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If the best of breed is a boy-dog, the judges also choose the best bitch and verse-visa.

Oilyrags, Monday, 24 March 2008 13:11 (eleven years ago) link

i would also advise against a jack russell. they're small, sure, but they require an incredible amount of exercise. you're right to be concerned about their energy levels. i'm far from being an expert but i've walked a few at our local shelter, and it's like having a 15lb rocket on a lead. also, they're not necessarily the most easy-going breed. read the "temperament" section on this page:

http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/jackrussellterrier.htm

i don't mean to be down on them, because they're supercute and peppy, but you should be aware of possible problems as a first-time dog owner.

lauren, Monday, 24 March 2008 13:57 (eleven years ago) link

fiancee has got a jack russell who is probably an anomaly cos he's not a total bastard. they have a lot of energy, but because they're so small, they wear out fast, too, if they're doing some high energy shit like running laps around your living room (maybe that's just him, he will seriously run in loop until (a) he gets tired or (b) someone is quick enough to snatch him up). but otherwise he's pretty even-keeled and can actually catch things in his mouth as opposed to letting toys hit him in the face and then looking at you sideways like wtf i can't eat this shit??

her mother's two jack russells are less nice, tho. one of which is just the loudest dog i've heard, srsly, cannot even sleep in that house, 6 am barking at nothing sessions. think the other one is too fat to be annoying. so based on my super scientific sample, 1 out of 3 jack russells are awes.

m bison, Monday, 24 March 2008 14:11 (eleven years ago) link

gr8080, what kind of dog is that?

-- Melissa W, Sunday, March 23, 2008 11:43 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark Link

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gr8080, Monday, 24 March 2008 17:31 (eleven years ago) link

so adorable.

lauren, Monday, 24 March 2008 18:04 (eleven years ago) link

All small dogs like to run loopers until they drop.

suzy, Monday, 24 March 2008 18:06 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, I helped my wife dogsit a jack russell once. It was a great dog but it didn't seem to have an off switch. I swear I must have thrown the chew toy to it over and over again for an hour straight before I just gave up.

Hurting 2, Monday, 24 March 2008 19:47 (eleven years ago) link

My wife claims its not that different from any other dog, but I think that's just because she grew up with another really difficult dog that needed tons of exercise and play.

Hurting 2, Monday, 24 March 2008 19:48 (eleven years ago) link

NOT ENOUGH PICTURES

Scik Mouthy, Monday, 24 March 2008 20:19 (eleven years ago) link

2nd picture = PUPPYLOAF

bell_labs, Monday, 24 March 2008 20:20 (eleven years ago) link

aww puppyloaf

listen hurting if you want a lazy ass dog you might have to go big. people are always reject large dogs because they need a lot of room to run around in. its all lies. our great dane sleeps about 20 hours a day and english bull mastiff i had before that slept about that too.

sunny successor, Monday, 24 March 2008 20:56 (eleven years ago) link

also, when our great dane finishes eating at her bowl she carries back some biscuits to her bed. i suspect its so she doesnt have to go to all the trouble of standing up to eat if she feels hungry later. i mean, her food bowl is 10 whole feet away from her bed.

sunny successor, Monday, 24 March 2008 20:59 (eleven years ago) link

I love it when you rep for giant dogs.

Laurel, Monday, 24 March 2008 21:06 (eleven years ago) link

dinah, the great dane my parents' friends had, basically would only get up when her lasagne pan-sized dish of kibble was put out for her.

lauren, Monday, 24 March 2008 21:13 (eleven years ago) link

i will rep hard for big dogs

gbx, Monday, 24 March 2008 23:43 (eleven years ago) link

I did live in a college house with a black lab once. It was awesome and mellow.

Hurting 2, Monday, 24 March 2008 23:47 (eleven years ago) link

95% of me wants our next dog to be a small breed, but the other 5% really wants to adopt a greyhound.

Rock Hardy, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 00:00 (eleven years ago) link

best dog i ever knew was my cousin's half pit bull/half boxer, she wuz the cuetest

http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v79/173/97/25406876/n25406876_32238458_1296.jpg

m bison, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 00:01 (eleven years ago) link

http://photos-e.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v79/173/97/25406876/n25406876_32238404_7633.jpg

HI I SOUND LIKE ASTHMATIC DARF VADER WHEN I PANT

m bison, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 00:03 (eleven years ago) link

I just keep flipping open the thread to see the puppy at the top.

/duh

suzy, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 00:28 (eleven years ago) link

Anyone have experience with Australian Shepherds or English Pointers?

I might be moving into a house with a big fenced backyard so I can finally think about adopting.

milo z, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 01:04 (eleven years ago) link

puppy in action (with mom's other dog):

http://youtube.com/watch?v=SRdecu84INc

<3

gr8080, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 02:10 (eleven years ago) link

so cuet

roxymuzak, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 02:15 (eleven years ago) link

oh man they had a neopolitan mastiff on our local morning show this morning. he looked a lot like this:

http://www.goswm.com/go_htm/southwest_michigan_guide/michigan_pets/neopolitan_mastiff_puppies/neapolitan_mastiffs_11.jpg

except he was 3 months old so about double that size. CUUUUET

sunny successor, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 14:45 (eleven years ago) link

i want one. they're so pretty!

lauren, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 14:57 (eleven years ago) link

AAAAAAAHHHHHHH! That puppy is ridiculous. Want.

ENBB, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 14:59 (eleven years ago) link

The best thing about them is they have chocolate, vanilla and strawberry all at once!

....what?

Oilyrags, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 15:04 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.colourlovers.com/images/badges/p/127/127925.png

jhøshea, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 15:11 (eleven years ago) link

pink tongue, white claws, brown fur?

sunny successor, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 15:13 (eleven years ago) link

hope you like drool

milo z, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 21:38 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

So, uh, here's waht a Cavapoo looks like. In our truck, on the way home, with his new owners.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/WilliamCrump63/IMG_1849.jpg

Rock Hardy, Sunday, 13 April 2008 01:38 (eleven years ago) link

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x18/gr8080/IMG_2491.jpg

gr8080, Sunday, 13 April 2008 02:11 (eleven years ago) link

I see Diamond Head!

Confounded, Sunday, 13 April 2008 06:44 (eleven years ago) link

How very odd. No basenjis I know give kisses.

Oilyrags, Sunday, 13 April 2008 18:35 (eleven years ago) link

Your dog is the cuetest, gradee.

Abbott, Sunday, 13 April 2008 20:02 (eleven years ago) link

Is that yr new dog, Rock? It looks like such a SWEETIE!

Abbott, Sunday, 13 April 2008 20:02 (eleven years ago) link

It is! We went to Tupelo for a bunch of non-dog errands, went to the big flea market, and wound up with this little dude.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/WilliamCrump63/IMG_1860.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/WilliamCrump63/IMG_1858.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/WilliamCrump63/IMG_1852.jpg

Rock Hardy, Sunday, 13 April 2008 20:22 (eleven years ago) link

Name?

Oilyrags, Sunday, 13 April 2008 20:25 (eleven years ago) link

My wife says Gypsy, but I'm not convinced.

Rock Hardy, Sunday, 13 April 2008 20:26 (eleven years ago) link

I'd go with one of the other Outsiders. Possibly Metamorpho.

Oilyrags, Sunday, 13 April 2008 20:28 (eleven years ago) link

He looks a little bit *shy*.

The Real Dirty Vicar, Monday, 14 April 2008 12:02 (eleven years ago) link

Before hair cut:

http://photos-577.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v235/224/57/516053577/n516053577_423720_3835.jpg

After hair cut:

http://photos-577.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v235/224/57/516053577/n516053577_423722_4969.jpg

Poor little guy. It took two hours to get all that fur off him and as you can see it's not nearly finished, we just didn't want to stress him out any further for the night. This week is round two. Right now it kind of looks like he is wearing Uggs.

We also washed him a little while ago. I'm worried he's going to plot something evil to make up for our poor treatment of him...

http://photos-577.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sctm/v200/224/57/516053577/n516053577_334237_717.jpg

He's such a joy to have around, life with a puppy (he's about 5 months now, give or take) is so fulfilling!

Finefinemusic, Monday, 14 April 2008 16:22 (eleven years ago) link

oh man the cuetness

jhøshea, Monday, 14 April 2008 16:22 (eleven years ago) link

oh, and also, my Grandma calls him her Granddog and bought him a jean jacket, a hoodie, and knit him booties in March.

http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v183/224/57/516053577/n516053577_308962_9271.jpg
http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v183/224/57/516053577/n516053577_308963_589.jpg

I'll stop now, sorry! I just forgot to keep updating this thread and Max deserves fame & recognition!

Finefinemusic, Monday, 14 April 2008 16:27 (eleven years ago) link

The nose on Rock's dawg = awwwwww. Looks like an Oliver, as in 'please, Sir...'

suzy, Monday, 14 April 2008 16:43 (eleven years ago) link

Stop putting clothes on dogs!

beyond that, it is always terrible how much dogs hate having their baths. A bit like me! Woaaah!

The Real Dirty Vicar, Monday, 14 April 2008 16:50 (eleven years ago) link

I hate clothes on dogs. The only exception is when a small puppy is little enough to fit in a footie sock, thus turning it into a papoose kind of thing.

suzy, Monday, 14 April 2008 17:08 (eleven years ago) link

Dogs on clothes isn't so great either. Have you seen my lint brush?

Oilyrags, Monday, 14 April 2008 17:10 (eleven years ago) link

I have no beef against little dog clothes on shorthair breeds in the dead of winter when they're taken out for a walk, or against bandanas on Pomeranians. Otherwise, no.

Rock Hardy, Monday, 14 April 2008 17:13 (eleven years ago) link


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