Been Tasked With Finding A Dog For Woman

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  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    I have been tasked to find Mo a dog..
    Here are the requirements

    It must be very young up to 6 months ideal but up to a year acceptable

    It can be no bigger that a springer spaniel

    It cannot be imported ( !!!! )

    It needs to be a cross or mongrel

    I have tried all the rescue centres for the past few months and the only pooch suitable was in Wakefield .. ( so proly smells of horses and works as a prison guard ?? ) .. It is almost 400 mile round trip so just too far as the rescue centre insist on a home visit ( quite right too ) to make sure any potential new owner is suitable and has a suitable property

    Dawn (B ) very kindly tried to help by putting me in touch with someone that brings homeless dogs over from Romania.. Mrs Xenophobe 1949 poo poo'd that right off the bat !!!

    HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Bad swop. Keep the dog. (y)(y)
     
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    I cant help directly


    But i can highly recommend a Patterdale Terrier

    Not a mongrel but not a highly strung pedigree either

    Clever dogs and human friendly no bigger than a springer and there is a rescue center for them if you do a search

    H T H Rich
     
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    Was going to suggest the labradoodle trust....but i wouldnt wish that on my worst enemy.

    Ours has turned into an 8 month old monster with a skip for a stomach and a garbage chute for a neck.

    Eats anything...edible or not
    Kitchen worktops need raising by at least 2ft
    caught her the other day with half a pound of butter hanging out her Waste disposal unit mouth...still in its full wrapper.
    got a quarter off her before the rest went down in one, wrapper and all.
    yesterday, chewing Shirls lippy, eye liner and other face paints.
    last night she was quite....sat chewing Shirls full pack of cigarettes.
    though she has found fresh teabags a bit hard to chew and swallow.

    No....i wouldnt wish that on you or Mo.
     
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    John, did you look at www.sesaw.co.uk ? Dawn helps out there and does the microchipping and home checks
     
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    Give her a few bars of 'Lifebouy' soap. Soon clear her of the bad habits. (y)(y)
     
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    Get a Yorkie or something 1st cross with a Yorkie, THEY DONT MOULT!!
     
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    No, they just hump your leg.......:Eeek::Eeek:
     
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    We are BIG staffy fans.. Even fostered one for 3 years..
    They are loving, bright, great with kids and pretty much every other life form, but given the amount of time we are travelling believe it would simply not be fair on one ..

    Will check that one out.. it did not come up on the searches
     
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    Tried them mate.. nowt that fits her list :-(
     
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    Travelling is not a problem for a Staffy, they just want to be with you, wherever.
    My son has one, nice friendly dog.
     
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    U

    What's wrong with that, as the Doctor said its only a little prick, it won't hurt you.
     
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    You know my wife then?? She says that to her mother about me.........:cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:
     
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    As I said Jay, we are both big staffy fans.. just not for us in the motorhome mate .. And she really wants a mongrel any way ( yep, a real pain to find something she wants .. its driving me batchy )
     
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    That's a bit kinky innit' you implying your missus is offering your (meagre) services to the MIL ?
     
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    They are a close family.......;)
     
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    Putting the requirement for a mongrel makes things difficult. The breeds have specifications such as intelligence, moulting, weight, temperament.

    Insisting on a mongrel makes your ultimate pick a bit of a raffle.

    The things that mattered when we chose our dog amounted to
    1. I don't want it to bark all day long and annoy the neighbours
    2. I don't want it to be aggressive and be eager to fight other dogs
    3. I want to be able to train it to come when I shout for it
    4. I want to be able to let it off the lead and not worry that it will disappear

    We chose a retriever. After 14 years her back legs were well and truly gone. She would not sleep downstairs and I had to carry her back legs up behind her every night.

    There came the day when she had to be put to sleep. I put her in the camper and drove to the vets. I sobbed and sobbed endlessly on the journey and all my silly chatter to her was to tell her how sorry I was. I ought to have been more sensible and made her happy and content but instead I needed my futile and constant tears in my attempt to make me feel better. We arrived at the vets and I opened the side door. Her legs could not possibly take her weight and arthritic problems but she jumped out anyway and she ran for her life. She was never going to run far and catching her could never be a struggle. Of course I caught her, took her in and sat with her until the end. I am so sorry and so sad. It's 3 years ago now but I still feel like a complete piece of shit for making her final journey all about me and not a bit about her.... Sorry Rosie.
     
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