Poodles and Chickens - together forever!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by chickiebaby, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol, of course.......Like I said, I am pathetic and always ready for a laugh (stupid as some of those movies are, I like mindless!) [​IMG]
     
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    I have a Bichon Frise. Does that count? [​IMG]
     
  3. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
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    hmnn. If its not yappy and it plays hard, mebbe. I havent ever really known anyway that weren't housebound porker yapsters, but isnt this as prejudiced as the kind of silliness of people who don't know my big beautiful poodle-dog . . .?

    Of course PICTURES might prove your case.
     
  4. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thats a good question-- it looks kinda like a poodle buts it has a differnt name [​IMG]
     
  5. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
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    Quote:Honestly, correct poodle coats are the exception, rather than the rule. They're tough to find. And you were spot-on about them needing extra protection in extreme cold, but it's more a matter of the lack of body-fat than it is the hair. And I don't think that just getting a poodle "fatter" would help--I think it has to be that special layer of subcutaneous fat like Labs and Chessies have. Good thing there are neoprene vests!

    We can't do trials, but we CAN do hunt tests. My husband actually hopes to run into other hunters during duck season who will laugh at his poodle, so that then he can show them what a poodle can do! [​IMG] So far, he has zero interest in hunt tests, but maybe that will change, or maybe I can do that with her one day.

    ETA: Poodles of all sizes HAVE retained their webbed toes, just like Labs et al, thankfully! This is not to say they're all great natural swimmers, because they're not. Some have to be taught.
     
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  6. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

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    Quote:Dude, that dog is a mushpot. There ain't a mean bone in his body. Quit posturing. [​IMG]
     
  7. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Dude, that dog is a mushpot. There ain't a mean bone in his body. Quit posturing. [​IMG]

    Mushpot?! So far this week he's eaten three poodles, a bichon frieze, two chinese crested powder puffs, a maltese, four pekingese and a yorkshire terrier. Also the paper boy is missing.
     
  8. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AAAGHH!! you just about covered everyone here......me with the chinese cresteds. Except mine are nekkid.......
    Thing is, I would get a little saddle, and my little 12 pounder would ride him like a pony. [​IMG] lol
     
  9. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here he is chowing down on some kind of terrier:

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  10. camjac

    camjac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would SO rather deal with no hair in the house and no slobber! [​IMG] Just kidding, but seriously! I had great danes previously and there is just slobber everywhere (on the walls, on the furniture, on the floors)!!! [​IMG]

    Watching over the girls
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    Just looking soooooooo pretty!
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    I know this makes him look like a sissy but I just love this picture!!
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    Gratuitous kid shot [​IMG]
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    Really, people have such a misunderstanding of poodles. They are so active and intelligent and love their people. Any time I am out with him I am stopped and asked questions and I always take the time to inform people of the breed. I have not met one person yet that knew that they were bred as water retrievers! :eek: I think that they are used to seeing the small toy and miniature and we don't see many standards where we are that they generalize the breed.
     
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