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We (me, my mother and little sister) are adopting a 4 year old gsd.
The owner told us that he has to give her away because "she can't accept that she's the youngest in the pack, and tries to, unsuccessfully, dominate the other four dogs I have". He says that this dominating behavior is not present with humans.
He planned to use the dog for obedience competitions, so she's really well behaved and obedient (except for the dominating the other dogs thing)
Is there anything we should keep in mind? I have very little experience when it comes to owning a gsd.
I am aware of the level of activity a gsd needs, I'm more wondering how a 4 year old gsd (which is quite a loyal breed) will handle the "moving from one family to another" thing.
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What kind of dog should I get? It wouldn't be for a long time, but I'd like some ideas.
Preferably I'd like a breed that's typically extremely friendly and playful, very active, and one of the larger breeds. I want a dog that's equally happy playing fetch, or cuddling with when I go to sleep at night. I don't care if they shed, but if there are any breeds like this that either don't shed or shed very little, I'd like to see what there is.
I just got to meet a friend's friend's siberian husky the other day, he was only 8 months old, but super friendly and playful and overall d'awww-inducing.
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What is the most loyal and protective breed of dog?
I want a dog that will be my shadow and follow me around and be just attached to me, that won't run off away from me to get petted by some little kid across the street or chase a fucking squirrel. I want a smart, loyal dog. Also a dog that is courageous and would do anything to help/protect me. Also, I prefer medium-extra big dogs!
I love dogs, I'm thinking maybe a German Shepherd or Rottweiler, but have not decided yet.
I've always owned stray mutts that i've picked up off the side of the road. I'm living on my own now, and my last dog sadly passed away. And I want to try getting a "purebred".
tl;dr : Most loyal and protective dog breeds??
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So I bought one of these ant farms in preparation for a project in my biology class. I have a nest of fire ants of ~25 workers, complete with queen, that I placed in it. Now, the instruction manual said the ants will eat the gel. My question is, will the ants feed the gel to the larvae, or will it even have enough nutrients for them at all? Should I continue feeding them stuff like I was doing before I placed them in this ant farm?
I need them to survive until March (I'd like them to last a long time, but as long as I can use them for my project I'll be happy), and there's no way all of these workers will last, so I'm counting on the current and future eggs to mature into adults, which means I need to make sure the larvae receive sufficient nutrients.
Anyone have experience and/or knowledge about this?