• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

What has four legs and barks with an accent?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • What has four legs and barks with an accent?

    Our [soon-to-be] German Shepherd puppy

    After the dog disaster last time, we decided to look into reputable breeders. We came across a breeder in Tennessee who breeds West German Showline German Shepherds (the large blk/red Shepherds). My Tobey was a WGS dog, and I loved his temperament. He loved to work and play, but he was also content hanging around the house.

    The puppy is 8 weeks old currently, and the breeder offers AKC registration, health/hip guarantee, a puppy kit, obedience classes, and more.

    Pictures will come after Sunday
    If wishes were horses then beggars would ride...
    DLA: Draft Lovers Anonymous
    Originally posted by talkofthetown
    As in, the majikal butterfly-fahting gypsy vanners.

  • #2
    Wundeba!!!
    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

    Comment


    • #3
      This calls for Becks and some polka music! Congratulations! Perfect timing - it's Fasching zeit!

      Aw heck - I don't remember any Fasching songs - let's do Oktoberfest instead.

      All together now!

      In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus:
      Eins, zwei, g'suffa !

      Da läuft so manches Fäßchen aus:
      Eins, zwei, g'suffa !

      Da hat so mancher brave Mann:
      Eins, zwei, g'suffa !

      Gezeigt was er so vertragen kann
      Schon früh am Morgen fing er an

      Und spät am Abend kam er heraus

      So schön ist's im Hofbräuhaus.

      Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
      Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
      -Rudyard Kipling

      Comment

      • Original Poster

        #4
        Andrew said in the grocery store line last night, "uh oh. We may have a problem with Cash and the new puppy."

        "What?"

        "Well Cash...is technically British. The new puppy is German."

        "I don't think it will be WWII in our house."

        "I was thinking WWIII."
        If wishes were horses then beggars would ride...
        DLA: Draft Lovers Anonymous
        Originally posted by talkofthetown
        As in, the majikal butterfly-fahting gypsy vanners.

        Comment


        • #5
          I seem to recall a Fawlty Towers episode - where is ChocoMare? She always find those funny bits on YouTube and posts them.

          Name the new puppy Blitz. Or Winston. Not Neville. No no no.....

          ETA - FOUND IT!!!! Classic!

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k7U-_tJVmw

          Originally posted by HydroPHILE View Post
          Andrew said in the grocery store line last night, "uh oh. We may have a problem with Cash and the new puppy."

          "What?"

          "Well Cash...is technically British. The new puppy is German."

          "I don't think it will be WWII in our house."

          "I was thinking WWIII."
          Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
          Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
          -Rudyard Kipling

          Comment

          • Original Poster

            #6
            I loff Fawlty Towers
            If wishes were horses then beggars would ride...
            DLA: Draft Lovers Anonymous
            Originally posted by talkofthetown
            As in, the majikal butterfly-fahting gypsy vanners.

            Comment


            • #7
              Sorry, JSwan,
              I used to be able to read "The Fox and the Grapes" in German, but have lost even that now.
              I CAN sing the Dutch Birthday Song, however. And can curse in American Sign Language....

              Comment

              • Original Poster

                #8
                I can sing Happy Birthday in American Sign Language thanks to the Fonz wanting to win over a girl that was deaf on Happy Days


                I should post pictures of the pup on here Sunday and have COTH name him
                If wishes were horses then beggars would ride...
                DLA: Draft Lovers Anonymous
                Originally posted by talkofthetown
                As in, the majikal butterfly-fahting gypsy vanners.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by HydroPHILE View Post
                  Our [soon-to-be] German Shepherd puppy

                  After the dog disaster last time, we decided to look into reputable breeders. We came across a breeder in Tennessee who breeds West German Showline German Shepherds (the large blk/red Shepherds). My Tobey was a WGS dog, and I loved his temperament. He loved to work and play, but he was also content hanging around the house.

                  The puppy is 8 weeks old currently, and the breeder offers AKC registration, health/hip guarantee, a puppy kit, obedience classes, and more.

                  Pictures will come after Sunday
                  My absolute favorite color GSD! That red against the black is gorgeous!
                  Please post pics when you get them!
                  "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein

                  http://s1098.photobucket.com/albums/...2011%20Photos/

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    tapping fingers on desk... where are these so called pictures? Come on, you gonna deny us PUPPY PICTURES?????
                    ~Amy~ TrakehNERD clique
                    *Bugs 5/86-3/10 OTTB Mare* RIP lovely Lady, I miss you
                    *Frodo '03 Anglo Trakehner Gelding*
                    My Facebook

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      You've done the right thing going to a good responsible breeder. But there is no such thing as a hip "guarantee". Both parents can and should be hip scored and if they're hip scored for generations then even better.

                      But no such thing as a "guarantee" as it's not purely just down to being an hereditary condition. That's just one of the factors which gives rise to hip displasia. Furthermore it's a living thing and whilst it's right and proper to strive to reduce the risks, things happen.

                      Comment

                      • Original Poster

                        #12
                        Originally posted by Bugs-n-Frodo View Post
                        tapping fingers on desk... where are these so called pictures? Come on, you gonna deny us PUPPY PICTURES?????
                        Sorry. I have not been on in a little over a week due to a series of dark clouds: an accident last Saturday; I did get the puppy. This past Friday my mother was diagnosed with malignant lesions on her liver and spleen, and tonight...I sprained my ankle.

                        I do have puppy pictures though. We named him "Grimm":


                        Day we got him


                        Two days later: note the ears

                        Thursday Ears


                        Friday Ears

                        And while I know there is not guarantee against HD, etc. the guarantee merely says that if the dog is diagnosed as dysplastic (must have prelim X-rays done by an Ortho vet at 12 mths of age and the X-rays sent into OFA at 24 mths of age), then our boy will get neutered, and we get his purchase price back. I do know that HD and ED are not merely hereditary, and stipulated in the guarantee discussed environmental factors as well (diet, excessive exercise at too early an age, etc.). I have twenty years experience with German Shepherds...this isn't my first one

                        I doubt I will be online this week much. I am sending out some things to COTH members on Monday from work, and then I am headed to be with my mother.
                        If wishes were horses then beggars would ride...
                        DLA: Draft Lovers Anonymous
                        Originally posted by talkofthetown
                        As in, the majikal butterfly-fahting gypsy vanners.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Awww, cute puppy...and cute puppy ears! I think he came into your life at a time when you can use a HUGE dose of puppy ears! I hope he cheers you and your mother up as you face her health challenges. Those ears have healing magic in 'em!
                          Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            just remember those cute ears will continue to dance around while he goes through teething, by 6 months most of the adult teeth should be in...our 5 month old's ears have been pretty good the last 4 weeks, but the left one went down a bit yesterday...still waiting for a few more teeth!!

                            Comment

                            • Original Poster

                              #15
                              Yep - I definitely know about the "carousel ears" of German Shepherds (up and down until post-teething). His ear cartilage isn't damaged, and all dogs in his bloodlines have erect ears so I don't see an issue with them not coming up permanently [eventually].
                              If wishes were horses then beggars would ride...
                              DLA: Draft Lovers Anonymous
                              Originally posted by talkofthetown
                              As in, the majikal butterfly-fahting gypsy vanners.

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                This calls for more Beer - and turn up that polka music!

                                I'm very sorry to learn about your mother though - hope everything turns out ok.

                                As for your ankle - aw heck - more beer will deaden the pain. Just walk it off......

                                Really - awfully cute puppy.
                                Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                                Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                                -Rudyard Kipling

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X