Dogs used for dog fighting

Sorry INVSTOR, but I agree with the shelter. How can you give it back when it no longer suits you to have a dog?

Very sad. They're not disposable razors.

Hoping you have a different view towards your current dog & have educated yourself a bit more with regard to how much time, energy & commitment is needed to own a dog.

Wish more people would consider the suitability of breed for their lifestyle before adopting.

When you gave it away, did you advise the new owners of its propensity for protectiveness? Or did you just think 'problem solved'?

(Know this sounds harsh & I'm sure you're a nice person in other regards, but it really makes my blood boil when pets don't suit peoples' lifestyles or show problem behaviour & the owner simply gives it away with no warning to the new owner & no guilt for their own lack of responsibility & committment to the animal.)

suitability of a breed?!?! have you had staffies near kids? they're the most docile damned animals on the planet!

the issue is dogs that have been trained to fight - the mental scars form their "training" impairs thier judgement.

i wish everyone would remember that just one half-step backwards - a dog is a killing machine.... a hunting predator with teeth and instincts that are designed for killing and eating flesh.

you can easily "breed out" this instinct to kill, you can also "breed in" a willingness to please. this is why staffies are happy to do whatever you tell them and can be the most licky little puppies at 9 years old, or ravaging killers at 18 months.

when adog is trained to please by fighting, and then it has to re-adjust to a life that goes 100% against that training, are you going to tell me that it's NOT a danger? i certainly hope not.

if you know nothing about the issues around dog fighting and the animals from these backgrounds, you should step off now to avoid any further compounding of myth and hearsay.
 
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I noticed whilst in Big W she has a new book out called "The Dog Who Danced", not sure what it's like but I enjoyed the first book whilst on some R&R
I got as far as getting it from the library and reading the back cover but didn't get around to reading it! I'll have to try again.

What was the breed investor...just curious Thx
As I had said in my first post,
My first dog was a staffy x greyhound x kelpie. My current dog is staffy x cattle dog x jack russel terrier.
My last dog died early this year when she was almost 4 from Cancer in intestines, bowel, etc. Poor pup! It doesn't pay to be highly strung, even if you are a dog. Cancer sux!

Tell your dog to harden up or you will take her to the dog shelter. This needs to be done with a stern tone of voice so she understands you mean business. None of these anti anxiety pills or prozac for dogs will cut the mustard better than this method.
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How's your dog going Deena?
 
Invstor sorry to hear you lost your dog earlier this year. I too lost my old dog, on new years eve. She was a Bichon Friese, lasted to the ripe old age of 15, had been blind for years but she had adjusted well to that. Very sad when our pets pass away.

Do you think you will get another dog?

Lexie our rescue dog, is still well and able. Has never lost her insecuritys of vacumn cleaners, loud voice's, thunder storms etc. I have never got meds for her anxiety, sure it is rather awful to see her a blithering mess when there is a thunder storm, but they are generally short lived and we do not have many of them. I did once try her with rescue remedy, did not work.

Lexie is unlike any dog I have known, she does not bark or make any noises. On the rare occasion she does bark or make a noise, we encourage her +++ as it is such a novelty. She is a delightful dog, very faithful, follows you around, walks right by your side. Like any animal loves attention and patting. Sits with her head on your knee at night in front of the tv. She is delightful, we love her to bits.

Would be nice if she was a bit more of a guard dog, it is ok for her to be excited +++ when people she knows come to the door, but door to door salesman and religious people spruiking thier religion, mmmmm

Thanks for asking.
 
Thanks Deena, sorry to hear about your Bichon! They are lovely dogs! Glad to hear Lexie is good! We have another little dog that is 7.5 yr old. She is loving being the centre of attention, being the only dog again. She is tiny, I very rarely see a dog her size - I've only ever seen four other dogs as small or smaller than her. The loose plan is to get another dog in about a year. I've fallen in love with these dogs, and I'm glad they are so far away, otherwise I'd be too tempted. The dog we have now is the same breed and colour as the tan mum in these pics, except ours is heaps cuter. :D http://www.pups4sale.com.au/index.p...aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=246965925417366
(The owner of the pups looks a bit strange though) : )
 
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It's amazing what some idiots let their dogs get away with in dog parks. That's why I'm thankful they've segregated our local park to cater for big and small dogs.

Cheers

Jamie
Can't agree more.

Recently a fight broke out between 2 undesexed male dogs with a history of violence and antisocial behaviour. Unfortunately it occurred right next to my dog and they actually smacked into my dog from behind when the fight broke out. My dog flipped out and bit one on the ear before I could pull him away.

I did the right thing and exchanged details with the injured dogs owner but unfortunately the other other owner simply walked out. I agreed to pay half the vet bill because they didn't get the other owners details, even though we both agreed my dog didn't start the fight nor did he actually do the damage that required vet attention.

2 weeks later I get a notice from council with a $550 fine and a dangerous dog order against my dog!! The other owner was pissed off I didn't pay the entire bill!!

The worst part was when speaking to the owners of the injured dog they agreed their dog had a problem and was violent but in their opinion the best solution would be for him "to be snapped at and bitten a couple of times to teach him a lesson and how to behave".
 
I got my dog from the RSPCA 10 years ago ... she also was timid and would cower if you got up from your chair too quickly. Hairbrushes and hoses were a no go. She was thin and mangey and so neglected that it broke my heart.

Lots of love and reassurance and within 12 months she was normal - still quivers at thunderstorms and the vets.

She is the most beautiful temperament dog, great with kids, super friendly to everyone and loves other dogs - getting a bit old now at 13-ish but still has her inner puppy.

Not all shelter dogs are bad - and I would definately get my next one from there too. Sometimes it's more about the breed (certain breeds attract certain types of original "no so good" owners) than the dog itself.

I get all my cats from the RSPCA and am on the lookout for a new kitten in a month or so.

Muska dog in a coat made by my young daughter from the sewing scraps:
Cute!! !!!
 
their dog had a problem and was violent
so they came up with the genius idea of hanging out at the local dog park :mad:

I'm all for dogs socialising but if the dog is agressive then the owners should try other means of correcting their behaviour before letting them roam free in a public dog park.

Rant over.

Cheers

Jamie
 
Invstor

They do look like cute dogs. My sister had a bitzer dog years ago that quite possibly was this breed. Dogs love being the centre of attention. Lexie has to put her ten cents worth in if you have one of the cats on your knee getting your attention, lol.

I am more a medium size dog lover myself, though loved my little Bichon. My ideal dog would be a labrador. Lexie is supposedly my son's dog, so when he leaves home, provided Lexie was not left to long alone, guess she will move out with him, and then I will get myself a Lab.

OKFFW, gee, natural that your dog would respond like he did, but gee bit rough what the owners did to you, with the council follow up, when the other dog owner walked away.
 
Lexie is unlike any dog I have known, she does not bark or make any noises. On the rare occasion she does bark or make a noise, we encourage her +++ as it is such a novelty.

I have a husky and they are generally a silent breed. Mine is silent almost 24x7, they do "woo woo" though when they are happy to see you. My boy says hello, and I do mean hello as in "huuu wow" when he sees me in the morning.

Apart from the occasional bark at playtime or excited whimpers and woo's when he sees other dogs on walks, he is dead silent.

Gets very afraid of popping noises like cap guns or fireworks, and of thunder storms. He is so strong, he has ripped the metal mesh out of a security door in his panic to get inside, cutting his feet and legs up in the process.

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Cute!! !!!

I agree :D

... and very cute Husky. I owned one about 20 years ago but - by crikey - he was an escape artist. We ended up having 6 foot fences with bent in wire at the top (like a prison) to keep him in - prior to that he'd take a running jump and if he got a claw on top of the wall he was over - and we were hard pressed to keep the exercise up to him.

The Keeshond are fantastic - and I'd get another in a heartbeat - as their history is Dutch barge guard dogs. Hence they are quite happy to laze around all day until "something" is happening, they are good guard dogs, but they are used to being around people all day so are not a "leave in the backyard" type of dog. They also love ALL people (and dogs) and we have lost ours a few times when she's "attached" herself to someone passing by.
 
Your dog has something fluffy on the bottom of his right foot.

He is a husky, its rare not to have at least 5 cubic metres of fluff being shed at any point in time.

Its coming up to spring, the yard is already starting to look like its snowing.

Fortunately he is not an escape artist and is content to laze around in the sun all day
 
haha - yes with husky's. Our yard used to be covered in white fluff during shedding time, and I knew a lady who would spin and knit the shedded undercoat.
 
He is a husky, its rare not to have at least 5 cubic metres of fluff being shed at any point in time.

Its coming up to spring, the yard is already starting to look like its snowing.

Fortunately he is not an escape artist and is content to laze around in the sun all day

Thanks I wasnt sure if it was from him or the white cat next door.
He looks like he is smiling in that photo with his left hand being held in a gay manner (im not saying your dog is gay :) ).
 
Gets very afraid of popping noises like cap guns or fireworks, and of thunder storms. He is so strong, he has ripped the metal mesh out of a security door in his panic to get inside, cutting his feet and legs up in the process.

Our dog pushed the glass sliding door off the track to get inside during a thunderstorm. She had to bend the metal track to do it. We came home to the glass door lying in the lounge room and the dog tearing through the house.
 

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Thanks I wasnt sure if it was from him or the white cat next door.
He looks like he is smiling in that photo with his left hand being held in a gay manner (im not saying your dog is gay :) ).

He loves my 2 cats... he grew up around cats and does not have the cat killing prey drive that most huskies get. He lies down with them and my boy car Oscar snuggles and rolls over and paws at his face.

He has a big doggy grin on his face 24x7,. one of the best natured dogs I have ever come across.

Lizzie: he has his snow nose currently, half pink half black. Looks weird.
 
Our dog pushed the glass sliding door off the track to get inside during a thunderstorm. She had to bend the metal track to do it. We came home to the glass door lying in the lounge room and the dog tearing through the house.

sooooooo cute - and what a lovely photo.

Don't know what she knitted - but did run into a lady spinning at the markets the other month who asked if she could have our dogs' really really soft and long winter coat to spin in with sheeps wool when we shave her for summer.
 
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