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#21 Post by Pontius Navigator » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:50 pm

We have a superb dog walk field with many dogs running loose. Amazing the number that know me and run up for a treat.

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#22 Post by bob2s » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:47 pm

Instructions for training a dog to protect against the locals in PNG was told as the following.Place dog in hessian sack ,beat the he'll out of it,then give to haus boi to open.Result one trained dog.

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#23 Post by Mrs Ex-Ascot » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:16 pm

Any one fancy a red and white setter? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ppies.html

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#24 Post by llondel » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:27 pm

They're going to have a problem with genetic diversity if the numbers are that low. We have that sort of issue with our breed (which got down to five dogs after WW1) and there are at least several thousand of them, although only 500 puppies a year in the US.

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#25 Post by Pontius Navigator » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:50 pm

Scotties are also getting rare as they are bad whelpers.

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#26 Post by Pontius Navigator » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:55 pm

Now, how about the speed of scent?

Our 2 year old Scottie stays in bed until breakfast is served. Her self made kennel is about 60 feet from the dining area. In the morning I potter around and finally open the fridge, gently place her dish in the scales, weigh out her chicken, add herbs, top off with meal and ever so gently place it on the mat.

She appears like a ghost straight to breakfast. Going outside comes much later.

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#27 Post by Boac » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:58 pm

What will happen to Scotties come devolution? Granted French Bulldogs and Italian Spinone for two are likely to be rarer after 31/12.

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#28 Post by Pontius Navigator » Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:10 pm

I think many Scotties emigrated to the States, our previous one was an immigrant from Ireland.

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#29 Post by G-CPTN » Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:19 pm

One of my earliest memories was when our Scottie had her pups.
We kept one of the bitches, and as long as the mother lived, the 'pup' would run ahead and 'hide' then jump out - the mother was never impressed - a sort of "Whatever" moment.

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#30 Post by Pontius Navigator » Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:58 pm

We had fun like that too. Pup was bigger, stronger and would be dominant. The pair racing across the golf course. Pup just drew ahead, looked at mum, and fell into this deep sided icy stream. Mum stopped :)

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#31 Post by Ex-Ascot » Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:36 pm

This brought back memories for us. We had a red Border Collie and lived close to Blenheim. We could see the estate from our bedroom window. The day the Daily Snail doesn't have the word 'adorable' somewhere in their rag I am going to climb Kilimanjaro in a suit of Armour.

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#32 Post by Karearea » Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:21 pm

The Dogs Of Old London - link to article with collection of photos of dogs from the 19th century to around 1930:

https://spitalfieldslife.com/2012/09/19 ... ld-london/

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#33 Post by llondel » Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:34 pm

Clearly they only had little dogs in London back then.

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#34 Post by Alisoncc » Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:34 pm

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#35 Post by G-CPTN » Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:42 am

Any dog would have difficulty understanding those reactions.

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#36 Post by Boac » Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:51 am

Then there are those who don't understand 1)

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