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Do you have a Dog? If you have a dog, what kind of dog do you have? Was it from a store, breeder or pound? Moving into a new condo allows me to get a small to medium dog, but I can not find any local places that have Irish Terriers.

Also does Grand Rapids have a Dog Park? If not, do you think that Grand Rapids could develop a Dog Park?

*Note this is a replacement thread and after talking to Neo, this approach is more acceptable than saying that I am looking for an Irish Terrier since that just might could lead to advertising.

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Oh, my! Let me be the first to reply to this thread; a subject dear to my heart.

I own a six-year old Boston Terrier, "Jackie." I named her after Jackie Kennedy; the epitome of style and grace. We got her from Vicki's Pet Connection; a local non-profit rescue outfit. Jackie is the queen of my heart and the commander of my husband's soul, who obeys her every soulful request.

I often take Jackie to a dog park near here. You can read about it here:

http://www.rapidgrowthmedia.com/features/dogpark.aspx

There is another dog park in Kent County, Shaggy Pines, which is very nice but far, far away from central G.R. I'd much rather walk to a park than drive many miles to get to one. Shaggy Pines is only "nearby" to people in Ada.

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I have two dogs actually, one Border Collie who we found at the Animal Shelter, and one Mixed breed horse-dog :P who we found at the Human Society in Walker when she was a pup. I'll have to find my photos of them.

My childhood dog was also a mixed breed dog, but she was medium-sized, all white fur, and was a great dog. She wasn't very socialized, but she was very sincere and kind to us, and when you are a kid thats all that matters ;)

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Do you have a Dog? If you have a dog, what kind of dog do you have? Was it from a store, breeder or pound? Moving into a new condo allows me to get a small to medium dog, but I can not find any local places that have Irish Terriers.

Also does Grand Rapids have a Dog Park? If not, do you think that Grand Rapids could develop a Dog Park?

*Note this is a replacement thread and after talking to Neo, this approach is more acceptable than saying that I am looking for an Irish Terrier since that just might could lead to advertising.

Michaelskis, I sent you a PM about this if you haven't checked your messages.

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Does anyone have a King Charles Spaniel? What can you tell me? How about other medium size dogs?

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King Charles Spaniel?

Whenever I see those dogs I think of Elizabeth Taylor.

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I'm picking up this cutie on Saturday August 12th. A female Cocker Spaniel we are going to name Molly.

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She's only 2 weeks old in those pictures. Her eyes aren't even open yet.

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I have a small (60 pound) one-year-old lab. She spends her days here at the garden center with me and all evening long tries to keep up with the five kids at home. Not a bad life!

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I'm picking up this cutie on Saturday August 12th. A female Cocker Spaniel we are going to name Molly.

She's only 2 weeks old in those pictures. Her eyes aren't even open yet.

I think that your new dog wants to be a cheer leader. :yahoo:

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I used to have an Akita, but I think a 120 lb. dog might be a tad bit much for a condo . . .hee hee . . . .

those little dogs that look like Toto are darling . . . .don't get a yappy one or you will drive your neighbors NUTS.

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I don't have one, but the Ms has a samoyed. Easily the most obedient dog I have ever come accross.

My family saved a Beagle that was drenched in motor oil + gasoline and set on fire, possibly run'd over, and left for dead. His coat was washed and he cleaned very nicely with minimal battle scares. What a fighter if you ask me. It was scared of everything. I remember the Beagle being terrified of our little black kitten. We eventually found it a great home at a rehab place somewhere in Ionia or Montcalm.

It's friggin true, dogs are truely man's best friend. Dogs can be shot and set on fire and still be your best friend.

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Do you have a Dog? If you have a dog, what kind of dog do you have? Was it from a store, breeder or pound? Moving into a new condo allows me to get a small to medium dog, but I can not find any local places that have Irish Terriers.

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Puppy mill horror stories abound, especially with "designer dogs." How about seeing who's at the Humane Society?

(I'm a cat person. Self-cleaning, affectionate, don't need to be walked, can be left for a couple days, don't tear up the place or make a lot of noise.)

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We have a boxer/german shorthair/some other stuff. she was a rescue from a Newaygo-based outfit called Lake Haven Humane Society.

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Sadly, we had to put down our ten year old Shar-pei on Wednesday. I miss my little wrinkly dog!!! :(

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Sadly, we had to put down our ten year old Shar-pei on Wednesday. I miss my little wrinkly dog!!! :(

I'm sorry to hear that :(

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Sadly, we had to put down our ten year old Shar-pei on Wednesday. I miss my little wrinkly dog!!! :(

sorry to hear that Nitro. :cry:

In my life I've had to have 4 dogs put down and it is never easy. Some people myself included believe that is the last kind act we do for our dogs.

I hope you get another one sometime in the future.

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I'm picking up this cutie on Saturday August 12th. A female Cocker Spaniel we are going to name Molly.

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She's only 2 weeks old in those pictures. Her eyes aren't even open yet.

Adorable! Post updated photos when you get her, okay?

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those little dogs that look like Toto are darling

Those are Cairn Terriers - my mom had one for 13 years - had to be put down last summer. (Sorry to hear about your Shar Pei, Nitro) They love to bark, are strong-willed little buggers - at least hers was! Their main purpose as a breed way back in the day was to root out vermin in stacks of rocks called Cairns. This can play out in today's Cairn like this - dog puts ball under couch or other furniture and barks incessantly until you get it out. Fun game!

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This can play out in today's Cairn like this - dog puts ball under couch or other furniture and barks incessantly until you get it out. Fun game!

That made me laugh out loud.

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I'm picking up this cutie on Saturday August 12th. A female Cocker Spaniel we are going to name Molly.

7806003.jpg

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She's only 2 weeks old in those pictures. Her eyes aren't even open yet.

Too cute! What a little doll! Congratulations!

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I checked around and I was shocked as to how much breeders what for Irish Terrier Puppies (as much as $1000). I mean come-on, I am looking for a pet... not the next winner of the Westminster Dog Show!

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I checked around and I was shocked as to how much breeders what for Irish Terrier Puppies (as much as $1000). I mean come-on, I am looking for a pet... not the next winner of the Westminster Dog Show!

Try buying an English Bull Dog pup. My buddy just unloaded about $1,300 for one. They go up from there.

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Try buying an English Bull Dog pup. My buddy just unloaded about $1,300 for one. They go up from there.

I think a buddy of mine just spent the same. And I have to say, it's the best dog ever. Completely lazy. None of this going at 100mph 24 hours a day crap :). I'm not sure I've heard it bark either....

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I checked around and I was shocked as to how much breeders what for Irish Terrier Puppies (as much as $1000). I mean come-on, I am looking for a pet... not the next winner of the Westminster Dog Show!

If you tell them you plan on getting it fixed and don't plan to show or breed you can get a discount sometimes.

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Adorable! Post updated photos when you get her, okay?

Updated photos? Here are some from the woman who owns her mother. I apologize for the lower quality pictures, but I didn't take them. The picture on the lower right is the closest to her color. Age 4 weeks in these pictures.

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I think she looks like a Buffalo in this picture.

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