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  1. I agree there are two different phenotypes. ...

    I agree there are two different phenotypes.

    I think you're mistaken if you assume the short, squatty, English style show Lab "showcases the breed standard". So are the judges who put these dogs...
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    Sir_Cuppy, An intact male Lab is unlikely to...

    Sir_Cuppy,

    An intact male Lab is unlikely to be mean if he's well socialized and well trained. There are other considerations to consider beyond his behavior. I know your head may be spinning...
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    Hunt-Em-Up, A responsible dog owner would not...

    Hunt-Em-Up,

    A responsible dog owner would not allow their dog to be free to procreate without it being a planned mating. I've had intact males and females living together under my supervision and...
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    I understand and as I said, thanks for the heads...

    I understand and as I said, thanks for the heads up. I'll be looking for it.

    I too would rather Orijen didn't use lentils and peas, though not because I think they're trying to raise the percent...
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    Sir_Cuppy, Since this is your first post to...

    Sir_Cuppy,

    Since this is your first post to RTF, first let me welcome you! Next, let me translate mjh345's post, if I may be so bold.

    I believe he's saying that breeding a dog for income is a...
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    .44 mag, Thanks for the link to Farmina. An...

    .44 mag,

    Thanks for the link to Farmina. An interesting option to consider. Too bad they don't have retailers in the Midwest.

    I question your claim that their food is superior to Orijen. ...
  7. Marissa, It's my understanding that dogs with...

    Marissa,

    It's my understanding that dogs with idiopatic vestibular syndrome usually recover most of their normal function, but a head tilt or some degree of balance issues and instability can...
  8. Yes, I've had the trip to the vet thinking my...

    Yes, I've had the trip to the vet thinking my Nova had had a stroke, but it was idiopathic vestibular syndrome. If you search the term you may come up with the thread I started asking the same...
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    Breck, For the most part, I think you're...

    Breck,

    For the most part, I think you're right, but there are occasionally British FTCH dogs imported into the US. I bred a bitch to a British FTCH 10 years ago. His name was Westlands Charlie,...
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    Thanks to all! I've been in contact with...

    Thanks to all! I've been in contact with wetdogsdesigns and will probably give them a shot. Just have to be sure I understand the terms. Then I've got to dig out usernames, passwords, photos,...
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    Thanks to all! I've been in contact with...

    Thanks to all! I've been in contact with wetdogsdesigns and we probably give them a shot. Just have to be sure I understand the terms. Then I've got to dig out usernames, passwords, photos, write...
  12. Thread: UH Title

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    Join UKC/HRC and pass 4 upland tests. In my...

    Join UKC/HRC and pass 4 upland tests.

    In my experience, the UH title boils down to steady to wing and shot. Very little emphasis is put on the many other traits that in my mind are more...
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    Matt, I agree that when compared to the total...

    Matt,

    I agree that when compared to the total retriever population, a dog with a JH or SHR title is above average in its level of training.

    I emboldened your statements above because I think...
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    Thanks to you all for the advice! I see that...

    Thanks to you all for the advice!

    I see that Mark Atwater is a Hoosier by birth and a Boilermaker by the grace of God. Hopefully he still comes back to Indiana to visit family and we can get...
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    Looking for a New Webmaster!

    It seems my webmaster is AWOL. I only need updates once or twice a year. It's spring and time for an update to include a new litter in the works and add a new dog or two to the pack.

    Just...
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    Dog Photographers?

    I'm wondering if there are any photographers who specialize in sporting canines? I can't seem to do justice to the dogs myself. Regular photographers don't seem to understand what qualities I'm...
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    Opinions on Pedigree Software?

    I've had InstaPed 2008 for many years, but within the past year my hard drive crashed and my offline backup didn't save my files. My fault, I didn't "select" them for back-up, duhh. Anyway, since I...
  18. Thread: Breeder Question

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    Ryan_G, There are many litters advertised on...

    Ryan_G,

    There are many litters advertised on RTF's Classified section. You might find something you like there or at least be able to compare pedigrees, health clearances, price, etc. Links to...
  19. Thread: Breeder Question

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    Ryan_G, Look for a breeder whose canine goals...

    Ryan_G,

    Look for a breeder whose canine goals and objectives mirror your own. I think a breeder should have produced at least a couple of generations or more of dogs to be considered experienced....
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    Nicole, It's na´ve to believe that the only...

    Nicole,

    It's na´ve to believe that the only place tan points may have originated is from the Gordon before the stud book was closed. Did you listen to the recording of Mary Roslin-Williams that...
  21. Bubba, Are you saying you haven't taught your...

    Bubba,

    Are you saying you haven't taught your dog to open his own beers yet?!? Aren't you afraid you'll spoil him by opening his beers for him?

    Swack
  22. Bridget, Thanks for sharing this. I treasure...

    Bridget,

    Thanks for sharing this. I treasure Mary R-W's book, Advanced Labrador Breeding. There's lots of wisdom in it and the presentation you shared. Not everyone will appreciate what she has...
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    Prayers sent for healing. Amen. Swack

    Prayers sent for healing.

    Amen.

    Swack
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    (IN) Black and Yellow Lab Puppies

    BLACK & YELLOW LABRADOR PUPPIES

    DUE May 20, 2014



    Sire: Torg’s Hunting Memories JH, aka “Tanner”
  25. Thread: OFA Hip Question

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    windycanyon, I agree that the environmental...

    windycanyon,

    I agree that the environmental component of HD often gets ignored. My takeaway from my pup's PennHIP results was not only that they had good hip conformation, but that their mother...
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