Photo of the Day: Sunday Evening Dog Blogging

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

My brother’s staffie, Garth.

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8 Responses to “Photo of the Day: Sunday Evening Dog Blogging”

  1. #1 |  Dan | 

    Looks like a sweet stafford terrier; I have one too, the best dog ever.

  2. #2 |  Bronwyn | 

    Are they good with little kids?

    I know my husband is going to get antsy for a dog in the next year or two, and I’d like to steer him away from the insane vizslas :)

  3. #3 |  Tim | 

    Bronwyn,

    I’ve had many dogs. They were all good with kids, particularly my German Shepherd. Don’t worry about Vizslas, as with everything, it’s you guys (the owners) that will determine the dog’s success in a family environment.

  4. #4 |  BamBam | 

    Vizslas are very cool, come on now! They’re protective and affectionate (sometimes needy AKA “The Velcro Dog” tag), but just need lots of exercise and play.

  5. #5 |  Chuchundra | 

    Looks a lot like my mom’s old Pitt mix, Mandy. She was the sweetest dog you’d ever want to meet.

  6. #6 |  Bronwyn | 

    Velcro dog is an apt description. We had a vizsla for almost 8 years – poor thing became very ill and we had to euthanize her earlier this year.

    She was absolutely, utterly devoted to my husband, to the point of neurosis. Once I entered the picture, along with cats and then kids, poor Rozsda lost her place.

    We’ll probably have another some day, but I wonder if it’s possible to find one with a more laid-back personality. Rozsda was seriously neurotic. A sweetheart, but neurotic.

  7. #7 |  BamBam | 

    My Vizsla/Lab mix isn’t neurotic with me, but definitely always has a need to be with me. I try to enjoy it, considering I had to put my yellow Lab down almost 2 years ago and that broke my soul to carry him to the car, drive to the vet, and hold his paw while his life ended. I learned from that experience that if my dog wants my attention, I will give it to him/her for a few minutes instead of pushing them away like I did too often (on reflection) with my yellow Lab.

    http://www.petshealth.com/dr_library/10-commandments.html
    http://www.sodahead.com/blog/26568/we-can-learn-a-lot-from-dogs-about-how-to-live-a-good-life/

  8. #8 |  Bronwyn | 

    BamBam, I learned the same lesson, the same way.

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