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    Nova Scotia Duck Tollers

    Eh, I'm sticking with my one experience where the Toller was border collie-like. And I say that as someone who has owned BCs. Seems like a lot of variation in the breed.
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    So called "wolf hybrids"

    Hey, I have no answer to your question, just wanted to say that maybe my sister's yellowed eyed huge pawed black lab is part wolf. :rofl1: jokes. But in all seriousness...tell your friend to read Part Wild by Ceiridwen Terrill. Heartbreaking and one of my favourite non fiction books of all...
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    Nova Scotia Duck Tollers

    I can't wait to hear responses from Toller people here because I LOVE this breed. When I lived in Ontario, I went to a trainer who bred wonderful tollers. They were beautiful, biddable, lovely-tempered animals. Strangely (or maybe not?) most tollers I met outside that situation were not so...
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    Describe your dog(s) in 3 words

    Independant, hilarious, persuasive
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    What should my Next Dog be?

    The whole time I read it I just thought some sweet, low maintenence shelter mix (since you indicated you'd go that route anyway). I don't think breed would really matter. If you were to get a purebred...what about a cavalier? I think that checks off most your boxes except potentially the...
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    Gusto's DNA Test

    I love him. I love the white line down the black face. My boy looks like that too. But he's a chihuahua jack Russell cross so I'll guess something else for yours haha I'm going to say...border collie boxer.
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    Tricks and Training

    See, don't sell yourself short. My dog knows some pretty impressive (to me)tricks like weaving through legs, beg, bang you're dead, giddy up (where he stands on my feet with his two from paws and walks with me as I go forward). But do you think I can teach him this? How did you do it? He...
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    What is Mysti?

    She is stunning. Looks very similar to my old schipperke, but she's way too big too be one. Given their lack of popularity i would also say even a mix is unlikely but you never know. My guess is Spitz cross of some kind though! Regardless, just gorgeous.
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    The one that got away?

    What's that? Oh, just allergies...(sobs)
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    Spin off: have you ever adopted/kept a dog using your heart exclusively?

    Ps sorry to go off topic... Can you explain how you tied that string around him to make a harness (purple)? My mom's chihuahua has collapsing trachea but hates the heaviness of a real harness for walks.
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    Spin off: have you ever adopted/kept a dog using your heart exclusively?

    Hahahaha oh my goodness I LOVE Ru!!!!!!!! Is that pink photo photoshopped or is he dyed that colour? So cute. I hope I didn't come off a certain way in my question. Regret is a strong word. I guess I'm over thinking things and worrying about what kind of life the dog would be happier...
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    Spin off: have you ever adopted/kept a dog using your heart exclusively?

    ...did you ever regret it? Or if regret is too strong a word, feel that maybe you might have been happier being more logical, or inserting some logic in there? I'm talking despite the logical reasons it wouldnt work, you did it anyway. Spinoff on the one that got away thread. My story...
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    SCOttie dog collectors

    I think you're right about a candy dish, that's the first thing I thought when I saw it. I think it's missing it's lid though. My grandmother had a glass candy dish elephant that looked almost exactly the same in design, and it's supposed to have a glass lid that completes the animal's...
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    Daily Dog Meals - Raw Feeding

    Hey Julee I'm just wondering if heart gives your dog's diarrhea ever? My guy is teeny and though I found a source, I'm not sure if I could feed him something bone in at the same time to offset the richness of the heart without overfeeding. Any words of wisdom? :) thanks. Love the...
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    Pepper and her secret Santa gift

    Awww her "baby" looks well loved ;)
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    Citronella collar experiences?

    Thanks for the response Sparrow! Wow that's a pretty clever dog :)
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    Update on Dekka

    What great news! :)
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    Citronella collar experiences?

    Hello, Fostering a chihuahua. He's wonderful, but a barker, and husband works nights so daytime barking needs to be kept to a minimum. Will definitely work on training but for those times I'm at work during the day and husband is sleeping...well, would a citronella collar be appropriate? Any...
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    Keeping a dog with you during university!

    I think it would be great to give it a try and see if it works out. You'll know by the end of the semester if it was too stressful, so it's nice to have your mom as backup. Just keep in the back of your mind that sometimes roommates won't take care of your dog the way you would, or don't have...
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    Which should I choose?

    I'm not sure about the Sussex! My grandfather had them and I personally wouldn't call them particularly low energy. He hunted with them, and my mother remembers back before fencing was the norm, and those dogs would roam all day and accompany my grandpa at the farm before curling up for the...