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Tell us about yourself: Accidental DS rescuer. Human companion to Radar and Leela. Owner of the site, looking to make this the top site for information and discussion on Dutch Shepherds.
Location: Cutler Bay, FL, USA


Post by centrop67 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:28 pm

What do you want to give thanks for?

* Thank you to the core group of members who keep the conversation going on the Dutch Shepherd Forum.

* Thank you to Radar (and the dumb-ass that gave up on him) for bringing me into this amazing group of humans and canines.

* Thank you to all the fosters, rescuers, and organizations working tirelessly to make the world a better place.

If you're reading this, you probably fit into one of the above groups. If you don't fit in above, I hope I have planted a seed to try.

And, to complete the post, a picture of Radar - just because.

The pack -> Radar (DS), Leela (Mal?), and Karen (Human) - Cutler Bay, FL USA
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If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers

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Tell us about yourself: I am: a father of 2 boys, a carpenter, hunter, runner. We have extensive experience with sled dogs, shepherd mixes, a wolf hybrid, and our current dog a 95# long haired Shiloh Shepherd. We added Endeavor in April 2016. She was not working out in HRD. I train for game recovery and general utility.
Location: central MD

Re: Thanksgiving

Post by TimL_168 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:31 am

Wow. That makes him look like a lab!

I'm thankful for my old dog that's still dragging herself around. For Endeavor, resilient as anything with the changes this past year has brought. For my kid that understands and feels so much more than most kids double his age. For the people I train with at the gym. Most of all, I'm thankful for life and everything I get to share it with. Endeavor has really made a difference in my own life. She's trained and run with me though a crazy year that began with me happily hating the world and slacking off in training. En didn't let that slide. She'd bring me her collar while I was drinking at the table... And a turning point for me was when I put the collar up on a shelf, she went and got her tracking harness off the coat rack and brought it to me. For as much work as she's enjoyed while wearing it, she's never warmed up to putting it on. She brought it to me and held it, staring at me to get the eff up and get on with it.
Good girl Endeavor. Good girl.
Tim L.
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Tell us about yourself: I live in Arizona and have an 8 year old female Dutch Shepherd

Re: Thanksgiving

Post by SEL » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:13 am

These posts make me emotional; well it's been a tough and hectic month, particularly the last week. I'm really thankful to have Idna in my life, she has brought so much happiness to me and my family and been with me through a lot. I'm thankful for Laszlo and the rescue that got him out of the shelter and helped him trust people (particularly men) again. He's been doing great and really has a sweet nature about him. I'm thankful for my family who are always supportive and have been patient and helpful with Laszlo as he adjusts to his new home.
Right now, I'm really thankful that Idna is okay. She has been having some health issues. Idna and Laszlo went for dental cleanings the first week of November. Idna also had a small lump removed from her side. It was sent to the lab and came back as a benign cyst. But then last week she got a butt infection. I took her to a different vet, one very close by. That vet treated the butt infection, but also did a general exam and found a small mass in Idna's mouth. She asked if the vet who did the dental had mentioned anything to me, but they hadn't, why I don't know. I even called them to ask if there were any notes about it, but no. So I wouldn't have known unless I had gone to this other vet. She thinks it's a cancerous mass based on other cases she's seen and I have to take Idna to a vet specializing in dental procedures/surgery on Wednesday. Idna has also been making a slight yelping noise when she gets up and is hesitant to jump into the car or on anything. I don't know where she's hurting though. I feel really bad about what Idna's had to go through lately and now this mass in her mouth. I'm very worried. But I'm thankful that vet found the mass in her mouth and I'll be very thankful if the specialist is able to remove all of it with no problems.
Idna in AZ, (8 yrs)

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Tell us about yourself: Apparently I just adopted a Dutch Shepherd. My experience have been with Dalmatians. The shelter listed her as a 3 year old Dutch Shepherd, which truthfully I didn't even know was a breed. I picked her because she is so sweet and energetic. But looking at the forum, I'm wondering if I might have taken on more than I will be able to handle. I did reach out to s DS rescue and they say she does appear to be a DS. But so far she's a joy and though not trained is catching on quickly.

Re: Thanksgiving

Post by ladyjubilee » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:57 am

I'm thankful we have Bramble. The whole time we were at Disney we kept saying we wished she were with us. Not only does she fit with our family, but she does so much for us. Selfishly, I have to admit she makes our lives so much easier, and she hasn't even started formal task training yet.

I'm also thankful for the forum and everyone who has shared their knowledge and help us be a somewhat decent home for Bramble.
Pack: Peanuts-terrier mix, 16-18 years old, Bramble-Dutch Shepherd, 3 yrs
Location: NC

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