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    From a 2014 article published in Journal of...

    From a 2014 article published in Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine - along with many other breeds, 475 Labradors were tested (genetic test for DM) with 433 clear, 19 carrier, 23 affected. I...
  2. Thread: Lanse Brown

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    RIP Lanse. Field trials just won't be quite the...

    RIP Lanse. Field trials just won't be quite the same without you - thanks for the memories (and entertainment!).
    Diane
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    (ID) FT / HT Chesapeakes

    "BODIE" CH Risky River Bodacious - QAA US and Can.
    (New Hope's Blazing Sun QAA x Crackshot Rose To The Occasion SH)
    OFA hips exc, elbows normal, CERF, PRA clear by parentage, DM and EIC car)

    X...
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    Very cute, Willie! Both the kid and the pups!...

    Very cute, Willie! Both the kid and the pups!
    Diane
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    Joyce - you might check out the bandages (for...

    Joyce - you might check out the bandages (for humans) that are made specifically for blisters. Padded thick area in center and adhesive is really durable and meant to stay on.
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    Yea it's me...busted. Hope you are doing well...

    Yea it's me...busted<g>. Hope you are doing well John, and getting some hunting done!
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    To the OP - you have gotten some good advice from...

    To the OP - you have gotten some good advice from Sharon, Pete, Chris and others. I hope the behaviorist is able to help and that you can come up with a plan. I concur with those that suggested you...
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    I had one a few months ago all of a sudden have...

    I had one a few months ago all of a sudden have the classic (ACL) limp. Gave it a day and then called the vet. When we got there she was putting some weight back on leg. He felt that is was likely...
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    Sounds like water freaking to me also. It is all...

    Sounds like water freaking to me also. It is all about control, and very important to NOT let him 'play' in the water. If he will swim normally to retrieve a bumper, then 'freak' on return use rope...
  10. Thread: Please Help

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    Jordan - no disrespect intended but it sounds...

    Jordan - no disrespect intended but it sounds like both you and this over-grown pup need some professional help. Check for obedience classes/trainers in your area, or a gun dog trainer. You might...
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    Each one is different! It may be that this pup's...

    Each one is different! It may be that this pup's litter was not particularly well socialized, exposed to noises, situations etc. Many pups also go thru a 'fear period' at around 8 weeks, and then...
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    Probably would be good to get some probiotics...

    Probably would be good to get some probiotics into her if you can. Yogurt (which my dogs love) and/or Fortiflora or similar product. Good luck!
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    Good for you, and hope you will pursue his CH!...

    Good for you, and hope you will pursue his CH! And I am a horrible handler but have nevertheless finished CH on 3 dogs (Chessies, and they are easier, no question!).
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    You may need to do some back to basics with...

    You may need to do some back to basics with 'here'. You might also try to happy things up a bit while doing your T-pattern. Just a simple hand thrown mark occasionally, between sends to the pile -...
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    Sounds to me that you could have some...

    Sounds to me that you could have some water-freaking tendencies too. Most commonly seen in Chessies but I imagine you can see in many breeds. You might search it here as I am sure it has been...
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    What Janell said x2. And keep in mind that having...

    What Janell said x2. And keep in mind that having ALL typical health clearances and a getting a 'health guarantee' are two different things. Health guarantees vary - ask to see it in writing. Last...
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    Sounds like he still needs more socializing - can't hurt! But put it to good use and work on basic OB (on-leash) while in public places with lots of distractions. Over time you will teach dog skills...
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    Sounds like you need to be working on SIT (and...

    Sounds like you need to be working on SIT (and other basic OB) and get that more solid before you try the hold.
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    What Glen said! Especially where he said do NOT...

    What Glen said! Especially where he said do NOT allow dog to 'hunt' once you start cold blinds - with a young dog you might sometimes let them carry a line that is not perfect, for momentum purposes...
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    I was told by an Animal Control Officer years ago...

    I was told by an Animal Control Officer years ago that she responded to more bite/aggression calls about Labs than Pit Bulls. And the ONLY death (of a human, in this case a toddler) she investigated...
  21. AKCCHF began the Bloat Initiative a year or so...

    AKCCHF began the Bloat Initiative a year or so ago, and are actively seeking research (to fund) on bloat. Early, but hopefully we may see some results / progress in next couple years.
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    I keep kitchen wastebasket under sink in...

    I keep kitchen wastebasket under sink in cupboard. One dog learned to open door and could NOT be deterred once she figured it out. I got / installed a simple child-proof latch, can still open with...
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    So sorry, every dog owners worst nightmare!...

    So sorry, every dog owners worst nightmare! Praying for the pups, and you also.
    And I hope they tried to get fingerprints off that bucket!
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    I also have a Chessie bitch that blows her coat...

    I also have a Chessie bitch that blows her coat badly, twice a year, very much as Julie describes. Her normal coat however is really nice. Assuming your bitch is young? If her hair loss is hormonal...
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    Gerald - hope you are listening to Pete and...

    Gerald - hope you are listening to Pete and Darrin. Part of owning a dog that has bitten is management, as Darrin mentions. I have even had dogs that (IMO) have more 'potential' to bite, and they are...
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