Saturday, March 10, 2007

The Boxer, A Working Dog Breed, is Loved by All

I read this article on and I wanted to just share this bit from it:

The Working Dog group includes most of the guard dog breeds such as the Rottweiler and Doberman Pinscher as well as the northern sled dogs such as the Alaskan Malamute and the Siberian Husky. Most of these dogs need lots of exercise and a fair amount of living space. Many of these dogs have thick double coats and can be heavy shedders. The heavy shedding breeds include the: Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Great Pyrenees, Newfoundland, Saint Bernard, Samoyed and Siberian Husky. The top 10 most popular Working Dog breeds in the US according to the American Kennel Club 2005 registrations are discussed below and their registration rank is included in brackets.

1. Boxer
The Boxer (#7) is a large, strong and muscular dog that is energetic, good-natured and playful. Boxers are very popular because they love children and are a good dog breed for active families with children. Toddlers and young children should be supervised carefully when around young or adolescent dogs that will knock them over when they get excited. This breed needs early socialization and obedience training while they are puppies and exercise while adolescents to control their exuberance. Boxers are alert, intelligent and eager to please and can be trained to a high level for agility sports and obedience competitions. Boxers make good watchdogs and can even be trained to be guard dogs.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Recommend some doggie treats!

Dear Clown Prince,

My mom keeps giving me peanut butter on a spoon. It's yummy! What kind of treats do you get?

The White Poodle


Dear Poofy One,

One word of caution, don't fart when mommy is on an important conference call you may find yourself in the "jail"!

The Hiney One

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Which dog should change the light bulb?

How many dogs are needed to change a light bulb?

Afghan: Light bulb? What light bulb?
Australian Shepherd: First, I'll put all the light bulbs in a little circle...
Beagle: Light bulb? Light bulb? That thing I ate was a light bulb?
Border Collie: Just one? And then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.
Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark.
Yo quiero Taco Bulb.
Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark.
Collie: No, don't change it. If it's dark, maybe no one will see me sleeping on the couch.
Chinese Crested: I can put it in, I can jump and spin!
Dachshund: You know I can't reach that damned stupid lamp!
Doberman Pinscher: While it's dark, I'm going to sleep on the couch.
German Shepherd: Alright, everyone stop where you are! Who busted the light? I SAID, "STOP WHERE YOU ARE!!!"
Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?
Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares?
Hound Dog: Zzzzzzzzzz...
Irish Wolfhound: Can somebody else do it? I've got this hangover.
Italian Greyhound: I can't reach the stupid lamp!
Jack Russell Terrier: I'll just pop it in while I'm bouncing off the walls and furniture.
Labrador Retriever: Oh, me, me!! Pleeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I?
Malamute: Let the Border Collie do it. You can feed me while he's busy.
Mastiff: Mastiffs are NOT afraid of the dark.
Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? I'm sorry, but I don't see a light bulb.
Pointer: I see it, there it is, there it is, right there.
Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.
Rottweiler: Go ahead. Make me!
Shiba-Inu: Zero! Shibas aren't afraid of the dark!
Shitzu: Puh-leeez, dahling. I have servants for that kind of thing.
Springer: Light bulb? Light bulb? That thing I just ate was a light bulb?
Cat: You need light to see? Weakling.

Happy Birthday to MEEEEEEEE

Oh yeah. Uh huh. Oh yeah. Where's my liver treats?

Monday, March 5, 2007

The Difference Between Cats and Dogs

Cats Drool!

Dogs come when you call them. Cats take a message and get back to you when they are good and ready.

Dogs will give you unconditional love forever. Cats will make you pay for every mistake you"ve ever made since the day you were born.

Dogs will let you give them a bath without taking out a contract on your life.

Dogs will tilt their heads and listen whenever you talk. Cats will yawn and close their eyes.

Dogs will bark to wake you up if the house is on fire. Cats will quietly sneak out the back door.

Dogs will sit, lie down, and heel on command. Cats will smirk and walk away.

Dogs will bring you your slippers or the evening newspaper. Cats might bring you a dead mouse.
Dogs will greet you and lick your face when you come home from work. Cats will be mad that you went to work at all.

Dogs will play Frisbee with you all afternoon. Cats will take a three hour nap.

Dogs will sit on the car seat next to you. Cats have to have their own private box or they will not go at all.

Dogs Rule!

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Dear Clown Prince

Dear Clown Prince,

My family keeps ignoring me when they have food. I want some. How do I get it?


The Yapping Chihuahua


Dear Burrito Dog,

Look for the smallest person with food. Stand as close by as possible. Lick lips frequently. Make small moan noise. Wait for food to drop.


Your Hineyness

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

You know it's a sick household when...

The heir has a fever of 103 for nearly three days... the pea pie has a fever for four days... the mom feels like she's been hit in the head with a 2x4 and the clown prince throws up a giant stinking pile of dentabone... wait...

"What is that?"
"I don't know"
"I think it's a rubberball"

Friday, February 2, 2007

Phew! TGIF.

Such a long hard week!

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Another family embraces the boxer

I found a nice little post today of a family who recently went through the search to find a good pet for their home... and they selected a Boxer.

Here's the post.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Some Random Boxer Facts

The first registered Boxer on record was Arnulf Grandenz in 1904.

The Boxer is a cousin of the Bulldog.

The Boxer was "invented" in Munich, Germany.

The Boxer does stand on its hind feet and paw, much like a boxer. Although, this is not done in aggression.

The Boxer is charming and friendly and enjoys making new friends.

Boxers love children.

In 1935 Boxers were reclassified from the Non-Sporting Group to the Working Group.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Tribute To A Dog

My mom wanted to share one of her favorite quotes about dogs. This is taken from one of her favorite books - Watchers.

The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog. A man's dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master's side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer; he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wing and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens.

- Senator George Vest, 1870

Thursday, January 25, 2007

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It's not easy being cute. So many kisses... so little time. I did get so many more when I was just a baby.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

You may call me, your hineyness

Introducing the Clown Prince Boudreaux of Minnesota. A Boxer who was born on March 6, 2006 from sire Sir Royal Ryder and dam King's I Love Lucy.

I live with my mom and dad and my two girls. We also have a slight cat problem, the naughty Sasha. I continue my efforts to bring her to the light side.