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Please post new messages at the bottom of my talk page.Please use headlines when starting new talk topics.Thank you.


Hello, Pharaoh Hound, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome!  Dr Debug (Talk) 15:24, 7 February 2006 (UTC)


Your Pets[edit]

Wow you must be so busy with all your pets! I have a betta and could you please give me some tips on caring for them because yours sound like they are very healthy. Thanks. Jam 07:49, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Dog article styles[edit]

Welcome to the dog breed project and thanks for your work.

The usual way to present text is in an encyclopedic narrative form (complete sentences, for example). So the recent additions to Coton de Tulear need to be turned into full sentences with flowing paragraphs. Just thought I'd let you have the opportunity to make a first pass rather than jumping in myself immediately. Ask if you have any questions.Elf | Talk 20:33, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

There's a really great picture of a Coton on a Madagascar Postage Stamp on this web site: Coton History.Since this is in public domain (as a postage stamp, obviously), we can use it, right?There's also a picture of Glen Close with her pet Coton, but that, I'm sure is Copyrighted.I don't know how to add pictures, so can you help?

Wikipedia Cat Lovers' Committee[edit]

Pharaoh Hound, I can see from your userboxes (and your writing!) that you love cats.

Would you be interested in joining the Wikipedia Cat Lovers' Committee?

If you want to join, you can add yourself to the members list, and contact me, Sergeant Snopake, on my talk page, or the committee founder, GeorgeMoney, on his.

The Wikipedia Cat Lover's Committee has also been nominated for deletion.

Whether you join or not, please could you comment on the deletion page to help keep the committee going.

Please vote keep.

Thank You very much! :)

Sergeant Snopake 09:24, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Thank you so much for joining! I would have put a thank you/congratulations/welcome message on sooner, but my brother has recently been rushed to hospital with appendicitis, and I have been rather busy! Sergeant Snopake 21:44, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia Cat Lovers' Committee[edit]

The Wikipedia Cat Lovers' Committee has survived deletion!!!! The result of the debate was No consensus---Keep!!!

--GeorgeMoneyTalk  Contribs 04:21, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

German Pointers[edit]

Hi there. User:DuckersOfOutracks recently added some "commonly reffered" [sic] names to German Longhaired Pointer, German Wirehaired Pointer, and German Shorthaired Pointer. However, I fail to find any use of these terms, and they rather look like original research to me. As you moved one of these to alternative names, did you do that for aesthetic reasons, or is that term actually in use? --Nikai 11:35, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks a lot! Cheers, Nikai 17:37, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Well Done![edit]

For your fantasic and informative user page,you are presented with the Excellent User Page Award. Jam 07:13, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

American Buffalo[edit]

Thanks for editing the images.Would you mind tryin one where they overlapp just slightly, obverse left and slightly above so as to not obscure any of the reverse.May come out to small, like the side by side one.If to much trouble, don't sweat it.THNXJoe I 12:59, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, for FP.Check here.Basically like the nickels are at the very top.If you go down the page slightly, there are American Buffalo overlaps, but part of the buffalos are blocked by the indian.The edges of the coins are no problem to block, but the main images(indian and buffalo), would not be.If you have to rotate the coins around each other in some other way thats cool.Was just lookin for a way for them to seem more connected and together, otherwise it looks like two pictures.Joe I 13:23, 24 June 2006 (UTC)
Looks great, thnx :)Joe I 13:40, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

Portuguese Pointer[edit]

Thanks for the improvements in the article. I included a picture of my own dog. I don't know if the picture is the best, but I couldn't make it stand, as he spends 90% of the time sleeping. He is 11 years old and I never seen other dogs of the same breed, only in magazines. The black thing in his left ear is a bunch of flies, it's summer and everything is full of them. If you need help, just say. Cheers!

Your edits to the American Buffalo images[edit]

I notice you uploaded three edited images to the American Buffalo coin nomination (Image:2006 American baffalo proof.jpg, Image:American buffalo proof vertical.jpg and Image:American buffalo proof diagonal.jpg). Unfortunately none of them were promoted, and as such there are not used in any articles. Would you mind if I deleted them as redundant images? Raven4x4x 09:24, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Siamese Fighting Fish - vandalism revert[edit]

Thanks for getting rid of that vandalism on the page. I have no idea what spurred that vandal on. Once again, nice work getting rid of that junk (vandalism). Jam01 07:21, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Edits to Pointer breed[edit]

Please refrain from editing breeds you are not familiar with, or an expert on.Pointers are not a common breed, and adding and removing links explaining breed history is not helpful to other users.If you have not read through a site which is linked there, kindly refrain from removing it. PS, I see you continue to change items you have no familiarity with.Again, please leave the page alone.

Golden Retriever[edit]

No, The Retriever picture will keep going up, Its not a bad thumbnailed picture and user can quite clearly see if without having to click it. And the Retriever pictures you have taken down saying they don't show the breed well. Your wrong,People want to know what the older version of the dogs looks like,Just because they dont meet 'YOUR' standards, Doesn't meant a potential retriever buyer won't want to see what their pup will grow up into. Rob ashton

The persian cat picture will keep going up, he is a fine specimen, Not all pictures are 100% perfect,You know naff all by the sounds of it,It is clear enough for the human eye to see, Its not like the persian looks like a bleedin Dalmation.... N33B Rob ashton

Heermann's Gull[edit]

OK, sorry for the delay, but I've uploaded the 'original' image of the gull now (I say 'original', because it's a JPEG, and not RAW. Sadly I wasn't shooting RAW that day). Anything you can do to make it FP-worthy would be appreciated. Thanks. offsite link to image --Dante Alighieri | Talk 19:04, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks! I replaced the image that was in use with your edited version. Check it out here, you may need to purge the cache to see your version. --Dante Alighieri | Talk 23:18, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

English pointer[edit]

This was done at the request of a representative of the AKC to the Foundation via OTRS (our ticketing system). She pointed out that the name is incorrect and no such breed is registered either by the AKC or FCI. I have attempted to clarify that in the article and added a brief section on name. The Redirect from English pointer should suffice. Danny 14:36, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

Common Crossbill FPC[edit]

I notice you opposed the Common Crossbill Featured Picture Candidate, saying the picture was 'Gorgeous, but too small'. I'm just letting you know that a larger version has been uploaded, which you might want to take a look at. Raven4x4x 11:22, 23 July 2006 (UTC)

Hummingbird Hawk-moth FPC[edit]

Hi! You supported the Hummingbird Hawk-moth FPC (like everyone else who commented), but HighInBC uploaded an edit that absolutely no-one commented on. I can't promote the image without knowing which version to promote, so now I have to ask everyone which version they prefer. Would you mind specifying which image you are supporting? Thanks. Raven4x4x 09:27, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Arge Bam FPC[edit]

Hi thanks for your comment on Arge Bam on FPC. I would like to have your comment on the new edit. Thanks again and take care. Arad 19:48, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

here is a short link Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates

Your bio[edit]

Thanks for your warm welcome to Wiki-land.I am a retired proofreader (of sorts) and while reading your bio I espied an apparent typo: "...[I] scored "fist class honours" [on my piano exam]..." Does this mean you play the piano with your fists?

--Begonial 16:25, 5 September 2006 (UTC)(Note: I decided to use an internet style username for my signature rather than my real name that I naively used when I registered)

Thanks for your help putting Infobox into horses. Would you make a note to designate in the "Honors" box U.S. Racing Hall of Fame and the Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century. Thanx. Handicapper 23:16, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

Great Page![edit]

I really enjoyed your page, especially the unusual articles section! I WikiLaughed my WikiHead off when I read some of these articles (particularly Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116)! Cheers! •The RSJ(Main Hub - Rants) 23:22, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

Photo edits?Why?`[edit]

Curious about two of your article edits.On the American quarter horse article, you removed the width formatting command and the "right" command from both images.Why?I am all for learning new tricks on Wikipedia to get better at this, but I also have run across a lot of articles with HUGE photos and thought saying something like "200px" fixed the width and kept them from getting too big.What does "thumb" alone do?The images look the same.

Also wonder why you put the request on the Arabian horse (talk) page for a photo.The talk page doesn't need photos, and the Arabian article now has as many as it really can hold--I think I put out a request for photos months ago, and don't even remember how to find the page where I posted it so I can remove the request.Anyway, the Arabian horse article doesn't need photos now, though if someone had one that was an improvement in quality over what's there, that could be useful.(Most "improved" photos were removed because they actually were not representative of the breed, or are "here's my own pony/isn't he cool?" sorts of things...)

Anyway, let me know what was going on with those photo edits.And can we take out the photo request flag from the talk page? Montanabw 01:58, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply.While I agree with you that it would be nice to headline the Arabian horse article with a better image than the painting (I added the painting, sort of in desperation), getting a GOOD photo has been a nightmare. (Pardon the pun)Commons doesn't have a suitable image that showcases a good representative of the breed in a fair and flattering manner, and everything else I can find is "fair use" at best (though I might be able to find pre-1923 B&W photos, though they wouldn't be an improvement on the painting, I don't think.I think I put out a request a while back, and what came in that wasn't "my little pony that I think is an Arab," was soapbox and promotional stuff like, "here's my stallion that should be gelded, but I took this photo and doesn't he look like a champion?" <sigh>So, I agree that a basic conformation shot IS a really good idea, until something new comes in, or I talk someone into releasing a quality photo under a GNU license, I am just sort of worried about the crap that could emerge.Don't mean to be cynical, and thanks for allowing me to vent!Montanabw 01:53, 2 October 2006 (UTC)



For your astounding closing HHGTTG reference, I award you this plate of WikiCookies. —Vanderdeckenξφ 13:49, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Did you know dogs are interesting?![edit]

Hi Pharaoh Hound, I just added Portal:Dogs to the active list! SCongratulate.gifWould you like to help add a "Did you know?" section, and/or anything else you would like to improve? Regards, Rfrisbietalk 18:30, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

Cool, I got it started. Take a look at Portal:Dogs. Rfrisbietalk 15:10, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

Pharaoh Hound[edit]

Female and male Pharaoh Hound

regards :) Pleple2000 17:15, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

"Random" breeds[edit]

Hi, check out Portal:Dogs/Selected breed.We can add new breeds to the list and they will be randomly displayed.We also could do the same sort of thing for articles and pics, if we get more set up to show. :-) Rfrisbietalk 19:18, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Portal:Dogs/Selected picture is good to go now too. Rfrisbietalk 21:55, 28 October 2006 (UTC)
Add Portal:Dogs/Selected article to your list of things to do too! Rfrisbietalk 23:18, 28 October 2006 (UTC)
Hey, Great job on the selected breeds!If you can add a few more selected pics, I'll work out all the combinations with the articles. Rfrisbietalk 22:45, 1 November 2006 (UTC)


Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, Image:Archilochus-alexandri-002-edit.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. NauticaShades 21:01, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Cats project newsletter[edit]

Hello. Please find here a copy of the first Cats WikiProject newsletter. Please feel free to make any comments, suggestions, etc., here or at the project page itself. Thank you. Badbilltucker 15:56, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

FP Promotion[edit]

Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, Image:Falcipennis-canadensis-001.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Fir0002 04:56, 20 November 2006 (UTC)
--Fir0002 04:56, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Dog breed nominations[edit]

Hi, Pharaoh Hound.The "nominations" section on the portals really is for people who don't know how to add things themselves as part of the featured portal expectations. Because you're one of the maintainers, just keep adding things as you always have. Since you put the old english sheepdog in the nominations section, I'll go ahead and add it. :-) Regards, Rfrisbietalk 13:23, 26 November 2006 (UTC) spam[edit]

Thank you for leaving a message on the above user's talk page. Since I'm relatively new to WP, can you tell me why we're waiting any longer before implementing an edit block for this IP address? It is pretty clear from their "contributions" that they are simply working their way through the dog breeds in alphabetical order and inserting their spam link of choice. At last count, I believe they've done this on 15+ different breed pages. --Keesiewonder 00:40, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

  • Thanks for your reply and info! I wish this user's block was longer. It is for 31 hours. Want to bet they never notice, or simply wait a few hours if they do, and then resume their spamming? There's a part of me that would like to see WP move such that someone could not make edits unless they created an account, other than whatever their IP address happens to be. Have you seen any discussion on this? I expect it to be a very controversial idea. BTW, I have to think that I helped get the block, along with you, since last evening I cleaned up all their remaining mess that I could find. Regards, --Keesiewonder 12:48, 30 November 2006 (UTC)


What do you think? :-) Rfrisbietalk 17:06, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

Woof! Woof![edit]

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This Fauna Barnstar goes to the friend of all dogs, Pharaoh Hound, for her tireless contributions to the featured Dogs Portal!


Rfrisbietalk 17:31, 8 December 2006 (UTC)|}


An article that you have been involved in editing, Alopekis, has been listed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Alopekis. Please look there to see why this is, if you are interested in whether it should be deleted. Thank you. --Tubezone 12:46, 11 December 2006 (UTC)


The "Help name my baby" Poll has closed :). Greta Annette was born 12/12/06. She weighs 6lbs 14oz and is 19inches long. Mother and baby are both doing fine. Thanks for all the suggestions!

To keep this slightly Wikipedia related I have started Adopt a State, so adopt your state article today! -Ravedave (help name my baby) 03:48, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

Hungarian Vizsla[edit]

Question:In the Hungarian Vizsla article in the infobox why do you link to the Google cache of the FCI standards instead of directly to the standards? instead of Is it just so that they are displayed in html, just in case the reader is using a browser that does not display doc files? --Bejnar 01:33, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Featured Picture[edit]

Catoptrophorus semipalmatus edit.jpg
Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, Image:Catoptrophorus semipalmatus edit.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Raven4x4x 07:58, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Congratulations, and thanks for nominating it. Raven4x4x 07:58, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Hi Pharaoh Hound,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture Image:Catoptrophorus semipalmatus edit.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on May 1, 2007. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2007-05-01. howcheng {chat} 17:08, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Dogs portal[edit]

Hi, Pharaoh Hound. Thanks for your great work on the Dogs portal. I've been spending lots of time on portals in general and it's still one of my favorites. :-) One of the rules-of-thumb I've been working with is to have at least ten items for each rotated section. We're almost there except for Selected articles. Do you think you could find six more we could post there? If you identify them, I'm willing to put them up, or you can. Thanks. :-) Rfrisbietalk 16:51, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Concerning Aussies:[edit]

Hi,Pharoah Hound,good job on all your work!One thing:wasn't it you that edited out the part about Australian Shepherds snorting and smiling?I put that back in,as I know Aussies to do both.I wish you would research before you edit.However,I like you work on WP!Thanks!-- 23:14, 23 January 2007 (UTC) Oh,yeah,if you ever want to work on a stub,the Blue Lacy article needs help.-- 01:35, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

BTW, I think I took out the part about snorting & smiling a couple of times myself. It's by no means unique to the aussie--all of my dogs of varieties of random breeds have snorted and often look so happy that they appear to be grinning. So I agree that it doesn't belong here, any more than "this breed sometimes barks" or "this breed wags its tail when it's happy." Elf | Talk 21:05, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your comments[edit]

Just a quick thanks for your views on my picture listed at Wikipedia:Picture peer review/Yabbarra Beach. I knew this picture wouldn't be FP quality - and I don't really care if it's not - I just wanted some general comments on the picture so I can learn to take better ones. I have taken your critisisms on board. Thanks for leaving your thoughts (I was beginning to think no one was going to say anything!) -- Whats new? 10:59, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

Featured Picture[edit]

Your edit of the Limburger Cheese nomination, Image:Cheese limburger edit.jpg, was promoted to Featured Picture! Congratulations, and thanks for taking the time to improve the image. Raven4x4x 02:40, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned fair use image (Image:Foxtrot Quincy.png)[edit]

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Wishing to be adopted[edit]

Hello, my name is Cremepuff222! I am adopted by another user already, but I would like to also be adopted to a user in a time zone closer than mine. So, how about adopting me? Post a message on my talk page! Thanks! --Cremepuff222 (talk) 01:09, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

Okay! Thanks! --Cremepuff222 (talk) 15:41, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

Hi, Hound dog. Just wondering how to make my signature all colorful like yours. See ya! --Cremepuff222 (talk) 23:04, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

Hello. MY SIGNATURE HAS PRETTY COLORS! Thank you! --Cremepuff222 (talk) 22:35, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Hello! Like my new talk page design? --Cremepuff222 (talk) 02:33, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

Me too?[edit]

Hi there. I am also looking for a little help in learning the ins and out. I hope you might have the time as we have some overlapping interests. I am an animal behaviourist interest in veterinary, companion animal and psychology topic. but I am finding things a little confusing right now Ratinabox 20:17, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Hi there![edit]

My name is Dorothy and I'd love to be adopted by a fellow animal lover!


Please sign my autograph book! THANKS! --Cremepuff222 (talk, sign book) 23:59, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

THANK YOU FOR THE SIGNATURE! --Cremepuff222 (talk, sign book) 18:05, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

I think my sig. is cool too, but I wouldn't have been able to make it without your help! --Cremepuff222 (talk, sign book) 18:12, 25 February 2007 (UTC)


Hi! Can you adopt me please? Bye! --Cremepuff222 (talk, sign book) 02:01, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

Image:Softcoated Wheaten Terrier Clio.JPG listed for deletion[edit]

An image or media file that you uploaded or altered, Image:Softcoated Wheaten Terrier Clio.JPG, has been listed at Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion. Please look there to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. ACBestMy Contributions 10:44, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

Re: ifd for picture[edit]

OK! Apoligy accepted! Could you edit your photo and also i grant you the permission (or my dog does!) to upload her picture Clio.JPG to the wikimedia commons! Many Thanks, ACBestMy Contributions 19:37, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks ever so much ;) ACBestMy Contributions 19:31, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Please sign my autograph page[edit]

Please sign my autograph page. A•N•N•Afoxlover PLEASE SIGN, ANYONE!!! 18:57, 7 March 2007 (UTC)


Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, Image:Eugenes-fulgens-001.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for nominating it! KFP (talk | contribs) 22:10, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Hi Emily,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture Image:Eugenes-fulgens-001.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on July 3, 2007. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2007-07-03. howcheng {chat} 17:49, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Curly Coated Retriever[edit]

I've just finished making it all neutral gender, as to your request. Downy 19:14, 14 March 2007 (UTC)


Hi Pharaoh Hound. As you noticed, I just moved the page "Belgian Shepherd Dog (Tervueren)" to "Belgian Shepherd Dog (Tervuren)". Though I'm still not all too happy with the present name: It should be the most common name in English, which is either simply "Tervuren" (a name ambiguous with the place of origin of the breed) or "Belgian Tervuren". I'll leave it as it is because if forms a series with Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois)/(Groenendael)/(Laekenois). In fact it seems that "Belgian Shepherd Dog (Tervueren)" occurs more often than "Belgian Shepherd Dog (Tervuren)" but only in that particular phrasing. In combination with "shepherd" in general, "Tervuren" occurs far more often than "Tervueren" and obviously, the dog is most often simply called a "Tervuren". I googled (Google is not case-sensitive) excluding -wiki -wikimedia -wikipedia -wikimiki and took in account in particular the shown extracts (verifiable, unlike "hits", which delivers a for various reasons utterly worthless figure):

  • 797 "belgian tervuren" shepherd OR sheepdog OR dog (323,000 raw hits)
  •   29 "belgian shepherd dog tervuren" — identical result as for "belgian shepherd dog (tervuren)" (only 42 raw hits)
  • 247 "belgian tervueren" shepherd OR sheepdog OR dog (only 686 raw hits)
  • 227 "belgian shepherd dog tervueren" — identical result as for "belgian shepherd dog (tervueren)" (12,900 raw hits)

Note: the most general search, which should include both the above and others without the term 'belgian', delivers the maximum that Google actually shows (a figure close to one thousand when repeat the search with the omitted results included is asked) and merely demonstrates Google's foolishly careless selections [the '693' is even less than '797' by the more restrictive search including 'belgian tervuren']:

  • 693 on first show [as the above] or 992 [show all] "tervuren" shepherd OR sheepdog OR dog (406,000 raw hits)
  • 759 on first show [as the above] or 997 [show all] "tervueren" shepherd OR sheepdog OR dog (240,000 raw hits)

Judging by your user name, I assume you know more about classifications of dog breeds than I do. Perhaps you can inform me on what basis one tends to see only these four breeds as mere variants of one race, whereas I have the impression that the German Shepherd Dog could fit just as well in this group. I think some of the four can be trained as guide for the blind as well as the German. The German is slightly taller than the Malinois and may have a somewhat wider head and is considered less nervous and thus easier to train and handle, though the differences do not seem very notable, and the German can also be regarded (e.g. fur length & feel, and colour) as between the Malinois and the Groenendael. Is there more to it than the 'coincidence' of the four Belgian Shepherd Dogs stemming from the same side of the Belgian/German border?
SomeHuman 20 Mar2007 20:09 (UTC)

Thanks for your clear answer on my talk page! — SomeHuman 22 Mar2007 05:14 (UTC)

Coton De Tulear[edit]

Hi Pharoh Hound, Could you please tell me why you deleted my description of CTCA standards for the Tall Coton? This is not a hoax. I own two of CTCA Founder Dr. R. Jay Russell's Tall Cotons, and you can see examples of them on his website. I can provide photos, if you like. Thanks, Poodle Girl 16:47, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your message. I'll get a Tall Coton photo up soon! Poodle Girl 00:04, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Hi Pharoh Hound, I uploaded a Tall Coton photo to Wikimedia Commons, but have no idea how to put it into the article. It's at: .Could you please help? Thanks Poodle Girl 00:13, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Many thanks! Poodle Girl 20:33, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

A quick question[edit]

Hi, I'm Midasminus, and I'm making a project, so if you can answer this one question, that'd be great.

For you, what is Mythology after all?

Random Smiley Award[edit]

For your contributions to Wikipedia and humanity in general, you are hereby granted the coveted Random Smiley Award
originated by Pedia-I
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TomasBat (@)(Contribs)(Sign!) 20:40, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

How should I credit you?[edit]

Hi Pharoah. My name is Noah Berlatsky; I work at a correspondence high school (high school courses through the mail). I wanted to use one of your photos in the material we print for our students (it's a picture of a cheetah.) It's a Creative Commons license, so I need to attribute you — but I'm not sure how you want to be credited. Do you want to be Pharoah Hound? Emily? Should I use your full name? Let me know; you can contact me at my talk page, or you can email me: noahberlatsky at Thanks! NoahB 16:05, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

A Smile[edit]

Jupiter12 05:07, 28 April 2007 (UTC).

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Emily,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture Image:Cheese limburger edit.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on May 28, 2007. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2007-05-28.

P.S. I was wondering if you might reconsider the licensing of this image. The original is in the public domain, so it seems a little odd that you licensed your edit GFDL/CC-BY-SA. Regards, howcheng {chat} 00:02, 1 May 2007 (UTC)



Hi, I'm new to wiki and I was browsing for information on Gladiolus because Im starting my collection and Im very much in love with your gladiolus pictured on your page and on the gladiolus page. I am asking you to tell me the name of that particular hybrid because it favors a cross between gladiolus and daylily- which is my grandma's favorite and Im hoping to purchase a few for her garden as a surprise!

Will you please email me the name of that particular hybrid and where i could possibly buy them? They're absolutely gorgeous! Thanks!

Game of the month[edit]

I have figured out all but one. View my answers here! *Cremepuff222* 21:44, 13 May 2007 (UTC)


Gah! I'm so glad there are still some random knowledgeable people around working on dog articles, although I completely burned myself out. I just wanted to check one thing in the Australian Shepherd article last night and now all together I've spent 4 hours here cleaning up that and the merle article and trying to track some things down and failing and getting completely frustrated. OK, I'm going away again because I can't stand being here and not FIXING EVERYTHING. Elf | Talk 20:58, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

Canon PowerShot S3 IS[edit]

I notice you have an S3 IS, and I am wondering if you have seen this: CHDK.

I just found it yesterday, it is a 3rd party software package for the camera that allows you to shoot in RAW mode, and allows for in camera scripting. I tested it out and it works great. It does not replace the firmware on the camera but simply runs in the cameras RAM(not changing anything in camera that is). Just thought I would let you know as it significantly improved my camera. (H) 14:29, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

An encyclopedic value[edit]

What is an encyclopedic value? In my opinion it is really hard to take a picture that has one. What encyclopedic value could have a blurry out of focus hummingbird, or even a sharp and focused hummingbird,for that matter? You see, everybody has a camera or two and everybody is taking pictures. Some pictures are really great and have a very high quality, but does it mean they have an encyclopedic value? I don't think so. Or let's take, for example, that Miniature Schnauzer (I hope I spelled it correctly) with his owner legs pictured out of focus behind the dog. Does that image has any encyclopedic value whatsoever? Here are Flickr search result for Miniature Schnauzer (I hope I spelled it correctly). As you could see it has 4732 pictures and I'm sure at least some of them are much, much better than the one from Wikipedia. I could have continued talking about an encyclopedic value, but I do not want to take your time any longer. By the way thanks for sharing with us your favorite quotations. I like them all and the best I like that one:

"There is no sin except stupidity." - Oscar Wilde

Please do not loose your time to respond the message. You could use it instead to make one more exiting edit. Best regards. Mbz1 16:04, 26 May 2007 (UTC)Mbz1

Why did you remove my picture from Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever?[edit]

Please explain and/or cite your sources for calling my picture of a Toller "poor representative of the breed". If you fail to do so within reasonable time I will reinstate the image. Thanks. Anderssr 00:01, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

Keeshond photo[edit]

Hi Pharaoh Hound,

Could you please take a look at this note regarding this photo and attend to the poster's concern? Thanks, Keesiewonder talk 20:58, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for taking care of that! I have not worked with photos on WP and have not been active recently, so thought you'd be able to fix things up easily and quickly. Kind Regards, Keesiewonder talk 11:58, 17 June 2007 (UTC)


Hey, just thought that you might need a smile today. (^_^) Polarwolf 20:07, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks houndie for all your help with Boerboel, Frikkers, we learn slowly.

Unusual Adoption Request[edit]

Hi! Im an English teacher in Toluca Mexico (west of Mexico City). My Advanced B classes will be contributing to Wikipedia as the focus of their English course for Fall 2007. I am looking for people who would like to mentor my students (who will be working in groups) as they do the following assignments: Edit and article (adding a citation), writing a stub with a citation, translating an English language article for Spanish Wikipedia and for the final project, writing a full article for English Wiki (they can expand on the stub mentioned previously). What I would like to do is put a list of "mentors/adopters" on my talk page as a kind of short cut for my students, who have limited time to get things done. The semester begings Aug 6, but the real Wikipedia work wont begin until the beginning of Sept. If you would like to add your name to my list, please go to my talk page and add it there, perhaps with a short introduction, if you like.

Thank you!

Thelmadatter 20:29, 26 July 2007 (UTC)Thelmadatter

a small request[edit]

As you probably know, the Boerboel article is a big nasty mess. There is some crazy anon complaining about stuff, and there are a couple SPA's created solely to edit the article. It's nuts. I just got involved with the article to do some image cleanup, as the lead image was pretty bad; dark and blurry. I just wondered if you would be interested in helping me cleanup and steward the article, considering your penchant for dog breed articles. Any help would be appreciated, VanTucky (talk) 20:05, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

The Original Barnstar[edit]

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I noticed that your edits were impressive and so I've decided to award you this Original barnstar for your amazing work on Dog related articles! Wikidudeman (talk) 20:28, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Argentine Dogo[edit]

Hello, thanks for removing inappropriate external links from the Argentine Dogo article... I have been wanting to do something about them for a while now but wasn't sure which ones to remove. Thank you very much. I'll keep an eye on the page to make sure they don't crawl back. Greetings, --Victor12 22:50, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

User:UBX/Pirates1 and User:UBX/Pirates2[edit]

Please do not put pages in categories if you don't know how to keep other pages out, or read the rules of the category before posting. You forgot the noinclude tags on both these and thus caused a number of miscats. -Sox207 23:50, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Shih Tzu page missing references[edit]

Hi! You added a 'refimprove' tag to the Shih Tzu page in May 2007. I am incapable of determining whether the current state of the page still warrants the tag, but it looks like a lot of editing has been done since then. Could you please take a look at the page now and decide if the tag is still warranted? Khim1 10:33, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for looking into it! I found the most likely sources for some of the statements but they came from a blacklisted site ( so I'm not sure whether the statements should be removed or left there for someone else to take care of. Several other shaky statements were identified by someone else today so right now the article looks lite it's in need of a thorough and unbiased rewrite - not easy with an old toy breed, I'm sure. :) Khim1 18:00, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

SCHNAUZER PAGE Please cease and desist from removing images on the schnauzer page. There are not that many, i will re-edit them into a gallery. In the future it would be appropriate of you to ONLY ask the page what they think in a discussion. And when someone has advised why they reverted, dont use the same excuse as last time and re-do your edits. Its inappropriate and rude. (talk) 15:17, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Merge Proposal[edit]

There is a discussion going on about whether or not to merge WikiProject Dogs and WikiProject Dog breeds together. Your input would be greatly appreciated. Coaster1983 (talk) 18:25, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Adoption request[edit]

I'm a pure newbie and I wish to be adopted by someone with similiar interests. I'm not demanding anything, there are other adoptive users, but I would prefer someone with my sme interests. Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by APBTgirl (talkcontribs) 16:17, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Orange dalmatian[edit]

Hi there! I noticed you were the photographer of an absolutely gorgeous betta, and in your notes you said you hadn't seen the color variation before and didn't know what it was called. You might have figured it out by now, since the photo's over a year old, but in case you hadn't, what you have there is a lovely male veiltail orange dalmatian. They're relatively recent but not all that uncommon anymore, at least not where I live (US). One of my favorites. Anyway, I just thought I'd let you know. Great photograph! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tinderblast (talkcontribs) 02:14, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Labrador Retriever at Peer review[edit]

Labrador Retriever is up at peer review, please see Wikipedia:Peer review/Labrador Retriever/archive1. Cirt (talk) 06:19, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

The Boston Terrier[edit]

I can understand what you said about the Doberman, it not being bracheocephalic and all, I never thought it was in the Boxer/Bulldog/Mastiff family of breeds, but why did you say that the Boston Terrier is not a molosser? I went and checked the article about them, and they seem to have been bred mostly from molossers. It's not in there with the bulldogs, etc? Chrisrus (talk) 05:26, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Yes, I went and checked and found this: I think you must have made a mistake. You seem to have been right about the Doberman, though. Should I put the Boston Terrier back in? Chrisrus (talk) 05:38, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

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Olde English Bulldogge[edit]

Somebody is keep saying this is not an Olde English Bulldogge, your picture: [File:Olde English Bulldogge portrait.jpg]. Is it? Have you some evidence? Hafspajen (talk) 20:55, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

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