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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 15,670

    mine is 9.5 years old, and sometimes he still acts like a puppy (especially when out in the snow), but in a good way.

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  • ventureventure Central PAPosts: 537
    edited February 12

    @Michaell@Edmunds said: While I don't have labs myself - I've got three dachshunds

    Ahhhh. Dachshunds. My daughter has a wiener dog. It's supposed to be a long-hair miniature, but it's way bigger. When you walk in the door he gets all wiggly and glad to see you. He will follow you around the house. Eventually you realize he is just looking for food and you are fresh.

    When we run into someone who has a dachshund, the conversation almost always gets to, "What's the strangest thing he ate?" They will eat almost anything...and I mean anything.

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  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,025

    @mako1a said: Our Lab mix, Frankie was wagging his tail next to the Christmas tree. Ornaments, garland and lights started swinging until my wife shouted...Frankie, stop being so happy. It made his tail slow down and made me laugh like crazy.

    Our 17lb Shi Tzu is also named Frankie. I wanted Rocco, but was denied that request!

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  • jmonroejmonroe Pittsburgh areaPosts: 5,540

    @tjc78 said: Our 17lb Shi Tzu is also named Frankie. I wanted Rocco, but was denied that request!

    I have to go along with Mrs. tjc on this one. Naming a Shi Tzu, Rocco, is like calling someone who is 6’ 10’’ shorty. Saying a Hyundai is a luxury car regardless of the model…saying German cars are reliable when they are 7 years old…saying it’s the Cadillac of TV’s when it’s an Admiral. It just doesn’t fit. The best way to turn a small dog into a snack is to let it think it’s the badest pooch on the block.

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  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 8,039

    @jmonroe said: Naming a Shi Tzu, Rocco, is like calling someone who is 6’ 10’’ shorty.

    I know someone with an English Mastiff named Daisy. Although she is huge, her personality is much more Daisy than Bertha.

  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,546

    You guys are just a wealth of knowledge. Thinking of getting a Pug. Any thoughts on them?

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 15,670
    edited February 12

    pugs are cute, but look into breathing issues (not having a snout and all). I think they are more "hang out" dogs as opposed to "active adventure" dogs.

    Now, if you want cute, a Puggle (especially a puppy) is the most adorable thing ever.

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 11,805

    @stickguy said: Hope this helps.

    Yes it does, as I said we have an opportunity to get a lab and my wife is very interested. I on the other hand am sort of lukewarm on the ideal, sure it would be nice to have another dog but I really don't think any dog would be able to take the place of Sophie (my rat terrier that we had to put to sleep a year ago). But I am letting my wife make the decision on the lab.

    I did claim the right to name the dog Phydough if we do get him.

    The sign said "No shoes, no shirt, no service", it didn't say anything about no pants.

  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 8,039

    @graphicguy said: You guys are just a wealth of knowledge. Thinking of getting a Pug. Any thoughts on them?

    Pugs have many health issues including hip dysplasia, breathing problems, mange, easily injured eyes and obesity.

    A friend has one and loves it.

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 11,805

    @jmonroe said: The best way to turn a small dog into a snack is to let it think it’s the badest pooch on the block.

    For 14 years we shared a home with a rat terrier, those things are completely size blind. They are small but powerful and it would be hard to turn one into a snack. A coyote tried once and failed.

    The sign said "No shoes, no shirt, no service", it didn't say anything about no pants.

  • jmonroejmonroe Pittsburgh areaPosts: 5,540

    @robr2 said: Pugs have many health issues including hip dysplasia, breathing problems, mange, easily injured eyes and obesity.

    I agree, my first neighbor had one. And on top of that why would anyone want a breed where their ancestors lost the battle so many times by leading with their face that nature just decided to make them look like that from the get-go.

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  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 8,039

    We're in the market for what a friend calls "North America Brown Dog" aka Mutt. My kids have been asking for a dog for years and I'm close to breaking down.

  • bwiabwia Boston Posts: 1,298

    @robr2 said: We're in the market for what a friend calls "North America Brown Dog" aka Mutt. My kids have been asking for a dog for years and I'm close to breaking down.

    Don’t know what breed is it but that dog in the Range Rover Evoque TV commercial looks quite cute. That black shiny coat reminds of a black stallion.

  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 8,039

    Looks like a German Shorthaired Pointer.

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 11,805

    @robr2 said: We're in the market for what a friend calls "North America Brown Dog" aka Mutt.

    My dad always referred to them as Heinz dogs, you know 57 varieties.

    In reality those can be some of the best dogs around as they tend not to carry the issues that some pure breeds have.

    The sign said "No shoes, no shirt, no service", it didn't say anything about no pants.

  • mako1amako1a VirginiaPosts: 1,776

    Sinkhole swallows Corvettes at Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY wbko.com/news/headlines/BREAKING-Floor-Collapse-at-National-Corvette-Museum-245173671.html?device=phone

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  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,918
    edited February 12

    @robr2 said: We're in the market for what a friend calls "North America Brown Dog" aka Mutt. My kids have been asking for a dog for years and I'm close to breaking down.

    Ha! That's what I say when people ask what kind of dog I have. The brown kind. The medium-to-large-sized brown kind of dog. I'll have to take a picture of the little framed artwork I have on my office wall here - it says "brown dog tasty cookies," and has a silhouette of a brown dog.

    She's a chocolate lab/pit mix, with who knows what else. She's 7, and her behavior makes it hard to tell that she's that old. She's got all of that excitement to see people that others have gone on about.

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,534

    I owe Abacomike an apology about Florida's problems with sinkholes. KY also has soluble limestones.

    Really sad.

  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,032

    @snakeweasel said: How do you guys like your lab's? Someone is asking if we want a lab puppy, I am not to sure about it but the wife is interested.

    Okay, the best description I've ever heard of the breed was from a vet tech, "If you can get through the first 2 years with a Lab puppy, you'll have a great dog." So. True. Be prepared to spend a LOT of time exercising, playing and training. It's kind of like having an ADHD child that has consumed vast amount of caffeine and sugar. All the time. Every day. When ours was young, she would visit with friends that have three Greyhounds. Running with them for a few hours was the only thing that wore her out. However, when she hit two years, she began to get calmer. Now at 6, have to say she's one of the best dogs we've ever had.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 15,670

    Those scratches will buff right out, once they get the cars out of the hole.

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  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 2,730

    @stickguy said: Those scratches will buff right out, once they get the cars out of the hole.

    Yes, in the words of Jeff Spiccoli, "I can totally fix it!"

    We had a Yellow (more white) Lab for almost 13 years. Wonderful, wonderful dog. The "puppiness" wore off around 2.5 y.o.. Just a sweet, loving, fun and popular dog. No one in the neighborhood knew my name, I was just the guy that walked the beautiful Lab!

    Now we have a Bassador/Labrahound. A rescue from the mean streets of Arkansas, Lab/Basset Hound mix. Face of a Lab, body is half lab, half basset. Black and white. Also, quite sweet and loving and still energetic at ~3 y.o. Must love dogs.

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 11,805

    @imidazol97 said: I owe Abacomike an apology about Florida's problems with sinkholes. KY also has soluble limestones.

    There is a reason they call that area "Cave Country".

    The sign said "No shoes, no shirt, no service", it didn't say anything about no pants.

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 12,830

    Gigi is a 10 year old Bijon Frise. She will be 10 years old in April, and she has a great temperment. Although she can bark she only barks once a year when she gets excited.

    She is fairly bright, but not really smart. That is an advantage for us....you don't need to entertain her very much. Sometimes really smart dogs can cause problems chewing furniture and things if they aren't challenged enough. Gigi is content to sleep most of the day. She just needs a few short walks a day and she is happy.

    She weighs just 10 pounds (she was a runt -usually weigh 10 to 20 pounds) and is very good natured. I can't post her picture but this is a similar looking Bijon;

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  • sb55sb55 On an Island in VermontPosts: 185

    Our Cairn terrier is 15 years old, and she still thinks she's a puppy. She's slowed down a bit and sleeps at lot more than the used to, but she is the happiest dog I've ever met and loves everyone she meets.
    When she was a puppy, she used to "excitement pee" every time I got home from work. She finally grew out of it around age 6 or so. Last year, my daughter got home from 3 years in the Peace Corps, and the dog "excitement peed" when she saw my daughter. It was great to see this old lady dog so happy.

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  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,546

    Thanks all for the info on dogs, especially PUGs. Sounds like they aren't the way to go given how prone they are to illness. I saw one at the local pet place, and it was very friendly and playful. But, it was also very young.

    I had someone else mention a rescued Greyhound as being a dog who might be one that I should consider. Any experience with those.

    I've had a dog in the past (golden retriever). But, it's been over a decade since.

    It's pretty quiet at the GG estate, given I'm the only one here these days. Wouldn't mind a 4 legged companion.

  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 8,039

    Retired greyhounds do make really good pets once they acclimate to being in a house. Most are never housebroken while racing and a fenced yard is a requirement. They need to go outside a few times a day to take care of business and burn off energy. After that, they like to just hang around and relax waiting for the next run.

    Greyhounds really need to be trained well to be earn the privilege of being off leash. Most owners won't take the time to do so. But even with training, greyhounds revert back to instinct very quickly - the neighbor's dog, the scent of a squirrel, a fluttering paper. Also, they shouldn't be left on runs - they accelerate so quickly and can injure themselves badly when they reach the end of their run.

    There is no perfect dog. You just have to decide what is right for you and if you are willing to put in the work.

  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,025

    @jmonroe
    I see your point, however that was the irony of it!

    Nasty day here in Jersey by Philly, got the email the office was closed early this morning and been watching the news getting ready to dig out. It's been sleeting like crazy for awhile, so I guess I'll wait for that to stop.

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  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,546

    @robr2 said: Retired greyhounds do make really good pets once they acclimate to being in a house. Most are never housebroken while racing and a fenced yard is a requirement. They need to go outside a few times a day to take care of business and burn off energy. After that, they like to just hang around and relax waiting for the next run.

    Greyhounds really need to be trained well to be earn the privilege of being off leash. Most owners won't take the time to do so. But even with training, greyhounds revert back to instinct very quickly - the neighbor's dog, the scent of a squirrel, a fluttering paper. Also, they shouldn't be left on runs - they accelerate so quickly and can injure themselves badly when they reach the end of their run.

    There is no perfect dog. You just have to decide what is right for you and if you are willing to put in the work.

    Thanks Robr2....you're right. No perfect pet. I may just go to the local shelter and see if any of those connect with me, and vice versa. I'm OK with a mutt.

    Maybe I should just forget about "breeds" altogehter. Although, I don't want a huge dog.

  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 2,730

    Wife found our current Labrahound online, the website of a wonderful local shelter that we had visited earlier. Of course, I wanted to take most of the dogs at the shelter home, but cooler heads prevailed that day. So, we took a chance on a dog on the site that was listed as in transit and adopted. Worked out very well, sweet doggie.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 8,206

    @tjc78 said: Nasty day here in Jersey by Philly, got the email the office was closed early this morning and been watching the news getting ready to dig out. It's been sleeting like crazy for awhile, so I guess I'll wait for that to stop.

    Not sure waiting for snow/sleet to stop is the best course of action. Could be very heavy and/or wet.

    I've found that getting out once or twice a day to stay on top of the accumulation is the best approach. Doesn't take as long to clear the driveway and sidewalks that way.

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