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#1 MrsChamp606

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:07 AM

Hey guys,

It is with sadness I am posting on here, i bred a litter of pups last summer and kept a dog and bitch back for myself.
Unfortunately the dog hyperextended his front left elbow joint and caused lasting damage, after visits to rob meek and numerous vets.
I was told by all of them that he would not make the grade as a worker and would only be able to handle a 20 minute lead walk a day, this meant him watching me take 3 others dogs out for the usual 2 hour mooch and him being left behind.
He then through frustration started to be very vocal in the kennel. I decided with regret to rehome yesterday, hardest decision I've ever had to make but I know I had to make the decision with my head and not my heart.
He had been a cracking looking dog with bags of potential but sometimes shit happens!
He has gone to a great home and know he will be we looked after.
Thanks for the memories Dodge!

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:23 AM

Hey guys,

It is with sadness I am posting on here, i bred a litter of pups last summer and kept a dog and bitch back for myself.
Unfortunately the dog hyperextended his front left elbow joint and caused lasting damage, after visits to rob meek and numerous vets.
I was told by all of them that he would not make the grade as a worker and would only be able to handle a 20 minute lead walk a day, this meant him watching me take 3 others dogs out for the usual 2 hour mooch and him being left behind.
He then through frustration started to be very vocal in the kennel. I decided with regret to rehome yesterday, hardest decision I've ever had to make but I know I had to make the decision with my head and not my heart.
He had been a cracking looking dog with bags of potential but sometimes shit happens!
He has gone to a great home and know he will be we looked after.
Thanks for the memories Dodge!

(middle dog)
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Have been in a similar situation in the past. You have my deepest sympathies. I often remind myself of the wisdom that lead to the decision and trust completely that it was the right one.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:24 AM

the right decisions are inverialbly the hardest to make :thumbs:

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:43 AM

you done the right thing pal he will make them a good pet atb

#5 MrsChamp606

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:05 AM

Thanks for the kind words guys! Means allot

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:44 AM

Obviously was a hard decision for you but you've done the right thing for the dog........ keep your chin up mate :thumbs:

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:58 AM

From a compassionate point of view its a hard decision,from a working dogs point of view its an easy decision......when your breeding working dogs theres not much room for compassion and thats what makes them special.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:06 AM

You know you have done the right thing, must of been hard to leave him in when you took the other's out and he was there and could not go out with the other dog's, he also look's a crackin dog, good luck.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:18 AM

Sympathies pal, I rehomed my 11 month old dh/gh X whip a few months back. She had done little wrong and was dearly loved but my wife became ill during an unexpected pregnancy and the pressure on the family was very intense. Then to cap it all the guy who owned my permission passed away so I couldnt even give her any work let alone spending the time to develop her. My wife and child are now on the mend after a dodgy few weeks and I know I made the right decision, though I still have a very heavy heart at the thought of letting her go.
When things return to normality and I gain new permissions I will get my self another pup but only when the time and conditions are 100% right, the welfare of the dog has to come first and foremost. you showed a real strengh of character and selflisness in your decision to give her a more suitable life, I wish there were more fellows around like you.

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#10 MrsChamp606

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:46 AM

Thanks again for the nice comments

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 12:20 PM

You've done the right thing,it was unfair on the dog leaving him in the kennel,I'm sure he'll be happier in his new home so don't feel bad :thumbs:

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:41 PM

You've done the right thing,it was unfair on the dog leaving him in the kennel,I'm sure he'll be happier in his new home so don't feel bad http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

Thanks mate