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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bluetit1802, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    That little dog is Ness, my Boston Terrier, and along with Mr. Blue is the love of my life.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I don't recall you ever being crabby... possibly unlike myself... oops
     
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  3. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Aww thank you ... but I am aware I can be, hopefully not often. My hubby might disagree!
     
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    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Definitely very cute, but I'd guessed wrong - I'd thought your Ness was a little French Bulldog ...ooops:
    [​IMG]

    Robbity
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes, so did I :)
     
  6. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    @Robbity @Chook

    So many people make that mistake. Ness has a coat with the words "I am not a French Bulldog" emblazoned on it" to stop people asking!

    They are nothing like usually. Frenchies are fatter, bulkier, and much more like small bulldogs. Bostons are dainty and slim. Ness isn't much bigger than a cat. Some Bostons have the sticky-up ears but Ness has ears that flop over at the top. If you see photos of Bostons on the internet they are often American types, bigger than Ness.

    [​IMG]

    Sorry everyone ..... serious de-railment here.
     
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    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Dear Ness, my sincere apologies for making an incorrect breed identification due to a superficial resemblance. I shall now have to shamefacedly leave the forum with my tail tucked firmly bteween my legs... GOODBYE!!!

    Robbity
    Proud owner over the years of a well known breed (Cavalier King Charles spaniels) whose name is regularly garbled...I used to collect all the variants I'd come across! :D
     
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  8. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    LOL - no one ever makes mistakes over my oldest and youngest (both Labradors) but my middle one always causes confusion. In age order... Millie, Archie and Jack

    dogs.jpg
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Now I am going to have to say Goodbye because he looks a bit like a lurcher to me. (Hides under chair)
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    Nope.... :). He's a Labradoodle. Mum was a chocolate Lab and Dad was a white Standard Poodle. He's the friendliest dog I've ever had the pleasure of being owned by.
     
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    Met a labradoodle in the park a while back.
    I would NEVER have guessed. The size of an Irish Wolfhound. Built like a Borzoi. Whiskered like a black Yeti.

    I have just realised - this is @Oldvatr 's farewell thread. Do you think we should stop derailing it with dog stuff? Genuine question, because he may still want to keep it on track?
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    Awww my yellow Lab is coming up 9 - time has flown by since we got her age 5 months but she has never given us a moment's trouble (unlike our black Lab who is constantly in to mischief).
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    My last de-railing comment
    Daughter has a goldendoodle - golden retriever/standard poodle cross. He has the best attributes of both and none of the worst.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Ok here's Boris our minature labradoodle... pretending to be a house-elf last christmas
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    This is our French bulldog Lola along with our other dog in my avatar Freddie whom seem to have replaced the kids now they have left home[​IMG]
     
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    Aww cute house-elf! I've never seen a miniature dude before. Mine won't wear hats, or deelyboppers or reindeer antlers. :( I did once get Millie in to a pink tutu but Mr Chook took her out for a walk in it and she lost it diving in to a canal.

    Archie is sweet, friendly, loving and INCREDIBLY dim. You'd never guess he was half Lab from his behaviour.
     
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    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Hey guys, I'm a cat person, so please can we get back to the OP
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Lucy would have stomped her foot at such a derailment. I just wish Bill Gates had not lost my Grumpy Cat avatar.
     
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