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bellcatbellcat Senior MemberPosts: 1,964 Senior Member
This is Glen. He came home with me about a month ago. I was planning on getting a rescue dog but made the mistake of going over to my friend's house the day this litter was born. Took one look and knew I was a goner!

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Top pic is Glen at 1 week, bottom at 7 weeks.

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He was 12lbs/7 weeks when I brought him home on October 27th, and he is now over 30lbs! The funny part is that he doesn't even eat the amount of food the bag says to feed.
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He's been a great puppy. Has put a little hurt on some furniture, but nothing fierce..........yet. House training is coming fast! He will be a combination house and hunting dog. Luckily we're having a late fall so we've been out walking everyday when I get home from work.
"Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain

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  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,887 Senior Member
    Nice! I live with two idiots of the two-legged variety, their only saving graces being that they pay the bills on time. You win.
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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,190 Senior Member
    A yellow Lab! Mine (named Dudley) has been an awesome friend. I have found rawhide bones are a good distraction from chewing on the furniture. You can't stop their urge to chew, but you can get them to chew on something less destructive.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    Never go by what the bag says to feed. They are in the business of selling dog food, not making sure your dog is healthy.

    Figure out your dog's daily caloric needs and measure the food if you feed twice a day.

    Otherwise put down enough food once a day that he eats until he is full and then pick up the bowl.

    ( if this is not needed advice, please ignore... )

    Nice pup!

    D
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  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    Jermanator wrote: »
    A yellow Lab! Mine (named Dudley) has been an awesome friend. I have found rawhide bones are a good distraction from chewing on the furniture. You can't stop their urge to chew, but you can get them to chew on something less destructive.

    I have not had a large breed in a long time, but I see people recommending deer and elk antler for chews.

    D
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,962 Senior Member
    Looks like you have a good friend.
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    BigDanS wrote: »
    I have not had a large breed in a long time, but I see people recommending deer and elk antler for chews.

    D

    This worked great for my chocolate lab. Any time she picked up anything, I'd take it away and give her antlers. When she was crated as a pup the only thing she had to chew was antlers. She is now three years old, no longer crated, and only chews on antlers. An added benefit: She'll find antler sheds when the snow melts.
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  • agewonagewon Senior Member Posts: 655 Senior Member
    I don't care what anyone says, Labs are the best breed.
    My Gunner was a bear his first month at the house then got Parvovirus. After he survived that, he mellowed out until he was 1. Really mouthy. Luckily, we took in my MIL's 130lb beast of a Lab. He strengthened him right out.
    Nylabones worked well for him, and he's still still got the same one for a few years now.
  • gatorgator Senior Member Posts: 1,746 Senior Member
    Good looking pup, looks like you got a best friend for years to come.
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,240 Senior Member
    NICE :beer:

    Best dog I've ever had was a half yellow lab, half golden we named "Dusty"

    If Glen's half the dog Dusty was, you've got a great one :beer:
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  • samzheresamzhere Banned Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    Rescue dogs or cats are such treasures! What a delight to welcome one into the home, make it a part of the family.
  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,600 Senior Member
    agewon wrote: »
    I don't care what anyone says, Labs are the best breed.
    I couldn't agree more. I'll have labs till the day I die.

    Great looking pup, Bellcat. My 95 lb chocolate is sitting here at my feet.
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,190 Senior Member
    jbohio wrote: »
    My 95 lb chocolate is sitting here at my feet.
    And here is his brother...
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    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,466 Senior Member
    Do you have that picture/video of Dudley with his "squirrel" collar? That was great.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,190 Senior Member
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    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • agewonagewon Senior Member Posts: 655 Senior Member
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    Make sure you give him a favorite "toy". Something that comes out only when it's you and him playing. It'll help enforce your bond, and eventually when he's older, it'll be a sign he can give you that he wants to play.
    Here's gunner with his ball. It's the only one hell chase and fetch, and only when I kick it.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,466 Senior Member
    Jermanator wrote: »
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    Great picture, pure lab, lol.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • TSchubTSchub Senior Member Posts: 783 Senior Member
    That's a great looking pup!!! The two of you will enjoy some wonderful times.
  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    A dollop of peanut butter on his snout and get ready to LYFAO!!!!!! Great looking pup! Are you crating or letting him roam? Dogs are like men.......need their caves.
    God show's mercy on drunks and dumb animals.........two outa three ain't a bad score!
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