What kind of dog do you have?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by 10 point, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Sword

    Sword Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got an old fat beagle named Zephie

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    Zephie's opinion of your opinion.

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    Ready for take-off!

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  2. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have three rescues from the local shelter, all rescued as adults and all get along beautifully with our poultry!

    We have Flash, chicken nanny extraordinaire, and a Basset Hound:

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    Gracie, best chicken herder in the world, a black Border Collie:

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    Doodle, our Basset/Beagle (Bagles, they call them) mix. Personally, I think he's an alien:

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  3. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got a Great Pyrenees 2 weeks ago, her name is Cassie. She is now 10 weeks old and a real sweetheart. Here's a pic of on-the-job training [​IMG]
     
  4. forrestacres

    forrestacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a Patterdale Terrier. Her name is Keira.

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  5. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chinese Crested [Simon Mykyl] [​IMG]
     
  6. BarbG

    BarbG Out Of The Brooder

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    Two English Shepherds. This breed is extremely smart and excels at herding - my two will learn chickens beginning at the end of March when my first batch of peeps arrive.
     
  7. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

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    Rocky, the Boston Terrier who picks up weekend shifts as a short order cook
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    Gracie, the American Bulldog - my best friend and the most awesome dog on the planet [​IMG]
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  8. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    Keep the pics coming! [​IMG]
     
  9. dirtsaver

    dirtsaver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are our babies. They are Brittanys.
    Claire is on the left. Chase is on the right

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    Chase in prison!

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    Claire in her innocent mode !

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    Both the kids ready for their Christmas picture! This is the one we used on our Christmas card this year.

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  10. AinaWGSD

    AinaWGSD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two white german shepherds; Tatsu (red collar in back) and Aina (blue collar in front)
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    Don't mind the foam on Aina's jaw, this pic. was taken an hour into an hour and a half hike.

    Aina is my first dog ever. She was sort of an impulse adoption December 2001. We were out Christmas shopping with my brother in law and my husband and his brother wanted to go to Best Buy. Having no interest in electronics or movies and not wanting to be stranded there forever with two tech geeks, they dropped me off at Petsmart where a local rescue was having an adoption day. I met a different dog that I fell in love with and by the time I had talked myself out of getting a dog I had managed to talk DH into it! We lived in a small apartment at the time and weren't planning to get a dog until we had a house of our own. At 11 years old (at least, possibly more) she's just starting to slow down and it makes me sad to see her starting to get muscle wasted and having a harder time getting up after a day of playing. But she's still going strong. When the chickens were chicks I think she would have really liked to eat them, but was convinced (without me saying or doing anything in particular) that I would really hurt her if she did. Now she mostly ignores them, except to follow them around waiting for them to leave her hot little "treats" [​IMG]

    Tatsu we got partly as a companion for Aina when we knew her best doggie friend would be moving away soon. We drove up to WI to pick him up from rescue as a 14 week old puppy. We had been looking for a 2 year old male, but then DH fell for the adorable puppies on the rescue's website. It took Aina a few days to decide he was alright, but after that he was her puppy and she would give other dogs dirty looks when they tried to wrestle with him. His foster mom told us the night before we drove up, "I hope you like hyper puppies." DH and I wondered that there could possibly be any other kind. Turns out there is, and Tatsu was just about the most mellow puppy I've ever met. Does it count as a distraction in obedience class if your dog doesn't notice it? He would really like to chase the chickens when they do run, but the rest of the time they gang up on him. Seriously, my cross-beak hen walked right up to him and pecked him on the nose while he was standing on 3 legs peeing once! He helps me round them up when they are loose and I have to catch them (as opposed to just shaking the treat bowl and having them come running).
     

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