Hey Everybody. I am a 25 year old mother with 1 son (2 if you count the Fiance lol ).I live on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.
I grew up with dogs as my parents had German Shepherds. I got my first dog in May 2007. A beautiful German Shepherd Female. She was gorgeous but unfortunately due to many health problems (Ectopic Ureter, Bilateral Hip and Elbow Displacia, Caudia Equina Syndrome, Lumbar Sacral Disease and Arthritis) I made the decision to have her pts at the tender age of 8 months old. I just couldn't justify putting her through all the surgeries when the vet only gave 30% chance she would improve.
I then decided to "rescue" a dog from the shelter. He was a Doberman x Shepherd x Bull Mastiff x Great Dane. He was 6 months old and he had a past history of neglect. He was my baby. Unfortunately we lost him due to a brain haemhorrage (sp?) at 14 months old. (So you can see I haven't had much luck.)
Fast forward 2 years and we have just purchased a 3/4 Boxer, 1/4 Staffy. Diesel is almost 14 weeks old and after quite a lengthy vet check my vet has assured me he is very healthy.
(Will try and shrink a photo of the first 2 dogs but the pic added is our Puppy Diesel)