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The Bigfella
10-12-2012, 08:43 PM
Just got a "Dear Ian" email

Yep...

She's got a new dog. She's calling it a Bull Arab, better known to me as an Aussie Pig Dog

Here's the wiki photo of one....

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0f/Bull_Arab_%28dog%29.jpg

The Bull Arab is an Australian (http://forum.woodenboat.com/wiki/Australia) Cur-Dog breed (http://forum.woodenboat.com/wiki/Cur) that is bred primarily as a finder and lugger (http://forum.woodenboat.com/wiki/Catch_dog) for wild boar hunting (http://forum.woodenboat.com/wiki/Boar_hunting). They are also used for catching wild scrub bulls in outback Australia. They are generally a loyal dog, with a great temperament. They were bred with the need to create a dog with enough size to stop large boars but with enough speed and stamina to outlast many of the other heavier mastiffs. The Bull Arab is not yet a registry-recognized breed of dog in Australia, though there are those that are working towards getting it recognized as such.

Paul Pless
10-12-2012, 08:48 PM
does this mean you're free to buy that aeroplane?

The Bigfella
10-12-2012, 09:05 PM
Hmmm... she did update me on the bank balance.

Paul Pless
10-12-2012, 09:38 PM
it was an expensive dog then eh?

The Bigfella
10-12-2012, 09:46 PM
I believe its a "rescue" dog

skuthorp
10-12-2012, 09:49 PM
"They are also used for catching wild scrub bulls"
Hmmm.................

John of Phoenix
10-12-2012, 10:50 PM
"They are also used for catching wild scrub bulls"
Hmmm.................She's sending it after you?

Syed
10-13-2012, 12:08 AM
I believe its a "rescue" dog


She's sending it after you?

|:) |:)

Phillip Allen
10-13-2012, 06:36 AM
"Sick Ba**s!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5y3NO8YSow

The Bigfella
10-21-2012, 12:12 PM
Zak got his first bath and was allowed to be photographed..... not that he looks happy about it

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Beer%20Lao/zak3.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Beer%20Lao/Zak1.jpg

For size comparison... he's with my son's dog here. Jet is a black lab. His father was an Australian champion.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Beer%20Lao/zak2.jpg

wardd
10-21-2012, 01:21 PM
I believe its a "rescue" dog

tell her the plane is a rescue

BrianW
10-21-2012, 05:51 PM
He looks like a fine dog. Good job all.

The Bigfella
12-02-2012, 03:11 AM
I'm liking this dog. He's got a lovely temperament and he gets on fabulously with the black Lab - which is how he was selected. Not sure this house is big enough for us all though.....

stevebaby
12-02-2012, 03:17 AM
Got a head like a robber's dog. This should tell you it's time you went home for Chrissie.

stevebaby
12-02-2012, 03:19 AM
Reckon the Labbie has it's measure though. :D

The Bigfella
12-02-2012, 03:24 AM
The Lab came in with a hole in his head this morning. May or may not have been the Bull Arab. They are pretty similar in the play I've seen... but if I had to choose one I didn't want to go up against... it'd be the Arab. The Lab is 5kg heavier btw, but he started off thin...

Syed
12-02-2012, 07:23 AM
It seems I've been replaced at home



It seems you managed to make it just in time. |:)

LeeG
12-02-2012, 10:55 AM
Looks like a super mut