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Old 04-03-2014, 01:41 PM   #1
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Old 04-03-2014, 03:30 PM   #2
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What a beautiful pup...and a great name we have a black lab named Riley.
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:59 PM   #4
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Riley is adorable!
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Riley is as cute as they get! I'll bet they'll lots of fun times ahead.
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Default I hope you have a big boat!

...He looks like he will be a big boy!

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Welcome and best wishes to your new friend!
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you gona need a bigger boat captain!


Cute pup, but the feet tell the story of how big he is going to be.


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Cute pup, but the feet tell the story of how big he is going to be.


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For Sure. He was 27 lbs in that picture at 8 weeks. At 16 weeks he is 62 lbs of solid muscle as the vet says. We expect him to go about 150-160 when he gets full grown. Actually his father is from a Kennel near Tilton NH and his Mother is from Hampton,NH so he is a NH Native.
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Since he is a NH native I bet he doesn't pronounce his rrrrr's.
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I really like dogs and have always wanted a St Bernard but because of their size I really don't have the land or living quarters for one.

That being said, why did you pick the St Bernard as a pet. I know we all have our preferences for everything in our life, but what made you pick one of the biggest dogs to own?

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I really like dogs and have always wanted a St Bernard but because of their size I really don't have the land or living quarters for one.

That being said, why did you pick the St Bernard as a pet. I know we all have our preferences for everything in our life, but what made you pick one of the biggest dogs to own?

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We picked a St. Bernard for a couple of reasons. First they are an absolutely great family and people dog. Riley is a happy go lucky dog that prefers spending time with us. As I write he is sleeping upside down between my wife and me. As for me personally he is my retirement buddy. My wife and son go off to work and school and we party hearty by going for walks and coffee and stuff. He really is great company although I am not sure he really listens to me when I talk while we walk. And we figured if you gonna get a Dog might as well be a big one that really is very quiet. He rarely barks outside and only barks in the house when he wants to go out and do his business ( very easy to housebreak by the way)or when he is thirsty he stands in front of the sink and barks.

Actually they are not that much in need of space or land. We live in a decent sized house with a half acre lot and he is quite happy with that. As he gets older he will become somewhat of a furry rug that sleeps a lot and has his walks and sun time on the deck chewing on his nylon bone.

I had one as a kid growing up in Dorchester, Ma. We were inseparable. He actually made a trip to Yellowstone Park in the late 60"s with my Parents and I in a 1967 Olds Vista cruiser where he was a huge hit. He got more pics taken of him than Old Faithful.

All in all he is just a good fit for us and our lifestyle which is kind of laidback and free styling.
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We picked a St. Bernard for a couple of reasons. First they are an absolutely great family and people dog. Riley is a happy go lucky dog that prefers spending time with us. As I write he is sleeping upside down between my wife and me. As for me personally he is my retirement buddy. My wife and son go off to work and school and we party hearty by going for walks and coffee and stuff. He really is great company although I am not sure he really listens to me when I talk while we walk. And we figured if you gonna get a Dog might as well be a big one that really is very quiet. He rarely barks outside and only barks in the house when he wants to go out and do his business ( very easy to housebreak by the way)or when he is thirsty he stands in front of the sink and barks.

Actually they are not that much in need of space or land. We live in a decent sized house with a half acre lot and he is quite happy with that. As he gets older he will become somewhat of a furry rug that sleeps a lot and has his walks and sun time on the deck chewing on his nylon bone.

I had one as a kid growing up in Dorchester, Ma. We were inseparable. He actually made a trip to Yellowstone Park in the late 60"s with my Parents and I in a 1967 Olds Vista cruiser where he was a huge hit. He got more pics taken of him than Old Faithful.

All in all he is just a good fit for us and our lifestyle which is kind of laidback and free styling.
Riley has found a good home and you have found a good companion to enjoy your retirement with. Thank you for the excellent explanation as to why you got him.
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Congratulations to you and your family!!! St. Bernard's are incredible dogs.
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You sound like the absolute perfect dog owner. An added plus is that you can be with each other each and every day. What a perfect win win. Riley gets a wonderful home and you get a wonderful buddy. Enjoy!


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I am STILL waiting for my first Boat ride Sigh I hope to get on it before I out grow the boat
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