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A Discussion of the Lakeland Terrier Part 1

A Discussion of the Lakeland Terrier Part 1

A breed presentation of Lakeland Terriers by Pat Peters, Kilfel Lakelands. Clip 1 of 5.

About Pat Peters
Breed, exhibited, or sold over 50 Champion Lakeland Terriers. Her kennel has provided stud services and foundation stock to many of today’s current top Lakeland Terriers in the US, Canada and Overseas. Patti purchased her first Lakeland in 1969. One of her greatest successes came in 1987 when her homebred Ch. Kilfel Pointe of View, known as “Flirt”, went Best In Show at Devon, followed the next day by capturing Best In Show at the famous all Terrier show, Montgomery County Kennel Club. Flirt followed up her show career by producing 9 champion offspring, which has tied her as the Top Producing Dam in breed history to date.

Ch Northcote Delzar Serious Riot, the 2004 BIS winner at Montgomery County K.C., descended from her line. Patti has participated actively in the US Lakeland Terrier Club, serving not only on the Board of Directors but twice as President. For over 20 years, readers of the AKC Gazette enjoyed her regular Lakeland Terrier Columns. She co-chaired the comittee to conform the US Lakeland Terrier Standard to AKC guidelines, and helped edit and illustrate the “Lakeland Terrier Illustrated Standard”, put out by the US Lakeland Terrier Club.

Patti’s extensive knowledge of dogs is in part result of working as a licensed veterinary technician for 30 years, well as working for the great professional handlers Thomas Gately, William Traynor, and Peter Green. In addition to her proven success as a breeder, Patti is widely respected for her talents as an artist and sculptor, with her work often exhibited as trophies at specialty shows or as fund raising items.

About this video – A personal note from Terri Alloway of Northcote Lakeland Terriers
When I was asked to present a breed seminar on Lakeland Terriers to the Central Ontario Judges Study Group in May of 2007, I knew that it was an opportunity of a lifetime to support and encourage the Judges in their education and appreciation of our breed. I also knew there was someone far more knowledgeable and capable than me! When Pat Peters accepted the invitation to come to Canada, I decided to create an event that would be an investment in the future of the Lakeland Terrier breed.

It is not often that judges, breeders and exhibitors can personally interact with someone of Patti’s expertise and knowledge. Recognizing that this event would be of great interest to others, we decided to film both of Patti’s presentations and make them available to Judges and fanciers across North America. Response to the event brought fanciers from across Canada and the United States. In addition to the educational content of the seminar, the opportunity to meet other breeders and enjoy some relaxed time together was an added enticement!

A very relaxed, hands-on trimming session was held the second day and some time was also spent evaluating three litters and several adolescent dogs. It is my hope that this DVD will become a tool that will mentor breeders and educate judges both now, and in the future. I trust that this presentation will not only be a lasting tribute to the generations of breeders who have made Lakeland Terriers what they are today, but will also encourage the passion of future breeders in their commitment to preserve and protect the Lakeland Terrier breed.

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Roxy’s Limp

Roxy's Limp

This is Roxy my 1 yr Olde English Bulldog. She had an accident in April which resulted in a soft tissue injury. She has been doing laser therapy and coping with anti-inflammatories. When she plays she ends up with a severe limp that won’t let her walk. She needs an MRI that will identify the injury so she can have the right treatment. The cost is around 00 plus whatever the surgery will be. We can’t afford both and would really like our girl to have a chance at a normal life, where she can run, jump, and fetch.

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Neurological Disease. Cerebellar Ataxia in an older poodle

Neurological Disease.  Cerebellar Ataxia in an older poodle

A 6-year-old female spayed poodle started shivering continuously. The first vet prescribed glucosamine while the second vet advised CT scans as the head and body tremors got worse. The cost of scan is around ,000. The dog stopped eating and the owner contacted Dr Sing Kong Yuen at Toa Payoh Vets as his other poodle was treated successfully for a bladder stone surgery in 2009 and is still alive.

Owing to financial constraints, I do not advise CT scans or CSF analysis. A blood test shows bacterial infection and elevated liver enzymes . No blood tests were done by the first 2 vets. Treatment with antibiotics, prednisolone, neurobion tablets and prescription diet (liver) for around 8 weeks. The dog recovered fully around 6 weeks after onset of symptoms and is normal as at Nov 9, 2013 in my follow up.

The actual cause of this ataxia is unknown. In my 40 years of small animal practice, I have not encountered another similar case and the video is useful in showing the symptoms. Dr Sing Kong Yuen of Toa Payoh Vets, Singapore.

Cerebellar ataxia in the older dog is a rare case in Singapore. It has many causes and diagnosis may not be possible except during necropsy. More laboratory tests including MRI is recommended but these tests cost a few thousand dollars. A CT scan in Singapore is said to cost ,500 – ,000.

Cerebellar Ataxia 1/2 shows the signs and symptoms of cerebellar ataxia, a rare case in dogs seen at Toa Payoh Vets. The dog is on medication as at Sep 30, 2013 and the tremors have decreased in intensity and frequency. The owner is happy that she has started to eat and is very hungry owing to medication.

Part 2 of Cerebellar Ataxia may be produced a few months later to follow up on the progress of this dog.

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California Ranked First in Fatal Dog Attacks

It may surprise you that California is ranked first in the nation in fatal dog attacks. Insurers nationwide pay out over $ 1 billion in claims related to dog bites annually. One-third of the money paid out through homeowners’ liability claims are related to dog attacks.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Michigan Association of Insurance Agents and the U.S. Postal Service compiled a startling array of statistics about dog attacks. Here are some of the results:

– There are approximately 4.7 million dog bites per year nationwide.
– The number of dog bites requiring medical attention has increased 15 times faster than the increase in dog ownership.
– There are more than 850,000 dog bites requiring medical attention in the U.S. yearly.
– In a twelve-month period from 1995 to 1996, at least 25 people in the U.S. have died from dog attacks, 20 of whom were children.
– Letter carriers suffer about 3,000 bites annually as they deliver the mail.

These alarming conclusions show that this is a problem that is getting worse, not better. Victims of dog bite attacks can sustain painful and life-altering injuries, including deep skin wounds, loss of fingers, infections and scarring. Dogs that are prone to attack are a liability and the owners need to be held responsible for them.

Children Most Often Victims
Children are most often the victims of serious dog attacks for several reasons. They are boisterous, loud and make unpredictable movements that can scare dogs. And what a child might see as an expression of love – a simple hug- can be an explicit threat to the animal.

The Most Vicious Breeds
In the period from 1979 to 1996, there were 154 reported fatal dog attacks. Five breeds accounted for two-thirds of those attacks. Those breeds, in order of the most fatalities, are: Pit Bull, Rottweiler, German Shepherd, Husky, Alaskan Malamute. Pit Bulls were responsible for twice as many fatal attacks as any other breed and over half of all fatal attacks. We have handled more cases involving Rottweilers than any other breed.

California Law
California Civil Code Section 3342

It is not necessary for the Plaintiff, in a California case, to prove that the dog was known to be vicious or had a propensity to bite. One bite is alone sufficient to support liability. Under California law, all the Plaintiff (injured person) must prove to recover for a dog bite injury, is:
– The defendant owned the dog
– The dog bit the Plaintiff
– The Plaintiff was lawfully on the premises where the bite took place
– The bite caused the Plaintiff injuries

Most Important

The most important aspect of prosecuting a dog attack case is to secure evidence as quickly as possible. We have our investigator on the scene, usually within an hour of notification, in order to gather and preserve evidence. The best evidence that we seek to obtain immediately is the identity of the dog and its owner, photographs of the dog, identity of witnesses, witness statements, and photographs of the injuries and location of the attack.

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Thor, our crazy German Shepherd.

Thor, our crazy German Shepherd.

Thor is an 8 month old GSD puppy. We just adopted him two weeks ago from the shelter. He does this silly thing where he likes to play with his tail. I finally was able to capture it on video.

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How To Raise A Rottweiler Rescue Dog

So you have decided to help out a poor animal and take on a Rottweiler rescue dog. Good for you! Once you get your new dog settled it he should be fine and there should be years and years of joy and happiness for you and your new dog. It takes a lot to agree to give a home to a Rottweiler rescue dog so you are to be congratulated for taking the time and effort to be humane to an animal that has been treated inhumanely in the past.

It is a shame but the Rottweiler is sometimes exploited for its aggressive nature and trained to be overly aggressive and a danger to people. Unfortunately these Rottweilers cannot be given new homes and are destroyed when it is determined that their behavior cannot be changed. So while it is a tragedy that this happens it is also a relief to you to know that your Rottweiler is not predisposed to being dangerous at all.

As soon as you get your Rottweiler rescue dog home you are going to need good advice on how to train your dog and get it used to your home. Your vet is a great resource for this advice and if there is something your vet feels like that cannot answer for you then they may get you the information for contacting a reputable Rottweiler breeder who can help you with your questions.

Your vet may be able to get you contact information for a reputable Rottweiler breeder who can also help you with advice on how you can train your new dog and what you need to do to get it used to its new home.

If your new dog is not housebroken then it is okay to use the crate method as long as you do it properly and always use positive reinforcement and never keep the dog in the crate when you are home.

A slow and steady approach is the right way to deal with your Rottweiler rescue dog. Your dog has been through a lot and Rottweilers are extremely intelligent and they tend to not forget abuse or being abandoned. It is up to you to show your new dog that it is home now and that it is safe from all of the problems it had in the past. Remember that their nature is to be aggressive so be steady with them but always be positive.

It is great to give an abused or abandoned dog a second chance at life and your Rottweiler rescue dog appreciates what you are doing for it. Never punish your Rottweiler as it can sometimes confuse punishment with aggression and may start to respond in kind.

Always praise the dog for the things it does right and always be positive with your Rottweiler. A Rottweiler can be a wonderful pet if it is just given a fair chance.

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Steering Clear Of A Fake Siberian Husky Breeder

A good Siberian Husky breeder will be listed with a national breeder registry. You can expect advice and care instructions from a good Siberian Husky breeder. A reputable Siberian Husky breeder will offer free pet insurance.

The relationship between breeder and owner is very important so when you decide it is time to get a Siberian Husky for a pet you want to be sure to choose a reputable Siberian Husky breeder. There are ways to check and see if you are getting a reputable Siberian Husky breeder and those ways are simple to follow. It is really important when you consider that if you do not check out your breeder you could be asking for years of problems with your pet and you do not want to put your family through that.

All good breeders are listed with a national breeder registry and subscribe to the breeding standards of that registry. Breeding standards are developed through years of experience and research and if you are talking to a breeder that does not subscribe to a standard then you may be talking to a fake Siberian Husky breeder and that is not what you want to be doing.

One of the more important relationships in the life of your dog is the relationship between you and the breeder.

Talk to your prospective Siberian Husky breeders and see what their feelings are about offering you support and advice after the sale is over. If the breeder you are talking to does not like to offer post sale advice or does not seem to keen on the concept of being involved in your dog’s life after the sale is over then deal with a different breeder.

Any reputable breeder wants to give your dog the best chance at good health and the way they help with that is to make sure all new owners leave with care and feeding instructions with their new dog. They will also make sure that you get a sample of your dog’s food so that you know what to feed it. If you are talking to a breeder that does not offer those services then you are not talking to a very good breeder.

It is not unusual for insurance companies to offer new owners free pet insurance for six weeks after the sale is complete. This is usually offered only through a very reputable Siberian Husky breeder. The insurance company hopes you like the insurance enough to keep it and pay for it after the trial period. If your breeder does not offer free pet insurance then that may be a sign that you want to move on to a new breeder.

Choosing a Siberian Husky breeder is extremely important and a decision you will be living with for many years to come. So take your time and do your research and make sure you weed out the fake breeders so that you do not make the mistake of getting your new pet from someone who has no idea how to properly breed and raise these beautiful animals. A good breeder can make all the difference so take your time and make the absolute right choice.

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Weilbaecher said the sexual battery charge was the catalyst for the rest of the investigation of Peralta. That probe also has resulted in a charge in St. Tammany Parish that Peralta stalked Schaefer. He has denied stalking her.

Discussing the possibility that a new grand jury indictment could supersede the charges already on the table, Foil said that means I’m off the case.

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Unless the bench appoints me to the next one, HP 448007-001 Battery Foil said. Foil was appointed to the case by the state Supreme Court after all five state judges in St. Bernard recused themselves.

Beverly Hamburg is on her third iPad, owns an iPhone, MacBook Air and subscribes to Apple TV. She texts to order refill prescriptions, posts on Instagram, and chats on Viber to stay connected to her four grandchildren who live here — all at the comfort of her home in Montreal. You can say she is tech savvy.

While younger people are typically the experts of high-tech gadgets and gizmos, compared to their older compatriots who as a group continue to lag behind in adopting new technology, an increasing number of elders like Hamburg, a seventy-something, are interested and involved in using technologies that allow them to stay more connected socially, with family and friends. HP HSTNN-LB33 Battery

I cannot live without it, from group chats to news to shopping and research, says Hamburg, who adds she is always connected to at least one of her devices.

As today’s boomer population get older and grayer, and approach retirement, the market for technology to monitor their health, transition into active retirement and support them in thriving and being independent, rather than in some institution — businesses are realizing the 50+ demographic — which has at times been overlooked when it comes to the marketing of new technologies, is actually a goldmine HP EliteBook 6930p Battery of active and potential tech consumers.

Tech that enables independent living is relatively new. In many ways it is at a similar stage to the computer industry in the late ’80s and early ’90s, says Jody Holtzman senior vice president of thought leadership at AARP.


Worldwide revenue generated by home healthcare devices and associated services are expected to soar to $ 12.6 billion in 2018, up 121% from $ 5.7 billion in 2013, according to numbers released by market researcher IHS. HP EliteBook 8440p Battery

Companies nationwide are tapping into market opportunities pegged connected aging, a term in which the growing array of Internet-based technologies and mobile devices will increasingly support older adults to age in place by taking well-known technology modalities, such as social networking, e-mailing and Internet browsing to address a comprehensive range of medical, health, HP EliteBook 8440w Battery social and functional needs — making them old people friendly.

The first thing that probably comes to mind is a phone with oversized buttons or an iPad for non-tech-savvy seniors, such as the $ 189 RealPad by AARP and Intel, which aims to make it easier to initiate video calls with their families and perform other tasks. But there are also very high-end devices — from a connected, all-terrain wheelchair to a smart cardigan that helps seniors in the fight against dementia. HP ProBook 6440b Battery There was even an entire section at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show dedicated to senior tech products and services specifically designed with senior living and care having a major presence with a host of rising solutions.

With technology changing daily and new gadgets quickly becoming a standard rather than a luxury in the most competitive senior living communities, the big conundrum for these vendors is providing technology that is drop-dead simple to use — doesn’t need a ton of charging or resetting, and has long-lasting battery charge. Here are some examples of products boomers (and beyond) HP ProBook 6450b Battery should look to purchase that may make their lives easier and more connected.


ActiveProtective airbag. For senior citizens, simply falling down can result in life-changing injuries. One device that may help seniors at high risk for falls is the ActiveProtective airbag, a wearable airbag much like a regular belt, HP ProBook 6540b Battery but worn on the outside of the clothing, that deploys and inflates into an airbag shield in the event of a fall.

If the device detects that the person is falling, an airbag pops open before the the person hits the ground, cushioning the fall. Using 3-D motion sensors, the garment is capable of mapping its wearer’s daily activities and is then able to determine if an activity deviates from normal. If an accident does occur, the garment will send out a call for help.The product has been conceptualized with commercialization planned for the end of 2016. HP ProBook 6545b Battery

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O belo Fox Terrier pelo liso. The amazing Smooth Fox terrier.

O belo Fox Terrier pelo liso. The amazing Smooth Fox terrier.

é um cão cuja raça foi desenvolvida através de cruzamentos entre os dachhunds, os english hounds e posteriormente, os fox hounds e os beagles. É um dos mais antigos terriers deste tipo, oriundo do Reino Unido no século XVII. Eram cães usados por fazendeiros para caçar as raposas e os ratos, que destruiam suas lavouras, no subsolo e nas tocas destes animais. Por anos, os de pelo liso e de pelo duro – produzido para ser menos vulnerável que seu parente – foram considerados como exemplares da mesma raça. Em sua terra natal teve seu primeiro padrão estabelecido em 1876, já separado do outro, embora ainda considerados apenas variedades. Em 1885, foram separados definitivamente, quando já chegados aos Estados Unidos.

Fisicamente é um animal musculoso, que pode atingir os 8 kg, cuja pelagem varia em três colorações, dura e forte. Dito cheio de energia, brincalhão e impulsivo, tem seu adestramento classificado como difícil e é considerado bom para o campo, onde pode exercitar-se com frequência.


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Mastiff Dog Breed Health And Care Tips And Advice

Mastiff dogs, surprisingly, don’t need much more than the average dog but just like any other breed of dog, they want and need lots of love and patience. Mastiffs, whether they are the English, the Magnificent American Bandogge or even the Brazilian are loving and trustworthy companions. They are “inside the home” dogs, not backyard dogs. They need social companionship, and want to be treated as members of the house. Without this social interaction with family members, they can be prone to social problems.

A big household is best, but they can be happy and healthy in a smaller home as long as they can get out for enough exercise. They tend to be very well behaved in the home, but you need to lookout for the wagging tail that seems to be at just the perfect height to bash over the can of soda that just happens to be on the nightstand or table. Generally, fully-grown Mastiffs are not prone to stealing food off the table or other such indiscretions; although you may need to pay attention while they are motionless .

Overall, Mastiffs do not bark a lot. They frequently seem totally unaware of what is going on around them, however they are in fact paying close attention to what is typical and what is not. When they notice something not quite well, they will sit up at attention to check stuff out. They may bark if they hear an something strange from outside, or if someone comes to the door.

Once you acknowledge the person as being friendly, your Mastiff will as well. If your Mastiff is apprehensive around someone, there may be a good cause for it that your dog can sense. Mastiffs are not purely guard dogs, but they do pay attention to their environment. When let outside, they will frequently make their rounds around the yard to make sure everything is OK.

They become somewhat protective, and defensive of their people and home. Mastiffs are excellent dogs around kids, and seem to have an exceptional feeling of the fragility of young children. They are very tolerant of the abuse that young ones can inflict upon them, including ears, riding on them, tugging at the tails, etc. They will become protective of kids in the home; regularly wanting to put themselves between offspring and strangers that may come to visit. They will never deliberately hurt a child, but because of size you do need to be cautious with little ones that may get bumped by a Mastiff walking by, or swatted by a mastiff’s wagging tail.

Mastiffs are expensive to raise and maintain. While they don’t eat as much as you may believe for such a great dog, they do eat a lot of food, usually because they are gaining up to five of mass per week. A Mastiff may go through 40 to 80 lbs of dog food in a month. Mastiffs are also more expensive when it comes to and health costs.

Most treatment and dosages are based on the mass of the dog, and Mastiff’s are the heaviest type of dog. Also, not everyone is equipped to treat a Mastiff. You need to take into account the size of medical gear, understanding of giant breeds expressly in regards to anesthesia, and even the requirements for sufficient personnel to move a wounded 200 lb Mastiff onto a surgical or x-ray table.

A Mastiff is not for just anyone, due both to its size and its need to be an active member of your household. Owning a Mastiff is a big responsibility, but it will reward you a million times over with its love and affection.