+ Reply to Thread
Page 6 of 8 FirstFirst ... 45678 LastLast
Results 51 to 60 of 77
  1. #51
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    19,776
    Thanks
    5,212
    Thanked
    7,063
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by zombiekitty View Post
    'cause they're awesome
    Some of them are cute.

  2. #52
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Victoria
    Posts
    2,610
    Thanks
    1,023
    Thanked
    511
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    I dont see why people breed at all when we have so many being put down every year. I think the whole thing is horrid and upsetting. I dont know, I dont like messing with nature - surely breeding within the same breed isn't healthy.

    Agree with you about the pit bulls, although I am uncertain as to why they were bred in the first place.
    They were gladiator dogs, bred to catch bulls when that was outlawed they were bred to fight each other because this was a blood sport they could do in houses and small areas, they also had ratting where a dog would kill as many rats as they could in a certain period of time.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Lovemyfam For This Useful Post:

    Benji  (25-11-2012)

  4. #53
    LifeInShadesOfGrey's Avatar
    LifeInShadesOfGrey is offline Just a little bit silly :)
    Winner 2012 - Best Username
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    5,674
    Thanks
    2,052
    Thanked
    1,364
    Reviews
    35
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default What is the smallest dog that you can get in Australia ....

    They were also bred as Nanny dogs to families and assisted in the wars in a positive way.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to LifeInShadesOfGrey For This Useful Post:

    Mulva  (25-11-2012)

  6. #54
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Victoria
    Posts
    2,610
    Thanks
    1,023
    Thanked
    511
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by LifeInShadesOfGrey View Post
    They were also bred as Nanny dogs to families and assisted in the wars in a positive way.
    Those were the perks They are very stable dogs and are awesome family pets. Why they are banned here I will never know yet they allow American Bull dogs here and Am staffs (same breed as APBT) and allow other very aggressive breeds. Poor pit bulls if only the general society knew that animal aggressiveness does not equate to human aggressiveness then the breed would be safe. Oh and the people who bred them wouldnt sell them to losers who want a tough dog.

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Lovemyfam For This Useful Post:

    LifeInShadesOfGrey  (25-11-2012)

  8. #55
    MrJones&Me's Avatar
    MrJones&Me is offline sometimes as useless as the 'ueue' in queue
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    4,613
    Thanks
    1,993
    Thanked
    1,370
    Reviews
    22
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    pomeranians are pretty small, they are fluffballs though

    We have a bitza (pomeranian x tenterfield terrier). Has longer legs so doesn't suffer any of the issues some smaller dogs do with hips etc.

    So look into a mini foxie or a small breed tenterfield terrier (they have shorter legs) They look a bit like jack russells, but from what I can tell & have seen, they bark a hell of a lot less.

  9. #56
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    On the farm :-)
    Posts
    288
    Thanks
    286
    Thanked
    130
    Reviews
    1

    Default What is the smallest dog that you can get in Australia ....

    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    Can I just say, I cannot stand small dogs, I really can't warm to them and think they're nothing more than yappy rats.... but your dog is BEAUTIFUL!! I've never seen that breed before! Thanks for sharing!
    Not all small dogs are yappy. Papillons are a beautiful small breed. Our smallest one would be less then 2 kgs. He is absolutely tiny but with a huge personality. These dogs will take on much bigger breeds to protect their owners despite their size.

  10. #57
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    2,565
    Thanks
    2,851
    Thanked
    1,254
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Re: What is the smallest dog that you can get in Australia ....

    Quote Originally Posted by ItWasntMe View Post
    Not all small dogs are yappy. Papillons are a beautiful small breed. Our smallest one would be less then 2 kgs. He is absolutely tiny but with a huge personality. These dogs will take on much bigger breeds to protect their owners despite their size.
    My mum has a papillon (my dog too before I left home). She is gorgeous

    Sent from my GT-I9100T using BubHub

  11. #58
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    1,222
    Thanks
    1,146
    Thanked
    425
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    one day my dream will come true.....


    all domestic animals (dogs, cats etc.) will be either bred to breed regulations (and registered as such) or available from shelters.

    no pet shops, backyard breeders, everything legitimate.
    i have nothing against pure breds and those people who breed for the right reasons should be compensated for the time and money that goes into it.

    but compulsory sterilisation PRIOR to sale and registration with local councils should be mandatory.
    not just for the abandoned animals but for our wildlife.

  12. #59
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Glen Waverley
    Posts
    669
    Thanks
    523
    Thanked
    279
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Yes it's true, the Teacup Chihuahuas are just the stunted, runty chihuahuas from the litter. Chihuahuas are really the littlest technically, but there are some really REALLY small mini foxies out there. I saw a 2yo one once (and the guy, insanely had it on a leash walking down Fitzroy street where I was worried people would step on it accidentally) that was the size of a small rat. It was 4inches high. I literally couldn't believe my eyes.

    Chihuahuas make great pets if you treat them like a dog and not a baby, and walk and socialise them a lot.

  13. #60
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Victoria
    Posts
    2,610
    Thanks
    1,023
    Thanked
    511
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by halloweendee View Post
    one day my dream will come true.....


    all domestic animals (dogs, cats etc.) will be either bred to breed regulations (and registered as such) or available from shelters.

    no pet shops, backyard breeders, everything legitimate.
    i have nothing against pure breds and those people who breed for the right reasons should be compensated for the time and money that goes into it.

    but compulsory sterilisation PRIOR to sale and registration with local councils should be mandatory.
    not just for the abandoned animals but for our wildlife.
    I agree with this. When I first arrived here I couldnt believe they had puppies and kittens in pet shops since in the US there are very little (if any) pet shops allowed to carry dogs and cats. When I Was a kid there were some like petland etc at malls but my whole adult life I never saw one. Instead they have rescue groups that set up on the weekends pets for adoption.

    I think there needs to be regulations on breeders and they need to prove they are breeding ethically.

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to Lovemyfam For This Useful Post:

    halloweendee  (26-11-2012)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Who had the smallest baby?
    By ~J'dore~ in forum General Chat
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 28-11-2012, 00:08
  2. Tell me about Australia.....
    By TheCatsMeow in forum General Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-08-2012, 20:40
  3. New to AUSTRALIA :)
    By Irihapeti in forum Ipswich & surrounds
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 25-06-2012, 07:00

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Ro&Co
Share magical moments this Christmas with this gorgeous gingerbread house. Exclusively available in Brisbane, with FREE delivery in Brisbane Metro areas. Each Christmas Centrepiece is unique and made to order, from $240.
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
LCF Fun Languages Australia
We offer foreign language lessons for children 2-12 yrs in French, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian or German as after-school and preschool clubs or private language tuition. This is play-based, full immersion language learning with proven results!
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!