He just kept getting worse, we don't put up with rudeness like that from our long established members, those with a much lower post count get very little if any warning.
Have a look at Carpathian Shepherds... he may have a little of that breed in himWell, I'm not sure exactly what breed Léon is, but I've had a few people tell me he might be an Estrela mountain dog, so we are going with that for now. he fits the standard both phisically and temperament-wise. Recently, his guarding and protection instinct have really kicked in, so we are learning to manage his agressivity towards other dogs and some people. Overall, he is one very loyal, affectionate, stubborn, sometimes frustrating, but always loving dog.
Your dogs are beautiful, by the way!
18 lbs is huge - neither our 8 wk old pyr - anatolian or our Bernese mt dog were anywere near that size.... Berner we had a recorded weight on= NINE lbs at 8 weeks, and he is now 130lbs age 2...My family and I just got a new pup. Her Moma is Great Pyrenees x Maremma and her Dad is a pure bred Carpathian Shepherd. Her Moma got sick and we had to bring her home at 4 weeks. This was definitely not the plan but we rolled with it. We got her home and settled in. Then got her on a high fat content large bred puppy food and a milk replacer. She's now 7 weeks old and is headed to the vet next week for an exam and deworm/needles but I'm just wondering... is 18lbs normal for a 7 week old pup?
Definitely! good luck, better to catch the little things whilst they are little....Vet appointment today at 1:30pm to have the pup looked at. Might not be getting her shots today now though. Noticed a small abscess type thing on her lower tummy last night. But if its just a little pimple/fester type thing and doesn't need to be treated with antibiotics she will be getting her shots and deworming today. Wish us luck!
Thanks! And Exactly!!! My dog Bronx (RIP) use to get them all the time as a pup. The vet showed me how to treat them so I didn't have to keep coming in. However, I want to make sure that's what it is before I do anything. Vet said its probably nothing but better to be safe than sorry. She had to go in today for her shots anyway. Let's just hope it's nothing and she still can.Definitely! good luck, better to catch the little things whilst they are little....
ok thats a bit odd place for an abcess, with your dog that got them all the time, do you have/had sheep/ goats there is a bacteria that is really difficult to get rid off called CL... we had a scare with our goats recently, it is no joke and contagious to people .... too....UPDATE: Gypsy DID have a small abscess on her tummy. However, it was small enough that the vet just put her on antibiotics for 14 days and was okay with her getting her shots today as well. Also my scales have been weighing her a bit heavy. She's actually about 18.5lbs.
Oh yes def test for CL it is zoonotic and once carried onto your property can really stick around in dirt for a while... its a pain....No he was never around livestock in his entire life. The vet said it was rather “normal" for little ones to pop up sometimes. And for some reason they stopped as soon as he was neutered. And Gypsy has only ever been around cattle and horses. But I'm glad you told me about that because my in laws are thinking about getting sheep and goats eventually.