Dexter Maximilius

Rat Terrier
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Home:Las Vegas, NV  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Little Dude, Dork, Spaz, Crazy mofo.

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

Dexter loves everyone and he loves to play fetch/run.

He is nervous around new people, but quickly warms up to everyone. It is quite easy to fall in love with this adorable pup.

Favorite Toy:
He has many; His stuffed sqeeky pig, sqeeky ball, rope toy, his tennis ball, cats, dogs, shoes, and any stuffed animal he can get ahold of.

Favorite Food:
He loves everything, I try to keep it stricktly NO HUMAN food, but once in a while he gets a little treat of whatever he wants.

Favorite Walk:
Everywhere he can run around and play with every dog in sight. He focuses mostly on fetch, but as soon as he seeing another dog, he taill starts wagging and he plays with them as much as possible.

Best Tricks:
He is in training. The funniest thing he does though, is when he's playing fetch, he runs to fast to get the ball, once he gets there he tries to grab it, but ends up doing flips. His little legs move so fast.

Arrival Story:
For the past year and a half, I had been looking for another dog to keep my older dog TK company. While I was vactioning in WA of 2004, I looked up Washington Rat Terrier in and came across his breeder. My mother and I went to just look for puppies and ended up falling in love with him, we took him to Canada and then drove back home to California where we currently reside in Campbell.

Dexter was born on June 28th of 2004. He has been a like a 3rd child in the family ever since we had bought him. This guy loves to tare around the house barking and playing with everything in sight. He loves to stare at my rats, hamsters, and bunny. Being a Rat Terrier you would think that he would want to kill small animals, but this guy just loves to sniff and lick them!! Don't get me wrong, he might be cuddley, but he is a little terror as well. He is one of the best companions my family has ever had. Next to our other wonderful dog, TK, a 14 year old Fox Terrier.

Forums Motto:
Dexter got a new sister!

The Groups I'm In:
Advocates for Positive Training, All Rat Terriers

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Can I be intolerant - not aggressive?

I've Been On Dogster Since:
February 18th 2005 More than 11 years!

I Was In The:
2005 Valentine's Day Party!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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A day not to be remembered.

January 26th 2008 3:46 pm
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I've been tagged by my buddy Turner! It's a Valentines Day tag so you get 5 Valentine wishes for 2008 and then you tag 5 of your special pals who then get 5 wishes as well. It's a never ending, well wishing game. Here are my wishes:

1. I wish that more people spay and neuter their pets, to help decrease the number of homeless pets.

2. I wish that all the abused animals find justice from their cruel humans.

3. I wish that more people would grow to learn to love hybrids.

4. I wish that everyone is able to have minimal hardships this year and a whole lot of love and fun!

5. I wish the number of animal cruelty cases will decrease everywhere!

Tag YOUR it:

1. Odin
2. Dante
3. Bandit
4. Harley Junior
5. Chufee


A day to not remember.

February 19th 2005 2:42 pm
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Dexter, rambunctious as he is, knows his boundaries. I love Pit Bulls, but those dogs have fighting in their blood. It is very hard to find a Pit that has no aggressiveness in it's body. Unfortunately Dexter ran into one that has extremely aggressive tendencies.

It was a warm afternoon, strolling around the park, looking for a nice stick to throw for Dexter. There were a few dogs playing together in the distance and thought it would be nice to have Dexter play that day. We casually took our time walking over to the woman with two dogs. I recognized her Rhodesian Ridgeback, but not the other dog. I was cautious because I could tell the other dog was a Pit Bull. I politely said "Excuse me, is it alright if Dexter plays with Molly and her friend?" The woman said "That’s quite alright, but let me get the other guy on a leash, he is Unpredictable." So one of the woman’s sons grabbed the Pits collar and held onto him. I thought it was alright at this time to let Dexter go....Boy was I wrong. What I did not realize was they were holding him back so he could go and fetch his bone. At this point I had already let Dexter go. The pit was after his ball, as soon as he saw Dexter running, he did a U-turn and headed straight towards Dexter. I froze in horror...I couldn't talk, move, or breath. All I could think was Dexter please run and don't stop, run right to me. It was to late.

The pit bull has got Dexter by the neck. Yelping...was all I could hear. I couldn't move. I was shaking, my eyes were locked on to the horrible image of my dogs neck in another dogs mouth. All of the sudden the owner jumped onto the pit, grabbing the pits jaw with all of his might. He freed Dexter's neck and I immediately ran to wards my dog. He was trembling, but to everyone's amazement, perfectly fine.

If it had not been for Dexter's spiked collar, he would have had puncture wounds on his neck. Instead one of the spiked studs was gone, the stud had blocked the dogs teeth from hurting my beloved Dexter.

Dexter is great now, not afraid of anything. Which is a surprise to me, I would be scared of every big dog if one had attacked me.

This pit was once again in our field and this time fought with a Doberman. The Doberman had got a huge gash in her shoulder. It is time to call Animal Control.

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