He Freddie has got lovely ears, long but thin. You get a lot of dogs with beautiful thick ears, but I suppose you can't have everything can you? I was wondering if it is a boy thing, as Lucy's ears, and females in general seem to be a bit shorter. Lucy's ears are much easier to care for though, they don't seem to knot up. Fred has almost cotton wool like ears, much harder to brush and keep knot free. I usually brush his ears every couple of days. I can leave Lucy's for a week, and still no knots, totally different type of fur on them.
I see where your coming from with Pit Bulls. But I always think, why do people choose the aggressive breed of dog, if not for protection, it can't be because of their loving nature. Just last year in Melbourne and Pit Bull got into it's next door neighbours property and mauled a little girl to death, terrifying! We do have snakes in South Australia where we live. You need to be on the lookout. I don't know if you knew, but they say the 6 or 8 most deadly snakes are found in Australia. Tony, my husband, and myself went to the South Island of New Zealand recently for our 40th wedding anniversary. And they have no snakes at all over there. We could just let them run free with now worries. We are constantly on the lookout, don't go near long grass, or the river where they breed.
When you said I have a beautiful dog with long ears, I'm sure you must mean little Freddie my tri-boy. Lucy's also sweet, but Freddie takes a lot more grooming. I usually trim them myself, but only slightly. As soon as the tail reaches the ground, I trim it back a little. And I usually trim their ears about every three months to keep them neat. Little Freddie bit through the hair on his ear one day while he was eating a chicken neck. So I've decided to put his snood on him from now on. I had to trim both ears, and cut a bit off because they were jagged. I also trim neatly around the paws, and try to keep the fur off the bottom of the feet, otherwise they go for a skate on my kitchen floor.
It must be cold where you live, totally different to South Australia, which can reach over 40 degrees C in the summer months. on those days I always take them for their walks at about 6.30am, the coolest time of the day. You were talking about a Pitbull before in a recent post, they have been banned from breeding here in Australia because of their excessively aggressive nature, but I know some people have them, because I hear often how they attack and even kill children, and your dogs wouldn't stand a chance, because when they bite, they don't let go.
Regarding jealousy, Lucy my female often gets a little jealous, but Freddie hasn't a jealous bone in his body. (I don't know if it's a female thing) If there's a plate to be licked, and she tries to take over, he just lets her have it. There is just no way he could survive in the wild
Having roxy with me is the best, I miss her so much when I am at work. I come home and it is the best love in the world that I get. I have to sit on the steps before I can go up and she just hugs me and buries her nose into me and snorts and whines and of course I get kisses. She does get to go with her daddy, he has a job that he drives around a lot and she rides in the truck to his stops. Plus her auntie comes over with her pug they are the best of friends. amazing how much you can love something but I just love her so much.