• Most loyal breed of dog?

    ● "Most loyal breed of dog?" 🤢There's no such thing as a whole BREED where every member is "loyal". The loyal pooches are those that have been bred & raised by experienced dog lovers, making sure that the ancestors will combine to produce pups that will mature to be calm, determined, fearless; who then raise them... show more
    ● "Most loyal breed of dog?" 🤢There's no such thing as a whole BREED where every member is "loyal". The loyal pooches are those that have been bred & raised by experienced dog lovers, making sure that the ancestors will combine to produce pups that will mature to be calm, determined, fearless; who then raise them with a dam who has those virtues; breeders who safely expose the litter to the on-property experiences they are likely to meet after being sold - and who INSPECT each puppy-seeker's household & property to check whether they are suitable to continue a pup's education. As a result, the buyers continue by supplying safe & FUN experiences at home until 2-&-a-bit weeks after the vaccination given at 8 weeks old, after which they start adding the safe & FUN experiences of all the other movements, scents, sights, sounds & textures in their district. They have booked themselves into a quality weekly training group so that, for about a year starting when Pup is 18-to-22 weeks old, their attempts to train their pup can be observed by an experienced instructor who will then, one aspect a a time, COACH the buyer to improve his/her awareness, body-language, consistency, timing, use of the leash, use of praise & rewards, use of rebukes & SHOWING Pup what is needed, use of voice tones. Thus the Pup was BRED to behave well & like people, and was TRAINED to behave VERY well and to like all friendly people. It will, of course, PREFER the human who was nicest during the new-home stage - commonly the person who feeds it and takes it to explore interesting-to-dogs places. Your chances are best if you: 😛1: Look for a BREED that was developed to WORK WITH a human, as with the droving/herding, the pointing. the retrieving, the tracking breeds rather than the "independent" breeds developed to guard property or to dig out & kill rodents, or the breeds developed purely for "cuteness" and to amuse m'Lady. You'll note that the Papillon (developed from Spaniel stock) is the ONLY Toy group breed in the "31 most intelligent" breeds: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Intell... with the Yorkshire Terrier (a Toy in my nation but a Terrier in FCI nations) is at #34, with the first Terrier breeds being at #37 & #39. Be aware that there are at least 200 breeds that didn't have enough numbers in NAmerican training competition for 100 or more judges there to rate. 😊2: Locate breeders who mate together ONLY members of that breed that both show (to prove that the physical "type" is maintained) successfully and have character/training qualifications (to prove that they ARE trainable and can PERFORM the tasks the breed was developed for), AND who inspect each puppy-seeker's property & household to make sure that they are SUITABLE for "their" breed. 🤯3: Read all the books you can find written by lovers of that breed. 😛4: As soon as you have been told that the pup YOU want IS available to you, straight away book yourself (& Pup!) into a high quality weekly training class so that there will be a gap there for you to, when Pup is 18-to-22 weeks old, start being observed (ditto Pup's reactions) as you try to train Pup, then COACHED, one problem at a time, to improve your awareness, body language, consistency, timing, use of the leash, use of praise & rewards versus reproof & SHOWING what you require, use of voice tones. 😊5; Once you know the DATE on which Pup will be available, organise your life so that you can stay home 24/7 for at least fortnight starting that day. 🤯6: Study (including asking the breeder) to find out what you need to have in the house to feed & accommodate the pup when it arrives, how to help Pup like & TRUST you, and to ensure that you can CONCENTRATE 100% on Pup while it's awake, to learn its signal & "timings" (how long after: - waking? - eating or drinking? - playing or exercising?) for "Wanna go TOILET" so you can instantly pick Pup up, carry it to the designated toilet area, put it down then stand boringly still & silent until Pup remembers what it wanted to do so DOES it. Whereupon you INSTANTLY praise it (e.g., "Good girl Bella TOILET! Bella went TOILET!") then supply one of the rewards that Pup actually appreciates (commonest are: rubs on the croup or between the front legs, a game of Ball Chase or Tug-o'-War, a tiny tidbit = a salted peanut, a pea-sized bit of kibble or hard cheese or hard-baked liver; some dogs are VERY fond of a small sprig of broccoli), or, once Pup is happy about walking on lead, taking it to a place where it can explore and, on leash. follow interesting ground scents. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 😛 To discuss GSDs, join some groups such as https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GSD_... by sending an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about GSDs. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. To find other groups or breeds, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. 😛 Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/info to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. 🚦👎🚦 UPDATE: 🚦👎🚦 I have to assume that the TDs come from con-artists who breed without any of the showing, training, testing, health-testing I pointed you to. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    10 answers · Dogs · 2 days ago
  • Are their dog breeders or organizations that sell dogs that genetically screened for health conditions?

    ● "Are their dog breeders or organizations that sell dogs that genetically screened for health conditions?" Once "their" is changed to "there", and "that genetically" has an "are" or a "were" between the 2 words, the answer is "Yes - but there are too few of them!" As for... show more
    ● "Are their dog breeders or organizations that sell dogs that genetically screened for health conditions?" Once "their" is changed to "there", and "that genetically" has an "are" or a "were" between the 2 words, the answer is "Yes - but there are too few of them!" As for organisations - most of what THEY they breed is not for sale, unless it has failed one of the tests the organisation uses to check whether a candidate is likely to be worth continuing the lengthy training required. The organisations are such as a guide dog organisation, the official police dog kennel (if your nation has one - I don't think it does) and official Customs or military kennels. ● "I am looking for a puppy" Not enough information! Please click the [Edit] under your question, then the [Add Update] that will pop up, followed by typing in the answers to the missing information: 💥1 - BREED? 💥2 - AGE at purchase? 💥3 - To perform what TASKS when it is an adult & you have completed training it? 💥4 - Do you have a gender preference - dog or bỉtch? 💥5 - Do you have transport for you & pup to attend weekly training classes? 💥6 - Is there always someone home? If not, how long per work/school day will Pup be home alone? Where will it be during those hours? 💥7 - What price limit can you afford? Obviously the "proving it breed-worthy" takes the breeder a lot of time & money, so although a high price doesn't always indicate QUALITY, a low price definitely indicates INADEQUATE PROVING & TESTING & QUALITY. And people selling an adult are unlikely to "waste" their money on testing a pooch they are "throwing out" - and if they are "getting rid of" the pooch because of a test revealing a defect, they are not likely to ADMIT it! ● "but I would like to get one that has had a genetic test done so you can know possible health risks before you buy. I know there are at home tests you can buy that will tell you about health risks, but that doesn't really help me because once it's my dog that will be my dog I wouldn't get rid of him because of health risks. So if possible I would like to know before hand" You haven't yet done responsible research! Your "a genetic test done" shows you are thinking of just ONE test. But there is not just a SINGLE "genetic test" for detecting ALL health risks. There are some DNA tests, but far fewer than we need to eliminate ALL genetic risks. So, depending on the breed & the defect, there are many PHENOTYPE tests still needed - mostly "blood tests" (which tend to require being re-tested every YEAR) and xrays (for hip or elbow or spinal dysplasia) - but, because they can't tell whether the parents are CARRIERS, they do not guarantee that none of the pups will be carriers, let alone that none will be afflicted. I HOPE you are starting to see why we NEED, as a minimum, the 7 answers I requested. [John]'s answer is quite good, but has some misleading parts: 🤯 "Make sure you can see the parents with the puppies in person." Whereas the breeders I respect mostly send their bỉtches to other people's studs, and so you CAN'T see the stud and the brood at the same time. 💀 "Do not buy any puppy that was concieved via artificial insemination and/or was born via c-section simply because the parents are too deformed to reproduce naturally." His given reason is fine. but careless readers might ignore that, in other breeds: ☆ 1: AI allows a breeder to access a much greater range of studs - especially DEAD studs whose progeny record shows that they corrected EXACTLY the one or 2 aspects the brood is weakest for. ☆ 2: In HEALTHY breeds the most common cause for Caesarean section is not deformity (he is presumably thinking of the "BIG head, narrow pelvis" shape of such as Bulldogs & Boston Terriers), but low numbers of embryos. The breeder feeds the brood in hopes of 6 or more pups, but only 2 or 3 embryos have implanted their placentas (a solo pup is almost always a disaster at whelping time) and so they grow FASTER and become BIGGER than the typical birth weight in their breed, and are overall too big to get through the narrowest part of the birth canal. 🤢 "Oh and PLEASE check shelters or rescue organizations before you consider shopping." His heart is bigger than his brain, there. YOU stated that you want to avoid genetic defects, but organisations such as Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, HSUS, SPCA, and the smaller dog-rescue charities not only rarely know who the sire of a pup or adult is, they also cannot afford the tests YOU want before owning your next dog. You haven't yet picked ANY (let alone mine) of the 14 answers to your 10 months ago: https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index... as the Best Answer, . (I imagine that my 4 TDs there were from [Boney] and his cronies, probably assisted by [Gllnt] & [Latcho]). Your "(German Shepard, Husky, Rottweiler)" should NEVER have reached 130 lbs. The Rottweiler's International Standard requires adult males to be close to 50 kg/110 lbs, the GSD's International Standard sets 30-40 kg/66-88 lbs as the LIMITS for males, the Siberian Husky's International Standard sets 20½-28 kg/45-60 lbs as the LIMITS for males. So your pet should have been about 36-38 kg/79-84 lbs. His hip problem originates with the folk who allowed 3 such DIFFERENT breeds to be combined. No WAY will they have shown each breed to prove that pooch typical of its breed. No way will they have competed in each breed's performance testing (usually IPO for the Rottie, HGH or IPO for the GSD, sled-pulling for the Siberian Husky). And DEFINITELY NO WAY will any of them have "wasted money on the expensive" hip & elbow & spine xraying! You didn't state his wither height, so I cannot tell whether your vet was wrong to suggest the weight he did - but it was about 30 lbs higher than what that combination is likely to be FIT at. Your "when you give dogs the benefit of human intelligence caring for their health" is very apt when you take into account the "human intelligence" of the majority of dog owners and the drastic consequences of their "caring" ! Nor have you rewarded any of the 6 answers to your 7 months ago: https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index... If you are too lazy to reward an answerer within a week (a fortnight at the most) stop wasting our time, stop ASKING questions. If you seek help, pay your "dues". In Y!A, the "dues" is choosing a Best Answer to your question. If NO helpful answer is received, then the "dues" is deleting your question - which does cost YOU some more points, instead of getting back 3 of the 5 points it "costs" to ask a question. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 😛 To discuss GSDs, join some groups such as https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GSD_... by sending an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about GSDs. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. To find other groups or breeds, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. 😛 Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/info to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    8 answers · Dogs · 4 days ago
  • Can a chihuhua get sick from not mating?

    ● "Can a chihuhua get sick from not mating?" Impossible! There is no such thing as a "chihuhua" - certainly no such DOG breed. There IS a Chihuahua breed of dogs. In the British islands in the Caribbean they have been observed keenly pack-hunting peccaries, each eager to be first to get its bite in. (See "D is for Dog"... show more
    ● "Can a chihuhua get sick from not mating?" Impossible! There is no such thing as a "chihuhua" - certainly no such DOG breed. There IS a Chihuahua breed of dogs. In the British islands in the Caribbean they have been observed keenly pack-hunting peccaries, each eager to be first to get its bite in. (See "D is for Dog" by Frank Manolson.) I can't imagine a 2 or 3 lbs show champion doing THAT and surviving! You also didn't inform us of the pooch's AGE and GENDER - those "mere details" DO make a difference! 🤢I can't imagine any reason why a dog (= male) should "get sick" from remaining chaste. However, the pheromones emitted by a nearby bỉtch while she's in-heat/on-heat CAN (and DOES!) cause him to become obsessed with finding a way to meet-&-mate her. At the peak of his obsession he will have little interest in eating. Training clubs & competitions ban bỉtches on-heat from the property on which the training or tests will be conducted, as very few of the pooches will be willing to obey their human's commands while that irresistible (to a stud dog!) aroma is in the air or on the ground. However, he CAN damage himself in various ways as he attempts to escape his own property and race to the bỉtch. My "Otto" chewed holes through the hurricane-mesh fencing between the pens - the last time, the hooked end of the broken wire penetrated his tongue. I had to get a pair of pliers and cut the wire so that I could cut "his" piece of wire from the main fence then remove "his" piece of wire from his tongue and take him to the vet. 🤢The only MEDICAL drawback from abstinence/chastity I can think of for a bỉtch is pyometra/pyometritis. After joining the group I tell people to Add to their browser, click: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_... Having had GSD bitches as of late 1967, and not neutering my bitches unless they do develop pyometritis (I don't neuter the few males I have kept, either), I have had some cases of that problem - including a pup I'd sold in partnership being neutered at her first "heat" - the "partner" claimed there wasn't time to tell me beforehand. 🤯But people who DON'T have s roofed security pen and dog-proof fences and gates SHOULD have their bỉtches neutered once the growth plates in the legs have received the hormonal signal from the gonads to all stop adding length at the same time. Small breeds MIGHT have done that by 10 months old. Bigger breeds might NOT have done it before 3 years old. 😟Pet-only bỉtches should be neutered close to 21 days after the date of the first (& ONLY!) mis-mating, or a month or 2 after the end of the first "heat" FOLLOWING the end-of-height-growth. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 😛 Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_... to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. 😛 To discuss a breed, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. Then send an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about that breed. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    6 answers · Dogs · 4 days ago
  • What lab tests are performed after an amputation of a leg?

    ● "What lab tests are performed after an amputation of a leg?" After my leg was amputated (below the knee) in June 2015, most or all of the testing was done on the spot - blood pressure, blood sugar level, pulse rate - and several times a day. Those DID vary enormously for several days, and there were nights when the nurses were worried... show more
    ● "What lab tests are performed after an amputation of a leg?" After my leg was amputated (below the knee) in June 2015, most or all of the testing was done on the spot - blood pressure, blood sugar level, pulse rate - and several times a day. Those DID vary enormously for several days, and there were nights when the nurses were worried enough to test one or more of them every 2 hours - which did NOT give me time to get enough sleep! I don't actually remember ANY sample being taken away to be checked in the hospital's laboratory AFTER the surgery, but some of the blood samples drawn were probably after the surgery. My biggest concern was that they were running out of places to insert the needle of the IV drip feed which, I think, was an antibiotic plus saline. From wrist to elbow on both arms I had tender spots for some time! Whether other testing was done after the calf muscle was attached to my shin bone, I don't know. The surgery began at about 🕛 midnight, and I woke at about breakfast 🕢 time but, because they'd needed to transfuse 2 litres/4¼ pints of blood into me (which is just under half of what an adult male contains), I wasn't allowed to return to the ward until lunch time, so had breakfast & morning coffee in the BORing observation room. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    2 answers · Pain & Pain Management · 6 days ago
  • Bloated, cramping, feeling nauseous sometimes. What could cause those things?

    ● "Bloated, cramping, feeling nauseous sometimes. What could cause those things?" You failed to indicate your age. One of your questions states that your periods are irregular. So the cause of those 4 symptoms could be anything from menopause to influenza to a brain tumour. Get a PROFESSIONAL examination & diagnosis, not guesses from... show more
    ● "Bloated, cramping, feeling nauseous sometimes. What could cause those things?" You failed to indicate your age. One of your questions states that your periods are irregular. So the cause of those 4 symptoms could be anything from menopause to influenza to a brain tumour. Get a PROFESSIONAL examination & diagnosis, not guesses from over-opinionated kids who don't even know what questions to ask you in order to clarify your symptoms! King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    8 answers · Pain & Pain Management · 1 week ago
  • Is Luna a good dog name?

    ● "Is Luna a good dog name?" Provided you can make sure she doesn't get caught by a tick, as then it would a be a Luna-tick. 😇 Luna https://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-luna-2925.htm is fine for a bỉtch, but NOT for a DOG, despite that there ARE male humans who've been given that name. In ancient Roman religion and myth, Luna... show more
    ● "Is Luna a good dog name?" Provided you can make sure she doesn't get caught by a tick, as then it would a be a Luna-tick. 😇 Luna https://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-lu... is fine for a bỉtch, but NOT for a DOG, despite that there ARE male humans who've been given that name. In ancient Roman religion and myth, Luna is the divine embodiment of the Moon (Latin "luna"; English "lunar"). She is often presented as the female complement of the Sun (Sol) and considered to be a goddess. Whether YOUR Luna learns to behave well enough to deserve that name will depend on: 💥1: How wisely you selected HER. (Character flaws in wee pups are unforgivable. They must be confident & curious, or you do NOT accept them.) 💥2: How well you set about the house-training and giving her SAFE experience of all the movements, sights, scents, sounds and textures on YOUR property before she is 10 weeks old, then extend those to what's in your district before she is 13 weeks old and enters the "need security" life stage. 💥3: Whether you immediately book yourself & Luna into a training group with a COMPETENT instructor so that there will be a gap for you to start being observed and COACHED as of when Luna is 18-to-22 weeks old. Most people NEED to be in that class for about a year, if this is their first pooch. Experienced owners find a few months useful for the CONTROLLED SOCIALISATION that all pups need. So far as being USABLE is concerned, the name Luna fits all the requirements: 🐕 Has 1 or 2 syllables. 🐕 Doesn't sound like any of the Command words you will need her to learn & obey. 🐕 Easy to remember & say both softly & loudly without causing any neighbour offence. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 😛 To discuss GSDs, join some groups such as https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GSD_... by sending an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about GSDs. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. To find other groups or breeds, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. 😛 Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/info to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    2 answers · Dogs · 1 week ago
  • Can dogs tell the difference between an attractive human and an unattractive one?

    ● "Can dogs tell the difference between an attractive human and an unattractive one?" Damn - I prepare my answers in my e-mail software before editing then pasting them into Y!A. But on this occasion a careless click irretrievably deleted the whole thing! The problem with your question is that what YOU regard as "attractive"... show more
    ● "Can dogs tell the difference between an attractive human and an unattractive one?" Damn - I prepare my answers in my e-mail software before editing then pasting them into Y!A. But on this occasion a careless click irretrievably deleted the whole thing! The problem with your question is that what YOU regard as "attractive" has nothing to do with what dogs find "attractive". You need to realise that the world as experienced by dogs is VERY different to the world as experienced by us. 👀 Our world is full of WORDS - some spoken some printed - and colours. But dogs' eyes detect much less of the rainbow's spectrum than we see. 🐕 The dog's world is largely defined by sounds (they can hear many frequencies that our ears cannot register) and scents (they have at least 44 times as many scent receptors than we do. The best 10 scent-detecting breeds are listed in: https://dogtime.com/dog-health/general/1... As a dedicated GSD person, I'm pleased that there are almost NO real dog-tasks that don't list "my" breed in the best 10 - and usually in the best 5. But, of course, to provide those abilities they have to be bred to inherit those instincts & talents, and they have to be raised to bring those talents to the fore. ● "I ask cause sometimes I ask my dog for a kiss and he just turns his head away.☹️" Bleaghck! You must be the world's loneliest human - and/or the one with least knowledge of oral hygiene! Youtube includes videos of the biological dangers you put on yourself - and on your dog! But Y!A is too stingy to hot-link more than 3 videos, so, because I consider 3 other videos more important, I will place one below the dashed line. I'm picking that your dog interprets what you call a "kiss" as you humiliating yourself by LICKING him to express your submission to him. 🌏Hungry puppies of domestic dogs and wild wolves quickly develop the instinct to LICK the lips of returning members of their pack, in order to get them to vomit up some partly-digested meat for the pup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUvUzUC2... 😖When older, an inferior (never forget that domestic dogs & modern wolves have EXACTLY the same ancestor: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/dogs-9... but a few alleles of a tiny proportion of the genes have decreased or increased in different populations, because of the divergent pressures on a domestic dog, as compared to a modern wolf) will cringe and lick the lips of a superior dog/bỉtch to express that it has no intention of trying to take over that pooch's ranking in the pack. The superior instinctively turns its head partially away. https://wagwalking.com/behavior/why-do-dachshunds-lick-other-dogs-mouths doesn't have the whole reason why PUPS mouth-lick. but finding a suitable web-site is proving difficult! And you now have 81 answers, of varying quality & awareness. It is time you chose the BEST answer. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The remaining web-addresses need to be copy&pasted into your computer's web-address line. For some dangers of kissing or licking your dog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceKpa5VL_MU 😛 To discuss GSDs, join some groups such as https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GSD_Friendly/info by sending an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about GSDs. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. To find other groups or breeds, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. 😛 Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/info to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    82 answers · Dogs · 1 week ago
  • Dear people in stunning countries (New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the UK) How dog friendly is your country?

    ● "Dear people in stunning countries (New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the UK) How dog friendly is your country?" こんにちは, Ryo. Did a psychic produce your list of nations? I was born in New Zealand from greatgreatgrandparents who got out of the UK in the 1800s My maternal grandmother was born & raised in Australia but married... show more
    ● "Dear people in stunning countries (New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the UK) How dog friendly is your country?" こんにちは, Ryo. Did a psychic produce your list of nations? I was born in New Zealand from greatgreatgrandparents who got out of the UK in the 1800s My maternal grandmother was born & raised in Australia but married Mum's NZer father. My bride's parents were born in the north-eastern parts of Australia but chose to migrate to NZ after WW2. As a teenager, I thought that Canada would be the only country I'd be happy to live in if earthquake-prone NZ (same rim of fire as Japan) submerged - but THEN I found out about the Canadian winters. I would also love to have been able to visit Japan for at least 3 months - so much of the culture there was different to what it was in my part-British, part-Māori nation. But hey - "my" Mount Taranaki acted as Fujiyama in a many-years-ago movie, "The Last Samurai": https://www.newzealand.com/in/feature/th... My helper's mother was Japanese (in Nagasaki on that fateful day) - but never taught him that language. So I had to hope to hope that Google produced the correct kanji for "Konichiwa", which is one of the very few Nipponese words I vaguely remember from the middle 1950s when Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai used to send me glossy magazines after I DXed their broadcasts. ● "I'm a university student in Japan. In the future, I would like to move to one of the marvelous countries as I said above." Is it to continue your university studies? Or for what type of employment? ● "When it come to think of it, how dog friendly is one of the most important factors for me." Do you intend to bring your dog with you? We have strict requirements that an agent in Japan can explain & work out the cost of for you, but almost every dog will need to spend at least 10 days in a quarantine station - it can be as much as 6 months. https://www.govt.nz/browse/immigration-a... If you have a licensed AIDE-dog, GUIDE-dog. SERVICE-dog: That period MIGHT be shortened, depending on the apparent health of your dog and the services you need it for. But we ARE fussy about bringing in any further pests & diseases. ● "Then, could you give me some tips about that in terms of accesses of dogs to public areas like restaurants, parks, public transportation and so on?" NO, some, NO. As for "and so on", you are too vague. but probably NO. Most cities have by-laws requiring dogs to be on-leash while off their their owner's property, and forbidding a dog to be walked on the same footpath as a shop has in front of it. Wherever you settle, you will need to contact the local council's DCOs (Dog Control Officers) as to which parks and which beaches are designated as suitable for dogs, which are banned for dogs all year round, which are banned during the warm months. Unless your dog is licensed & registered as an AIDE/GUIDE/SERVICE-dog, it is definitely NOT allowed in public buildings such as halls, restaurants, shops. theatres. ● "In addition that, how convenient is to live with dogs like a Labrador Retriever or a German Shepard in your country?" There is no word "Shepard" except as a family-name going back to when William the Conqueror sent Norman scribes to collect the name & details-of-taxable-wealth of every person in England. Most English people had no family name back then, so when asked their name they would say "I am Tom's son" or "Bill the Carpenter" or "I'm Sam the Shepherd", with the scribe misunderstanding and writing "Thomson" or "Bill Carpenter" or "Sam Shepherd" (with lots of spelling errors because they were NORMANS, not Englishmen). I've never had problems living with my German Shepherd Dogs, except on 2 occasions when people complained about one barking while I was at work. ● "I'm not sure which city to live, so any cities are fine." You might change your mind after you find out our property prices at present in the main cities and the scenic beauty spots. Most people expect a house to cost about 3 times as much as their annual income. But in most places the average cost at present is about 9 times the average income. We are also several thousand homes short of what's needed (especially in the Auckland area), so those wanting to migrate here need to have an occupation that is in demand - and preferably one that supplies a house-to-rent. The housing statistics in: https://www.stats.govt.nz/topics/income?... are almost 6 months out of date - but I doubt you'd be visiting before late January/early February anyway, to have a look around. Those are the middle of our 4 months of hot season. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - As I've already used Y!A's stingy allowance of 3 web-sites it will activate as hot-links, for the next web-addresses you'll need to copy&paste the address into your browser's address-field. 😛 To discuss GSDs, join some groups such as https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GSD_Friendly/info by sending an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about GSDs. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. To find other groups or breeds, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. 😛 Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/info to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    8 answers · Dogs · 1 week ago
  • So I have a Australian Shepherd who turned 1 in November and she hasn’t had her 1st heat cycle yet is that normal?

    ● "So I have a Australian Shepherd who turned 1 in November and she hasn’t had her 1st heat cycle yet is that normal?" If you ask because you want to have her mated, THAT is a question that you should be asking her BREEDER, not the Y!A kids. If you didn't get her from a registered breeder, then you should NOT consider breeding from... show more
    ● "So I have a Australian Shepherd who turned 1 in November and she hasn’t had her 1st heat cycle yet is that normal?" If you ask because you want to have her mated, THAT is a question that you should be asking her BREEDER, not the Y!A kids. If you didn't get her from a registered breeder, then you should NOT consider breeding from her - there will be too many unknowns in her genetics. But regardless, she is far too young to be mated yet. She should not be mated until 🐕(1) she is 23 months or older, and 🐕(2) has been xrayed and cleared of Hip Dysplasia (I consider cleared of Elbow Dysplasia to also be important). In addition, she should have 🐕(3) some Championship Show wins in adult classes to her credit, to prove that she meets the requirements of the International Standard of the breed: http://www.fci.be/Nomenclature/Standards... and 🐕(4) should have earned a trainability qualification - preferably to do with herding sheep. It is evident that Y!A answerers have DIFFERENT "interpretations" of the word "normal". The experts on the English language produce the Oxford Dictionary. See: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/defini... For your question, use the "typical" and "on average" meanings of "normal". 🐕TYPICALLY, bỉtches respond to the changing length of daylight hours by coming "on heat" in June-August and in October-December here in the southern hemisphere. I doubt that it will be much different in the northern hemisphere, but will depend on how close to the equator or the polar circle the bỉtch lives. 🐕ON AVERAGE, bỉtches have a "heat" every 6 months, beginning when 6 to 8 months old. But some bỉtches have their "heats" as close together as 3 or 4 months, others are more like wolves and have their "heats" a year apart. And, depending on the month in which a pup is born, the sunlight factor can result in it starting its first "heat" at 4 months old, or 14-to-16 months old. So unless your pet comes "on heat" VERY soon, I consider that she is NOT normal, NOT typical. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 😛 To discuss a breed, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. Then send an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about that breed. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. 😛 Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/info to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    8 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • How to make my puppy stop whining in the crate?

    ● "How to make my puppy stop whining in the crate?" "MAKE"? I hope you have English as your 2nd or 3rd language, because you certainly do NOT know what the word "make" means. If English is your ONLY language, then please don't have any children - although a male & a female human can work together to MAKE an... show more
    ● "How to make my puppy stop whining in the crate?" "MAKE"? I hope you have English as your 2nd or 3rd language, because you certainly do NOT know what the word "make" means. If English is your ONLY language, then please don't have any children - although a male & a female human can work together to MAKE an embryo which might get born and become a baby, you can't then MAKE the child DO anything. The same applies to MAKING a puppy DO or STOP DOING anything. "Make" is an extremely diverse word, with many, many meanings as a verb, and several as a noun. 👀 "manufacture" is the prime meaning of MAKE. Meanings 1 & 2 in: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/defini... 👀 "force" is the next meaning of MAKE. Meaning 3 in that web-page, the expert on the English language. Merriam-Webster and others use the Yanklish language, which has moved FAR from being the English language it started from at Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607 onwards; the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620 onwards; and the Quakers at Salem, New Jersey in 1675 onwards. Having read the rest of your question, there is only ONE possible answer: 🤢 RETURN the puppy to whoever you got it from. NO WAY does your current life-style make you suitable to care for, raise, and TRAIN a puppy. I doubt that you are even suitable to adopt an older pooch at present. See, although 7-to-8 weeks old is, in my long experience, the IDEAL age to rehome a puppy (never trust politicians to actually KNOW the developmental stages of animals!), and that pups MUST be rehomed before 10 weeks old or retained by the breeder/rescuer until 4½ months old, there are various ABSOLUTE REQUIREMENTS before a puppy should be allowed to be available. GOOD animal rescue organisations such as the SPCA have inspectors who do their best to ensure that these conditions are met: 🤯1: The puppy seeker MUST have a back door that opens straight into a securely-fenced back yard, so that the pup can be picked up and INSTANTLY carried to that yard and placed there until it remembers what it wanted to do 9piddler and/or poo) so DOES it. 🤯2: The puppy seeker MUST be a "homebody" or MUST be able to choose to stay home 24/7 for the first 2 or 3 weeks beginning the day they bring Pup home. The first week, in particular, is CRUCIAL for such as developing the pup's trust in the new human, and for the human to learn how to predict when the pup needs to go toilet so TAKES it to the toilet-area and STANDS there boringly still&silent until Pup remembers what it wanted to do, so does it. Whereupon the human instantly praises & rewards the pup. 🤯3: The puppy seeker MUST thereafter be able to ensure that Pup is NOT left unsupervised for longer than 2 or 3 hours except in a roofed security pen with a built-in raised sleeping box. That can be extended to 8 hours as of when Pup is 5 or 6 months old. But although water must be always available, the meals (preferably 3, spaced evenly throughout the day) must be timed carefully so that an INDOORS dog doesn't need to piddle-poo before its pet-human arrives home, nor while the pet-human is boringly asleep. While teaching and after my wife took a job in Parliament, I chose schools close enough to home for me to drive home, attend to the pup or pups, then return to school, all during the lunch break. 🤯4: The puppy seeker MUST have transport to get human+pup to & from a weekly training group, in order for the human to be observed & COACHED to improve his/her awareness, body-language, timing, and his/her use of the leash, praise&rewards, voice tones. Whether you meet the 4th requirement, I don't know. But you certainly don't currently meet the first 3. ● "I recently got a 8 week old puppy who is part German Shepard and Labrador." Impossible. There is no such thing as a "German Shepard" - indeed, there is no English or German word "shepard", except as a family name invented by some of William the Conqueror's Norman scribes sent out to find out everyone in England's name and taxable wealth - it was recorded as the Domesday Book. But when a peasant was asked his name a replied "John the shepherd", some scribes thought that he was saying his surname, & they mis-spelled it as Shepard or Sheperd or Shephard or Sheppard or Shepperd. The name Johnson and various others ending with "son" or "sen" have the same origin, the peasant having stated "I am John's son" or "I am Steven's son" or "I am Tom's son". "My" breed's real name is in German: Deutsche Schäferhund, which translates EXACTLY as the 3 words: German Shepherd Dog, because it is a dog/hund developed in Germany/Deutscheland to shepherd(=herd sheep)/Schäfer. ● "She's a fantastic puppy, doesn't chew too many things" ONE chomped item is TOO MANY! ● "her only down fall is that she whines, cries and screams when put in her crate. I've put a nice cozy blanket in there with some toys to try and get her more comfortable in it," The blanket helps soften the contacts with her elbows, hips, jaw. But what use are the "toys"? A dog's only use for "toys" is to interact with a litter-mate or pet-human - games such as "Catch me if you can" against the siblings, and "Fetch" with their human. I HOPE that she receives a suitable raw gnaw-bone each time you leave home or go to bed. 👿Have the neighbours started COMPLAINING to your landlord yet? No-one expects to have to tolerate "whines, cries and screams" while they are awake. They CERTAINLY don't expect to have to while they are trying to sleep! Does she "whine, cry and scream" while YOU are trying to sleep during the day-time? Although I had a dog while I was at primary school, I didn't have one during the years I was at boarding school, teachers' college,+university, and a carefree bachelor (although I did have a couple of independent tabby cats once I became a teacher in rural districts). My first GSD was demanded as her "bride price" by my bride. ● "it's a big cage by the way, big enough to still use once she gets older and fully grown." You've mentioned nothing about how you prepare the crate for when she is forced to piddle-poo in there. Before returning to work after the annual holiday you took (or SHOULD have taken!) so you could settle her in and house-train her, you SHOULD have trained her to perform THOSE functions on enough layers of old newspaper to prevent it soaking through to the bottom of the crate while were absent t asleep. And made sure that there is plenty of room for her to stretch out without her paws or coat being contaminated by the faeces or urine. A fully grown dog should NOT need to be crated, except while travelling, such as by aeroplane. ● "I work an 8 hour long, night shift" Which means you are AWAY from home much longer! How long on work days between when you shut the front door as you leave and when you open it as you return? Nowadays, an 8 hour work-day tends to require the worker to be absent from home for 10 or more hours. Some cities have begun banning private transport from industrial and retail areas, to reduce the congestion & traffic jams. More will copy that lead. ● "can't let her run around the house while im home because there is nobody to watch her." THAT is nonsense. "while im home" is (once you change "im" to "I'm") the only time when there IS somebody to watch her! And to INTERACT with her. But it is obvious that at present YOU are not suitably set up to be a dog owner. So return the pup to the pet shop or con-artist BYBer you got her from, and spend the next 5+ years finding a suitable job that will allow you to support a stay-at-home spouse and a dwelling with secure fencing and accommodation for a 3-person+dog ("electric"?) vehicle. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 😛 To discuss GSDs, join some groups such as https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GSD_... by sending an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about GSDs. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. To find other groups or breeds, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. 😛 Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/info to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    13 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • Why is my German Shepherd so dumb?

    ● "Why is my German Shepherd so dumb?" "dumb" means "unable to speak". Although parrots and a few other creatures (including some pet dogs seen & heard on videos) can make noises that SOUND like our speech-words, they are merely imitating what they have heard (hence the term "parroting") - they have no... show more
    ● "Why is my German Shepherd so dumb?" "dumb" means "unable to speak". Although parrots and a few other creatures (including some pet dogs seen & heard on videos) can make noises that SOUND like our speech-words, they are merely imitating what they have heard (hence the term "parroting") - they have no idea what the sounds MEAN, just that their pet human seems to enjoy hearing them. So, because of their lack of actual speech, we refer to them as "dumb animals", despite that they sure can COMMUNICATE with members of their own species & sub-species. And there is no "German Shepherd" - the breed's correct name is Deutsche Schäferhund, which translates EXACTLY as German Shepherd Dog, giving GSD as the abbreviation. ● "Well my dog is about a year old now she is really kinda stupid.." MOST unlikely. In a survey asking obedience judges to rate the intelligence of the breeds they knew, the GSD was ranked 3rd brightest: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Intell... Properly-bred-&-reared GSDs are SO intelligent that they EASILY out-think lazy self-centred unaware humans with more money than brains. Re-read [Jojo]'s answer. 🤢NO WAY should you send your GSD away again - YOU need to be COACHED so that you & she become a TEAM. ● "when she was about 6 months old I sent her to a training school and she was super smart knew how to heel, sit, stay, look at me, follow, come when called and more " In other words, that professional trainer EARNED his money. 🤢But didn't count on the ignorance & laziness of his pupil's OWNER! ● "but as she got older she got stupider like sometimes she poops in the house when she was fully housebroke" There is no word "housebroke", despite the beliefs of those who ignore English and invent a patois that only their own in-group can understand. The proper expression is HOUSE-TRAINED. My last home-bred GSD came inside the afternoon her last sibling went to his new home. She was trained to use old newspaper that afternoon, and was so reliable that she spent the next 4 or so years with the run of the house 24/7. The only thing that took a little longer was convincing her that my always-open bedroom door was an invisible barrier through which she is not allowed. On 3 mornings I had to go look in the passageway for the "aromatic" sock she had sneaked away with while I was asleep. ● "she doesn’t come to her name anymore" Why should she? What incentive have you given her to come? And her NAME shouldn't be the command to come. Her name should precede every command, but it is the ATTENTION-getter, not the command. The traditional command is usually"COME!" or "COME IN!" or "HEEL!", depending on the position you want her to move to. But herding dogs, hunting dogs, etc, learn command words in other languages - no problem, if they have a human who understands how dogs THINK, and has the brains to get COACHED. One of my past contacts is the head trainer at her local GSD club, and has represented the USA at several International Protection Dog competitions. But each time she posts her entry off to a competition she goes to a professional trainer she respects, so he can hear her commands, see her signals, & observe both her & her GSD's reactions, then instruct her as to what she has to improve & how - and WHEN she has improved it enough he moves on to the next tiny flaw. ● "she pulls on a leash when I walk her" Blame yourself. The GSD pups I retain from breeding get their first off-property walk on-leash at 10 or 12 weeks old (depending on weather). I commonly need half an hour to get past the first 5 houses on their first trip, as each of them tries hard to return to HOME! But then they suddenly realise that they can zig-&-zag to the end of the leash (unless I pull then away from something disgusting or a scared human) to their nose's content following interesting scent trails & investigating strange shapes, provided that they mostly walk in the direction I am facing. As a result, they DON'T try (when older & stronger) to haul me along UNLESS I urge them to help haul me up a steep hill. ● "she doesn’t know how to heel bassicly it’s like I never trained her but I i did!!!!" No 👿YOU👿 didn't - you took advantage of the training the professional instilled, but you failed to constantly reinforce it. And she soon worked out that she doesn't NEED to come - she gets no satisfactory REWARD for coming. As for at "Heel" - I came close to abandoning that once I ceased being an instructor. I prefer my dog out in front (so my body doesn't obstruct the dog's awareness), one ear back listening for my voice, both eyes, the nose and the other ear detecting everything in the vicinity. ● "What should I do?" 🤯Accept and OBEY the advice that both [Jojo] and I have given you. Although we live almost at each other's antipodes (meaning that we are almost exactly opposite each other, with the whole world between us), and disagree with each other when necessary, we are both addicts of the GSD breed, both started in obedience training. I think I got my first dog a decade before she got hers, but she got her first GSD just before I got my first GSD. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 😛 To discuss GSDs, join some groups such as https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GSD_... by sending an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about GSDs. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. To find other groups or breeds, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. 😛 Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/info to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    16 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • What is the biggest event in dogdom?

    ● "What is the biggest event in dogdom?" Assuming that you refer to the number of dogs PARTICIPATING in a single "weekend" event, regardless of whether in Agility or Conformation or "Dancing with Dogs" or Obedience or Protection or Racing or Sled-pulling or Tracking: 🤯28,000± dogs in 6 days at the FCI World... show more
    ● "What is the biggest event in dogdom?" Assuming that you refer to the number of dogs PARTICIPATING in a single "weekend" event, regardless of whether in Agility or Conformation or "Dancing with Dogs" or Obedience or Protection or Racing or Sled-pulling or Tracking: 🤯28,000± dogs in 6 days at the FCI World Championship in Europe: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Dog_... 😛10,000+ dogs in 4 days at Crufts in Britain: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crufts 😊 2,800 dogs - further entries for Westminster's 2 days are rejected: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminste... 🐕Pet-only owners might be interested in the rather newish Scruffts - but because I've already used Y!A's stingy limit of 3 web-addresses hot-linked, you'll need to copy&paste the address into your browser's address field: 🤢 1,300+ dogs so far, for pet-owners in Britain: https://www.wellbeloved.com/scruffts/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 😛 To discuss a breed, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. Then send an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about that breed. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. 😛 Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/info to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    10 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • Dog years?

    ● "Dog years" THAT isn't even a question! ● "how old is a dog in human years" THAT is nonsense! Learn to PUNCTUATE questions & sentences. There is NO SUCH THING as a "dog year" or a "human year", just as there is no such thing as a "dog day" (except for the hot summer days that used to... show more
    ● "Dog years" THAT isn't even a question! ● "how old is a dog in human years" THAT is nonsense! Learn to PUNCTUATE questions & sentences. There is NO SUCH THING as a "dog year" or a "human year", just as there is no such thing as a "dog day" (except for the hot summer days that used to be thought of as caused by Sirius, the "dog star". See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_days ) or a "dog year". Time is based on 🌏1 day = how long it takes for your planet to spin once on its axis and again be looking at the part of the universe you were looking at at the start of that spin. 🌏1 year = how long it takes for your planet to complete one circuit around its sun. While you & the dog are on the same planet, days and years are the same length for both of you. If one of you migrates to a DIFFERENT planet, each of you will be living different "local time" spans. To see HOW different it will be on the planets in our solar system, study: https://www.universetoday.com/37507/year... Then, if you're curious as to how old you (or your pet) would be in "planet years" if you had been born on various planets, fill in the details in the frames on: https://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/age/ If you still stubbornly insist that there are such things as a "dog year" that is different to a "human year", then you will need to copy & paste the https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/dog-and-human-years/ address into your browser's address line. Y!A is too stingy to activate/hot-link more than 3 web-addresses. Seriously - AGE is relative to the species & breed, plus the diet & fitness & HEALTH & weight. There is NO reliable prediction as to how long YOU will live, nor how long your pet will live. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    3 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • Experience with rectal prolapse in dogs?

    ● "Experience with rectal prolapse in dogs?" If that was meant to be ● "Do you have experience with rectal prolapse in dogs?" I can honestly state: "Not ME." Not with the 2 "Fockers" (Fox Terrier x Cocker Spaniel crosses) gifted to me in my boyhood. Not with my purchases: an unregisterable GSD, my 9... show more
    ● "Experience with rectal prolapse in dogs?" If that was meant to be ● "Do you have experience with rectal prolapse in dogs?" I can honestly state: "Not ME." Not with the 2 "Fockers" (Fox Terrier x Cocker Spaniel crosses) gifted to me in my boyhood. Not with my purchases: an unregisterable GSD, my 9 registered NZ-bred GSDs, my wife's Cairn Terrier, our 5 GSDs imported from Britain or Germany. Not with the over-300 home-bred GSDs our kennel produced. Prolapses are something that any GOOD breeder should be unfamiliar with! The nearest I've been to anything like that was an acquaintance's slightly-related to our stock GSD bỉtch about 35 years ago. She developed canine anal furunculosis (perianal fistula). He twice had his vet use surgery to try to remedy it. Third time he was kind enough to have her put-to-sleep-forever. ● "We bought a female French bulldog from a breeder. She got her health certificate with them on 11/17 stating a clear floating fecal." Do YOU know what a "clear floating fecal" is? I had to look it up - no site found uses that exact expression, but it seems to mean that there are no parasite's eggs found floating after a stool aka faece is dissolved in a heavy liquid. See: https://norwalkanimalhospital.com/veteri... I'm very dubious about THAT test - whether negative or positive - as a reason for a prolapse! Ditto the REASON for the test. It strikes me as a cheapskate con-artist's way to persuade naive newbie dog seekers that this is a CAREFUL breeder. I've checked the sites listing the most common problems in French Bulldogs, and prolapses are NOT in the most common 17. See: https://blog.pawedin.com/dogs/17-french-... However, apart from her breed, you have supplied NONE of the important information we NEED in order to form a better idea of the situation. Because you chose to be a coward & hide your Activity Page & your Qs&As by using the anonymous bowler-hatted blue-face, we can't use THAT page to inform us of the things you haven't thought to tell us. NEVER use that Anonymous if you want people to decide that your question is genuine, and that you will, in return, select a Best Answer that addresses your expressed concern. Right. Go to your Question, click the [Edit] under it, click the [Add Update] that will pop up, then type in these facts: 💥1: What kennel club is she registered with? 💥2: Which kennel is she from? How many litters has she had for that kennel? 💥3: How old is she? 💥4: How long have you had her? 💥5: Did you buy her for breeding from, for competing in conformation shows, for competing in training tests & trials, or just to give you a reason to get up each day and so she is - or soon will be - spayed? 💥6: What - if any - research have you done about the problems that brachycephalic dogs must endure? 💥7: Is your climate & lifestyle suitable for a brachycephalic dog? ● "On 11/19 we took her to our vet to make sure everything was clear and ok with her, turns out she had coccidia we were given 3 different medications for her and within that time frame she’s had 4 rectal prolapses. We go in this week to see if her fecal is clear and to mention the prolapse which we feel has been caused by the straining and diarrhea from the coccidia." Possibly. But I suspect a more serious history - possibly grandmother and mother both developed prolapses. If she is an adult, I strongly suspect that she had prolapsed before you got her, and that is why she was for sale. ● " Could this be because coccidia isn’t clear and is going to need more medication?" We are unable to assess that. IF you followed the instructions for dosing intervals, AND IF there is no foecal matter lying around that she can eat (it doesn't have to be from dogs - coccidia are not "fussy" about their hosts) and thus get re-infected, she should stay clear for several months. BUT - to check on that is why you are booked to return to the vet. ● "Breeder states that prolapse should stop after she’s clear from the parasite suggesting she may still have it or can it still occur even after coccidia has been treated?" THAT was THE "red flag" sentence! Either the breeder said that to con you, or he/she is VERY familiar with prolapses in his/her pooches. And it's why I am interested in HER age, how long YOU've had her, whether she has had litters (and how many...). But certainly you should NOT attempt to breed from her. Her own prolapse rules that out. ● "We’re on the fence about what to do and still have two more days to see the vet" I'm have a busy time at present, but I'll be back in 22 or 46 hours to see what information you've supplied. And I will be interested in an Update after your next vet visit. As you can't Update AFTER you've chosen the Best Answer, please DON'T choose it until you have supplied that after-vet update. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 😛 To discuss a breed, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. Then send an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about that breed. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. 😛 Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/info to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    5 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • What should i do with my dog?

    ● "What should i do with my dog?" Almost everything except having a bath and sleeping in the same bed. But, although that was put where your MAIN question goes, it wasn't your REAL question. ● "my dog has been giving my family lost of trouble especially my family garden she destroyed the whole thing. im wondering what can i do... show more
    ● "What should i do with my dog?" Almost everything except having a bath and sleeping in the same bed. But, although that was put where your MAIN question goes, it wasn't your REAL question. ● "my dog has been giving my family lost of trouble especially my family garden she destroyed the whole thing. im wondering what can i do for her to stop digging the plants and creating a mess?" THERE is you real question, the one that should have been in the first field as ○ "What can I do to stop my bỉtch digging the plants and creating a mess?" ● "if i can't fix it they said i have to surrender my dog to the shelter." It's not something that is broken, so you can't FIX it. But you CAN - with money & effort - PREVENT IT. But you have failed to give us any USEFUL information. So click the [Edit] under your question, click the [Add Update] that will pop up, then type in these bits of information: 💥1: What are her AGE and BREED (or breeds)? Is she fertile or spayed? 💥2: Why did you choose HER? What tasks do you want her to do when she is a trained adult? 💥3: How long have you had her? Is she properly house-trained yet? 💥4: Where is she when you are at school or work? How long is she alone in that place on school/work days? 💥5: What kind, and where, are the "gardens"? (Flowers, veges? Between the path & the house, in the middle of the back yard?) 💥6: How much money and time can YOU supply for creating the requirements? Will your parents supply what time & money that you can't? 💥7: Do your parents own the property you are on? If they need their landlord's permission to keep this type of dog, do they have that permission? Only then can we give useful advice on such as a security pen or a kennel&chain and/or garden fences. It may be that you & your property are simply NOT suitable for keeping a dog, and so you must surrender your pet to a dog-rescue charity such as the Battersea Dogs' & Cats' Home, the SPCA, the HSUS, or a breed-specific rescue charity. But be aware that their funding does NOT allow them to keep your pet forever if no-one wants it: https://metro.co.uk/2018/01/13/battersea... Here's hoping you have GOOD news for us when I return in about 24 hours' time. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 😛 To discuss GSDs, join some groups such as https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GSD_... by sending an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about GSDs. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. To find other groups or breeds, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. 😛 Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/info to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    5 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • What do you think of muscle frenchies?

    ● "What do you think of muscle frenchies?" Why waste time 'thinking' aimlessly? 👿There is NO SUCH BREED. Therefore there is no Breed Standard, and no control over the attitude, build, character. endurance, gait, genetic health, size, trainability. Therefore you are admiring a CON-artist's attempt to gouge cash from people too... show more
    ● "What do you think of muscle frenchies?" Why waste time 'thinking' aimlessly? 👿There is NO SUCH BREED. Therefore there is no Breed Standard, and no control over the attitude, build, character. endurance, gait, genetic health, size, trainability. Therefore you are admiring a CON-artist's attempt to gouge cash from people too stupid to know how to find out whether a fancy "name" is actually a BREED. The BREED it appears to be a cast-off from is the French Bulldog:http://www.fci.be/Nomenclature/Standards... Those interested in the thinking about genetics such as afflicted "Wendy the Whippet" that [Nekked] suggested in a Comment under her answer should also read through: https://www.scientificamerican.com/artic... 😖The brachycephalic breeds - especially the Bulldogs - have become so dysfunctionally EXAGGERATED that they can rarely actually mate. It is also close to unheard of for a bỉtch in those breeds to be able to whelp - she almost always needs a Caesarean section! And their muzzles have become so shortened that they can't breathe well enough to run a lap around the outside of the average house without collapsing. Are you keen to perform mouth-to-nostrils resuscitation on a collapsed French Bulldog whenever the sun is shining warmly? My nation's home-grown sales web-site has decided to NOT accept advertisements for the worst brachycephalic breeds: British Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, and Pugs. Are you interested in a rare "French Pugull" aka Pug x French Bulldog cross-breed? - I definitely am NOT! 🎷I like the energetic, natural, versatile BREED whose name translates as German Shepherd Dog - I want it as functional as it was before the Americans, the British, and the Germans started exaggerating various aspects about 50-60 years ago. ● "I don't know much about these dogs. They look hard af though." I have quite a good vocabulary of English words (MUCH better than my French, German, Māori, Samoan, Tokelauan), but I had to go to slang-sites to get an idea as to what your "hard af" stands for. If you can't bear to type the actual WORDS, DON'T inflict slang codes on us. Speak ENGLISH, and WRITE English. Surely you realise that many of the people in Y!A are weak on English, it being only their 3rd or 4th language? There ARE things that the Internet cannot yet show us - but the various "Search engines" can find con-artists as easily as they can find HONEST salespeople. Actually, my experience is that, when it comes to dogs, there are far more con-artists and IGNORANT pretend-"breeders" than there are honest dedicated breeders. https://www.google.com/search?q=%27muscl... will find you LOTS of con-artists, plus this warning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hakSTAofwm4 (Sorry - Y!A is too stingy to hot-link more than 3 web-addresses per answer, so you will need to copy & paste that web-address, and those further down, into your browser's web-address field.) 🤯In addition, the reason blue "Frenchies" are rare is the same as in "my" breed:- liver, blue, self-white, piebald are UNACCEPTABLE in the breed; some because they interfere with the pooch's breed-tasks, some because th allele for that colour is linked to deleterious genes on the same chromosome whereas the genes with alleles that DON'T produce those colours are not yet linked to the deleterious genes. But there are always idiots who will buy them, thinking that "rare" means "precious, valuable". - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 😛 To discuss GSDs, join some groups such as https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GSD_Friendly/info by sending an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about GSDs. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. To find other groups or breeds, type the breed-name into the top field ofa https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. 😛 Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/info to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    6 answers · Dogs · 3 weeks ago
  • Are there health benefits in waiting to have dogs fixed?

    ● "Are there health benefits in waiting to have dogs fixed?" Why does your dog need to be "fixed" - what part of YOUR dog has been broken or has worn out? ● "My friend brings her dogs to an alternative vet who said it’s healthier for the dogs to wait until they are 3 to be spayed and neutered." Ah - NOW you use the... show more
    ● "Are there health benefits in waiting to have dogs fixed?" Why does your dog need to be "fixed" - what part of YOUR dog has been broken or has worn out? ● "My friend brings her dogs to an alternative vet who said it’s healthier for the dogs to wait until they are 3 to be spayed and neutered." Ah - NOW you use the proper word: NEUTERED. 🎷 If you wish to refer to only ONE gender, a dog is castrated, a bỉtch is spayed. ● " I think it’s a money making scam because it costs her $2000 because the vet then says because they are older the surgery is more delicate and so it costs more. Thoughts??" I cannot comment on whether THAT vet is a scammer, but your friend sure is is a spendthrift! What a pity you are too paranoid to tell us anything about YOURSELF - starting with which country's $ you use, and what dog breed your friend has. See, the SIZE of the pooch makes a difference to how much anaesthetic is needed, how much cutting is needed, how much stitching is required. So vets charge different fees depending on the age & size. I live in Aotearoa, the nation closest to Paradise. Its name on maps is New Zealand. You will have to use a money-conversion website to get a realistic idea of what NZ vets charge in NZ$ would mean in your nation's $s. The 3 clinics I checked (scattered between the north & the south of my country) quote different prices based on which 4 or 5 weight categories the pooch fits, but Y!A refuses to let us use spaces to line things up, so to simplify the situation I am going to list only the cheapest & dearest price for each gender at each clinic, with the castration first, the spaying (which has a LOT more cutting & stitching than is needed for a male) last. - - - - - - - castration - - - - spaying Clinic A: $135 to $220 : : $215 to $340 Clinic B: $200 to $280 : : $295 to $390 Clinic C: $196 to $356 : : $259 to $443 Vets LIKE to neuter at 5-to-6 months old, because everything is smaller (so less anaesthetics + cutting + stitching needed), and the incision heals QUICKER while the pooch's cells are rapidly dividing during growth. 😡HOWEVER, the risk of various long term consequences (of which, incontinence is the most likely, but as others have mentioned, the gonads' hormones are NEEDED to signal the growth plates in the leg-bones to all STOP adding length at the same time. Without that synchronisation, the risk of disorders such as hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia are higher) is higher the younger the pooch was when the surgery was done. If you're cynical, you will realise that vets who neuter early PROFIT a few years later from the medication or surgery needed to alleviate the problem caused by that too-early neutering! After joining the first group below the dashed line, click https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_... and read the research reports listing the percentages of risk of the pet developing a specific problem, based in the age at neutering. So a sensible person waits until the pooch has reached full height, although it will still have some muscle growth to do. My recommendation is that no pooch be neutered before 10 months old; better is after 18 months old. 🤢However, if a mis-mating occurs, the sensible owner writes down the start-date of that "heat", the date of the first mating, then rings the vet, reports those dates, and asks for a booking for a gravid spay to be performed. The date will usually be at least 21 days later than the heat started, but less than 21 days after the first mating. NEVER allow a spaying while the bỉtch is still "on-heat". The oestrus hormones result in the tissues being much softer, and so the stitches are likely to tear through them and result in internal bleeding. So far as the BENEFITS of neutering are concerned, they mostly affect brainless careless owners who shouldn't be allowed a pooch! Such as no escaping to have a mating, no dripping blood in the house. But after you & your friend have read those reports (and possibly viewed the videos of neutering being performed) you will have a better idea as to what is real & what is myth regarding the benefits & drawbacks of neutering. None of my bỉtches was ever neutered unless she developed pyometritis. Only one of my males was neutered - his 3 years younger repeat-sister was in lust with him, and although they were both under control while I WATCHED, when I absent-mindedly stood up and started walking to the kitchen to make a cuppa coffee they were up and tied before I had reach halfway, remembered, and turned around. Neutering him solved that problem. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 😛 Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_... to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. 😛 To discuss GSDs, join some groups such as https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GSD_... by sending an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about GSDs. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. To find other groups or breeds, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    19 answers · Dogs · 3 weeks ago
  • Advice for earning points?

    ● "Advice for earning points?" LEARN enough to give VALUABLE advice. 💀 Your ◊ "Imo your kid having a gun is a sign that he is a man and can take care of himself." is not ADVICE, just a very flawed OPINION that is sadly common in the USA - especially among those who don't have the maturity to understand what the REAL signs of... show more
    ● "Advice for earning points?" LEARN enough to give VALUABLE advice. 💀 Your ◊ "Imo your kid having a gun is a sign that he is a man and can take care of himself." is not ADVICE, just a very flawed OPINION that is sadly common in the USA - especially among those who don't have the maturity to understand what the REAL signs of "being a man" are. GUNS are not it - they were "very good" at getting cocky impetuous overconfident kids shot. At the age of 7 or 8 (a l-o-n-g way from being a man!) I was a good enough target-shooter to get my name in the town newspaper. I didn't touch a gun again until I was at secondary school and all the pupils were forced to be "military cadets" and do "square bashing" drills while the seniors on the staff worked out which students to put in which courses with which teachers; in the following year we were taken to the rifle range with ex-army .303s. Dad wanted me to take both French & Latin, but the school couldn't arrange them to be at different times - both languages were taught at the same time but by different teachers. Alors j'ai choisi le français. 💀 Your ◊ "When us men say that it means her face is nice and flat like a plate and we want to use it to spread butter on our toast." is far from an appropriate answer to the question about "toasty" that you wrote it for. Learning the difference between YOUR (pronounced "yaw" or "yore") and YOU'RE (pronounced "yoo rr") would be a start. NOT wasting your time writing 111 answers and 20 questions in just 24 days would give you a lot more time in which to LEARN things. From a quick look through, NOT wasting points on asking YOUR questions would have helped. Impatiently choosing the first answer as though it were "Best" does NOT bring YOU as many points as it cost to ASK the question. Many of your choices as BA show poor judgement. But your Activity Page has no "About Me" - it should state at least your birth-year, nearest city (include the state or nation if many cities have the same name), and the topics that interest you, plus anything interesting ABOUT you. To add it, on your Activity Page page click the Edit Preferences label beside your avatar, then start typing into the field to the right of the "About Me" label. Y!A's programmers stupidly set the system up so that we can't see our own About Me, so you need a friend to send you a [PrintScreen] of that page's top. ● "What's the best way to earn points quickly for someone new to Yahoo Answers?" Nowadays there is only ONE way to EARN points QUICKLY: Write answers that get chosen as Best Answer and so gain 10 extra points. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    1 answer · Yahoo Answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is 22" at the shoulders tall for a dog?

    ● "Is 22" at the shoulders tall for a dog?" Yes, no, maybe, maybe not. See, whether something is tall or short DOESN'T depend on just ITS measurement - it depends on its measurement COMPARED TO the measurements of the other members of its "species". Compared to humans who represent their country in Basketball, I am... show more
    ● "Is 22" at the shoulders tall for a dog?" Yes, no, maybe, maybe not. See, whether something is tall or short DOESN'T depend on just ITS measurement - it depends on its measurement COMPARED TO the measurements of the other members of its "species". Compared to humans who represent their country in Basketball, I am not really "tall". But compared to a member of a Pygmy tribe (they average 4ft11"/1.5metres) I am IMMENSELY tall (I was 6ft2"/1.88metres until old age began shrinking the disks between the bones of my spine). If you want to specify an actual breed, you can look it up in http://www.fci.be/en/Nomenclature/Defaul... which is the website of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (the World Canine Organisation). It includes 94 member clubs and contract partners (one member club per country) that each issues its own pedigrees & trains its own judges. Almost the only nations that AREN'T members of the FCI are Britain, Canada, the USA, plus most of the nations in Africa, as shown at: http://www.fci.be/en/members/ If you are interested in the extremes: According to the Guinness Book of Records: 🤯The tallest dog ever was Zeus, a Great Dane who measured 1.118 metres (44 inches) tall on 4 October 2011. (He looks emaciated!) 🤯The smallest dogs ever were Chihuahuas. Milly measured 96.52 millimetres (3.8 inches) tall. Heaven Sent Brandy captured the title of most petite, measuring just 152.4 millimetres (6 inches) from end to end. So at 22", your dog is 2" below the 24" midpoint between 4" and 44". In my breed it would be almost minimum size for a bỉtch, as they are required to be 54-61cm (21¼-24"). It would be undersized for a male, as they have to be 59-66cm (23¼-26inches). In the Chihuahua breed yours would be happily pack-hunting a Peccary on one of the British islands in the Caribbean! 👀🤢🤯UPDATE:🤯🤢👀 If you are [Nick], learn that there is NO "American pit bull terrier" - indeed, except to the UKC (which no kennel club in the world accepts) there is no American Pit Bull Terrier. https://www.ukcdogs.com/american-pit-bul... will tell you that there are no actual SIZE and WEIGHT limits for the UKC's APBT, but the "desirable" ranges are 18 to 21 inches, 55 to 60 lbs for a male, 17 to 20 inches, 30 to 50 lbs for a bỉtch. But, for many Yanks, that range isn't "desirable enough", so they cross to such as a Mastiff to get "BIGGER" so-called PBTs. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 😛 To discuss a breed, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. Then send an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about that breed. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. 😛 Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/info to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    10 answers · Dogs · 3 weeks ago
  • Can a dog that is a DEGENERATIVE MYELOPATHY carrier get end up getting DM? Or can only a dog that is at-risk develop Dm?

    ● "Can a dog that is a DEGENERATIVE MYELOPATHY carrier get end up getting DM? Or can only a dog that is at-risk develop Dm?" DM is the correct abbreviation - not Dm. The sad situation is that DNA analysis is proving MUCH trickier than originally hoped for. And there is a strong belief that the DM produced by a pair of the SOD1 allele is... show more
    ● "Can a dog that is a DEGENERATIVE MYELOPATHY carrier get end up getting DM? Or can only a dog that is at-risk develop Dm?" DM is the correct abbreviation - not Dm. The sad situation is that DNA analysis is proving MUCH trickier than originally hoped for. And there is a strong belief that the DM produced by a pair of the SOD1 allele is NOT the same DM as studied by the now-retired professor Roger M. Clemmons at Florida University. The "ultimate answer" is not yet available as to whether there is or are "moderating genes" at work that affect one or both types of DM, or even whether there truly is more than one form of DM. It's currently rather like hip dysplasia, where one "main" gene was claimed, on 31 March 2008, to have been identified by the Hannover Veterinary University. But there are still MANY possible genes likely to contribute to how badly & quickly afflicted the pooch is, and diet & exercise can have a DRASTIC effect. So no-one is currently claiming that it is time to abandon the phenotype schemes that are based on x-rays, despite that x-rays cannot detect the effect of any recessive allele that is partnered by its dominant allele. Xrays are the best we've got at present for evaluating the risk of producing HD. And SOD1 is the best we've got at present for evaluating the risk of producing or developing DM. After joining the first group below the line of dashes, click: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_... It currently has links to 5 documents and 6 videos about DM. If you become aware of a better web-article or video, please use that group's Owner address to inform the group's moderators (they include 2 busy vets and a busy human-genetics advisor, so between them they can evaluate the accuracy and decide whether to add it to the group's resources then inform the group). You haven't stated the purpose for buying this pup. 😊If she is purely as a companion (preferably with some competition in training events to help keep her mind occupied), then the breeder has done all that's practical by testing the pups and giving you her N : P certificate showing that she is a carrier. 🤢If you intended to breed from her you MUST consider only those studs who have an N : N certificate. That way, on average, half the pups will be N : N, half will be N : P and their BUYERS will need to be educated by YOU as to the ethical & genetic limitations that status imposes, much as I'm attempting for you. If you need the codes explained, 🐕 N : N means that the pooch's 2 SOD1 genes are both Negative for the "bad" alleles. 🐕 N : P or P : N means that one of the 2 SOD1 genes is Positive for the "bad" allele, so the pooch is a carrier but probably not going to be afflicted. 🐕 P : P means that both copies of the gene are Positive for the "bad" allele, and the pooch is at HIGH risk of developing DM and SHOULD NOT BE BRED FROM! An N : N mated to a carrier will average half the litter being N : N, half being carriers. Two carriers mated together will, on average, result in ¼ of the litter being N : N, ½ the litter being carriers, and ¼ of the litter being P : P and so almost certain to develop DM. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 😛 Add https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_... to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. Then go to that page, click the Subscribe address (there is no fee - bad word-choice by Yahoo!), and send you name to that address. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group. 😛 To discuss GSDs, join some groups such as https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GSD_... by sending an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page. The people in them KNOW about GSDs. Plus you can include several actual photos in your posts. To find other groups or breeds, type the breed-name into the top field of https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's Message History on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE. King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    3 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago