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Chucky Mama

Lost my mate :(

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Got up on Sunday morning to find that Scally our dog had died. She had shown no signs of illness and had behaved normally the day and evening before. Whilst nearly 13 she was the picture of health. Her death remains completely unexplained. With a vet, vet nurse, vet student and med student in the house the slightest symptom would have been spotted. She had heart and neuro check recently as DD used her to practise on before exams! It has come as a total shock.

 

We really struggle with the lack of a dog in the house and are looking for a new puppy to join us in mid to late August. If anyone knows of anything, please could you pop me a pm. We are looking for an old fashioned mongrel puppy or puppy of mixed breed., Our requirements are quite specific as our dogs become part of our family and they need to be specifically trained and be able to fit into the available space in our car! We have a large garden, live in a rural setting with someone at home most of the day. Please no Staffs or Bull Breed crosses, Beagle crosses, short nosed breeds, dogs with docked tails or very short or 'coffee table' legs (we run with our dogs), Wire or very long coats or'designer hybrids'. In terms of size, no dogs larger than a small Labrador or smaller than a JRT. Ideally looking at a small soft coated X Collie Type. Sadly as a veterinary family we are rather too aware of health issues in certain breeds and it makes us very picky :lol::oops:

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How aweful! So sorry to hear about Scally! At least she didn't suffer long.

 

Friends of mine had a Kooiker x Frisian Stabij. Lovely dog, mid size, very athletic and incredibly eager to work. Both breeds are still healthy. But I think getting a cross like that might be very difficult in the UK, both being Dutch breeds.

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I'm so sorry to hear that the Pie Hound has passed :( at least it was swift and without prolonged suffering.

 

I know of a litter of lurcher puppies ready to go at the end of July; parentage unknown as they wer born to a lurcher female who was taken in from death row in the pound. Looking at them they have collie in their mix, and will be chunky types rather than slender like mine.

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Thanks everyone. DM we are going on holiday so can't takes pup until we get back around mid August. Do you have any links to the puppies? Iit may be that they will be a bit too large, or a bit too old for us by the time we are ready. We don't want to miss vital socialisation.

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So sorry Chucky Mama, I have only just caught up with this section.

Such a shame to read about Scally but how lucky to have lived with you so long and not to have suffered at the end.

I hope you manage to find a lovely puppy soon.

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