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Date Posted: 23:36:01 03/22/05 Tue
Author: Kristin
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Subject: Re: deaf white boxer newly adopted
In reply to: Kristy 's message, "Re: deaf white boxer newly adopted" on 10:43:16 03/22/05 Tue

Tell me a bit about your sheltie? I have a color-headed white sheltie that is deaf. He's almost all white, except for his head, however, he's not a double merle. CHWs are a type of color for the breed. Alot of folks think he's a double merle, and really give me dirty looks because of it. CHWs can occur in any breeding. Even if he were a double merle, it wouldn't have been my fault he was breed, so I think the dirty looks are a little out of bounds.

How old is your pup? What color? Have you thought of doing any competition performance events (like agility, obedience, flyball, etc.) with him?

My sheltie is two years old. He's got three agility titles and an obedience title and a certification. He's currently still showing in obedience and agility, and he's doing very well. He's just a great guy!

Congrats on your sheltie. It sounds like you're doing very well with him.


>GREAT! We just adopted a sheltie under the same
>circumstances. We have a hearing collie.
>Check out deafdogs.org. Buy a pocket guide of
>handheld flashlight and cover it with white paper as
>to not hurt the puppy's eyes. Research clicker
>training and use the flashlight as a clicker.
>We adopted our boy on Jan 29 and he is housebroken,
>crate trained, and knows NO, STOP, GOOD BOY, SIT,
>A WALK. We just had to learn sign language and figure
>out what motivated the little bugger (beef jerky).
>You can do this. Just be patient and positive. Pet
>your dog A LOT and socialize him by taking him
>everywhere you can. Never, ever let him off a leash,
>Good luck!
>>We just adopted a deaf, white boxer. He was going to
>>be put down by the breeder because no one would take
>>him. We already have a 16-mos old white boxer who can
>>hear. We are in the process of doing research on the
>>best way to work with the new dog. Any suggestions on
>>good resources? This is our first non-hearing dog and
>>we would like to do whatever we can for him. He is
>>very timid, underweight, etc. He was not well-cared
>>for so we have multiple issues to overcome.

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