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Old 17th October 2008, 09:44   #361
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Here are the snaps of out pet Goofy. He is 8 years old.
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Old 17th October 2008, 09:45   #362
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Hey guys,
My old dog Zack passed away shortly after I uploaded his picture here.
However, we have gotten a new bundle of joy:
Pepper who is a German Shepard.
Below are his pictures, from a puppy to what he is now - a bigger puppy!

When we saw him for the first time
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When he came home - 2 months with his favorite chew.
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That's him with his brother Brandy who is now with my sister.
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Pretty Tech Savvy eh?
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When his ears started to stand
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5 months
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On my bed:
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In the room. I love and miss him (I stay half way around the world from him for 2/3 a year)
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He is around one and a half years old today.

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Old 17th October 2008, 11:59   #363
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Default Labrador retriever up for adoption!

Guys, if anyone is interested in adopting a male black Labrador Retriever which is 2 years and 4 months old, very friendly, loving and adorable please PM me. We bought him when he was about 2 months old in August 2006. Later our housing society underwent reconstruction and our building of 4 floors got demolished and a 16 storey tower was constructed in front of it. We shifted to the tower 2 months back and are living on it's 10th floor. We are not allowed to use the lift along with the dog and hence we are forced to go up and down the stairs whenever we have to take him down for walks and walking 10 floors up and down is a difficult task for us.
Hence we have no other option but to put him up for adoption. So if anyone is interested please PM me.
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Don't you have a service lift?
In my building, doggies are to be taken up and down either by stairs or the service lift. The three families with dogs (my family included) follow this rule.
Giving a dog away to a loving family sounds alright, but, many dogs, especially those who are very attached to their families, do not take such an action too well.
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Guys, if anyone is interested in adopting a male black Labrador Retriever which is 2 years and 4 months old, very friendly, loving and adorable please PM me.
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Don't you have a service lift?
Giving a dog away to a loving family sounds alright, but, many dogs, especially those who are very attached to their families, do not take such an action too well.
I would love to have your dog but .. I have the same concerns as Aditya.

He's grown up with your fam and dogs are also have emotions.. I'm sure he cant stay away from you guys for long
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Guys I need some advice on getting a guard dog.

Here is the deal we have a farmhouse and factory in Gujarat and am looking for a couple of guard dogs, looking for a large and strong dog.

We already have 2 dogs there, they are cross between a doberman and the street dog, although they are very loving and lovable we need some dogs that can actually do some damage to intruders and not just play all day long.

What are some good suggestions for guard dogs that are available easily? I am looking to buy from a breeder.

Will these new puppies be able to co exist with our current dogs?

Please advise.
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@spawnofsatan
best bet would be a german shepherd. But you need to train them to be like a guard dog. Hire a trainer for that. They need to recognize who the alpha male is (you in this case) and only listen to their command.

If you keep petting and fussing over them, they won't serve your purpose.
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best bet would be a german shepherd. But you need to train them to be like a guard dog. Hire a trainer for that. They need to recognize who the alpha male is (you in this case) and only listen to their command.

If you keep petting and fussing over them, they won't serve your purpose.
Tejas, thanks for your input,

How about Doberman pinschers? any other suggestions?
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Tejas, thanks for your input,

How about Doberman pinschers? any other suggestions?
Doberman's are good too i guess. My friend has four german shepherds in his factory and i had asked him the same question. He said that his trainer had advised him to go for the german shepherds as they are more obedient.

rottweilers are the best but they need to be handled and trained very well and with a firm strict hand or they could turn on you as well

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we need some dogs that can actually do some damage to intruders and not just play all day long.
A few points on this potentially dangerous subject -
A. Please remember that you can get into trouble for what your dog does to intruders. Even if the intruder steals something you or your dog is not supposed to take law into your hand and do anything to him/her.
B. That said, please remember even the best guard dogs will need to be properly trained to guard a property. Obviously all dogs are protective about the place where they live and will "guard" it instinctively but they will need to be trained to guard professionally.
C. The females traditionally are easier to train than the males.
D. Some of the easy to procure and easy to train guard dogs are dobermann and GSD. A potentially more lethal guard dog is Rottweiler.
E. If I was planning to get a guard dog I would get a labrador or golden retriever or GSD and train it to just scare off intruders and play with me the rest of the time.
F. Buy any of the above breeds from a reputable breeder as all of them are prone to have hip dysplesia if not bred responsibly.
G. Any dog can kill a human being. A rottweiler and a dobe can do it with much less provocation and much more easily.
H. Get a good trainer. A very good trainer if he is training a dobe or a rotty.
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Guys I need some advice on getting a guard dog.

Here is the deal we have a farmhouse and factory in Gujarat and am looking for a couple of guard dogs, looking for a large and strong dog.

We already have 2 dogs there, they are cross between a doberman and the street dog, although they are very loving and lovable we need some dogs that can actually do some damage to intruders and not just play all day long.

What are some good suggestions for guard dogs that are available easily? I am looking to buy from a breeder.

Will these new puppies be able to co exist with our current dogs?

Please advise.
I would suggest either Dobermann or Rottweiler
@Sudipto:IMO,I am not sure if a Retreiver could double up as a guard dog.They are very very friendly by nature and tend to get along with people very well.I have a lab and when someone new comes home,it tries to go and be friendly with them.But people get scared due to its size.

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I have a lab and when someone new comes home,it tries to go and be friendly with them.But people get scared due to its size.
yes. That's what a friendly golden retriever would do too. Most thieves wouldn't understand that the dog wants to play with him and would faint when the dog puts its front legs on the shoulders and starts breathing fast with the tongue out and the tail wagging.
But frankly speaking a GR can also be trained to kill.
All novices who are reading this: please be responsible with your dog.
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@Tejas, Sudipto and Raj - Thanks for your input guys.

I am not trying to get my dogs to kill anyone, we have a foundry there and a mango orchard, sothe villagers always want to steal mangoes and they steal a LOT, also there have been instances where people have broken into the factory and stolen valuable scrap metal. Apart from beefing up the regular security to professional guards we need professional guard dogs. We are all animal lovers and the dogs will be treated as family as are the other two right now.

I thought about rottweilers and pitbulls but they are a bit too ferocious and wanted to pass on that. GSD and Dobe's sound like a good idea.Is it possible to train them as guard dogs and play with them as family dogs too?

Will they get along with the 2 adults we already have?

PS: we just need the dogs to be able to scare the cr*p out of intruders.

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@Tejas, Sudipto and Raj - Thanks for your input guys.

I am not trying to get my dogs to kill anyone, we have a foundry there and a mango orchard, sothe villagers always want to steal mangoes and they steal a LOT, also there have been instances where people have broken into the factory and stolen valuable scrap metal. Apart from beefing up the regular security to professional guards we need professional guard dogs. We are all animal lovers and the dogs will be treated as family as are the other two right now.

I thought about rottweilers and pitbulls but they are a bit too ferocious and wanted to pass on that. GSD and Dobe's sound like a good idea.Is it possible to train them as guard dogs and play with them as family dogs too?

Will they get along with the 2 adults we already have?

PS: we just need the dogs to be able to scare the cr*p out of intruders.
I do agree that both are ferocious but if trained well they would turn out to be real good guard dogs.The rotty can scare people merely by his looks.
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