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New kid in town.(Fur-kid, that is)(16 posts)

New kid in town.(Fur-kid, that is)KG 361
May 16, 2003 6:37 AM
Here is a pic of our new little pup.She's a Shiba-Inu (Japanese for "little fox" I'm told). She is 10 weeks here. She compilents our other Shiba, a cream named Zoe.
She's beautiful.sn69
May 16, 2003 6:42 AM
Have you selected a name yet? How did you choose her from the litter? ...That's something that I always like to hear about. Our schnauzer quite literally chose my wife. While all of the other puppies were jumping at her and doing puppy stuff, Natrone, walked up to her very calmly and nestled into between her legs, curled up and went to sleep--as if to say "you're'll do." That was it. Our lab was similar.

Yes...I'm a dog guy.

You're pup is a cutie.
It's Sasha.KG 361
May 16, 2003 7:14 AM
After much discussion, that's what we named her. There were 2 pups left available and well, she just seemed to be really sweet. Dog-guy here, too. These dogs don't get real big (20-35 lbs) but are strong and really playfull. Lots of fun!
re: New kid in town.(Fur-kid, that is)pdg60
May 16, 2003 7:55 AM
She IS beautiful!

I've never heard of a Shiba-Inu. What kind of temperment?
She looks like she's just chillin'. Peaceful.

How big will she get?

re: New kid in town.(Fur-kid, that is)KG 361
May 16, 2003 10:01 AM
Very independant-sometimes aloof (sp). Very confident. They can be aggressive if they haven't been breed well. Also, VERY AFFECTIONATE. They will go absolutely nuts everytime you come home (or even gone for a short time!). Very cat-like in that they keep themselves clean and use their front paws a lot to play and when they are in hunting mode-they were bred to hunt small game. Usually calm and subdued once they get over the initial excitement of the wild greet the master routine. They don't bark a lot and if they do there's usually a good reason! They are apparantly Japan's most popular dog. NOT A LAP DOG. While they will curl up against you or lay their head on you, they won't lay on your lap. Grow to be anywhere from 20-40lbs. Her mom is small, though-14 lbs.
Again,...very nice looking addition to your family.sn69
May 16, 2003 10:08 AM
I'll try to remember to post some pix of our little beasties when I get home. This is a lot more fun than the endless political bickering.
Yeah, it's friday and who wants to think? ;-) nmKG 361
May 16, 2003 11:13 AM
re: New kid in town.(Fur-kid, that is)pdg60
May 16, 2003 11:35 AM
I am going to show my wife this.
She's gonna want one, I know it.
Maybe I won't show her...

Do they need to run alot? Could I bring one MTBing w/me?

Again, beautiful dog.

Show her!sn69
May 16, 2003 11:39 AM
Dean Koontz once wrote that mankind, in his arrogance, incorrectly assumed that he was the embodiment of God, when, in fact, God's reflection on earth is that of the dog. Love and loyalty in their highest, most noble forms. (I hope that doesn't offend you, Kristin.)

Remember, if you were three inches tall, your dog would still love and worship you.

Your cat would eat you.
If you're calling me a dog, then I'm offended.Kristin
May 16, 2003 1:24 PM
Otherwise, no.
K--I wouldn't do that. 'Sides, you're a princess. So sayeth Edsn69
May 16, 2003 3:39 PM
Yes, they need to run.KG 361
May 16, 2003 3:36 PM
They also need a fence. They will take off-forget their name, where they live, etc, etc. I think the MTBing would not work-unless they were on a leash. They would smell too many wonderful things and be GONE before you could even blink an eye. Quite quick and very determined little devils! (I've read of one climbing a 6 ft chain-link fence and also of one jumping a 4 ft wooden fence!) We have a PetSafe invisible fence for the older one. Keeps her at home but yet she can still run around the yard-we have over 1.5 acres for her to run in.
aw, what a sweetie!gregario
May 16, 2003 8:16 AM
Fine looking pup. Congrats.128
May 16, 2003 10:35 AM
This is Dottie on the left. She's 6 and rescued from the yahoo neighbors who kept her tethered outdoors ALL THE TIME. Dals are not outdoor dogs. She has some arthritis but doing well.

The little devil on the right is Dover. Raised her from a pup. 40 pound sweetheart with a 70 pound attitude.

Enjoy the new addition to your family!
My neighbors have two of these.....cycleaddict
May 16, 2003 12:25 PM
One very aloof male and one very affectionate female. They are GREAT dogs and do very well in agility competion.

Have fun!!
Lousy photo of our "children."sn69
May 18, 2003 7:38 AM
This is from two years ago this month, not long after we moved to NOLA and right after Scarlett (the lab wearing the Mardi Gras beads) joined us. Natrone is the schnauzer, badly in need of a hair cut in this photo. Today Scarlett is roughly 55 pounds and very slightly built for a lab. She's also a dudly, meaning that she has no pigmentation on her nose, her lips or her eyelids, and her eyes are a really neat yellowish color. By way of comparison, her next nearest littermate is roughly 90 pounds--but she makes up for her diminuative size by keeping her "big" brother running around the casa all day.