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    I don't know what can be done to stop it, other...

    I don't know what can be done to stop it, other than using the genetic test for the dilute gene and requiring dogs be clear of the dilute gene as a condition of registration.
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    Those breed ID tests are pretty much a joke. You...

    Those breed ID tests are pretty much a joke. You might send in an example from a well-bred FC-AFC Labrador, and get results like "boxer/border collie springer spaniel mix". I've yet to see one that...
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    Sending prayers for a full and speedy recovery!

    Sending prayers for a full and speedy recovery!
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    The ash color in Chessies is not common. It is...

    The ash color in Chessies is not common. It is allowed but not preferred, so is not a DQ. This is from the ACC website regarding colors in the breed:


    "Three basic colors are generally seen in...
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    Show judges judge the breed standard, and dilute...

    Show judges judge the breed standard, and dilute is a disqualification. Show judges are required to judge that.

    Hunt test judges have no such requirement. We're supposed to judge the...
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    First thing I'd do would be to see if "group...

    First thing I'd do would be to see if "group therapy" would help, as in letting him loose with a dog that likes birds and seeing if the other dogs enthusiasm would encourage him to join in. Clip...
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    I once had a client that called every single day....

    I once had a client that called every single day. And wanted to spend a good 20 minutes on the phone each time. Finally I told her that I had X number of minutes each day allocated to training her...
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    Guess I'm lucky. My veterinarians don't live on...

    Guess I'm lucky. My veterinarians don't live on Planet Fluffbunny and have enough common sense to ignore stuff like this. ;)
  9. Advertised yardage means on the Bonneville salt...

    Advertised yardage means on the Bonneville salt flats, without so much as a blade of grass in the way. Cut whatever is advertised at least in half. And always buy longer than you think you'll ever...
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    ProPlan has a 30/20 formula that's salmon based. ...

    ProPlan has a 30/20 formula that's salmon based. Also, since you're in TX where it's made, look at Victor. They have a range of good foods, with different protein sources.
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    Sad news...my condolences to her family and...

    Sad news...my condolences to her family and friends.
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    You have every right to be proud!! :) Congrats!!

    You have every right to be proud!! :) Congrats!!
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    com·pe·ti·tion ˌkämpəˈtiSH(ə)n/ noun noun:...

    com·pe·ti·tion
    ˌkämpəˈtiSH(ə)n/
    noun
    noun: competition


    the activity or condition of competing.
    "there is fierce competition between banks"
  14. It's a 4.5 month old puppy. You're asking for...

    It's a 4.5 month old puppy. You're asking for too much. Be happy with the one he does well, and then go do something else with him. Otherwise you're creating a habit that is hard to fix. At this...
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    One of my Labs that retired to a family in...

    One of my Labs that retired to a family in Louisiana adopted a litter of abandoned kittens. ;) She nursed them, mothered them and took care of them until they could be rehomed.

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    Congrats, Becky and Henry!

    Congrats, Becky and Henry!
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    Congrats!!

    Congrats!!
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    Jim, if that was a jab (which it wasn't), I...

    Jim, if that was a jab (which it wasn't), I didn't throw the first punch. Terry was the one who stated that tables are used because they cause a scary situation for the dog, which is pretty much a...
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    Terry, I'm not "throwing jabs"....simply...

    Terry, I'm not "throwing jabs"....simply clarifying so those who read won't think that a table is an instrument of torture based on one post. And I don't see anything wrong with your avatar...looks...
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    A well constructed table is a great training tool...

    A well constructed table is a great training tool for FF, and if the "purpose" is supposed to make it a scary place for a dog, it's because the person doing the training is clueless about how to...
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    A great dog fiction read is Jenny Willow, by Mike...

    A great dog fiction read is Jenny Willow, by Mike Gaddis. Should come with a box of Kleenex. Mike is a dog man and really knows his subject, and writes a beautiful story.

    (and with apologies to...
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    One thing nobody has yet brought up about Trump: A president needs advisors. I can't see Trump listening to anyone but himself.
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    I'm so sorry....she left you with a lot of...

    I'm so sorry....she left you with a lot of wonderful memories. :(
  24. Lots of bogus spin there, and all the crap from...

    Lots of bogus spin there, and all the crap from Culo cut and pasted. Not to mention no health clearances.

    As an aside, Crist (original owner of the whole Culo mess) is laughing at all the silver...
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    I'm very sorry for your loss. :(

    I'm very sorry for your loss. :(
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