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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby QBert » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:11 pm

I want to hang out at your dog park. *pouts* did the greedy Briard have surgery recently? Her R fore looks like it was shaved for an IV cath.
How big is CurleyLocks? I want to guess Lagotto, but they don't really have a breed-specific trim to not be in. If she had dark pigment I'd guess Puli... can I buy a vowel?

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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby PofiMia » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:22 pm

No need, QBert. You got it. Lagotto Romangolo - brought over from Hungary! 3 years old - her name was Siena (appropriate I thought). The owner mentioned that she did not bother with breed specific cuts, so I knew no better. Cute little thing - about 1/3rd the size of Mia? Probably about a 20 lb. dog. Sweet.

You were in the right neck of the woods, Calypso!

I'll ask about the Briard next time I see them (have seen them from a distance a few times lately). There was also a cute 9 month old mixed breed who looks like a Basset/Coonhound mix - freakin' adorable. Pablo was his name and he and an 8 month old Aussie who (tri-color - with the most perfectly gorgeous facial markings) named Atticus were having very entertaining wrestling matches. I do love this park.

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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby QBert » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:32 pm

ha! did she find any truffles for you? The most common groom is to shave 'em tip to tail, let it grow out, shave it, let it grow out, lather, rinse, repeat.

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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby PofiMia » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:59 pm

There are plenty of trees, but probably not the right sort for truffles!

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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby whiteboxerboy » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:29 pm

Thai Ridgeback!!

i've met these dogs & their hooman one other time. they rarely come to the park. there are 3 much smaller TR females along with this handsome dude, but i couldn't catch any of them standing still long enough to catch a photo.

anyway, here he is. as intimidating as he appears, he's surprisingly easy going. actually, i think i'd call him aloof. Boy tried repeatedly to get him to play or at least acknowledge him but to no avail. :tongue: he just strolls around the park or hangs out with his hooman. totally cool with ALL of the other dogs - lets them sniff, sniffs them & moves on. :smile:

ETA: this photo really doesn't show his color well - he's silver, really really SILVER. not grey, not Weim blue, full on silver! it's bizarre!
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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby QBert » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:41 pm

aaaarrrrgghh! a THAI! *pushes, shoves, kicks* GIMME!!

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Postby SherriA » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:48 pm

There was a Thai Ridgie that was the "shop dog" at a local pet supply store that has since closed. He was a great dog to have in the store. Like you said, aloof - not bothered by people coming and going (and paying varying amounts of attention to him), but really couldn't care less about it. He was such a beauty!
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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby PofiMia » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:06 am

Totally awesome find! I've NEVER seen a Thai.

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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby PofiMia » Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:36 pm

I have been so remiss - didn't bring my camera yesterday and who did I see but my friend, the Tibetan Mastiff again. Except in a summer cut - sort of a Lion cut - so his head was all full and round, but the body closer and the tail full again. Cute boy - still not full grown.

I did see this sweet girl a while ago:
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A Small Munsterlander. I see this breed every once in a while. She was a little doll.

And, also yesterday, and I'm kicking myself for not having a camera, we met Mia's twin (with the same red zone tendencies - Pofi almost got his butt kicked pushing her buttons) and the most gorgeous beast of a Great Dane I have ever seen. And I see a lot of them. I'd be so interested to have seen what you all thought of Spencer because I seriously thought he was the greek god of Great Danes. So spectacular - powerful, huge, tremendous head. Watching him pounce and run was incredible. Big boy - almost 150, but so perfectly proportional, to my eye at least.

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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby SherriA » Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:07 pm

I've never heard of Munsterlanders, but she sure is cute!
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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby whippetlover » Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:43 pm

This is a very interesting thread. My girlfriend has a Rottie and is a Dog Judge. I sent her the pic of the long haired Rottie. I'll post her reply if she has any interesting facts. My girlfriend has an Irish Wolfhound - would I actually have to see the breed in person to participate in this thread LOL. My friend would gladly send a pic of her IW.
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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby JudyL » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:22 pm

That's a cool looking dog. Somehow I think Kara won't like that red hair sprouting from between its toes, but I love that poofy hair on its feet. lol

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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby Bettyna » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:47 pm

Wow! the Thai Ridgeback is certainly very unique! :thumbup:

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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby maxs_mommy » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:20 pm

She looks like tons of cuteness and fun! I googled them for fun and it looks like they're rare enough that they're hard to get from a breeder unless you're a hunter, which I am not. :hmm: I do love the red toe sprouts!
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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby PofiMia » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:18 pm

Whippetlover - I adore Irish Wolfhounds. I think there could be one in my future...post away, please!!

We actually do have a lot of Irish Wolfhounds round here and I only ever see them in the bigger parks like this one. I'll be bringing my camera more frequently and snap a few in the future. And I WILL get one of that Tibetan Mastiff.

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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby LisaT_II » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:22 pm

Neat thread! The dogs' chiro has Irish Wolfhounds, neat dogs!
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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby PofiMia » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:13 pm

Back in Jan, UpwardDog mentioned meeting an "Old Farm Collie" (and also talked about thinking it was the same as an English Collie, which I also thought and am frankly more confused than ever on the subject).

A few weeks later, I actually saw a dog whose owner, a MN Sheltie Rescue fosterer, believes is an Old Farm Collie (and she also said English Collie as if it was interchangeable) who came in through the rescue and she adopted him many years ago. He's a doll of a dog - quite aged now. In fact, I worry I'll not see him again, but he's such a sweetheart. I give you, Teddy:

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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby SherriA » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:23 pm

Oh, he looks like an absolute doll! :love:
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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby QBert » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:36 pm

Teddy is gorgeous, what a sweet happy face... and all that room for brains!

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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby UpwardDog » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:37 pm

Munsterlander mmm sounds delicious and is awfully cute- off to google.

LM I'm confused by the Old Farm Collie/Collie/English Collie/Scotch collie/Rough Collie thing too.

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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby PofiMia » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:46 pm

Flippin' heck.

No matter how small I make photos I get that "not over 800 pixels wide" message. ANd now I've lost the post I typed up and all patience to do so again.

So.

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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby Moemer » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:49 pm

What with BSL in Ontario (I think the reason), mastiffs (and dobes and bulldogs) are getting SO popular! I've had several Cane Corsos and Dogues in my classes, and the number of Dogos around here is crazy!
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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby Amanda » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:04 pm

Hooch!

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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby QBert » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:22 am

handsome Dogue! but... the drool, oh gods, the drool... *runs, flailing*

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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby SherriA » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:46 am

Awwwww, he's adorable!
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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby whiteboxerboy » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:29 am

whee, i love him!

i'd never live with him but i love him!

Emily, i hope to have a Dogo someday. i only know one and he's a really sweet dog.

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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby whiteboxerboy » Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:24 pm

i met an Irish Terrier at the park this morning! sorry, no pics b/c i didn't have my phone with me. i've never met an Irish Terrier before.

really nice looking dog, very cute!

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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby QBert » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:01 pm

The Rabbit and I had missed so many obedience classes that I just signed her up to start over with a new session. Our first class, the next smallest dog in the bunch was a Lab mix who outweighs Rab by a good 40 pounds, and is twice her height. But lo! one of the students wasn't able to come to the first class, but made it to the next - with a Klee Kai. She's probably the most sane and stable KK I've yet to meet, which isn't saying much, and Rab now has some company in the below-the-knee club.

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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby Calypso » Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:23 am

So does that mean the ear-piercing shriek only comes out for moderate frustration and stimulation instead of every time something near them moves? Sorry, that was nasty, but I had to crate next to them twice at dog shows and it was, well, I may have some hearing loss. Which is saying something from the collie owner.

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Re: Dog Breed Scavenger Hunt

Postby QBert » Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:51 am

I haven't heard her shriek yet and I have now spent over two and a half hours in her company! boggles the mind. I have even seen her flop down on her place board and relax. Made me question my breed ID skillz, seeing that. She's nearly civilized about being near strange dogs, and quite sociable with people. There is hope!


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