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Sat Feb 18, 2012, 10:43 AM

That's A Dog?

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Reply That's A Dog? (Original post)
dynasaw Feb 2012 OP
HopeHoops Feb 2012 #1
Denninmi Feb 2012 #4
HopeHoops Feb 2012 #6
elleng Feb 2012 #17
HopeHoops Feb 2012 #18
elleng Feb 2012 #19
UTUSN Feb 2012 #2
Chan790 Feb 2012 #5
baldguy Feb 2012 #3
intaglio Feb 2012 #7
elleng Feb 2012 #16
nolabear Feb 2012 #8
elleng Feb 2012 #15
nolabear Feb 2012 #21
elleng Feb 2012 #23
GoCubsGo Feb 2012 #9
RebelOne Feb 2012 #10
GoCubsGo Feb 2012 #11
grasswire Feb 2012 #13
dynasaw Feb 2012 #12
elleng Feb 2012 #14
dynasaw Feb 2012 #20
elleng Feb 2012 #22

Response to dynasaw (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 10:47 AM

1. I think it's a sheep with a big wanger.

 

Weird breed for sure.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 10:54 AM

4. Yeah, could have done without the surgical trim down there.

Give the poor thing its dignity.

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Response to Denninmi (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 11:40 AM

6. Ever see a miniature horse? I remember my mom freaking out.

 

The males are REALLY well gifted for their body size!!!

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 02:05 PM

17. Hey Hope, its OUR breed,

this is our Toni. (Passed 4 years ago; handler in background NOT me.)

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~btca/BTCA-Liberty's%20Devonshire%20Temptress.htm

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Response to elleng (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 02:11 PM

18. Sorry for your loss (and meant no disrespect to the breed), but it does look like a sheep.

 

And the one in the original picture did have a sizable wanger.

It's never easy to lose a pet, but that's part of the bargain. I had to spend two years without a dog in my life and it was a horrible thing to me. I'd had two dogs in my life (both lived to 16) and suddenly found myself in a rental unit that only allowed cats (shortly after putting the second down). Dogs of any breed are wonderful.

But it still looks like a sheep. That said, my second dog looked like a mop with legs. Her mom was a cockapoo and her dad was probably a beagle (she got out one night). I called her a "cockapeagle". My wife was the first female human she accepted. She'd chew shoes and panties of the other ones, but she liked my wife. She still looked like a mop.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #18)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 02:28 PM

19. I understand, and many think they look funny. Definitely 'sheepish.'

'Unusual' would be a better term, imo.
NO SHED, NO ALLERGIES!
Haven't lived with a dog since before Toni passed, as I'd left the house before that occurred. Now one of my daughters has 3, different breeds, plus a cat and a 'gold'fish, and adopted a box-turtle from roadside recently, but she put him back into the wild, after feeding him well. My other daughter's waiting to buy a house, looking forward to adopting a dog and having a baby!

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Response to dynasaw (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 10:48 AM

2. That just makes this cocker spaniel very, very angry:













*********NOTE: For the 12 Mittens duration, I am submitting this angry cocker spaniel for use as the representative of all dogs. This pic was in the local paper's Sunday available-for-adoption a few years ago. He was taken by the time I called. He is thoroughly pissed, not, I hope, the reason he ended up in the shelter, but rather for being subjected to the indignity of doggie jail.

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 11:08 AM

5. The angry cocker is awesome. n/t

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Response to dynasaw (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 10:54 AM

3. It was. Once.

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Response to dynasaw (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 12:15 PM

7. It is a Bedlington Terrier

Fast, good tempered, intelligent and brave.

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Response to intaglio (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 02:03 PM

16. RIGHT!

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Response to dynasaw (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 12:18 PM

8. Bedlington Terrier. Don't be fooled by that show cut!

They are tough little mofos.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 02:00 PM

15. Tough, smart, and very loving,

and can run REALLY fast! Note the greyhound/whippet shape.

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Response to elleng (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 09:31 PM

21. Toni looks like a beautiful example of the breed.

I love a terrier but am totally out of my league with them these days, i.e. a middle aged, out of shape city dweller. I've owned an Airedale and a Jack Russell (deaf to boot, which was quite the experience and, sadly, ended badly when a dogsitter lost him) and love the spirit and spunk and perpetual toddlerhood. Nowadays I stick to Cavaliers, only somewhat against my better judgment.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #21)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 09:51 PM

23. Can't imagine a deaf Jack Russell!

Love the look of Airedales, tho never known one personally.
Toni was lovely. Thanks.

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Response to dynasaw (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 12:39 PM

9. It loooks way more like a dog than the one that won Best in Show at Westminster this week.

That thing looked like the wads of cat hair and dust balls that collect in my vacuum cannister.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 01:35 PM

10. I gotta agree with that. Love dogs, but no a Pekinese fan. n/t

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 03:07 PM

11. I don't mind them, but...

That dog at Westminster doesn't remotely resemble anything I know as a Pekingese. The ones I have know were FAR less hairy, and their faces were not pushed in anywhere near that much.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 01:20 PM

13. That wasn't a dog, it was a wig with feet. n/t

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Response to dynasaw (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 11:10 AM

12. O.K. So I figured What they do to this poor dog

Sort of like what plastic surgery and enhancements for people?



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Response to dynasaw (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 01:58 PM

14. That's 'my' Bedlington Terrier,

Heart of a Lion, looks like a lamb! Had them in the family for years, our most recent, Toni, passed 4 years ago.
Where'd you get this picture???

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Response to elleng (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 09:25 PM

20. Hi elleng

If you Google,click on images, then type Bedington terrier you'll see a ton of these amazing looking dogs. They've apparently been around since 1782. After I saw a picture of them for the firs time in my life I really got interested and did some research. They are quite long lived apparently. Oldest on record lived to be 18 years old!! They look very different without their cosmetic cuts.

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Response to dynasaw (Reply #20)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 09:48 PM

22. Have spent a lot of time looking at Bedlington images!

Unfortunately, ours was not very long-lived.
Cousin-in-law bred them, at least one litter, my folks got one. About 10 years ago, we found a breeder in DC area; wanted one cause daughters wanted one, they're so fine and they don't shed, and are non-allergenic!

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