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Hi all,
Recently I've noticed a trend in posts about "outdoor" dogs.  Having spent a great deal of time in the south, I came to see a lot of these kind of dogs coming into the clinic where I worked.  While there was the 1% that were well adjusted and well cared for, I would say 99% had some (if not most) of the issues described in the following link.  This is one of the best I have found yet.

and another:

Humane societies and shelters won't adopt out puppies and dogs to individuals who inform them that they are planning on keeping their pets outdoors. This alone should set off warning bells to an unacceptable and outdated behavior.  Please take the time to read the links and pass them onto whomever you think could use them. 

Big Dogs with Jobs / Tracking?
« on: June 24, 2007, 03:32:29 am »
Hi All,
I am very interested in getting Lucian involved in tracking.  I know he's not the "normal" breed you see involved in this activity, but we don't really care.  I also have ZERO experience with this kind of training, but again- I don't really care!  We want to give it a shot! (We'd love to have a SAR Bordeaux!)  Does anyone have any helpful links, tips or contacts for us?  We're in Philadelphia, PA.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Helpful Groups & Dogs in Need / Re: Young Female Neo in Need!
« on: June 23, 2007, 09:33:09 am »
Here are some photos of Sofia...She needs to put on about 40 lbs and you can see she is still recovering from her cherry eye surgery..

Food Discussion & Information / Re: What Brand of dog food
« on: June 23, 2007, 09:18:39 am »
No brand- mine are raw fed.  However I do use The Honest Kitchen products when I travel.

Helpful Groups & Dogs in Need / Re: Young Female Neo in Need!
« on: June 23, 2007, 01:15:47 am »
I'm hoping to get some photos from her rescuer today or tomorrow.  The long and short of the situation with her is this.  She was seized with a rotty from a basement where they were both kept, surviving only on their own...feces. The rotty collapsed and died of starvation on the way into the clinic.  Sofia underwent surgery for Cherry Eye and spent some time recovering.  She needs to put on some weight, she obviously needs quite a bit of TLC (she's yeasty, her gums bleed whenever she chews *anything*), but she is a young girl who deserves 100% better than she had.


Helpful Groups & Dogs in Need / Young Female Neo in Need!
« on: June 23, 2007, 12:22:25 am »
Hi everyone,
In the *very* near future (we're talking days) I am probably going to be taking in a 1-2 year old blue female Neo to foster.  She has been severely neglected (I can give you more details via email).  She has no issues with other animals (there are cats and 2 other dogs in her current foster home - 1 of the other dogs is having an issue with her, which is why she may be coming here).  Her name is Sofia.  I am located in Philadelphia, PA - She is located currently in York, PA.  If ANYONE is interested please let me know, I can put you in touch with my friend who is her rescuer.  I'd rather have her go to her "forever" home than be bumped from place to place.


Rare Breed Mastiff Pictures / Lucian at 4.5 months
« on: June 20, 2007, 11:58:21 am »
I've been slacking on the photos!  Here is the mini-monster at 4.5 months teething!  His canines are just starting to poke through....

More soon...I promise!

Pit Bull Discussions & Pictures / Re: Any Pitbull owners out here?
« on: June 16, 2007, 09:56:03 am »
We have Reef over here!  She's 6!

and making out with my friend Elaine...

Those are GREAT photos!  Thanks for sharing them!  I had a friend who went (He has a Saint and a Dane) who said Lucian must attend next year!  (Princess Reef will be staying home due to stupid BSL muzzle rules!)  We'll seriously be considering it after seeing all the photos!

I love all the BT photos!  Can't get enough of those chunks!

Rottweiler Pictures / Re: Some photos of Zeus are pup
« on: June 11, 2007, 07:28:35 am »
Your boy is adorable!! Congratulation s on the new baby! 

I do have to chime in about the docking issue-
While docking during a neuter makes sense in terms of number of surgeries, docking after 7 days of age ( the usual timeframe is 2-3 days) is very strongly discouraged by all responsible veterinarians, breeders and breed-knowledgable people. At 12-14 weeks you are now talking about MAJOR surgery on the SPINAL COLUMN that is now completely formed and functional. Docking at this age or older should ONLY be undertaken if there is an emergency requirement such as a serious traumatic injury to the tail. The benefits are only cosmetic and the price in terms of the puppy's pain, potential nervous system complications are not worth it!

Whoops!  I feel like a bad Dad!  I miscounted his birthday and aged the boy by a week!  He was only 16 weeks - he turned 17 today! 

Lucian would love to travel around and visit everyone - but only if I get to come, because I like roadtrips as much as he does!

You are spending way to much time Defending the Dog... They are Not the Problem.. Deal with the people first, Then Save your Beloved Breed..

So your brother does have his dogs tested?  Does he do PennHIP or OFA? 

As for spending time defending the breed - there can NEVER be too much time spent defending a cause that you believe in.  There is never a second wasted when someone you care about is wrongfully accused of a crime.  I educate the few people that I deal with on a daily basis about APBT's and what a wonderful and misunderstood breed they are.  Reef educates the masses she meets with her wonderful character and charismatic ways.  I am not a police officer- I do not have the power to arrest those who neglect and abuse animals.  It is the job of law enforcement to stop criminal behavior.  I cannot single handedly stop dog fighting, nor can I put a halt to all of the irresponsible breeding that takes place in this country.  However I will not stop defending my dog.  What sense would it make to do so? 

Now I feel bad!  I am not the technical term gestapo or anything! I too call them "Pitties" and "Pibbles" and "lilpittipoopoo's" - I just don't like it when people think it is correct to combine the two words or call them "red nose" *groan*

I think pitties and pibbles and the cute nicknames are fine...It's just when they are called "pitbulls" and "pittbulls" or "pitts" that it makes me a little loony!

Whoops!  I'm sorry!! ::)

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