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hampshirebrit
08-07-2011, 06:44 AM
Came home yesterday. 8 week Hungarian Vizsla bitch, named Sabine.

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lacarnut
08-07-2011, 07:35 AM
Cute pup...she wants to get in your lap.

Bubba Dawg
08-07-2011, 08:31 AM
Nice pup Hamps. Not a breed I'm familiar with but she's a beautiful colour.

linda22003
08-07-2011, 08:45 AM
She looks a little worried. YOU should be looking worried, given the size of those paws. :p She's a cutie.

SarasotaRepub
08-07-2011, 10:31 AM
Awww...she does looked concerned. :p

She is a beaut Hamps. They are greyt dawgs, a guy I knew at the Sarasota Dog Park had 2 of them. Good luck with her!!!

SaintLouieWoman
08-07-2011, 11:53 AM
She's a beauty, Hamp. She'll grow into those paws. She's probably missing her mom and the other pups. I knew you would get her when you said that you already had her dog bowls before you went to check her out. :D

Speaking of dog bowls, I got a cute ceramic water dish for the "girls" yesterday. SR probably thought I was crazy---it's cute little pink dogs of all breeds on a white ceramic base. And it was reduced at the store to only $3. :eek:

hampshirebrit
08-07-2011, 01:13 PM
She's starting to settle a bit better now, after the first 24 hours.

Not much sleep last night (she howled for England), and much off-target peeing (fortunately on treated wood floors, so easy to get up). This puppy bidness is hard work.

As it happens, she has the same parents as another Hungarian Vizsla in my street, an 18 month old boy dog from the first litter. The owners, a really nice family, put me in contact with the breeder. They came over here to have a look-see this afternoon. Once she's had her jabs, the two siblings will get to meet.

Vizslas are gun-dogs, and like to be worked. They are also very loyal to their human families, very people focused and that already shows with Sabine. I'm hoping to hunt with her when she's old enough.

Rockntractor
08-07-2011, 01:15 PM
Make sure she gets lots of treats!:D

SaintLouieWoman
08-07-2011, 01:21 PM
She's starting to settle a bit better now, after the first 24 hours.

Not much sleep last night (she howled for England), and much off-target peeing (fortunately on treated wood floors, so easy to get up). This puppy bidness is hard work.

As it happens, she has the same parents as another Hungarian Vizsla in my street, an 18 month old boy dog from the first litter. The owners, a really nice family, put me in contact with the breeder. They came over here to have a look-see this afternoon. Once she's had her jabs, the two siblings will get to meet.

Vizslas are gun-dogs, and like to be worked. They are also very loyal to their human families, very people focused and that already shows with Sabine. I'm hoping to hunt with her when she's old enough.

Good luck with the gun dog thing. I'm sure you'll do better. Our no-good, but sweet, black greyhound Darlene won't even go outside if a firecracker goes off. I'd hate to see her if she heard real guns. :an:

SarasotaRepub
08-07-2011, 01:32 PM
Vizslas are gun-dogs, and like to be worked. They are also very loyal to their human families, very people focused and that already shows with Sabine. I'm hoping to hunt with her when she's old enough.

OMG!!!! PETAs worse nightmare. A "Slave" dog being taught to hunt for her human oppressor!!! :thumbsup:

AmPat
08-07-2011, 05:26 PM
Good luck with the gun dog thing. I'm sure you'll do better. Our no-good, but sweet, black greyhound Darlene won't even go outside if a firecracker goes off. I'd hate to see her if she heard real guns. :an:

My "fearless" dog "Thunder" is scared to death of ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Thunder.:(

SaintLouieWoman
08-07-2011, 06:32 PM
My "fearless" dog "Thunder" is scared to death of ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Thunder.:(

After the 4th of July, Darlene is now afraid of thunder, too. It's so weird, as she's the outgoing greyhound who runs up to everyone and wiggles her whole body when she gets excited.

Xena, the shy greyhound, isn't afraid of thunder or fireworks. But put a platic or paper bag on the floor and she runs away. Dogs, ya gotta love them. :D

SarasotaRepub
08-08-2011, 05:03 PM
MORE PUPPER PICS!!!!!!!!

:crowds:

hampshirebrit
08-08-2011, 05:36 PM
MORE PUPPER PICS!!!!!!!!

:crowds:

You want more ? :D

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Major improvement on the wee-wee front today, and so far this evening, not much howling at the moon,fingers crossed 'n'all.

Hawkgirl
08-08-2011, 06:07 PM
Wow! She is a beautiful! I love her coat color!

SaintLouieWoman
08-08-2011, 07:04 PM
Hamp love those latest pics. She's looking much more relaxed, especially love the head shot. What a darling!! You made a good choice.

SarasotaRepub
08-08-2011, 07:09 PM
Da cuteness is too much!!!!! :bravo:

hampshirebrit
08-10-2011, 09:49 AM
Da cuteness is too much!!!!! :bravo:

I'm totally smitten. She's working out so well. Totally quiet night last night, no howling. I took her shopping at lunch today to get her some new chew toys, also to go to the vet on a meet 'n' greet run ahead of this Friday's first proper visit.

I'm really starting to understand why HVs are so well regarded as a breed. The temperament and intelligence of these dogs is awesome.

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linda22003
08-10-2011, 09:57 AM
What a baaaaaby! :applause:

Molon Labe
08-10-2011, 11:47 AM
great pics.

Makes me want to get a puppy.....If I didn't have 3 dogs already.

djones520
08-10-2011, 01:16 PM
Nice dog.

Makes me sad, because we just tried with a puppy. Black lab/Blue Heeler mix. She was a good dog, but with the 3 year old, and an incoming baby, it was just the wrong time. Really sucked taking her back to the shelter.

hampshirebrit
08-10-2011, 01:20 PM
great pics.

Makes me want to get a puppy.....If I didn't have 3 dogs already.

This is my first dog. I've been wanting one for some time (heh, let's face it, for a long time). I always figured it'd be fairer on dear JennyCat to wait ... she'd had a bad run-in with a dog a long time ago that left marks.

Medium term goal is to get a kitten, but right now is clearly puppy time ... I have enough on my hands at the moment. :D:D

Starbuck
08-10-2011, 01:29 PM
Great dog! Nice pics.

But only a Brit would wear socks with sandals.

linda22003
08-10-2011, 02:07 PM
Great dog! Nice pics.

But only a Brit would wear socks with sandals.

Or really old men in Florida.

SarasotaRepub
08-10-2011, 08:50 PM
Or really old men in Florida.

HEY!!!!

I mean...YEAH!!!! :D

linda22003
08-11-2011, 07:43 AM
HEY!!!!

I mean...YEAH!!!! :D

I didn't know you counted yourself in that demographic, sorry. :)

Molon Labe
08-11-2011, 07:57 PM
This is my first dog. I've been wanting one for some time (heh, let's face it, for a long time). I always figured it'd be fairer on dear JennyCat to wait ... she'd had a bad run-in with a dog a long time ago that left marks.

Medium term goal is to get a kitten, but right now is clearly puppy time ... I have enough on my hands at the moment. :D:D

you still have JennyCat? Getting a young Puppy if you already have a cat is a good thing. Even if the cat never likes him and only tolerates him, they will get along much better. :)

SaintLouieWoman
08-12-2011, 08:22 AM
I didn't know you counted yourself in that demographic, sorry. :)

I can assure you the birthday boy doesn't wear socks with his sandals. :D But then it's rarely cold here, so there's no reason to do it.

hampshirebrit
08-12-2011, 09:45 AM
JennyCat died in March, sadly. She had a good innings at 14 years, but still miss her.

As to sandals AND socks, managing a pupper is going to lead to some fashion failures on my part ... it's inevitable.

Anyway, I have made some minor adjustments today, which are working out quite well. They address the style requirement (no socks OR sandals) and puppy happiness (the little bed under the table). The combination has the added benefit of keeping my bare feet warm. :D

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h281/hampshirebrit/7a1a4b42.jpg

SaintLouieWoman
08-12-2011, 09:57 AM
That looks like one contented pooch. And good point about the socks, haven't had a puppy for so long forget about those sharp little nails. Sadly with greyhound rescue the "pups" are very large when they're adopted.

SarasotaRepub
08-12-2011, 10:02 AM
Have you gotten her lots of toys yet??? :D

hampshirebrit
08-12-2011, 10:16 AM
Have you gotten her lots of toys yet??? :D

Yep, she has a rubber mallard duck that quacks quite convincingly when chewed, a long furry animal of unknown provenance (possibly a ferret, hard to be sure) that squeaks, and two Ruff'n'Tuffs (the black and yellow range). More on the way soon.

Off to the vets this evening for her first vaccinations and check-up.

Apache
08-13-2011, 12:00 AM
Seems she's settling well. Good job Hamps!:thumbsup:

Hawkgirl
08-14-2011, 12:29 PM
JennyCat died in March, sadly. She had a good innings at 14 years, but still miss her.

As to sandals AND socks, managing a pupper is going to lead to some fashion failures on my part ... it's inevitable.

Anyway, I have made some minor adjustments today, which are working out quite well. They address the style requirement (no socks OR sandals) and puppy happiness (the little bed under the table). The combination has the added benefit of keeping my bare feet warm. :D

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h281/hampshirebrit/7a1a4b42.jpg

Love her! as for the feet, not so much :cool:

bijou
08-14-2011, 02:27 PM
She's gorgeous. I am so jealous, I want a dog. Sadly work keeps me out of the house too many hours a day to get one. :(

Bubba Dawg
08-14-2011, 05:02 PM
Nice pics Hamps.

We just had a young female hound show up on our place this week. She had on a choke collar that was way too tight, to the point that you couldn't even get your finger under it. There was a length of cable hooked to it that looked like the dog had chewed it in two.

This dog is not going back to the owner if the sorry SOB shows up. She looks like a Blue Tick Hound.

This is what a blue tick hound looks like. http://www.jeremyperson.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/ATT5249162.jpg

SarasotaRepub
08-14-2011, 05:48 PM
Good on you Bubba!!!


Come on Hamp, more pics!!!! :D

hampshirebrit
08-14-2011, 07:56 PM
Good on you Bubba!!!


Come on Hamp, more pics!!!! :D

OK, here ya go. An object lesson in the unbelievably cute:

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Seriously, don't be fooled by the cuteness. Puppy-time is h-a-a-a-a-a-r-d work. I knew it was going to be and it doesn't disappoint.

It does do wonders for one's organisational skills, it must be said. Suddenly I've had to start planning every next move, where are my keys, which car shall I use and shall she come along for the ride, is the food-bowl clean, where's the food, where's the lead (and which lead, there are three now), do I have a pocket full of treats, and so on and so forth. It's f'ing complex. :D

This weekend, we have been learning not to shriek at mealtimes, and to deal with the fact that the alpha (me) always eats first. We are doing quite well. Tonight I not only cooked a nice meal in near silence but actually ate it in peace and quiet, too.

SarasotaRepub
08-14-2011, 08:09 PM
Very cute. I see she's training you nicely. :D:D

SaintLouieWoman
08-15-2011, 12:50 PM
Hamp, when you're finished training the pupper, want to come here and train our old dogs? :D

Darlene and Xena learn bad habits from each other. Maybe when she's trained you can start the UK version of the dog whisperer.

Whe's adorable and looks so innocent, sleeping in her open crate. :an: