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History of your dogs

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by zeon85, Jul 14, 2009.


  1. zeon85

    zeon85 PetForums Junior

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    Hello,
    Thought id start a thread called history of your dogs.. Where did ya get them and what made you decide to take that perticular dog?? As thread starter ill post first

    I own two dogs my eldest is nearly three and his a miniture jack russell called Benji

    Benji was advertised in the local friday-ad and at first i wanted a dachund which had gone so i decided as a gut feeling i wasnt giving up i wanted a dog and noticed jack russell puppies for £160 near worthing (sussex Uk) so called the line and spoke to some guy who told me id be able to see the mother and father and he was the last one left.. I decided to go for it and that evening i proceeded to find this address which took me up some dirt track to a farm. Upon getting there i parked up beside a old building with a light on and looked through the window.. In one corner stood a male who was aged in his 40's and in the other corner on a manky damp sofa cowered a scared jack russell shaking.. A smile broke out as i passed the window and before we went in i said to my bf and my mother dont let me buy him just for the sake of it if he isnt right tell me and we go ok?? They agreed and we walked in.. The guy said to me his over there and as we walked in this little puppy came over to me and i knelt down and showed the back of my hand so i wasnt a threat.. The puppy gave a little wimper and i then placed the other hand down and turned it over.
    The puppy came close and allowed me to pick him up.. I got a lick on the face and noticed a slight happyness in the dog as though his saying Please take me i dont like this place.. I then looked at my bf and my mother and said.. We got to have him id already made my mind up.. This guy didnt say a single word so i handed him the money and left.. I was full of happyness and my new friend hadnt been fed and it was late.. Many shops were shut and i decided to hunt all night to find food so drove around several local towns looking.. After 2 hours of driving i found a petrol station with dog food so bought some and took him home.. Upon getting him home i noticed he was very scatty which later in life became clear.. His tail had been slightly docked and as a result my friend had sufferred un-nessicary trauma for the sack of docking.. I remember laying in best with my dog on my chest whispering... Dont worry benji no one is gonna hurt ya now ya safe with me...

    As time went on i decided after a year it was time to get another dog.. Gender wasnt an issue so i called up a number after getting funds together and bought a female border collie x JR and she was called Lulu she was from a happy household and as usual last of the litter so took her. She was petrified of benji as she had come from a house with bigger dogs and was very timid.. This was soon ironed out and as their bond grew they behaved like brother and sister defending one another against other dogs and people but not in a vicious way. My female came into her first season a while back and i seperated them. Benji went off his food and lost ALOT of weight going on hunger strikes and whatnot else pining for his girlfriend.. I never beleived that animals would react the same way as humans with emotions until this moment.

    Well nowadays they are both spoilt rotten and everyday when i go to work they go to my friends household who is off work for indefinate due to health grounds and he takes them out and i give them plenty of runs when i go out on my days off with interaction... Over my persistant time with these i have got them the way they are ment to be and also have got them to a high standard whereby i get people in the street stop and ask me how did i get the dog to do this and that and make a fuss.. Well now that Lulu is five weeks approx pregnant it is time for her to take the back seat moments whilst me and benji run around ensuring she is alright..

    I learnt in my experience that with dogs if you regularly talk to them for example when i collect them from my friends and drive home i always start with Ben how was your day at Aunty Ians?? Did ya have fun wee man?? He barks in excitement and waggs his little tail fast which indicates to me his enjoyed himself.. I dont understand anything he says apart from the body language and as long as i see those tails wagging i know they are living one of the best lives any owner could give their dogs.. Its true what all dog owners say

    Dogs are definately for life and not just for christmas

    Kindest regards

    Zeon
     
  2. Acacia86

    Acacia86 PetForums VIP

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    One thing that has struck me about this post is how contridicting it is :eek: i posted on your new one about breeding your bitch and now i read this! You say a dog is for life not for christmas but yet you breed your two dogs not knowing if they will end up in rescue's. Anyway before i end up getting barred i will reply to what you originally asked, i got my english springer spaniel through private rescue, someone knew someone etc. But i'm his 4th home and he was 3 in december when i had him :( he has many many issues seperation being the main one thinking i'm leaving for good just like everybody else did. It breaks my heart just to see how he reacts to something we class normal like folding a newspaper. He yelps and curls up. And thats just the start. I honestly do wish your dogs well but please please be absolutely sure your happy with where the pups are going. And write a contract that states should situations change the pups come back to you no matter how old they are. Please keep up updated. X
     
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  3. zeon85

    zeon85 PetForums Junior

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    Hello arcadia,
    I will put your mind to rest on the breeding thing.. Now as everyone knows brighton is a gay capital and im a gay guy.. I have had loads of guys who know my dogs ask if they can buy one and ive told them no.. Why??? Not because i hate them or anything but because i know the dogs will be spending all day in a pub.. However my work collegues are interested along with a few local dog walkers i see in the park on many occassions.. If i felt the puppies would lead a life their parents have had i would only breed if i felt i was able to keep them.. Im a family kind of person and like to keep in touch with off spring from my kids (the dogs) I have already told my partner if my bitch gives birth to one pup then we shall keep the pup and not breed.. I have strict rules in place and am not selling any puppies to the following members of society

    Tramps/homeless
    Gypsies
    Alcoholics (or people i suspect will spend time in pubs)
    children
    Those wishing to purchase one as a present for a loved one INCLUDING PARTNERS
    People who see dogs as a status rather than a member of the family etc
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    Furthermore to show how i am enforcing this one rule i will be making clear is any new owner wishing to place a deposit will be required to pay £50 on a NON REFUNDABLE basis.. If they purchase a puppy and the puppy ends up back on my doorstep due to homing issues s/he will only be intitled to 10% of intial cost back as a refund due to charges of raising the pup as a family member

    I may still be young but i have thought this through massively and seeked various advice from people including the back lashers

    Kindest regards

    zeon x
     
  4. DKDREAM

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    Hi Zeon

    i can see you have the dogs and puppies intrest at heart but dont you feel your being abit too judgemental? How will you know a potential owner is like when you wont be in contact with every single one "as a friend kinda thing" I just feel if your too picky then people wont bother but thats my opinion dosent mean its right.
     
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    Well I grew up with GSDs but have always loved the black variety. My OH came across one on the internet (worst thing to do ever) and within an hour I had my girl. Her breeders are amazing and we still keep in contact with them.
     
  6. Acacia86

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    you do care about your dogs and their welfare i never said you didn't. Please don't think i was being too harsh or nasty. I wasn't trying to be. All i was attempting to do is put my own point across. Whether people agree with or not, your dogs welfare comes first. I care about all animals including your dogs ;) i will admit i don't agree with you breeding them (thats only my opinion! And i have said my piece) but its done and all that matters is her and her puppies now. I really do hope you keep us all updated with everything.
     
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    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    sometimes its better to offer a full refund if the new home dosent work out, i know i would, at least this would protect the puppy from being sold on to just anybody.
     
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    i was going to post on this thread but after reading through it i just have a feeling it is going to get closed anyway!
     
  9. PoisonGirl

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    I thought this was supposed to be a thread about the history of your dogs? What is the point in going off topic? You are ruining it for people who actually want to answer the question!



    I got Dixie when I was looking for a puppy for a friend. I saw an advert in pets at home for collie x puppies so called to see what they were crossed with. They told me the mum was a jrt and the dad a collie x lab. It was an accidental litter, they had 2 puppies left from the previous litter and she had come into heat. (Was probably just another money making plan tho).
    I went with my other friend just to look at them, wasn't going to get one I just wanted to take some pics for my friend.
    There was 2 puppies left, a girl and a boy. The boy was black with white feet. He was more hyper. The girl puppy climbed onto my knee and fell asleep. :)
    My friend said to me 'i think you better take my bank card and borrow the money' so I ran 10 minutes to the bank machine.. It was broken! So I ran 10 minutes to another in the opposite direction and then ran back.
    Took my puppy home and had to walk for an hour to get a shop that sold puppy food! Lol


    Dave's mum belonged to a guy I used to talk to. She got mated one night when she ripped the lead out of his hand and ran away with the local wandering collie. he refused to get her the mismate jab, couldn't afford it he said. He soon realsied he could not cope.. when all he would buy was tesco value dog food and she was pooping all over his flat. I took her home and spent much of my OH's hard saved up money looking after her.
    Dave was last one born, we weren't going to keep one but he was my little fave :)
    Then we got told the the gsd puppy I had been saving up for was being sold to someone else so I decided to keep Dave:)

    x
     
  10. zeon85

    zeon85 PetForums Junior

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    Nice interesting thing.. Its kinda cool how dogs are more likely to manipulate the person they want to take them into taking them.. So how old is your dog nowadays???

    Kindest regards

    zeon
     
  11. mr.stitches

    mr.stitches PetForums VIP

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    Well said poisongirl..:)

    Well, il put my tuppence in anyways!

    After OH and I had had an upsetting time with a rescue that didnt work out, we thought we would forget about having a dog for a while, maybe we werent cut out for it..

    So, we went out for Sunday lunch...this is about 4 days after the rescue when back (happily rehomed now though which is great!). After lunch, we get a call from the rescue to say there was an 8 month cavapoo pup who had been dumped at the dog wardens. She had been locked in a shed for three days, as the children in the family were apparently allergic to her....mmm! So, reluctantly we went to see her....we wanted to see her, but were still hurt from the rescue before. When we got to the wardens, Pippin was sat in the window, looking sad, hairy and lost. As soon as we got in and she was let in to where we were, she was mad! She ran around, from person to person, jumping up, licking, so excited it was mad! A huge ball of fur was all we could see. We sat there smiling and laughing and it felt wonderful.

    After OH and were looking at each other, listening to what the warden had to say about her...toilet trained, doesnt chew, can be left for up to 4 hours, lovely nature, good with kids and other dogs......we both knew she would be for us.....

    As we were both wary of getting attached and things not working out, we agreed to take her in as she could not go to rescue due to them having kennel cough. So we thought if we had her for a month or so, as foster carers, then after that see how we felt. At least she would have a good home, we could clean her up and give her a haircut, and the tlc she needed.

    So that afternoon, we took her to the pet shop to get her a lead and collar, as the previous family had not left anything with her at all.

    That week, all our family came round...we have never seen so much of them! They all brough her gifts, toys etc...and all fell in love with her.

    Its been a year now, and after the first week with Pippin we knew she would be staying with us...she fits in perfect with us, is a perfect dog and we could not fault her in any way.

    Her old owners did the hard work of toilet training...socialising...the first few months...but we have a wonderful dog that is just so much more than we could ever have hoped for.
     
  12. DKDREAM

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    Now i'll share the story of my 2 :)

    I was looking for a whippet "blue and white" may i add lol I came across blazes add on the internet, I contacted his breeder who said i have 4 left all brothers who are blue brindle and white so i said ok i'll come and view the puppies if thats ok? he said yeah no problem so off i went. When i got to the house the breeder was really lovley he and his wife where really friendly and showed us mam and dad 1st and told us more about them. Then they let the puppies in and said if non suit you we wont be offended i thought that was really nice. after looking at the pups i couldnt decide between 2 of them blaze being one. after looking more i chose blaze and thats why he got his name because of his blaze and the fact he was the biggest pup i took him, ive never looked back love him to bits!

    2 years on I decided i'd like another dog due to the fact everytime blaze went for walks everyone used to stare at him like hes nasty think its because people think ah they kill animals nasty dogs, I just got fed up as blaze is no bother with dogs or cats for that matter so i thought it would be nice for blaze to have a playmate so decided on the breeds "papillon" or "Chi" and found an add for papillons KC reg and very reasonably priced. I went to view the pups there was 4 again all boys. 1 red and white and 3 black and whites I fell in love with the red and white Pipkin.
     
  13. PoisonGirl

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    Dixie is going to be 2 in september, and Dave is 6 months.

    x
     
  14. Patterdale_lover

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    Well I have 11 dogs,and a litter of puppies, so i'm not going to say all their stories :D

    I will tell you my dogs story though :)

    It was summer 2006, we had just got back from America and my brother was off to get his first ever harris hawk. I felt hard done by, as i had been wanting a dog of my own for years and years, yet my brother gets his hawk at the snap of a finger. I read books and researched the patterdale terrier relly hard, and told my dad all the time I was prepared and I knew loads about them, but to no success. He said 'We don't have enough room" or "we haven't got the money" :(

    I (hate to say it) Sulked for weeks, and just sat as my brother bonded with his new friend. Dad could see how upset I was, and just kept saying "play with my dogs" My answer was always "It's not the same as having my own, I don't want to borrow things"

    5 months later and I had started to accept that I probably wouldn't get my own dog until I moved out. I started to become chirpy again, and actually helped my brother with flying his hawk.

    On a sunday morning, on the 20th of January 2007, I was preparing to go to the swimming pool with my friend. I asked dad if he could drop me off, and he replied "No, you can't go" I said "But mum already said I can". He looked at me and said "Don't you want to come to Blenheim with me?" I was still on the phone to my friend at this moment in time and just looked at him "Dad I have already organised something with my mate" He smiled and said "There will be patterdales there" I was annoyed he had brought this up. "Dad! I can't!" He looked at me sternly "God sake Chloe, you can never have a surprise can you!" I looked at him confused "There is a guy at Blenheim who has a dog he is selling, do you want it" I was estatic I could not believe it! I suddenly remembered my mate "Got to go! I'm getting a dog! Can't come!" She laughed, and said "Okay good luck".

    I spent all day thinking about my new dog, waiting for dad to come home from training his dogs. I kept pestering my mum about it, as I thought she was a 8 week old pup, Mum was getting fed up and said "Chloe it might not be all you think it is. Just stop building your hopes up!"

    Dad came home and we drove to Blenheim. When we arrived I could barely keep still. A dark haired man greeted us, and escorted us into his back garden. He first let out the mother, who was timid at first then she kept jumping up and barking :eek: Then he let the auntie out, who was just the same. I remember thinking "Get on with it!" He then let a little black dog out, the first thing i noticed was she slunk low to the ground and walked away from us. The man shouted "Gwen!" the dog jumped a little bit, but came over. I tried stroking her but she kept backing away. I knew I shouldn't take her, but I couldn''t help but want her. So I said to dad "She's mine" and £100 later she was at my house. She was timid of everything when she first came, noises, people and the dogs. But after a couple of hours she soon settled. My parents went out for the evening and I made her a little bed in my room. I put her on it and got into mine, but she kept clambering into my bed. I have white covers so this wouldn't do. So i lay on the floor with her and we went to bed :)

    It has been nearly three years now, and she has come a long way! She isn't fearful of loud noises anymore, is a lot better with people, and on her way to recovery with other dogs! I love her and she has really come out of her shell, and proved I made the right choice that day!!

    This is a picture of my bubba, she is called Bess:) She is a pure bred patterdale terrier :D

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