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At 6:20am on May 16, 2008, Myra Thomas-Rhodes said…
Welcome Deborah.
I have had English for 37 years, and what a wonderful breed
I will add some photos later. Have been going through old photos and reminiscing.
Whereabouts are you?
Cheers,
Myra.
At 7:36am on May 16, 2008, Laura Kolbach said…
welcome to this site and enjoy!
laura and the girls
At 1:15pm on May 16, 2008, Dee Rance said…
Hi there Deborah, welcome to the site I am sure you will like it here. I first went out to buy an English setter but there wasn't one to be had, so I bought an Irish. That was 37 years ago I still have the Irish, (obviously not the same one) Dee and the girls
At 3:43am on May 17, 2008, Dee Rance said…
Hi there, the first Irish I got was by default, I went to get an English (orange) I knew no different and when to a 'puppy farm' and ended up with an Irish. Poor little thing had to be taken back, and a neighbor found Ross 'who's picture is on my website' I never did get my English, I have always had a love for them though. A Great Dane I don't have the room for it, 'great' dogs but too big for me, If I had a husband I am sure that he would put his foot down at any more, my ex didn't want me to have any more dogs well I have more dogs and no husband. I do have 4 grandchildren now though, they take a lot of my time. Nice to meet you too. Dee and the girls
At 10:34am on May 18, 2008, Myra Thomas-Rhodes said…
Lovely part of the country, Deborah. I just love England still, with a passion.
At 4:03am on May 30, 2008, Sandra Mather said…
hello there how lovely owning a gt dane . ive friend who come our training club with gt danes and they are so lovely.they have a blue and a harlquin. What colour is your dane.
At 6:46am on May 30, 2008, Sandra Mather said…
where are you in the country. im in s.o. t. Do you want to keep a dog or bitch.would you like to ring me for a chat then i could explain in more detail.
You say they are 7 wks old. you need to stand them in show pose take picture front and side of each one in the litter dogs and bitches. i give all new owners one of those shots anyhow.but thats the start.
At 4:01am on May 31, 2008, Sandra Mather said…
>aAn operation may be the answer but as yet she is to young for that upset.If you are still getting puppy calls you could pass them on to me.As for picking out a bitch puppy look at the photo and focus on strifle,shoulders and front. the head is last to complete. But the bone density and correct bend are important. You need a good front because unless you can guarantee enough hill work to help drop the chest it wont have a starting point. All this can be seen from photos taken usually at 5-6 wks but in your case you need to do them straight away as they are changing now all the time.And they will be off soon and you dont want to make the wrong choice.
At 12:53pm on May 31, 2008, Sandra Mather said…
i dont use bins as you say they get in them . i use a carry bag in the window. also the cats go in that so sometimes rubbish is in the sink.i used to have a bin with the flat lid and they used to leave that alone but the rest i give up.have you taken your pics yet.
i wouldnt pick the one that comes to you because you love them all.i pick out would you believe at birth then at 5-6wks photo has given me the same bitch on every litter ive had. so my gut instinct as been proven at that point.with cory he was the biggest pup and he grew into my heart because he was so advanced.
At 11:01am on June 1, 2008, Laura Kolbach said…
hello, a good friend of mine has 3 great danes, they are so funny and sweet dogs. both of my irish girls are big ones but look so little when we are in the company of the danes ;-) you can find some photos of them (GD) in my photoalbum - i have lots of photos though, so it might be a hard task to find them :-) wish you all the best, laura
At 5:32am on June 2, 2008, Deborah Christopher said…
Hi Laura
I've seen your picture with the 3 great danes, they look lovely. I don't think I've got room for more than 1 though!! :-) Your dogs certainly look to enjoy the water.
Best wishes, Deborah
At 6:42am on June 2, 2008, Sandra Mather said…
You need to be firm with them as when you pick a puppy which is for show getting them on the table is so important due to getting them in a routine of standing. put a towel underneath and you need someone to take it as its imposs otherwise to do both.stand front then have camera ready put you fingers between rear legs and pull into position use thumb to tickle tail tickle under chin with other hand have you got the picture take it quick. you can tap the hind quarter sometimes while they think whats happ usually its been taken you do have to be quick they dont have a good memory so wont stand long.good luck
At 3:54am on June 3, 2008, Sandra Mather said…
having a splashing time here. i think its the same most of the country.we got soaked but i was able to put willow s new coat on to help. i got it from the county show last week. She hadnt got a coat but the others have.Hers is purple hearts, the rest have plain blue ones.
At 10:56am on June 3, 2008, Sandra Mather said…
yes they love to get caked up in good.Have sorted out some posh names. Did you get any names off the new owners i always ask then start to call them a name so they learn it before they go.
At 12:46pm on June 3, 2008, Sandra Mather said…
ive not sorted any names yet.ive a few ideas but thats all.The lady i was expecting this morning came. No name as yet though i do know one name but thats it.The rain has stopped now it was cold before its now a little warmer thankfully.
At 2:46pm on June 3, 2008, Sandra Mather said…
i thought you would like to know ive just before our walk found willow in the box with k and the pups very smug in deed
At 11:09am on June 4, 2008, Sandra Mather said…
hi i put the pics on site i told you about in previous note.
At 3:07am on June 9, 2008, Deborah Christopher said…
Hi
How are your puppies doing? Have you had many enquiries. It is very quiet here!
Deborah
At 3:56am on June 9, 2008, Sandra Mather said…
hi there, hows your weekend been. ive had a few more inquiries which is pleasing. The got the weekly weigh in and starting to wean them. The are coming along smashing. Have you sorted out a pet name for the ones you are keeping from your litter.
At 4:11am on June 9, 2008, Sandra Mather said…
Evie is nice.ive got erin,ive got so many names from all the puppies im a minefield of names. but irish names suit them i have a irish name book which comes in quite handy.

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