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Sunday, 14 October 2018

Prince has found a home!

Thank you to everyone for sharing Prince's story!  We were successful in finding Prince a new home!  But I should maybe say that in a little different way.  Prince has found new owners, not a new home!  The people who are purchasing the farm are going to adopt Prince and keep him in the same place he has been all his life!  What a wonderful outcome for Prince!  Again, thank you to everyone who helped and shared.  We have been successful!

 

Mary Ann

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Cali & me

This is Calibre. He is a half brother to Tazer & Trinity. He is here for some training. He decided I needed a tongue bath just after parking. I took him to town to work on distractions. He loves going to town! I think he's going to cause me to have another shower today!

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Let's not let anyone kill Prince!

 

Prince is still in need of a home.  Good with farm animals, kids and cats!  Comes when called.  Doesn't wander.  Neutered.  Well mannered.  Well trained.  Still lively and loves to play fetch.  Sounds like he may come with a chainlink kennel and insulated dog house.  And some food and dishes probably as well.  PLEASE! PLEASE help find a home for Prince before October 15th!  You can contact Kim directly at www.elderdogs.ca for more information.  And if you do take him, please let me know.  I'm so worried about this beautiful old guy.  His owners are elderly and have to move off the farm.  He's had a wonderful life of having free reign of the farm and protecting all the critters from harm.  Surely there must be someone out there who could take him!

 

Mary Ann

 

 

 

 

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Friday, 5 October 2018

Prince needs a new home

Here is Prince.  He needs a new home.  And quickly!  His owners are elderly and they must move off the farm where they can no longer take care of themselves.  They have been trying to find Prince a new home but are running out of time.  They move out on October 15th.  If he goes to a humane society he will be likely put to death.  All he is looking for is a place where he will be loved and cared for for the next few years of his life.

Prince is 9 years old and was the only dog on the farm.  He took great pride and pleasure taking care of all the farm animals (and even a cat UGH!).  As an only "child" he needs some place where he does not have to share his new family with other dogs.  He is an outside dog and is neutered.  He has good manners, is well trained and does not wander.  Sounds perfect to me!  He is NOT a Guardian Angel Shepherd.  I'm just trying to help the old guy find a warm place to spend his last few good years of life.  He is laid back, sweet natured and gentle.  He is used to roaming freely on the property and has no knowledge of traffic.  There is still life in this old fellow and he loves to play ball and do chores.  If you have a place for Prince or you may know someone who does, please email me at k9trainer@dogwhisperer.ca as soon as possible.  And send this out to as many people as you can!  Surely we can save Prince a terrible and undeserved fate.

This is Prince.  He needs a new home.
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Monday, 1 October 2018

Things that scare me!

OH! OH!  Let's get an Aussie Labradoodle puppy!!  They are only $2500 US and they come with a pedigree and "Good Health Genetics" certificate!  The pedigrees even having fancy names in them.  "Jojo's Color Me Dazzled" or Dazzle for short.  "Aussieland's Little Miss Sprinkles" or Missy for short.  Oh it sounds so appealing!

 

I happened to find a WONDERFUL website while looking for directions to build a Do It Yourself elevated dog bed.  I won't tell you which site I found.  The website is very impressive.  Probably 50 or more pages of dog related articles on husbandry, care, heartwarming stories and tons and tons of reviews and recommendations from clients who adopt their puppies.  Oh, it all looks so GOOD!

 

And it scares the living crap out of me.  Why?  Because they are selling mutts (a mix of 3 breeds) with no pedigree longer than 3 or 4 generations.  And they are "registered" with the Designer Dog Registry which was started about 10 years ago.   The Canadian Kennel Club however was started in 1888 with the Animal Pedigree Act to register animals valuable to mankind.  This website is making up words like Good Health Genetics Certificates (what the hell is that?) and I don't see a single thing on there about guarantees.  But there is something about being able to go to an Australian Shepherd Cross breeder who has invented a new breed where you can see the sire.  Oh good grief!  Invented a new breed?  Do you have any idea what it takes to start a new breed?  I do and I can tell you that in this case, they have not followed all the rules and regulations to do so.  I know someone who truly was trying to start a new breed of herding dog.  For decades, they kept impeccable records and still they were not able to get their new breed recognized by the world's acknowledged registration bodies.  It is VERY difficult to start a new breed.

 

And here's a fact you don't want to know.  When you are breeding Labradoodles, GoldenDoodles, Cockapoos, or any other designer dog that crosses a shedding breed with a non-shedding breed, 50% of the puppies have non-shedding coats and 50% have shedding coats.  It's just how genetics work.  And what do you think happens with the puppies who shed?  Who wants those puppies?  If they wanted to get a shedding puppy they would have gone to a breeder of Goldens, Labs or Cockers.  So where are all those shedding dogs?  You don't see them do you?  I leave you to ponder on that question but I can tell you that you won't like the answer.  For every single non-shedding doodle out there, there is no longer his shedding brother or sister who was just unlucky enough to get that shedding gene.  So every time I see a designer dog with an "oodle" in it's name, it makes me sad.  Sad to know a wonderful dog has been discarded because of his luck.  I saw three doodles in the pet store the other day and almost started crying.  If those people had known this fact, I doubt they would have purchased those dogs.

 

I understand the desire to have a dog that doesn't shed!  Believe me!  I have 9 German Shepherds in my house at the moment.  But did you know I can find 22 breeds of small dogs, 8 breeds of medium sized dogs and 9 breeds of large dogs, THAT DO NOT SHED!  And they don't have to dispose of every other one that is born.  And each puppy has a pedigree that stretches back for a hundred years,  they have legitimate health CLEARANCES (which is the key word) and they have guarantees!

 

Come on people!  Do your homework.  Don't be fooled by fancy websites and words strung together that don't really mean anything.  I'm sorry to be the one to have to tell you this but somebody has to.

 

I love my dogs.  I love ALL dogs.  And it is for this reason I will stand up and speak for those who can't.

 

Mary Ann

 

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

My puppy!

This is Ranger. What a beautiful boy! Seriously! Have you ever seen a more beautiful German Shepherd? He's just over a year old. Stunning! I look forward to seeing more pictures of Ranger as he matures.

His owner tells me he's really happy with the dog I picked for him. Very easy going and takes on new situations with ease. That's great but let's not forget that the owner has a great deal to do with that too! Great job Ryan!

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

1/2 Brothers

This is Tazer and Calibre. Tazers mom is Fia and Calibre's mom is Cruz. Their father is Rommel. Their both gorgeous boys but different temperaments. They are more like their Moms. Tazer is more like Fia. He is up in your face, when are we going to do something kind of dog. Whereas Calibre is like Cruz. Much more easy going, gentle loves to snuggle. They both have the opposite tendencies too but the most dominant come thru with their Mothers genetics. Rommel donates his good looks, athleticism and brains. Both dogs are awesome and I'm very proud of them.

"Cali" is here for some training while the owners are up North. He's doing really well so far.

Friday, 24 August 2018

Brandie Vom Haus Marcellus

A beautiful portrait of a 12 year old Guardian Angel Shepherd. This is the same dog, many years later, that is laying inside a military helicopter on my website.

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Another Great Match!

 

Mary Ann, it's time for an update on Mr.Blue from the January litter of Cruz and Rommel.

                Our Calibre Vom Haus Marcellus is  EXACTLY the puppy you said be would be.  He is calm and alert. Careful and brave. Cautious and kind as well watchful and fierce. (And oooooooh so handsome!!!!)  Dave says he's an old soul. He's been a watcher since day one. Always carefully observing and quite happy to sit alone quietly with no stimuli. We take him with us everywhere (to different locations for work) and he adapts to his new environment with ease. As well to the people who have helped us care for him when work was busy in the spring. He will trust and listen to the adult in charge. 

 

                Settling into our  forever home and property in BC this summer has been a wonderful experience for all of us. Cal has so many spots he likes to sit and survey his domain. 

 

                We couldn't be happier and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts,

 

Amelia & David

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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