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The (Un)Official Permie's Dog Thread

 
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Good Afternoon Permies!

I'm shocked that I have not found a picture thread of Permie's best friends!

I will be honored to start.

Ruthie is my five year old Plott Hound. She is a pet, not a livestock guardian dog but I'm doing my best to get her to be a chicken tender. She was adopted from a shelter in New York after being brought up from Tennessee as a puppy from a kill shelter. She is my partner's and I first puppy that we have raised, I had adopted adults prior. She is ferocious through a piece of glass but will fall over scared if you ever got close enough to her.

Please post pictures and a quick bio of your dogs!
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Our girls, Bailey (Irish Wolfhound) and Charlie (Cavalier). Totally pets, but Bailey has alerted us to a fire that would have taken out the goat barn, as well as the presence of predators and people who don't belong, as well as learning means of helping us with mobility issues, comfort, companionship, and she's a hella warm snuggler, when we're cold(or when we're not!)

Charlie has provided comfort, love, and companionship, and is incredibly nurturing to the other animals on our farm, watching over and caring for babies and wounded critters, as if her own life depends on it.
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Bailey with our son in law
Bailey with our son in law
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Charlie - 'just being'
Charlie - just 'being'
 
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Here is our girl Molly.
A  #135 3/4 Mastif and 1/4 Great Pyrenees
If you need something new violently barked at... she is your girl!
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Picture of a sitting dog
 
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My dear friend, and only real helper.. name of Grom.
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Another picture of a sitting dog
Another picture of a sitting dog
 
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Great idea for a thread.
As a proud Guardian, I've found dogs to be better people than many people.
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RIP Buckeye, my 120lb lab-shep-shar pei
RIP Buckeye, my 120lb lab-shep-shar pei
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My 3 boys, River and the 2 rescues: Cedar and Roscoe
My 3 boys, River and the 2 rescues: Cedar and Roscoe
 
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sorry i ate all the pictures
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dog licking its chops
 
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here are my bratty boyz:
Nacho is 13.5, got him off the side of the highway many years ago, apparently a shepherd/pitt mix, the best dog I've ever had. I've seen him let babies crawl all over him without blinking an eye, just after he bit a creepo at my front gate who was busy boasting about how no dog would stop him from getting in. If you've got ice cream or a pack of chips, keep a close eye on it or he's likely to swipe it from you before you even know it's gone.
His motto is definitely "Are you lookin at me?"
The vet tells me he is about 4 years past his expiration date, and he takes some serious painkillers to be able to walk around with bad arthritis in his back end, but he's still a scrapper and would totally take on anybody, even with one hand tied behind his back....

Mookie is 15 months old and a total screaming meemie, his daddy was a police dog and his mother also a screaming meemie, I believe one day he will learn to do the right thing but right now it's teenage years and lots of barking, anxiety, and OMFG IS THERE A CAT IN THE STREET. He also would literally sell his soul for anything edible, and his definition of edible is a bit more encompassing than mine.
But he's a million percent better walking in the leash and trying to behave over the past few months. He's also absurdly loving and wants nothing more than to sit on my lap (and cover me with hair). He is also incapable of sleeping with his belly down, it has to be up in the air, and if his back legs can be propped up on a wall/corner/object, even better. When (if) he settles, he's going to be a really good boy, right now he's the terror of the neighborhood, which is an important part of why I have a dog like this, and just his arrival in the park makes a certain type of person grab their small packages and scram real fast.
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Happy dogs
Happy dogs
 
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I figured out how to post pics just for this thread. Which rules by the way.

Here are my 2 dogs, Abe and Olive. They are also Pit Bull / German Shepherd mixes.


2 year old twins, who like Tereza's pup, can't sleep right side up and can't calm down, they were found on a Craigslist free ad as the last two dogs unspoken for out of an all-female litter. Well upon arrival, one of them had a wiener and they both cost $50 but it was totally worth it. Because $50 is a pittance compared to how much damage and stress these hooligans have caused to myself and my neighborhood. They have gotten much better lately actually. I think I'll keep 'em.
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i love dogs (and horses, and cats, and whatever else) with socks, and toe socks are even better. they look like fun.
 
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