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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Well "who's the King of the castle then"


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Exciting day today..... we saw and otter !!!!

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Well he certainly isnt a dirty rascal!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

An Otter - Wow! Cool

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Hello gorgeous boy. Aren't you the lucky one seeing an Otter. Hope you didn't frighten it Smile ( of course you didn't Wink )

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Hello handsome Cool

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

This morning I was greeted by a wet nose reminder that it was Hobbes breakfast time and a cheeky look....

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Laughing ....Collie Nose ( and Eye Laughing )

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Gorgeous, wish I was still woken like that. Cool Confused

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I'm definitely in love with that hairy dog...

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:24 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hobbes doesn't discriminate.... he just loves everyone!!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:09 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hobbes for King!! Hobbes for King!! ....... I'd vote for him!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx7zI1W_5JI

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Ooh what a lovely big cuddle bunny Cool Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:39 am Reply with quoteBack to top

How big is Hobbes now? When he was a puppy, he looked as if he was going to be very tall and large!

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Nina07 wrote:
How big is Hobbes now? When he was a puppy, he looked as if he was going to be very tall and large!


So sorry.... I only just saw your question.

I can tell you precisely what Hobbes weighs - 25.6kg and you can still feel his ribs (just)... He loves his food..... As to height and length I'll have to catch him and measure him while he'e eating (for height) and asleep on the patio or kitchen floor (for length) but yes he is what I would call "a full sized male Beardie"

Will post as soon as I get the measurements Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:43 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks Robert! Hobbes is just fine with his 25.6 kg, especially as he looks like a tall and well-built male. I showed his photo to my French friends on our Beardie forum (same sort of friendly group as this one), and am happy to announce the creation of:

the Official Hobbes Fan Club (French section) - I am the Chairperson of course.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:11 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Nina07 wrote:
Thanks Robert! Hobbes is just fine with his 25.6 kg, especially as he looks like a tall and well-built male. I showed his photo to my French friends on our Beardie forum (same sort of friendly group as this one), and am happy to announce the creation of:

the Official Hobbes Fan Club (French section) - I am the Chairperson of course.

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Hobbes says "Merci beaucoup"!!! and sends a big wet Beardie kiss to all his fans


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I have chased the boy around with a tape measure and these are the best guesstimates I am able to give regarding his height and length

Height 23 inches

Length (Base of tale to base of neck) 33 inches

I therefore think he equates to a top end of the official size range for a Beardie - according to the UK Kennel Club.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:45 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

23 inches??? Shocked Well then, Hobbes is more like a Giant Beardie! Laughing I've just checked the official British standard and it says 22 inches max for a male Beardie.

Please say thank you to him from me and his fans for the big wet Beardie kiss - we all have a good experience of that sort of thing, of course! Shocked

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Perhaps Hobbes would like to start his own club - the GFBC - ? Cool

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Nina07 wrote:


23 inches??? Shocked Well then, Hobbes is more like a Giant Beardie! Laughing I've just checked the official British standard and it says 22 inches max for a male Beardie.




Well I did say it was a best estimate... it could easily be 22 but certainly not less .... I used a DVD box and some chalk and marked the kitchen table leg .... so not the most scientific of methods

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:51 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Laughing We love you, Robert

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:53 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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Laughing We love you, Robert


Ahhhhh Embarassed Embarassed

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Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I thought this picture might give you a better appreciation of Hobbes' size Cool Cool




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Shocked He looks about as tall as I am!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:38 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ohhh.......


I met a lady walking a dog the other day..... I thought it was a Tibetan that had been trimmed but she insisted it was a Bearded Collie girl, who was vertically challenged.....

I nearly said that she ought to have the dog DNA tested or do some research on breed characteristics .... but didn't.... it was proportionally all wrong even at her size to have been a Beardie..... IMHO

Shocked Shocked

I hope she got it at a good price....

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