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Am I crazy or what??? (30)

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Well, after 5 months of searching breed rescues, I´m really frustrated. We´ve been denied over 2 dozen times either due to the fact that we have small children (3 yo and 6 yo sons) or that we live too far away from the rescue. Almost all of the rescues I´ve contacted have been in the US (and we live in Canada) simply because we don´t have the amount of dogs needing homes like the US does. Sure...we have ALOT of homeless animals, but not nearly as many. I´ve had my name in for months at humane societies across Ontario for a mastiff or extra large dog...I thought it would be easy as XL dogs are harder to find homes for...but it´s not. I´ve talked to people that were downright rude and seemingly defensive just because I want a mastiff type dog and I have little kids! My kids grew up with our 2 Bordeauxs...they know XL dogs and I´m not worried if they get knocked down every now and then...I´m sure they´d survive!! I know the rescue people have to look out for the best interest of the dog, but to deny us a dog is idiocy at it´s best! We have the perfect lifestyle for these large, drooly, dufus dogs! We can´t have a high energy dog as I´m not able to do walks in the morning...I KNOW this is the right dog for us! Have I gotten defensive about this? Darn right I have! I must mention that one rescue did approve us and we are on a ´waiting list´...American Bulldog Rescue in Maryland is fabulous...so nice and understanding...they´re amazing if you´re looking for an American Bulldog (they also are in other States as well...check out the website). Anyways, a couple nights ago, I was on the computer once again looking at petfinder.com and I once again got fed up with the geographical restrictions for most rescues. So...I thought I would look at some Bordeaux breeders sites (just for fun)...I looked up those in Ontario (where I live) and started checking out their dogues. Of course, I had to check out the puppies pages, even though we´re not interested in a pup and want a male at least a year old. There on one of the pages was a juvenile male for sale...1 year old. They had kept 2 males from a litter with the intent of keeping one for a stud later on...when they matured a bit, they decided to keep the other and put ´Escada´ up for sale. He´s VERY handsome and I decided I had to email just to find out some info (just for fun, right??). Anyways, I scrolled down to look at his pedigree and our beloved Mambo is his great-grandfather...I just about fell out of my chair and started to cry of course! Now, as some of you know, we lost Mambo a year ago, to heart failure...something that CAN be passed down. The past couple days, I phoned our vet, Mambo´s heart specialists and mambo´s previous owner (we got him at 6 months old and they retained breeding rights until we had him neutered at 3 yo). They´ve all said the same thing - 3 generations back is quite a ways. Plus, as long as all the other dogs have had ´passing´ heart exams (which they have)...it would be OK to buy him. Large breeds are more prone to heart conditions...that´s a fact. Mambo´s sire and dam had NO history of heart problems, yet he went on to have them, so who´s to say. I´m not really sure what I´m getting at...we´re extemely excited and are hopefully going to look at him this weekend...I think I´m just trying to justify it to myself!

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DON´T KNOW WHY THE POST CAME UP 3 TIMES....SORRY!!!!

Check out the big, handsome fella!!!
http://www.countryroadbordeaux.com/escada.htm

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He looks really nice.

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oHHH.... HANdSomEE :]

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Nice forum dude!

Blackbelter and Sleepy

visit us at
http://en.uniteddogs.com/user/blackbelter
http://en.uniteddogs.com/dog/sleepy

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Awwwww such a beautiful face.

It makes me angry to read your post DDB. Rescue´s are always advertising that they need new homes for animals un yet they denie you giving a dog a wonderful safe fun loving home. Who dont they get your family together with the dog you wish to rescue and see how you all are with each other.

Its so good to hear that you have found a dog your are interested in and fits into your life style and not to mention a relative of your beloved Mambo. I wish you much luck when you visit him this weekend.

Best wishes
Mickisha

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He is gorgeous DBDCrazy..just love all those wrinkles,and facial expression....i could munch him!

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Thanks all...
I agree Mickisha...all but one wouldn´t even let us start by filling out the application...they instantly refused us due to the kids or where we lived. Most have so many dogs that they can´t take on anymore, yet they remain to be so ´picky´. Our local humane society is willing to do the ´home inspection´ on behalf of any rescue plus I was willing to have inspections done on a regular basis (every 6 mnths) at MY expense...still refused. And many were very nasty, as though I was wasting their time. Now, I´m not saying they´re all like this...I know there are many great rescues. I can´t say I didn´t try.....

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thats great!

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wow, i never knew rescues could be so.. .rude and say such a thing. they have every right to let you fill out the apps and at least meet any potential dogs, because you´ve had experience with 2 of them. I´m surprised, and disapointed by all this, i´m so sorry to hear such nasty things and honestly it´s truel;y unfair when these places could nicely place a great dog in a loving home like yours..
and that sounds very exciting to hear you found a relative to Mambo gosh that must be soo exciting. That´s kind of the bonus part of breeding dogs and it´s such a coincidence that you find a blood relative to him. He does have quite the cute face and such beautiful eyes i have to say!! hehe just love the face .. i wish you best of luck and wishes on the meeting with this gorgeous dog .. i think we might have a match even though he´s not rescue
Jaline, Mocha and Diego

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He looks very nice! You´ll have a ball!

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No DDB, you are not crazy! I know about a bit of the frustration you have been going through. Understandably, rescues need to have rules, but not to this extent and in no way should be treating you this way. The fact that you have had 2 bordeaux´s in the presence of your babies and there were never any problems, quite the opposite, should be a huge deciding factor for them.

I started crying when I saw Escada, and I can´t believe he is Mambo´s grandson! What a great twist of fate-I truly think that it was meant to be that you have not found a rescue yet, how thrilling!

You mustn´t worry about the heart issue, DDB-he has been tested and no sign of problems and you have done your research by asking the vet, specialists and breeder for their opinion.

Hope you get to see him as soon as you can this weekend-let us know what happens!

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what a cutie pie.very handsome.looks like you are going to have a lot of fun.big hugs rossi xx

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Yes, yes!
Just sweet, i can´t And yes, that dogs is very handsome. Thats great.

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i noticed while looking at their females... that Mambo is all of their great grandfathers !! well most of them.. have you told them that Mambo is Escada´s great grandfather, including most of the females.. i find that very exciting .
Good luck and hope you see him this weekend..

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Nice & sweet !

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he is Gorgeous How crazy that these rescue centers dont even check out whether you were suitable or not and how sad that a poor dog has lost a loving home !

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Hi DDBCrazy.........i just looked at Mambo,and the likeness is amazing to Escada,how lovely that Escada is related,it was obviously meant to be,so happy for you!

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Thanks you guys...we thought he resembled Mambo also....same gentle face. It was actually one of Mambo´s ´faults´ when we were showing him as the Dogues are supposed to have a ´sour´ expression...

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Well.....WE PICK HIM UP NEXT TUESDAY!!!!!!!!

They call him ´Skitters´...hehe

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