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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    LMAO at the comparison of belgium/GSD where it says the GSD is quiet? seriously? who the heck wrote that! They've never met all 3 of my GSD's who have all been absolute gobshites! Be that barking at a passersby, to moaning under their breath when being obedient, reluctantly.

    So that makes me think, i need to go see some of these dogs first, and cant trust all you read. NO news there then.

    @ Dogman. I am saddened, that all these breeds, free from popularity driven mass breeding, have faired so much better than their more popular cousins the GSD health wise.

    I need to go meet some of these dogs in person. It is very hard to get a sense of a breed from reading alone.
    Im researching the Terv first, as it seems the top of my list of wants on paper at least.
    In the next few weeks I'm going to put my beautiful GSD Rex to sleep...it's his time. I suppose I'm lucky he reached 12.7 yrs but now he's nearly blind (cataracts)...very wobbley back legs...has trouble getting up most times...doesn't know where he is and not interested in eating now and then...something he's never done before and I don't want to put him through another hot summer not like he is now.
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    i am so sorry to hear that Dogman.
    my heart goes out to you and yours re. Rex.
    Im going to go to pieces when Bernie goes for sure. I cant begin to imagine the loss of Rex after 12yrs of being 'there'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogman View Post
    In the next few weeks I'm going to put my beautiful GSD Rex to sleep...it's his time. I suppose I'm lucky he reached 12.7 yrs but now he's nearly blind (cataracts)...very wobbley back legs...has trouble getting up most times...doesn't know where he is and not interested in eating now and then...something he's never done before and I don't want to put him through another hot summer not like he is now.
    Sorry to hear that Dogman! It's such a hard choice to make, but they/we always seem to know when it is the right time.

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    Thanks Guys,

    It's very sad and we all have to face it one day and this has been coming for some time now but doesn't make it any easier...at least we got to spend another 4 years with him unlike my poor GSD Tara who died of cancer aged 8.7 yrs sorry to stuff your thread up bernie.
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    Malinois are brilliant at agility and anything else you want to do with them. Health wise they wipe the floor with GSDs BUT depends what lines you look at.

    There are diseases in SOME Malinois. Show lines especially, HD/ED, weak nerve, star cataracts, epilepsy etc. The lines I have - nothing. Never seen, never existed and I go back over 100 years in my pedigrees. My eldest is 11 1/2 she puts some young dogs to shame with her energy level. As for being a pain the bum, we work more then full time. I don't have a smashed up house, trashed yard etc and I have 4 working line Malinois. A good Mal should be a quiet dog not a nutter at you all the time. You would love my male he's a massive couch potato.

    Puppies due early next year
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogman View Post
    In the next few weeks I'm going to put my beautiful GSD Rex to sleep...it's his time. I suppose I'm lucky he reached 12.7 yrs but now he's nearly blind (cataracts)...very wobbley back legs...has trouble getting up most times...doesn't know where he is and not interested in eating now and then...something he's never done before and I don't want to put him through another hot summer not like he is now.
    I am very sorry to be reading this !

    The decision you are making is never easy. Please take care and look after yourselves !

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    What do we do in the last few weeks of our dogs life. If you know? As in Dogman's situation. Its simply 'time'
    Whilst it hurts to think of this, what would i do in last weeks?
    Id make sure he got to swim, sleep on my bed, get fed steak, by hand of course. all sorts of spoil him stuff i guess, and we'd take him on long gentle walks, or short ones, to the top of the hill, n just sit n share. And that's about all the thought of losing my dog, i care to have, im changing the subject

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    What do we do in the last few weeks of our dogs life.
    Maybe a new thread. I don't know. All I know is when my mum's dog got to the point she couldn't find her own dinner bowl an she had to get up and move when ever we moved even tho it obviously was difficult and probably painful (and dogs hide pain when they can)... it was time to go. Before that we treated her as we always had - with maybe less fetch games.

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