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    2235522356 Black male (no yellow or chocolate)...

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    Black male (no yellow or chocolate) x Black female (carries yellow, maybe chocolate).

    Under coat is the brown/red part of the coat. Year 'round.
  2. Does it have a brand name, voltage, part number...

    Does it have a brand name, voltage, part number or any other identifying information on it?
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    If you plan your walk as Jim suggested so as to...

    If you plan your walk as Jim suggested so as to move generally into the wind, the dog will also learn to use the wind to find stuff. It is very natural for a hunting dog (a dog hunting for prey -...
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    I just did that too - deleted a response - which...

    I just did that too - deleted a response - which was actually in agreement with the trend of the thread but broke 'new ground' in a way- I'm older than you, Jim.

    Jere
  5. Thread: What Winter?

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    Plenty of mud here but no snow to speak of yet. ...

    Plenty of mud here but no snow to speak of yet. It has hardly gone below freezing. I can't say I'm complaining about not having to plow 3/8 mile of driveway! But gosh I can see 60 degrees north...
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    I trained mine to remain standing after a flush...

    I trained mine to remain standing after a flush off a point and to stop and stand in response to any wild flush.

    I trained their pointing/bird handling manners as though they were dogs of a...
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    That one is OK for the basic; black, chocolate,...

    That one is OK for the basic; black, chocolate, yellow color genetics. It doesn't cover the shades of yellow from white to fox-red, and other colors allowed by the AKC Standard, let alone legitimate...
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    I am thinking about it but want some input first,...

    I am thinking about it but want some input first, especially from the VetGen geneticist. Haven't found the price schedule for the full blown color tests yet either. I'm not sure I want to put lots...
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    Bronze Lab. - a new color phase?

    The breeding: Black (no choc or yellow recessives) x Black (possible yellow recessive?) Dam and at least one full sibling may be similarly colored. This coloration is not season dependent.
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    Michael, that looks like rear leg injuries...

    Michael, that looks like rear leg injuries waiting for time and place to manifest!

    Jere
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    I picked upon that after my first post. I...

    I picked upon that after my first post. I wondered when I saw your "three years ago post!" By that time I was deep into my efforts and felt, since others had seemed miss it too and there appeared...
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    At this age it could be any of several behaviors,...

    At this age it could be any of several behaviors, only one being a natural point. You haven't told us enough, and may not have observed closly enough, to lead toward or away from natural point.
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    Play solicitation - probably not a "point." ...

    Play solicitation - probably not a "point."

    Jere
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    News here said "mexed breeds" are #1 more than...

    News here said "mexed breeds" are #1 more than 50% even.
  15. Thread: Pointing Goldens

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    Depends on what you mean by "trained to be a...

    Depends on what you mean by "trained to be a flusher." Combine with "I have also seen dogs that have had too many nicks for steady or sit at the flush turn into game standers." and you may have your...
  16. Thread: Pointing Goldens

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    Maybe you'd like to know some that don't. No...

    Maybe you'd like to know some that don't. No barrels, no whoa, no styling either. Just intense, stylish, nauturally pointing dogs. One works in NW SC - might be close enough for a visit should you...
  17. Thread: Silver Labs?

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    Emphasis is mine - to help you follow the reply...

    Emphasis is mine - to help you follow the reply and reply back should you want.

    1. Surely you're joking!
    a. No registry defines the standard in terms of genotype. You must know that.
    b. By...
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    1 Absolutely. 2. I suspect that hesitation...

    1 Absolutely.

    2. I suspect that hesitation is the time period during which the dog assures itself of the location of the prey (by scent, sight and/or hearing) before proceeding. "Proceeding" ...
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    *See: "Identification of a premature stop codon...

    *See: "Identification of a premature stop codon in the melanocyte-stimulating hormone receptor gene (MC1R) in Labrador and Golden retrievers with yellow coat colour," R E Everts, J Rothuizen, B A van...
  20. Thread: Silver Labs?

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    First bolded: This is an extreme position not...

    First bolded: This is an extreme position not present in the rules of any registry I've heard of. Would you provide reference, please? One might even suggest, since dogs in general share such a...
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    Referencing the first bolded statement above: ...

    Referencing the first bolded statement above: This is not generally true. Some do, some don't. But it doesn't make any difference here.

    Referencing the second bolded statement: This is what a...
  22. Depends.. This site may help. Add your dog to...

    Depends..

    This site may help. Add your dog to the database. maybe it parents too. You may then be able to go way back.

    http://www.huntinglabpedigree.com/

    Another site of some value is:...
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    Got me there, Michael. I guess the mins are...

    Got me there, Michael. I guess the mins are "canoe Labs" if not smaller; the standard Lab is a duck boat dog and the Megas are houseboat dogs? Pointed for canoes, blunt on each end for houseboats?
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    adding 'miniature' might cover the full list of...

    adding 'miniature' might cover the full list of current possibilities!

    someone is bound to start marketing "Mega-Labs" before long though.

    Jere
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    If by "over praise" you mean a long stream of...

    If by "over praise" you mean a long stream of "Good good good good ..." or such extending well past the behavior event which prompted your praise in the first place; you can bet the farm you can...
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