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  1. Thread: Dominant puppy

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    I don't know the age of your puppy, but it sounds...

    I don't know the age of your puppy, but it sounds like a pretty young puppy that is trying to elicit play from you. I think he's just being an energetic puppy, not being "Dominate"!

    Maybe the...
  2. Thread: Kennels

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    This is the best answer if you're looking for the...

    This is the best answer if you're looking for the best quality.

    Swack
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    torg, Rooster's daughter Remi is a beautiful...

    torg,

    Rooster's daughter Remi is a beautiful bitch. She fits the name of this thread well. She gave birth to a litter of puppies Monday night. I hope they grow up to be like her!

    Swack
  4. Thread: Prayers for Duke

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    Prayers sent. Good Luck Duke! Swack

    Prayers sent.

    Good Luck Duke!

    Swack
  5. Eugene, Your wit and wisdom will be missed. I...

    Eugene,

    Your wit and wisdom will be missed. I hope you'll find time on cloudy days to check in with us on RTF.

    All the best to you and yours as you contemplate the sunsets!

    Swack
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    In defense of Indiana let me say that...

    In defense of Indiana let me say that Merrillville is in Lake County in the extreme northwest corner of our state. It's in an area sometimes referred to as "The Region" or Illiana which is a part of...
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    Thanks for the input. Most replies were about 40...

    Thanks for the input. Most replies were about 40 something pounders. Any accounts of the 100+ pounders? How big is the biggest Lab you've known?

    Swack
  8. Thread: Camera Conundrum

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    Mostly dogs and hunters with birds, some scenery...

    Mostly dogs and hunters with birds, some scenery and wildlife, rarely action photos.

    Swack
  9. Thread: Camera Conundrum

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    Todd, I'd prefer to spend less than 1 K, but...

    Todd,

    I'd prefer to spend less than 1 K, but would consider more if that's what it takes to get what I need.

    I don't plan to become a full-fledged shutterbug and I tend to prefer functional...
  10. Thread: Camera Conundrum

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    Camera Conundrum

    I've been struggling with the choice of a digital camera. In years gone by when film was the only option I used an Olympus Infinity Stylus 35mm point and shoot. It was small enough to carry...
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    Largest & Smallest Adult Labs

    We all know there's a lot of variation within the Labrador breed. I've been trying to wrap my head around the possible range of heights and weights within the Labrador breed.

    Personally I've...
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    It's my understanding that the practice of...

    It's my understanding that the practice of removing declaws was initiated by the show fancy as the foreleg had cleaner lines without the dewclaw. Over time it became an accepted practice and was...
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    Bridget, I have a client who had knee...

    Bridget,

    I have a client who had knee replacement surgery. A week after the surgery she said: "If I'd known it was going to hurt this much I wouldn't have done it!" I talked to her again several...
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    Irishwhistler, Good to hear of your continuing...

    Irishwhistler,

    Good to hear of your continuing recovery. I really like your drawing too! I'd be doing well to make a stick figure.

    Happy Thanksgiving with prayers that the beast has been...
  15. Thread: Spot on chin

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    Looks like a spot of Ring Worm; a fungal...

    Looks like a spot of Ring Worm; a fungal infection as Billie suspected.

    Swack
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    Julie, I agree with you and applaud your...

    Julie,

    I agree with you and applaud your attention to conformation and breed traits in addition to ability.

    Swack
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    Eug, That's my style of Lab, though others may...

    Eug,

    That's my style of Lab, though others may not agree. I've got a yellow bitch that could pass for his sister!

    Kirk,

    I understand that he shows a bit of extra flesh under his neck, but...
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    Irishwhistler, Good to hear that you're on the...

    Irishwhistler,

    Good to hear that you're on the mend. Nothing can be better for your physical and mental recovery than some time on the prairie chasing wild birds! I forget the author (but others...
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    I once bred a 9 year old bitch who was in good...

    I once bred a 9 year old bitch who was in good physical shape after consulting with the reproductive vet at Purdue who gave me the AOK.

    She whelped 8 puppies and raised them without batting an...
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    Hi Dan, Welcome to RTF! I know a gentleman...

    Hi Dan,

    Welcome to RTF! I know a gentleman from Roberts Illinois named Dan Irke who I watched run some dogs at an HRC HT in southern IL last month. I liked what I saw of him and his dogs. I've...
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    They don't point shot birds that are dead or...

    They don't point shot birds that are dead or wounded; they point living breathing birds that can fly. You may not have seen it, but I assure you it's not uncommon.

    Swack
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    valorrt, Billie gave you good info. MANY well...

    valorrt,

    Billie gave you good info. MANY well bred field Labs will point if given the opportunity. I'm an upland hunter and I don't bred for the pointing trait, but if it's there it's OK with...
  23. Paul, I don't know the answer to your...

    Paul,

    I don't know the answer to your question, but it would stand to reason that if they spin it would be counter-clockwise!

    Coreolis Effect Regards,

    Swack
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    The standard provides general guidelines for the...

    The standard provides general guidelines for the physical conformation as well as the temperament of the dog. One person's specific tastes may not coincide with another's, but both dogs could...
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    I guess it would depend on the dog. You can't...

    I guess it would depend on the dog. You can't say all show champions look alike any more than you can say all field champions look alike or perform the same. I'd guess they might approve of some...
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