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  1. How fantastic that you take an older dog. It's a continual battle for the rescue to get people to consider older dogs (though our personal opinion is as to why anyone would want to go through the hassle of a young pup 😉)
  2. So, I've got a smaller size husky by the name of Seren (Welsh for star) and I've been trying to figure out for quite a while what type of husky she is. I've narrowed it down to either a piebald or just a white coat. The only reason I think she could be a pie bald is because she has a single spot on her back but I don't know if there has to be a surtain percentage of black to be considered a piebald. If anyone could help me, it would be very much appreciated.

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    1. Ethan grey

      Ethan grey

      I thought this was the general husky tab, I'm sorry 😂

    2. Markulous

      Markulous

      No worries, @Ethan grey - lovely pictures of Seren 😊
      I'd probably go for white, like our Skye. Luka has a couple of small black patches so tend to think of him as piebald

  3. HaHa! More like a sucker for a sad story - but we have learned to foster successfully without always adopting! 😊
  4. Possibly a hot spot? If so, dilute solution Hibiscrub and keep clean/dry (no problem with washing it but dry afterwards)
  5. Well done on rescuing Loca 😊 Of our 5, 4 are rescues, though nothing like as poor condition as Loca: Luka, far right, dumped on moors aged 5 after 3 owners, now 13 1/2 Skye, 2nd from left, came into SASD rescue aged 9 months, now 6. If you raised your voice at all, she'd roll onto her back and submissively pee (now you can shout at her - and she takes no notice! LOL!) Bolt, 3rd from left, came into SASD rescue aged 12 months, now 5. Had terrible food aggression and cowered from feet when he came in (is fine now) Granite, 2nd from right, came into SASD rescue aged 2 years, 24hours before being shot as he'd been feral on waste ground for 6 months and was considered unrehabitable. Barked at me non-stop the first 3 days when I entered the room (fine with women and kids). Is fine now (and greets me every morning, jumping up into my lap)
  6. We use a proper stakeout line with Swedish hooks, anchored at each end with canal boat mooring pins - never known any dog to get off and they're used by loads of sled dog owners and mushers Great thing about a caravan is no air mattress! But when we were in the tent, the dogs were in crates, so no, no punctured air mattress. We do have a medical kit - contains vet bandage, dog painkillers and, possibly the most essential (and definitely most used!), Piriton (antihistimine for bee/wasp stings - one of ours has never learned and regularly gets stung!). We have the liquid and use a syringe so we can squirt it directly down throat (essential if the dog's been stung in the mouth/throat) Mila, who never learns, stalking bees (big game hunter!)
  7. Markulous

    Neeka

    Many thanks, everyone
  8. We've taken ours camping for years (and don't go on holiday without the dogs). Notable occasions have been when the remnants of Hurricane Bertha came in in West Wales (our triple pegged tent survived but many didn't in the campsite - dogs were totally relaxed throughout. We weren't!). As you can see, crated overnight (and stakeout line in the day) More recently, caravan where dogs come in with us overnight (can't beat a blanket of Husky!) and stakeout in the awning during the day (if somewhere with distractions, we put up windbreaks so they can't see) And our first trip this year will be Husky camp at The Lakes at the end of May - can't wait 😀
  9. Ours, all different: Luka, dumped on the moors aged 5 and now 14. Terrible SA but will totally ignore us (though he's become a touch more affectionate the last couple of years). Mila, had since pup,10. Ignores us most of the time though will come for a cuddle if asked. Granite, escaped the dog warden and was feral on waste ground for 6 months, probably between 6-8. Comes and says good morning to me, every morning, jumps up whilst I'm sitting at computer. Very affectionate.... and jealous of others! Skye, adopted at 9 months now 6 (she used to roll over and submissively pee if voice was raised - now we shout at her and she doesn't take a blind bit of notice!), total princess and demands attention all the time. Bolt, adopted at 2 now 5, the baby despite being the largest. Regularly comes over to have his ears rubbed - has 'autoleg' as you walk passed him (leg raised in anticipation of a tummy tickle)
  10. Markulous

    Neeka

    Our Neeka, survivor of splenectomy (which she wasn't expected to survive), survivor of bloat (which she wasn't expected to survive) but at nearly 12 years old, she contracted bladder cancer, a particularly aggressive tumour which rapidly spreads. She was our first dog and accepted the deluge of adopted/fostered Huskies with absolutely no complaint - mutual respect all around (we're so lucky as, with 6 dogs plus the occasional foster, we've never, ever had a single problem between them). Fabulous girl, sadly missed - their room (ex-dining room) seems empty, despite there being 5 dogs in there. But she'll be loving it up there, shepping the clouds full time
  11. Sorry for your loss, @BingBlaze n Skyla
  12. Markulous

    Lunar

    Sorry for your loss, @wolfpup - as you say, you had a good 14 years Suggestions for Marley? As mentioned, plenty of attention and anything to take his mind off his loss - and time. Time can be a great healer
  13. All ours will go into the crate when asked as we crate-train all our dogs (and most fosters) though crate's folded away most of the time (reserved for fosters nowadays). We found that feeding and treating in the crate worked for us (all food and all treats). Even when the dog didn't need to be in the crate, we'd ask them to go in before giving a treat - and usually we'd usually let them come straight back out again - the important thing was to get them to associate the crate with treats/food, even if they weren't asked to stay.
  14. From the description above, I think your Mastiff might well have contracted bloat ( gastric dilatation and volvulus - GDV) as that hard, distended stomach is one of the signs - and, unless treated within a matter of a few hours, the twisted stomach/gut having cut off the blood supply results in tragic consequences. I'm a believer that most dogs can tolerate most temperatures providing they're acclimatised to wherever they may be, the exception being single coated dogs won't cope with extreme cold.
  15. Markulous

    Sad

    Very sad. I guess the "incorrectly" loaded was into an unpressurised part of the hold and not the pressurised section, sutable for animal transportation
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