July 1, 2014   8 notes

Sorry for lack of original content

private reasons and that

ongoing ones

July 1, 2014   87 notes

canisantiquus:

Freckleface Weeze

July 1, 2014   3,049 notes

fossekall:

canisantiquus:

toocooltobehipster:

coming home after not seeing your dog for a while

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she has actually done this to me more than once

i was put out of commission for a few weeks last time

i have learned to be very wary of speeding dogs

Sausage is a master at air launching herself into my knees

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thanks

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July 1, 2014   90 notes

Anonymous said: Do you prefer rescue dogs over purebred dogs?

honestlynina:

minimightymutts:

fuglydog:

If you buy a dog from the right breeder, both you and your dog will be set up for the best outcome before they are even born. If you get a dog from a rescue, you can’t rely on such a thing - the dog’s origin and history are often unknown - but you and the dog’s caretakers can still do your best to make the match a success.

Keep in mind, purebred and shelter dogs do overlap (pretty sure mine’s both!) - there are plenty of purebred dogs who find themselves without homes.

I don’t think there is anything inherently superior about either option. It’s all about what you’re looking for.

To say that you get the best outcome by buying a pet from a breeder is not only misinformed, but very biased towards the breeding industry.

There are no guarantees your “perfect purebred puppy” is going to be perfect or even purebred. Many breeders inbreed their dogs, which leads to numerous health issues in their offspring.
Here in Arizona it’s such an issue with breeders doing this with chihuahuas (in an attempt to make the non existant “teacup chihuahua”) we’ve seen dogs with malformed legs, malformed skulls, and organs that were not completely formed. If you manage to escape health issues, then the perfect dog will be because of how its owner trains it, not because it came from a breeder. You buy from a breeder, you’re supporting the growth of what is already extreme animal overpopulation, and that breeders ability to happily keep contributing to it.

All this arguement does is say that all shelter and rescue dogs are broken and can’t be fixed, but at least you to feel good about yourself for taking something thats “not perfect” in.

Good evening
fuglydog
looks like
minimightymutts
has your reality wake up call. Press 5 to snooze.

Presumably, minimightymutts would have had to dig a long way into my archive to find this post, so I have no idea how they could have missed the point of both this post and any contextual blog content by so, so far.

That, or they just saw someone say “dog breeders aren’t all awful” and decided they needed to chime in to say “YES THEY ARE.”

July 1, 2014   6,861 notes
foxinu:

bochelly:

infinitelull:

WHAT

What is that gorgeous light red baby next to the first weim? Probably a setter? I don’t know why but my brain went weim/setter.

the face is very brittany to me! perhaps a brittany mix, though they can come out very heavily ticked/roaned and it’s hard to see is that’s patterning or just light glare on the coat. but check out brittany faces for comparison! it looks like the brittanies i grew up with!

foxinu:

bochelly:

infinitelull:

WHAT

What is that gorgeous light red baby next to the first weim? Probably a setter? I don’t know why but my brain went weim/setter.

the face is very brittany to me! perhaps a brittany mix, though they can come out very heavily ticked/roaned and it’s hard to see is that’s patterning or just light glare on the coat. but check out brittany faces for comparison! it looks like the brittanies i grew up with!

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June 30, 2014   148 notes
June 28, 2014   1,898 notes
mgkesi:

thewonderwhippet:

mgkesi:

So now Cesar Millan is marketing these “funny muzzles” to walk your dog with. 
http://www.cesarsway.com/shop/Funny-Muzzle
His claim is that since you and others will find it funny, you will have “positive energy” and the dog will feel better.  I’m a bit shocked even Cesar would market a muzzle to exercise a dog in that inhibits panting or drinking.  Even on his demonstration video, the dog that is muzzled clearly needs to pant but cannot until the end of the video when the muzzle is taken off. 
There are already many negative reviews, and I really hope this never gets off the ground, but I wanted to help spread some awareness of this horrible product and the dangers of it.

First of all, I am NOT a dog expert… but you really don’t need to be one to see that this is not ok. Maybe if you’re using it to groom, but it is not ok for any sort of exercising, walking, even sitting around, especially in hot weather etc.  Dogs need to pant to regulate their temperature. This muzzle is preventing that.
I’m not a huge fan (actually I’m not a fan AT ALL and do not agree with any of his bully-like training methods, but that’s another topic) of Cesar Millan anyway but I’m a bit shocked he’s putting this product out there. You would think a “dog expert” would know better. And the fact he even promotes this as “for people” (because of the “funny” designs) tells me he doesn’t have the dog’s best interest in mind.
Sorry I don’t like to rant on my blog! Just hope other people see that this is not ok, even if a huge TV personality who claims to be a dog whisperer is promoting it.

I just wanted to reblog this once more and include this review which I felt really explained it well: 
As a veterinarian, I would absolutely not endorse this product. As Michael says above, nylon muzzles restrict panting and are dangerous to use when a dog is exercising at all, even if only for a short walk. If a muzzle is required for walking a dog or a veterinary visit, basket muzzles are much more preferable. They do not restrict the dog’s breathing, and also allow for the dog to lick peanut butter or cheese paste through the muzzle in order to reward the dog or divert his or her attention away from stressful stimuli.Also quite worrying is that this product says that it will “encourage socialization… and interaction within the community” due to its lighthearted designs. If an owner has a good reason for muzzling his or her dog on walks, this is likely the last thing one would want. Simply because a dog is muzzled, an owner should not be lulled into a false sense of security of thinking that it is either safe or appropriate to expose their dog to certain stimuli (e.g. strange people or dogs approaching/interacting with them) that they would not do if the dog was not muzzled. Not sure why this product was developed. (Review by Rebecca Feiring, DVM)

mgkesi:

thewonderwhippet:

mgkesi:

So now Cesar Millan is marketing these “funny muzzles” to walk your dog with. 

http://www.cesarsway.com/shop/Funny-Muzzle

His claim is that since you and others will find it funny, you will have “positive energy” and the dog will feel better.  I’m a bit shocked even Cesar would market a muzzle to exercise a dog in that inhibits panting or drinking.  Even on his demonstration video, the dog that is muzzled clearly needs to pant but cannot until the end of the video when the muzzle is taken off. 

There are already many negative reviews, and I really hope this never gets off the ground, but I wanted to help spread some awareness of this horrible product and the dangers of it.

First of all, I am NOT a dog expert… but you really don’t need to be one to see that this is not ok. Maybe if you’re using it to groom, but it is not ok for any sort of exercising, walking, even sitting around, especially in hot weather etc.  Dogs need to pant to regulate their temperature. This muzzle is preventing that.

I’m not a huge fan (actually I’m not a fan AT ALL and do not agree with any of his bully-like training methods, but that’s another topic) of Cesar Millan anyway but I’m a bit shocked he’s putting this product out there. You would think a “dog expert” would know better. And the fact he even promotes this as “for people” (because of the “funny” designs) tells me he doesn’t have the dog’s best interest in mind.

Sorry I don’t like to rant on my blog! Just hope other people see that this is not ok, even if a huge TV personality who claims to be a dog whisperer is promoting it.

I just wanted to reblog this once more and include this review which I felt really explained it well: 

As a veterinarian, I would absolutely not endorse this product. As Michael says above, nylon muzzles restrict panting and are dangerous to use when a dog is exercising at all, even if only for a short walk. If a muzzle is required for walking a dog or a veterinary visit, basket muzzles are much more preferable. They do not restrict the dog’s breathing, and also allow for the dog to lick peanut butter or cheese paste through the muzzle in order to reward the dog or divert his or her attention away from stressful stimuli.

Also quite worrying is that this product says that it will “encourage socialization… and interaction within the community” due to its lighthearted designs. If an owner has a good reason for muzzling his or her dog on walks, this is likely the last thing one would want. Simply because a dog is muzzled, an owner should not be lulled into a false sense of security of thinking that it is either safe or appropriate to expose their dog to certain stimuli (e.g. strange people or dogs approaching/interacting with them) that they would not do if the dog was not muzzled. Not sure why this product was developed. (Review by Rebecca Feiring, DVM)

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June 28, 2014   103 notes
non-wolfdogs:

little-foxtrot:

Uuuuuhm….

Craigslist is amazing.

non-wolfdogs:

little-foxtrot:

Uuuuuhm….

Craigslist is amazing.

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June 26, 2014   154 notes
the-two-germanys:

Daughters of Kilmarnock.Postcard, Scotland.

Typical dysplastic posture on a type of dog typically prone to hip dysplasia.

the-two-germanys:

Daughters of Kilmarnock.
Postcard, Scotland.

Typical dysplastic posture on a type of dog typically prone to hip dysplasia.

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June 26, 2014   16 notes

kenzie-sweetpea said: I went to the Humane Society Shelter a few weeks ago and there was a Blue heeler/ Bluetick cross booked in for "chasing livestock". No. Fucking. Shit. A cattle dog chasing livestock? Nooooo

Well, we live in farmland… So… Let’s get a farm dog.

OH MY GOD WHAT ARE YOU DOING DOG OH MY GOD STOP THIS INSTANT WHY IS THIS HAPPENING

An ACD/coonhound cross though? Really? They’re both blue and speckly! Let’s put them together!

The rowdiness of a cattle dog and the thickheadedness of a coondog! What could go wrong!

Bless him, I hope he finds a great home.

With owners who will keep him on a leash and give him lots of non-animal things to chase.