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Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2012, 06:02:06 PM »
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Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
« Reply #31 on: April 29, 2012, 06:14:01 PM »
That's a great story. I'm so glad I don't live close enough to adopt them!
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Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2012, 06:15:37 PM »
Me too!

It would be great to adopt them.
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Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2012, 06:17:37 PM »
The pups are a week old this evening.



and they are definitely growing! Their colors are also lightening up a lot.
Emy has taken to napping outside the nest (a big step for her) and the pups
have started sleeping in small groups scattered all oer the nest (rather than in
one big pile... a big step for THEM.)
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Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2012, 06:19:31 PM »
awww, the family looks great!!!

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Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2012, 06:21:29 PM »
They look great, Sherry!!
And getting big.
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Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2012, 02:32:02 PM »






Too cute not to share.   Right now we are debating buying a bulldog or a chihuahu! 
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Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
« Reply #37 on: April 30, 2012, 03:22:19 PM »
If you are serious, you need to know exactly how different the two breeds are!
I absolutely LOVE both and have raised both (and shown Bullies.) But their similarities end with both having "U"s in their names.
The Chi will defend you to the death against anything.
The Bullie won't even know you're in trouble.
The Chi is always ready to go.
The Bullie is always ready to stop.
The Chi lives in YOUR world.
The Bullie lives in his own world.
The Chi is like living with someone who just might be smarter than you but too nice to lord it over you.
The Bullie is like living with someone who is sweet natured but intellectually challenged and somewhat slovenly.
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1100 kids under 19 drown each year.
44 kids under 5 died of heat stroke in hot cars in 2013.
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Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
« Reply #38 on: April 30, 2012, 05:27:40 PM »
 ;)  Well that is a great analogy!


I was thinking that I know both breeds pretty well, but looking at the pic of the ones in the Santa hats now I wonder.  Are those even Chihuahu's?

 :D





We had a Chihuahu for 17 years, she just died last year.  She was a wonderful dog.   I like how compact she was, we took her everywhere.


My son and his girlfriend bought a bulldog last year.  She is about 9 months old now.  I have never seen a dog with so much character.  She is so loving, but she has a stubborn streak like I have never seen in my life.

She is still young, so she has energy, but it is usually short lived.  Where as a 9 month Chihuahu would be like the energizer bunny!


She is quite a bit bigger than a Chihuahu obviously.   My dog was 4 pounds, the bulldog is about 54 pounds.   I find her hard to handle in "my old age"  :P 


Also the hair is a big concern to me, both dogs do/did their share of shedding.


Which makes me think maybe a poodle?   Although I don't know much about poodles.





It really is a big decision, but we are ready to do something.  We don't like being without a dog.


Thank you for taking the time to answer!
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Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
« Reply #39 on: April 30, 2012, 08:49:46 PM »
Those are definitely NOT Chihuahuas!
Labs.

Love the little white Chi in the photo although I prefer the "deer" type to the "applehead."

I have had... and still have... Poodles of all 4 sizes and they are terrific dogs.
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Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
« Reply #40 on: May 01, 2012, 12:47:52 AM »
wow those under water pics are amazing!!

congrats with the puppies sherry!
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Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
« Reply #41 on: May 01, 2012, 12:27:40 PM »
Those are definitely NOT Chihuahuas!
Labs.

Love the little white Chi in the photo although I prefer the "deer" type to the "applehead."

I have had... and still have... Poodles of all 4 sizes and they are terrific dogs.

Yea they do look like little labs!

My dog was an applehead, but the deer type are so sweet - so fragile looking.

I wouldn't want a tea cup poodle, just a regular size, although the big poodles are nice too.


I have just stopped work and I am going back to school in September, so I think now is a good time to get another one..
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Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
« Reply #42 on: May 01, 2012, 02:48:57 PM »
First off, tea cup is NOT a size. It is an aberration. "Tea cup" does not mean small, it means UNDER 4 pounds at maturity.  And most "tea cups," regardless of breed, are that tiny because there is something physically wrong with them. Just as there is with people who are unusually "small."

Poodles come in toy, miniature, klein/moyen and standard. The size you are not familiar with is the klein/moyen which is bigger than what the AKC standard allows for miniatures but smaller that what the standards are in the AKC show ring. K/m is a legitimate size in Europe. It's just not recognised here. (Toys are under 10 inches, minis under 15 and standards over 15. Of course, there are a lot of pups that grow up in the 15-20+ inch range which means they are too small for the show ring... well, too small to be COMPETITIVE in the show ring.)

Same thing with Dachshunds... Europeans have 9 different varieties (3 sizes/3 coats) while we have 6 (2 sizes/3 coats.)

And don't get me started on the Belgium dogs! Or the differences between the American Akita and the Japanese Akita. Or...!

Deer type Chihuahuas are taller and leaner than the applehead, and sturdier constitutionally... but unwelcome in the show ring.
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1100 kids under 19 drown each year.
44 kids under 5 died of heat stroke in hot cars in 2013.
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Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
« Reply #43 on: May 03, 2012, 04:50:41 AM »
Our chihuahua was always on the small size, closer to 4 pounds and less in her senior years..

I don't know anything about show dogs.  I have never shown one or been involved in the show world in anyway.

Actually we were talking last night and thought we really should try and get a dog from a shelter.  It makes sense...we are going to keep our eyes open.


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Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
« Reply #44 on: May 03, 2012, 11:17:56 AM »
Choose your shelter CAREFULLY. Disease runs rampant in most of them and this year, because of the weather, things are going to be the worse ever. I know, because of the economy, there are a lot of wonderful, problem free dogs sitting in shelters, waiting to be picked.
In 2010, 606 people (all ages) were accidentally killed by guns.
Almost 3000 teens (15-19) die in traffic accidents a year.
1100 kids under 19 drown each year.
44 kids under 5 died of heat stroke in hot cars in 2013.
HIGH school sports account for 1.2 million trips to the ER annually.