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Old 01-25-2009, 11:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Aw, y'all keep postin' dem pikchures an' you git me all cryin'.
Our Amstaff isn't in the overweight class, but he does weigh in at an even 40kg (88lbs). That's 40kg of muscle (OK, about 20% is skull bone), not a gram of fat or fluff on him. Dominant, alpha-wannabe, but lowest in our home's pecking order, even below the cat.
His mom is very strong and hyperactive, he's very strong and lazy. When I take him to the woods to run in the morning, he just passes me, gets in front, and slows down. Likes to snore. Loves sunshine (summer) and radiator (winter).
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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We've got a couple of Maremmas, our 9 month old male is around 90lbs now. Our female Suzie is almost 2 and is around 80lbs but built basically like a wolf. Lanky and pretty quick, Enzo will be a bit stockier but is still surprisingly fast. Both of them mouse as well as I think the breed is not that far removed from wolves, having dew claws, single file foot prints. They keep our goats and chickens from being coyote food and do a good job of it.
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My last dog was pure-bred mutt. ~45 lbs and sweet as could be. We think she was some kind of terrier mix, but more of a small Labrador shape and fur.

Currently, we're taking care of my fiance's Shih Tzu, which she left with her grandma so she had someone to take care of. Goofy little cock-eyed hairball and more likely to lick you to death than anything. She acts more like a cat than a dog at times, climbing on top of the cushions on the back of the couch and does a purr-like snoring sound when she's happy.
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"My" dog is my parents' neighbour's golden lab Sydney. What a sweetie. When she was little, she would get so excited to see me she'd bound through the neighbour's veggie patch to the fence to get some love (and hopefully a walk).

So frequent was that run to see me that neighbour ended up giving up entirely on that strip of the garden and laid down flagstones to the fence. For the dog. "The schmooze path", as it became known.

Don't have a pic on my computer of her though.

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Old 01-26-2009, 04:12 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Shih-Tzu's have a "flap" in their sinus cavity that kind of resembles the hangy-ball thing in the back of your human mouth. When they get excited, heavy breathing causes it to vibrate, making a "snoring" sound. Some people consider this a dog purring.

This would come from working at a kennel with my dad on and off for a year to get gas money for my first car.

The sweetest dogs there (at the kennel) were Cocker Spaniels. They were the first ones to sit and wait for their food, they were the first ones to wait at the door patiently to be let out for their 'run time', etc. I've always wanted one for a pet, but they're pretty high maintenance "dolly" dogs.

Instead, I think I'll get another Boxer... they're puppies for life.
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Well, since the Shihtzus were dragged into the mess...



17 pounds of viciousness... She thinks she is as big as the Mastiff. Climbs up the back of my recliner and sleeps there when I'm in it. LOVES to lick feet (I can't stand that to be honest...). But she sounds off like crazy while the Mastiff is usually quiet.

My primitive camera doesn't preflash so I either get redeye, to demon dogs eyes...
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Ok, seriously, does anyone know what is up with the Shih Tzu licking thing? It started with feet when she was about the size her head is now, and now she'll lick anything for as long as she can (like when we can't take constant slurping sound and yell at her) like table legs, carpet, pillows, blankets, walls... It's crazy!

And since I'm working from home today - here's a picture of our little furball:
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Ok, seriously, does anyone know what is up with the Shih Tzu licking thing?
Maybe she doesn't have enough salt in her diet? Sweaty feet are a good source of salt...
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This is Penny, our 2yo Vizsla mix, she's right at 50lbs.






And this is Juno, our 2yo German Shorthaired Pointer, she was 33lbs when we adopted her two weeks ago, but she needs to be up around 42-45lbs. She's probably up to around 37ish now.


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