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by daffodil
17 Nov 2010, 10:57
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: labradoodle on Many Tears
Replies: 5
Views: 1286

Re: labradoodle on Many Tears

It is quite shocking how many dogs there are being advertised as in need of new homes. Less than 18 months ago, we fell in love with Lottie, a dalmatian but we were unsuitable as she needed a secure garden without shared access (although rarely used) and in hindsight she might have been better livin...
by daffodil
16 Nov 2010, 00:07
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Blood Everywhere
Replies: 12
Views: 934

Re: Blood Everywhere

Didn't know about the cornflour tip, many thanks! I have been advised to use saltwater to clean wounds so now I have step 1 & 2 so I'll be well prepared but finger crossed we have been lucky on the accident prone front lately... Your very lucky he coughed it up, Buster swallowed his sock and it took...
by daffodil
15 Nov 2010, 23:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bruno - please stop growing!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: Bruno - please stop growing!!!!

Been in your shoes lol! Rule No 1: Just think of him as 'vertically challenged' Rule No 2: Buy several paddlocks to fit all cupboards for the next 6 months Rule No 3: Become a convincing & accomplished liar by practising the following words in a mirror: 'Big? Is he really, we haven't really noticed....
by daffodil
15 Nov 2010, 23:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puppy or Dog?
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: Puppy or Dog?

Strange as it may seem for Buster he stopped being a pup at 18 months when the recall and training all started to pay dividends. The first signs of mellowing seemed to be around 14/15 months but he's big and told large/giant breeds mature at 18 months/2 years. Occasionally I do slip up when praising...
by daffodil
10 Nov 2010, 11:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I ask a question??!! F1B's
Replies: 50
Views: 4897

Re: Can I ask a question??!! F1B's

This stuff makes me so mad! Part of the reason I don't really come on this forum.. How can you have other posts with people announcing breeding/puppies and everyone runs to congratulate them and then other posts by less known members and everyone flocks to tell them to stop?! What's the difference?...
by daffodil
10 Nov 2010, 11:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I ask a question??!! F1B's
Replies: 50
Views: 4897

Re: Can I ask a question??!! F1B's

OH!! We also have a goldfish called Penny, she was won at Yarm Fair 3yrs ago and is still just swimming, swimming, swimming!!
LOL
by daffodil
07 Nov 2010, 21:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I ask a question??!! F1B's
Replies: 50
Views: 4897

Re: Can I ask a question??!! F1B's

I'm not completely against breeding but responsible breeding. I would only advise you to do what I myself would do we had decided not to castrate Buster. I think your starting point is: (1) Rigorously health test Lucy prior to contemplating allowing her to produce a litter. Hip & eye scoring on both...
by daffodil
07 Nov 2010, 21:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: F1Bs Learning more all the time.
Replies: 20
Views: 1635

Re: F1Bs Learning more all the time.

my muerhy is an f1b and hes really heavy set, hes a hefa, 28in to shoulder and around 42kgs, but he is more thick set than his siblings that i see, he has a coat which i have had cut, but i dont really need to just he gets really scruffy looking, its a longish scruffy not a fleecy, and he moults li...
by daffodil
06 Nov 2010, 20:44
Forum: Pet Insurance
Topic: Insurance??!!
Replies: 17
Views: 18032

Re: Insurance??!!

I thought so also, but can't be without insurance cover. Someone I know in the park has an 18 months minature pincher and has life cover for £50 a month. Don't know who she is with but I was under the impression the bigger the dog (size) the higher the cost of insurance, so who said size doesn't mat...
by daffodil
06 Nov 2010, 20:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have your say!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 2186

Re: Have your say!!!

Now listen, there's no use complaining we 've been diddled just like by the banks but the only difference is all the reasons you've put forward weren't in small red print at the bottom of the contract when you got the doodle :D
by daffodil
06 Nov 2010, 19:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: thanks, you've all played a part in giving Alfie a new start
Replies: 21
Views: 1524

Re: thanks, you've all played a part in giving Alfie a new start

Sounds to me you have been on a long journey, some of the behaviours you point to really echo as we felt with Buster we are the blind leading the blind and assessing whether he'd responded. Its evident from the way you write you love him tremendously and know what you mean 'no dog household', that d...
by daffodil
06 Nov 2010, 19:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: eating grass !
Replies: 8
Views: 976

Re: eating grass !

So glad to hear we are not alone. Buster started and has continued, he has a good diet and we even give him cooked vegetables mixed with his normal meals but it just seems he likes his greens lol. I think mine is the latter from the link you posted, I wonder if he'll continue this behaviour when he'...
by daffodil
06 Nov 2010, 19:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: we passed ... the smallest, but, first bit !!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1254

Re: we passed ... the smallest, but, first bit !!!

Congratulations, half the battle is won. I'm sure everyone here will be keeping our fingers and paws crossed for you for the 2 day assessment.

Daffodil :D
by daffodil
03 Nov 2010, 19:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bruno's at the groomers now for his first trim
Replies: 29
Views: 1399

Re: Bruno's at the groomers now for his first trim

Bruno is only a puppy, I expect he was frightened. Don't take it to heart, some people just don't understand doodles :shock: Wendy + Kizzie She's right you know. In your situation before, all the groomers except one 'do labradoodles', apparently 'its too much work for the money' was a common phrase...
by daffodil
03 Nov 2010, 19:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have your say!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 2186

Re: Have your say!!!

Oh I'm so glad I'm not alone then... :lol: Buster was a 'little S&^t' [mind the french] today by doing what could only be described as 'crafting'. Landlady & builder came over, what did he do on his way back to the house? Find the muddiest series of puddles in the park, ran like a racehorse through ...