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ladyjubilee
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Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:00 am
Tell us about yourself: Sharing life with Bramble Dutch Shepherd mix (?) and Casper Whippet/Pit Bull (????) mix

How are they doing?

Post by ladyjubilee »

So, how are Laslo, Henry, Jedi, Grace, Radar, Foxy, Rogue, En, Zoey, and every dog else doing?
Pack: Peanuts-terrier mix, 16-18 years old, Bramble-Dutch Shepherd, 3 yrs
Location: NC

TimL_168
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Tell us about yourself: I am: a father of 2 boys, a carpenter, hunter, runner. We have extensive experience with sled dogs, shepherd mixes, a wolf hybrid, and our current dog a 95# long haired Shiloh Shepherd. We added Endeavor in April 2016. She was not working out in HRD. I train for game recovery and general utility.
Location: central MD

Re: How are they doing?

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En is well. Probably going to look into a partial spay this year
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Mark77
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Tell us about yourself: Own two Dutchies and a Mal.

Re: How are they doing?

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Mine are all doing well, my two dutchies Asia, Riddick, and my malinois Zoe. Asia is turning gray now, we call her grandpuppy. She's still my meanest dog and loves to torment the mal. She humps the mal, bites the mal around the back of the neck, takes the mal's kong and chews on it in full view of the mal. Zoe just looks at me whining to get her kong back for her but Asia just likes to start shit all the time trying to get the mal to fight her. They then finally start play fighting and acting tough but it's just play since the girls are best friends it seems. Riddick is annoyed by it all, he likes to be in my office away from the chaos but once in a while he'll play with them. They treat him differently, the females don't mess with him like they do each other. It's fun watching the way they interact with one another- they have their own little world and there's definitely a hierarchy. I wasn't real happy about adding a third a dog at the time but now I see it works well for their little pack.

ladyjubilee
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Tell us about yourself: Sharing life with Bramble Dutch Shepherd mix (?) and Casper Whippet/Pit Bull (????) mix

Re: How are they doing?

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What is a partial spray? (My background being shelter dogs that are spayed when I get them.)
Pack: Peanuts-terrier mix, 16-18 years old, Bramble-Dutch Shepherd, 3 yrs
Location: NC

ladyjubilee
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Tell us about yourself: Sharing life with Bramble Dutch Shepherd mix (?) and Casper Whippet/Pit Bull (????) mix

Re: How are they doing?

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So Riddick is like his namesake...prefers to be our of the fray but puts an end to it if he has to get involved?
Pack: Peanuts-terrier mix, 16-18 years old, Bramble-Dutch Shepherd, 3 yrs
Location: NC

Tim91118
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Re: How are they doing?

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ladyjubilee, just wanted to say that your desire to keep the site going does not go unnoticed.
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ladyjubilee
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Tell us about yourself: Sharing life with Bramble Dutch Shepherd mix (?) and Casper Whippet/Pit Bull (????) mix

Re: How are they doing?

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I try ;)
Pack: Peanuts-terrier mix, 16-18 years old, Bramble-Dutch Shepherd, 3 yrs
Location: NC

Mark77
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Tell us about yourself: Own two Dutchies and a Mal.

Re: How are they doing?

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ladyjubilee wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:34 pm
So Riddick is like his namesake...prefers to be our of the fray but puts an end to it if he has to get involved?

Riddick is 93 pounds, the girls are about 40% smaller so they just leave him alone. They'll mess with him once in a while and he'll growl a little and they run off. The girls play fight constantly and they are inseparable. They run around chasing eachother while Riddick prefers being less involved. I think he finds them annoying.

ladyjubilee
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Tell us about yourself: Sharing life with Bramble Dutch Shepherd mix (?) and Casper Whippet/Pit Bull (????) mix

Re: How are they doing?

Post by ladyjubilee »

I do think the dynamic changes to the pack vibe once a third dog is added.

In our geriatric pack, of whom only Peanuts-the oldest- is left the vibe changed when we added the third dog. Peanuts is some sort of terrier hound mix, who hasn't really had teeth since we got him as a poor pitiful senior dog all those years ago. Yet, he was (is) the dominant dog (aka. Pain in the Patootie). The big 89lbs boxer lab would just stand there while Nut gummed his leg. The Dalmatian Gotcha just kept walking, clueless that Nut was attached to her leg. Now Bramble ducks for cover because she gets fussed at if she responds to his antics.

Of course Mr Will OutLive Us All is pretty much blind, hard of hearing and has to sleep for one day after an hour of activity, but is still "healthy" for his age.

Size doesn't always matter.
Pack: Peanuts-terrier mix, 16-18 years old, Bramble-Dutch Shepherd, 3 yrs
Location: NC

sysyphus
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Tell us about yourself: Foxy
Location: Vancouver, BC

Re: How are they doing?

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Foxy is gooood. Living the life. We bought a new couch and it's not patched with duct tape...

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SEL
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Tell us about yourself: I live in Arizona and have an 8 year old female DS and 2 to 3 year old male DS mix

Re: How are they doing?

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Idna and Laszlo are both good. We tried herding one last time, but with Idna that time. She didn't show much interest, not even when we tried her with the geese. So we're putting that aside for now and possibly try again at some future point when Laszlo has more advanced obedience and impulse control. We just started a nosework class with both of them and that's a lot of fun. Also, have worked up to Laszlo trying out the bite sleeve which was at the last session with his trainer (we had both dogs there). Idna's extreme enthusiasm for the bite sleeve is very motivating to another dog of course! Laszlo really enjoyed it, so something to think about trying out more in the future. I'm not in any rush and we've got the nosework for right now which the dogs are loving! Still continuing with his obedience work and he's improving with impulse control and his "out".
Idna (8 yrs) & Laszlo (2-3 yrs) in AZ

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