Viewing 29 posts - 41 through 69 (of 69 total)
  • Dogs – how much do they cost to run?
  • Premier Icon richc
    Free Member

    So a sample of 5? LOL and you called my sample of dogs limited (which it was).

    Premier Icon hora
    Free Member

    DONT GET A CORGI. Mad little feckers. We had one when I was small. Bloody thing bit me weekly and all my Mum said was ‘leave it alone/stop bothering it then’.

    Premier Icon surfer
    Free Member

    Yes but your sample is based on what your mate says on the interweb and a few incidents many moons ago?

    Mine is based on 365 days over 4 mutt lifetimes! something like 40 plus years.

    Ye?

    Premier Icon hora
    Free Member

    This thread is really pointless without pics. Surfer, pics of Lakeland please. come on guys!

    Premier Icon Polly
    Free Member

    my springers are actually quite calm… there are lots in rescue, through no fault of their own… mail me if you want more info

    Pol

    But don’t consider it unless you are both 100% committed… the dogs create more work than my children.

    Premier Icon richc
    Free Member

    True but ultimately it doesn’t detract from the fact that 5 dogs is still a tiny sample of terriers, so your generalisation is/was as bad as mine.

    Premier Icon DezB
    Full Member

    LOL @ surfer and richc

    “D**khead!” “W**kstain!”

    Having fun chaps?

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
    Full Member

    somewhere between “more than you think” and “less than a bike”

    Premier Icon surfer
    Free Member

    Heres the killing machine now!

    [/url]

    Premier Icon surfer
    Free Member

    Goddammitt!!!!

    Premier Icon hora
    Free Member

    Me and Surfer are fighting over who has the gayest 😆 looking dog

    Wheres little Eric, the other Westie?

    Premier Icon richc
    Free Member

    weird, can’t like the underscore

    edit: nice dog btw 🙂

    Premier Icon DezB
    Full Member

    surfer – are you logged in to your image store? you need to log out and get the link

    Premier Icon DezB
    Full Member

    Premier Icon surfer
    Free Member

    LOL….. 😆

    Premier Icon coffeeking
    Free Member

    Don’t get a cat. They give nothing back, teach the kids nothing about living with animals, and they are the biggest single contributor to the decline of the songbird population. Best estimate is that across the UK cats kill 15 million birds a year

    My cats gave me plenty back, taught me plenty about living with animals and rarely caught birds or mice. The above viewpoint is one based on poor experience with them. Besides, there’s plenty of birds out there in the fields and forests – just because they’re not in your garden doesnt make a hoot of difference.

    Incidentally we used to have 3 cats and have vast numbers of visiting birds to our garden, the cats wouldn’t even bat an eyelid if they landed near them. And they never went to the loo ON the garden, always in the borders – its instinctive for cats to dig, poo, bury.

    Dogs, on the other hand, are time-consuming, dependant, overly clingy and needy, need walking all the time, do large steaming poos on the pavement/trail/anywhere, pee on anything they think is theirs….you could probably say I had the same bad experiences with dogs as you have with cats!

    Premier Icon mt
    Free Member

    May I recommend a Lurcher. Very nice and quiet, lovely with kids, friendly, great turn of speed at times. This could be used to bring back Rabbits for the pot or if your really hate Cats, there would be no sh1t in the garden with one of the beauties on guard.

    Premier Icon Sandwich
    Full Member

    I think I had the best tempered Corgi ever. Never bit anyone, mad as a box of frogs when the vacuum came out though. The vet was wary the first visit and had a muzzle ready but never needed it and never bothered again. He was also a good blanket when sleeping in the chair after a morning shift.

    Premier Icon DezB
    Full Member

    there would be no sh1t in the garden with one of the beauties on guard.

    Yeah we’ve had no cat sh1t in the garden at all since we got our dog 😆

    Premier Icon hora
    Free Member

    Sandwich, any pics? I must have been the worse kid possible to put near a mad Corgi. Everytime it bit me I’d go back and bother it only to be bitten again. Sheesh.

    Reminds me of the time on a ride when there was a mad westie ontop of a farmers garden wall barking/protecting its ground. I went up to stroke it with my glove on – que a bite to my hand (Ouch!)……rubs hand and sticks it back again just for the little bugger to bite again. I never, ever learn..

    Premier Icon 5thElefant
    Free Member

    Our medium sized hound is about £20 a week in food, £200 a year is vets fees (injuries generally) and that’s about it.

    £12,000 is the average lifetime cost I believe, so £1,000 a year is a good ball-park.

    Premier Icon 5thElefant
    Free Member

    Don’t get a cat.

    Pah!

    They give nothing back

    Eh? Ours brings ‘gifts’. More than the dog does.

    each the kids nothing about living with animals,

    Bollocks. Ours teach you that if you’re smaller than the animal it will eat you. An important lesson.

    and they are the biggest single contributor to the decline of the songbird population.

    Darwin at work.

    Best estimate is that across the UK cats kill 15 million birds a year

    They should toughen-the-**** up then.

    Premier Icon Sandwich
    Full Member

    Hora here’s Danny and Herbie from 15 years ago. Dan is the Corgi, Herbie was as dumb as he looks 🙂

    Premier Icon Teetosugars
    Free Member

    Eric costs us about £25 a month..

    £13 for insurance
    £20 a bag of Burns Holistic Dog Food.

    oh, and about £1 every other month in scented nappy bags for the obvious…

    And a couple of quid for dental chews..

    Premier Icon soobalias
    Free Member

    with hindsight i regret posting anything on this thread, nevermind something i thought might be of use.

    as per usual a handful of narrow minded idiots shouting the odds.

    /posts

    Premier Icon chewkw
    Free Member

    Apparently it’s about £18K – £24K for the life time of a normal dog.

    😯

    Premier Icon 5thElefant
    Free Member

    Cheaper than children by a factor of 10. Try training a child to pick up your underwear from the bedroom floor and take it to the laundry bin in the kitchen, with their mouth, in return for a biscuit.

    Premier Icon hora
    Free Member

    Teetosugars swap Eric for Bingo? I can provide extra cash to sweeten the deal?

    Premier Icon CHUCKMORR1S
    Free Member

Viewing 29 posts - 41 through 69 (of 69 total)

The topic ‘Dogs – how much do they cost to run?’ is closed to new replies.