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Chris - 2012-11-21
We recently adopted a 5-6 year old red heeler who we adore! He is loving and active, but he doesn't play with toys at all. He doesn't even seem to recognize what they are for! I have read that these dogs love to play, but he would rather just be loved. We think it may be that he was abused somewhat before we got him as he is skittish. Any thoughts?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-11-21
    He sounds like a really nice dog. You're right, these dogs usually love to romp and are actually bred to herd. It could very well be that he had a rough first few years in his life, making him skittish and just wanting to be loved. But he sounds like a really nice dog, and it sounds like he has a great home now.
  • Bridget - 2012-12-12
    I have a friend with a dog that they adopted that was the same way, and had not interest in playing with toys. This summer they watched a friends puppy while they were out of town. Surprisingly, their dog learned to play from the puppy. You may want to take the dog around puppies playing to teach the dog to play. My friends dog now loves stuffed dogs toys and gets very excited when he gets a new one.
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Michelle Bielawski - 2012-12-04
Hey I need to know if there is such a thing as a long snout full blooded red nosed pitt

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-12-05
    What I believe you are referring to is back in the 1800's there used to be what is known as the Red nosed Pitt Bull - brought about specicifcally as a result of inbreeding.  Today what is called a red nose pitt bull is a coloring - not an actual breed.  Obviously, there should be some descendents of the original red nosed pitt bull but as to who is actually descended from that group of pups vs who just has the coloring - I don't know how you can know.  Some say they do exist and some say they do not.
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Elly Marez - 2012-12-04
I have been best friends with an Applehead Chi for almost 10 years now. I have never had such a smart and loving dog. He is a joy to come home to....always. :-)

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Toni - 2012-12-03
When I got Bonnie, she was in bad shape. She had apparently been given to some children who were not supervised, then thrown away when she bit one. By the time I got her she was dirty, flea infested and frightened of everybody. Now, a year and a half later, she is perky, plays constantly with her best friend, Hero (a Manx cat) and challenges all comers to a duel, then loves them to death. The Vet thought she was mixed Long Haired Chihuahua and perhaps Papillion, but I have doubts. I think she is just a LHC - beautiful, smart and so loving. I am the luckiest doggie mommie alive.

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FRANKLIN - 2012-12-03
Sorry i live in belgium. I would like to know where i can get a german shepherd? A puppy please ty

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Mulan - 2012-12-01
Our Frenchie has been a complete joy, we love him!

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Anonymous - 2012-12-01
I want one

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Sylvia - 2012-11-24
I have a 3 1/2 month old blue apple head chihuahua. Her name is Maggie and she is awesome. We are still working on potty training, does anyone have any good potty training tips?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-24
    My daughter has a 2 1/2 pound mixed pup and she swears by the wee wee pads.  I have always had good luck with hanging the leash on the door knob.  When the pup has to go to the potty, they would play with the leash.  People say remove water and food after 8.  If they look like they are looking for  place to go - get them out quickly.  1/2 hour after eating and when they wake up.  All will work out - but sure takes patience.
  • david - 2012-11-26
    I HAAATE the wee wee pads. That teaches them to go inside. Its also a sure sign of someone who is too lazy to do the work of taking them out regularly when you're traing them. Small dogs are quick learners and they don't usually like to go anywhere near their home. That's why they usually like to go into a neighbors yard. there's my 2 cents. dave
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Robin - 2012-09-16
I saw an ad for has a Labradoodle-Shih Tzu mix puppy that is available for adoption. The puppy is adorable! Still, I have concerns about the cross breeding of cross breeds and wonder if this puppy has a hardy life ahead of her. Thoughts?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-16
    Better a cross breed than an in bred.  Genetically each individual pup comes with whatever it has.  Some breeds are more prone to certain behaviors and or diseases.  When you cross breed species the likelihood of both breeds having genes for hip displasia or ear infections or skin infections are minimized - unless you cross breed two dogs that have similar genetic material - you should be just fine. 
  • Alaa - 2012-11-28
    Consistency is the most important thing. Decide which metohd you want to use, and do it over and over again. When I was house breaking my puppy, I took her outside at regular intervals. When I was not home, she was in her crate. I also kept her on a leash inside the house for the first few months, so she was always near me. As she got better, I gave her more freedom. Don't be to worried if your dog has an occasional accident, just be consistent.References :
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carmen - 2012-11-11
Could someone, anyone, pleeease tell me where i can get a chion?! The breed would be perfect for me. I am located in philadelphia. Willing to travel to new york, new jersey, delaware and upstate pennsylvania. Looking to purchase or adopt a puppy preferably female. Thank you!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-12
    When you are starting from scratch - quickest way is to Goggle        Chion Breeders.   You will come up with many - all over the US but possibly one close to you. 
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