Posting for a friend; Rat Terrier mama had to have emergency surgery on her pancreas. 7 pups born at day 54, surviving but will be in need of colostrum.
Please call Electra Blair - 802-371-8427 , cross post please
Picking pups, my choice or the breeders
I've not picked any of my own dogs; they've all been picked by the breeder/agreed upon by myself, 3/5 have worked out fine.
Indy (BYB APBT) - puppy that was being beaten up by his mom, "breeder" owed my gf a favour; she said Do you still want your...
Dora is back at her breeders for a little bit.
Diamond passed away from a wild animal attack very shortly after we got her (RIP Little One)
Diamond already throws her weight around; she's 13 lbs at 4 mos, Jiggs is 20 lbs at nearly 2 years; she bum checks him while running; he moves a foot!
I think it's very much a terrier thing (although little dogs can be a-holes about being moved too).
Jiggs is my worst, he sleeps under the covers (his choice) and if another dog/human touches him from outside the covers; he sounds like he's going to tear you a new one -- never has bitten; just...
Lethal White Overo in horses is linked to the white colour though; but my understanding is it's a development in parallel with the colour. The syndrome has deafness, and intestinal issues noted in horses and similar syndromes with similar affectations are found in rats and humans.
I've been reading Killion's book; like it. Been reading her blog, nice. But her suggestion is clicker = food (calmer mind) and then a different noise for toy reward.
My problem; low/no food drive dog, that is going to get ramped for a toy, and I need focus; that is where our problem lies (if...
Dora - Boerboel - Fine in parallel with other dogs, both on/off-leash, has definite friends both male/female, neutered/intact, has a definite space bubble that she will enforce. Problem - other dog HAS to submit; she doesn't do well with dominant dogs (same as her).
Jiggs - Rat Terrier - Again...