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25-07-2008, 03:35 PM   #1

Met a dog with Dwarfism


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25-07-2008, 03:36 PM   #2

Re: Met a dog with Dwarfism


humm, that is wierd. Shame you didn't have your camera



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25-07-2008, 04:16 PM   #3

Re: Met a dog with Dwarfism


I have heard of that before - if I remember rightly Jimmy Hill had a labrador that suffered with dwarfism and I read an article on it in a magazine. I might just have a search on the internet and find out!!



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25-07-2008, 04:18 PM   #4

Re: Met a dog with Dwarfism


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I have heard of that before - if I remember rightly Jimmy Hill had a labrador that suffered with dwarfism and I read an article on it in a magazine. I might just have a search on the internet and find out!!

Have just found the following extract (first dated 2001!):
Soccer pundit Jimmy Hill shows off his latest signing - a dwarf labrador.

Jimmy, 73, who lives in Hurstpierpoint with his wife Briony, attracts stares of amazement from passers-by when he takes pedigree pup Charlie out for a walk.

The television presenter said: "If you look at him side-on he looks like a Dachshund but he's got a beautiful labrador face and everyone finds him irresistible."

Charlie was born with the mystery condition condroplasia which means he will never reach full size.

But that doesn't stop him dashing up and down the star's garden. He is already in training to accompany his master on rounds of golf.

Jimmy said: "We had our last dog George until he was 14 and we were heart-broken when he had to be put down.

"We weren't going to get another dog but I went to see a friend of mine in Suffolk whose neighbour's dog had just had puppies.

"Charlie was the last of the nine and no one wanted him. It was love at first sight and now he's the most important member of the family.

"I'm a member of a golf club where they adore dogs and look forward to the day he can accompany me around the course."



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25-07-2008, 04:46 PM   #5

Re: Met a dog with Dwarfism


Have know of one in my own breed, it is not that unusual but not common. No real problem as long as some bright spark with no brains decides to breed them together.



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25-07-2008, 04:57 PM   #6

Re: Met a dog with Dwarfism


I knew about jimmy hills but have never met one, I have heard that there is becoming more of a problem in labs.



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25-07-2008, 05:26 PM   #7

Re: Met a dog with Dwarfism


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Have know of one in my own breed, it is not that unusual but not common. No real problem as long as some bright spark with no brains decides to breed them together.
. I have read about someone offering the 'First Miniature Utonagan Stud Dog'. No mention of dwarfism though.



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25-07-2008, 06:08 PM   #8

Re: Met a dog with Dwarfism


just the same as us humans



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25-07-2008, 06:23 PM   #9

Re: Met a dog with Dwarfism


This is a 4 year old dwarf GSD apparantly:





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25-07-2008, 06:34 PM   #10

Re: Met a dog with Dwarfism


Does not have GSD ears, can't really see the skull because of the markings and the shadow, I would need some convincing.



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