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Old 05-06-2016, 08:06 PM
Wgungho Wgungho is offline
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I've owned a fair share of dogs. I've had a few boneheads and biscuit eaters, but for the most part I chose pretty well. Now I'm on my last dog, and he's hands down the best of the bunch. A 4 y/o shorthair, blockhead yellow lab, 110 pounds, quick, agile, fast and smarter than me. I got him as a gun dog, but my health took a major downturn, and he became a house pet. Loved by and loves the grandkids. They use him as a pillow and a horse, and he loves it. He is also protective of all family members, instinctively coming to protect family against any threat. He barks at anyone approaching the house or family (we have a several acre family compound), telling us by the timbre of his bark if it's friend or foe. His job is protecting his family. He takes it seriously and does it well.

As I write this he is laying at my feet with a cat rubbing against him.
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Old 05-09-2016, 09:44 AM
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As I write this he is laying at my feet with a cat rubbing against him.
There is a song in my country (Denmark) where the chorus goes something like this: "Can you bring your dog to heaven". Says it all
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Old 08-13-2016, 07:25 PM
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No love for the Rotts here or what LOL:

IMG_3553 by Ruben Zamora, on Flickr
My son has a Rot to my surprise my son really worked hard training him turned out great we were on the farm and came upon a guy sitting in his car taking in the view,the dog came up and licked the guy on the elbow,he almost went Throught the car roof the guy later admitted he thought the rot was a bear.
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Old 08-14-2016, 06:41 AM
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I live next door to a German Shepherd...a really dumb one.
I've lived here for three years now and the dog doesn't realize yet that I'm no threat to her or her house...I just want to be in my back yard to do yard work, or cook on the grill, ...or practice my chip shots.
All she wants to do is charge the fence with growls and flashing teeth and bark like the world is coming to an end...relentlessly, for the whole time I'm out there.
Very annoying.....I look to her owner and he just gives me an "oh well" shrug of the shoulders.
Good watch dog for sure....but dumb.
Could be the golf.LOL
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Old 08-14-2016, 03:24 PM
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Old 08-15-2016, 01:32 PM
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I have had Rhodesians for the last 15 years. For those unfamiliar they were used to hunt lions in Zimbabwe. They are a very versatile breed. Some of the best guard dogs out there. Very Territorial and wary of strangers by nature on top of an imposing physical presence. My current is a two year old female named mint julep. All I need her to do is let me know someone is around and acting strange and boy does she do it well. All three of mine have. For anyone looking for a breed that is inherently watchful check them out...
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Old 08-16-2016, 12:04 PM
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Kygunner, my little schnauzer was like that. And I never had to worry about him killing the local lions.
Serioisly though if someone was walking by the house...nothing. But if they took a step up the walk he was barking. I never could understand how he knew from the back of the house. Same thing in the back yard. Lapdog...then suddenly run to the window growling. I get up to look and there would be a cat or a squirrel in the yard.

He was like that till he got older and lost some hearing. Then for the last 3 years or so he was pure lapdog/constant companion. I sure miss my small boy dog.
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Old 08-16-2016, 01:19 PM
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I have always felt safer and sleep better with my dogs around. They are better than any alarm system.

This is my Security Monitor:



This is my Security Guard:



This one watches TV with me:

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Old 08-16-2016, 09:00 PM
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Nice shepherd. I bleached mine.
That is a beautiful dog ... On top of my list
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Old 08-16-2016, 09:23 PM
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That is a beautiful dog ... On top of my list
We want to get a solid black puppy to play with him
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Old 08-16-2016, 09:28 PM
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Don't mind the hair. It happens fast when he rolls around
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Old 08-17-2016, 06:42 AM
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Here's our early warning system.

Meet our intruder alert system.
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:51 AM
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I have a Yorkie.

That thinks that he is a Mastiff or something.
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Old 08-17-2016, 02:10 PM
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Lost Buddy two years ago. He was the perfect dog.



Finally decided it was time for Buddy 2.0. But this one's a girl so she needs a different name.

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Old 08-18-2016, 02:41 PM
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Blossom?
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Old 08-18-2016, 03:17 PM
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Blossom?
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:10 PM
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Lol. I voted Dogmeat (Fallout fans will get this) but my daughter "claimed" (Walking Dead reference) her and named her Genevieve.
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Old 08-18-2016, 11:25 PM
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AP there isnt a thing wrong with giving a girl dog a girl name. Must be your man card for not knowing that. Ill be sure to pet my Maggie good night on your behalf.
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Old 09-01-2016, 02:54 PM
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Old 09-26-2016, 02:01 AM
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Amazing thread. People love their dogs and I love my Amigo too.
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Old 09-27-2016, 03:58 PM
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Its been 7 months since my little schnauzer passed. I am just recently ready to get another. There is a schnauzer rescue service here so I filled out an adoption application. Yes, you must be approved! Then I found pics of a little fellah I want to meet. 2 years old so not a pup, but still young. He looks nothing like my last dog so thats a plus. He is actually being fostered about 250 miles away so he should get here in a week or two for a meeting. He's got to meet the other 2 rescue dogs we already have to make sure they all get along.

It takes time. I'll never recommend to someone "go get a puppy!" right after they lose a pet. That bond is strong and the grieving process is real.

Wish me luck!
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Old 09-27-2016, 04:42 PM
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Cassie was a great watch dog as well as a family member. When she went away the whole family cried. It took a very long time before we could think of getting another dog. Then Hank entered our family and with no training he never barked, but laid by a window he could watch our front gate. No one approaches the gate that he doesn't know without him raising hell. I've seen people standing outside the gate until we give them permission to enter Now he is as deft as I am and I guess about the same age in "dog years". Still watches out the window, but sleeps at the foot of our bed at night.
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Old 09-27-2016, 06:03 PM
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