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Chit Chat :: RE: first post
Author: Ruth Richardson
Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:47 pm (GMT 0)
Topic Replies: 1

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 balls and likes to run round in circles at the start of a walk, but with tail swishing behind him. Brigette sounds wonderful.



Chit Chat :: first post
Author: john & deb
Subject: first post
Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:34 pm (GMT 0)
Topic Replies: 1

Hi all,
Just joined so here goes....we lost our 2 big guys(Mastiffs 13 yrs.) Apr. 2016. After 6 mos. grieving my wife Deb says Briards are super smart, min. shedding and all good. So now Brigette joins us as 8 week old pup and we love her. She potty trains fast, never chews, sleeps thru the nites, gets along fine with our big cat. We took her to 8 weeks puppy classes and 16 weeks advanced classes also. She is the smartest dog they have ever worked with the instructors say. When not sleeping, she is constanly at our sides.
Compared to a Mastiff, Brigette commands way more interaction and we have had to adjust. Deb has health issues and handles the classes and I see to it that Brigette gets long walks (3 hr. jaunts 3 times a week) and play time out back. A great set up for us.
I would like to ask....Brigette loves her tennis ball so much, she will play fetch till the sun goes down. Between times, she will stare at it and click her teeth, until she gets it. When inside, she will paw at me wanting out to get the ball. Also when on long walks, she will get the zoomies, (run in circles around me, ears flat, with tail between her legs). She is not crated during the day at all. Is this common??
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from Setters to Keeshound to Cairn to Yorkie to Mastiffs to Briard.....not all at once!




Chit Chat :: RE: re: Amputation
Author: Ruth Richardson
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:02 pm (GMT 0)
Topic Replies: 8

Thinking of you. You will know when it is time to let her go. Just try to enjoy these precious moments with her. Xx



Chit Chat :: RE: re: Amputation
Author: Amanda Elsdon-Dew
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:56 pm (GMT 0)
Topic Replies: 8

You will clearly know. I am glad that she is happy at the moment, that is something to treasure. Amanda
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Brion's Mrs




Chit Chat :: RE: re: Amputation
Author: Sarah Dandy
Subject: re: Dakota
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:50 pm (GMT 0)
Topic Replies: 8

(image) I am devastated to say Dakota has taken a turn for the worst although she is totally bright in herself, still very happy, eating and drinking. However, she became lame (not limb lame) but I could see her gate was not correct. We have been back and forth to the vets for bloods, and then she had an upset tum. But worryingly her c reactive protein levels were through the roof and a temp. Thought we had got her over all that, when we discovered what appeared to be a cyst, but on further inspection and many trips to the vets, it is a tumour. We will have to await results from the biopsies, but it is not good. We have no idea really until we have the results; however, me vet thinks some are marcel tumours and some are the haemangio sarcoma tumours, which was what was in the amputated leg. She is covered in them which have appeared suddenly not over a period of time which has not only shocked us but the vet also. She has a mass on her right front leg which is a bleed in the muscle and another mass in her other front leg, although we have not done biopsy on that one. She had to have surgery yesterday to remove some of the tumours as they were bleeding and so nasty we were deeply concerned about infection etc. I know everyone will be saying it is time to let her go; however, she is her totally her normal self and is eating and drinking and even playing with the others when she feels up to it. Although I know this is Briards they do not show pain, but whilst she is still smiling, I will love her and keep her happy and as pain free as possible. She is not ready to go yet. But we are fully aware that the time is near. I feel sick to my stomach as anyone will know they are a much loved family member, a special person wrapped in fur.
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Chit Chat :: RE: re: Amputation
Author: Sarah Dandy
Subject: re: Amputation
Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:00 pm (GMT 0)
Topic Replies: 8

Thank you (image) everyone for your kind words, although I do hope no one ever has to go through this, I do hope it gives hope to others. We all know no dog goes through life without ever being poorly at some point, it is important that we discuss everything good or bad with each other, so we can inspire, help and advise where possible.
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Chit Chat :: RE: re: Amputation
Author: lizannesley
Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:45 pm (GMT 0)
Topic Replies: 8

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Sarah. Yes....it's very helpful to us all who may have to go through anything like this. So inspiring to read of Dakota and her amazing spirit.
I've lost two dogs to cancer. 30 years ago, they said a large dog couldn't survive on three legs so we had to make the horrible choice of euthanasia. I am so happy they know realise any size dog can deal with an amputation.




Chit Chat :: RE: Missing Briard, Sutton Bonington
Author: Amanda Elsdon-Dew
Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:04 pm (GMT 0)
Topic Replies: 11

So sad to hear, Amanda
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Chit Chat :: RE: re: Amputation
Author: Amanda Elsdon-Dew
Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:03 pm (GMT 0)
Topic Replies: 8

Dear dog. What a star. May she have many more bouncy years with you. Amanda and Dinah
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Brion's Mrs




Chit Chat :: RE: re: Amputation
Author: Ruth Richardson
Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:00 am (GMT 0)
Topic Replies: 8

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.



Chit Chat :: RE: re: Amputation
Author: maxnick
Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:44 pm (GMT 0)
Topic Replies: 8

Wow, amazing to read how well she is doing. Hope she has many happy healthy years to come xx
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Maxine& Nick, Pastou & Lilas the Berger Picards. Always in our hearts, playing together now at Rainbow Bridge, Sally, Barney, Tao, Ina & Rummage.




Chit Chat :: re: Amputation
Author: Sarah Dandy
Subject: re: Amputation
Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:56 pm (GMT 0)
Topic Replies: 8

I would like to offer hope to any Briard owners whose Briard has cancer. Dakota (Stormsmist ici est Dakota) homebred, has had to have her left hind leg amputated due to cancer. The tumour was just above the double dew claws, which meant it was in-operable as there would not be enough skin to knit it back together; however, due to the type of cancer the only option had to be to amputate. Otherwise she would not be with us today. She recovered at speed never mind amazingly as by day 4 after the op she only needed the sling for the stairs, by day 9, she only needed to sling to aid getting in and out of the car. She has been amazing. We thought we could sigh a relief, but then a completely different type of cancer was discovered in her spleen, so back to the vets she went for her spleen removing. She bounced out of the vets after the op, as though she had not had anything done. But not only does she inspire everyone by her strength and will power. But this gives hope to anyone in the future (I hope they do not) but if they too go through this and are at a loss what to do. Take a leaf out of Dakota's book, she has strength to fight, she still wants to be here. Better to be with us with three legs, than not at all. She is amazing.

Sarah
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Chit Chat :: RE: Missing Briard, Sutton Bonington
Author: maxnick
Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:28 pm (GMT 0)
Topic Replies: 11

Yes, sadly she is still missing (image) I hate to think what has happened to her (image)
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Maxine& Nick, Pastou & Lilas the Berger Picards. Always in our hearts, playing together now at Rainbow Bridge, Sally, Barney, Tao, Ina & Rummage.




Chit Chat :: RE: Missing Briard, Sutton Bonington
Author: lizannesley
Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:03 pm (GMT 0)
Topic Replies: 11

Thanks for reply. It is so awful. The not knowing where or what's happened to her.
Luckily the dachshund in our neighbourhood was reunited with his family.




Chit Chat :: RE: Missing Briard, Sutton Bonington
Author: Brenda Wilkinson
Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:00 am (GMT 0)
Topic Replies: 11

As far as I know this girl is still missing. I ha en't seen a y recent updates. All very sad (image)
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Brenda Kari-Ann Rigsby and Elsa