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Leonberger Pictures / Re: Remy puppy pics
« on: April 09, 2009, 08:50:21 am »
akita pup pic

Leonberger Pictures / Re: Remy puppy pics
« on: April 09, 2009, 08:43:34 am »
Here are a couple of pics taken when troy was 10 weeks ......... and some now taken aged 10 months  :)

I dont know much about breeds other than my own lol , but i think your little girl looks a little like she has some akita in her, i know the tail is wrong just her face & eyes just make me think akita maybe with a leo .... but like i say really i have no idea lol

She is a little stunnner whatever she is  :)

If you check my profile & go to my web site i have lots of pictures of our leo's  :)

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Need help with pigment change
« on: October 20, 2008, 08:28:58 am »
Hiya  :)

I need some info if any one can help that would be fantastic ...

I have attached two pictures of my leo , one taken in may 2008 & the other august 2008 .

She was in a show the other day and the judge said he couldn't place her higher because of the pigment on her lips , which i took on board & thought fair enough .

It wasn't untill i looked at pictures that i noticed the difference , she has gone from having dark pigment on her mouth  to a light pink colour in a couple of months...

I noticed a while ago her mouth seemed to droop more than normal , but i know now its because of thr colouringit just stands out more.

My 1st question is ... does any one know what has caused this ?

My next question is what can i do or use to fix it ?

Any help or advice would be great .

Thanks so much.

**** Just wanted to add its not so much for showing reasons i'm asking about this , it's more im concerned that i'm doing something wrong... maybe her diet i dont know ****

Leonberger Pictures / updated pictures of Troy @ 10 weeks
« on: August 18, 2008, 10:38:01 am »
 :)Hi everyone .

Just thought i would post a few pictures ,we have been away on our hols last week and my mum came and stayed at our house for the week because Troy had not had all his vaccinations , he was due his 2nd one whilst we were away , so we could not take him with us  :(. At least that will be the 1st and last time we go away without him.

I know Leo's grow fast but wow , he looked so big compared to when i left him a week ago lol .

Had a fright this morning with the little fella , i was just playing with him & checking him out at the same time feeling for lumps & bumps and whatever & i found a lump which was big and i could move it about, i panicked lol and called the vets.......... .. any way she asked if he had been vaccinated within the last week ,i said my mum had brought him down a few days earlier & she put my mind at rest by saying it was probably a reaction to the jab and for me to just keep an eye on him, which i will do.
 I just never thought it could be  a reaction , i guess it was because i hadn't taken him myself so it just never occoured to me that it could be his injection.
 None of my other dogs have ever reacted to a jab , have any of yours ?

Enjoy the pics  :)

Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience / Re: Nasty nipping - New puppy
« on: July 30, 2008, 04:47:33 am »
Hi and welcome  :)

I'm really not sure i can help as i am in exactly the same situation lol

My leo puppy is doing the nipping thing and he just will not give up , he thinks its ok to pull the fur from the underneath of my retriever and also my leonberger girl ( they are not thrilled about it at all bless them )

I also started with a firm NO , which has now progressed to a slight tap & moving him away .
Still even after that he just shouts at me with a miffed kind of growly bark & the whole cycle starts again .

Just keep ontop of your pup he/she will learn in time that you are the leader ( says me giving advice and thinking to myself geez when will he realise im the leader lol  :D )

I forgot to ask how old is your Leo and if you have pics then please post them .

Leonberger Pictures / More baby Troy pictures
« on: July 29, 2008, 04:03:24 am »
 :) Well we have had Troy for a week now , and i am sure he has grown lol .

He is being a good boy on the whole but still has trouble staying asleep through the night ( it's like having a baby again  :o ), and he is being nippy with the other 2 dogs , he hangs on my poor goldens long fur . I must be saying no a thousand times a day lol.

He has tried to do the same with my leo girl , but then she tries to play with her huge paws and he runs away as fast as his legs will carry him ,just stopping a couple of times to bark at her lol, which is quite funny because she actually stops running after him. He is a fiesty little chap thats for certain  ;)

 ;D It's now official we collect our newest family member on tuesday  yipee !!!!!

Geez it seems to have taken ages to get to this point lol , but we collect our Leonberger boy in a few days.

I'm so excited & scared at the same time , just the thought of the constant watching over him while he is so small & puppy pee & chewing & worrying if my other dogs will accept him & making sure he grows up strong , healthy & happy lmao i could go on forever .

He is the sweetest little fella , all cute and fluffy lol , he seems to have a really calm nature , it took ages to decide which one we were going to bring home , they were all so alike , we narrowed it down to 3 & went back for a final visit & his little face sealed the deal when he was looking  straight at me with his pick me eyes lol.

So be ready for pic overload once we have him home and settled in  :0).

Say hello to Troy , he is really well behaved so far apart from at night he screams the place down when he has to go in his crate .. ( not getting much sleep lol )

He went for his 1st check at the vets today and the vet was really pleased with him  :) , so thats good. He weighed in at 18.5 lb ( he screamed him self stupid in the waiting room aswell lol ).

Both our other dogs have taken to him pretty well as you can see by the pics, but no way would i leave them all alone together.Ben our goldie just walks away when he has had enough , but Callie has tried to play with him a couple of times which is great but he is a little small at the minute , so she is a bit put out when she gets told no , bless her . I am sure it wont be long before she has a great play mate :0).

 :) Poor you

It's tough when you are thinking about adding another dog.

I can only speak about what i know lol , that being said i have a retriever , a 20 month old Leonberger bitch who believe it or not , does not take much grooming at all apart from a day before a show lol & in 5 weeks i collect my Leonberger boy .............. maybe advice from me is not a good idea.

If it's what you want and you know you & your partner have love to give then give it a go as long as he gets on with your other animals , i would say you will be fine..... you can buy him a bib ( they are so cute with bibs on ) lol and little but regular brushing should do the trick.... oh and a good hoover  ;)

The joy i get from my dogs & the love & laughs i would say is 100% worth every minute  ;D

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: Multiple dogs???
« on: May 07, 2008, 08:13:05 am »
 :) lol we are crazy people .

Growing up as a kid we usually had no less than 3 dogs at a time , then i left home got married had 3 cats who were fantastic & dearly loved, but i missed not having a dog around.

We decided to get a dalmatian & she was wonderfull !!!!!

When our dalmatian was the ripe old age of 12 we then got ben our rescue golden retriever ( he was an emergency foster ), but he had issues and no where else to go but our dally loved him instantly and so he stayed with us.

At this time we had also been waiting over 12 months for our leonberger pup,but the mating did not work :'(

Then we got a call saying she had been mated on her last season and it had worked , did we still want a pup ?

Thats how we ended up with 3 dogs ! . P.S LOL we only have one child so thats makes things easier  ;)

Sadly we lost our dalmatian last July at the age of 14.5 , she was a special girl  :) & is still missed every day.

oh and we have decided to get another leonberger later this year  :), so we will be back to 3 dogs again .

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Re: We have bad news :(
« on: May 07, 2008, 03:03:48 am »
Sorry to hear about your news, i'm not sure if your dog has been scored ?.

Anyway we have a leonberger , who was always sitting funny and had a slight turn in her back leg.We were worried about this so spoke to our vets & to cut a very long story short they straight away advised us to spay her whilst they were checking her hips ( they said they were sure it was hd ).

We said no , xray her and we will go from there..... the xrays were done we were called back to view them dreading the worse only  to find nothing was visable , they were then sent off to a specialist for thier opinion.

This came back as mild hd , but the specialist continued to say that any dog who's hips do not come back 0-0 , has mild hd even champions  :)

Our girl goes swimming every couple of weeks & they build the amount on lengths she does little by little , also every six months she goes to a chiropractor , just to keep a check on her  :)

Hope all goes well for you .

Just thought i would post that i am nervous as anything , we have our 1st ever show coming up on May 5th.

Basically had 7 ring craft classes ( not many i know ), but figured we would have a go anyway , just for the experience if nothing else.

Aswell as the above we are late starters our leonberger is 18 months old lol and also she is having her 1st major blow out with her coat ( she is now a skinnyberger ) lol at least things can only get better and better at the next show  ;).

On a good note its my husband taking her round the ring and not me  ;D

where abouts in england are ya

Hiya i am in the midlands  :)

Thanks everyone for saying you like my dogs

 :D Wow the sun shone today lol , dont get that very often here, so thought i better get the camera out and take a few pics.

 I have a leo girl , she is 18 months old now and doing great.

 All i can offer advice wise is what i have been told over the last couple of years.
 Untill the age of 18 months leo's are not to free run , they can walk on lead , but it is advised not allow her to run along side your other dogs off lead.
 Leonbergers should not be allowed to go up and down stairs
 Leos have no brakes lol , they use thier bodies usually to stop, Callie is always banging into doors, walls etc...,it is easy for them to jolt thier spine  and or twist the muscle in thier back legs. This i know because callie had a slight turn when she walked so we took her to a chiropractor ( a doggy one lol ), and she had both of the above things i mentioned , glad to say a couple of visits and she is perfect now.
 Leo's just love to be with the family , just be aware of how far you walk her , up the amount little by little just to be on the safe side

Hope that helps

Leonberger Pictures / Re: Introducing Ariel my 11 week old Leo
« on: April 17, 2008, 12:36:55 am »
Ariel is sooooo sweet , beware lol they are addictive.

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