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    04-02-2012, 02:01 PM
  #21
Green Broke
First, bless you for adopting dogs that somebody else didn't want. Secondly, when you get a dog from a shelter you don't KNOW the temperment of the parents, which they pass on, so you don't know what they are capable of until you've lived with them for awhile. When I was looking for a friend for my GS/Collie cross, "Xena", (1998-2008, RIP), who wouldn't kill rabbits, chickens, and even tried to guard a baby robin who had fallen from a nest. She even pouted when we had to kill baby possums who were hiding when we shot their mother, who was hanging out scaring my cats, in the barn.
I got a 5yo GS from a shelter. He seemed nice enough. He wanted us to love on him, and wanted training. This was a Friday. He tried to kill 2 of my cats and attacked one of my horses in his stall. This guy was young enough that he still pee'd squatting. Monday I took him back to the shelter, in a crate. Somebody had ruined this young dog, and he had no place on my property.
I got my 2 dogs as 8 week old puppies. "Rose," is an (almost) 5yo Husky/GSxBorder Collie mix, and I got her from the owner of the bitch. "Pygma" was 1/8 in a free litter dumped at the horse auction. It was January, bitter cold, and nobody had taken even one puppy. I couldn't stand that so I picked her, and, 4 1/2 years later I still own her. She is (the best we can figure) Lab/GSxPitbull. She is a great watchdog but she bristles, barks, backpedals and lets Rose do the dirty work. She is wary of ALL strangers, but if my friend will sit down and visit for about an hour, she will flip their arm up to be petted, and then she makes fast/forever friends.
Last summer my cat brought home a stray that someone had dumped, 1 1/2yo miniature schnauzer, hungry, dirty, needing worming/clipping/
Spaying and STARVED for love. We had her only 3 days and she was jumping in our laps, let her carry her around upside down, and sleeping in a crate trying SO hard to be good enough so we wouldn't dump her, too. I don't need a little dog, but my friend, who also had the same kind of dog, adopted her and her dogs both get along fine, now.
It's in the breeding and in the training. IMO, you cannot make a blanket statement about any breed of dog, or breed of horse, for that matter.
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    04-03-2012, 01:59 AM
  #22
Green Broke
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This was our rottweiler Jake, we had him for 11 1/2 years. He was a great dog who loved kids and women especially. Jake died on July 8th 2007. I still miss him very much.
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    04-03-2012, 12:55 PM
  #23
Yearling
Horselovenlady, that picture brought back memories of one of my first dogs, a little rottie female named Midnight, poor girl fell off a steep embankment and injured her back she was never the same after. Had to be put down only 11 months old, no trainer or person could work through her fears after.
     
    04-03-2012, 01:01 PM
  #24
Green Broke
Correction: The young GS was 5 MONTHS old, not 5yo.
     
    04-03-2012, 06:20 PM
  #25
Green Broke
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Horselovenlady, that picture brought back memories of one of my first dogs, a little rottie female named Midnight, poor girl fell off a steep embankment and injured her back she was never the same after. Had to be put down only 11 months old, no trainer or person could work through her fears after.
How sad!! I'm so sorry! It's never easy to lose any animal but it's always sadder when a young one is lost.
     
    04-03-2012, 08:16 PM
  #26
Yearling
I was only 9 or so when it happened every picture we have of her kids are hanging off her, or hugging or something. She diffidently left me with a love of the breed though, one day I'll own another. All the neighbors kids and my friends loved her, she also had her tail so many people didn't believe she was a rottie outside of her colors.
     
    04-09-2012, 07:39 PM
  #27
Green Broke
Had to share a few videos of Chloe this afternoon..Please excuse the "dog talk", lol I didn't realize how bad it was until I watched the videos..and yes, I'm calling the deaf dog.. Go figure..


And then Chloe and the kittens..She doesn't get the concept that they aren't "her's"..She will clean them and sleep with them..

Chloe and the Kittens 4/9/12 - YouTube
     
    04-10-2012, 10:42 AM
  #28
Started
Haha mommy cat was like chloe get away from my kittens I am not coming near you lol hahah to cute love chloe :)
     
    04-19-2012, 08:17 AM
  #29
Yearling
Aww Chloe is adorable, I wuv her!!
     
    04-19-2012, 09:38 AM
  #30
Started
I don't have a Pitt, but my boyfriend's family does. Sweetest dog ever, friendliest and loves to be petted and loved on... his only problem is that he gets super excited at times...

And when he gets excited, he gets rambunctious.

Yesterday I was over there with another friend and my boyfriend. We were playing around, wrestling, and the Pitt got all excited and tried to jump in... ended up and bit me by accident while trying to grab my pants leg... nothing major, and I don't blame him for getting all excited... We were being pretty loud and action-y ourselves... lol...
     
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