WARNING! DO NOT BUY FROM THIS GUY

24 11 2011

I need your help!

To buyers of Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs from Denmark.

Don't buy czechoslovakian wolfdog from this man
Without going into details, I had an argument with at Danish wolfdog owner this weekend.
I have known of him for while, but late Saturday he really pissed me off.
I normally don’t talk ill about other people, and especially not on the Internet, but this guy really crossed my line of decent behaviour.
We met at an exhibition and he asked if I would help changing the rules for breeders in Denmark.
In Denmark, your dog have to have certain certificates at exhibitons, in order to mate and get the puppies registered legally.
This guy wanted to mate a Czechoslovakian Wolfdog he has with a bad, bad temper and he wanted my acknowledgement to do so.
I told him I could not agree less, and that he was the worst representative for wolfdogs that I ever met.
  • His aggressive dogs are the reason that our breed are now on the observation list, in danger to be illegal in Denmark.
  • His dogs has got viewable hotspots (skin condition) and lousy fur with clear signs of neglect and bad nutrition
  • He has earlier been bragging about using electrical dog collars. They are not just forbidden in DK, they are the worst kind of abuse.
  • Everything he does he does for money, and he admits it.
  • He threatened me saying he would make illegal dogs and sell them in the capital to gang members.
    He actually said that!
Therefore:
If you hear of anyone buying a Czechoslovakian Wolfdog from Denmark, please don’t hesitate to contact me, and I’ll provide you with the need informations about this breeder.
He lives in the North of Jutlan (Nordjylland).
Spread the word to other wolfdog owners so we can ban and stop him from ruining our breed.
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Happy New Year 2011

3 01 2011

First of all:
A very happy new year to all of you.
It’s been a while, I know, but Pandora the Wolfdog is behaving so good that there’s nothing to tell.
Yeah right!
Well actually, she is becoming a great girl. The frustrations are getting smaller, and you shouldn’t think it was possible, but the enjoyment is getting bigger.

Winter
The winter came early this year.
Last winter was long and hard, this time it began even earlier. In the end of November.
It’s tough for people, but great for a little wolf.
Pandora loves the snow, but this year the temperatures has been falling to -18 degrees Celsius ( – 65 degrees Fahrenheit). The cold made Pandora limb.
First we thought it was the salt used on the roads to melt ice and snow, but even in the snowy meadow she had problems. It froze her feet and she didn’t know which foot to lift from the ground. Paw wax didn’t help either.
Now we are all getting used to the cold and she doesn’t limb any more.

Czechoslovkian wolfdog in snow

Pandora in the snow

Children
For those of you, who have read this blog for a while, know that Pandora has been a little afraid of children.
In December we went visiting some friends with small children.
Pandora spend the whole night trying to make them interested in her. None of these children were used to dogs, so we had to keep an extra eye on Pandora, but she was very good and kind.
Also this new-year eve, she spend the night playing with a little girl and her dog, and licking a small 1-year old boy in the face.
And concerning the fireworks:
She didn’t notice a t all.
We went out around midnight and had a fantastic view to the fireworks in the horizon. Pandora couldn’t care less.

Elegant teenager
She is now 1,5 years old and she is getting more and more elegant.
The way she moves is so fascinating. She never walks, she dances.
Occasionally she has a nervous period, lasting a week or so. In this time she gets afraid if anyone raises their voice. Then she needs to be petted and caressed.
Two days later, she won’t react to the same thing, at all.
She still has not been in heat.
Pandora fears nothing, except the broom, the vacuum cleaner and the fan heater.
She doesn’t fear the lawnmower, the hair dryer or the car trailer!

Intelligent
I’m always feel indifferent talking about animal intelligence as humans measure intelligence in their own (stupid) way. If a whale can’t divide 264 in four it’s not intelligent. I wonder how intelligent humans would seem to be if the whales judged us based on our ability navigate via sonar.
Anyway, the measuring of a dogs intelligence is based on the ability to understand movements, for instance.
If you drop a ball on a table, the ‘smart’ dog will know that it lands on the table. The less smart dog will look under the table expecting the ball to fall through.
The smart dog doesn’t expect the dogs on TV to appear behind the TV screen as they leave the picture.
If you roll a ball under a sofa, the smart dog will run to the other side of the sofa to reach the ball. The less smart dog will only try to reach the ball from the side where it disappeared.
Pandora, well, she goes to the other side of the sofa all right, but if she cannot reach the ball she moves the sofa.
I think it’s smart, but a little annoying when she redecorates the entire living room when she’s alone.

Training
Because og the snow we havn’t been training in the club for about 5 weeks. But it doesn’t mean we don’t train.
I have made one deal with myself: I will NEVER take a walk with Pandora without havng goodies with me.
And it has help. She has improved very much when it comes to the call back-exercise.
I still cannot compete with other dogs or a potential quarry like a dove or a hare.
But at all other times, she’ll come back when I call and she’ll get at gooooood goddie. The goodies are changed every week to stay interesting.
And it works.

Personality
She is developing more and more personality.
Like when she is waiting for my husband or me, or sees a car coming into the entrance, she’ll stand on her hind legs looking out of the window.
She has gotten at crazy liking for tooth paste. In the evening as we brush our teeth, she’s standing on the hind legs, observing the sink if any tooth paste should drip from our tooth brushes.
Human tooth paste isn’t good for dogs.
And why on earth does she like strong peppermint but hates ALL vegetables and fruits?

Czechoslovkian wolfdog Looking out

Pandora waiting for mom

Czechoslovakian wolfdog looking out

Pandora waiting for dad

She still gets a whole lot of compliments and her facial expressions are so clear and sweet.
I guess she must be one of the most loved dogs in the world.
Every time we pass by her on the floor or on the sofa, she gets a kiss, a pat or a tummy rub.
As we make dinner she sits in the middle of the kitchen floor and we constantly have to walk around her to get from the stove to the sink, to the freezer to the table. But it’s okay, we just take the extra detour and every time she gets a little pat on the head.
That is what love is all about 🙂







Pretty in pink

19 01 2010

Facts: 29 kg. 63 cm, 8 months old.

News: Pandora has got her own YouTube site called:

http://www.youtube.com/Pandorawolfdog

Few movies, but will grow.

Falling down the stairs
The week before last week, Thursday, Pandora fell down the stairs. I was sitting on our loft which has an open side to the staircase. Pandora was sleeping by my side. She was tired after swimming. As she woke up, she wanted to go downstairs, but somehow her hind leg slipped and all I saw was the girl falling over the edge, desperately trying to hang on to the rim with her front paws – and the she fell. On her back on the stairs and bumping down all the way to the floor.

I can’t describe my fear as I ran down the stairs to see what had happened to her.

She was laying all curled up on the floor, her tale between the legs. Paws lifted as in pain.
And not a sound came from her.

Both my husband and I ran to her to see if she was okay. She was cuddled and caressed for a few minutes, and then we got her standing up.
Nothing broken, no limping or anything. She showed no pain or problems with anything but I guess under the fur she might have had some black bruises.

The next day we went to the vet just to get her checked out, and the vet didn’t find anything to be concerned about either.
Thank who ever held a hand or paw over my girl.

Pretty in pink
After the Christmas holidays, going back to work was hard, especially for Pandora who had not been left alone very much during the holidays.
Day one she found a red ball pen to play with as she was alone. The result was fabulous.
Pink front legs – all the way to the knee. With an exhibition coming up it wasn’t the smartest time, but we had a great laugh.

Pink legs

Pink legs

Meeting the fellows – again
Exhibition in Stestrup last Saturday. Stestrup is in the middle of nowhere on Sjælland (Sealand) DK.

It took 1 hour by train to Roskilde. Then a change to another train from Roskilde to Hvalsø. In that train we met up with Rolf and his two darling dogs Xtreme and Uno.

Train ride to Hvalsø, then Taxi from Hvalsø to Stestrup. Luckily Rolf had forum a Taxi driver in Stestrup ahead of the trip.
It was a nice exhibition. Small and unpretentious.
And it was so nice to spend a whole day with the dogs and Rolf. Lots of geeky talk about our fur kids, and the dogs playing the entire day.

Watching Pandora playing with the big guys was great. Her godlike admiration of Uno last time in the beginning of October had changed into healthy curiosity so she actually dared to challenge him to play. She had a lot more guts than she had last time.
(Movie will be on YouTube soon).

The exhibition itself went well again. But as Pandora should show her teeth to the judge, she started to growl. He was a very tall man, dressed in dark clothes and he stepped sideways over to Pandora. I could feel her confusion all the way through the leach. A little growling and the judge commented it of course, saying that she should not be like that as she was a big dog that could do a lot of harm with her canine teeth.

I know. So now we must be training ‘showing teeth’ and letting big men pet her.

Pandora received Særdeles Lovende (Excellent) as a puppy and got a 3. place out of 6 puppies. One of the prices was 2.5 kg of dog food that we had to bring home by the train. And Pandora eats raw meat. Sigh!

Thanx to the boys 4 a wonderful day! Hope we’ll meet again before WDS.

Xtreme, Uno and Pandora sleeping

Xtreme, Uno and Pandora sleeping in the train on the way home.

Afraid of everything
She is changing these days.
As at the exhibition she showed fear for the judge, she now also shows fear of a lot of other people and especially children. It is such a radical change within a month that we have decided that we will go and socialize her on people again instead of dogs. Almost everybody we see these days are people with dogs, which makes her ignore the humans as soon as there are dogs.
Her ability to be with other dogs, puppies, small dogs, big dogs is so good now. Now we need people, children and big, tall men.

Heat
I am pretty sure that her changes are course by the fact that she is maturing. She is almost 9 month old. In a month or so, she should be in her first heat.
It seems like certain male dogs already find her interesting, so it may be close to happening. And how great is that as we have 2 more exhibitions this month!
(These two exhibitions will be her last attending as a Puppy, then she’ll move to Junior class)

Xtreme showed some interest in her at this exhibition but I hope we can get through the next exhibitions without all the male dogs freaking out.
I’ll try to give her Chlorophyll (Called Klarfyl) in the hope that it might remove the smell of ‘sexy girl’.

Next exhibition is Saturday 24. January in our own city, Årslev.





Good dog, good week

5 09 2009

Facts: 50 cm, 15,2 kg. 4 month old.

And what does she do when she’s alone?
Thursday I spend the day free from work. I went to the doctor to get my knee examined. This gave me the opportunity to let Pandora be home alone I as I went home I parked my car at the neighbors house  and sneaked home. I was so curious to see what see what she was doing. I sneaked up to the window (I bet some passing cars thought I was a thief sneaking in) and I look in, and see: Pandora was laying at the couch quit and calm. Awake and observant, but not uncomfortable and uneasy. Thank god she wasn’t trying to break down any doors or smashed any windows. It made me very happy and took a burden of my shoulders.
Great discovering.

The cage
Next, we bought a cage for her as mentioned in the former letter.
Now she has chosen to use it when she wants to be left alone. She walks into it when she has a particulary good bone or wants to eat in peace. Also great. The cage is a positive thing, not a jail.
Two days ago she tried again to get through the cat flap and she got stuck.
She wined and screamed like she was beaten. One of her legs couldn’t get through and I didn’t know whether to pull her back in or push her out.
Finally I got her free from the trap and we couldn’t help laughing at her. I think she is now completely done trying to get out that way.
The funny thing is that she doesn’t understand that she is growing. How should she know?

Ignorance
Few days ago I went to my boyfriends work to pick him up. One of his colleges reached into the car to pet her, but she totally ignored him.
“She is very reserved and shy” he replied.
But no, That’s not it. She just wasn’t interested in him.
That is one of her wolf reactions. If she is not interested she ignores whatever it might be. No aggressiveness just ignorance.
To people who doesn’t know her it might seem that she is shy, perhaps seconds from being aggressive, but really she just isn’t interested!
It’s the same behavior when I call her and she ignores me because there’s a million other things that are more interesting.
Ignorance is bliss, they say. To her it’s true.

Hearing or not
Just a short note to tell that we sometimes meet up with some guys and play music.
It doesn’t seem to be a problem to Pandora to lay in the middle of it all as we play. Drums, bass, guitar and singing, very loud. I don’t understand how she can stand be in the middle of it, but she can.

A little show off
This week (7. Sept. to 13. Sept.)  Pandora was chosen as Dog Of The Week at the danish United dogs-homepage. Cool.

http://dk.uniteddogs.com/welcome

Visits
This weekend we are invited for dinner at some friends. And Pandora is invited too.
Very good friends indeed. Also to Pandora.
Hope she won’t have any ‘accidents’ in their house.
A nice weekend is waiting for us. I just cannot seem to spend enough time with her.
She’s a darling.

Pandora in her new cage

Pandora in her new cage

In the middle of the music

In the middle of the music