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  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    I was secretly hoping the same.....

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    Also that, as the most numerous breed of dog in New Zealand, the labrador is not the ideal cafe companion. My girl fixes eaters of cake or bread with an imploring and manic eye, following every move near a plate or a mouth; sighs audibly as she is ignored; grunts in a long displeased honk; and finally harumphs down on her belly, nose between legs with a crocodile's wily eyes, just hoping for a crumb. If she is really being disgusting she drools, ribbons of it. Needless to say we do not take her near cafes or other people's kitchens. We have to watch her near small children, else she mesmerizes them and steals their food.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2600 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Hebe,

    Ha! She sounds delightful, but yes, some doggies can be fixated on food. One of our dog pack, a dalmation, used to run up to babies in strollers and take the food out of their hands. That was fixed, but his poor Mama was resorting to carrying $20 notes around to recompense people.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    Waiting with bated breath, hope it is your mission to bring a shot of a dog in dog pushchair as soon as possible

    That I promise :)

    This is the most dog obsessed nation on planet earth, I swear. During last year's floods there were countless volunteer canine recovery units patrolling the 'burbs and more shorts of saved and safe hounds on the local news sites than people some days.

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3206 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to JacksonP,

    Metallicker...

    Botanical gardens sculpture walk, Jan 2008.

    A Jeff Koonshound?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4807 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

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    We.ve been sold a pup!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4807 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    aw

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    a nation of not completely well socialised dogs.

    I was talking to an American friend the other day, and he asked me there was anything unusual about Chinese dogs as compared to NZ dogs. I said, and this is something that has always struck me about China, right from my very first tentative steps around Changsha in '99, that Chinese dogs seem to be much better socialised. He agreed and pointed to the dogs that had just walked past us blithely ignoring us as if we were part of the flora (we were sitting on the benches lining a vine-covered corridor in the garden outside our apartment block, we probably did look like odd growths of the vine) and said that would never happen in America, that an American dog would at least come and have a sniff, and that you couldn't walk past a dog-inhabited yard without it coming up to the fence to bark at you.

    In China it might be a function of population density. Chinese dogs will certainly bark when a stranger enters their apartment or, in the countryside, their courtyard, but outside of that space they'll very rarely bother anybody.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 2050 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    And that was what I was getting at, really. That because there's this extraordinary separation where dogs only get to go to certain places and are often not in amongst hordes of people when they DO go out, it strikes me as fairly limiting. I'm still thinking my way through this one.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    If we want true love, pets must be the closest thing to it.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    Love this shot. Tracking dogs are such an easy animal to walk they just keep sniffing, no trouble to anyone ever. Busy with their nose to the ground.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    In China it might be a function of population density. Chinese dogs will certainly bark when a stranger enters their apartment or, in the countryside, their courtyard, but outside of that space they'll very rarely bother anybody.

    It's mostly the same here. I guess they're just so used to existing with people (that said the white yappy poodle across the road is an obnoxious little shit, on its last warning... ).

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3206 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    some doggies can be fixated on food

    Anyone for a Beagle? I wish I had a photo of a Beagle flying through the air and landing on a coffee table astride a large platter of corn chips, only stopping his frenzied munching when hauled away bodily.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2236 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    Disgusting! I have a burned-into-the-brain image of my first black lab Meg, who was a criminal genius, trotting towards me with her cheeks bulging and wagging her tail happily. Her mouth was so full she couldn't close it, so I commanded her to drop. She spat out a pink bun, and another, and one by one six buns topped with pink icing and coconut. Meg had found the neighbour's pantry, and for months before they had had no clue about where their loaves of baker's bread and other delicacies went. She was very very fat, or as the vet put it "moderately obese".

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2600 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Hebe,

    Meg, who was a criminal genius

    Brilliant, good job she was trained to 'drop' eh? She must've had a mouth like a tardis : )

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2236 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Busy with their nose to the ground

    That's exactly what this dog was up to. He/she couldn't have cared less about the moon : )

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2236 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to Hebe,

    one by one six buns topped with pink icing and coconut

    I want to high five her. That is brilliant.

    Ellie is half Lab with all the food obsession that entails. We once left some bread sitting on the stovetop and came home to discover the bread gone, the whole stove pulled over on its front (!), and a terrified dog hiding in the flax bush at the bottom of the garden. She got a little more than she bargained for there (but you'll note that she still managed to eat the loaf!).

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3643 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Jackie Clark,

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    And that was what I was getting at, really. That because there’s this extraordinary separation where dogs only get to go to certain places and are often not in amongst hordes of people when they DO go out, it strikes me as fairly limiting. I’m still thinking my way through this one.

    As I also noticed in England. Rottweilers , Alsatians and English Bull terriers all without leads, frollicking in the park, happy as. No threat whatsoever. As you mentioned the barking at others is more often a “de fence” against “past” issues which Stella does but her past was being attacked by a Corgie/Alsatian (read really ugly and mean) then on escape got run over and dragged under a van so Stella is a wee bit bent out of sorts.
    Anyway, here are two girls gone. Pukana and Chelsea.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6071 posts Report Reply

  • johnno,

    We don’t own a dog, but we find considerable joy in borrowing other people’s pets. All care, no responsibility!

    [Redacted-fixed it for you] ;-)

    wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 108 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to johnno,

    don't add the square brackets :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16598 posts Report Reply

  • Stewart,

    We live on a rural property where it is inadvisable to let the dogs out unleashed, so I walk them up & down 'our' end of the road. But now they thnink they own this end of the road & take very barky umbrage at other dogs impingeing on it.
    Hence the doggy-daycare which is good for socialising them but not making any inroads on the territoriality.
    Haven't been burgled.

    Te Ika A Maui - Waitakere… • Since Oct 2008 • 572 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    Here is a very old photo. A long time no see friend whose Bitch had babies. Nice.:)

    Still waiting on the doggie push chair Simon.....

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6071 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    As a nod to the stuffed critters (ahem I D)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6071 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    And the not so stuffed but a nod to some ones interpretation of the shackles of the lead.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6071 posts Report Reply

  • Julie Cross, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    a wee bit bent out of sorts

    I'm that person who freaks out when dogs bound over and <i>quelle horreur</i> jump up. Apart from two beautiful hounds we had for a while (Scottish wolfhound/old English sheepdog cross and an Irish deerhound - a comedy duo called Wilbur and Dusty) I am a cat person all the way. I think dogs LOOK beautiful but my battered amygdala cannot quite get over being chased, knocked to the ground and bitten by a police dog. Who knew I was a seven year old felon? Beautiful pics though.

    Australia • Since Nov 2011 • 120 posts Report Reply

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