Thank you Gary
Yes Dane was what I had been thinking too. I am strongly considering a DNA test after Guard_dog suggested it. After the holidays pass. Ill definitely post results. I had wanted a Corso after I fostered one for a few weeks. His name was Kingston and he was a very friendly dog after the initial hello. I'll include a pic. I hear he is doing well.
Arlo is awsome with my children (always supervised) even if he's excited or amped up when one of my kids walk into the room hi
When I first saw your dog I thought he was a young Cane Corso. Only thing that gave me pause was the the muzzle is to long and the stop is not sharp enough. It could be a Great Dane x Cane Corso mix. However, is a very nice looking dog.
Embark looks like the way to go.
Just looking for educated guess as to what kind of dog this is he's about 15 months old and weighs about 95 lb. His name is Arlo. I was told he's a Corso but have heard conflicting things from different people and obviously I will never be able to tell what he really is or even if he's mixed without papers. I've seen similar dogs in pictures that look like him everything from Presa Canario to bandog to Persian Mastiff. but I would just like an educated guess from people who own similar breeds. thanks thi
You nailed it. The Blue Lacy is also a fantastic working dog developed about 60 miles from where we now live. The Thai Ridgeback is also a phenomenal worker. Two good ones there.
theres another breed of dog, that is strong and athletic like a pitbull, its also blue. Called blue something, I can seem to recall it right now, im sure someone on here knows what Im talking about though.
ahhh the Blue Lacy!
And this stupid paw infection thing is making it difficult for him to walk/run
Sorry about that .. hopefully the diet change will take care of that issue.
Its amazing how bad some of these vets are, I had the humane society try to tell me it was ringworm! which its certainly is not.
When your only tool is a hammer all problems start to look like nails. :)
Our trusty veterinarian Dr. Sara Bates moved to Italy and got very busy. I would always trust her to provide accurate information from which to make good decisions. Vets like her are hard to find these days.
It is good that you do your own researc
when I was doing raw for him, it was chicken and rice, or beef and rice that we would feed him. My wifes asian and cooks alot, so basically all our meals are rice with some type of meat and vegetables, generally speaking. So it was pretty easy to just feed him the left overs or make a bit extra, but it says no rice. Feeding Kibble is definitely easier. Im just glad that after about 2 years, we finally know what the problem is. He has been getting treated for allergies this whole time and bunch of vet hop
thanks gary, I dont have as much time to work with him as I would like. And this stupid paw infection thing is making it difficult for him to walk/run when it gets really bad.
We have not had any issues with paw yeast infections. It is normally attributed to high carbohydrate/grain diets and the moist paws are a perfect place for yeast to present.
"Yeast infections and foot fungus can occur in dogs as well as humans, and are generally the result of a diet that is high in yeast. The body turns carbohydrates into sugar, therefore your dog should avoid a high-carbohydrate diet while being treated for yeast infection. Feed her a diet rich in low-glycemic vegetables instead
Not sure if Im spelling Foss right, but anyways, just a little fun with my dog on the flirt pole, and getting him to sit, stay, and foss when I say so.
forgot too mention, i switched him back to kibble, taste of the wild, as its not made with any yeast or grains.
so you guys may have seen my previous post about food allergy for my dogs. Turns out its not food allergy, what he has is a yeast infection of the paws. Problem is, its recurrent. has anyone had a similar issue? his feet look something like this. I got him back on antibiotics, and a shampoo etc. And it has cleared up like always, problem is once hes off the meds it returns!
looks something like this!
below is not my dog, just a google pic of yeast infection dog paw.
How are your plans for the Blue Paul coming along?
Good website - wonder who sponsors them :)
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congratulations on purchasing the book and trying to learn more about how to keep our dog healthy and well nourished. I have seen videos of working LGDs being fed grool or slop. Basically milk and oats or some such concoction. It is interesting to note that western dog owners and fanciers often think they know best what to feed an ancient breed they have owned for a few years while centuries of ownership and husbandry are dismissed as old fashioned and insufficient.