Jun 5, 2003, 12:03 AM
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As at last September, I have 3 Spitz, Lucky, Happy, Tong Tong and 1 NZ Shepherd, Becky.They are not pedigree, no professional train but well trained by my mom, sisters and me. Simple instructions like eat, go out, sit, up, come, stop barking are no issues.Lucky was adopted from the market. Very prim and proper. sit cross hands. eat and drink slowly.Has a charming smile, will nod her head when looking at u from far. Favourite act - ask u to scrach her back.Is the Big sister of the house. If others misbehave, she will scold. Any visitors at the door, no problem, she will run into the house to inform.She is now with the heart problem.
Re: [cshellz] My Spitz has heart problem
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Happy, white male went last September at 13. White and very leng chai. Whenever there's bitch o heat, I'll find visitors at my gate waiting for him. Used to eat fly, but after many scolding and asking him to vomit it out, he got the message. Love local durians.
Becky,8, very motherly, took care of Tong Tong and other puppies I used to caretake. Will lick them clean and sayang them if cry. Don't bark much but bite.Never miss killing any rat without shedding blood.Last October, she lost her battle against the complications arising from a womb growth. Tong Tong is very grumpy.LOts to complain in morning and evening when u return from work. Very sticky to my mom too. Recently, I adopted a 'pariah' from SPCA, Wai Wai. Very beautiful and big too. Still very naughty and her nick name is 'koh mui'.
On your question of grooming, I groom them myself. Good to start young. Trimming fur or nails are good in building good relationship and trust. Used to massage them sometimes too. Careful that yr Spitz do not eat too much of its fur as it can cause cough and fever due to throat infection. Very togh on the dog. Happy had that problem before. Food wise, cod liver oil is good for health and fur. Natural calcium such as the soft bones of chicken is good.Btw, you may wanna consult yr vet on when to start the heartworm tablet. Monthly tablet better than annual booster.