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Topic: Carlisle Walk
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 18
Views: 1872

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:10 am   Subject: Carlisle Walk
Woo hoo! We'll be there.
Topic: Carlisle Walk
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 18
Views: 1872

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:31 am   Subject: Carlisle Walk
We can do 22nd April or 6th May, but can't do the 29th. Hoping to show you all that Fin is finally going grey! He was quite late starting, We didn't really notice any (apart from the usual sprinkling ...
Topic: Training my human
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 2
Views: 1109

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:02 pm   Subject: Training my human
I'd forgotten just how much I love your stories, Amanda! Lovely to hear how well Dinah is doing. x
Topic: Thunder shirts
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 2
Views: 937

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:55 pm   Subject: Thunder shirts
I've heard that Thunder Shirts can be very comforting to an anxious dog. Worth a try!
Topic: Facebook !!!!!
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 4
Views: 1373

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:53 pm   Subject: Facebook !!!!!
Yes, I've just logged back in for the first time in a while. I am on Facebook, but it's mainly people's photos (however gorgeous) and not the interesting stories and advice we used to share on here. M ...
Topic: Stormfield Ustinov - ZETA
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 7
Views: 1337

PostForum: Never Forgotten   Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:50 pm   Subject: Stormfield Ustinov - ZETA
So sorry to hear this, Kathy. Zeta clearly reached a great age for a briard and was obviously dearly loved. You will have made so many fabulous memories together. Hope these are a comfort to you at t ...
Topic: Resignation
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 4
Views: 866

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:46 pm   Subject: Resignation
Not logged in for a while, but I just wanted it noted here how amazingly supportive Brenda has been to me and my briards. Brenda is full of knowledge, experience and common sense. Even when you feel a ...
Topic: Winter snow tip
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 3
Views: 1394

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:27 pm   Subject: Winter snow tip
Good idea. I have used boys socks before, but when you leave them intact, they tend to come off unless you use that vet sticky bandage to tape round the legs and fold the top of the sock over (althou ...
Topic: Two blue born pups 6mths old urgently looking for homes
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 21
Views: 11729

PostForum: Help & Support   Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:03 pm   Subject: Two blue born pups 6mths old urgently looking for homes
Our Volvo XC70 actually has a metal grille built into the car roof, which can be folded down to keep dogs in the boot, so I am surprised yours doesn't, Amanda.
Oscar used to keep jumping through on ...
Topic: Stormsmist ici est Dakota (Dakota) 27.05.2008 - 28.09.2017
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 8
Views: 2172

PostForum: Never Forgotten   Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:30 am   Subject: Stormsmist ici est Dakota (Dakota) 27.05.2008 - 28.09.2017
So very sorry to hear about your terrible loss. Our thought are with you. Hope the wonderful memories help you through this dreadful time. When I am experiencing such pain, I just think of those happ ...
Topic: Two blue born pups 6mths old urgently looking for homes
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 21
Views: 11729

PostForum: Help & Support   Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:25 am   Subject: Two blue born pups 6mths old urgently looking for homes
I also want to support this website. I am on FB, but it tends to be the usual short posts and photos, compared to the longer stories, information and advice you get on here.
Topic: first post
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 7
Views: 2300

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:26 am   Subject: first post
She's lovely. Things might get a bit easier as she becomes less wriggly and the transition from puppy to adult coat is over. However, the long coat always takes time I'm afraid, so if you decide to gr ...
Topic: first post
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 7
Views: 2300

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:47 pm   Subject: first post
Welcome! Sorry, I only check this site once in a while- tend to be on the FBC Facebook page more these days.The tennis ball obsession is pretty common, I think. Finlay (20 months) loves his tennis ba ...
Topic: re: Amputation
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 9
Views: 2442

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:02 pm   Subject: re: Amputation
Thinking of you. You will know when it is time to let her go. Just try to enjoy these precious moments with her. Xx
Topic: re: Amputation
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 9
Views: 2442

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:00 am   Subject: re: Amputation
Poor Dakota, having to go through this, and poor you, having all the worry. Let's hope she's had her fair share of health issues now and she goes on to have many more quality years with you.
Topic: butterfly
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 5
Views: 2274

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:45 am   Subject: butterfly
This is not briard-related, although Hugo was around somewhere, but once, when I was picking blackcurrants in the garden, a baby jay launched itself at me, then parked itself next to me, flapping its ...
Topic: Really!
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 4
Views: 1990

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:18 pm   Subject: Really!
Yes, we had the arm grabbing incident with Hugo when he felt threatened by someone approaching in the street. Luckily it was a very understanding dog-lover and no harm was done. It does sound as thoug ...
Topic: Really!
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 4
Views: 1990

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:18 pm   Subject: Really!
Hugo used to be over-friendly towards visitors, shut in another room while they sat down, then generally launching himself into their laps. He was such a greedy boy who would eat anything, so we star ...
Topic: Photobucket
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 2
Views: 1615

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:00 am   Subject: Photobucket
Fab! Shame about all the other ones that have disappeared. I wouldn't have posted them if I had known they might one day simply vanish! Not sure I can be bothered trawling back through my posts to rep ...
Topic: Remembering Ina
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 7
Views: 2362

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:04 am   Subject: Remembering Ina
Amanda, photobucket allowed you to upload photos to their website, then copy and paste them into your posts, rather than just uploading photos from your computer to the photo album. If you look back ...
Topic: Photobucket
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 2
Views: 1615

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:00 am   Subject: Photobucket
As Maxnick pointed out on another thread, photobucket is no longer free to use. This means that they have removed all of the previously uploaded images from our posts! So if you look back at posts whi ...
Topic: Remembering Ina
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 7
Views: 2362

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:59 pm   Subject: Remembering Ina
Oh no! I have used photobucket a lot in the past!
Yes, I remember your posts about Ina. I don't need a photo to be reminded of what a beautiful briard she was.
Topic: Keeping one's Briard in the manner to which . . .
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 2
Views: 1668

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:56 pm   Subject: Keeping one's Briard in the manner to which . . .
I so enjoy your doggy tales, Amanda. Dinah sounds like a real treasure.
Topic: Pups..
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 5
Views: 2333

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 8:39 am   Subject: Pups..
So pleased to hear your happy news! I'm sure they will bring you much joy (and a bit of chaos!) Looking forward to seeing the pics.
Topic: Carlisle walk
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 34
Views: 6604

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 4:42 pm   Subject: Carlisle walk
Well yes! He's a briard!
Topic: Carlisle walk
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 34
Views: 6604

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 1:26 pm   Subject: Carlisle walk
Awww they are lovely when they are a bit floppy and gangly! Yes, it's worth the drive. We are planning a move to North Wales (house going on market and serious searching for new home starts in Septem ...
Topic: Carlisle walk
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 34
Views: 6604

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 6:51 pm   Subject: Carlisle walk
Fantastic, Adam! What a great reminder of all the fun we had!
Topic: What do you do with your briard?
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 21
Views: 4249

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 3:55 pm   Subject: What do you do with your briard?
Comfortable! He's a poser! No seriously, he is such an obliging little fella. He's very easy to photograph. Shame my photography skills don't match his supermodel potential! I've not got a bad camera, ...
Topic: What do you do with your briard?
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 21
Views: 4249

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 12:46 pm   Subject: What do you do with your briard?
Oh I've heard of Billy No Mates! Will have a look for It! Thank you!
Topic: What do you do with your briard?
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 21
Views: 4249

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 9:05 am   Subject: What do you do with your briard?
Our dogs don't ever seem to get ticks when walking around where we live (even though the vet says she has seen them in the park), but they always get them in Scotland. This year we are spending two w ...
Topic: What do you do with your briard?
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 21
Views: 4249

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 8:56 pm   Subject: What do you do with your briard?
No need to panic! Milbemax wormer protects against lungworm as long as you give it monthly. I recommend doing this while your pup is young and picking everything up. Then you can revert to working eve ...
Topic: What do you do with your briard?
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 21
Views: 4249

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 3:02 pm   Subject: What do you do with your briard?
Finlay likes the bluebell woods!
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Topic: What do you do with your briard?
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 21
Views: 4249

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 12:42 pm   Subject: What do you do with your briard?
It's a nasty thing which they can get from slugs and snails in the garden. Our first briard, Oscar, would eat snails if he accidentally stood on them and squashed them, but he was never ill. I think ...
Topic: Carlisle walk
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 34
Views: 6604

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 12:38 pm   Subject: Carlisle walk
Well there are lots of briards in the south-east, so I am sure there will be get-togethers close enough for you to drive to.
Topic: What do you do with your briard?
Ruth Richardson

Replies: 21
Views: 4249

PostForum: Chit Chat   Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 6:50 am   Subject: What do you do with your briard?
We live in a town and I know people who do obedience, agility, heelwork to music, flyball and rally. There are often TV programmes showing sheepherding, but I don't know if this is just farmers and t ...
 

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