I have two danes and the the blue- Zues I have had since he was 8 wks old. The fawn- Walker i retrieved from a person who could no longer care for him. When we brought him home he was very nervous and was constantly wanting affection to the point he would stand by sofa and just lay his head on chest or any body part if you didn't touch him. well now he constantly acts like he can't be without human touch. he stands with tip of his nose about half an inch if that away from your face and if you don' t touch him he is now starting to hit with his paw. Is this separation anxiety????? f not than what is this or what is he in need of????? both dogs do fine though when left in crate while at work??? Thank You, Dane lover
Hello all. My mother recently purchased an 11 week old male Rotterman puppy from a breeder in northern Georgia. She has recently, 7/31/11, gotten his ears cropped. I was wondering if anyone else had done this to their Rotterman? I was under the impression that, for cropping, the ears needed to be splinted and bandaged for a few months to ensure that the ears stand erect. The vet that does the breeder's dog's ears, however, insists on no splints or bandages; instead, my mother is supposed to apply anti-bacterial ointment to the puppy's ears for two weeks. I've heard that some breeds don't need splints for their ears to stand erect after the cropping; is this so with Rottermans? I just don't want my mom wasting $250 on a procedure because the after care wasn't correct.
My neighbor has a rat terrier, she comes to visit often and my family enjoys her company. However, I'm concerned because she is really skinny. All of her ribs are visible and her hip bones. My neighbors state her appearance is normal due to her breed. I'm not familiar with this breed. Is this something I should be concerned about? In all other ways the dog appears to be in good health.
My female Shih-Tzu got with my male American Eskimo and she is due the 10th-14th of August and her belly is really big. I am concerned that the pups will be too big for her to have or she is just going to have 8-10 pups. Is the any thing that I should be worried about? I have an emergency vet nearby if there are any problems if she has them after regular business hours.
Our Dorothy is the most wonderful dog in the world. She 5 years old and amazingly athletic. She could chase a ball all day and does 210 degree flips in the air effortlessly. She also does that boing-boing straight-up jump that jack russels are known for. Previously we had a very sleepy cocker and have known many cavaliers who enjoy just sitting. Alot. We thought the cockalier breed would be more passive than our gal. By the way, I'm not complaining...just a little suprised.
I was given a chihuahua that is about 4 yrs old. He barks at everything (reason owner did not want). Has never had toys-treats-or attention-was kept in a crate all day-when taken outside was placed in small (very small fenced run with water sometimes. I had to take this dog so he could get the love he deserves. I believe all of the issues with this dog were created by former owner. Is there hope with lots of TLC I will be able to turn this dog into a happy family member. I have no other dogs so I have plenty of time to spoil this guy rotten. Do you think he is too old to train?
Our Shih Tzu has recently begun suddenly to pounce at the children attempting to bite them in the face. We had the one situation where she was surprised out of her sleep so we can perhaps understand that one but the recent sudden lunges have us concerned. Generally she is a playful fun dog with the children. Is there a breeding or other issue that causes her do this sudden snapping at the children. We cannot continue to allow this behavior toward the children.
I have 2 males that LOVE to bark, they are the perfect pets otherwise, but we are getting a lot of complaints. They get frequent trips to the dog park, weekend trips to the country for runs, daily walks and treadmill runs. We spend a lot of time with them, we have tried bark collars, water spritzers, lemon juice in their mouths...extra chew toys, nothing is working. Our family would be devastated to lose them, and we also think they should stay together. Does anyone have any ideas?
I have a 9 month old desexed female Huntaway called Kelly. Since I picked her up at 8 weeks of age she will whimper and wine if she is unsure of her self. The vet assured me that she will grow out of it but she is not. She will whimper while walking on a leash, if she is with me and we stop, she will whimper. I have her as a pet only, she gets lovely long runs every 2nd day, she is the best playmate for my 10yr old grand-daughter, she sleeps inside with me and is the best company. I love her dearly and can highly recommend a Huntaway to have as a pet. She rarely barks, loves cuddles and kisses and as I am in my 64th year and had many different small and large breeds of dogs during that time I would like to say that she would be my favourite. I would appreciate any suggestions and advice that anyone would like to give and would also like to know if there are any other owners of this breed in South Australia. I am amazed that it is not a better known and more popular breed than it is. My huntaway is black and tan and I am often stopped and asked what my kelpie is crossed with and when I say she is purebred Huntaway every has said that they have never heard of the breed.
My chihuahua is normally a very hyper and healthy dog but this morning she was wobbling around and finally just laid down on her belly with her legs spread out. I thought maybe she was having a hypoglycemic episode so I gave her some karo syrup and thought she would be fine. Hours later she still has this lethargic way about her. She won't walk. She will only lay there with her legs spread out. I am at a loss. Someone please help with any advice. Please don't tell me to take her to the vet, because that is already planned. I am just stuck at work right now and can do nothing about it. I would like to have some ideas from chihuahua owners who may have had similar episodes with theirs. I am hoping that maybe she is just a bit hypoglycemic and with the syrup she will come around. I feed her IAMS healthy naturals and she has had all of her shots. She has also been wormed. Should I have been giving her doses of syrup the whole time or what? Also, she is what you would consider a teacup as she only weighs about 2 lbs. She turned a year old in May. I have two other chihuahuas who are more of a toy breed. (around 3.5 - 5lbs), and I have had them for about 4 years. I have never had this problem from them. Please help.
Just wondering how this breed became registered as a purebred when the origin and history of one of the dogs is unknown?....I mean was it an anatolian mastiff or a anatolian shepard?...two completely different dogs, forgive me for saying this but it sounds like some backyard breeding, because a responsible breeder would know exactly the history and pedegree of his animals before he bred them, they would also know if they used an anatolian mastiff or a shepard.