Counsellor Di Dee, you always cheer me up anyway. Lol.
It's okay, and I will be okay. The sooner the better though!
My head and my instinct tell me all was not well and I believe I have done the right thing...it's just that doesn't stop the heart being heavy.
Ok you all, I KNOW you are totally in love with Staffordshire Bull Terriers!!! Yeah, I agree and think they are a great breed, but alas, not for me. I just love big framed dogs, hence my wondering what Newfoundlands are like as a breed. (Yes it keeps my brain off things.)
Jeez, one probably couldn't get as chalk and cheese than a GSD and a Newfoundland.
DA, your dog sounds very much like a dog a friend of mine had and it turned out the dog had a tumour on the brain.
I would not recommend this dog to the services or anywhere for that matter. The kindest thing the breeder could do would be to put the dog to sleep imo.
I'm so sorry this whole thing has turned out like this DA. Sometimes we underestimate the effect a change in envronment can have on a dog, I think it can bring out hitherto unnoticed instabilities in behaviour and coping capacity that may not have surfaced in the past.
Wait on your next dog, don't rush yourself or your family. Something will start to seem like a good idea, whether GSD or something new and different. You'll know when the time is right for a new dog in your family.
Sorry again. Hugs to you all.
DA, sorry for hijacking your post.
DA ... I hope you're feeling a little better this morning. Ever since you started this thread, I've been feeling very uncomfortable about the fact that your treats will be delivered today. I apologise for any further upset that this may possibly cause. They have no "use by" date, so you will be able to store them away (for years if you have to), until you decide what to do.
I think you should consider a Leonberger
or a Broholmer...beautiful dogs!!!
GSD's - do not feel like that, please. The treats will be used for our next puppy (yes, a puppy this time) so there is no problem there.
Look, to be perfectly blunt, as you know I wasn't certain whether Zed would eat them or not anyway. I seriously have never seen a dog turn their nose up at treats to the degree he has!
So, the next puppy we get along the way will probably enjoy them more.
Hmmm, Leonburgers and Broholmers? I shall do some research.
I think I must have missed something, or am in ultra-dense mode. Who high-jacked it and where? Lol. I think I should have a good sleep tonight!
Must admit, the Dogtainer man who came to collect him wasn't too sure of Zed either.
Nattylou, I agree 100%. Not all breeders are responsible. I believe this one is, but after thinking about it all for days now I truly feel this is his make-up. There is just so much underlying aggression, and I believe the change of people and environment has unfortunately allowed that behaviour to come out.
As stated previously, the breeder will not be re-homing him whatsoever.
It's difficult for me as they may not ever see this behaviour in him again, but I know that he will behave like this if he ever left his original environment again.
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