Dachshund info please

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Dachshund info please

Post by DJKSyko » Mon, 05 May 2003 22:27:49



Hi, our mini doxie, Daisy will be 1 year old next week. She is still on puppy
food, 2 times a day to total about 3/4 cup a day. Almost out of puppy food,
time to gradually switch over to *** for her and cut down to 1 time a day,
and how much?  Having only Shelties, I am concerned for a smaller dogs weight.
She is about 12 pounds right now and I do not want to see her having weight
problems in the future.  Thanks.
 
 
 

Dachshund info please

Post by Doug Kante » Wed, 07 May 2003 02:08:07


How can a dog maintain a healthy weight if its legs are too short to do any
aerobic activity? What were dachshunds bred for, anyway?


Quote:
> Hi, our mini doxie, Daisy will be 1 year old next week. She is still on
puppy
> food, 2 times a day to total about 3/4 cup a day. Almost out of puppy
food,
> time to gradually switch over to *** for her and cut down to 1 time a
day,
> and how much?  Having only Shelties, I am concerned for a smaller dogs
weight.
> She is about 12 pounds right now and I do not want to see her having
weight
> problems in the future.  Thanks.

 
 
 

Dachshund info please

Post by DJKSyko » Wed, 07 May 2003 05:53:49


Are you kidding me?  They were bred in Germany for badger hunting underground.
That dog runs faster than my Sheltie.
 
 
 

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Post by Doug Kante » Wed, 07 May 2003 05:58:59



Quote:
> Are you kidding me?  They were bred in Germany for badger hunting
underground.
> That dog runs faster than my Sheltie.

I don't have a mental picture of a Sheltie, so this is meaningless. If you
had to shrink a purebred border collie by a certain percent to make it a
Sheltie, what would that pecentage be?
 
 
 

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Post by DJKSyko » Wed, 07 May 2003 06:26:43


Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) NOT related to Border Collie at all
 
 
 

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Post by Doug Kante » Wed, 07 May 2003 22:32:58



Quote:
> Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) NOT related to Border Collie at all

I understand. I'm just trying to get an idea of size. Saying one dog runs
faster than another makes no sense, if one's the size of a dachshund and the
other is the size of a black lab.
 
 
 

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Post by Tara » Wed, 07 May 2003 23:11:55


Quote:



>>Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) NOT related to Border Collie at all

> I understand. I'm just trying to get an idea of size. Saying one dog runs
> faster than another makes no sense, if one's the size of a dachshund and the
> other is the size of a black lab.

It does make sense. If you did a little research. Its about body
proportion rather than height. Even in human running. But thanks for playing

Tara

 
 
 

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Post by Doug Kante » Wed, 07 May 2003 23:33:28



Quote:



> >>Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) NOT related to Border Collie at all

> > I understand. I'm just trying to get an idea of size. Saying one dog
runs
> > faster than another makes no sense, if one's the size of a dachshund and
the
> > other is the size of a black lab.

> It does make sense. If you did a little research. Its about body
> proportion rather than height. Even in human running. But thanks for
playing

> Tara

You and the others in this thread have wasted so many words telling me
nothing, when a one-sentence description of the dog would have done the
trick.
 
 
 

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Post by Tara » Wed, 07 May 2003 23:48:31


Quote:

> You and the others in this thread have wasted so many words telling me
> nothing, when a one-sentence description of the dog would have done the
> trick.

A one sentence description of a dog will not tell you what you'd need to
know about the mechanics of speed when running....the lack of which is
apparent from your posts. The simple description will tell you nothing
at all.

But I notice you've spent a lot more time whining about how people
aren't gifting you with information than it would have taken you to do a
simple google search.

Tara

 
 
 

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Post by DJKSyko » Thu, 08 May 2003 08:46:56


THANK YOU TARA....
A Sheltie the size of a Black Lab?  You do need to do research to understand
before trying to make sense.  Thanks for playing is right.  End of discussion!
 
 
 

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Post by Doug Kante » Thu, 08 May 2003 22:45:25



Quote:
> THANK YOU TARA....
> A Sheltie the size of a Black Lab?  You do need to do research to
understand
> before trying to make sense.  Thanks for playing is right.  End of

discussion!

Do you have a problem with reading comprehension? I did *not* say a Sheltie
was the size of a black Lab. I said:

"...I'm just trying to get an idea of size. Saying one dog runs faster than
another makes no sense, if one's the size of a dachshund and the other is
the size of a black lab."

In other words, I do not KNOW the size of the Sheltie, so I was asking for
an explanation, not making a statement about the dog's size.

 
 
 

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Post by Zermu » Sat, 10 May 2003 10:02:26



following boring silly shit:

Quote:
>Hi, our mini doxie, Daisy will be 1 year old next week. She is still on puppy
>food, 2 times a day to total about 3/4 cup a day. Almost out of puppy food,
>time to gradually switch over to *** for her and cut down to 1 time a day,
>and how much?  Having only Shelties, I am concerned for a smaller dogs weight.
>She is about 12 pounds right now and I do not want to see her having weight
>problems in the future.  Thanks.

Your doxie should be 11 pounds when full grown. I think you should
exercise her more to lose 1 pound to get her back to 11 pounds.

I have a mini doxie  who's name is Hannah, and she weighs 11 pounds
since she is exercising by running around the yard, or my father takes
her for a walk 3 times a day.

I think somebody in your family must be spoiling your doxie by
sneaking stuff under the table without your knowledge or giving the
dog junk food.

Zermut

 
 
 

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Post by Rootm » Sat, 10 May 2003 23:37:45


Quote:

> Your doxie should be 11 pounds when full grown. I think you should
> exercise her more to lose 1 pound to get her back to 11 pounds.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

That is a generalization and is taken from the description of the mini
portion of the breed.  Officially mini's are under 11 pounds but I
have seen PLENTY over 11 pounds.  Many call them tweenies, supposedly
bred from 2 mini's they grow more than 11 pounds.

Check her out if she has a definate waste just before her haunches as
viewed from above and you can feel her ribs without a large pad of fat
and she doesn't have a pot belly she is the right shape - just a bit
larger than is traditionally called a mini. Go by build and not an
artificial expectation.  Ask the vet if she is at the right weight.

My sister in law tryed to foist a pup off on us that was registered as
a mini (both parents were AKC registered mini's) she was about 10-11
pounds at 4 MONTHS.  She was NOT a mini in my book and we passed on
the dog.

 
 
 

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Post by DJKSyko » Sun, 11 May 2003 03:12:54


She runs the 15 yard dash in 3.5 seconds and is very active.  No couch potatoe
here.  She does not recieve table scraps.  Her belly does not hang and she is
solid.  I am not worried for now, originally I had said in the future.  Like
people, dogs do vary.
 
 
 

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Post by Jimmy Cla » Sat, 07 Jun 2003 12:42:37


Be sure to use a good brand of food and most importantly measure the food as
recommended on the package.  I have

I have a mini too; he's now 14 years old.  He's weight has gone up and down
but I've never had any major problems with it.  He now weights about 10
pounds despite sleeping most of the days.  I also feed him a little can cat
food because he loves it so much.  But the main thing is that when he
started gaining a little weight I started measuring his food.  I think if
you prevent him from getting in the habit of eating too much, then you won't
have problems latter on.

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Quote:
> Hi, our mini doxie, Daisy will be 1 year old next week. She is still on
puppy
> food, 2 times a day to total about 3/4 cup a day. Almost out of puppy
food,
> time to gradually switch over to *** for her and cut down to 1 time a
day,
> and how much?  Having only Shelties, I am concerned for a smaller dogs
weight.
> She is about 12 pounds right now and I do not want to see her having
weight
> problems in the future.  Thanks.