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Females IMO will always be boss over a male in a home situation.

Not this home ;-) That's why we'll have to be really careful if we were to ever bring in a girl dog for permanent residency. She'll have to be be content with bottom dog status and should not aspire to anything more.

Suja
Not this home ;-) That's why we'll have to be really careful if we were to ever bring in a girl dog for permanent residency. She'll have to be be content with bottom dog status and should not aspire to anything more.

and, i think defining "boss" might be a good idea. harriet's about as bossy as they come. elliott lets her get away with a hell of a lot of BS, but when it suits him, he will put his paw down and tell her Enough.

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
A senior dog of any size is at risk of being harassed by younger, more playful, more active dogs. Whether or not it's going to work out is situational.

You've been peeking in my livingroom windows again, haven't you? Sam (3 weeks shy of 14 years, 45 lbs) is getting quite fed up with Ranger (8 years, 45 lbs) nose-poking the bejesus outta him. poke* *poke, poke (repeat ad infinitum) when all you want to do is play "this is my ball and you can't have it" can be aggravating, or so he tells me.

Mary H. and the Ames National Zoo: Regis, Sam-I-Am, Noah (1992-2001), Ranger, Duke,
felines, and finches
http://www.green-bean.com/bcrescue/dogimages/regular/817/ sable bc.jpg

Oh my. Make the white feet cream, remove the blaze, and switch the ears to rose-shaped, and that's a heck of a lot like Morag!

Neato! Do you have a picture of Morag in any similar poses to that sable?
Aside, would this'n be classified as a lurcher?
http://www.bcbordercollies.com/individual/shea.htm

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
Females IMO will always be boss over a male in a home situation.

Not this home ;-) That's why we'll have to be really careful if we were to ever bring in a girl dog for permanent residency. She'll have to be be content with bottom dog status and should not aspire to anything more.

Though it's funny how a dog's attitude can change when the right permanent *** is brought into the household.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
Neato! Do you have a picture of Morag in any similar poses to that sable?

I'll have to look- I think I do, because the pose made it obvious that the body type is similar.
Aside, would this'n be classified as a lurcher? http://www.bcbordercollies.com/individual/shea.htm

Yep! And I have to tell you- the description of Shea's personality made me chuckle. She may not look like Morag, but she obviously has a very similar personality- she'll need somebody who has a sense of humor and is NOT looking for the sort of compliance you get from Border Collies, 'cos it isn't going to happen with a lurcher. ;-)
Oh, and stealing food is a well-known lurcher trait.
Forgot to add: the part that made me laugh out loud was the bit about her opinion of herself as attractive, because of people stopping to pet her- that's Morag all over.
Though it's funny how a dog's attitude can change when the right permanent *** is brought into the household.

I wish! Of the parade of dogs that have been through the house (both male and female), Pan is the only one Khan was a complete butt-head towards. She was also the only one who ever attempted to hump him, put her head over his shoulders, etc. and they had to have a little "talk" at some point.
I felt bad for her, 'cause Khan was constantly playing 'It's mine, mine, ALL MINE!' I don't know if I took pictures of it, but it was not at all unusual to find him sitting with a pile of stuff (toys and chewies that he himself has no interest in) between his legs, glowering at her, while she stood a respectful distance away and whined. I had to tell him repeatedly to mind his own beeswax because he would go over to her when she's chewing or playing with a toy, and stare at her until she dropped the object and walked off, at which point he'd add it to his stash. With practically every other dog, he's actually allowed them to take stuff from right under his nose with no problems.
Suja
Yep! And I have to tell you- the description of Shea's personality made me chuckle. She may not look like ... looking for the sort of compliance you get from Border Collies, 'cos it isn't going to happen with a lurcher.

Sounds like Rocky, too.
Last weekend, I was out on the left coast for my mom's surprise birthday party. It turns out there was an agility trial, so I took my relatives out to see it on Sunday. The organiser, who I sort of know as a fellow judge, asked if I wanted to run his dog (a BC/Boxer) in one event.
It was "put up or shut up" time I had to perform in front of my family and a bunch of semi-strangers AND after an announcement "This is Matt, a judge from Calgary, running Pharoah!" I wish they had added "...Pharoah, a dog he doesn't know!"
Anyway, it went really well, and I had a great run (one of the only 2 clean rounds in that class). As you'd expect, Pharoah is a fast dog so I ran him just like I run Friday. I thought that it was pretty cool for someone to lend me his dog.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
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