Dogs from San Jose

"Dogs are just like human beings when they are pregnant."
.... BOW!!!
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The 19th century German physician Rudolf Virchow, also known as "the father of pathology," wrote:
"Between animal and human medicine, there is no dividing line — nor should there be. The object is different, but the experience obtained cons...titutes the basis of all medicine."

Curriculum Comparison Between Veterinary and Human Medicine
....Many veterinarians were trained in pharmacology using the same text books as human physicians
....Some veterinary school uses the same biochemistry, histology, and microbiology books as human medicine students. -wikipedia

Aww.... aren't they cute little furballs.... hehehehe! how can i resist taking their pictures....
I met this dog on the islands of El Nido, Palawan. He was resting under a shaded area, or so as I thought. He reminded me of a Corgi, however as I approached him to take a picture, I was shocked of how he would walk. At first, it seems that he was just trying to play; besides the friendly welcome he gave me, he was so eager to follow our group around the place; as sweet as he seems, I knew then he was suffering from a genetic problem.
And, so this is the closest I think it is: 
Carpal Subluxation Syndrome (CSS)
Also known as "down pasterns or subluxated pastern/hyper extended hock syndrome".
A condition where a dog will walk with the pasterns down almost to the wrist joint. This condition can be seen with or without the accompanying condtion of downed (subluxated) hocks.
This condition most commonly seen in German Shepherd puppies, but has also been seen in Shelties, Rottweilers, Labs, Malamutes and Wolfhounds.
From Nous and Belle came 4 puppies, one of them was Cowslip.
Cowslip was bred to another Water Spaniel, then came Topsy. Cowslip was again bred with a Red Setter, then came Jack.
Topsy was bred with a black wavy coated retriever named Sambo, which led to the birth of of Zoe.
 Zoe was in bred to Jack, then came Gill and Nous II.
Gill was then bred with a black Retriever called Tracer, then came Quennie.
Quennie, who was then bred to Nous II producing Prim and Rose (47% Setter, 35% Lesser St. John's Newfoundland, 12% Springer Spaniel 6% Water Dog.) 
  • Alert
  • Boisterous, Boundless energy, and Brave
  • Canine clown and Courageous
  • Devil dog, Devoted, and Dignified
  • Exuberant
  • Family dog, Fearless
  • Gorgeous coats, in shades of tawny, brindle, even white
  • Hearing dog and Highly trainable
  • Intelligent and Intuitive
  • Joyful Jumping—my boxer, anyway, loved to jump for joy
  • Keen judge of character
  • Loving, Loyal
  • Most loved member of the family
  • Needs lots of love
  • Oh so sweet
  • Patient with children, People dog, Poor swimmer, and Playful
  • Quick learner
  • Rowdy, Rough and tumble with kids when playing
  • Self-assured, Smart, Soulful, Spirited, and Stoical
  • True blue in devotion to the family and its "people"
  • Understands moods and wants to comfort you when sad or blue
  • Vigilant
  • Working dog, Wiggle butt, and Wonderful pet
  • XYZ... oh come on... don't you have enough reasons to love a boxer dog yet?!
And, once you get your own boxer dog, you can probably add even more positive attributes to the boxer breed list...

In Summary... So, as you can see, the boxer dog breed contains some of the most special dogs you could ever own, both from an appearance, as well as a personality, standpoint!

"When the breed standard had first been drawn up by the GRC in 1911, cream had been excluded as a permissible colour, and in the 1920's light-coloured dogs were not popular, the favoured colour being sometimes very red and dark indeed. But the lighter colour gained greatly in popularity in the early 30's and in 1936 the Standard was altered to read 'Any shade of gold or cream, but neither red or mahogany' as it was realised that a mistake had been made in not allowing the original colour."



I cannot begin to understand how that of the mahogany color is probably close to being extinct in the golden retriever world. If it disappeared entirely where is our concerned for the founders of our lovable breed? Just now I browsed to a link here it is stated that Wendy Andrews shows the two unacceptable extreme colors: the white of the Samoyed and the mahogany of the Irish Setter. This picture clearly shows the range of accepted colors, the two ends being forbidden as well as the frontier between permissible and forbidden is quite tight. Sad to know that just because it is pleasing to the judges eyes that the tendency in show line goldens in the rings has been to load them with hair which is the opposite of what working gun dog should have. Not to mention, ones that becoming loaded with bone and are becoming lighter in color. That is why impossible to find a mahogany golden these days.

The best marker we would know is the color of the Irish setter. What the heck is wrong if some international judges may consider that a Golden Retriever having the color of the fourth (from the left hand-side) is already too dark and thus does not match the standard? How could someone not love the looks of the darker ones? If there are many different shades of red or mahogany and if they can’t see that the darker color the sleeker it is, not much of the less boxy look that’s not even necessarily for a hunting dog, and they have less joint problems, and are much better looking. Why are they even judging the contest?

Since time being, it is always mentioned how breeders are trying to eliminate certain faults which have been very prominent like open feet, gay tails and others. Sadly to say most advertisements of these lovely breed would indicate “square muzzle”, “well ribbed – active dogs”, “light colored”, and so much more for the intending buyers or stud-services to see and remember. Not even encouraging potential new owners to learn about its breed, and ask them if it’s the right breed for you. It’s always been stated as one of the most popular breeds with its intelligence and eager to please attitude. The AKC standard clearly mentioned a look back: that the Golden Retriever originated in the Scottish Highlands in the late 1800s and was used predominantly for hunting. Now the question I’m raising is how this “new age” standard GRs would be perfect for their “known hunting capabilities” and “inborn water loving character” if, 1) long coats – how disastrous it would be if they would rush in the rivers or swamps. 2) Heavy boned “XXL” dogs – how difficult would it be if they are to retrieve or to trek a field that a smaller version would effortlessly conquer 3) lighter colored - lines that produce working type guldens’ tend to be darker in color. Remembering a result of a “founder effect” in these bloodlines, that supposedly is short and very curly.

How funny those show dog breeders now a day like to think that they’re breeding to an ancient, refined definition of a breed. It’s amazing, that I’m not the only one who thinks, that in the case of the golden retriever, they are not. I would love to see morbidity and general health survey on working-type golden’s versus show type golden.  

Once I’ve seen an article comparing the body types of those golden with that of some wild dogs (going from least related to most related to the golden), Red fox, Coyote, Wolf, and that of the dingo. Here it was asked “which of the two golden resembles these wild species most?” Nature has taken millions of years to form the dog’s skeletal structure, and in 150 years, we’ve totally wrecked it. And Golden Retrievers aren’t even the most messed up breed.


In my continuous search retriever-esque questions about the “Choco-colored retrievers” this one the life saver… they do really exist. And another thought was pointed out regarding “white golden retrievers”; they’re the “falsely” white ones.

Whatever the case there maybe, it led me to my own theory for breeding GRs: to preserve their “intact-original-programmed-genes” for the betterment of their each unique temperament. Let me explain further, few times I have seen short fur curly GRs. I thought they are products of poor breeding plans. There are also others with long furs which for sometime I thought were the better genes for the GRs. After reading sites after sites on different coats (with different names) I should say never breed the field type GRs with the ring type GRs… since field type retrievers are bred for hunting and the other is no. The would be product of that breeding is certainly (theoretically) that of bad breeding plans. Another way to explain it is through their different color shades… a light golden should only be mated with another light golden and never with the dark ones. I just hope I’m making any sense here….

Not all dogs have the same desire to chew! It’s a matter of individual preference: maybe one has an innate desire to chew as a pleasurable activity in itself, while it’s seems others have no need to chew, unless they’re driven to it out of 
sheer boredom. Chewing stuffs is fun, it passes the time, and it’s a self-rewarding, self-reinforcing activity.

Remember to catch them on the act. Never scold them if you haven't seen them doing anything disturbing. Reprimanding them by this method produces a negative association to your dogWhen you catch her chewing something inappropriate, interrupt her by making a loud noise: clap your hands or make an “Ah-ah-!” noise. Talk to them.

So find time for your pets! If you wanted a pet that you don’t need to interact with, go get a goldfish.

Start dog-proofing your house, it means taking whatever you don’t want to end up in her mouth, and making it unavailable. As the Alpha don't you think you should 
manage your own possessions? 

The most common reason for consistent barking is loneliness. You should consider also that barking is normal for a dog, and it is completely unrealistic to think that you can prevent your dog from barking. Barking only becomes a problem if it happens too often and continues for long periods of time. Since it is an instinctive means of warning to us and it would be against your interest to discourage it. The only key to barking problem is determining why your dog is barking, and then you can begin a program of retraining. Next is to let them know that you have been alerted, after which show them that their job is already done. 

If others like to bark, some prefer digging. And there are again a lot of reasons you should seek for this behavior, it is important to keep in mind that your dog is not digging to piss you. If you don't clearly communicate to your dog that this behavior is unacceptable, they won't realize that what they’re doing is wrong. So, in order to stop your dog, it is crucial to determine the reason why your dog is digging in the first place. Remember that whenever you are trying to change any behavior in your dog, the golden rule is one should be consistent! Make it very clear to your dog what is, and is not acceptable behavior.

Above all, always keep your expectations realistic as much as possible. In these early stages of your relationship, they are still learning the ropes: it’ll take a while for them to be completely reliable. If we are not perfect, and neither your dog is: there would always be at least one incident where a cherished item is damaged by her curiosity mostly if left by themselves for too long and  neglected, hence, they would always choose your stuff over hers to occupy with. Give them time to learn the rules, and plenty of you to help them learn faster.


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    My name is Jene and my companions own me. With a varied background; I have been involved with their breed not long enough, but I'm here to stay. That is because I consider myself an advocate for these breeds of dogs. I am an advocate for common sense dog training and not the latest fad that appears on different breeding plans. I will improve my breed the way I know and through the ways I have learned. I can't stand anyone with a known-it-all attitude who believes that they are the pinnacle of the breeds they own and look down their collective noses at the rest of the dog world. I may have to acknowledge the importance of pedigrees but the decision to breed a dog extends beyond their bloodlines. I am not one of those self-gratifying-band-wagons of  "I'm a responsible breeder”, however, I'm also always willing to share my experiences - in the hopes that I may be of any help to others & avoid some of the mistakes I made along the way.


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