Im a Hoosier aka Ruffy

German Shorthaired Pointer
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Age: 16 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Ruffy, ruffydoodles, RuffyPuffy. Rough!

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

April 4th 2000

Hunting! Passionate about the Hunt. All weather dog

He prefers to be the leader. Massive attitude around guest dogs

Favorite Toy:
Duck toys, squarrel toys that squeek.

Favorite Food:
Purina dog chow, bonies, pasta, pizza...

Favorite Walk:
On his Property.

Best Tricks:
show off for other dogs only not me. He loves to point all game. He seems quite happy when he is at work.

Arrival Story:
My husband met a guy who had a 2year old GSP who was homebound in a little yard. The man broke his leg and could not hunt him. So he gave us Ruffy. I knew when he got home he was ALL dog and maybe more than I could handle. Very Athletic and full of energy. Lives outdoors.

A son of a three time champion female. Excellent hunting skills but no one to hunt with actually. My husband just likes this dog. A good looker. He came home and claimed all this land and runs it three times a day full speed ahead. He has been climbing the tree's ten feet high, fences etc. Always in trouble. We since taught him NOT to do that. Or he taught himself as consequences are steep. He is social with all dogs and just digs being the leader. He is full of personality and will kick box you when he is ready to romp. He is no longer able to breed but wish I had not done that. This dog is the coolest dog I have ever known. Tough as nails. Here it is 2013 Ruffy has moved back to city life in the deserts of Phoenix. He has had a rough time adjusting. Gastric reflux was bad. I'm treating it an recovery is good. He has alot of lung calcifications from outdoor life, mistaken for cancer twice. He is doing fine. Arthritis hit those long legs. But he is loyal an a great protector.

Forums Motto:
Rockin Ruffy is rough and ready.

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Synoial bone Cancer in my Ruffy

"Im a Hoosier" on his papers.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
February 8th 2007 More than 10 years!

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today was a bad day for Ruffy

August 13th 2009 9:02 am
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Ruffy has been with us for nine years on or about, and I have sad news. We noticed a lump on his metatarsal joint. The doctor said to watch it. We did, and we wanted it off. The Vet put him to sleep, but then decided against the surgery. He said its too close to nerves and bones. I said to xray it. He did, and its cancer.


The Advice was taken and brought him in out of the cold.

January 16th 2009 1:54 pm
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Ruffy was brought in for the last few days of bitter cold. However he came in kicking and screaming. He just hates being indoors where there is no action I guess.
I made him comfortable. But every time we went near the door he was trying to bolt. I took him on a walk to go to the bathroom, it was -12 thats -12. He was reluctant to return, stopping every few feet.
What is wrong with this dog? All he cares about is the hunt?
I could NOT take walking in this cold. Its wayy too cold.


This was interesting.

January 7th 2009 3:42 pm
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My Ruffy, today we had family over and he was miffed that they had a dog. He ignored the dog. When we went inside the house, Ruffy went to get his own friends. He brought them over and put them far from the house. Like they were his own pals and would not allow them near our house. I have run off any dogs that come to visit Ruffy in the past. They are probably not vacinated.

It was interesting that he reasoned that if we had a dog friend come over, then he should get to choose his own pals. Hmmmm.
I could tell he was thinking very hard as he watched this dog run around. Almost sulking. He stared at me for a while, and I knew he was really thinking hard. then he left, and came back with his pals.

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