Domestic shorthair and lynx/wildcat mix
As for the cat, I have no Idea
>black lab best lab
She's a good girl. Once she is old and only has a few years left I think I'll get a german shepherd though. I wish my lab was more aggressive.
>tfw no matter how strong and loyal, your battle dog will be completely useless in a real battle / shtf
Klaus, circa last year, spring. Currently laying on my couch behind me.
No way, labs are meant to be calm and collect. My GSD in OP gets antsy in certain situations from sheer protection instinct alone, which I for some reason just can't train out of him.
You can't train that out of them. You have to focus it in an acceptable way.
My GSD wanted to be a spastic faggot. Now he either stands between me and whatever, stands between my legs if I'm acting on the situation, or just sits there with the tip of his tail going at least 800 miles an hour while making just barely perceptible whining noises because I told him to stay.
>implying this isn't the best dog for shtf
I feel like that is a good feature and not a negative, though. I guess I just want a guard dog. I grew up with german shepherds and love the fact that I used one as a pillow for my first 10 years of life yet even if my own father did a finger-gun gesture towards anyone she would bite the fuck out of him, cause she was trained to do so. My lab is submissive as fuck and will lay on her back and let other dogs smell her while she pisses on herself, but that is probably because her mom beat the shit out of her in her first 8 weeks because she was the rebellious one of the litter.
Mine is sort of the same way, he loves people. Though I can leave my front door and gate open and he won't walk away, even if someone else is walking by. Hell, he'll run into the back yard to bark where it's safe.
But if he's on a leash he wants to play with everything and anything ever.
>implying having an animal that can smell scents far beyond the reach of the human nose, track said scents for miles, attack people in ways most aren't readily expecting, or keep an eye on you while you're either incapacitated or asleep is a useless notion
Yeah. Klaus didn't socialize as much as he probably should have so he wants to play and be around other dogs. Unfortunately he comes off "aggressive" to other dog owners because he's 80 pounds and wants to run around. Since, ya know, his dog brain hasn't realized he's seven now with a bad back.
When I work in the front yard he'll just lay on the front porch or where ever I direct him. He likes to heard cats though and will go nuts until I give him a forget it command.
Fuckin' GSD's, man. He was just running and whining in his sleep. But I think he caught whatever he was chasing because he stopped. With his head hanging off the cushion and tongue draped out of his mouth.
7 with a bad back already? Injury?
If not, make sure you always buy a working blood line, not anything that has AKC anywhere near it. That automatically equals fucked up hips and shitty dog cancer in many cases.
Hips are fine, all back. Initial injury started before I was around. Secondary injury probably occurred in one of the two incidents he defended me from attack.
So, he's earned his steak with me. Once he's immobile I'll have to consider his quality of life and some other stuff. He has been an excellent companion though.
He normally doesn't whine, I was kind of amused by it. He woke himself up and looked around like "What the fuck?" Then looked at me, and I just kind of looked at him, then he laid his head down again.
Ha, sounds annoying. He usually will like, twitch at most. This time though he was like whining, breathing all heavy, and all his feet were goin'.
I wonder if he could hear me order "Kill it!" which is the crush the neck and rip it back and forth command.
Sounds like you've trained him well, nice job.
oh but of course. Here is the shit head at about 3 months old.
Yeah, he's a good dog. He can't hardly get his his back legs off the ground anymore, so I'd question his success of a man-take down, but he'll still go for low arms, or legs that he can get his teeth on. Reminds me of that country song though "I ain't as good as I once was, but I'm as good once, as I ever was"
I think he has a few more left in him if I absolutely needed to. But, he's proven his mettel to me before, so as he gets older he'll get more-and-more easy street.
I feel bad for his back, but that's the price he paid for the pack. And by pack, I mean me. He stopped me from getting my shit torn up.
Battle corgi night patrol.. for roo poo to roll in.
I have the opposite... I need to explain he's my camping buddy and it makes life easier.
Funny people think corgis can do more than hurding cattle and The Queen :)
very loyal, but they have ants pants and need to patrol the surroundings in between naps. They can be nippy and defensive with little dog syndrome. Mind you, he shat himself once he saw his first real roo whilst "patrolling". Made my day not his.
When is little legs give way, the vest is great in that I can rig him up to mine and give him a break. Being only 17kg he doesn't kill me either. can't recommend the Signiture K9 harness enough. only $100 US too
Doesn't sound much different than Klaus. He likes to patrol, in fact, he has to. It's his job to insure perimeter integrity, and he does well at it.
I hear that dogs with longer midriffs with shorter legs usually suffer from specific health concerns, you know anything about that?
it is comforting to have a dog looking around, and being happy to do so even if its just while you're pottering around the backyard :)
obesity is the biggest concern, as the extra weight will put strains on joints that aready have to deal with an unusual setup. kinda a downward spiral from there as the Vet tells me. Apart from that, nothing more or less than other breeds
Corgis were originally bred for cattle hearding. Being so low they can dodge backward kicks or roll as required.
they're also a pain to tell if they're sitting or not... lol
Oh, God. I just fucking laughed at thinking that at some point someone was like. "These cattle dogs, have to be able to roll with the punches" and then they made a Corgi which could barrel roll the momentum of a bovine kick. Outstanding.
Good to know though, obesity tends to be an issue for most dogs as I understand it. Maybe one day, I'll get a Corg. Be easier than carting Klaus all over tarnation now that I don't have a truck/SUV.
Klaus looks (and sounds) like a great boy. mind you... I hope you don't have to get him round in a small 2 door, I could see some comedy in that.
Corgis are built like the Welsh haha
You too, buddy. I'll probably be taking Klaus to "The Reserve" later today. It's this open area at the outskirts of this new place I'm in everyone keeps telling me about. Perhaps I'll snap some pics for another time. Have a good one, AusFriend.
This little bugger pissed on my bed last night.
He may be short, but he fucks bitches 5 times his size...
Its been years since I had a good solid dog. I mostly spend my time in the desert now and I love Husky's but they wouldn't be suited to that climate. What's a good breed of dog that can stand 110+ temps for half the year? I'd keep them out of the heat as much as possible but when I prospect and scave its kind of hard to not be in that heat.
I'm allergy to some breeds but I don't know if I am to those. Are there any that are better suited to people with allergies? Dane's might be in my realm of possibility. Labs though are cute and fun.
Damn I love these little bastards
Left: Pepper, 11 y/o, has killed a woodchuck twice has size by snapping its neck and shaking it to death. Has survived an infection causing him to lose all but 1 canine tooth, is still fast enough to catch tree frogs and kill them, along with squirrils
Right: New pup, Pippin, 2y/o, fast enough to catch fucking pidgeons in our back yard, crazy blood lust.
Both have been known to flush fucking deer. Pep came back from it once with a mouth full of fur.
Pip has been fast enough to catch fucking chipmunks.
I love these fucking guys.
>tfw when rescued battle buddy from farmer who wanted to drown him in a bag with his brothers et sisters
>tfw when take care of him all his life
>he gets hit by a truck, and survives, but becomes a little crazy afterwards
>he was super violent around other people when we were outside with him, but for some reason he was submissive when we weren't around
>tfw we have to put him down because some autist 240 pound 9-year-old walked into our house without knocking and almost got attacked
We literally only have five neighbors and we STILL had to euthanize him because of this crap.
This is Achilles as photographed by a potato.
And this is Achilles sleeping, with aural early warning system fully engaged.
>tfw i had to get rid of both my battle buddies
>tfw never get to have a badger buddy
Had 2 Australian Shepard that had to stay at my moms, but because they chased her horses, because no one but me would actually play with them when I was there, she got rid of them. And this was a few years apart. Both of them where the best, and wouldnt leave my side for anything.
Also, Wish I could have a typhlosion as a battle buddy.
Only have a pic of one of them. She is too fucking adorable.
This is my battle buddy.
A Dane, who are often referred to as "Gentle Giants."
Dozer fits that description well, big, happy, and affectionate - he thinks he's a lap dog.
He'll bark at people to let us know they're there, but I've never heard him growl at anyone.
>be my mom taking Dozer out for a walk through a trail in the back 40 and down a dirt road just behind it.
>hear someone yelling from a house when she comes out of the woods onto the dirt road.
>Shrug, sounds like some dude arguing on the phone. No one else is yelling.
>She goes about her walk heading away from the house.
>Dozer's ears, tongue and jowls flopping along as he trots.
>Heads back to the trail when they're done.
>Still hear the yelling.
>Walk to the end of that house's drive.
>See a man screaming at a little boy. He's 6 or 8.
>The little boy has his face buried in a baseball mitt. Sobbing.
This dude has been literally screaming at his child for something like 15 minutes because he can't yet throw a baseball.
>Motherly instincts kick in
"Hey! Quit yelling at that kid! He isn't gonna be Nolan Ryan /today./"
>Dozer pants and wanders around. Totally uninterested.
>Dude tells my mom to get off his property
>She isn't on his property and tells him so.
>Small town so mom knows this dude and his family.
>delivers burn about how his mother would feel about the way he's talking to her grandson.
>Dozer still flopping his extra skin around and looking like the dumb oaf that he is.
>Dude takes one step toward my mother.
>One Fucking Step.
Oh Shit nigger.
Dozer goes from "I have too much skin on my face and can't see properly" straight to code "bitch you better not."
>Ears back, teeth barred, snarling like a fucking trained attack dog.
>Mom looks sideways at Dozer, in shock.
"Go ahead. Take another step. I've never seen him do that before."
I was so proud of my boy when I heard this story. I never thought he had the perception to recognize a threat.
Working lines are prone to hip dysplacia as well.
The BEST GSDs, which are also the most expensive, are either German born or US born with German parents that have certification against hereditary displacia. My old working line did, as does my current show line.
Here he is helping chop wood last fall.
Aus shepherd is best shepherd.
TFW lurk these threads and i've never had a dog. Mostly because dad didn't want to take care of one, now that i'm an adult i'm too lazy/busy to take care of one. Maybe i can get a cat, they just kinda fuck off and are OK as long as you feed them and give them a place to shit.
hey i remember you from a thread a while ago, your house is 10/10 would NEET in.
Corgi's mix with anything. Google Corgi mixes and see. Pic related, GSD/Corgi mix. It's an adult. It will stay that cute forever.
She's a lot bigger now, don't have a recent picture because she's staying at my folks for a while
Is it a thing that all Corgs can balance stuff on their heads pretty well?
They can be a responsibility. Finding one that meshes with you and your lifestyle is key. If you decide to do that at all.
Not sure to be honest, I haven't tried to balance anything on his. They are obedient to a fault if you raise them right though, so I can see that.
Declawing is not good for cats at all, don't do it if you like your cat. And if you don't like your cat, why have a cat?
Anyway here's my dog, we have a cat too
Diablo Canyon about 15miles outside Santa Fe, New Mexico
Yeah dude, corgis can heart a mouse fart outside in a thunderstorm.
I'd love to hike around there. Looks nice.
If Oliver was a movie he'd be Oliver and Company... But it would be the /k/ version.
She still hasn't quite gotten the hang of not crossing the barrel, but she's happy to lie down next to me if I'm stalking out rabbits!
...which means you're familiar with the cast, indicating you've watched it before
Which means you're a hypocritical piece of shit
All of this is an aside from the fact that you're one of the worst tripfags we've got and you should go die
I miss her so damn much.
Love your pets /k/. Don't take your time with them for granted.
Solid meh. Shibe for the win. Dat sideways glare
I could make it into a sticker, patches take forever to sew out and i'd have to send it out to get digitized (Shit's complicated yo) so the machine knows where to put threads. Stickers are cheap and i have the shit to do it infront of me.
What about something like this?
can't do too much of the battling. he is 14.
where do you get one of these from
The second I am able to get myself another Australian Shepard, I want to get her a "plate carrier" vest
>Australian Shepard with Tactical Vest, and Red Bandana
>tfw my heart stops from cuteness
Now to have different divisions. That one guys Corg that bit the deer on the ankle and came back with durr furr in its mouth.
"12th Corgie Batt.
Stay low, Strike Hard"
Big Buster, currently bustin a chill on the bed behind me
> Scathing observations
> Missed preceding posts
I need to get one of the dog with one of my guns.
Wake up to /k/orgi patches! That's brilliant!
The harness can be found here at Ray Allen
For Ausfags like me, you'll need to search on ebay.
they only come in service/working dog size, so suits german shepards, blue heelers etc. I took a chance as the /k/orgi is so long. fits great and comes with molle to ensure the little butthead can carry his own kit
Josie, my Visalia.
I call her the Velcro dog. For obvious reason that she loves to cuddle.
My blue heeler/ Catahoula.
Hes only one and a half, but I already dread the day he makes that trip to Valhalla.
>TFW I had to give up my battle buddy when I moved to college.
>All I can do is remind myself that he'll be better off on a ranch than my tiny-ass apartment.
I miss him so much, but he's got goats and chickens to herd around now instead of being couped up all day. Can't wait to see him again :'(
same picure as usual.
Also, people saying battle dags are uselss, never owned a loyal dog. top kek.
Not him but you're goddamn right about that. Especially jack Russell terriers. I prefer dogs around 80-100 pounds myself but any dog that's loyal to a fault is truly mans best friend, I don't care if its only 10 ounces.