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introducing leopold *pics added*
« on: September 09, 2007, 05:49:59 pm »
Otto (and, for that matter, Gweck and Beans) has a new playmate.  His name, for the moment at least, is Leopold and he is a 4 month old English Bully Terrier.  He's from England and, therefor, barks with a soft accent.  I haven't weighed him yet, though he seems loke a slight little thing at the moment, though big feet might be a presage of things to come.
Leopold is stone deaf and, having never had a deaf dog before, I'm scrambling for useful information about living with a dog that sounds like Marlee Matlin.  Anyone on board have experience with this?  Gweck and Beans both seem to like him and Julie is enraptured.  I think you will like him too; now we only have to convince these cats...
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Re: introducing leopold
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2007, 05:55:02 pm »
OMG!  how cute!!!  i love his little piggy nose!!  sorry i don't have any info on deaf dogs, but i can't wait to see more pics and hear more about your baby!  he's so cute!  i'm steffanie, you can see my babies in my signature, welcome to BPO!
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2007, 06:08:01 pm »
HI MATTHEW!

Its Nicole, Cabeza and Mabel's mama. Its SO good to see you here!!! YAY! Leopold is a-dore-a-ble! I want to eat him up! He looks great with Otto, too. What a pair. You're going to find tons of info here about deaf dogs. Keep an eye out for Moni. She's an expert and a total sweetie.

So glad to see you!

BTW, I love the pic with Gweckers in the background! haha!
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2007, 06:11:31 pm »
AWWWWW he's adorable!!!! Just wait 'til Jo sees this!!!!!!!

Here's a link for the Deaf Dane Rescue in Oregon...

http://gracieland.org/DaneRescue/

I don't know if it helps a lot...there's an FAQ and maybe you could e-mail DDR and ask some questions about raising a deaf dog?

Moni knows lots about this subject as well!

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Re: introducing leopold
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2007, 06:21:35 pm »
Leopold is soooooo cute. I love that name, too. :D

Although Duke's hearing is 'selective' ;D we've chosen to incorporate hand signals in his training.

Unfortunately, that's the best that I can offer. :( Wish I could be more helpful.

Otto looks like Duke. ;D Very handsome.
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Re: introducing leopold
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2007, 06:45:48 pm »
Hi Matthew, I PM'd you, but figured that I'd post here too.  A huge congrats on your new little guy, he is SO adoraBULL!  ;)  I love BTs and hope to get a one someday. 

Here are basic Deaf Dog Training pointers that I have filed away;
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2007, 06:47:27 pm »
YAY! See! I told you Moni would be a load of help!

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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2007, 07:01:32 pm »
What a cutie pattotie!

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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2007, 07:44:45 pm »
He's wrestling with Gweck and Beans even as we speak.  Thanks all for the enthusiasm.  we will keep you all posted as to his development.  The swimming pictures don't reveal how cold the poor little bugger was.  Pray for us now and in the hour of our deaf.

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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2007, 07:46:12 pm »
BUWAHAHAHAHAHA H...

In the hour of your deaf...*snort*

hahaha...
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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2007, 08:23:19 pm »
He is tooo cute!!!  And it does look like a smiley face on his nose!!!  Welcome
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Re: introducing leopold *pics added*
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2007, 02:55:28 am »
Oh my GOODNESS!!!!!

He is SOOO freaking adorable!!!  I think he's just jumped right to the top of my "must kidnapp" list!

Welcome to BPO!  I'm Alex, and my babies are in my signature.  I can't wait to see and hear more of Leopold, which by the way I think is a great name!

Give him a big ole' kiss on his happy face nose for me!
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Re: introducing leopold *pics added*
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2007, 04:42:25 am »
*smacks forehead* HOW DID I MISS THIS?!?!?!
First of all, WELCOME To Big Paws Only, Fellow bully owner!!!
Congrats, Your little Leopold is the cutest little fellow. So sad to hear he is Deaf. but very very common in the breed (As Im sure you know).
Im Jodi (but, please, call me Jo), mom to Zero & Jigsaw, my bull terriers... Zero is my gorgeous brindle & white baby boy, who i love and cherish more than anything. Jigsaw is my goofy white with brindle ear, little show girl... I dont know why I call her little, when, shes about 5lbs heavier than my Zero. 
I'm not too sure about how to train deafies, but, any questions on the breed itself- Im here if anything.
It's nice to see another bull on the board... Not, that i dont like seeing other breeds, as i do own Memphis, a 180lbs great dane and reba, a 10lbs chinese crested hairless dog, and 4 cats.
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Re: introducing leopold *pics added*
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2007, 04:45:11 am »
Congrats on your new pup.  I love his little smiley face nose.  He's too cute!  You're going to have the whole place fighting to steal him from you. 
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« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2007, 04:55:02 am »
You're going to have the whole place fighting to steal him from you. 
Sure will, everyone tried to steal jigsaw, until she became... well, adult-ish? too bad your bullies a boy, or he'd be on my Kidnap list! LOL My boys hate other boy dogs. so- another male would cause chaos. eww
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