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The dog that was left at the vets is sad, but at least she was left there, not dumped on the motorway :evil: Although there are enough rescue centres where she could have been taken. :roll:

 

My neighbours 3 doors down have a miniature Schnauzer called Ruby. She is only 11 months old and adorable - I offered to dog sit if ever they needed a hand! :lol: She is tiny and much smaller than the usual size for a miniature (that sounds backwards, but you know what I mean)!

 

I think the idea of a Springer is great, I had 2 when I was growing up, so know what they are like, but I think it would be too big. I am really after a scruffy little dog, that I could carry if need be. (No, not in a bag)! :roll::wink:

 

Mum is becoming obsessed with looking at rescue websites :lol::lol: My plan is working. Even Dad said that is all she talks about.....I think the next step is to visit a couple of rescue centres...

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Friends of ours have a black miniature schnauzer and although she is very cute, her bark is so piercing you can't actually stand it for more than a minute without feeling the need to ram knitting needles in your ears :roll: .

 

Friends of mine were thinking of getting one, met Coco once and then changed their minds!

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:lol: I know what you mean ANH; there's a JRT near here which is left out in the garden a lot and it has a dolphin shriek thing going on, another neighbour has bane known to stand in his garden and yell 'shut the **** up' at it :lol:

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Friends of ours have a black miniature schnauzer and although she is very cute, her bark is so piercing you can't actually stand it for more than a minute without feeling the need to ram knitting needles in your ears :roll: .

Friends of mine were thinking of getting one, met Coco once and then changed their minds!

 

:lol::lol::lol: Sorry, that tickled me :lol:

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Friends of ours have a black miniature schnauzer and although she is very cute, her bark is so piercing you can't actually stand it for more than a minute without feeling the need to ram knitting needles in your ears :roll: .

 

As friends of mine found out to their cost. If you read about schnauzer they can be sweet and lovely, or extremely dominant and difficult. A friend got a puppy and despite not picking the seemingly dominant one of the litter ended up with a nightmare. Their puppy would not settle, even after many weeks they could not leave him alone, which they obviously had to do, the dog HOWLED and barked like something out of a horror film the minute they left the room.

 

They live in a small village and it was so bad that villagers were asking whose the dog was and if it was being maltreated. We once went to a social event in the village hall which is probably about half a mile from her house and you could hear the dog barking and howling almost constantly. She tried lots and professional help but proved too much of a challenge for them. He was subsequently rehomed (which did traumatise them but he just wasnt suited to them) to somewhere where he was king of the pack and allowed to be so much of a boss as he slept on the couples bed and was with them all the time (they didnt have such a busy family life and were stay at home)

 

But ANH you can imagine the bark and how concerning it was to all around!

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Christian,don't know if this is helpful,but there is an ad in the local paper for a 5 month old Patterdale Terrier for sale,due to the owners ill health.

All injections up to date - fully house trained.

Message me if you would like the phone number :D

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Do bear in mind that you won't have a moment's peace with a springer, they are very high energy.

This depends a lot on which line of springer you have. We have a show line springer as they are much calmer than those bred from working lines. Show lines are longer legged and less stocky than working ones. My ESS will cover miles when we are out without tiring but if I am ill and there is noone to walk her she will curl up and enjoy a duvet day of her own. She is extremely calm and has been so easy to train as she isn't nearly as bright as the last terrier I had :lol: Christian I hope you find your dog soon. I can't imagine being without one now whatever breed it is they all have different personalities and quirks as do we. It's part of the fun.

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Christian,don't know if this is helpful,but there is an ad in the local paper for a 5 month old Patterdale Terrier for sale,due to the owners ill health.

All injections up to date - fully house trained.

Message me if you would like the phone number :D

 

Ooh, yes please Sarah, any other details?

 

Thanks P P! We had 2 Springers - both very different, absolutely bonkers when out walking, but really calm inside the house. I do think a Springer is too big for me. I was really after a smaller terrier type, but who knows? Will visit a few rescue centres and see what happens.....

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Thanks P P! We had 2 Springers - both very different, absolutely bonkers when out walking, but really calm inside the house. I do think a Springer is too big for me. I was really after a smaller terrier type..

Terriers are great fun. I had a little boston and would love another. I wasn't trying to convince you to get a springer as I have been watching the thread from the beginning and can tell you've really thought this through and decided that a small dog is more suitable. Just wanted to put forward my two pennies worth on springers for balance :lol: I am very excited for you - OH won't let me have another one.

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We think (we don't know for sure) that our Henry was a JRT x Patterdale.... He was a wonderful dog.... Determined at times, but was a sweetheart :wink:

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Cinnamon, I called the number this morning, but the dog had gone :( Never mind, will keep looking..... :D

 

Well, the Springer that Mum liked is now 'reserved subject to home check' I wonder......? :think::wink: I am away with work at the moment and Mum cannot be trusted.....

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Awww, reminds me of 'Puppy Size'... a bit long, so bear with me

 

"Danielle keeps repeating it over and over again. We've been back to

this animal shelter at least five times.

It has been weeks now since we started all of this," the mother told the

volunteer.

 

"What is it she keeps asking for?" the volunteer asked.

 

"Puppy size!" replied the mother.

 

"Well, we have plenty of puppies, if that's what she's looking for."

 

"I know...we have seen most of them," the mom said in frustration .Just

then Danielle came walking into the office.

 

"Well, did you find one?" asked her mom.

 

"No, not this time," Danielle said with sadness in her voice. "Can we come back on the weekend?"

 

The two women looked at each other, shook their heads and laughed "You

never know when we will get more dogs. Unfortunately, there's always a

supply," the volunteer said.

 

Danielle took her mother by the hand and headed to the door. "Don't

worry, I`ll find one this weekend," she said.

 

Over the next few days both mom and dad had long conversations with her.

 

They both felt she was being too particular.

"It's this weekend or we're not looking any more," Dad finally said in frustration.

 

"We don't want to hear anything more about puppy size either," Mom added.

 

Sure enough, they were the first ones in the shelter on Saturday morning. By now Danielle knew her way around, so she ran right for the section that housed the smaller dogs. Tired of the routine, mom sat in the small waiting room at the end of the first row of cages. There was an observation window so you could see the animals during times when visitors weren't permitted. Danielle walked slowly from cage to cage, kneeling periodically to take a closer look. One by one the dogs were brought out and she held each one.

 

One by one she said, "Sorry, you're not the one."

 

It was the last cage on this last day in search of the perfect pup. The

volunteer opened the cage door and the child carefully picked up the dog

and held it closely. This time she took a little longer. "Mom, that's it! I

found the right puppy! He's the one! I know it!" she screamed with joy.

 

"It`s the puppy size!"

 

"But it's the same size as all the other puppies you held over the last

few weeks," Mom said.

 

"No not size ---- the sighs. When I held him in my arms, he sighed," she

said. "Don't you remember?

 

When I asked you one day what love is, you told me love depends on the sighs of your heart. The more you love, the bigger the sigh!"

 

The two women looked at each other for a moment. Mom didn't know whether to laugh or cry. As she stooped down to hug the child, she did a little of both.

 

"Mom, every time you hold me, I sigh. When you and Daddy come home from

work and hug each other, you both sigh. I knew I would find the right puppy

if it sighed when I held it in my arms," she said.

 

Then holding the puppy up close to her face she said, "Mom, he loves me. I heard the sighs of his heart!"

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Friend has a well trained Jack Russell who keeps an eye on her hens and barks like mad if a fox appears as they are plagued with foxes. If the hens FR the dog sits with them but I know depends on dog.

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Christian - theres a dog out there with your name on I'm sure. Just gotta find it - your eyes will meet over a crowded kennel and WOOF - luvre at first bite - good luck Ali x

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