Game: Guess The Breed

Discussion in 'Dog Breeds' started by southerngirl, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. Ripleygirl Experienced Member

    I did not realise they had been used for seeing-eye dogs, that is really interesting!
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  2. MaryK Honored Member

    Thank you Anneke for putting me right, appreciate that so much:)

    I adore wolves, actually met one once in person. He was the companion of an Indian Chief, forget which tribe. So beautiful but very shy, though he did respond to me, which surprised his owner.

    I'd love a Saarloos, they sound wonderful. But, I have two wonderful dogs whom I adore, so I am content.:D
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  3. MaryK Honored Member

    Same here, they're totally gorgeous and a breed which combines my two fav. breeds wolf/shepherd (though I also adore my Kelpie gal and Blue Heeler they're breeds are now also favs - does it ever end:rolleyes: ). I've never seen one in 'real life', I don't think there are any here and I never saw one back home either.

    Oh do take a picture would love to see him, he sounds just adorable!:D
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  4. MaryK Honored Member

    Neither did I, that is really interesting. This is such fun and a learning curve as well!:)
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  5. elissa Well-Known Member

    There's a man in town here who has a pet wolf... The thing is enormous but quite soft.. Although I do cross the street if I have Chewie with me and I see him... Not taking any chances, she'd be like a pre-dinner snack to him!! He's gorgeous though. It's not that uncommon here, I'm told. There's a family that have been breeding wolves as pets for generations who live up in the mountains.
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  6. Anneke Honored Member

    There is a research centre here, that has a pack in captivity(all born in captivity) where you can go and do an excursion. You get information with movies AND you get to go in with the pack. I really want to do this one day!
    We haven't had any wild wolves here in the Netherlands for centuries, but there are some in Germany. And so exciting!, there have been sightings of a lone wolf at the borders. So it might be that we will be having wild wolves again.
    I'm not sure what to think of it. While it is wonderfull that we apparantly have a good habitat for them, we are a small crowded country. I think the farmers might not be very pleased with the wolf, as they are not likey to stick to wild game for a diët. It much easier to grab a cow or sheep from a meadow. So it is very contraversial out here.
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  7. Anneke Honored Member

    Here is mine! Good luck!
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  8. MaryK Honored Member

    How lovely:) The one I got to meet was also very soft, and a perfect gentleman too. But I don't blame you for not taking any chances with Chewie, she may prove too big a temptation:eek:

    They don't have wolves here, but I've heard they are trying to reintroduce them into the wild back home, well Scotland any way, in the Cairngorms. Would love to have a wolf awesome!
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  9. MaryK Honored Member

    I'd LOVE that! Sure hope you get to go Anneke. And if you do, expect videos of course:)

    It's the same back home, no wolves for a couple of centuries, the Victorians killed them all. But as I said before, I believe there is a plan to re-introduce them into the Cairngorms in Scotland, because by killing all the wolves the eco-system has been severely damaged.

    With sightings of lone Wolves in Germany, very good chance you'll have wolves again in the Netherlands - and they won't need a passport either to cross the border. That's really exciting news!:)

    You'd have the same problem as in Britain, the farmers object to having wolves re-introduced,re-introduction is of course very controversial. But the deer population is increasing to such a great extent that many are dying of hunger during the long winters. In the past of course, the wolves kept the deer population in check. Now they have to cull the deer.
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  10. Ripleygirl Experienced Member

    That is the same argument in Britain... unfortunately.
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  11. running_dog Honored Member

    LOL it is no good, I'm stuck with guessing Border Collie again :LOL::LOL::LOL:
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  12. 648117 Honored Member

    It's a Mudi again I think.
    If it is then maybe Anneke should pick a new breed since we have had that one already.
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  13. Anneke Honored Member

    Oops, messed up! You're right 648117. Wanted to post this one, then saw it had already been used, then wanted to post another, but didn't copy the link so( for the second time) pasted the link that was copied last :oops::oops:
    Hang on, the right one is coming!!!
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  14. Anneke Honored Member

    Ok the right one this time...
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  15. MaryK Honored Member

    Darn it!!!!!!!! Hasn't changed since I left, was kinda hoping it had!
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  16. MaryK Honored Member

    Oh dear LOL it's buried somewhere in the back of my mind, just cannot seem to bring the breed to the fore! Looks familiar will have to sleep on it! Small breed of dog - eeek driving me mad now!!!!!!
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  17. Ripleygirl Experienced Member

    Tibetan Terrier?
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  18. 648117 Honored Member

    Pyrenean shepherd?
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  19. Anneke Honored Member

    You guessed it, 648117!! It's your turn!
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    Pyrenean shepherd. I am sooo in love with these little fireballs! Maybe in the future I will be able to own one...
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  20. 648117 Honored Member

    I think there is one in NZ. Well, there is at least one, I really think it is the only one though (I saw an article about it that said its owner imported it, maybe when they moved here or something). Anyway, I have seen this one NZ pyrenean shepherd, it does agility, it's owners travel for shows (they have a trailer full of dogs) so although it lives in another city I have seen it. Although not actually doing agility (I always seem to miss it) I have seen it in its trailer. Pretty cute.
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