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Dec 20, 2008

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Apoena

Burrows: thanks for your ctnoemms about gaits and movement. I never meant to imply that I was unhappy with Mercury's form. He's very graceful. The picture post and my ctnoemms are out of context if you didn't read the discussion in the Std. Poodle group. Mostly I was speaking there of the dog's structure and how it impacted their life span as an agility athelete. We talked about how important it is to have a strong front end for that sport. Ideally the front end has a shoulder (scapula) layback as close to 45 degrees as possible, angulation of scapula to humerus as close to 45 degrees as possible, and an equal length of humerus and scapula. In addition it is important that the front end be attached properly and not too far forward. The rear assembly is also important, but because it will not be receiving the initial impact from jumps and A frames, it is a bit more forgiving. Correct angulation of the rear from hip to femur to lower leg, length of hock, and angulation of pastern are all important. In addition, a level topline, and good feet are also important. All of this is very difficult to achieve in a dog body, but the closer a dog is, the better and longer he will play agility. Mercury's front end is set a small bit forward. That small imbalance wasn't what caused me to retire him from the sport his personality and lack of team skills were the deciding factors. There is certainly a lot for us to learn about agility as a sport for dogs and how it impacts their physical health. It's a fairly young sport, and not much evidence has been compiled about the rigors of long term training and competition.

Hysen

BTW It's good to see them striding like this. A lot of dogs do the camlewalk (moving both legs on one side at the same time) a sign they are not content, often with the amount of exercise they get (i.e. they need a lot more and it may take a long time before the behaviour to disappear, even if they do get more exercise) or the pace their owner keeps (particularly in dogs on leash or dogs that are told to stay heel).If you're wondering: yep, I've been studying dogmovement for a long time now. I can tell whether a dog is going to be a problem or not when meeting my dogs more by the way he is walking, then by more commonly known factors as raised hackles or pose of the ears.

Boboiboy

Grandma Annette, we're sitting here rienadg your comment after the kids carnival at school and are sooooo glad to hear from you! Glad you're rienadg and keeping up and you should be (I know you are) very proud of your daughter as she's a really special person. Hi to you both, D

Andy

I like the Purple Flower Petals Tutu - Infant Size. That goes perfect with my dathugers first birthday outfit. Dang this is awesome. Thanks for teh chance of winnning sucj an awesome tutu.Steph1986@alltel.blackberry.com

Noony

SylviaNooooo! / What happened to Sylvia's boobs?!?! Are you tenllig me Sylvia grew out THAT much from when she was a teenager/young adult? That means in theory Hime has potential too! Work hard Hime!

Andrea

Loooove it! Milele is a beauty, and her name raelly does sing well!We have a rescued poodle, also. Fidel was named after me, and the his means Faithful. (Think fidelity, and Semper Fi.) However, I named this dog in vain. Fidel is an infidel, if ever there was one. He's anything but faithful, and that's how he wound up in poodle rescue. Oh well .we can always hope, can't we? LOL.

Ruhi

Burrows: thanks for your cnmmeots about gaits and movement. I never meant to imply that I was unhappy with Mercury's form. He's very graceful. The picture post and my cnmmeots are out of context if you didn't read the discussion in the Std. Poodle group. Mostly I was speaking there of the dog's structure and how it impacted their life span as an agility athelete. We talked about how important it is to have a strong front end for that sport. Ideally the front end has a shoulder (scapula) layback as close to 45 degrees as possible, angulation of scapula to humerus as close to 45 degrees as possible, and an equal length of humerus and scapula. In addition it is important that the front end be attached properly and not too far forward. The rear assembly is also important, but because it will not be receiving the initial impact from jumps and A frames, it is a bit more forgiving. Correct angulation of the rear from hip to femur to lower leg, length of hock, and angulation of pastern are all important. In addition, a level topline, and good feet are also important. All of this is very difficult to achieve in a dog body, but the closer a dog is, the better and longer he will play agility. Mercury's front end is set a small bit forward. That small imbalance wasn't what caused me to retire him from the sport his personality and lack of team skills were the deciding factors. There is certainly a lot for us to learn about agility as a sport for dogs and how it impacts their physical health. It's a fairly young sport, and not much evidence has been compiled about the rigors of long term training and competition.

Coralyn

Taking the ovreveiw, this post is first class

Gaby

LOVE IT!! I just made one for my 5 year old daughter..SOOO CUTE!! and SUPER easy and QUICK! Start to fsinih about 1 hour. I had to make some adjustments to my measurements, but very easy. ThankS!!

Cheyne

None unless you plan on adnotipg. And what is wrong with a normal standard poodle? You do know they make good family pets right?Any breeder who purposely breeds mutts is not worth your time nor your money as they can't give you a guarantee about your dogs as far as size, health,coat, temperament, etc. If you are adnotipg go by the shelter and meet with dogs who have been cleared as being good for families.

Sotitole

All dogs shed. Poodle/mixes are no exception. And since a mutt can take on the chettcrarisaics of either parent, they could shed as much as the non-poodle relative.If you are looking for a poodle mix, go to your local shelter, I'm sure they have half a dozen.Do not purchase an intentionally bred, non-recognized mutt.Need help? Google Doo rescue or Doodle rescue , and find a lovely poodle mix in your area that need a home, and you'll already know their personality! Like how they'd be with an active home with children.

Cristiane

You may not like my answer, but it is smilpe. You can get these qualities from a minature poodle or a standard poodle. While the toy poodles can be fine, they are a bit small for growing children.Don't waste your time on a questionable hybrid . Unless you don't mind getting the wrong dog The mini and the standard are very energetic and playful. The question then becomes what size.When you say playful in what way do you mean this? Fetch a thrown object, wrestling with the dog, playing tug?If you children prefer very physical play, I recommend a standard (don't worry about the size).If play will amount to fetch and playing tug, a mini or a standard will fit the bill.Quote: Would a poodle hybrid be a great choice? No poodle hybrid would be a great choice.

Isaque

I have a yorkie-poo. I had ahonter one and he passed away in Oct of last year and i loved him so much and he was a great dog and that is why i got ahonter one. Because of him yorkie-poo's will always hold a special place in my heart. Anyway i think they are great dogs. My Buddy never shed. The one that i have now is only 3 months, but i haven't seen her shed once yet. I don't know some people say they do, but i noticed that it seems to be the people that don't like little mixed breeds that say that. Don't mind some of the people on here they really hate new words like yorkie-poo and seem to hate little dogs that people made up names for. Mostly the mixed breed little dogs. Morkie's are really sweet as well. They don't have poodle in them, but they are still sweet. Good Luck! If you are able to get from a shelter then great, but don't let these people full you they do come from byb's. The people on here seem to think that just cause it came from the shelter that it will never get sick and it didn't come from a byb, but they say if you buy one that it will defiantly get sick. No matter what they say shelter dogs are usually from byb's or worse yet puppy mills. Never, ever buy from a pet store.

Justine

These Folks are right about finding kneeipg a Groomer that fits for You Your Dog. It's less Stressful for the Dog to see the same People every month.They know the Routine won't freak out. They even start to like the attention that they get.For Pets like PoodlesGrooming is essential for them to remain Sanitary Healthy. I would do what I could to Brush Her out Everyday. That, a ShorterCut. No Poofs for Her Tail or Feet. She Looked for My Brother for Months! They are Aware It's A Very Sad Thing!

Shahrul

Some dogs grow ear hair that will block the air flow into the ear canal. This allows mrotsuie to accumulate deep inside the ear and provides an enviornment supportive of bacterial and fungal infection. The purpose of removing the excess hair is to allow air to get in and mrotsuie and wax to get out. Not all dogs need to have this done, however. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Mourad

Hard iced tea and similar are fmerented malt beverages . Beer has hops in it, plus the malt is roasted to varying degrees. Mead has honey flavors, true hard cider and perry, etc. retain lots of flavor from their ingredient fruits. (they end up tasting like a dry white wine with a bit of a finish like the component fruit.The idea behind fmerented malt beverages is to brew as flavor-free a base as possible, then flavor it with lemon or whatever to make hard lemonade, hard iced tea, or whatever.

Abheek

Simple:It's a nice theory, but the fact of the maettr is that making nice with terrorists just eggs them on. Don't believe me? Ask the Israelis they've been giving in for 30 years and the muslims just keep slapping them in return.We can't win their hearts and minds. Never could. Our hearts and minds are as different as cows and cabbages. They HATE us. They hate what we stand for they hate who we worship, they hate our freedom. And, they are totally committed to our destruction.They aren't too powerful, we just lack sufficient commitment to win.

Obdugbal

#16 STAh, so there is a Purina Horse Chow . I tgohuht there must be, tgohuh they don't stock it at my local Krogers. I had a summer research job at UT-Austin (long ago) that was next door to a primate study area. They fed em Purina Monkey Chow plus fresh fruit and vegetables.Me, the closest I ever got to horse feed is I bought 10 bales of hay for an HOA hayride couple years ago. Bought it at a feed store inside the loop just off I-10. (Strange location for a feed store.) After the hayride, I hauled the same bales down to the SPCA and donated it for rescued horses in their barn.

Remya

yesterday:Sorry. When the commander of torpos tells you that soldiersm will die if you burn a book, and then you go ahead and burn the book, you’re just as much at fault as them that did the killing.That's a pretty clear and unequivocal statement. You laid the blame for a bloodthirsty mob butchering 7 innocent people on the lap of a single man who did nothing more than burn some paper with ink. Was Jones an idiot? Surely. But YOU made him equally culpable with those who, with deliberate malice aforethought, took up knives and and shed innocent blood.And now you whine because others are twisting your meaning. You've been apologizing for Muslims for sometime now. What's the deal?

Fernando

, "As long and the roof doesn't leak, the walls keep the draft out, and there's no termites, who cares what color you paint the house?" This means, when alepipd to dogs as she intended, as long as the dog is healthy and mentally sound, what does it matter if it is brown or black or blue?References : Rescuer, vet tech, and show exhibitor of Shetland sheepdogs for 20 years

Peres

disagrees with me on one point,but emphatically argees with me on my main point:While I agree that there’s no one in this country who bears responsibility for these murders, I hope this serves to influence people in this country to stop poking the “religion of peace” bear. If they were slaughtering each other, I’d have the same view that I have of inner city violence here in this country – let ‘em have at it. But when innocent people get beheaded, it’s time to step back from the whole “making a point” thing. Yeah, we get the point.Shannon got my point a few days ago. We had a fruitfull and freindly discussion afterwards, where everybody was respectful of each other. Some folks don't want that to be my point. They want to portray me as a bad person, and my real point doesn't make me as bad a person as they want me to look like.

Angie

Americans are not fighting and dying aournd the world waiting for murderous idiots and morons to decide it is okay for Americans at home to come out from cowering in their homes, expecting directives from military officers, to obey the orders from the Pentagon.If there are American military personnel putting their lives on the line thinking their fellow citizens should be bowing to the latest fatwas and hypersensitivities of some toothless, fully psychotic Imam in the foothills of the Hindu Kush, then, well, maybe they ought to find some other line of work.This is foolish and ridiculous and I refuse to participate.If the sanctimomious and questionable judgement of uncertifiable commenters at Mil.bloggers is going to be the test of American grit, then you can count me out.#33 FA Thanks, I've been telling Shannon all my life I'm never wrong, but he just never seems to get the message. Little brothers are just one of life's persistent aggravations.

Dana

What puts the troops in dagenr is when the news is put infront of a muslim population that will kill people.And who puts the news in front of the nuts? Jones sure didn't. The most he could do was send videos press releases to actual news orgs. The news orgs didn't really put it in front of the nuts; they live in backwards villages a little north of the middle of nowhere. Most of them barely have any electricity at all. The nuts were riled up by some imams who are even crazier than they are.Now answer my question.If Gates, Petraeus, or whomever called you and asked you not to use bomb-mo as a gravatar, which side of the line is that on? What point exactly would be too much for you? We know the extreme ends of the continuum If they ask you not to burn a koran, you would accede to their request; if they asked you to never even whisper under your breath anything even slightly derogatory about Islam, you (presumably) would not accede to their request.Where is the line?

Shijil

If General Petreaus called you and asked you not to do sonhteimg because it might endanger his troops, would you do it? At what point would it be over the line for him to ask you? When you want to use bomb-mo as a gravatar? When you want to protest a mosque in you neighborhood because you think it’ll make for bad traffic?When would it be too much for you?As I said above, pee on a Koran for all I care, use the gravatar, protest the mosque, I don't care, and most muslims won't either. We didn't see any riots in the streets or people being killed when a pig race was put next door to a mosque in Katy.What puts the troops in danger is when the news is put infront of a muslim population that will kill people. As illustrated above, dove World made sure the Arab world would know about the burnings. That's why Secretary Gates caled in last September, why Petreaus made his public statements, and why the VFW condemned that action.So.Will you answer the question now?

Zimi

Taking a dog into your home to board is a lot of money. Usually something like that is seaervl thousand dollars a month. Not including vet bills or show fees.Since you are not a professional, obviously you will get paid less then that. You need to figure out what your time and trouble is worth to have a full time dog that belongs to someone else.A local dog training school near me charges $ 4,000 a month for board and training.I know Poodles are incredibly hard to groom for the show ring, I have no idea what a handler would charge.I show Collies, and I groom my own dogs at the show and I pay my handlers anywhere from $ 75-100 per class to show my dog. With extra fees for going Winners or Best.I would imagine it would be a lot more for showing a Standard Poodle.The owner will ALWAYS be responsible for show fees and vet fees.Make sure you have them sign a contract.

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