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by Dawnspell
16 Apr 2019, 09:51
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Suprelorin - Otto's experience
Replies: 13
Views: 340

Re: Suprelorin - Otto's experience

Thanks for the update Julie. I just had a thought as reading viewing from an outsider perspective. The plonking bum down may not be a "return" of old behaviour it could be him reacting in the same way to a different stimulus. Puppys often do that if fear full or unsure of the surroundings so want to...
by Dawnspell
12 Apr 2019, 19:20
Forum: Miniature Schnauzers
Topic: Any help with behaviour whilst out please?
Replies: 10
Views: 273

Re: Any help with behaviour whilst out please?

He feels safe in his crate when you are not there. He's probably pulling his bedding apart because he's stressed and doesn't feel safe with the new space.
Don't try to fix what's not broken
by Dawnspell
12 Apr 2019, 19:13
Forum: Miniature Schnauzers
Topic: Meet Gus
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Meet Gus

Very smart. He looks happy with his big boy look too :D
by Dawnspell
08 Apr 2019, 15:33
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Taking The Plunge
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Taking The Plunge

Make sure you get him used to being around the clippers with them being turn on and off etc before you even go near him to clip.
Is he black skinned or pink skinned ? I never liked clipping Barneys ears or neck too short as his black skin would show through.
by Dawnspell
08 Apr 2019, 15:29
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Edie's grooming journey begins
Replies: 43
Views: 2995

Re: Edie's grooming journey begins

It always amazes me how much hair there is when carding and stripping, yet theres never any around the house in between grooming.
by Dawnspell
06 Apr 2019, 10:55
Forum: General Chit Chat - for the less serious moments
Topic: Seaside
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: Seaside

Lovely photos. We're surrounded by beaches and Barney found them boring if he was the only dog. He much preferred sniffing out bunnies and pheasants on the cliff paths =))
by Dawnspell
06 Apr 2019, 10:51
Forum: New Members
Topic: Puppies
Replies: 16
Views: 947

Re: Puppies

I have a dog from Mrs Stead. A black boy (Hallowquest Mr Roseykins), born February 2011. He had a P/S mother (Kerry of CWM) and a white father (Daubnay White Ice, an imported Hungarian champion I believe).She was hoping for a white litter but they were all black ! I bought a white Schnauzer in Lond...
by Dawnspell
05 Apr 2019, 20:25
Forum: Miniature Schnauzers
Topic: Are females so different from males ?
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Are females so different from males ?

Oscar 12345 wrote:
05 Apr 2019, 18:34
Are you thinking of having a female?

No not really. I'd have either sex it's the males of the house that want boys :))

It just occurred to me that you don't hear of spaying being suggested to sort out behaviour like you do castration for males, so just got to wondering.
by Dawnspell
05 Apr 2019, 15:40
Forum: Miniature Schnauzers
Topic: Are females so different from males ?
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Are females so different from males ?

There's lots of controversy over castrating males to correct "behavioural" problems. I had the trainers at dog training school saying I should get Barney castrated so he would be easier to train because he was too interested in other dogs in class. Not because it was causing problems, but just becau...
by Dawnspell
04 Apr 2019, 08:54
Forum: Miniature Schnauzers
Topic: Monty the giant mini!
Replies: 12
Views: 314

Re: Monty the giant mini!

Barney was oversized at 12.5kg and almost 16". His parents were both breed standard size but apparently there was a larger mini in the family history. Barneys cousin that we met was also a large mini. I've also read that mating 2 dogs from totally unrelated lines so a low breeding coefficient can th...
by Dawnspell
25 Mar 2019, 16:44
Forum: Miniature Schnauzers
Topic: Rupert the Bear
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: Rupert the Bear

Very cute :x
by Dawnspell
21 Mar 2019, 13:42
Forum: Healthcare and Welfare
Topic: Another week....another worry!
Replies: 16
Views: 338

Re: Another week....another worry!

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by Dawnspell
21 Mar 2019, 11:37
Forum: Healthcare and Welfare
Topic: Another week....another worry!
Replies: 16
Views: 338

Re: Another week....another worry!

Have you checked inside his mouth ? Just a thought he may have bit his cheek or tongue when landing. That could explain sore leg and not eating with a sore mouth :-\
by Dawnspell
18 Mar 2019, 10:47
Forum: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Barney my gorgeous boy has gone
Replies: 17
Views: 533

Re: Barney my gorgeous boy has gone

Yes I like that quote too. Its not getting any easier yet :( There is sorrow enough in the natural way From men and women to fill our day But when we are certain of sorrow in store Whys do we always arrange for more? Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to tear. Of co...
by Dawnspell
18 Mar 2019, 10:38
Forum: Miniature Schnauzers
Topic: Poor Daisy - feel horrible
Replies: 38
Views: 1175

Re: Poor Daisy - feel horrible

Hi Gary, just been reading your post about Daisy and as Leigh says, be guided by your gut instinct and your vet, I had to make the awful decision to have our Boxer put to sleep, and maybe it was a couple days to soon, but, on the advice of our vet and taking into account his problems, we agreed tha...