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Profile: I love my PitBull dogs as well as my Thoroughbred race horses. I have been an animal lover all my life. I spent 7 years working for a dog kennel teaching basic obedience. Before that I worked as an exercise rider and then became a trainer in the horse racing world. My favorite hobby is teaching animals to perform unique tricks (my horses and dogs can do many tricks) One of my most beloved PitBull dog, was "Hooch". He loved to perform tricks for anyone. He had learned more than 50 different tricks by the age of 1 year old, and he only needed a slight hand signal for most cues. I had hopes of taking him to Hollywood, but he passed away at only 3 years of age. He died from the deadly Parvo virus, even though he had been vaccinated against it. I bought him at 9 weeks of age, (but the breeder did not have any proof of vaccinations started) so our Vet suggested we begin his puppy series all over just in case. After he passed away, The Vet's came up with the conclusion that the puppy must have already been exposed to the virus before we purchased him, which probably made him a carrier.When he developed an infection from a broken tooth, his immune system was weakened and then Parvo virus appeared.(he was 1 out of a litter of 17 puppies). I miss him so much, and don't think I will ever find another with so much intelligence nor one who made such an impact on me and my life working with animals. So now, I never allow any of my puppies to go to their new homes until each puppy has been given the full series of vaccinations required by Veterinarians. This makes our puppies 16-17 weeks of age before they can leave my home.
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