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Midswat's dog

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Az Lurker, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. Az Lurker

    Az Lurker The Lurker

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    can't get more off topic then this, but damn that's a cute puppy
     
  2. Midswat

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    Thanks . . . he's actually not very cute anymore.

    That pic was taken shortly after I got him in 2003 . . .

    He's 125lbs now . . .

    I'll see if I can't post a more recent pic.
     
  3. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Full blood shephard? I desperately want one of those, but I would have to shell out some cash for training - I am not nearly experienced enough to handle a dog. I understand you have to be very good to teach shephards.
     
  4. Midswat

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    Not true at all . . .

    Shepherds are very very intelligent. I've never taken my to professional training because when I was in the military I was on such an odd schedule.

    But my dog has learned so fast what I've taught him, it baffles me. And to be honest, I've spent minimal time training him.

    All you need is repetition and some treats . . .

    I'll never own a different breed.
     
  5. Midswat

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    I don't have too many good pics because I don't own a digital camera anymore . . . but here is one of yours truly and the pup in a friends pool . . .

    Let the record show . . . I'm the one on the right . . .
     
  6. Az Lurker

    Az Lurker The Lurker

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    even at 125 pounds he's still a cute dog, I grew up with a sheppard/lab cross, smart dog if he could ever take his mind off tennis balls, and very easy to train.
     
  7. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    I had read that they took extremely firm and experienced handling, but I knew that they were extremely intelligent (top 5). I also read that they understand words in sometimes less than 10 repititions.

    If they are as easy as you say, that might jumpstart me to find a breeder here. Do you happen to know how they are with other dogs? We have a boxer pup in the house right now, and I don't want there to be conflict....I know that boxers are superb with other dogs, just don't know about the shephard.

    Curse you mid - I am already counting my money. ;)
     
  8. Midswat

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    What a coincidence . . .

    My roomate has a boxer pup.

    They get along great.

    Boxers are also very intellegent dogs.

    Also . . . I've been taking my shepherd to the dog park since I got him, so he's used to being around other dogs.

    Besides . . . if the Boxer pup is older and you've had him longer, then he should naturally take the early dominant role in the relationship.
     
  9. Yeagermeister

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    He's a good looking dog. I'd also like to have a shep but my favorite breed is boxer. I have a 120 lb boxer/pitbull but he's overweight lol
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Midswat

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    Looks like a good dog . . .

    I'm not afraid of dogs by any means . . . but I'm certainly weary of pit bulls . . .
     
  11. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Hey Mid - is your shepherd full? And if so, did you get him from a breeder? And if so, was it economical, or did you have to sale an organ to the mafia?
     
  12. Yeagermeister

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    He's a cool dog but he has his moments when he tries me but I have him bluffed :D
     
  13. Midswat

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    He's full . . .

    But I basically stole him. The people I bought him from didn't have the papers for the father, so they didn't have papers for the pups.

    But I saw the parents, and they clearly were full bred sheps . . . and I've taken him to two different vets and they've both agreed he's full bred.

    I didn't really care about papers, because I'm not going to breed him or anything. In fact I had him neutered at an early age.
     
  14. Crown Royal

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    I am not into breeding or showing - I just want a good dog that listens to me, is smart, likes to play (I understand Shepherds are ONLY happy learning skills - appeals to me greatly), and can fetch gir - I mean tennis balls - at the park.

    However, I do want to be able to see the parents, because it is important that I do not get a bloodline with a history of dysplacia or behavioural problems.

    I suppose I will just have to research....
     
  15. Midswat

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    Trust me . . . shepherd listen. And they are very loyal . . .

    As far as fetching girls . . . when Hunter (my dog) was a pup, he was a chick magnet. Problem was, I had just broken up with my fiance and had hopes of getting back together, so I never took advantage. Now I'm on the prowl but he's so big that some people are afraid of him . . .

    Oh . . . and he goes after tennis balls to . . . but who gives a s___ about that?

    :D
     
  16. Yeagermeister

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    A friend of mine owns a shepherd and he's learn to open the door and let himself out.
     
  17. DallasCowpoke111

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    Gus & Goober say......
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    "Dachshunds rule.... Shepherds drool!!!"

    :p
     
  18. Midswat

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    Nice cats . . .

    How long have you had them?
     
  19. Midswat

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    Thats impressive.

    My roomate trained his dog to ring a bell whenever it needs to go outside . . .

    Its all repitition . . .
     
  20. Tio

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    Do you ever feel a breeze at the top of your head when you are walking?
     

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