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  • Birthday 10/29/1987

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  1. I have literally never been to a vet(and I have used quite a few different ones for surgeries) that required any kind of vaccines prior to a surgery, the concept is very odd to me! to be honest I would probably just go to a different clinic for the surgery if I ran into that lol. the only vaccine Sola had ever had when she was spayed at 1 year was a single Parvo at 4 months old and not a single word was said about it. Paisley had a teeth done at a clinic I had never been too before, they did ask about her vaccinations...like if she was UTD and if not did I want them updated.. I said nope, she
  2. Gem and Gyp were spayed at the shelter and have "RHS"(the shelter initials) tattoo'd in their ears. Happy has an ear ID tattoo that she got when she was Spayed, it identifies her vet, age and links to me. Sola has a breeder tattoo on her belly. Paisley is my only dog with no Tattoo at all, and all are also Micro-chipped except for Happy. I have a strong preference for my dogs being both Tattoo'd and Chipped. only reason Paisley is only chipped is because she was Spayed in rescue and they only chipped her, and Happy is only Tattoo'd because she is almost 16 years old, 15 years ago when she was
  3. yup! we have these 2 Malamutes at work that look a LOT alike, its obvious from up close who is who, but if I see one at a bit of a distance, I have no idea which is which. so the malamutes are Timber and Jasper, Timber was best friends with a Husky named Bella, well, Timbers dad got a GF who has a farm, so we so dont see Timber much anymore, we decided to try Bella with Jasper...and it was the saddest thing in the world. Bella saw Jasper in the distance and lost her mind thinking it was Timber, she was dancing and singing and galloping over to him, then she got closer..realized it was NOT Tim
  4. the first time I went from 2 to 3 it wasn't really a thing because they were not close at all, they barley tolerated each other, adding the 3rd honestly pretty much changed nothing. of my dogs that are close though? well currently I have: Happy, Gem, Gypsy, Paisley and Sola - in that order of arrival. but Gem, Gyp and Paisley are the 3 amigo's...kinda lol, they come off as being 3 best friends, all 3 being super close. Gem and Gyp were inseparable and then I added Paisley later. in reality all 3 are not super close, there are 2 pairs... Gem just happens to be in both pairs lol. so Ge
  5. I will say I have never seen a BC overwhelmed and upset about daycare, I have absolutely seen dog that are very nervous and overwhelmed at first that shrink down and nip(cattle dogs and LGD mutts mostly) but in my 7 years at the daycare(30+ staff average of 130 dog per day) I have never seen a BC do that, they tend to either LOVE it and be super good and playful or love it but be total jerk faces lol, like they WANT to be right in there joining in the fun they just have no idea how to do so appropriately, so they do it obnoxiously lol
  6. I work in a doggy daycare, and honestly it depends on the BC. many are fine, but some are unrelentingly herdy to the point of flat out harassing the other dogs and refusing to let up. most of the BC's we have are great and LOVE it, but we defiantly have some that while the dog loves daycare, the dog needs to be either on a long line or you have to be on top of them every waking seconds because they unrelentingly harass the other dogs.
  7. ha ha yes! even I get thrown off momentarily when I see others and I KNOW there size lol. Sola is especially pint sized overall, but her HEIGHT is totally within normal range!
  8. well my little midget is now 1 year old, 16" and 22lbs! she looks so funny with the rest of my pack lol
  9. when Happy ran Flyball she was a 3.8 second dog. my other BC was not nearly as fast though.Happy can still run pretty fast when she wants too and she is 15, though not at anywhere near the speed she used too lol. my speed demon right now is my Toller, here she is shocking the heck out of her Galgo friend by actually keeping his pace lol, pretty danged impressive given her size and how much more she needs to work to keep that pace lol. Happy could keep up to sight hounds in her day as well but she is a good bit bigger with much longer legs lol. Misty had been no match for a sight hound,an
  10. I'm still trying to find the ideal sports for Paisley and Gypsy, Gem is great for Rally and well every sport really, Sola will be competing in Rally as well but I don't think it will be "her" sport, she is the one training in flyball with my friend, def. Her kinda sport, and she is a perfect little height dog too. Paisley has Rally titles but I dont think the upper levels are for her, she is too spooky. We are trying barn hunt and scenting in sept. With Gyp and Pais, they seem to really love the search games we play for fun, so we'll try searching sports, see how that goes Happy was all a
  11. apparently I am weird lol. give me the choice of flyball or agility? I will take Flyball every time. I have been trying to get into agility for years(since Happy was young and she is 15 now soo...) I have done classes, workshops, trials etc.. all my dogs are trained in it to some degree. but the only reason is because THEY enjoy it. I don't, at all, I don't have fun, it makes me feel light headed and confused. I offer my dogs up to anyone who wants an agility dog to work with, because THEY love it, but my dislike isn't gonna get them very far lol. Flyball OTH? far and away my favorite sport, I
  12. Misty was not a guard or watch dog by any stretch of imagination , but Happy? I would literally trust my life to her, she's a "meh" watch dog but as a guard dog? if someone or something tried to hurt anyone in her family she will and has stepped up without hesitation to protect. example: one walk a loose dog tried to attack my pack, Happy did nothing till it made a move, then she flew in between the dog and my pack had a go at the dog till it ran away. if workers come to my house, Happy will follow them everywhere and just lay nearby and watch, she wont make any move unless they try anything.
  13. fun going back and reading this lol. Sola is 8 months now and I think 22lbs full grown and filled out will be stretching it, 25lbs? not a chance! she is a teeny tiny 20lbs with exactly zero growth since last month lol (for scale the dog behind her is a JRT x Pom)
  14. well Happy is my only BC now but when I had 2, they were pretty opposite lol Happy is 21" tall, built like a sighthound, mostly black, folded ears,and rough coated Misty was 18" tall, built relatively blocky, white factored, huge perked ears, smooth coated I was regularly baffled when they were consistently referred to as "twins" and even dog people genuinely could not tell them apart... I would go to events with Misty and people would compliment me on how far she had come with her dog aggression issues...Misty never had any aggression issues... lol
  15. Like everyone else said...never. Happy is 14.5, her diet has been altered but it has nothing to do with age, she has Kidney Disease, just stage 1, so nothing major yet but she's on been banned from kibble, 100% raw only is vets orders(she only ate kibble a few times a week granted) through trial and error I have found the "mix" that works best for her, which IS different from my younger dogs, but again, she has Kidney Disease so that have an effect on what she does her best on.
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