View Full Version : How many of you have dogs?

06-10-2004, 14:23
Ok Simple question. How many of you have dogs?

Doesn't matter how use full they are either. :wink: Mine just chases magpies away.

06-10-2004, 14:36
Mine is under the desk at work right now.


06-10-2004, 14:39
Yup a 9 year old Boxer, scatty and nutty.

06-10-2004, 14:44
i'v got a jackrussell (and its small for one of them), more of a large rat really.. :wink:

06-10-2004, 14:52
Snap tom tom I have a small JR too, she hasn't got a rabbit yet,
doesn't stop her trying though, and yes the rabbit would probably
be as big as her :o):

06-10-2004, 14:58
Not at present but I grow up with dogs at one point my Dad had up to 20 dogs of several breds from Jack Russells to German Shepareds. At present we walk the inlaws mix (well he walks me).

Some day soon we hope to have one of are own.


06-10-2004, 15:16
Not yet - we're looking for one...

Andy wants a Welsh Terrier, but I'd rather have a springer - we'll get whatever the rescue home has available, since we have fairly specific requirements... 'Must be able to live with a cat (she's 17 and gets top priority), must get on with other dogs (especially Andy's work mate's terrier mutt), must be OK with loud noises (like chainsaws), and must be able to sit on Andy's lap in the front of the HiLux...' :o):

It would be nice to get a puppy and train it from the start, but a new pup would be hard for Andy to take out to work with him; I couldn't take it to work either, and neither of us can take time off / work from home until it had grown enough to be able to go out with Andy... :cry:

06-10-2004, 15:23
We've not got any at the mo as it's not been long since we lost two much-loved and adorable Staffies.

Next step is to get a Staffie pup and a Siberian Husky pup. Need to get them together so that they bond properly. Cant wait to see what trouble they cause :naughty:

06-10-2004, 15:32
never had a dog. If I ever get one I'd want something like the one in due south.

does anyone even know what programme I'm talking about?

06-10-2004, 15:35
never had a dog. If I ever get one I'd want something like the one in due south.

does anyone even know what programme I'm talking about?

I do :wave: loved that programme... cant remember if the dog (Diefenbaker ?) was blind or deaf. But it was one of the two.

06-10-2004, 15:36

Heres my beast

Diefenbaker wasnt blind so he must have been deaf!

06-10-2004, 15:38
is that the program about the canadian mountie?

Carcajou Garou
06-10-2004, 15:47
WE have a cross breed male, part rotweiller, german shepherd, greyhound and lab. He thinks he's a cat chases and eat mice, also beaver he chews wood logs we give him to play with into splinters. In the process of training him to pull a tobogan for winter use. We use dogs a lot in our family in all sort of ways: as a guard, draft animal, friend (pet), protector and warm pillow.
just a thought

06-10-2004, 15:57
the dog was deaf, I think it was todo with some time fraser or frazer go stranded out in the ice when he was following someone (guy that killed his father maybe)

06-10-2004, 17:18
Nope. Love em, but we aren't allowed to keep one here in our apartment (Flat?).

When we get moved, the wife wants an Aussie and I'm a Beagle, setter, lab fancier.

06-10-2004, 18:13
i have 2 dogs 1 springer collie x totally mad. 1 chocolate lab x both from the local animal shelter. both are far too crazy for any bushcraft use expect its a great excuse to go out walking them.

06-10-2004, 18:33
Got three retrievers, they all follow me everywhere,although they are actually the Girlfriends dogs. at the moment there's two on my feet and the third is trying to push one of the others away so it can get on my feet.

Must say that I prefer dogs to people, I've never met a dog I did'nt like, but met loads of people I didn't like.

06-10-2004, 19:18
2 border collie/lab crosses. Mum and son. Mum had six pups about three years ago, got caught on her first season before we had got her spayed. We found homes for all of the pups except one before they were born, Unfortunately my lovely wife was pregnant and due to give birth just after pups were due.

After the pups were born she took one look and said "awe we have to keep just one, how will mum feel if we take all her pups away" she wouldn't listen to cool masculine reason :wink:

****** hormones, I'm the one who has to walk them.


06-10-2004, 19:34
Had a JR Terrier who reached 18 1/2 before kicking it , now adopted a stray cat!

06-10-2004, 19:35
I have a German Shepherd and a black labrador retriever :super:

06-10-2004, 19:45
Unfortunately my old job was a bit prohibitive of having pets and as such I haven't got one of my own.

The upside is that my family have had dogs for a long time, we used to have a couple of collies up untill about three years ago.

The current dog is a German Spitz, who has a pedigree name from hell (Runfold On Silent Wings At Linbergh) and she looks like this


Cute isn't it :o):

06-10-2004, 19:54
Yep, I have a Bull Mastiff called Pepper and an Irish staffordshire bull terrier called Dexter.....

06-10-2004, 20:11
heres a picture of the rat.. not to sure why i decided to solarise it at the time..


06-10-2004, 20:27
I have four dogs. Two Border Collies (both smooth coated) both addicted to sticks!
An English Springer Spaniel thats as mad as a hatter, but has a hell of a nose. Never known such a busy dog, tries to be in six place's at the same time and a rudder that never stops waggin'. Nothing bothers him when we're out, brambles, gorse or dog rose he just runs full pelt straight in :yikes:
The forth one is Georgina's wee dog, a collie x spaniel, a sweet little scraggy black bitch that fits right in with the other three nutters.

06-10-2004, 21:08
There should be a third option of how many havent got dogs but want one.
you would get a vote from me.

06-10-2004, 21:15
A 4 year old Border Collie. He's name is Robin. :o): :o):

06-10-2004, 21:47
A 7 month old labrador/flatcoated retriever mix. He promptly fetches all my rabbit sticks :)

06-10-2004, 21:53
Here you go!

Ain't he cute? :o): :o): Most wonderful dog you can ever imagine... :biggthump :D :D


06-10-2004, 22:12
Two Black Labradors and a Springer Spaniel.

06-10-2004, 22:21
When I was born my parents got a border collie... he was an awesome companion for 17 years bless him :cry:

We have an english mastif called Troy now, he's great. We were on a night out (Heavy drinking) in January years ago when we heard a whimpering noise from a garden. We looked in and in a tiny bare concrete garden with poo everywhere there were three tiny puppies huddled in a corner shivering. We knocked on the house door and gave the guy a complete ear full (He was lucky to only get verbal abuse) and took the puppies. We and two family friends adopted them and Troy is now in mid Wales with my parents living the easy life :-)

07-10-2004, 05:50
It seems strange that we are talking about "man's" best freind (sorry ladies) and there are only 4 pictures :shock:

07-10-2004, 08:18
Well I've got a Black Labradoodle! Labrador poodle cross, and by the sounds of it completely mad just like everyone else's.

But she was stealing all of the duvet last night :rant: :wink:

07-10-2004, 08:21
I've lived alone in a first floor flat for the past 12 years, working on weekdays. As a result I haven't a dog, but really miss having them around. Max and Meg were rescued dogs that we adopted in 1982. Max lived a good (if thick-as-two-short-planks) life until succumbing to throat cancer in 1991, and I really miss him, even now*. Meg never got over Maxs death, but continued on for a little longer. I miss her too.

*This might sound unnecessarily mystical, or soppy, but there have been times when I've woken up crying after dreaming of Max - as if I'd lost something precious. It always seemed that when he appeared in a dream he was always a reassuring presence, something greater than a dog, watching over and out for me. Maybe he is.

07-10-2004, 11:11


Couple of pick of Bagley. Second pic has SWMBO sisters dog on the right.

falling rain
07-10-2004, 13:58
2 Whippets and they've caught loads of Rabbits , Hares and a couple of squirrels between them. The young'un piles into the bushes to flush the rabbit and usually gets scratched to bits in the exitement. The older and wiser one skirts the outside of the undergrowth and nails the rabbit when the young one flushes the rabbit out. How they work together is a joy to watch. They did it in full view of a family out for a sunday walk once and the daughter was a bit distressed at the nasty thin doggies killing the rabbit. I saw the family too late other wise I would have stopped them. I havn't trained them to do this. It's their instinct and it's just what they do, and are pretty good at it :?:

07-10-2004, 19:22

Here's my gang of hoodlums. Left to right, Lucky, Max, Sam and Jed.

07-10-2004, 19:46
He isn't really mine, but it is lovely to get greeted by him every time i visit my folks

He is old and stubborn , deaf as a post and a bit wheezy.

Just like i am gonna be soon :shock:

There is still a lot of puppy lurking in him and he follows quite happily round the farm most days

Here is Jos enjoying a nap in the yard



08-10-2004, 00:54
Sheepdog! :-D

08-10-2004, 12:52
I have one...... Lollop the wonder dog

http://www.nxray.com/uploads/weblollop.jpg :super:

08-10-2004, 12:57

Here's my gang of hoodlums. Left to right, Lucky, Max, Sam and Jed.
Is Sam smoking a cigar????

08-10-2004, 18:55
I am going to have a dog: I have his bed, his toys, his brush, I talk about him all the time to my friends: I still don't have the dog :lol: !

Joking apart, I moved to a new flat and it is not yet ready to welcome my future dog.

I would like to know your experience on the trail with your dog because this is what i am loking forward to!

Want a mongrel puppy of "Working" and/or "pastoral" breed descent (in short: a large size dog like GSD etc). Would be nice to have a rescue dog .

Let me know if you know of any such puppy or puppy-yet-to -be-born!

08-10-2004, 19:13
You'd best get a dog soon Nomade because if you continue talking about a dog you haven't got, you just might find yourself e-mailing from a room that seems unusually padded for wallpaper!!!! :wink:

08-10-2004, 21:24
I was going to buy a Beagle but found that I could not afford to keep it in cigaretts :rolmao:

So, I bought a Clumber Spaniel ten years ago and called him Huxley, a cracking dog who's as silly as poo, but still a smashing mate who one day I will dearly miss and never be able to replace.

08-10-2004, 21:39
Is Sam smoking a cigar????

No, cos I nicked his lighter. He just chews 'um up now, got him down to ten a day :nana: :o):

08-10-2004, 21:42
You'd best get a dog soon Nomade because if you continue talking about a dog you haven't got, you just might find yourself e-mailing from a room that seems unusually padded for wallpaper!!!! :wink:
:rolmao: like this one im in :?: :yikes: :rolmao: im good at toe typing now in this straight jacket had to learn as my nose was gettin sore :cry:

08-10-2004, 21:45
No, cos I nicked his lighter. He just chews 'um up now, got him down to ten a day :nana: :o):

Yeah, thought as much, he looks the type. Bet he likes a glass of port to eh, after the old pedigree chum.

I'm a cat girl myself.

08-10-2004, 21:48
Port :yikes: he looks like a RUFFty Tuffty JD dog to me :rolmao:

08-10-2004, 22:14
I'm a cat girl myself.

i find it better not to inspect stuff cats or dogs bring in to the house

dogs are a little smarter in that if ya yell at em they will take it back outside

cats on the other hand hide em in your wellies wether ya shout at em or not


08-10-2004, 22:19
cats on the other hand hide em in your wellies wether ya shout at em or not


Er, doesn't that make the cat smarter? After all, isn't he/she the one laughing when you put your wellies on?


09-10-2004, 10:35
gotta love em too tho

"God created cats just to show us we aren't really in control"



16-10-2004, 00:17
A 50kg mix with an Akita Inu mother and a unknown father. He is a licenced track dog for wounded big game but track from mice to elk.
(appears as if I can't post a picture)


16-10-2004, 22:43
this is one of my mutts Pepper 3yr oldbull mastiff when the other one stands still for a moment ill get a pic of him too! you can just see his head bottom right :roll:

17-10-2004, 22:22
I have one...... Lollop the wonder dog

http://www.nxray.com/uploads/weblollop.jpg :super:Now THAT is a great looking dog,makes me smile to look at him :-) .Dogs are great,lost our last bully in 98(George,really miss that dog) and ive a hankering for another but just do not have the space at the moment.I will have another dog someday.

19-10-2004, 18:14
OK. Here's some of "my" dog. I simply love him. More than some people and more than any thing. He's personality is just great. :D

A proud bushcraft-dog with leuku. :wink:

Whoops, he probably saw a mouse. :o):

I can't help it. He insisted on getting that thing in the 3'rd picture too. :roll: :biggthump

07-02-2007, 19:20
4yr old shetland sheepdog.

07-02-2007, 20:03
i have a staffy, lovely dog and very protective of children
i want to get another one when im older just like this (http://www.inseparabile.com/cani/images/1Leonmelenablancadell_aelgifur-Staffordshire.jpg) one, i think this is the best looking dog in the world (its not my one btw)

07-02-2007, 20:29
Here's Monty, my trusty beagle:

See more here... (http://mungobah.blogspot.com/search/label/monty)

07-02-2007, 20:39
Skadi, named after a Norse giantess.... :D


08-02-2007, 11:30
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/Lokattan/fyrasmutsigajyckar.jpg From left: Hilda, Betti, Isak and Esther. The pictures name is "Four dirty dogs". Swede :rolleyes:

08-02-2007, 11:50
I'd love one, but it wouldn't be fair on the dog. I work very long hours and couldn't devote the time to it I'd want to.

Oh, and the wife is alergic to pet hairs, but that's besides the point.

08-02-2007, 18:38
Well, after my original post nearly two years ago, I can now answer 'YES'!!! :) In fact we've had our pooch for over a year; she'll be two years old next week and we plan to mate her when her season comes at the end of March. No pics available from this PC but I'll post some when I get access to the right drives. She loved the snow this morning and had great fun chasing the snow she kicked up or trying to catch snowballs in her mouth! :)

She's a Welsh Terrier and goes to work with Andy every day...


08-02-2007, 19:34

Here are a couple of pics of my pack.

John Dixon
08-02-2007, 20:11
Yep have husky he' s actualy a crosws between an Alaskan Malamute and a Syberian Huskey, that the pic of hime in the corner. Fantastic dog... some of you have met him in Scotland...

09-02-2007, 11:22
I took my 7 month old GSD puppy out in the snow yeasterday.....





He's developing into a world class track fowler....doesn't just walk over tracks you're trying to follow but criss cross skids them to totally wipe them out! lol

Bless him ;)


Bam. :)

09-02-2007, 12:52
My GSD just turned 1 year old. I'll post some pics later.

Lovely dog bambodoggy :D

09-02-2007, 13:02
Douglas (avatar) is now ten, and still loves to run. I see him when I enter the fields for his hour walk and then he (normally) arrives back just as I'm leaving.

Friendly feller, self propelling stomach.

09-02-2007, 20:25
quite a handful!

09-02-2007, 20:37
Here's my buddy. 7 1/2 year old lab / staff cross bitch. Cooling off in a stream after a good long walk.


09-02-2007, 21:07
English Bull Terrier, 2 Staffs and a Jack Russell crossed with a carpet LOL

Here's Bully


and here's Frodo......I know I know he's not a dog but he sleeps on top of a dog's bed - does that count :D


10-02-2007, 21:24
I've posted pics of mine before (see Avatar), but here are some more recent ones.



We think so much of our two, they even have their own tent..... :lmao:

11-02-2007, 02:38
Sorry for one I cannot stand M.S.M.'s!

11-02-2007, 17:21
I just voted yes but really its the wifes.I have always wanted a dog but have never thought my lifestyle or accommodation was suitable to share with a dog.
By the way,its a Grand Basset Griffon Vedeen

11-02-2007, 18:30
never had a dog. If I ever get one I'd want something like the one in due south.

does anyone even know what programme I'm talking about?

Was'nt that a wolf ?

When I grew up we had dogs, but I have found I prefer cats. My sister turned up at the door one day (damn 12 years ago) with a bundle of fluff that some bast*rd had stuck in a bag and left in the woods. Still acts like a kitten, and loves poking in bags surprisingly.
Weirdest thing she has brought into the house was a bat (dead unfortunatley)

11-02-2007, 19:10
[QUOTE=Gailainne]Was'nt that a wolf ?

Most sites agree that 'Dief' was played by Siberian Huskies.

This site is linked off Wikipedia and list them all! The things that float some peoples boats ;) :D


Again I am not a fan on MSM's more of a cat person (not that I can have one as when I am back in work I expect to be on the road a lot again)

fred gordon
11-02-2007, 20:18
I've been following this thread with interest. Judging by some of the pics perhaps there is room for a poll asking 'How many dogs do you have?' For example I have 3. :lmao:

11-02-2007, 21:11
I have added to my pack I now have six siberian huskies.

boland magyar
11-02-2007, 22:12
i have a english bull terrier.........the spitting image of silverbacks.......bullys rule :You_Rock_

12-02-2007, 20:17
My GSD. :D. Sorry about eyes the flash is rubbish.


13-02-2007, 12:57
Finally I've managed to get pics of our pooch somewhere so that I can get them posted here... :)

Here she is, our little cutie - she'll be two years old tomorrow, but these are from when she was much younger... :)

This is her at 6 weeks old - the furry orange blob she's standing on is her mum!


This is her on a walk when she was about 6 months old, jumping for the tennis ball in Andy's mouth... :) She's not much bigger than this now.


15-02-2007, 18:33
i have a seven and and half year old border collie, shes a bit mad, but she great.


(excuse the bad quality)

06-03-2007, 14:46
Took these coupleof pics at the Bucks meet last weekend.....he did well for a 7.5 month old puppy :) He only had a poncho and two dog blankets in his bag as he's too young to have any weight to carry.



He had a great time and was shattered when we got home.


Bam. :D

06-03-2007, 15:00
I've got three. Every time one of the kids leaves home I get another dog. They've all been less trouble than the kids and better at ratting.
Buster a pop eyed bitser. Loving but useless.
Dexey an epileptic labrador terrier cross. Came with a full Labrador kennel club certificate from a reputable breeder! Looks like a lab with bandy legs and is no taller than a Patterdale.
Billy a Cocker Spaniel with a kennel club cert and a lop side jaw that makes him look quizzical. Came to us at a year old, six months ago, for foster care and stayed.

07-03-2007, 19:32
My little monster! 9 year old JR goes by the name of charlie..


09-03-2007, 15:59
My dog chilling out wearing the dark green leather collar I made him.


He is a Bog Lurcher, bred small with frog feet for marshland pool hopping. Greyhound - Whippet - Bedlington cross and stands only 21 inches to shoulder.

09-03-2007, 16:11
English Bull Terrier, 2 Staffs and a Jack Russell crossed with a carpet LOL

Here's Bully


and here's Frodo......I know I know he's not a dog but he sleeps on top of a dog's bed - does that count :D


Silverback, Your Bully is gorgeous, I had an English/Staffie cross had him put down last April, cancer had got him, bad. Miss old chunk more than anything.

I've also still got two Lurchers, One pure white greyhound/deerhound cross, the other is supposed to bea wolfhound cross, although shes got the wolfhound head, shes small and wide.

09-03-2007, 17:59
Really nice thread ! I'm more of a cat person, but I gotta admit that a dog is so much more affectionate than a cat. My neighbour got a 10 y.o. golden retriever and it's always a blast to visit them both, as the dog now recognize me (newly moved in neighbour) and always seems to welcome you so warmly. Almost as if he was saying "Hey long time no see I'm glad you are here !". And then he shakes my hand (litteraly) :lmao:

09-03-2007, 18:29
Here is a pic of my 2 , some of you may know Cody (otherwise known as the bacon hunter) He is nearly 2 and a very chunky rottweiler . The other is Lilly , she is a douge de bordeux (think turner and hooch) also known as a french mastif .
She is only 6 months old . They are both soft as , and are exellent companions , although you do get a bit squashed when they give you cuddles !!! The idea is to have a litter of pups when Lilly is ready (quite a few people seem to be wanting a pup of them . Either way , i couldnt be without them .
http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/7007/horseshow011fy7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

jack sparrow
10-03-2007, 17:03
Ive got 2 dogs, ones a 3/4 whippet x 1/4 Beddy she is about 2 half years old she stands 18 inch to the shoulder and is a brilliant rabbiting and mooching dog, she just loves hunting rabbits and marking sets, and has put many a meal on the table, and my other dog is a whippet x grey, shes a straight cross and stands about 22 inch, she is 18 months old so this last season has been her first proper season, and she is learning her trade very well indeed, she is brilliant on the lamp at catching rabbits, and she has also put a few meals on the table as well. Hopefully all her training this season will finaly fall into place next season.

Will try and put some pics up soon.