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On 3/16/2017 at 10:21 PM, Billy Ocean said:

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I really want a dog like this, but it wouldn't be fair to her to live in this climate.

I hear you and you are right.  I had an Alaskan Malamute about 50 years ago that I got as a puppy, I loved that dog, but the Virginia climate was just too warm for him.  He used to dig 2 and 3 foot holes in the back yard and lay down in them to keep cool.  My back yard looked like a small war zone.  I was told the dog needed a colder climate.  I think that was the best dog I ever had, it was sad that I had to give him up.  

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On 3/16/2017 at 9:21 PM, Billy Ocean said:

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I really want a dog like this, but it wouldn't be fair to her to live in this climate.

they do come in two miniature forms

the klee kai which is literally Alaskan Huskies bred down to about 18 pounds

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and a pomsky which is a cross between a Pomeranian and a husky

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22 minutes ago, Dago 3.0 said:

they do come in two miniature forms

the klee kai which is literally Alaskan Huskies bred down to about 18 pounds

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and a pomsky which is a cross between a Pomeranian and a husky

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I like the miniatures, how do they handle climate?  My grandmother had Pomeranians and they were yappy ankle biters (hated those dogs) but that seems like a peculiar mixture, although they are cute.   

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4 minutes ago, WhenFalconsWin said:

I like the miniatures, how do they handle climate?  My grandmother had Pomeranians and they were yappy ankle biters (hated those dogs) but that seems like a peculiar mixture, although they are cute.   

both have an undercoat but handle the heat better than full size huskies. also easier for them to be an inside dog

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I've found two different huskies and returned them to their owners. They both had good temperaments. 

The people I've spoken with in Georgia who own these breeds say that they spend their summers lying on the bathroom floor.

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On 3/18/2017 at 0:41 PM, Billy Ocean said:

I've found two different huskies and returned them to their owners. They both had good temperaments. 

The people I've spoken with in Georgia who own these breeds say that they spend their summers lying on the bathroom floor.

Mother in law has one she is about 10 years old now. She spends the summer months under My porch where she digs about two fooot down into the ground and stays there until the evening where she will go down to the pond and jump in. She stinks afterward,,,but at least she stays cooled off ...well as much as possible. They also have a baby pool for her to get into if she wants.

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On 3/18/2017 at 0:41 PM, Billy Ocean said:

I've found two different huskies and returned them to their owners. They both had good temperaments. 

The people I've spoken with in Georgia who own these breeds say that they spend their summers lying on the bathroom floor.

I've considered getting a Bouvier, but I'm balking for the same reason.  Our big dog is getting older, and we like having a more protective dog around the house (especially now that we're moving out into the country a bit).  But Bouvs are seriously large dogs with a thick double coat.  

I may go back to plan A and do like @dirtyhairy did and get a Doberman.  The one thing that keeps the Bouvier in the running is it will be an inside dog, but Georgia summers are brutal, and you have to give them exercise.  I don't want to be throwing a frisbee at 2 in the morning because it's too hot to run the dog during the day.

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On 3/20/2017 at 3:45 PM, JDaveG said:

I've considered getting a Bouvier, but I'm balking for the same reason.  Our big dog is getting older, and we like having a more protective dog around the house (especially now that we're moving out into the country a bit).  But Bouvs are seriously large dogs with a thick double coat.  

I may go back to plan A and do like @dirtyhairy did and get a Doberman.  The one thing that keeps the Bouvier in the running is it will be an inside dog, but Georgia summers are brutal, and you have to give them exercise.  I don't want to be throwing a frisbee at 2 in the morning because it's too hot to run the dog during the day.

Jdave, if you're looking at Dobs, Shaddy Grove Kennels is where I got my 2. They are simply a great breed and inmo the best for my family and life style. The Doberman breed works very well for families as these dogs are incredibly smart, loyal and family protective. They also are not big shedder's, with their short hair.  Talk to G-dawg as well as he went down to Shaddy Grove and picked up a brilliant dog, whom we've had stay at our house a few times. You will never second guess yourself with 1 of these pups and I swear, they read moods and minds like No tomorrow.

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On 3/18/2017 at 0:41 PM, Billy Ocean said:

I've found two different huskies and returned them to their owners. They both had good temperaments. 

The people I've spoken with in Georgia who own these breeds say that they spend their summers lying on the bathroom floor.

Mine loved the kitchen floor.  I'd let her out and when she had enough, she'd come in and lay down in the middle of the kitchen...lol  Biggest thing was the weekly brushing and shop-vacing...

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As an owner of Boston Terriers, I clearly don't choose breed for any type of utilitarian purpose.  With that being said, I've always liked Min-Pins.

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7 minutes ago, mdrake34 said:

As an owner of Boston Terriers, I clearly don't choose breed for any type of utilitarian purpose.  With that being said, I've always liked Min-Pins.

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Make the move and get one.  I always wanted an Ocicat and it took my two cats dying within two years of each other (one was 20 years old) to get one.  One of the best things I ever did.  Getting something you really want...we should do that for ourselves more often

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34 minutes ago, mdrake34 said:

Waylon will be 5 at this end of this month.

Nice!  I stopped by a local pet store on the way home last night to get Ellie some birthday treats and almost walked out with a new harness, collar, and leash for her.  I'll probably be taking her this weekend to size the harness and collar.

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On 3/18/2017 at 0:41 PM, Billy Ocean said:

I've found two different huskies and returned them to their owners. They both had good temperaments. 

The people I've spoken with in Georgia who own these breeds say that they spend their summers lying on the bathroom floor.

My best friend I put to her final rest on Monday. (Hardest untreatable pain I've ever felt). 

Anyhow Summers she stayed inside and I better turn the fan on. So my electric bill did go up....... In the winter you couldn't get her back inside. She loved it. 

 

 

So here is some tips for people wanting this breed....... 

1. Get a really think think bush, and put it under a tree. And dig slightly under it. She/he will stay crazy cool under this....... Due to sometime's you have to leave them outside during the summer. But strive to have them inside. 

2. They are the best loving breed out there..... Maybe Akita comes close. 

3. Do not cut their hair. But invest in a good blower. That blows their under coat out. Do it when they are young so they don't freak out when they are older. And they will love it and come running when you turn it on...... Blow their hair out at least a few times during the summer. And no more during the winter..... A good one cost a couple hundred. 

4. Lastly be prepared for a dog that will always want to be by your side every single second. Which means in their last days it will be really tough on you deciding what is best to do for them..... Mine watched me with a broke back, being horribly sick multiple times. So I feel like a pussyed out on her when the times got to hard to where I had to use a belt to carry here to have her walk 5 feet. (Yes I'm torturing myself horribly. I can't think because I'm seriously confused on everything.). 

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1 hour ago, mashburn*Fibonacci said:

My best friend I put to her final rest on Monday. (Hardest untreatable pain I've ever felt). 

Anyhow Summers she stayed inside and I better turn the fan on. So my electric bill did go up....... In the winter you couldn't get her back inside. She loved it. 

 

 

So here is some tips for people wanting this breed....... 

1. Get a really think think bush, and put it under a tree. And dig slightly under it. She/he will stay crazy cool under this....... Due to sometime's you have to leave them outside during the summer. But strive to have them inside. 

2. They are the best loving breed out there..... Maybe Akita comes close. 

3. Do not cut their hair. But invest in a good blower. That blows their under coat out. Do it when they are young so they don't freak out when they are older. And they will love it and come running when you turn it on...... Blow their hair out at least a few times during the summer. And no more during the winter..... A good one cost a couple hundred. 

4. Lastly be prepared for a dog that will always want to be by your side every single second. Which means in their last days it will be really tough on you deciding what is best to do for them..... Mine watched me with a broke back, being horribly sick multiple times. So I feel like a pussyed out on her when the times got to hard to where I had to use a belt to carry here to have her walk 5 feet. (Yes I'm torturing myself horribly. I can't think because I'm seriously confused on everything.). 

It's good to talk about it man, healthy to "get it out".  I know I sure did when I had that day with my Husky.  Even though I knew I was doing the right thing, I hated doing it.  Still miss her.

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On Friday, April 28, 2017 at 9:05 AM, mdrake34 said:

Waylon will be 5 at this end of this month.

For some reason I was thinking you had Waylon going on 10 years 

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5 minutes ago, atl falcon 89 said:

For some reason I was thinking you had Waylon going on 10 years 

We've joked since he was at least 1 that he's going to be such an ***  hole when he's 8 or older, and we're going to have to tell people not to touch him.

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3 hours ago, Billy Ocean said:

 

Glad that he doesn't have a doberman......... (purple)

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