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Re: Dogs? Are all the dogs here pedigree? I don't think I've seen a mongrel since arr

Yay!!! Get a dog, Get a dog, Get a dog.

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Brilliant thanks

I've been around dogs plenty back in England but because of work commitments never had my own - quite willing to take him/her outside for ablutions in the early days, and also have considered additional expenses such as food and vets bills when deciding if I could reasonably take on a dog now my circumstances allow for the extra time

And while my floor is parkett throughout, hopefully even the dopiest of animals will only skid into the walls once or twice (OK, I did it 3 times, but still...)
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This lovely above graced my life for 12 years. Was adopted as a pup from a shelter. She's now travelling the cosmos in another form. (Sorry, moderators, indulging in a bit of sentimentality here.)

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Old 27.11.2007, 19:51
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Re: Dogs? Are all the dogs here pedigree? I don't think I've seen a mongrel since arr

Heya

They are certainly not all pedigrees - well at least out where I am. Our dog Pepper is a mongrel, the family that I work for has one mongrel & one purebred ( at least I think hes purebred) , even most of the dogs at the stables are mongrels( I can only think of 3 that are not).... maybe its a city thing... not sure but theres plenty around.

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Examples of questions to consider:
Are you willing to take a young dog out to pee & poo 5 times a day in the cold in the first few weeks?
Is the flooring in your apartment/house too slippery for a dog?
Do you have a budget for vet fees?

You will also need to consider things like:

Food - we pay about 85CHF per 6 weeks for 15kg Eucanuba (we discovered an allergy that our dog had to quite a few different foods , turns out she is allergic to colourings and preservatives in food), equipment ie : leads ( Pepper broke about 3 when she was younger)

Collars ( we had one for normal walking/running around and another for classes and "work"),

A jacket for winter if it is a short haired dog ( normally I wouldnt advocate this but if you spend a lot of time walking around where the dog cant run to keep warm or the dog will be likely to spend some time in the car in winter then I would say to get one - partly because Pepper has almost no winter coat she has such short hair),

Safety cage for the car - if you want one- ( I was amazed to see that they are about 500-900 CHF),

Bones for the teeth, large rawhide bones are about 12CHF for 2, parma-shinken bones about 9CHF for a large one,

Immunisations,

Castration, depends on how big the dog is as to how much it costs. Pepper at 25kg was around 700CHF

Gemeinde taxes, naturally depends on your Gemeinde but we pay about 100CHF per year,

Night gear ie reflective jacket around 20CHF, light harness etc...

We have bought all of our stuff at Fressnapf in Dättwil AG, it may not have been the cheapest but we get great service there from people who have dogs themselves so I can highly reccomend this store

I hope some of this helps.... . We got Pepper from a Tierheim in Rümlang and have not regretted a single moment ( ok I lie there, I was ready to kill her when she ate both pairs of comfortable stillettos, but bygones are bygones... )

If you have any questions, maybe I can help, please feel free to PM me...

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Old 27.11.2007, 20:59
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If you have any questions, maybe I can help, please feel free to PM me...

Enjoy
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Be prepared to pick up poo for ever.
Early morning lie in's with a hangover no longer exist
Holidays and overnighters need to be planned..and for the first year with a puppy probably not advisable.
You need to get up earlier to walk the dog before work every morning.
You need to get home at a reasonable time to let the dog out /walk the dog
You need to take the dog to work, or have someone walk him during the day.
You need to clear up dog hair, muddy feet, bits of stick every 2 days...or never depending on tidiness of person.
You will never eat any food without a new friend watching you in the hope you drop something.
Everyday you will need to be ready to take the dog out..no more lazy Sundays in your pj's.
They get ill and puke a lot..especially if they like last nights kebabs...which you need to clean up.
Puppy training becomes more important than the pub for the first 6 months.
18 months of hell,is followed by (however long the dog lives - 1 year) of total pleasure.
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Old 27.11.2007, 21:07
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Re: Dogs? Are all the dogs here pedigree? I don't think I've seen a mongrel since arr

Nay Sayer.

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Be prepared to pick up poo for ever.
Early morning lie in's with a hangover no longer exist
Holidays and overnighters need to be planned..and for the first year with a puppy probably not advisable.
You need to get up earlier to walk the dog before work every morning.
You need to get home at a reasonable time to let the dog out /walk the dog
You need to take the dog to work, or have someone walk him during the day.
You need to clear up dog hair, muddy feet, bits of stick every 2 days...or never depending on tidiness of person.
You will never eat any food without a new friend watching you in the hope you drop something.
Everyday you will need to be ready to take the dog out..no more lazy Sundays in your pj's.
They get ill and puke a lot..especially if they like last nights kebabs...which you need to clean up.
Puppy training becomes more important than the pub for the first 6 months.
18 months of hell,is followed by (however long the dog lives - 1 year) of total pleasure.
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Old 27.11.2007, 21:24
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Not at all, just not wanting to see an abandoned dog because only the fluffy world of dog ownership was discussed.

Imagine having a kid.

Edit: just noticed that that photo does show off his manhood quite well...apologies.
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Old 27.11.2007, 21:56
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Re: Dogs? Are all the dogs here pedigree? I don't think I've seen a mongrel since arr

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You need to clear up dog hair, muddy feet, bits of stick every 2 days...or never depending on tidiness of person.

Puppy training becomes more important than the pub for the first 6 months.
18 months of hell,is followed by (however long the dog lives - 1 year) of total pleasure.
Especially the clean up bit if your a tidy person - we have black dog with white floor tiles and a garden ( best in Spring and Autumn when everything outside is permenantly wet). But the rewards are certainly, definatly there!!!!

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Old 27.11.2007, 22:50
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Be prepared to pick up poo for ever.
Early morning lie in's with a hangover no longer exist
Holidays and overnighters need to be planned..and for the first year with a puppy probably not advisable.
You need to get up earlier to walk the dog before work every morning.
You need to get home at a reasonable time to let the dog out /walk the dog
You need to take the dog to work, or have someone walk him during the day.
You need to clear up dog hair, muddy feet, bits of stick every 2 days...or never depending on tidiness of person.
You will never eat any food without a new friend watching you in the hope you drop something.
Everyday you will need to be ready to take the dog out..no more lazy Sundays in your pj's.
They get ill and puke a lot..especially if they like last nights kebabs...which you need to clean up.
Puppy training becomes more important than the pub for the first 6 months.
18 months of hell,is followed by (however long the dog lives - 1 year) of total pleasure.
Been there and done that for 10 years, wouldn't have wanted to miss it for the world, so much fun / "love" / attention and silly moments in general it gave us, but it keeps us from getting a dog again for the time being
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Old 28.11.2007, 00:50
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Be prepared to pick up poo for ever.
Early morning lie in's with a hangover no longer exist
Holidays and overnighters need to be planned..and for the first year with a puppy probably not advisable.
You need to get up earlier to walk the dog before work every morning.
You need to get home at a reasonable time to let the dog out /walk the dog
You need to take the dog to work, or have someone walk him during the day.
You need to clear up dog hair, muddy feet, bits of stick every 2 days...or never depending on tidiness of person.
You will never eat any food without a new friend watching you in the hope you drop something.
Everyday you will need to be ready to take the dog out..no more lazy Sundays in your pj's.
They get ill and puke a lot..especially if they like last nights kebabs...which you need to clean up.
Puppy training becomes more important than the pub for the first 6 months.
18 months of hell,is followed by (however long the dog lives - 1 year) of total pleasure.
Get a chihuahua, you won't have any of these problems...
not to mention they eat about 75 grams of food a day, you can take them everywhere with you & I've never had to replace a broken lead/collar & she's never eaten any shoes.

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Old 28.11.2007, 10:34
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Re: Dogs? Are all the dogs here pedigree? I don't think I've seen a mongrel since arr

Rather than kick off a new thread, a friend of a work colleague has a bunch of Golden Retriever pups that are looking for a home. (pics attached).

They are looking for good homes, no charge. If interested, PM me & I will put you in touch.

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Old 28.11.2007, 10:39
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Rather than kick off a new thread, a friend of a work colleague has a bunch of Golden Retriever pups that are looking for a home. (pics attached).

They are looking for good homes, no charge. If interested, PM me & I will put you in touch.

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Old 28.11.2007, 10:42
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Re: Dogs? Are all the dogs here pedigree? I don't think I've seen a mongrel since arr

http://www.englishforum.ch/free-stuf...pies-give.html

and
http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/golden.asp

This hoax is really getting around
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Yeah, I got this in an email at work the other day.
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Old 28.11.2007, 11:16
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Yeah, I got this in an email at work the other day.

WTF ????

don't understand that people would scam on this .... also cannot believe that I have been unknowingly wearing my "Gordon Gullible" hat ....
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Old 28.11.2007, 12:36
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Re: Dogs? Are all the dogs here pedigree? I don't think I've seen a mongrel since arr

To the lists above:

@ katie - had already accounted for most of those, I live in Baar so long walks with plenty of running space is not a problem. Castration is one I'd not considered though, 700CHF is a decent chunk of cash to part with so worth knowing about - thanks

@ Planthead, as of Jan 1st I'll be working for myself from home so not a problem on the wlaks before / during / after work.

I don't know why everyone seems to be assuming this is a decision I've traken lightly... :S
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Get a dog, Get a dog, Get a dog.

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@ katie - had already accounted for most of those, I live in Baar so long walks with plenty of running space is not a problem. Castration is one I'd not considered though, 700CHF is a decent chunk of cash to part with so worth knowing about - thanks

@ Planthead, as of Jan 1st I'll be working for myself from home so not a problem on the wlaks before / during / after work.

I don't know why everyone seems to be assuming this is a decision I've traken lightly... :S
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Edit: just noticed that that photo does show off his manhood quite well...apologies.

No need to apologise for the cutie's obvious 'manhood'. (Looks more like he's sitting on his tail, though.)
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@ Planthead, as of Jan 1st I'll be working for myself from home so not a problem on the wlaks before / during / after work.

I don't know why everyone seems to be assuming this is a decision I've traken lightly... :S
I don't, I just know it's one of those things that you don't know really what's entailed until you are actually doing it...just making sure, if you like.

Any jobs going? my work has a no dog policy.
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Old 28.11.2007, 14:07
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Allow me to introduce Bruce the poodle:

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I don't, I just know it's one of those things that you don't know really what's entailed until you are actually doing it...just making sure, if you like.

Any jobs going? my work has a no dog policy.
Yeah - have always been "around" dogs, and the fact that I never had the time to spend with a pooch is why I've never had one. Now that I do have the time to do it right, it's time for me to get one

And sadly no jobs yet, come back to me in a year or two
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