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  • My New Pup

    I had to put my Boston Terrier down in February and didn't think I'd be ready for a new buddy anytime soon.

    While on vacation, I saw this one available at the shelter and couldn't say no….
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    A fine beast! Congrats Sorry about your loss though, I had to put a pet down a couple weeks ago, it really hurts.

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    • #3
      Sorry about your Boston Bull. I also have one and I can understand how quickly they worm their way into your heart. Looks like you got yourself a beaut though and at a shelter is all the better!

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      • #4
        I had to give up my dogs almost 2 years ago and haven't been able to even consider getting a new dog.

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        • #5
          Sorry about your loss. We were told that we were going to lose our Quoydogs about 6 months ago . Our Vizsla check out of life when this happened. He moved his food and water dish into our bedroom and would do nothing but lay on the bed.

          We accepted the fact that we were going to lose quoy so I stumbled onto a Weizla ( half Weimaraner and half Vizsla ) very rare so I picked him up. I am happy to say Quoy beat the odds and is still with us. He'll never be 100 percent again but he's happy and that's all that matters.

          This is Weiz ! congrats on the new pup.

          http://www.orangemane.com/BB/attachm...1&d=1398106605
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          • #6
            Thanks guys….putting Kali down was probably the hardest thing I've ever had to do.

            My wife and I were talking about getting a new dog and I went out to get my lacrosse gear out of my car. While doing so, I neighbor was jogging with his new Boston Terrier pup in front of my house. I took this as an omen that it was time.

            Parkay (the shelter named him and I'm keeping it) is an Australian Cattle Dog mix so I know he'll keep us busy. Couldn't bring myself to get another Boston right away.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ray Finkle View Post
              Thanks guys….putting Kali down was probably the hardest thing I've ever had to do.

              My wife and I were talking about getting a new dog and I went out to get my lacrosse gear out of my car. While doing so, I neighbor was jogging with his new Boston Terrier pup in front of my house. I took this as an omen that it was time.

              Parkay (the shelter named him and I'm keeping it) is an Australian Cattle Dog mix so I know he'll keep us busy. Couldn't bring myself to get another Boston right away.
              Oh boy, you are not kidding when you say he will keep you busy. I had a Australian Cattle dog mix (named him Foster after the Aussie beer) and that dog would want to play ball until I got tired not the other way around. Very smart dog but they tend to latch onto one person. Everything was fine with him until my wife was about 6 months pregnant with my first born and then all of a sudden he started growling at her. She had some new scent or something that pissed him off. We had to get rid of him because of it. I was bummed out but that was a problem. He never herded anything like they are expected to do but I hope you have nothing but the best times with him/her and not what we got out of Foster at the end. You might want to get one of those automatic ball senders they have for dogs. They are smart enough to figure it out and would probably play with it forever.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by broncocalijohn View Post
                Oh boy, you are not kidding when you say he will keep you busy. I had a Australian Cattle dog mix (named him Foster after the Aussie beer) and that dog would want to play ball until I got tired not the other way around. Very smart dog but they tend to latch onto one person. Everything was fine with him until my wife was about 6 months pregnant with my first born and then all of a sudden he started growling at her. She had some new scent or something that pissed him off. We had to get rid of him because of it. I was bummed out but that was a problem. He never herded anything like they are expected to do but I hope you have nothing but the best times with him/her and not what we got out of Foster at the end. You might want to get one of those automatic ball senders they have for dogs. They are smart enough to figure it out and would probably play with it forever.
                Thanks! We're hoping him being around the girls as a pup will keep him from being too out of control. Since He'll be around me mostly, I am sure I'll be the alpha.

                I've got a healthy supply of tennis and lacrosse balls all set and ordered a herding ball for him.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ray Finkle View Post
                  Thanks guys….putting Kali down was probably the hardest thing I've ever had to do.

                  My wife and I were talking about getting a new dog and I went out to get my lacrosse gear out of my car. While doing so, I neighbor was jogging with his new Boston Terrier pup in front of my house. I took this as an omen that it was time.

                  Parkay (the shelter named him and I'm keeping it) is an Australian Cattle Dog mix so I know he'll keep us busy. Couldn't bring myself to get another Boston right away.
                  My St. Bernard had a broken hip and was dragging her back legs. It was horrible. I shot her in the back of the head with my 22-250. That is supposed to be how you do it. It's how Old Yeller got his.

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                  • #10
                    Sorry about your loss, Finkle. That one looks nice, the 2 girls and the little boy will have fun with him.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Guess Who View Post
                      My St. Bernard had a broken hip and was dragging her back legs. It was horrible. I shot her in the back of the head with my 22-250. That is supposed to be how you do it. It's how Old Yeller got his.
                      Not sure if you're serious but be considerate not a douche.

                      Back to the topic I'm sorry for your loss, Finkle. My parents had to put the family dog down this past November. She was a Malamute and golden retriever mix such a loving dog.

                      What big dog breeds are good with children? I want to get my son a puppy.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Flacko View Post
                        What big dog breeds are good with children? I want to get my son a puppy.
                        Google?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Requiem View Post
                          Google?
                          I wanted some personal opinions from OM members or else I wouldn't of asked.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Flacko View Post
                            Not sure if you're serious but be considerate not a douche.

                            Back to the topic I'm sorry for your loss, Finkle. My parents had to put the family dog down this past November. She was a Malamute and golden retriever mix such a loving dog.

                            What big dog breeds are good with children? I want to get my son a puppy.
                            Not kidding. Get him an american stanford pitbull terrier. Best dog I have stumbled upon. Was lucky to adopt mine when she was barely 2 month old. They really just have an undeserved reputation.They are great around kids (called nanny dogs back in the day), and should be ok around other dogs if properly socialized at a young age.

                            Since I moved out of the house she stayed back with my mom and sister. She is 2 year old now and sterilized her before her first period. She looks young for her age and is full of energy and extremely intelligent. Not kidding on the intelligent part. House training got done and over with in the first month. She understood perfectly where to do her needs as soon as she walked in the house for the first time. She is extremely gentle with her bite/teeth. My 4 year old nephew plays with her and feeds her from his hands the whole time. You can barely even feel her teeth when she is picking a peanut from my fingers. She is great around dogs (though too much energy for the old ones), and she is a great protector of the ones she considers under her watch. Such a gentle dog. I can't wait to have one of my own.

                            If you consider it to be too medium size, you can always go for the Dogo Argentino.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Flacko View Post
                              Not sure if you're serious but be considerate not a douche.

                              Back to the topic I'm sorry for your loss, Finkle. My parents had to put the family dog down this past November. She was a Malamute and golden retriever mix such a loving dog.

                              What big dog breeds are good with children? I want to get my son a puppy.
                              boxers.....I've had 6 in my lifetime and can't recommend them enough.

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