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    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    Great thread. Sigh. I occasionally keep visiting breeder sites but have yet to pull the trigger.

    I have a bit of a problem. My last pooch Cocoa, a chocolate lab. passed on a bit over a year ago and I haven't quite gotten over her. She was just 7 and this was a sudden thing and if you know Labs they like Goldens (my previous one) are lovable and the most obedient pets one can have. I live on some acreage in the country so she was able to roam and smelled a thousand smells each day.

    Anyhow...I still struggle emotionally with Cocoa's loss (thought I'd be over it by now...the family has!) and dont really feel like I want to have the inevitable deja vu experience.

    Do excuse the downer post!
    Ahhh sorry buddy. I have been there a few times too...its hard, they are family.

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    A few pictures I've received from the breeder of my puppy Bruno:




    Get him in about 2 weeks... Can't wait!!
    "That was Nasty right? Cocked that Joint back and banged on 'em." -James Johnson

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    Congratulations Joey...looking cute.

    I am getting one too...mid April....shall put up the pics when I get some.

    In the meantime enjoy this ....


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    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    Congratulations Joey...looking cute.

    I am getting one too...mid April....shall put up the pics when I get some.
    Congrats man! Its definitely a life-changer.
    What kind are you getting?

    Hey any dog owners here have an opinion on Dog Food?
    My guy eats Nutro Ultra, which is suppsoed to be up there with Blue Buffalo and all those 'gourmet' ones.. but I've also read some things about how Nutro isn't all that reliable/trustworthy ... seemed weird.
    "That was Nasty right? Cocked that Joint back and banged on 'em." -James Johnson

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    Quote Joey wrote: View Post
    Congrats man! Its definitely a life-changer.
    What kind are you getting?

    Hey any dog owners here have an opinion on Dog Food?
    My guy eats Nutro Ultra, which is suppsoed to be up there with Blue Buffalo and all those 'gourmet' ones.. but I've also read some things about how Nutro isn't all that reliable/trustworthy ... seemed weird.
    Yes I am looking forward. It's a choc. lab female....in a couple of weeks. I am partial to these Yours looks like a Golden? I had one of them too....great pet.

    I am not sure what I am going to use food wise just yet. The Breeder is using Royal Canin Maxi Puppy and I am unsure about it. To be honest I did not pay much attention previously (my bad). It's important to feed them well (fish or meat/less filler/grain) during their growth period. Reading some of the forums out there I found Blue Buffalo not getting too many thumbs up. Too rich apparently. Also there seems to be some "snobbery" too where the rich/high protein/no grain & corn products are being pushed. Percentage of meat content is important. As usual the food producers push their products thru the breeders and pet stores so we must be prudent I suppose. Purina have high end products as well (not sold in grocery stores) but I havent really investigated these.

    Here is a link that does analysis on product content: http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/

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    Boe's grown a lot. 8 months, 70 pounds. Funniest dog ever


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    Quote wallz wrote: View Post

    Boe's grown a lot. 8 months, 70 pounds. Funniest dog ever


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    Boe is going to be a big boy! He looks like fun. Dont get him angry or hungry... he'll chew into that nice leathered couch.

    Wanna share what you fed him as a pup (he still is tech.)?

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    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    Boe is going to be a big boy! He looks like fun. Dont get him angry or hungry... he'll chew into that nice leathered couch.

    Wanna share what you fed him as a pup (he still is tech.)?
    Went through a few different brands but settled on purina one (pup version) from pet-smart


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    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    Yes I am looking forward. It's a choc. lab female....in a couple of weeks. I am partial to these Yours looks like a Golden? I had one of them too....great pet.

    I am not sure what I am going to use food wise just yet. The Breeder is using Royal Canin Maxi Puppy and I am unsure about it. To be honest I did not pay much attention previously (my bad). It's important to feed them well (fish or meat/less filler/grain) during their growth period. Reading some of the forums out there I found Blue Buffalo not getting too many thumbs up. Too rich apparently. Also there seems to be some "snobbery" too where the rich/high protein/no grain & corn products are being pushed. Percentage of meat content is important. As usual the food producers push their products thru the breeders and pet stores so we must be prudent I suppose. Purina have high end products as well (not sold in grocery stores) but I havent really investigated these.

    Here is a link that does analysis on product content: http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/
    Ya, since then I've settled on Nutro Ultra Puppy. From what I could find, it's got the most 'real' meat in it, and the least amount of shitty filler. Good site to have though! Thanks!
    My breeder also started us on Royal Canin Puppy. Worked him off of that over the course of about 3-4 weeks. Good to do it nice and slow. Avoids any 'leaky' stool...

    Mine certainly is a Golden... and Cocker-Spaniel. Half and half. So far, he's turning out to mostly Golden though. LOL
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    I think Bruno just lost his first tooth! Can't find the tooth.. figure he swallowed it, but he was bleeding a little bit in his mouth after playing with a very soft chew toy, so I have to assume that's what it was.
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    Quote Joey wrote: View Post
    I think Bruno just lost his first tooth! Can't find the tooth.. figure he swallowed it, but he was bleeding a little bit in his mouth after playing with a very soft chew toy, so I have to assume that's what it was.
    Looks like a normal occurrence for pups between 8 to 12 wks.


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    The new "family addition" is finally here and behaving... weelll...how all puppies do...driving you cuwayzee. Her name is Maya, a Labrador, and is already (10 weeks now) quite the retriever. She wont give up my flip flops though!

    This is her at 8 wks. when we picked her up:



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    She's cute!

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    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    Put some grown up pics up in the doggy thread.
    Bruno will be 11 Months Old tomorrow!

    (If you click em they get bigger ... didn't know that)

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    Last edited by Joey; Sun Nov 23rd, 2014 at 10:33 PM.
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    Wait. Joey, you named your dog Bruno.... and then we DRAFTED a player named Bruno?? You do have special powers!!!

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    Quote Scraptor wrote: View Post
    Wait. Joey, you named your dog Bruno.... and then we DRAFTED a player named Bruno?? You do have special powers!!!
    Hahahah This is true.

    The bolded part anyway.
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    you pansies are killing me with all these puppy photo's.





    so cute

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    This exact thing happened with Bruno at Puppy Class a little while back:



    Pretty sure he won.
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    What's his wingspan?

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    Quote MACK11 wrote: View Post
    What's his wingspan?
    You'll notice he's got short stubby legs ... I'd put it at about 2'.
    "That was Nasty right? Cocked that Joint back and banged on 'em." -James Johnson

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