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  1. I've heard of some thyroid issues. As for TVD...

    I've heard of some thyroid issues. As for TVD (main cardiac issue), any moderately affected dog could probably not do the work, so maybe that would wash out them regardless, but it'd be nice to...
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    Haha, mine are all named for Apples. Easy as...

    Haha, mine are all named for Apples. Easy as "Pie", eh? or was that response "Rotten to the Core"? ;) Nope, haven't used either yet.
  3. Temperaments seem VERY unstable around here. We...

    Temperaments seem VERY unstable around here. We had a breeder bring some of hers to a health clinic and they were very dog reactive/ growly. I just started a class w/ my 5 mo old puppy and there is...
  4. Thread: DDC Vet

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    I use DDC for color testing but prefer to leave...

    I use DDC for color testing but prefer to leave the CNM testing to those in alfort who developed the test. DDC is renowned for human dna testing though....
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    The reason I ask is the HOLD is a "Stay" for the...

    The reason I ask is the HOLD is a "Stay" for the mouth. It's always been easy for my pups to understand because I do insist on them learning a stay for obedience (they can't be shifting around on...
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    Does your pup know what STAY means? Not just in...

    Does your pup know what STAY means? Not just in place but a true stay (don't move a paw, don't sniff, etc) while sitting? I don't start HOLD until they have a good idea of that. My current pup...
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    My now 9.5 yo went down to heat a few years ago. ...

    My now 9.5 yo went down to heat a few years ago. It did seem to affect her tolerance as far as training/running in it, and her eyes started bluing at only about 7, so I think she had some damage...
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    The last one I had spayed was ~$340 w/ "the...

    The last one I had spayed was ~$340 w/ "the works" but she was ~6 or 7 yrs old at the time too. I've done one dental and will need to have a slab fracture looked at soon, but I'm guessing that is...
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    www.offa.org (http://www.offa.org) for any sent...

    www.offa.org for any sent to OFA (or CERF when they were still operating). Clearances of parents, sibs and offspring tested show up there as well and the vertical pedigree gives great info of the...
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    I do have some photos here of Jett.... let's see...

    I do have some photos here of Jett.... let's see if the forum will allow me to post them.
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    Some wire crates (depending on how they are made)...

    Some wire crates (depending on how they are made) can actually impale your dog in an accident. I use airline large crates in my vehicle but they sleep in XL at home.
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    Jett produced a very nice litter for me ~5 mos...

    Jett produced a very nice litter for me ~5 mos ago. I have high hopes for those pups!
  13. Thread: Vitamins

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    I give half of a B complex to mine daily. B's...

    I give half of a B complex to mine daily. B's should not hurt since they are water soluble.
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    I have a chart here from data thru June 2003 for...

    I have a chart here from data thru June 2003 for Labs and it was about the same... 6% if dam was Exc and sire good, 6.6% if sire was Exc and Dam was good.
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    2 of mine did that this past winter. Both had...

    2 of mine did that this past winter. Both had full litters, but had LONG cycles and w/o progesterone testing, I'd have missed for sure since we were doing chilled AIs. Further, I can't tell you...
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    I'd normally guess it'd be at least 3 days from...

    I'd normally guess it'd be at least 3 days from 1.7ng and that's if she doesn't stall. Then you still need to wait ~2-3 days for the eggs to ripen before the male is truly interested (and before the...
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    What is the progesterone read on the bitch?

    What is the progesterone read on the bitch?
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    To the OP, even if you do go w/ vaccinating your...

    To the OP, even if you do go w/ vaccinating your own in the future, don't skip the vet well check on the litter. It's much better to know up front if there are any parasites that show in the fecal...
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    Yes this. Get over it folks!

    Yes this. Get over it folks!
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    I HAVE seen cats at tests on leash. My...

    I HAVE seen cats at tests on leash. My philosophy is, if your dog is truly competent to run hunt tests, he/she knows fully well what his/her task is that day. It's not to go visit the gallery. ...
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    I give a Neopar (parvo only) at 5 wks since I'm...

    I give a Neopar (parvo only) at 5 wks since I'm in a fairly high risk area for parvo.
    I have used Progard 5 in the past for my basic combo at 7 wks (Vanguard l-4 for lepto later on, after the...
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    Love my blacks too, Billie!!!! But I do like a...

    Love my blacks too, Billie!!!! But I do like a nice looking chocolate as well, and find the coats are probably the best of the bunch. Yellow is last on my list... ;)
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    I've seen that before too Breck, and was nervous...

    I've seen that before too Breck, and was nervous about running a young dog I bred, but did not own, w/ the owner present a few weeks ago. No problems, thankfully!

    And I for one am terribly...
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    You've gotten some good suggestions there. If...

    You've gotten some good suggestions there. If indeed you are looking for chocolate, it'd be good to get on a breeder's wait list now if your part of the country is like mine. There are not that...
  25. This is sad to hear considering the JH is...

    This is sad to hear considering the JH is supposed to be the "hook" for most newbies to the sport. I LOVE JH. I also do obedience and tracking and have done some agility in the past when my back...
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