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some Smokey pics

Klopfer
April 6th, 2009, 03:31 PM
This is Smokey, an american dog in Germany

He was born 04/20/2006 in Jacksonville/Florida. We adopted him 07/21/2006 while we spent our holidays in Florida. He's the cutest american in germany ;)

Still in the US with his friend Chyko
http://s7.directupload.net/images/080808/njrivaoi.jpg

http://s6.directupload.net/images/080808/9pft357m.jpg

Smokey, 7 months old
http://s8.directupload.net/images/080808/3gsl9pfr.jpg

After his first TPLO surgery
http://s8.directupload.net/images/080808/9jkdiluu.jpg

http://s6.directupload.net/images/080808/kgcbmt2c.jpg

http://s3.directupload.net/images/080808/syzfxrku.jpg

Having fun in Denmark with his best fried Choc
http://s5.directupload.net/images/080808/ggket7e3.jpg

http://s5.directupload.net/images/080808/8i22lv7x.jpg

In Denmark
http://s8.directupload.net/images/080808/hsd5fc86.jpg

At the river Elbe with Kalypso (Mini-Bulli)
http://s1.directupload.net/images/080808/t9kd64k8.jpg

Smokey and Bitch
http://s4.directupload.net/images/080808/y48iyrsc.jpg

These are the newest Smokey pics:
http://s10.directupload.net/images/090321/r8rjh4ld.jpg (http://www.directupload.net)

I'm cute, I'm SO cute! ;)
http://s10.directupload.net/images/090321/fz6j26l4.jpg (http://www.directupload.net)

hazelrunpack
April 6th, 2009, 08:48 PM
Oh, he is a handsome devil! :flirt: Lovely smile, too :D That water picture with the Cuz is spectacular!

I can see he has quite the fashionable collar collection, too! :thumbs up

mollywog
April 6th, 2009, 09:11 PM
beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing!
What is the general attitude towards "bully" breeds in Germany?

Love4himies
April 7th, 2009, 07:57 AM
Smokey is one handsome devil :cloud9: :lovestruck:.

Scuba
April 9th, 2009, 01:52 AM
How the heck did I miss this thread!?

I love Bullies!:lovestruck: Not to mention a brindle one at that.:cloud9:

Smokey sure was a cute puppy. Grew up to be very handsome as well. Which part of Germany are you located. I am asking since my god parents are German, they live in Saarland. Well actually since they have retired, they also travel to SE Asia a lot now.

growler~GateKeeper
April 9th, 2009, 02:58 AM
Cutie Pie! :cloud9:

chico2
April 9th, 2009, 08:40 AM
Smokey is really handsome,love his beautiful collars:lovestruck:
He seems to have a life full of fun and games and I am sure,lot's of loving:dog:
I too was going to ask about the Bully-breeds in Germany,here in Ontario,Canada we have BSL(breed specific legislation):evil:many bullies have been killed,just for being the breed they are:cry:
By the way,you are a very talented photographer:thumbs up

ancientgirl
April 9th, 2009, 09:50 AM
He's quite a handsome boy! I am also curious about the way these breeds are seen in Europe.

Klopfer
April 9th, 2009, 04:46 PM
How the heck did I miss this thread!?

I love Bullies!:lovestruck: Not to mention a brindle one at that.:cloud9:

Smokey sure was a cute puppy. Grew up to be very handsome as well. Which part of Germany are you located. I am asking since my god parents are German, they live in Saarland. Well actually since they have retired, they also travel to SE Asia a lot now.
We live in Hamburg, in the north of Germany :)

Smokey is really handsome,love his beautiful collars:lovestruck:
He seems to have a life full of fun and games and I am sure,lot's of loving:dog:
I too was going to ask about the Bully-breeds in Germany,here in Ontario,Canada we have BSL(breed specific legislation):evil:many bullies have been killed,just for being the breed they are:cry:
By the way,you are a very talented photographer:thumbs up
It depends on where you are living in Germany. Every Federal State has its own laws for "dangerous" dogs. Lower Saxony and Saxony are having no BSL. Germany is having an import ban for pitbulls, Staffs, StaffyBulls and Bullterrier.

In Hamburg, for example, we have 3 categories of dogs:
Cat. 1 - Pitbull, Staff, StaffyBull, Bullterrier (600 Euro fee, ~ 968 CAD)
Cat. 2 - Bullmastiff, Dogo Argentino, Dogue de Bordeaux, Fila Brasileiro, Rottweiler and a few more (600 Euro fee, if they passes the temperamet test 90 Euro dog fee)
Cat. 3 - all others (90 Euro fee, ~ 145 CAD)

If you want to own a cat. 1 or 2 dog in Hamburg, you have to get a permission by the government and a police clearance certificate. Cat. 1 dogs are allowed if you take them from a shelter or other rescue group. No breeding allowed, all dogs must to be spayed or neutred. Cat. 1 and 2 dogs must to be leashed until they are 9 months old, then they also must wear a muzzle. All dogs must take part at a temprament test at the age of 15 month.
If Cat. 2 dogs passes the temperamet test, they are allowed to be unleashed and unmuzzeled. Cat. 1 dogs must be leashed and muzzled even if they passes (otherwise the dog could be seized) this test. They are not allowed to go to dog parks without muzzle and leash.

In the year 2000, when everything started ("Gipsy" and "Zeus", two Staffs, killed a 6 year old child on a playground in Hamburg), many dogs were put to sleep (it's against the Animal Welfare Act to kill an animal without a medical reason in Germany, but no one cared) in the so called "Hamburger Hallen" (no daylight, no walks, just bars and waiting for the last day... also called "dog concentration camp"). Heres a pic how it looked like in the "Hamburger Halle": http://www.the-underdog.de/kasparhauser.html (it's a story about the pitbull "Michi" who was rescued from the "Hamburger Halle")

By now, we have more "Cat. 1" dogs here in Hamburg than 2 years ago. Most of the "Cat. 1" dogs are "Am. Bulldog-Mixes" or "Boxer-Lab"-Mixes so they aren't effected by BSL. ;)

Sorry for my bad english :(

chico2
April 9th, 2009, 05:05 PM
My German is not that great anymore(I am from Sweden),but I understood most of it,even though the Hamburger Halle seems to be the end of the road for many dogs,it still seems your system is better than ours.
Here in Ontario,Canada,even mixes who look like bullies are condemned,no breeding,no new Staffies or mixes of the breed are allowed.
Owners who had these dogs before the ban,have to muzzle their dogs at all times outside of the house.
Often time,rescuers will get these dogs out of Ontario in to other provinces where they are still allowed.
I've really only met one Staffie and she was the most wonderful dog,but I know of several others that are equally wonderful.
All in all,we hate BSL here,mostly it is the fault of the owners,if any dog attacks a human,it does not matter what the breed.
By the way,your English is great!!

Luvmypitgirls
April 9th, 2009, 10:54 PM
I love the pic with Smokey and Bitch, (is that her real name?:laughing:)
Bitch has that typical beautiful bully smile, and Smokey is one handsome pupper!:lovestruck:

Scuba
April 10th, 2009, 02:03 AM
That seems like a lot of regulations but still better than Ontario Canada.

Hamburg, cool, I love that place. My god parents used to have an apartment in Lubeck and I had the privilege of visiting both places.

Klopfer
April 10th, 2009, 06:01 AM
I love the pic with Smokey and Bitch, (is that her real name?:laughing:)
Yap, it's her real name! She is Smokey best friend :lovestruck:

Hamburg, cool, I love that place. My god parents used to have an apartment in Lubeck and I had the privilege of visiting both places.
From my point of view, Hamburg is one on the beautifullest cities in the world: the river Elbe, tht historic Town, everything. :lovestruck:
Lübeck is great, too (and they#ve got the greatest marzipan in the world ;))! I love to live in the north of Germany!

rainbow
April 14th, 2009, 04:02 AM
Smokey is one handsome boy :lovestruck: and I love the big smile from Bitch. :cloud9:

The pic of Smokey sticking his tongue out is too cute. :D