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Lorraine

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I run my one for miles beside my bicycle,but he's more than happy to spend the day sleeping if there's rain,apart from their size they are really a good fit for my motorhoming lifestyle. I was talking to a St Bernard owner a few days ago,she had a pup which was nearly the same height as my pooch,I had to ask what it was because it looked different,never knew they came in a short haired variety.
Yes but did you not find them less handsome and lighter in color, when I owned "Macari" I found this to be so
 

Asterix

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Yes but did you not find less handsome and lighter in color, when I owned "Macari" I found this so
It was a beautiful looking dog but too young to tell how it would turn out,deffo lighter in colour though. I do like St Bernards,never owned one and due to my aversion to pedigrees probably never will,but they would make some nice crosses with similar size dogs.
 

Lorraine

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It was a beautiful looking dog but too young to tell how it would turn out,deffo lighter in colour though. I do like St Bernards,never owned one and due to my aversion to pedigrees probably never will,but they would make some nice crosses with similar size dogs.
 

Asterix

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snapster

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Growing up as a kid we had a couple of mongrels then a collie
When I left home, after Uni, I had two Alsations then got married, got a Jack Russel from the RSPCA who attained the ripe old age of 18, then a golden Labrador and finally a Beagle ( both from Dogs Trust), who sadly died last month.
We don’t have a favourite and miss them all
We’ll probably get another dog or two in the future but for now, we are enjoying the freedom non dog ownership affords.
I’m sure it won’t last long!
 

maingate

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I find it strange that people avoid pedigree breeds but will have the offspring from the mating of 2 different pedigree breeds.

If you examine the genetic markers of a Chihuahua and (for instance) a Great Dane, you will find no real difference ... and no difference to that of a proper mongrel. A particular breed can be more susceptible to certain medical conditions. These are down to gene mutations, crossbreeding will not get rid of them, just spread them. The only way to get a healthy dog is to breed from healthy stock. This has been proven over the last 40 years, especially with Labrador Retrievers and Retrievers. The 'Hip Score' scheme has got rid of the common problem of Hip Dysplasia in a very short time. Of course the amateur breeder who wants a litter from his pet or the Puppy Farmer will either not know or not care about the scheme and the debilitating and painful condition still exists.

If you want to see the opposite result, look at German Shepherds. Channel 4 will not give coverage of thhat breed during Crufts because they are so appalling. Some people in the breed have been fighting this monstrous ruination of the breed for years and are even breaking away to form their own Club with healthy animals. As usual, the Kennel Club are very slow to act ... but they will evventually.
 

Lorraine

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Sorry please ignore trying to uplift some mobile photo's I have taken from hard copies STRUGGLING
 

bobj808

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We have 2 Borders, Millie (11 years old) and Pippa (just over a year) - like all trained dogs, they are absolutely brilliant. Great companions. I agree about Staffies - one of my pals has one - loves people and rolls on her back and pees as she gets so excited by way of first greeting.. Unfortunately, scumbags in housing schemes treat them as a badge, fit them with huge chains and walk them in the High Street, hoping they all look intimidating. Bob
 

Jeanette

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We’ve had a couple of lurches a jack russell and an Alsatian then our tess which was the last dog we had we had her for 18 years and she was a Jack Russell X Lakeland she was so laid back it was unreal now we have Misty a West highland White
 

Lorraine

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We’ve had a couple of lurches a jack russell and an Alsatian then our tess which was the last dog we had we had her for 18 years and she was a Jack Russell X Lakeland she was so laid back it was unreal now we have Misty a West highland White
My brother had a Border x Lakeland (FEB she was called - he is a bricklayer hence the name) My St Bernard loved her she was the only one that tug a rope with her round and round her head, she wouldn't give in, tough little thing s he was
 

Lorraine

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Got to be Airedales... they don't slobber, they don't moult and they are real charactersView attachment 49233

The one a couple of doors from me was a rescue ex breeding dog, it will attack anything, lets hope it quietens down she as had it about 8 months now (she cant be trusted)
She had one before from a pup had to have her put down (OLD LADY) she was a friendly gentle dog greeted by everybody
WHAT CRUELTY CAN DO she has had no life accept for producing pups
 

Carrotts

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Hi all. Our favourites Rottweilers. (Always rescue dog ). Been hanging rotties since 1979. Have Joseph 11 and Ronnie 9 at mo. Both love mh Hate it when people have very yappy dog and they say it thinks it’s a rottweiler. I think no if it was a rottie it would be sitting quietly thinking oh be quiet. lol

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Lorraine

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I have tried to take mobile photos's from some of the hard copies I have, to give you an idea what "Macari" my St Bernard looked like

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Norfolk Jim

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That looks like it's got retriever in it and some black lab/black retriever in it. I have seen it before. In lab litters you can have mum and dad black and still have some yellow pups. This was the litter Skye came from 2.5 years ago - he's in there somewhere!

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The Griffos

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I have had the acquaintance of many Staffordshire Bull Terriers/and crosses, they are so endearingly cute the funny things they do, I have only met one that was a killer when it comes to other dogs, my cousins, he was 13 years when she had him put to sleep, he was brindle like FOXY, you couldn't wish for nicer dog in the house very friendly with his toys and always sat with you, all the family loved him and spent lots of time with him, so it's not always the owners, although this can be a contributory, but as soon has he went for walk (always on a lead) he turned to a monster killer
The stigma probably was they was originally bred in Staffordshire for fighting and people don't forget
Dickie is a dumpling xx
 

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