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Just wanted to show off my three little dogs getting along :)
The white floppy-eared one, Corky, is the oldest. He'll be 14 in 22 days. The pointy eared one, Sandy, is 10. and Finally the black/tan dachshund, Mickey, is almost 9 months.

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They're very cute! Hard to believe Corky is 14.
 

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Thanks :)
He just developed arthritis in his back legs.. well, he might have had it for a little, but he hides it very well. We found out just this past weekend when he jumped off the couch funny and sprained his front leg. Luckily that was all that happened. He's recovering well.
He is very funny around Mickey, too. He is always watching him and following him. Sandy was such a crazy puppy that we think Corky has decided we don't know how to raise puppies, so he is going to help us with Mickey.
 

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They are all adorable! Is Corky a Westie also? He reminds me of my Schnauzer/Poodles.
 

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Corky is westie/poodle. The dog I had posted in the other thread, but since I already gave the answer I can say it here :)
Sandy is a Cairn Terrier
Mickey is a Mini Wirehaired Dachshund
 

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Corky is westie/poodle. The dog I had posted in the other thread, but since I already gave the answer I can say it here :)
Sandy is a Cairn Terrier
Mickey is a Mini Wirehaired Dachshund
Ah, yes ... Corky's face looks much like my late little heart dog Leeo. :) I thought I saw Poodle in there. He is adorable!

 

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They're absolutely adorable. Sorry to hear about Corky's arthritis and hope he's feeling better very soon. Our 14yr old cairn also has arthritis in his back legs and we are just waiting for him to recover from an upset stomach before trying some new pills from the vet.
Sandy is the first cairn terrier I've seen with similar colouring to Hamish - nearly everyone we meet thinks he's a westie.
Abbylynn - I love that pic of Leeo.
 

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Your Leeo looks like he was a very sweet dog.

People always ask me if Sandy is a Westie! Just curious, have you had a lot of health problems with Hamish?
Our poor little Sandy has Ocular Melinosis, which caused him to go blind when he was 6. He also has allergies in spring and gets itchy patches on his skin. I was talking with a breeder who said that wheaten colored Cairns are more likely to carry health issues.
While Sandy doesn't have arthritis, he did tear his ACL last year and it's recovered, but he doesn't walk the same way he used to, and probably never will. But he is a very happy little dog.
 

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People always ask me if Sandy is a Westie! Just curious, have you had a lot of health problems with Hamish?
Our poor little Sandy has Ocular Melinosis, which caused him to go blind when he was 6. He also has allergies in spring and gets itchy patches on his skin. I was talking with a breeder who said that wheaten colored Cairns are more likely to carry health issues.
While Sandy doesn't have arthritis, he did tear his ACL last year and it's recovered, but he doesn't walk the same way he used to, and probably never will. But he is a very happy little dog.
Sorry to hear that Sandy is blind, but pleased to hear that he is a happy dog - cairns are such lovely friendly intelligent dogs. They also seem to be very adaptable and accepting - Hamish was with my parents until he was 8 then came to us after they passed away - he had known us but it was a very different lifestyle / environment for him and he was nervous for a few weeks but soon settled in. I read up on cairns when he first moved in but don't recall seeing anything about wheatens being more susceptible to health issues.

I think we've been fairly lucky with Hamish however he's no stranger to the vets. He had an operation to remove a small sebaceous cyst from his ear and a large fatty lump from his chest when he was 9 - they were benign but he kept scratching the one on his ear. Since then he's developed a few more cysts and large fatty lumps but they don't seem to worry him - we just use them as an excuse for why he's normally a little overweight ;)

Last year he had a few falls which caused luxating patellas in his 2 back legs - it was the first time he'd lived anywhere with wood / tile floors and he kept loosing his grip (we now have runners / rugs everywhere). He developed the arthritis this winter but it's only noticable when it's cold, otherwise he'll happily walk 2-3 miles a day. The vet has given us some pills to try (PAW Osteocare) but he's had an upset stomach for the last 10 weeks (bad bag of Blue Longevity) so we have to wait until he's fully recovered before he can take them.

He's got a bit deaf in recent months, although I sometimes wonder if it's more selective hearing (a bit like DH!!) as he always hears me putting his food out ;)

Just out of interest what colour was Sandy as a puppy? (Hamish was almost black at 10 weeks!)
 
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