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Sandy - 2012-07-04
I have a 14-yr-old Black Lab, Noelle, that I love with my life. She has much gray on her muzzle (& elsewhere) now, but she is just as beautiful as the day we brought her home. She is very loving, affectionate, always striving to please & keeps the household in order reminding the other 3 pets of their place within. She often reminds them that she's 'the boss'. Many years ago my family had a female Black Lab, Misty, that lived almost 13 yrs. She came to live with me while I was on maternity leave until her death. We also had a beautiful, gorgeous female Golden Retriever, Amberlinn, who we lost at 4-1/2 yrs. old when my son was in 5th grade. A year or so after Amberlinn's death, we were so lucky to find the breeder who had Noelle's parents. I missed Amberlinn so desperately; I couldn't believe we had another beautiful little girl Labbie. I am an animal person having been raised with a combination of dogs, birds & fish & I feel that the Labbies truly fill your heart. While I would be very happily in love with many different breeds, there's just something that Labbies do to grab your heart; they are truly my top choice. I cannot imagine never living with a Retriever.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-05
    Yep, you are an animal lover - great.
  • Joana - 2012-10-24
    It could be that she has a short coat. Since Goldens aren't like Poodles or Bichons, whose hair needs to be cut every 4 weeks because it keeps gnwoirg they do not shed their coats there isn't anything you can give her to encourage hair growth. However ..Thyroid disease is very common in Goldens and one of the side effects is a very poor coat. It will be dry and short and sometimes thin. Of course there are other symptoms but this is usually the first one owners don't usually associate it with anything 'medical' so it goes undiagnosed until other problems develop it is detected with a blood test. Dogs with thyroid disease are put on medication and once regulated their coat fills in and thickens up becoming shiny and healthy.
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lucky99 - 2012-04-25
I really want one! Can anyone tell me some basics and temperment
of the carin terrier. I also have two shetland sheepdogs. Please reply. It will be a great help.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-25
    They have a great temperment. Affectionate and loyal and love to stay by their human and around the TV or any other congregation spots. Shed but very very little and no real doggy odor that I noticed. Pretty good watch dogs as they seem to bark when a stranger comes but not a constant barker. I really like them. I think they are a great family pup. Little active as a puppy so plenty of toys.
Patricia Voinche\' - 2012-07-18
I can't say enough wonderful things about Cairns. The most delightful doggie I have ever owned! Cairns need a fenced yard if at all possible otherwise use a leash at all times!! They love to chase prey! While a bit bossy and independent, they are extremely devoted to their masters. Recommend early socialization ... remember they ARE terriers. Wonderful dog for a family with children. Side note ... they have the softest, warmest belly!! Our Ozzie gets in bed with us each morning for coffee - we drink the coffee, he sleeps! Can you tell how much we love him? We really need a support group! Good luck!!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-19
    They are adorable.
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Madonna Simmonds - 2008-10-10
I just love the Newfie dog and not just because I'm from the same island as the breed. They are beautiful animals, and I hope to have one or two of my own real soon. I did have a pet that was part Newfie that was mixed with the black variety Labrador Retriever. Trigger, was the runt of the litter and he turned out to be one of my best friends. He had the look of a Newfie but was smaller than both breeds, and the bonus was he didn't drool at all, and barely shed his coat. I haven't seen many mixes between the Labbie and the Newfie, but if someone wants an average size dog, that doesn't eat a lot, doesn't drool much, and has a coat that hardly sheds, this kind is the best of both breeds. They are protective of the family and will do the same as the full breed Newfie, standing between the aggressor and his family. All in all, either the Lab or Newfie, or a mix between the two, you can't go wrong with either.

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  • Mina - 2012-10-24
    I know. She breeds and shows her dogs-I'm sure if there was a dog that had some kind of phsyical or medical flaw she would not even consider buying it (and she would not question her love for the breed.)
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Barry - 2012-01-12
We have two blue merle rough collies in the UK. Surprisingly we find they are not that keen on long walks, even though they get them twice a day!

Can be yappy and yes, they do tend to over eat if you allow them to do so.

However, they are loyal, loving, and in our minds, the most beautiful dog ever bred.

Be prepared to allow time when out with them, as you will be stopped constantly and asked I bet they are hot in the summer!

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Caroline - 2010-08-21
I have one...She is tri-coloured, 3 months old and she's called Cassie...She is such a wonderful pup...She can be a nuisance, but aren't all puppies? Overall she's affectionate, easy to train and very friendly...

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vernon wallace - 2010-04-23
Can you breed your regular size male shar-pei of about 45 pd with a mimi female shar-pei of about 25-28pd and healthy puppies?

ps maybe dumb ?

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  • Dean - 2011-12-17
    Off course. You can breed any dog to any other dog. Giving that they are opposite sexes off course. I suppose you could even breed a male dashound to a female great dane using arificial insemination.
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john - 2011-09-25
My lab wont stop farting and I have no idea why! Any ideas?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2011-09-25
    Your lab is most likely passing gas due to what he is fed. Make sure you are feeding them a high quality dog food and not much (if any) people food. People food in general is not good for dogs. Lots of carbohydrates including starches and fibers can cause them to not digest their food all that well and cause gas. Also, if they swallow too much air while gulping down food, this can also cause gas.
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-09-25
    My dobie did this quite a bit and it was the food. Big Time. I called the breeder and she recommended Eukanuba and said that is what she fed. I fed Euknuba to all my dogs after that and no problem.
  • Neyde - 2012-10-24
    Thanks Karen for the great tips and reminders. I've nocetid a huge difference in the dogs I was caring for when I cut down on their dog food and added a mixture of rice, veggies and other leftovers such as beef juices when I made a roast. The dogs that had skin issues cleared up and the older ones seemed to be more energetic. Just like with us, too much junk food isn't good for them.
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Juliana - 2012-10-24
Do you know where Sailor is now? I think I might have found him. I'm up north in Marysville, but when I found this little dog plainyg in the street I thought, he looks like a chihuahua basenji mix so I googled that mix to see images and sailor looks EXACTLY like him. He's not neutered, he's got all the same markings and a similar personality to what you described. If you know who has him now, maybe drop them a line to let them know he's safe and email me so I can get in touch with them. We also have two dogs already, so we can't keep him.

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rose85 - 2012-05-31
3 week old bulldog babies;very active and in good health


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