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    Moderator Schmoderator Fluorescent fluorite, England PlantAKiss's Avatar
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    Yes, I will be doing a thorough "puppy proofing" of house and yard. I have only 2 weeks left to prepare. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

    Jason...lol...HUUUH?? Umm...he's a wire-haired fox terrier....not "fox wire". [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] A fox terrier is an old breed of dog developed centuries ago by hunters in England to chase small animals like fox and badger "to ground" (which means into their den or burrow). They are bred for "heart"--they will not quit the chase! They have no fear and will go down a burrow in the face of an angry, snarling badger. In fact, the reason their tails are docked is so the hunters could reach down the hole and pull the fox terrier out by the tail!

    There are two types of fox terriers...wire-haired--with a hard, wirey, broken coat and the smooth-haired--with a short, smooth, flat coat. The coat is the only difference between the two varieties but they were separated a while back into two separate breeds for show purposes.

    Usually called "wires" by fans of wire fox terriers, they are plucky, vivaceous, curious, loving, funny, ACTIVE, bouncy and sweet to name just a few of their wonderful characteristics. Fox terriers are not for everybody. You must be a real dog lover to put up with their sometimes overabundance of enthusiasm. A wire does nothing half-way! But they have a spark and fire that will light up your heart. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    My dog Jonah was a wire and was not "adopted"...he was a registered, purebred wire that was given to me when one of my best friends bred her wire fox, Daisy. Jonah was neutered because I believe in neutering all animals who are not specifically going to be in a breeding program. We have too many unwanted pets as it is. EVERYONE should spay and neuter their cats and dogs so we don't have sick, starving, abused and unwanted animals that must be killed to stop their suffering. Most professional breeders only breed their females 4 times and then they are retired and placed in a good home. They also usually require someone buying a puppy to sign a spay/neuter contract so you MUST do that if you're dog is a pet only.

    DO NOT EVER breed a dog just because the puppies are cute! Yes they are! But how cute are they when they are being shoved into a gas chamber and gassed to death because nobody wanted them?

    And Spec...lol...Yes, I'm somewhere around 30.... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] Thanks!
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    He's cute.


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    Very cute, indeed. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    Still looking for a name? Or are you going to wait until you can hold him? I might suggest: Rufus, Fred, or Spot (really, did you ever actually meet a dog named 'Spot'? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img])

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    lol Merlin. Spot?!!! (Actually he does have that black spot on one side...). I think I'd put that name right alongside "Gateway". [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] And actually if Gateway didn't make icky PCs, I might consider it.

    I have a name in mind and a few others on a list, but I'm still open to suggestions. One of the names in "The List" is MACINTOSH. hehe Won't name a dog after a PC, but a Mac is a different thing! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Thanks all. I think he's pretty cute. I went through such #### to get him I feel like I've been in labor and birthed this pup myself.

    16 days...and counting. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    Well, PAK what can I say? Congratulations. I wouldn't worry about the name
    our companions have a way of naming themselves. We just happen to come along and notice the ovious trates. I own a mutt she's half Jack Russle, half beagle and half crazy [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] actually the parents were bred that way for hunting purposes, backwoods pedigree, but it wasn't a problem there were more homes waiting than puppies. I'm very happy for you and wish you all the joy and happiness to come.
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    How 'bout Purply? In the first picture i think 'is eye is kinda purply [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img] He very nice lookin too [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    Oh, how cute!
    Why dont you call him Sam or spot?
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    Purply the Pup. lol (That's pretty close to "purpurea".) His eye better NOT be purple! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

    I was supposed to be purchasing a "pet quality" dog. However, for some reason the breeder upgraded me to a "show quality" for the same price. He feels he has good show potential. Kinda makes me feel guilty that the only dog show this dog will see is Westminster on the TV. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] (Trivia: wire fox terriers have won Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show more than any other breed). [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] Last to win was a pretty little female wire named Lacey several years ago.

    Spot has already been suggested. And he won't be a "Sam". Sam is the 2nd most common dog name...Max being No. 1. All my pets have had "different" names so nothing common will do! He will most likely have 2 or 3 names...like most humans do. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    Think FIRE! Think WIRE! Hmmm...maybe Kilowatt? Eh...then he'd get called Kilo and someone might mistake him for a kilo of cocaine or somethin'... See...its hard to pick a name!



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