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My boyfriend and I moved in together about a year ago, and he has two dogs. They very quickly found their way into my heart!

Xena is 4- she is a black & tan kelpie. She's a very affectionate and clingy girl, and is also mostly obedient. She's a sweetheart and loves jumping up and putting her paws on your shoulders to give you a hug. That being said, she's our guard dog, and doesn't like strangers! Though, on walks, she's a good girl and happily struts amongst other people. Her ears also make us call her a bat lol. She's gorgeous.

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Patch is a cattle/staffy dog who was adopted by my boyfriend's mother. He is very much still a puppy even though he's almost 3. He loves being the center of attention and barks at you if he isn't to tell you where you need to be focusing. We're working on this lol. He plays rough but he's a beautiful sweet boy.


 

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Thank you so much! Yes they are our cuties! :)

Thank you so much! And you're very welcome for sharing :)

They are beautiful! Thank you for sharing your pups with us :D
They really are! I'm very much a dog person then bird person :) your profile picture of your beloved dogs are beautiful. What breed were they?

Dogs are such wonderful companions!
Thank you for taking the time to share your two very cute pups with us, Bee. :hug:
 

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Your dogs really are beautiful animals. It looks like you and your bf and the dogs are fortunate to have each other :). We are so anxious to get dogs of our own again, but some things must transpire first, and a re-do of the backyard.
 

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Your dogs really are beautiful animals. It looks like you and your bf and the dogs are fortunate to have each other :). We are so anxious to get dogs of our own again, but some things must transpire first, and a re-do of the backyard.
Thank you RavensGryf :) we are, I'm grateful. I understand. Animals are members of the family too. One day I would love to get another dog, a puppy who I can watch grow up. I had a dog when I was growing up, and she was beautiful. What work would you do to the backyard? Do you have a breed in mind :) ?
 

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Thank you RavensGryf :) we are, I'm grateful. I understand. Animals are members of the family too. One day I would love to get another dog, a puppy who I can watch grow up. I had a dog when I was growing up, and she was beautiful. What work would you do to the backyard? Do you have a breed in mind :) ?
We need to re-do the backyard. We want grass. I want as little dirt in the backyard as possible so it doesn't get tracked inside. There is dirt because when my dad lived here the yard was a vegetable garden. I really hate gardening, so when we took the house it all died lol. I'd also put a patio set and either a canopy or umbrella out. After much researching of breeds and their characteristics, and our lifestyle and what we want in a dog, we find the Doberman Pinscher is what we want. Also a plus is they are a breed with low prey drive generally speaking (even though we'd never have the birds out where dogs could get them).
 

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We need to re-do the backyard. We want grass. I want as little dirt in the backyard as possible so it doesn't get tracked inside. There is dirt because when my dad lived here the yard was a vegetable garden. I really hate gardening, so when we took the house it all died lol. I'd also put a patio set and either a canopy or umbrella out. After much researching of breeds and their characteristics, and our lifestyle and what we want in a dog, we find the Doberman Pinscher is what we want. Also a plus is they are a breed with low prey drive generally speaking (even though we'd never have the birds out where dogs could get them).
Little dirt would be good and it would also be harder for them to dig if they did that. Aw thats a shame that it all died, I would've tried to keep the garden alive but the outcome probably could've been the same lol. I don't know much about that breed. They look tough and athletic. Yeah, I don't let the dogs anywhere near the birdies.
 

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Bee, both your dogs are gorgeous and happy...
 

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Oh my goodness Kate, you do have her twin!! how cute!! Xena's ears are too big for her, sometimes she looks like a bat lol. Both Swanie and miss Piggy are cuties :) I'll have to show my boyfriend Swanie!

Bee they are gorgeous especially Xena as I have her 6 months old twin at home.

My Swanie and her with my 14 1/2 year old Miss Piggy. Excuse the messy living room as I had not long been back from shopping and just put the non perishables inside the French door.
 

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As you can see Swanie has big ears too. At the moment she is a teething big eared bat. She has a half a dozen chew toys but insists on bringing in sticks and stones and chewing on them. At least I don't have to go and cut kindling for the fire. :D
 

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Aww so sweet lol. Had you thought about getting a new pup for a while before you got her?

As you can see Swanie has big ears too. At the moment she is a teething big eared bat. She has a half a dozen chew toys but insists on bringing in sticks and stones and chewing on them. At least I don't have to go and cut kindling for the fire. :D
 

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Yes and no. Piggy's brother passed away just before Christmas at nearly 15 years old and that night I had gone to the pub and I had mentioned that he had passed. One of the ladies I know there told me her daughters working dog had had pups on the Sunday and would I like one. I knew that Piggy would be missing her brother as they had never been separated. I had thought that I may need to get another dog to spark Piggy up and give her a new lease on life. So I actually had 5 weeks to make my decision. I had the choice of all 6 puppies and picked Swanie out. As I had bred dogs for many years (I bred Piggy and her brother and 2 generations before that) I got her at 6 weeks and Piggy very much mothered her when she arrived. The old girl puts her in her place when she has had enough. At the moment they are wrestling on the lounge next to me. The old girl holds her own, she is like a big puppy again.
 

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Oh wow, Kate. I'm sorry that you all lost Piggy's brother. It's so sweet that Piggy was taking care of her, how cute!!! I would love to see pics of Piggy and/or Swanie when you first got them (I know you said you bred Piggy) :) It makes me happy to hear that Piggy is more lively and that she holds her own. :D

Yes and no. Piggy's brother passed away just before Christmas at nearly 15 years old and that night I had gone to the pub and I had mentioned that he had passed. One of the ladies I know there told me her daughters working dog had had pups on the Sunday and would I like one. I knew that Piggy would be missing her brother as they had never been separated. I had thought that I may need to get another dog to spark Piggy up and give her a new lease on life. So I actually had 5 weeks to make my decision. I had the choice of all 6 puppies and picked Swanie out. As I had bred dogs for many years (I bred Piggy and her brother and 2 generations before that) I got her at 6 weeks and Piggy very much mothered her when she arrived. The old girl puts her in her place when she has had enough. At the moment they are wrestling on the lounge next to me. The old girl holds her own, she is like a big puppy again.
 

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I will have to dig out the cd's with pictures of Piggy and Fat Boy when they were younger. Fat Boy was Piggy's brother. I got a new computer when I came down here and the pictures are still on there but I have them backed up to cd as well.
 

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It's great that you have them backed up. I had everything backed up on an external HDD drive but it's become a dud now and I'm devastated. Had so many pictures of Budd on there and so many of family and such.
 

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Yes I know that problem. I had one of my HDD fail and lost quite a few things including much of my family tree that I hadn't backed up to disc or flash drive and I am now having to rebuild all that I have lost. Just shows I really should back up to disc more often.
 

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I have no idea how to back up to disc to be honest, but if it's fail safe then maybe I should... it's a shame that you lost your family tree, it's amazing that you had gathered together one too!
 
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