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Helpful Groups & Dogs in Need / 2 adult Goldens
« on: February 07, 2006, 09:42:06 am »
Hello, a friend of mine's brother is getting divorced and they have to sell the house. He cannot take his dogs :(. He is has 2 adult ( 5ish) goldens who are brother and sister. The male is very laid back, and intact. The female is more active and pushy for attention, she is spayed. Both dogs are housebroken and have good house manners. Their obedience needs work. They where raised with a child. One of the dogs is on thyroid meds. He does not want to seperate them, as they pine for each other when they are seperated.  They are located on Long Island. He has tried golden rescue but they were no help.

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Female in Heat
« on: February 07, 2006, 09:34:53 am »
We had taken Kia to the vet to get spayed about a month ago, but decided against ( along with the vets recommendation) because I wanted to get her stomach tacked at the same point that I spayed her, and they did not do that procedure at my normal vet.
Fast  forward thru a couple of weeks where the spay was put on the back burner due to a disruption of normal life...
Well Kia is now in heat :(  I called and I am waiting back to see if I can get her in this week to get spayed and tacked, but if that can't happen I have a couple of questions since I have never lived with a female dog in heat.   I do know that they can get tempermental, have false pregancy, and that she will attract  every intact dog in town. I do plan on leash walking her only, and make sure that I am with her in the backyard ( fenced) . I know that the 11-14 day is the " most fertile time".
Anything else I should be aware of?

Mixed Breed Pictures / Kia & Aspen
« on: January 11, 2006, 03:00:38 pm »
Just go these back....
Kia is now 65lbs at 7months

Cane Corso Discussions & Pictures / Orion
« on: November 27, 2005, 01:09:19 pm »
9 years ago on the day after thanksgiving I picked up the runt of the litter weighing in at 3.4 lbs. He was so small fitting in the palm of my hand, and looking like a little kitten, ergo getting the nickname kitty.
Orion was the first dog I researched, and the first dog that I "trained" correctly. We were supposed to do Schutzhund, but our path didn't lead that way.
He was smart, silly, majestic, and cuddly always ready for a "butt rub"
He was my boy, never caring were we were as long as we were together.  Whenever he felt any kind of threat he would position himself in front of me, protecting me.
He helped "raise me" and taught me countless lessons.
He was so full of life .......
9 years later the day after thanksgiving I let go of my friend. He had an aggressive tumor on his heart. He is already missed, and will forever be a part of my life.

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Does your dog have a nickname?
« on: October 12, 2005, 08:21:13 pm »
Hello all, does your dog have a nickname or names?
Orion - is kitty.... when we brought him home he was the runt and only 3lbs, with his cropped ears and his little body he reminded my  mom of a little kitten and the name has stuck.  We aslo call him  "O" and kitty cane corso ( gotta say it fast :)

Aspen came prenamed to us as we raised him for CCI and he did not make the cut ( low work ethic)  we have just recently starting calling him Woo Woo also :)  One of the things I am teaching him to do is to say his name... it is pretty cute!

Kia's full name is kiahali...  she as of this moment doens't have a true nickname.

Mixed Breed Pictures / Some New pics
« on: October 12, 2005, 12:17:26 am »
Kia is now 5 months old!

Canine Companions (CCI) is holding it annual Snoopy Dogfest on Saturday October 15th from 11-3pm at the SUNY Farmingdale Campus.  You can walk your dog to raise money for CCI ( and recieve a cool gift bag) visit the vendors that they have and see great demostrations . I beleive you can also have your dog tested for it Canine Good Citzen :)  It is also a great oppurtunity to "dog watch" and see tons of diffent breeds.

From LIE ( 495) exit 49s  go about 2-3 miles make Right in to SUNY Farmingdale Campus & follow the Snoopy signs

From Southern State Exit 32 N go about 3 miles, pass Adventurland, at next light make Left into SUNY Farmigndale Campus & follow the Snoopy Signs.
If you would like more info go to    northeast region

Hope to see some of you there! ( I might be doing a demo and I will be walking my Cane Corso ( brindle) lab ( yellow) and bullmastiff x cane corso puppy ( fawn)

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Staff Photo
« on: September 22, 2005, 08:53:41 pm »
Hello all, we had to take Staff photo's yetserday and I took mine with Orion. I think he looks very cute they way his tounge is :)

Mixed Breed Discussion / Kia 4 months old Bullmastiff X Cane Corso mix
« on: September 14, 2005, 12:39:52 pm »
So we have had Kia for a month now.... and she is doing well. She is housebroken  :), sleeping thru out the night, and  sleeping late on weekends!  She is smart ( has learned sit, down, wait, speak,loose leash walking and is working on jumping into the car) We just got thru having a UTI and it was back to the vet today.  In the last couple of days she has gotten some "spots" at first it was on her belly only and I thought it might be a staph infection, but yetserday she got one on her head, so off to vet.  She has demodectic ( sp) mange... poor girl . Should be all gone after a couple of dips.

I just switched her to adult food. She was eating Eukanuaba Large breed Puppy, and I switched her to Solid Gold Wolf King... anyone else using this?  She was the runt of the litter and at this point is about 35lbs .  ( her mom was 85, and dad was 140)

I have raised lots a dogs, and i have found the "gaurding breeds" tend to have more seperation anxiety issues... does anyone else find this to be true?  Kia does want to be around me at all times, and if I leave throws a fit. I have been working with her and giving her a high value treat and leaving for short periods. ( when I have to go for a longer time I crate her).  and she is showing signs of improvment.
She is a wonderful pup...

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