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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby piqaboo » Fri Jun 11, 2004 3:24 pm

I like mutts. I especially like mutts with a sizeable component of german shephed/alsatian.

They are not only immunologically superiour, they rarely get hipdisplasia.

Puppies of any breed/mix can be personality tested at 7 weeks. I have no idea how you arrange for this to be done on a dog you are thinking of acquiring.

if adopting a pound dog, its a good idea to visit it more than once, ask if you can walk it, ask if you can even "check it out" (like a library book) for a weekend. Some places will let you, some one.
Soem problems dont show up on a first visit (agression when walking, etc). Problems like digging etc dont show up at all in the pound/shelter.

My smartest dog was my first one, ~ 8 lbs, short and long and very very mixed breed. A close second was my purebred sheltie - we chose that breed as having the personality closest to that of the first dog ("Nova"). Dumbest, but fun and sweet: my dad's irish setter. A good all-around HUGE dog: Napoleon, my sisters half Dobie/half Shepherd. Gorgeous animal. Stood about 5'9" on his hind legs.

Cockapoos (50/50 cockerspaniel, poodle) are very fun, affectionate, and very hyper. Silky coated ones are easier to care for than cottony coated ones (fewer mindboggling snarls).


Saxy, whatever you choose, I hope you and husband have fun! and that you teach the dog how to meet people as HRH suggests.
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby Serenity » Fri Jun 11, 2004 3:46 pm

I adopted my pet, Fiona, from an animal shelter. She was targeted for extermination in Puerto Rico but I saw her picture on-line and she was too cute. She is medium-sized (30lbs) and looks like a spaniel but has a chocolate color all over.

Try the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
http://www.aspca.org
and view available animals by zipcode.

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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby Serenity » Sat Jun 12, 2004 11:15 pm

To help you with the great variety of breeds, here is a translation Of Yankee Dogs To Southern Dawgs:

(Yankee) German Shepherd Dog
(Southern) Poh-leece Dawg

(Yankee) Poodle
(Southern) Circus Dawg

(Yankee) St. Bernard
(Southern) "Thank Gawd, Here Comes The Whiskey Dawg"

(Yankee) Doberman Pinscher
(Southern-2 versions) Bad Dawg, or Dobimin Pinches

(Yankee) Beagle
(Southern) Rabbit Dawg

(Yankee) Rottweiler
(Southern) Mean As Heck Dawg

(Yankee) Yellow Lab
(Southern) Ol' Yeller Dawg

(Yankee) Black Lab
(Southern) Duck fetchin' Dawg

(Yankee) Greyhound
(Southern) Greased Lightnin' Dawg

(Yankee) Malinois
(Southern) Another kind of Poh-leece Dawg

(Yankee) Blue Ticks, Red Bones, etc.
(Southern) Prize Coon Dawgs

(Yankee) Pekinese
(Southern) Mop Dawg

(Yankee) Chinese Crested
(Southern) Nekkid Dawg

(Yankee) Dachshund
(Southern) Wienie Dawg

(Yankee) Siberian Husky
(Southern) Sled-Pullin' Dawg

(Yankee) Bouvier, Komondor
(Southern) "What The Heck Kinda Dawg Is That?"

(Yankee) Great Dane, Mastiff
(Southern) Danged BIG Dawg
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby The Great Carouser » Sun Jun 13, 2004 12:35 pm

"The dog was created especially for children. He is the god of frolic."

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

"When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion; but when he barks at strangers, it is patriotism!"


David Starr Jordan (1851-1931)

"What strained and anxious lives dogs must lead, so emotionally involved in the world of men, whose affections they strive endlessly to secure, whose authority they are expected unquestioningly to obey, and whose minds they can never do more than imperfectly reach and comprehend."


Joseph Randolph Ackerley (1896-1967)
My Dog Tulip, 1956, Appendix
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby mmichaelson » Mon Jun 14, 2004 9:34 am

I had actually planned on picking out our dog from our local shelter when the time comes. . .they happen to get purebreds in very frequently.
I was just wanted to see what everyone thought of breeds. . .
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby Serenity » Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:11 am

No pug lovers out there?
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:59 am

Originally posted by Serenity:
No pug lovers out there?
Not so far. I'd rather have a chihuahua.
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby Serenity » Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:13 am

A pug is an overgrown chihuahua with a boxer nose. I've never heard one bark but chihuahuas have that high yap of toy breeds that bothers people.

What's more annoying...the constant yappy barking of a toy breed or the long, loud howl of the beagle?
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby haggis » Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:37 am

Some of you might have heard of, or read the speech (court room summation, actually) from which the phrase "A man's best friend" was derived but I doubt many have the full story of how the summation came about.

I have posted a long post below, but dog lovers will love it.

CAUTION: This is really emotional stuff. I've read it many times since 1975 when I got the first copy of "The People's Almanac” and I still get choked up – dogs do that to me. If you’re at work and you don’t want people in the other cubicles to think you’re nuts, wait till you get home before you read this!!!!!

You have been warned!!!!


”THE BEST TRIBUTE TO MAN'S BEST FRIEND

On that fall day in 1870 when country lawyer George Graham Vest stood up in Judge Foster Wright's courtroom in Warrensburg, Mo., to defend a dog, few present could have imagined that what they were about to hear would become the most memorable tribute in modern history to man's best friend.

But first, the series of events that brought George Graham Vest into the courtroom as counsel on behalf of a dog's good name.

The canine in question was not an unknown mongrel. He was a foxhound named Old Drum, and around Johnson County he was held in high regard for his speed and dependability. Old Drum's proud owner was Charles Burden.

One summer's morning in 1870, Old Drum was found dead from a bullet wound on or near the property of Leonidas Hornsby, who was one of Burden's neighbors. Investigating the untimely death of his hunter, the distressed Burden decided that circumstantial evidence clearly indicated Hornsby had killed the dog.

Seeking some kind of redress for his loss, Burden went to the Justice of Peace Court in Warrensburg to file suit. Informed that $150 was the maximum amount for which he could sue in this kind of case. Burden immediately filed against Hornsby for that sum.

The case of Burden v. Hornsby was tried, and after a verdict was given for Hornsby, it was appealed, and then appealed again, until it reached the State Circuit Court for final judgment.

On the day of the last trial—a jury trial— Judge Wright presided. Considering that the issue was the value of one foxhound, a formidable array of legal talent had been assembled. Appearing upon behalf of the defendant, Hornsby, were 2 attorneys who would one day become national figures. One was Francis Cockrell, who would later be elected to the U.S. Senate from Missouri, and the other was Thomas Crittenden, who would later become governor of Missouri. Appearing on behalf of Charles Burden and the deceased Old Drum was Col. Wells Blodgett, a well-known local attorney.

As the court convened, Colonel Blodgett felt the odds were against his client and his client's dog. The opposition had more manpower. The opposing lawyers had bigger reputations than his own. Even worse, Cockrell and Crittenden knew every member of the jury personally. The opposition exuded confidence.

Then, quite by accident, Colonel Blodgett learned that the only attorney in the area equal to the opposition in forensic skill happened to be in the courthouse that very afternoon. This was George Graham Vest, a onetime senator in the Confederacy who, 8 years hence, would be elected to the U.S. Senate from Missouri and serve in the Senate as one of its leading debaters from 1879 to 1903. Vest, who practiced in nearby Sedalia, happened to be visiting the courthouse on another legal matter. Colonel Blodgett went to Vest at once and implored him to come aboard as special counsel. Apparently because the elements in the case appealed to him, or perhaps because he was a dog fancier. Vest consented to assist in the case.

Judge Wright had a crowded calendar, and he did not get to Burden v. Hornsby until late in the afternoon. Determined to get the case to the jury that very day. Judge Wright recessed the court for supper, and announced that the pleading would begin in the evening.

That night, when the court was called to order, the kerosene lamps revealed a gallery thick with people. Not an empty seat could be found. The word had gone out that George Graham Vest had joined Colonel Blodgett against Cockrell and Crittenden, and a real donnybrook was in the offing.

Judge Wright's gavel rapped, and Burden v. Hornsby, with the ghost of Old Drum in the wings, was under way.

Colonel Blodgett spoke first. No record exists of the effectiveness of his appeal to the jury.

Then it was the turn of the defendant's lawyers. Thomas Crittenden addressed the jury, followed by Francis Cockrell. Both spoke flippantly of the monetary worth of Burden's property loss, and they "said it was ridiculous to make so much ado about a dog of small value."

Confidently, they concluded their pleas, not realizing that they had given George Graham Vest exactly the opening he wanted.

Vest was on his feet for the final argument. The courtroom was hushed as he fixed his attention on the jurors. He was not interested in the evidence previously presented. He was not interested in the legalisms surrounding a $150 property loss. He was interested in only one thing. A man's beloved pet and companion, a dog, had been maligned.

Vest began to speak, addressing himself only to the subject of dogs and to all the Old Drums in history.

Even years after, when he had become governor of Missouri, Crittenden could not forget Vest's speech. Remembering it, he said:
"I have often heard him, but never had I heard from his lips, nor from the lips of any other man, so graceful, so impetuous and so eloquent a speech as this before the jury in that dog case. He seemed to recall from history all the instances where dogs had displayed in-telligence and fidelity to man. He quoted more lines of history and poetry about dogs than I had supposed had been written. He capped the monument he had erected by quoting from the Bible about the dog which soothed the sores of the beggar Lazarus as he sat at the rich man's gate, and by giving Motley's graphic description of how the fidelity of a dog kept William of Orange from falling into the hands of the Duke of Alva.
"It was as perfect a piece of oratory as was ever heard from pulpit or bar. Court, jury, lawyers, and audience were entranced. I looked at the jury and saw all were in tears. The foreman wept like one who had just lost his dearest friend. The victory for the other side was complete. I said to Cockrell that we were defeated; that the dog, though dead, had won,and that we had better get out of the court-house with our client or we would be hanged."

When Vest had finished, the jury was so mesmerized that it returned a unanimous judgment of $550 in damages instead of $150 for Charles Burden — actually, for Old Drum. When Judge Wright collected his wits, he reduced the judgment to the Court's legal limit of $150.

While no record was kept of the last half of George Graham Vest's tribute to a dog, the first portion has fortunately been preserved. It was this speech that originated the saying, "A man's best friend is his dog."

George Graham Vest speaking:

"Gentlemen of the jury, the best friend a man has in this world may turn against him and become his enemy. His son or daughter whom he has reared with loving care may prove ungrateful. Those who are nearest and dearest to us — those whom we trust with our happiness and good name —may become traitors in their faith. The money that a man has he may lose. It flies away from him, perhaps when he needs it most. A man's reputation may be sacrificed in a moment of ill-considered action. The people who are prone to fall on their knees to do us honor when success is with us may be the 1st to throw the stone of malice when failure settles its cloud upon our heads. The one absolute, unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world—the one that never proves un-grateful or treacherous—is his dog.”

"Gentlemen of the jury, a man's dog stands by him in prosperity and poverty, in health and sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow, and the snow drives fiercely, if only he can be near his master's side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer; he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens.”

"If fortune drives the master forth an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him to guard against danger, to fight against his enemies. And when the last scene of all comes, and death takes the master in its embrace, and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by his graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true even to death."


O.K. if there’s a dry eye here then you need some help ;)

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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby Serenity » Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:54 am

I started reading your post thinking, "Oh I won't cry!" Yet, I couldn't help it, my eyes got watery and I sniffled a couple of times.....I gotta go find a tissue..........
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby Valerie » Mon Jun 14, 2004 1:08 pm

i am waiting to get a schipperke (pronounced skipper key)

they are the most adorable little black dogs - they are belgium barge dogs - their name means "little captain"

i met a fabulous breeder (not a puppy mill guy) and thought i would get my little lenny (named after bernstein) this summer, but out of all his bitches, only two pups! and females (i want a male, as i want a show quality dog)

they are just lovely - perfect for apartments or homes - they are very, very protective, but not aggressive, very cautious around new people - skeptical until they know the person - they are great with other dogs and cats! they are wonderful little dogs

i spent the day with about 50 of the dogs - fell in love with them!!!

very low maintenance and very healthy - this is important, as some breeds do have genetic issues

if you are serious about a specific breed, find a couple of breeders and talk to them - then visit their kennels - as you don't want to deal with puppy mills

however, getting a dog from a rescue organization (many breeds have rescues - the breeder i am working with has many of the rescue dogs) can be wonderful

keep us posted! (no pun intended)

i will have to wait till next year!! i am very, very depressed about not getting my little lenny...

get on the AKC website to see pictures and get info about the various breeds
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby Nicole Marie » Mon Jun 14, 2004 2:49 pm

Thought these were fitting:

How Many Dogs Does It Take to Change A Light Bulb?
Golden Retrieve: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?

Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.

Dachshund: You know I can't reach that stupid lamp!

Rottweiler: Make me.

Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark.

Lab: Oh, me, me!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeeeeze, please, please, please!

German Shepherd: I'll change it as soon as I've led these people from the dark, check to make sure I haven't missed any, and make just one
more perimeter patrol to see that no one has tried to take advantage of the situation.

Jack Russell Terrier: I'll just pop it in while I'm bouncing off the walls and furniture.

Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? I'm sorry, but I don't see a light bulb?

Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark.

Chihuahua: Yo quiero Taco Bulb.

Pointer: I see it, there it is, there it is, right there...

Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares?

Australian Shepherd: First, I'll put all the light bulbs in a little circle...

Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.

The Cat's Answer:
"Dogs do not change light bulbs. People change light bulbs. So, the real question is: How long will it be before I can expect some light,
some dinner, and a massage?"

ALL OF WHICH PROVES, ONCE AGAIN, THAT WHILE DOGS HAVE MASTERS, CATS HAVE STAFF.
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby mmichaelson » Tue Jun 15, 2004 8:36 am

That is so cute!
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby piqaboo » Tue Jun 15, 2004 12:09 pm

I wanna be a poodle when I grow up!
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby Serenity » Tue Jun 15, 2004 12:11 pm

I want to be a Rottie and stalk my boss while playing background music from The Omen.

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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby barfle » Tue Jun 15, 2004 1:51 pm

In my next life, I want to be my wife's cat.
--I know what I like--
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby mmichaelson » Tue Jun 15, 2004 2:06 pm

I think with my OCD (self-diagnosed as a mild OCD - Monica on Friends has nothing on me!) I'd be the Australian Shepherd mentioned above. . .I'd arrange the light bulbs in concentric circles all right.
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby haggis » Tue Jun 15, 2004 3:10 pm

Not all dog lovers are benign
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby piqaboo » Tue Jun 15, 2004 3:43 pm

A 1lb St Bernard meat dish feeds about five people
Thats pretty frugal, considering how often menus list 0.56 lb and larger steaks for a single person, in this country.
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Re: Breeds of Dogs

Postby OperaTenor » Tue Jun 15, 2004 5:37 pm

I've been told I'm the Border Collie....


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