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General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Inconsistent stools
« on: May 26, 2009, 06:27:39 am »
Hi all,
I've just got a quick question about Baxter, i know he's not a big paw but it's all relevant.  For the past couple weeks i've been noticing when i take him out that his stools are good and solid but then we keep walking and not 5 mins later he goes again and his stool is very loose and sometimes a different shade in colour.  i just wanted to get some ideas of what might be going on before taking him into the vet.  He's on Orijen, and seems to be doing fine on it, and other then that all he eats is raw hides.  does anyone have any ideas of what it could be?
Thanks for the input!

Mixed Breed Pictures / Please meet...Baxter (with pics!)
« on: March 12, 2009, 06:37:09 am »
Well we might not have our newf yet, but we're still on the look out for one.  So in the meantime to get my doggy fixes, we've started fostering a little guy.  I'm not going to lie he might end up being a foster failure...unle ss of course the right family comes around then i'd be more then happy to see him go, (although it may be hard).  We're not sure of the breed he is, but i think he's got some terrier in him.  His names Baxter and he was rescued from the side of the road and put in a kill shelter set to be PTS last Tuesday. He's about 1.5yrs, andI think this is the calmest quietest dog i've ever been around!  I thought he was mute until i accidently stepped on his little paw, reassuring me he is NOT mute.
He seems to have a little bit of an ear infection so we're waiting for the rescue organization to get back to us on when we could take him to their vet, but in the meantime I've tried using the vinegar solution i found on here, and it seems to have calmed the red irritation down a bit.
well without further ado, please meet Baxter:

Breeding Questions & Information / Why oh Why
« on: February 05, 2009, 12:58:07 pm »
I think im going to pull out my hair, i found another breeder started asking the questions you know all the formalities before getting to close, and excited about puppies, and ask to see the pedigrees of the dogs shes planning on breeding and THEY SHARE THE SAME FATHER does anyone else see a HUGE problem with this?!  ayayaya!
..onto the next

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / the hunt continues...
« on: January 13, 2009, 03:49:36 am »
After sending an email saying we were interested in the landseer but wanted to first meet the kennel next week as per agreed upon, prior to these shinanigans, the breeder responded, and told us she was having a family come and look at our puppy and that she needed a "firm commitment" from us that we were going to take it.  I can understand where shes coming from as she said she doesn't want to be stuck with a puppy and no home.  We've decided to take the deposit back and continue the hunt.
I am hopeful we'll find the right doggy!  But let me tell you, logic/reason do not go hand in hand with impatience and puppies haha

Groans, Gripes, Brags & Boasts / a mini vent
« on: January 09, 2009, 10:35:59 am »
As some of you may know, i've been in the market for a Newf, and have spent countless days researching breeders/clubs/you name it, and thought we had found a very good breeder!  I've been speaking with her back and forth since october, and put a down deposite on a Newfoundland pup before they were born.  They were born around xmas, and its a blended litter of landseers and newfs. i've been super excited about bringing the little thing home.  HOWEVER! (isn't there always one of these...)  today i received an email from the breeder saying she could only offer us a landseer.  I was very specific in wanting a newf, and now i feel like ive been deflated  :-[
I dont know what to do. BAH! Who would have thought it would be this difficult!

ok end of venting.
p.s  Thank you for the recommendation s on getting the dog to stop jumping, we started holding his paws while he was jumping and it worked like a miracle!!

I just arrived at my parents place, and they have a beautiful 2 yr old golden...his only down fall is that they haven't put a lot of training into him.  I think the only things he knows how to do are sit and down, but thats all to his descretion anyways!  He has a huge problem with jumping up onto me, and other people.  He's so freakin leggy and at 80lbs its like having a gazelle come at you.  I have already learned that you do NOT turn your back to him or he WILL tackle you.  It is a serious problem, i can't even walk out of the washroom without dealing with this, and i don't know how to counteract it!  If anyone has some quick training techniques, (or ways i can come out of this fully intact)just for the next week and half, i would LOVE to hear some suggestions.  really i'll try anything.

I will give him this...He's very cute, while sleeping.

I saw this on craigslist, she looks like a cutie. If anyones interested i'm sure we could work something out for transportation .

Newfoundland Discussions / Big paws and stairs
« on: October 27, 2008, 11:02:11 am »
After some discussion with a few breeders, we've realized that because we live on the second floor of our apartment the stairs have become an issue.  We need to walk up and down the stairs (that are inside) to go out, and it has come up as a little bit of a concern.  I'm aware that we have to be very careful with a growing big paw (like a newf)and were wondering if you guys had any suggestions about getting around using the stairs to get your BP's up and down once they've become well...bigger. ..(to big to carry, but still at the age that they need to be gentle with their limbs).  I would love to hear any advice, and are definitly going to take everything into consideration!

Newfoundland Discussions / New member, and newf search
« on: October 17, 2008, 04:16:25 am »
Hi there, I'm Ashley, and although I don't have a big paw yet, I'm in the market for one!  I'm currently looking for a newfie, and after about a year of reaserch we feel ready to start looking for breeders.  I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on really good breeders, or ones to avoid, a pm would be great!  I'm finding that there are so many breeders out there, it's almost overwhelming.  I've spoken to a few of them, but want to get as many suggestions as possible, and you guys seem to be the perfect place to come and ask for advice.  I'm located in Montreal, Quebec, so any breeders that are around eastern North America would be great, however we would defintely consider having a pup shipped to us if need be.
Thanks for the help!

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