A toast to man's best friend.

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My boy Rommel!!! I couldn't ask for a better German Shepherd!!:thumb:
 

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Yer, dogs are cool and would definitely defend you to the death!

It’s not quite the same thing, but just last week I got one of those post cards from the post man saying we couldn’t deliver your parcel please come and collect it.

I went to the PO to collect it and the postie comes out from the back looks at the card and then says “oh-aye in know that one alright”.

I asked him what he meant by that, and he shows me his hand with a 2 inch scratch right down his finger, apparently my male cat took exception to him putting his hand through the letter box and had a go at him! LOL.

He said that it was really sore and that he had to speak nice to the cat through the letter box so that he would let him go!

The postie was really annoyed and grew more so, cause all me and my wife could do was laugh, however he ended up laughing himself and agreed that it is normally dogs that he worries about, but will be even more careful of cats in the future!
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The cat scratched him. Priceless...:applause:

Funny you should mention that, but our post office nearly refused to bring stuff to the house many years ago.
We originally had a post box in the front door of the conservatory and one day the postman tried to stuff a large envelope into it. Old Max hit the door so hard he took the whole panel out of the door and was leering at the postman with his paws and head up through the gaping hole . Luckily I was close by and got everything under control.
The post office then said they wouldn't deliver again unless we could gaurantee the dog wasn't going to come straight through the door panel again.
We then replaced the door with one with a frosted glass panel and screwed 1/4 inch steel wire mesh over the window and also erected a US mail box on a post outside.
 

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My 11 year old Doberman Rottweiler X "Shadow", and 2 year old Doberman "Winnie".
Both are rescues, got each of them at about a year old. Winnie sat in a cage for her first year, no training and Shadow was beaten and underfed for her first year. Thanks to the SPCA and Doberman Rescue I've got 2 wonderful dogs, and no security worries!

And they have a lovely home...Great work man.:dude:
 

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When he had to put his dog down in the movie I about cried.

My goofy little spaz when she was a pup
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and her ... lover. :laugh2:

Really cute dog doug. Spaniels are lovely..:dude:
 

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We have had Dachshunds for many years. They are just like family and always burrowed under the covers to sleep at night. I really miss our Lucy and Molly.

Not we're stuck with this sorry lot.
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Penny, the goofy white border collie pit bull mix. She's a knuckle head. She was saved from drowning by firemen in Louisiana during the Katrina flood. We adopted her when she was brought to Texas.

Bella is our rat-on-a-rope: a Peek-a-Poo. Daughter #1 gave her to us when she moved to New York City for law school. We have a huge yard, and thought it would be cruel to keep a pup in a NYC apartment.

Moochie is our 3rd Dachshund. She earned her name! Unfortunately, she has kidney disease and has only a few more months with us. She's 12 years old. That will be a sad day, but we are making her comfortable (and giving her ham and cheese sammiches!).

Blimey. Who's dog sitting that lot when you come over next week?:laugh2:
 

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Love that first pic of Kaiser and Maxie. Excellent. My brother has a Shepherd, really great dog.
 

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Agree! German Shepard's are one trustworthy and loving breed, the loyalty is astounding and unmatched!

The HempMutt was exactly that "a mutt", he was half German Shepard and half Doberman, quite a combination!:laugh2:

Once during a hike in the woods not far from here with the HempMutt and then HempBird I decided to do what comes best while out in nature. The then HempBird and I took advantage of a fallen tree... During the festivities I looked up and saw a Buck with a full rack about 25 yards away spying on old Hemp in mid Hump!:shock: The HempMutt caught the Buck too and took after him like lightening!!! This is when my instinct took over and I leaped mid-hump into action going after the HempMutt worried he might have met his match against those antlers!

A real site old Hemp running through the woods while trying to pull his pants up, yelling the command to STOP! Damned dog stopped right where he heard the command!:laugh2:

Not only was he the best companion I've ever know but an excellent protector! Even toward the end of his time when his body was no longer able to match his heart the loyalty never wavered. When he could no longer manage the stairs I would carry him every night to bed because that was his place.... by my side.

They are certainly high maintenance but what is given in return is immeasurable. I've yet to find another one but when I do I'm sure he will be a German Shepard!:thumb:

The HempMutt

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Always by my side and always will. :)

The Hempmutt..:laugh2:.......:applause:
Lovely kind face on him Hemp. I bet you loved that fella to bits.
 

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my Sunny back when we got her. She was a very skinny at the time, only 17 lbs. Small for a Russian Spaniel.

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more recently at the park

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That's a cheeky face if ever I saw one..:dude:
 

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This is a great thread. This guy is my best bud right here. Ziggy the one eyed chocolate lab. He's about 100 pounds of love and dumb. He's such a sap, but can sound like a wolf if needed. Though he usually does it from three rooms away. :laugh2:

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Lovely dogs Phil.

I've got a Doberman called Django. He's a massive young pup and I wouldn't want to see him take on a human because it would probably lead to him being put down :(

Thanks Mono.
Hey don't worry about you Django shredding someone who is on your property,
There is a policeman sitting in the next room as I speak ( My daughter' s boyfriend ) .. Just asked him and here's the law..
If they are in your house and your dog rips an intruder up.. Tough on him. The dog is perfectly ok and safe from being put down.
In your garden is a borderline case. You must ask the intruder to stop where he is. If you let the dog at him running away you could be in trouble, but if he keeps coming forward you have every right to let the dog go..

Remember..If someone is ever in your garden trying to break in and your dog gets him, tell the police that you warned him and he still kept coming at you. ( The jury will nearly always believe your story ).:laugh2:

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This is a great thread. This guy is my best bud right here. Ziggy the one eyed chocolate lab. He's about 100 pounds of love and dumb. He's such a sap, but can sound like a wolf if needed. Though he usually does it from three rooms away. :laugh2:

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Lovely...:applause:
He looks like a guy who likes his food.
The first dog we ever had was a black Lab.. He was such a lovely dog, but boy was he a one for food. He'd eat his way through a plastic dustbin to get to what was inside.:laugh2:
 

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Lovely...:applause:
He looks like a guy who likes his food.
The first dog we ever had was a black Lab.. He was such a lovely dog, but boy was he a one for food. He'd eat his way through a plastic dustbin to get to what was inside.:laugh2:

He's just turned 2 and still has a good shape to him. He's really not as food obsessed as other labs I've met, but he is spoiled rotton. Very good about it though. I could leave my plate out and leave the room, he won't touch food unless he's told.
 

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Cisco is a rescue from doggy death row in a San Jose high kill shelter. She was brought to the PacNW by a rescue organization and I got her the day after she arrived.
 

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Old Max hit the door so hard he took the whole panel out of the door and was leering at the postman with his paws and head up through the gaping hole . Luckily I was close by and got everything under control.

Wow, now that's impressive!

In fact, I think that is probably the best thing about dog security, no matter how tuff you think you are or how used to dogs you may be, when you hear a dog go ballistic behind a door you have no way to know what will happen if it gets out.

Plus it is not uncommon for a little dog to sound HUGE when you cannot see it, so it’s all good as far as I can see!
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He's just turned 2 and still has a good shape to him. He's really not as food obsessed as other labs I've met, but he is spoiled rotton. Very good about it though. I could leave my plate out and leave the room, he won't touch food unless he's told.

Blimey that is good.:shock:
Ours would have eaten the plate too.:laugh2:
 

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Cisco is a rescue from doggy death row in a San Jose high kill shelter. She was brought to the PacNW by a rescue organization and I got her the day after she arrived.

I bet Mum spoils her rotten...:dude:
 

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