owners and don't actually have our pup home yet, but we've always been drawn to the physical appearance of labradors. We're not small dog people (although we did contemplate beagles) and we didn't want a long coat. We also definitely wanted one of the more "clever" and trainable breeds. And we wanted something we could run with.

    There was never really a discussion aside from ruling out the beagle - if we were getting a dog it would be a lab. Simple as that.

    I'd be interested in looking into a Border Collie down the line. Or German Shepherd.

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    I currently have a Rotti x from a shelter. I got her because she had a nice temperament & seemed like she would suit me etc.

    But I absolutely adore Boxers and want one for my next dog. TBH I haven't actually had anything to do with them but from what I have read they seem like the kind of dog I am after.

    They are beautiful, easy to groom/low maintenance, fun-loving, a family dog, and are a good watch dog. My only concern is their exercise requirements.

    Boxerini - How silly is your mum saying boxers look ugly with tails?! I love boxers with tails! In fact I think all dogs look better with tails

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    I had a chance meeting when visiting a friend, my only knowledge of my breed was what i had learnt from the media. And all i can say is how poisonous the media is.
    We ended up taking scooby home and he is a loyal, gentle hearted sook, you just gotta get outa the way when he's doing zoomies, as that can cause serious damage.


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    for scoobs. He is gorgeous

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    .........because............they are the best! Attachment 1389
    Ditto
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    I grew up with a Staffy, I always knew I would always have one in my life.

    The Bull Terrier - I met one and fell in love with their looks.

    So when I moved out it was an easy choice I was going to get the Staffy first, but I couldnt find any puppies, so went for the Bull Terrier instead! Then got Kaos 18 months later

    www.cinspets.com.au
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    funnily enough, my husband and i would probably never have chosen a poodle, or a Silkie.. but a vet thinks the little dog we have ended up with is a cross of those two breeds, and we wouldn't swap him for anything!

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