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Discussion in 'Community' started by joetronic, May 6, 2005.
I have a new puppy. His name is Chico and he is a 9 week old Boston Terrier. Isn't he adorable.
Nice... good luck over the next 6 months!
He's a cutie.
i love dogs, hes adorable, have fun while training him, but dont be too harsh!!!
my family just got another kitten to go along with our cat and dog, should be interesting to see how this plays out... they named him Lucifer too...great...
Cute little Boston U have there
Neuter early and reduce his risk of testicular cancer (to zero%). Plus you'll be reducing the dog/cat overpopulation problem in the process. Neuters can be done very early by competent Vets. Call your local SPCA for a list of Vets that have spay/neuter specialists on staff.
Kylie is a 3 month old Australian Shepherd and Border Collie mix. She just came home with us last Sunday.
Edit: Duplicate post. Still, quite a cute dog - hope you enjoy!
Thank you Mr. Barker.
No, really, good points. Plus, a neutered dog is a calmer dog, which will be better for you in the long run.
Awww. Is she in addition to the one in your 'tar?
Yes, my 'tar is Buddy. He's a 10 year old Australian Shepherd. He lost his half-sister to an extended battle with cancer on April 21st. He was totally lost without her. We were going to wait a month or so before considering a new companion, but an opportunity presented itself much sooner, and we couldn't pass Kylie up. Buddy is starting to come back around, slowly.
We already have a Golden and a Huski. They were both rescues and took like two years of training to get them back to normal. they were both three years(human) at time of rescue.
Bostons are known for praticaly housebreaking themselfs. he has only had one accident so far in three days, and this was only a trickle while rough houseing with me. We plan to neuter at 5 months. We have a vet we deal with on a regular basis. He gets his second set of shots may 9th, so that will be fun to see how he deals with needles. The Huski (Yuki) is horrable afraid of them, making a vet visit very hard on both My wife and myself, and even worse for him. the Golden (Kioshi) takes them like a true champ, she's a tuff little bugger.
This is our first dog that was not a rescue, so we are looking forward to a easy puppyhood. Chico could be a spawn of satan and still be easier to train then Yuki or Kioshi. We had a pit bull rescue die last year of Testicular cancer. We only had him a few weeks after we rescued him from a dog fighting ring busted by the SPCA, so we are fully aware of the risks.
by the way. this is the first Boston I have seen with one blue eye and one brown. they are normaly both brown. He is not having vision problems in the blue eye either (had it checked) witch is odd since most blue eyed dogs are blind in the blue eye.
Thanks for all the comments
joetronic: I hope you don't think I was hijacking your thread; I took the thread title as sort of generic. When I saw it, I couldn't resist sharing Kylie's pic, too.
Anyway, I appreciate the effort it takes to rescue an adult dog or cat, and you should be commended. There aren't enough people that are willing to do the heavy lifting involved in caring for these animals. I know Yuki and Kioshi understand how lucky they are to have found you.
awww so cute
Didnt think that at all. Your baby is cute too. are they as wild as the stories I have heard. I have heard they are little devils.
Thank you. I love animals more than I like most people, and it really burns me to see them mistreated. the first one (beagle that is no longer with us) was a pitty rescue, and it has exploded from there. I have rescued and rehabilitated 9 dogs since I was 13 now. three with my current wife. Most of them were rehabilitated and put up for adoption after a very long and deep screening prosses. We still have contact with all owners(part of adoption prosses is we keep in touch and do random checks to see it all is good.) My wife Shannon is starting a actual rescue and getting a biulding to do this. She would have volunteers and all as well. Their are a few already lined up. She would kinda work hand and hand with the Adams County PA SPCA, and the Carroll County MD Humain Society.
Anyone else here have and pics they would like to share?
woo! doggy post!
http://satansam.co.uk/ftp/treacle.JPG is my grans dog Treacle who we look after a few months every year when shes abroad. unfortunately the little blighter wee's everywhere! and its only in our house too. shes part Shitzu, dont know the rest!
http://satansam.co.uk/ftp/muffy.jpg is my dog Muffy! had her for a good 8 years now, shes quite old now, about 13, but still in brilliant health! certainly one of the most unusual looking dogs ive seen, a mix between a Poodle and a Bedlington Terrior.
your dog looks cute its all down to the eyes for me, those sad puppy eyes. hah. im so mental over dogs...
Well, they are shepherd breeds, which equates to lots of energy and endurance, as well as being protective. They need plenty of space and exercise, otherwise you can expect them to be a bit wired and nervous. We have a good size spread here, so they get to run around to their hearts' content. Buddy hikes with us, as Kylie will soon.
I'm with you there, all the way.
Kudos to you both and best of luck with your project!
My puppy, 'Mouse', at ~5 weeks:
He is about 7 weeks old now.
Puppy's are great! Make sure you spend a lot of time with them for the next 6 months working on training him - it will pay for itself many fold later.
Here's a pic of my dog, Marley, when she was a puppy 5 years ago...
awww... That's cute. Those are some big ears .
Nice dog, and yes, make sure that you get your dog sterilized. Much better for you in the long run...
From the start...
...this thread has been unbearably cute.
My partner really wants to get a dachshund - seeing all of these puppy photos is starting to make me think that a new canine companion to our current feline residents (2) in the apartment might be rather fun.
Although, I confess that whenever I see really tiny dogs, I always think about what their puppies would look like if they were bred with really huge dogs, you know, like a chiuawa (sp?) and a St. Bernard or a toy poodle with a german shephard.
Cute dog. I guess the only word of advice I can give you when training is always to heap loads of praise on him. Never shout at or hit your dog. Ever. Dogs are very forgiving creatures and sometimes you have to be firm with them, but also remember to treat them with respect and love, and they will always return the favor back. That's pretty much it.
All very true - dogs are really wonderful animals.
Thanks for posting the pictures. I think that Chico, Kylie, Mouse, & Marley are all very cute. The puppy stage is such a fun time. It takes a lot of work to do it correctly.
Cool pups, everybody! I need a companion.