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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

point return's body guard - chokkalingam

after many deliberations and delays, we finally got our stray/mongrel - Chokkalingam aka 'chokka'.
2 months old when he entered our home, a week ago.

many thanks to 'organic' krishnan and priya nagesh at Theosophical Society for this stunning 'chocolate' coloured boy-pup.

all 3 are well adjusted to each other and even eat off each others plates.


Yugandhar said...

Looks like a metallic art work!!! Seems very observant and duty minded.
The pR family is growing fast.

Surio said...

I object :-) Your "kukka", I mean, "Chokka" is not a total mongrel ;-). It has Weimaraner pedigree by the looks of it. Alright, it could also be a Dobermann, but my first suspicion is the former. Your friend from "straying around" can shed more light on it?

Now why am I concerned about it? From the above article, this excerpt:

Weimaraners are high-strung and often wear out their owners, requiring appropriate training to learn how to calm them and to help them learn to control their behavior. Owners need patience and consistent, firm yet kind training, as this breed is particularly rambunctious during the first year and a half of its life. This breed is known for having a penchant for stealing food from table and counter tops whenever given the chance.

Like many breeds, untrained and unconfined young dogs often create their own fun when left alone, such as chewing house quarters and furniture. Thus, many that are abandoned have behavioural issues as a result of isolation and inferior exercise.

Weimaraners are generally good with children, but may not be appropriate for smaller children due to their tendency to knock a child down in the course of play. Early training to sit through positive reinforcement is critical to prevent jumping in the future.

It should never be forgotten that the Weimaraner is a hunting dog and therefore has a strong, instinctive prey drive. Weimaraners will sometimes tolerate cats, as long as they are introduced to the cats as puppies, but many will chase and frequently kill almost any small animal that enters their garden or backyard. In rural areas, most Weimaraners will not hesitate to chase deer or sheep.

As a former dog owner (I hate that term, but do not have an alternative) I always tell people a dog is for life (his, and ours) and it is very very important that we understand these highly intelligent beings and calibrate both lives to be peaceful and happy. Knowing the background of your canine is important as it helps in our own approach towards their upkeep. So, be careful in your inital supervision and training of your kukka chokka.....

Unknown said...

Yaaaaaaaa! An animal brigade at PR! Dogs and cats are for life. Very sweet chocy dog!

csm said...

thanks all.

dv said...

thanks for the information on weimaranar
i hope chokka can chase monkeys off our vegetable patches

Surio said...

So, there is some truth in the proverb: "every cloud has a silver lining"... :-D!

I am sure, with so many good role models (read pack leaders....) he will grow up into a well-rounded dog. :-)