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Dog Discussion Thread #1 - "That's Ruff"

Postby Spiritual Republic of Caryton » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:09 pm

I haven't seen a wholesome discussion thread in a long while. So, I've taken initiative and made this. I don't expect it to get a community-- moreso I expect people to not even see it on the "Latest Topics" list whenever someone posts.

Here are the basic rules, the "lay downs" of this forum topic that you'll have to fetch for your brain, lest you "speak" your way towards a negative outcome.

1. Dog talk (or closely related talk pertaining to dogs, their owners, their lives, routines, etc.) only.
2. While this topic might occasionally be asked about a favorite breed, product, color, etc-- don't bash people for their choice of companion.
3. While there may be heavy topics like animal abuse in the future-- don't take this as momentum to spiral into political debate, flaming, or trolling to alter the positive intention of the server.
4. No Chinese/Korean/Vietnamese jokes. Period.
5. Pet images allowed, but keep media modest and moralistic.

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To start this discussion off, what's your dog's name, breed, and what are your favorite things about them? It doesn't have to be a current dog, maybe a childhood companion or someone who's crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
***The Spiritual Republic of Caryton***
A small, gospel-run christian state. The national figure is Cary, the Golden Retriever. Previously pictured as a "miracle dog" and "vessel of Christ" who is presumed to have healed many sick people. Cary is the defacto head of state, but since she is a non-intelligent dog, she is merely a figurehead. The real leader is the head of the Gospel Church of Caryton.
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In tribute to my childhood Golden Retriever, Cary. She lived 11 years of joy and love.

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Postby Spiritual Republic of Caryton » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:10 pm

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***The Spiritual Republic of Caryton***
A small, gospel-run christian state. The national figure is Cary, the Golden Retriever. Previously pictured as a "miracle dog" and "vessel of Christ" who is presumed to have healed many sick people. Cary is the defacto head of state, but since she is a non-intelligent dog, she is merely a figurehead. The real leader is the head of the Gospel Church of Caryton.
||- 16 yo Latter-day Saint, L[G]BT male in Arizona with a love of Golden Retrievers, bird watching, and music theory! -||
Accidental Policies: Euthanasia, No Internet -- Everything Else Intentional!
In tribute to my childhood Golden Retriever, Cary. She lived 11 years of joy and love.

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Postby Fartsniffage » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:13 pm

Spiritual Republic of Caryton wrote:/bump


Don't bump threads after a minute. In fact, don't bump threads on NSG at all. If you do the moderators will shout at you.

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Postby Rainbowsix » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:16 pm

Spiritual Republic of Caryton wrote:I haven't seen a wholesome discussion thread in a long while. So, I've taken initiative and made this. I don't expect it to get a community-- moreso I expect people to not even see it on the "Latest Topics" list whenever someone posts.

Here are the basic rules, the "lay downs" of this forum topic that you'll have to fetch for your brain, lest you "speak" your way towards a negative outcome.

1. Dog talk (or closely related talk pertaining to dogs, their owners, their lives, routines, etc.) only.
2. While this topic might occasionally be asked about a favorite breed, product, color, etc-- don't bash people for their choice of companion.
3. While there may be heavy topics like animal abuse in the future-- don't take this as momentum to spiral into political debate, flaming, or trolling to alter the positive intention of the server.
4. No Chinese/Korean/Vietnamese jokes. Period.
5. Pet images allowed, but keep media modest and moralistic.

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To start this discussion off, what's your dog's name, breed, and what are your favorite things about them? It doesn't have to be a current dog, maybe a childhood companion or someone who's crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

My dogs name is Harley he's a mixed breed I don't know what of. I like that he's energetic and he's always playful and great to be with :)
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Postby Cannot think of a name » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:11 pm

My mom has a pair of cockapoos...which sounds like a breed made up by a ten year old to get their parents to say bad words.

This woman is using AAC techniques to teach her dog how to talk via a soundboard.

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Postby Sundiata » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:13 pm

I want a dog for my family when that time comes.
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Postby Pasong Tirad » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:52 pm

I have one good boy, named Jake after Jake the Dog. He's a weird, once-in-a-lifetime mix between a Siberian Husky dad and a Bichon Frise mama. I don't know how it happened.

Anyway, friend put them up for adoption and my girlfriend and I both said we're ready for a dog - so we got him. He's over three years old now and we couldn't be happier. I even have a tattoo of him on my arm. He's my baby and I treat him that way because he deserves all the love in the world.

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Postby Sovaal » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:03 pm

First dogs I had where a male blue heeler named Dakota and a female siberian husky named Cheyenne. Both are long gone now but I'll always remember them.
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Postby Cetacea » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:21 pm

Rainbowsix wrote:My dogs name is Harley he's a mixed breed I don't know what of. I like that he's energetic and he's always playful and great to be with :)


I make of rule of only having mixed breeds as now that is the easiest way to ensure a brood gene pool.
One of the main concerns of ‘breed’ dogs is the limiting of genetic fluctuation which means that many breeds carry genetic disorders, health issues and skeletal deformities. This is especially so when desired traits in a breed are selected for appearance rather than function, like the sloping back of German Sheperds or the shark nose of the American pitbull.

Much better to let dogs breed naturally and that we embrace the ruff beauty of the glorious piebald mutt

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Postby Spiritual Republic of Caryton » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:41 pm

But I am a bit biased towards this breed in particular, anything mixed with a golden retriever is amazing.

If I had to get any mixed breed-- it'd definitely be German Shepherd and Golden Retriever.

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***The Spiritual Republic of Caryton***
A small, gospel-run christian state. The national figure is Cary, the Golden Retriever. Previously pictured as a "miracle dog" and "vessel of Christ" who is presumed to have healed many sick people. Cary is the defacto head of state, but since she is a non-intelligent dog, she is merely a figurehead. The real leader is the head of the Gospel Church of Caryton.
||- 16 yo Latter-day Saint, L[G]BT male in Arizona with a love of Golden Retrievers, bird watching, and music theory! -||
Accidental Policies: Euthanasia, No Internet -- Everything Else Intentional!
In tribute to my childhood Golden Retriever, Cary. She lived 11 years of joy and love.


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Postby Spiritual Republic of Caryton » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:51 pm

Katganistan wrote:I'm researching dog breeds. I want to get something small but kind of lazy. :)


The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel might be for you. It's incredibly cute, only moderate sized, and only needs medium exercise.

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did I mention the puppies?

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***The Spiritual Republic of Caryton***
A small, gospel-run christian state. The national figure is Cary, the Golden Retriever. Previously pictured as a "miracle dog" and "vessel of Christ" who is presumed to have healed many sick people. Cary is the defacto head of state, but since she is a non-intelligent dog, she is merely a figurehead. The real leader is the head of the Gospel Church of Caryton.
||- 16 yo Latter-day Saint, L[G]BT male in Arizona with a love of Golden Retrievers, bird watching, and music theory! -||
Accidental Policies: Euthanasia, No Internet -- Everything Else Intentional!
In tribute to my childhood Golden Retriever, Cary. She lived 11 years of joy and love.

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Postby Pasong Tirad » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:36 pm

Katganistan wrote:I'm researching dog breeds. I want to get something small but kind of lazy. :)

Beagles are good for first time owners too! Very docile, easy to train, plus their barks can get really loud if you want them to be an anti-burglary boi.

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Postby Cannot think of a name » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:57 pm

Spiritual Republic of Caryton wrote:
Katganistan wrote:I'm researching dog breeds. I want to get something small but kind of lazy. :)


The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel might be for you. It's incredibly cute, only moderate sized, and only needs medium exercise.

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did I mention the puppies?

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If you get an all white one you can call it Falkor.
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Postby Spiritual Republic of Caryton » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:01 pm

AN,

I think white cavalier king charles spaniels do not exist. They either come in these variants, from my knowledge:

White + Brown, like the pictures

White + Red-Brown/Burnt Sienna/Dark Orange

"Moose Tracks" (Black, White, Brown)

Black + Brown
***The Spiritual Republic of Caryton***
A small, gospel-run christian state. The national figure is Cary, the Golden Retriever. Previously pictured as a "miracle dog" and "vessel of Christ" who is presumed to have healed many sick people. Cary is the defacto head of state, but since she is a non-intelligent dog, she is merely a figurehead. The real leader is the head of the Gospel Church of Caryton.
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Accidental Policies: Euthanasia, No Internet -- Everything Else Intentional!
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Postby Cetacea » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:34 am

Spiritual Republic of Caryton wrote:AN,

I think white cavalier king charles spaniels do not exist. They either come in these variants, from my knowledge:

White + Brown, like the pictures

White + Red-Brown/Burnt Sienna/Dark Orange

"Moose Tracks" (Black, White, Brown)

Black + Brown


thats correct, all of them have brown markings and I do acknowledge that they are very cute dogs.

They're also prone to early-onset mitral valve disease (heart murmurs), severe pain due to malformed spines, hip dysplasia and vision and hearing disorders. Most will die of heart failure
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Postby Neanderthaland » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:58 am

Katganistan wrote:I'm researching dog breeds. I want to get something small but kind of lazy. :)

So what you're going to want is a dog with short legs. They're lazy because it's more difficult for them to move. A larger small dog, like a Basset Hound, is probably going to have a more mellow personality as well.

But, please do consider just going to a shelter and asking for any dog that meets your criteria, even if it's a mutt. Mutts are generally healthier, and have fewer personality issues.
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Postby Bombadil » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:53 am

Growing up out in the fields of South Africa a dog is almost essential, they spot snakes for one. My dog as a child was a complete mutt but totally loyal and awesome. He turned up in our garden skinny as all hell and having asked my parents if he was safe I went and fed him and he never left my side again really.

He was called Sherbet, he looked almost like a jackal, awesome dog.
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Postby Page » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:56 am

I had a beagle called Lucky for almost half my life. Got him at 3 years old when I was thirteen and he lived to be almost 17, an extraordinarily long life for a beagle. He was huge for a beagle too. Not fat, but bigger than most people would think a beagle could get. He will always have a special place in my heart.

I've known all kinds of dogs throughout my life and I love them all. I saw my friend's German Shepherd grow up from a puppy, I helped a woman I know care for 2 yellow labs and later a big poodle, and I've spent time with sweet and wonderful pitbulls.
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Postby Cannot think of a name » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:16 am

Bombadil wrote:Growing up out in the fields of South Africa a dog is almost essential, they spot snakes for one. My dog as a child was a complete mutt but totally loyal and awesome. He turned up in our garden skinny as all hell and having asked my parents if he was safe I went and fed him and he never left my side again really.

He was called Sherbet, he looked almost like a jackal, awesome dog.

Are you sure you didn't just grow up with a jackal best friend?

There were snakes where I grew up, too. But they were equipped with early detection devices.
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Postby Bombadil » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:51 am

Cannot think of a name wrote:
Bombadil wrote:Growing up out in the fields of South Africa a dog is almost essential, they spot snakes for one. My dog as a child was a complete mutt but totally loyal and awesome. He turned up in our garden skinny as all hell and having asked my parents if he was safe I went and fed him and he never left my side again really.

He was called Sherbet, he looked almost like a jackal, awesome dog.

Are you sure you didn't just grow up with a jackal best friend?

There were snakes where I grew up, too. But they were equipped with early detection devices.


Most snakes will leg it.. badumtish.. but Rinkhals can be happier to rise and spit In your eyes instead, and are common enough to be around there house.

Anyway Sherbet was a larger part of my childhood. Oddly I prefer cats now.
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Postby Cannot think of a name » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:53 am

Bombadil wrote:
Cannot think of a name wrote:Are you sure you didn't just grow up with a jackal best friend?

There were snakes where I grew up, too. But they were equipped with early detection devices.


Most snakes will leg it.. badumtish.. but Rinkhals can be happier to rise and spit In your eyes instead, and are common enough to be around there house.

Anyway Sherbet was a larger part of my childhood. Oddly I prefer cats now.

We only had two dogs. One was Sam, and I don't remember him. The other was Bach, and I totally remember him. Both were German Short Hairs and bird dogs as part of my dad's effort to connect to his dad. My dad was never super into pheasant hunting.

Since Bach was a bird dog, and this is my guess, he figured that the way to make people happy was to bring them stuff. So when you went into the backyard he'd bring you a rock. We had to tell people not to throw the rock because he'd get bummed and go find you another rock. He was a pretty smart dog, he would escape a lot and hide but if you said you could see him he'd come out. He dug me a lot, all the pets we had liked me a bunch.

We got a cat when we had Bach and even though we got her as a kitten more or less she somehow laid the law down with Bach. It was weird how much in control she was. We eventually got rid of Bach a little after my grandfather died and my dad gave up pheasant shooting and it was clear that suburban life was boring Bach to tears. That cat lived forever, man. Between the cat and my rabbit that also refused to die, those are the pets that I connected with the most. So I'm totally a cat/rabbit person and not the biggest fan of dogs.

But now and then I miss Bach, the big dumb kinda smart dog that would bring people rocks when they visited.
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Postby Andsed » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:44 am

Ah finally! A thread for the all of the good doggos in the world(whom we do not deserve.)

I have two dogs currently. One is a Bichon who despite being an old grumpy chonk is a very good boi. His name is Simon and I love him. My other dog is a very energetic Muti-Poodle who loves fetch and barks at me in the morning to play with her. Her name is Liby and I love her to death.
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Postby The British American Colonies » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:51 am

I have a red Labrador retriever, she’s named Penny. Complete nut job and a pain in the ass a lot, but we still love her.
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