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Lost my boy after 15 years this summer.My next dog is to be born in about 3 weeks
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I think Atticus there is going to be that "greatest dog I ever owned" dog.
Was he a Yellow lab....
Aww - they're not only kissing each other (and passing a 'love' token too), but holding 'hands' as well - how sweet.Personally, I prefer champagne to tennis balls, but have you ever seen a dog drinking champagne 
Quote from: AllenG on 15/08/2008 03:27:08I think Atticus there is going to be that "greatest dog I ever owned" dog. His name was Atticus? The dog you lost!Thats a new one for me.. Nice name though!
Quote Was he a Yellow lab....Thank you very much, yes he was a yellow lab. Super smart dog. I bought a new couch and though I could keep him off of it for a while. I came home the first day to hear him hopping off of it. I took him over to the couch, "NO." When I came home the next day, he had pulled the cushions off onto the floor and was sitting there proudly and wagging his tail. From then on that was his couch.
Quote from: Karen W. on 15/08/2008 03:29:49Quote from: AllenG on 15/08/2008 03:27:08I think Atticus there is going to be that "greatest dog I ever owned" dog. His name was Atticus? The dog you lost!Thats a new one for me.. Nice name though!Titus Pomponius Atticus, best friend of Marcus Tullius Cicero, and Harper Lee's inspiration of the name Atticus Finch, the lawyer in her book To Kill a Mockingbird.
Norman is a boy.Sorry about all the pics, my day job is photographer.
Allen - I can see the Sha-Pei in him now you've mentioned it. Particularly noticeable in this pic...snip imageHowever, that's also the pic that made me ask if he's part Mastiff. Slightly longer ears and he'd be a dead ringer for a Bully...snip image
Nice dog.. Does he chew socks? LOL How did he get the name?
Why are you being so nice about dogs? In private you have put them in the same category as children - loathsome creatures. That is all dogs but war dogs, the type you keep.I like most dogs, except the small, yappy ankle-biters.
Please do not put dogs in the same class as children. Dogs are nice & are fun to have around.
Quote from: DoctorBeaver on 17/08/2008 19:02:03Please do not put dogs in the same class as children. Dogs are nice & are fun to have around.Dr Beaver likes children, but couldn't eat a whole one unlike this creature...
My friend had her dog a very friendly and lovely natured staff and bull mastif cross taken away by the police about a month ago because they think it looks like a pitbull. They say its pitball like and therefore if she was to get it back it will have to be neutered and licenced first.
Quote from: ukmicky on 18/08/2008 22:48:56My friend had her dog a very friendly and lovely natured staff and bull mastif cross taken away by the police about a month ago because they think it looks like a pitbull. They say its pitball like and therefore if she was to get it back it will have to be neutered and licenced first. That sort of thing is beyond a joke. Pitbulls are no more dangerous than any other powerful dog. A dangerous pitbull is the result of the owner raising it that way.The Dangerous Dogs Act is a farce & a travesty. It was a knee-jerk reaction to a couple of incidents where people had pitbulls for the wrong reasons. I blame the breeders & suppliers.No-one - and I mean NO-ONE - should be allowed to have a large, powerful dog unless they can prove they know how to handle it properly. If a breeder lets someone who is unsuitable have that sort of dog, then they should be prosecuted as well as the owner. Unscrupulous breeder + bad owner + pitbull or any other large dog = trouble. Snuff out the problem at source and don't let dangerous dogs happen in the first place.Pitbulls are no different to any other dog. In the hands of a good owner, they are a warm, friendly, affectionate, loyal dog. The vast majority that I've known - and I've known quite a few - have been great dogs.When I was working in conjunction with the RSPCA, fostering large aggressive dogs, I only saw a couple of pitbulls that were a bit dodgy. Most were Rotties & German Shepherds, and quite a few mongrels. I even had to take on a couple of Labradors! Does anyone talk about banning them? Or what about Jack Russells? They can be very aggressive. OK, they're small - but they can still do a baby a lot of damage or even kill it.I have never seen the logic behind the persecution of 1 particular breed when there are other breeds that can be just as dangerous. What about Akitas? They can be extremely neurotic & schizoid. If any dog can turn for no apparent reason, it's the Akita. Has anyone suggested they be banned? They're just as popular as pitbulls and have attacked just as many people. Plus they're bigger & stronger. I'd rather take on a pitbull than an Akita any day.Or how about Malamutes? They are the nearest thing to a wolf you can get!Oooh, I can feel my blood starting to boil. Time for my medication methinks.