A nation of dog lovers?
6 Posts Last Activity 01/01/2017
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We British pide ourselves on our love of animals dogs in particular. Yet in this country of dog lovers vile acts of cruelty occur. So should we claim to be a nation of dog lovers?
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Hello from Swansea
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I am new to this, just saying I am new to forums. Hello everyone. My companion is a 4 year old Bichon Frise, Molly. We have just moved into the Swansea area and looking forward to meeting some new friends.
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Rude dogs and their owners
2 Posts Last Activity 11/10/2016
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Taking my little jack russell Molly for a lovely walk across the park the other day I saw on the other side of the field a lovely big giant poodle. My Molls is very friendly and is always happy to make friends so off she went to explore, the other dog put its head up sniffed the air and began to run towards us I soon realised that it was heading straight for me! Now I am all of 5ft tall and my sisters very rude german shepherd has taken me off my feet a couple of times! I stood firm and braised myself when it arrived its paws landing on my chest then leapt up again and again! luckily I wasn't knocked over but I stood there covered in mud and pretty cheesed off! The owner then turns up just laughed and walked off! I was gobsmacked I thought how rude!
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Collies
13 Posts Last Activity 23/07/2016
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I don't know what category this fits in, but does anyone else live with Border Collies? I have three here. A blue merle boy, a non descriptor bitch and their son a seal. Better friends than most humans - they can be trusted.
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Border Collies
3 Posts Last Activity 24/12/2016
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I think Border Collies are wonderful! Does anyone else?
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Small dogs on holiday
1 Posts Last Activity 24/12/2016
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I used to travel solo very cheaply staying at youth hostels all over the country, I now have a very small Dod that cannot stay in the hostels so I don't know where is cheap accommodation for one and a tiny dog, any ideas?
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Calling all Chorkie dog owners!
4 Posts Last Activity 19/03/2016
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Does any one have a chorkie dog? mine is four months old, I got her three weeks before Christmas and we have bonded together very quickly as she is so adorable.
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Looking to re-home a small dog
11 Posts Last Activity 12/11/2016
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Hi Everyone. I am looking for a small dog to re-home. We live in Warboys, Cambs. My wife suffers from a long term illness and I care for her full time. The Dr has advised that a small dog would be good therapy and would motivate her to go for walks more often. If you know of anything like a Dachshund/Maltese/Jack Russell or crosses of these, please let me know. Thanks William MacLean 07786568200
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2 new members of our family.
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Well since I last looked in, my daughter has acquired 2 new companions. In the form of a couple of chihuahua pups. 100% pure bred, kennel club registered. Etc. Etc. They cost her almost £2000 for the pair! A male and female from different litters, but they get along fine together. It has always been her dream to own a couple of Chi's. So she is extremely happy. And they are the most cutest thing you ever saw. Btw. Hi to anyone who has responded to any of my posts. I'm finding it extremely difficult to Keep up with the threads as they seem to keep jumping to different dates within the thread!
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Dangerous Dog related safety for the public and environment
30 Posts Last Activity 07/01/2017
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I am currently raising awareness of dog attacks and what laws need to be in place.I have kept dogs all my life and experience of German Shepherds down to tiny Yorkshire Terriers. All were highly trained and under good management. Safety in the home was paramount for the family and visitors.Since the influx of dangerous breeds there has been a huge rise in dog attacks and deaths of those both in the home and out in the community.My research of how best to control dogs better in focus groups and street questionnaires. I have now out completed a potential''green paper'' for Government legislation and would like to put this before all Silversurfers of the forum for feed back and suggestions. (1) Listing 10 most dangerous breeds such as Akitas/GSD/Husky/Pitbulls/Staffordshire BT and the rest that need proper training and restrictions. (2)Dog Licences that should cost £15.00 for dangerous and large dogs regardless of breeds and to include 'Hybrids' and large Mongrels where one breed can be defined (3)Ear tags as in cattle that identify dangerous breeds or 'in ear marking by Vets (4) Every dog micro chipped number added to the yearly Electoral List and including dog licence ref number (5) Muzzle straps to be used on all dangerous dogs and those that pose danger to the public at all times.A standing fine to be issued for none-conforming.owners.of £60 and a written warning by the Council Offices responsible for safety of environment (6)PCSO's in the community to check up on owners as they have little else in their roles which would build confidence of the public to be protected owing to bad owners. (7)A certificate of basic training CBT through Rescue Centres who are skilled at training.The fee could range from £10 to £20 depending on large and medium dogs of the dangerous breeds and the rescue centres can benefit from the fees. Minimum training over a 8 to 10 week period or longer if the owner is struggling.Example of this was demonstrated by me in 1988.I attended a 12 week course of training my GSD where I had to travel on the bus-turn up in the rain/snow/hail and the rest.Complete obstacle course and close ear to ear commands.To complete the training period a certificate with a Rosette would encourage more people to take part and confidence to carry on with their training and a sense of pride of their dogs (8) More Council Officers as Dog Wardens with a proper run centres and emergency numbers available for dogs on the loose and attacks by dogs.It should not just be the responsibllity of the RSPCA who have neither the funds nor enough Officers to work 24 hours to protect the public.We should see more ASPCA centres that are able to act immediately as in America. (9)Those that behave irresponsible and their dogs that have attacked a member of the public should face serious fines and barred from keeping a dog for at least 5yrs and the dog to be confiscated.Sadly some of these dogs can not be re-homed and sadly we have to be prepared that it may be necessary for the dog to be put to sleep (10)Lottery funding to be diverted in to more Rescue centres to be built and funded.We as the public have the right to be protected and dogs that attack need to be removed for the safety of others. This is not a exhaustible list and amendments should be added through statistical information I welcome all thoughts and further suggestions for and against these suggestions
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