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These are my boys. most of the pics are from my not so great camera phone. sorry!

Flash is my special boy. I have known him since he was a baby and had the great honor of adopting him when his family could no longer keep him. he is very photogenic his cute mug graced the front page of the local newspaper. ( which is one of the pictures below.)









After my husband and I were married and Flash departed from his old buddies at my mothers home , he became very depressed because he loves other dogs and has never lived without a buddy. So we did some research and decided to get a husky because we wanted Flash to have a very active companion. It was a perfect match. Flash and Leo are the best of dog friends. Leo keeps Flash active and Flash makes Leo not quite as active as a normal husky.







and then my husband surprised me with Vader! His pedigree is mostly razors edge for 6 generations on his Dam and sire side/ we were lucky to adopt him for nothing! at 2 years of age he has topped out at 94 lbs and we are going to train him to do weight pulling cause he has such a drive to have something to do. which right now is destroying everything he can get his mouth on. He is super sweet and loves to play with Flash and the cats.





 

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I LOVE them!!! Is flash a basset hound? My friend has one and she is so cute, but loves to run into the cattle pen and eat there poop or when they castrate their bulls well , she likes bulls balls 0_o I like her but she is not allowed to lick me at all,lol.
 

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Flash is a Basset hound and I have no doubt if he lived on a farm he would do the same thing lol! that must be one HAPPY basset hound.
Flash is content with getting into every garbage in the house. ( we bought a house specifically with him in mind. it has a door into each room even the kitchen. so we can keep him out of the garbage cause he will not give up.) if you punish him he will be back in the garbage as soon as your back is turned. He will eat any food you leave within reach. ( he has eaten many many many dinners I should say ruined many dinners. ) We bought our dining room table counter height so he can not reach it as well. pretty sad huh? That is life with a Basset hound. Every thought is about food for him even in his sleep. He will wake up from a dead sleep if he hears or senses the door wasn't latched and go steal food. Its amazing. he literally ONLY thinks about food.

 

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Flash, Leo, and Vader are all beautiful! :)
 

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Flash is a Basset hound and I have no doubt if he lived on a farm he would do the same thing lol! that must be one HAPPY basset hound
She is and she also things she is part Border Collie and tries to herd the cattle. It is funny to see her trying to run and herd them., The cattle look at her like she is stupid.

here is a pic of her, her name is Flushy by the way.



I like Flash and vadar but may have to drive 3 hours to steal leo :D
 

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Flushy is soooo cute!

and good luck with that ^_- Leo ( Leonidas ) as beautiful as he is and as smart as he is, has some personality quirks, He is dog aggressive and does not like strangers at ALL. Its a bad combination cause people always want to stop to pet him. He was taught to ignore when we realized his problem. and he does a fabulous cold shoulder I think it offends some people cause they will try to pet him and he just flips his head and walks away like he is better then them its funny ^_^ but =-p its for a purpose cause he use to growl and show his teeth and so instead of trying to attack the problem specifically , we taught him to ignore them completely and it worked way better for him. but I have no doubt if someone pushed him and wouldn't respect his space and tried to force him to allow them to pet him he would bite them. He does fine with the vet and his groomer and his kennel hands. but certain people scare him and I will probably never know why. Children terrify him cause he was attacked by a neighbor child when he was a puppy. Leo was pooping out in the yard and this kid literally snuck up behind him and tackled him to the ground. Leo has been terrified of kids ever sense and I am shocked he didn't bite that kid cause he caught him 100% by surprise.
 

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Poor leo :( The neighborhood kids are scared of me so would never do that. Tank used to be people agressive and now you would never know(unless you bring my uncle into the room). Tank is kind of DA. He is very picky of who he likes and who he doesn't like. Now if I have a trouble puppy I am watching/dog sitting he helps me train them :D Some people just don't get that not all dogs are friendly. I got a lot of rude comments on how Tank acted and when I said "no" they got mad. Bentley is I think in a fear stage and takes a long time to warm up to people.
 

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all dogs have personalities and I try to see it from their point of view. Strangers scare me sometimes we are taught to not talk to strangers as kids. for good reason! a lot of people have anxiety with being around other people many dogs have the same thing. its not so complex as with it is with people but sometimes the dogs simpler mind causes them the issues. they do not understand some things. to me there are few "bad" dogs since every dog is special and only act a certain way because they do not understand.
 
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