Monthly Archives: February 2020

What about a half golden retriever/blue tick coonhound mix? My brother has one and we’re trying to figure out what to expect. So far both physically and mentally he seems to have taken all of the coonhound tbh. (Why does this feel like I’m asking a fortune teller?)

Hello friend! Sadly I am not a fortune teller and cannot tell you what future that pup has. The thing about mixes is that you have no idea what bits come from where. The best way to know what the pup will be like is to spend time with the parents. Usually with mixes it’s not possible bc we don’t know where those parents are and what the situation was when that dog was bred purposefully or accidentally. This pup could have all the worst traits of both breeds, all the best, a mix, a total grab bag. It also matters what sort of lines mom and dad came from too. Were these lines from a good breeder or a not so great one? That matters a ton. For example, Goldens from not so great breeders can end up with a lot of aggression and reactivity.

The only way to have an idea of what ur pupcake tastes like is know what ingredients were used to bake him!Sometimes he’s delicious. Sometimes maybe his brain is a little under or over cooked lol.

My noodle, gsd husky mix (confirmed by dna) is very half and half behaviorally and physically. She’s v smart, more biddable than a full husky, loves learning tricks, she works longer than a husky. But she’s also got a crazy cooky husky brain. She’ll scream for no reason and deliberately annoy her friends lol. Either way for all her bits and pieces, I love her, and she has been a fun puzzle to put together. I got her as an almost adult.

I’m sure it will be a blast to watch your brothers pup grow up. To see what traits emerge, to see what he’ll look like. It’s a tiny little adventure!

Here are some pics of noodle! To encourage your imagination! That pup is currently a box of chocolates and there’s no map! He’ll show you who he is in time! 🙂

-S

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Do you know if Bernese mountain dogs are high energy or not? Some places say they are and others say they aren’t and it’s just kinda confusing.

Hello friend! Bernese mountain dogs are strong, smart dogs capable of heavy duty work but they aren’t the sort of dog that ping from one end of a room to another. They don’t tend towards Britton energy or never ending energy must have something to do or your walls will suffer. They aren’t border collies or huskies or malinois. They aren’t gonna be holding a toy and jabbing it into your mouth. That’s not their vibe! Like I said they r very capable and willing to do heavy work but they also relax peacefully when there’s down time. Here’s a helpful link and you can find breeders if you wish as well. They are great dogs and adaptable to all sorts of living environs!

-S

https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/bernese-mountain-dog/

Bernese Mountain Dog Dog Breed Information

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adilab: she is handsome!

adilab:

she is handsome!

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klaudiatwardosz: She is better model than people

klaudiatwardosz:

She is better model than people

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vulpinesunshine:just a casual house coyote

vulpinesunshine:

just a casual house coyote

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oneabsentdog: Give him a pat

oneabsentdog:

Give him a pat

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not the same anon but your response to the anon that asked how to know when to give away your dog has helped me so much. ive been thinking about rehoming my dog for a long time now, depression sometimes gives us a hard time, but your answer has given me some confidence again, considering i walk my dog three times a day and i have fully figured out what food he can tolerate and i just love love him so much and we’ve got each other figured out and all that. just wanted to say thank you so much!

Hello, my friend. Yes, depression is awful and it cuts you off at the knees. I struggle with it and there are times when I can barely care for myself. My dogs are often the single source of my comfort and happiness when I’m really doing poorly. Meeting minimal care standards is important if you can feed and potty your pup, maybe some exercise, and ensure they are hurting themselves or going to get into something that will hurt them, then I’d urge anyone to keep going and do your best, but if you cannot meet minimal care standards then its time to either ask for help, like hiring a dog walker, or have a friend or family member come over and help you, or rehome temporarily or permanently. Dogs are resilient. It will be okay if they get less exercise, less attention, less playtime, etc for a while. The important things are that they are fed, watered, and healthy. 

They love you and honestly, I think having something to be responsible for, a reason you HAVE to get up is helpful for me when I am doing badly. No one else will feed the four hungry tummies, no one else will fill water bowls, take them potty, brush their fur. For me rehoming them would be the worst thing. Not everyone is the same though, sometimes you can’t, sometimes just existing is too much. There’s no shame in saying, I love my dog, but I cannot care for my dog right now. Whatever the reason is. Being depressed or struggling with something doesn’t disqualify you as a good pet owner. <3 I’m happy you are feeling better about your pup’s routine. 

-S

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marloandmav-adventurers:Man, I needed this hike.

marloandmav-adventurers:

Man, I needed this hike.

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Missing my beautiful friend

Missing my beautiful friend

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oliverandmoose:Oh and here’s Mater, too!

oliverandmoose:

Oh and here’s Mater, too!

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abarkinthepark:Archie at one with the woods

abarkinthepark:

Archie at one with the woods

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novathesheltie:choke hold fun

novathesheltie:

choke hold fun

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faenxre:

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abarkinthepark:Red with sad and hungry face (he is neither)

abarkinthepark:

Red with sad and hungry face (he is neither)

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marloandmav-adventurers:The one and only Mr. Nose

marloandmav-adventurers:

The one and only Mr. Nose

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thebrittanybrigade:☀️ She shines bright like the sun ☀️

thebrittanybrigade:

☀️ She shines bright like the sun ☀️

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huskyhuddle:Guess what alluring smells have brought them here.

huskyhuddle:

Guess what alluring smells have brought them here.

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ninja-o-s:Some days it be like that.

ninja-o-s:

Some days it be like that.

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griffin-arcturus:Happy little man

griffin-arcturus:

Happy little man

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spicysnoot:i’ve been sick in bed, thank goodness i have a very attentive nurse!!!

spicysnoot:

i’ve been sick in bed, thank goodness i have a very attentive nurse!!!

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fayedaydawning:And the award for best supporting goblin goes to…

fayedaydawning:

And the award for best supporting goblin goes to…

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When do I know it’s the right time to give away my dog? I really like her, but sometimes she’s a huge burden and I can’t really take care of her. I barely manage one big walk a day and I rarely play with her. I feel that she is kinda happy, but she could be more happy… I don’t want to give her away to a stranger. I might be alright if a friend takes care of her but I’m so scared of what will happen to her or to me as soon as she is gone. Can you give me any advice?

First off I will start this off by saying rehoming is okay in any instance for any reason. If a dog isn’t wanted or cannot be cared for it is the BEST thing for them to find a different home.

That being said, there are always going to be times where you won’t be able to do everything you want with your dog or everything they want. Life, work, our relationships, health, etc all also need our time and attention and sometimes those things are more pressing then more than one walk a day. 

I’m not really sure what your situation is or why you aren’t currently capable of doing the things your dog needs or for how long its been going on, but I will suggest that you try to make small changes. A small play session in the yard or during your walk, maybe you take her with you to a dog-friendly place you frequent. extra walks don’t have to be as long as the other, maybe its only 10 minutes, maybe only 5. A frozen kong, puzzle feeders, and more creative snack and meal based toys go a long away and are a minimal effort on your part. They help keep her brain occupied and she gets the chance to play and problem solve and you can do homework, nap, care for yourself etc if you need to. If you need ideas for recipes or set up @bindisbucketlist on instagram is a great place to start. Some of the stuff is really involved or weird ingredients BUT you can legit do whatever your dog likes. Or merely toss her regular kibble portion in there.

Also, keep in mind that every dog is different, not every dog needs/wants to go outside all day long or wants to chase a ball for an hour. If you are feeling this way bc you are comparing your life and relationship with your dog to people on the internets situation, step away. Evaluate based on your dog and your dog alone. Do you love your dog? Does your dog receive the affection she wants? Is she being fed and watered properly? Does your dog get to go potty at regular intervals? Do you enjoy spending time with her? Does your pup receive some sort of physical exercise? What’s her behavior like inside the house, does she pace and get destructive or does she nap or keep herself busy in an appropriate way? Remember that ALL dogs could be happier. After all things that make dogs happy would be unlimited playtime, maybe murdering the neighbor’s cat, never having to come inside, eating until u puke, owners never leaving without them etc. Stuff that just isn’t reasonable or good for them. I’m sure just about every single one of us could do something to make our dogs happier, but it might mean losing your job lol. 

All this aside, if you feel you cannot reliably care for her the way she needs then rehoming is the thing to do. Your apprehension about who she ends up with is evidence you care for her. Sit down and think of some things that would make you feel better, like a fenced-in yard, time to walk her, willingness to do a training class, kids or no kids, experienced dog owner or not, pets in the home or no. Make your requirements list. Contact some people you know who would like a dog, and see if they were interested. Invite them over, or meet them somewhere to get to know them, maybe visit their place, let them meet your pup. Go from there. The right person will come along. 

The only one who can know if its the right time is you. No one has any right to judge you, what you are going through, or what you can or cannot handle. All of us have felt overwhelmed, sometimes to the point where we doubted our ability to care for our pets, sometimes rightly so. You are clearly putting her needs first right now by considering rehoming but I can’t tell you if its the right thing to do.

-S

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archiethedingus:my baby boy… why do you look so forlorn…

archiethedingus:

my baby boy… why do you look so forlorn…

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darkwood-sleddog:Slash is getting big y’all. Zombie is so done with his 7 month old behavior.

darkwood-sleddog:

Slash is getting big y’all. Zombie is so done with his 7 month old behavior.

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boetheyellowlab:

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5mutts:i would b lying if i said these two weren’t my favorite boys

5mutts:

i would b lying if i said these two weren’t my favorite boys

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marloandmav-adventurers:Sometimes you just gotta creep on the…

marloandmav-adventurers:

Sometimes you just gotta creep on the neighbours until the sun goes down.

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novathesheltie:took pupperino somewhere new today and we both had a blast!

novathesheltie:

took pupperino somewhere new today and we both had a blast!

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followed-by-a-moonshadow:I’ve gone mad with Photoshop

followed-by-a-moonshadow:

I’ve gone mad with Photoshop

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fauxfaraoh:freshly groomed! he’s so handsome

fauxfaraoh:

anubis, a black/white parti standard poodle from the shoulders up in a grey car interior. he looks slightly to the left, mouth open in a pant.
anubis, now looking fully to the left, with sunshine playing over his face.

freshly groomed! he’s so handsome

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nefja:Her Tinder profile pic

nefja:

Her Tinder profile pic

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bunnieblossoms:The only thing that makes me happy anymore.

bunnieblossoms:

The only thing that makes me happy anymore.

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abarkinthepark:Logan and Dragon

abarkinthepark:

Logan and Dragon

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maisietheyellowlab:small puppy big puppy

maisietheyellowlab:

small puppy big puppy

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hadissima:Inara is 9 months old and already looks like a little lady ❤

hadissima:

Inara is 9 months old and already looks like a little lady ❤

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thegroomersdogshavelongnails:My two favorite huskies boarded at the same time this weekend and…

thegroomersdogshavelongnails:

My two favorite huskies boarded at the same time this weekend and playtime was GREAT lol

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lokis-hexe:20.11.2019What a misty autumn morning…

lokis-hexe:

20.11.2019

What a misty autumn morning…

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Do you or any of your followers have any experiences with both nova scotia duck tolling retrievers and brittanies? I am curious as to how they differ in temperament. They are both so pretty!

Hello!! While NSDTR and brittany spaniels are both gundogs, their purposes are pretty different (retrieving vs flushing, respectively) so I assume their personalities would be pretty different. Retrievers tend to be more biddable and work closer to their handlers, whereas flushing or pointing dogs tend to more independent and happy to go off and work on their own. That said, their personalities will probably overlap quite a bit (small, loud, high energy, good off switch in the house, soft temperaments, driven).

Followers who own one or the other, care to chime in with your experiences?

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mygermanshepherd:Can’t wait for summer

mygermanshepherd:

Can’t wait for summer

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soundwavereporting:Beach dog™

soundwavereporting:

Beach dog™

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redbrindlereggie:i sincerely apologise for this ear situation

redbrindlereggie:

i sincerely apologise for this ear situation

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nomad-and-king:a happy boi at daycare

nomad-and-king:

a happy boi at daycare

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6xthsense:heart eyes

6xthsense:

heart eyes

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spectralelf:We broke trail today. Lotsa fun, and I got a tired husky out of it.

spectralelf:

We broke trail today. Lotsa fun, and I got a tired husky out of it.

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theadventurek9:Snowballs

theadventurek9:

Snowballs

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falsehound::V :U

falsehound:

:V :U

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spectralelf:Have some blurry photos of a good princess giving handshakes

spectralelf:

Have some blurry photos of a good princess giving handshakes

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campfirecanines:finally, some snow for Tiny Ears

campfirecanines:

finally, some snow for Tiny Ears

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malociraptor:Suns out teeth out?

malociraptor:

Suns out teeth out?

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photozoi: Up, up, and awayyyyy Telescoping. A sighthound talent…

photozoi:

Up, up, and awayyyyy

Telescoping. A sighthound talent demonstrated here by Silken Sister.

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weebsandwobs:This is my ~whole~ dog

weebsandwobs:

This is my ~whole~ dog

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Kaarna again!

Kaarna again!

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heyiggyjoey:While you’re up…

heyiggyjoey:

While you’re up…

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achoirofcritters:My beautiful girl, I can’t believe she just…

achoirofcritters:

My beautiful girl, I can’t believe she just turned six last week. :’)

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yellowdogadventures:She thought I had something interesting

yellowdogadventures:

She thought I had something interesting

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mygermanshepherd:Expectation vs reality when I’m taking photos and holding a toy

mygermanshepherd:

Expectation vs reality when I’m taking photos and holding a toy

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aquestionablemutt:Bad bitches on bonnets!

aquestionablemutt:

Bad bitches on bonnets!

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Kaarna and Oskar – siberian husky and alaskan malamute from…

Kaarna and Oskar – siberian husky and alaskan malamute from Finland

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sammythesheltie:Will you be my Valentine ❤?I know the society says that Valentine’s Day is for…

sammythesheltie:

Will you be my Valentine ❤?

I know the society says that Valentine’s Day is for a man and a women.

But Lovely, it does not matter who you love as long as you are happy.

If you are a man and you love a women, it is perfect.

If you are a women and you love a man, it is perfect.

If you are a man and you love a man, it is perfect.

If you are a women and you love a women, it is perfect.

If you love a genderfluid person, it is perfect.

If you love a trans person, it is perfect.

If you are asexuell, you are perfekt.

If you love a nonbinary person, it is perfect.

Even when you are one from the above and you love someone above (maybe you are trans and you love a trans person etc.), it is perfect.

Even when you are single, it will be okay, the right person will be there.

As long as this loves makes you happy, as long as your partner is happy, it is how it should be.

As long as it feels right for you, it is okay.

Love has no “rules” and gender, no body, love is love.

I know that LGBTQ(+) people suffer from hate because some people are not willing to try to accept that this people are humans with a heart and a soul too, that they are normal people.

Lovely, you are loved, you are valid, you deserve the best – no matter what.

You normal and you are perfekt in every way.

I know you are maybe afraid, that you are out of strength because you fight to be accepted trough all the hate.

That times are hard, especially when the family is hurtfull too.

It does not changes you, you are a wonderful living being and you will always be.

You are not a failure, you are not a sin, you are not toxic, you are not wrong, you are A+.

Keep up Lovely, I send you all the love and strength ❤.

We love you ❤.

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griffin-arcturus:Gross

griffin-arcturus:

Gross

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nefja: The legendary one-eared Icie

nefja:

The legendary one-eared Icie

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boxerbeans:you can count on her to misbehave

boxerbeans:

you can count on her to misbehave

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spanishmal:

spanishmal:

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maxandmaeby:

maxandmaeby:

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thedogist:BEST IN SHOW: Siba, Standard Poodle (3 y/o), Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York,…

thedogist:

BEST IN SHOW: Siba, Standard Poodle (3 y/o), Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York, NY • “I knew she was going to be a champion from a young age. This is her 57th Best in Show title and she’s retiring this year. She sleeps in our bed and she stole my husband’s leather recliner.”

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megpricephotography: Farmer Flynn, out standing in his field……

megpricephotography:

Farmer Flynn, out standing in his field…

with his favourite carrot

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sit-by-my-side:Here’s a long term boarder, a Great Dane named Leia. Her housemate is a Maltipoo that…

sit-by-my-side:

Here’s a long term boarder, a Great Dane named Leia. Her housemate is a Maltipoo that matches her in color and I’m still figuring out how her owner ended up with the odd matching pair that’s so well mannered on top of that

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arthurwigglebutts:

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ofcarnivora: Woodland creature

ofcarnivora:

Woodland creature

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myshelties:

myshelties:

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my husky/shepard droid, artoo. a handsome boy to follow…

my husky/shepard droid, artoo.

a handsome boy to follow @__artoo ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Approx. 8 months old and perfect with dogs, cats, and chickens! Located in central TX, contact…

Approx. 8 months old and perfect with dogs, cats, and chickens! Located in central TX, contact @fur-feathers-fins you’re interested in adopting this baby boy!

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Mr. Handsome

Mr. Handsome

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on the left Wichura the Mudi and on the right Piołun the Border…

on the left Wichura the Mudi and on the right Piołun the Border Collie

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This is Ari, they may look sad but they’re just dramatic

This is Ari, they may look sad but they’re just dramatic

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✨Insta: Alexia.cstn

✨Insta: Alexia.cstn

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maisietheyellowlab: Puppy is GROWING

maisietheyellowlab:

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Puppy is GROWING

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ollietherottweiler: the big old nose hasn’t aged much

ollietherottweiler:

the big old nose hasn’t aged much

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falsehound:we got snow!!

falsehound:

we got snow!!

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huskyhuddle:A terrible angle for noodle. Don’t tell her I posted it.

huskyhuddle:

A terrible angle for noodle. Don’t tell her I posted it.

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losech:

losech:

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trolldog:tripod (w/extra foot)

trolldog:

tripod (w/extra foot)

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shotinthekidney: Bosco, the most beautiful GSD in the world….

shotinthekidney:

Bosco, the most beautiful GSD in the world. Thank-you to Kristen for this gorgeous edit.

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washingtonhound:white dogs are a scam

washingtonhound:

white dogs are a scam

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bajkathefabulousdog:That’s one alert dog!

bajkathefabulousdog:

That’s one alert dog!

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shotinthekidney: Bosco, the most beautiful GSD in the world….

shotinthekidney:

Bosco, the most beautiful GSD in the world. Thank-you to Kristen for this gorgeous edit.

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achoirofcritters: You guys.Pazuzu is obscenely pretty. And I…

achoirofcritters:

You guys.

Pazuzu is obscenely pretty. And I need him to stop.

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floofboof:Haru is three! Happy birthday bud

floofboof:

Haru is three! Happy birthday bud

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Staffordshire bull terrier chihuahua mix.

Staffordshire bull terrier chihuahua mix.

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my-kbd-and-mal: We’re now at the “snow up to the roof” part of…

my-kbd-and-mal:

We’re now at the “snow up to the roof” part of winter. How wonderful…

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jakemyboy:❤

jakemyboy:

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abarkinthepark: Daisy proud

abarkinthepark:

Daisy proud

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