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    George, He was so lucky to end up with you. ...

    George,

    He was so lucky to end up with you. You are a true dog man. So sorry for your loss. May the memories bring you comfort.

    M
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    At that age they are all legs and unsure how to...

    At that age they are all legs and unsure how to use them. They are happy and full of joie de vivre. Life is good. So sad that you didn't get to see if there was any promise of things to come, but...
  3. Has to be a dog with a lot of heart and a lot of...

    Has to be a dog with a lot of heart and a lot of wanting to please to get those titles. The pictures spoke of a dog loved and respected in return. Deepest Condolences on the loss of a special dog....
  4. Susan, I've read your tribute over and over. ...

    Susan,

    I've read your tribute over and over. How his life would have been so different being owned by someone who didn't appreciate him for who he was and by someone who would have never grieved...
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    That's very good advice. Watch the dogs in...

    That's very good advice. Watch the dogs in training and testing and they will tell you what they think of the trainer. I have never had a dog with Buck and Tara, but I would trust them with my dog....
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    To answer the question in the title of the...

    To answer the question in the title of the thread: I have always run HTs because my dogs enjoyed both the training and running. I had Newfoundlands years ago and put water & draft (along w/ a CH &...
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    Wow!! That's great Andy. Bet your feet haven't...

    Wow!! That's great Andy. Bet your feet haven't hit the ground yet. Congratulations!

    M
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    Ok-mea culpa since I'm not a vet. Just assumed...

    Ok-mea culpa since I'm not a vet. Just assumed that since the dog was put on antibiotics w/out anything exploratory that would abate infection. Guess it's not a foxtail and dog will be fine, but...
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    I would bet money that it's a foxtail that has...

    I would bet money that it's a foxtail that has now migrated. I lived in UT for some time and foxtails were what made both pheasant hunting and exercising my Newfoundlands frustrating. The picture...
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    I don't know if the MN not being in your area...

    I don't know if the MN not being in your area will make a difference. Now that there are so many folks putting their dogs with a pro (I am not bashing pros here) to get the MH and then qualify for...
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    "That Cody was a rare champion with desire and...

    "That Cody was a rare champion with desire and ability is obvious but when he stayed with Larry, he was a cool, calm house dog."

    The picture and bio of this dog is just stunning. What a...
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    I agree with this and I have seen much better...

    I agree with this and I have seen much better replies to my question than mine. That said, it isn't always black & white. The honor dog breaking isn't justification for the working dog to break,...
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    Honor dog is out. Working dog should be given a...

    Honor dog is out. Working dog should be given a re-run due to interference by the honor dog.

    M
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    So, I am confused. When you are off duty she is...

    So, I am confused. When you are off duty she is with you 24/7 and when you are working she is alone for a 24 hour period? I would hire someone to break up her day when you are on duty. No dog...
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    Is it the food or stress? What is her schedule...

    Is it the food or stress? What is her schedule like and time out of kennel? I honestly prefer a dog who is aired and exercised enough that it doesn't air in the kennel. (My dogs are house dogs,...
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    John, I understand what you are saying and...

    John,

    I understand what you are saying and appreciate your input and putting things in perspective. The Golden gene pool is small. The tree hugger in me just does feel for the low percentage of...
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    Hi Colleen, Ok-I'll wipe the egg off my face. ...

    Hi Colleen,

    Ok-I'll wipe the egg off my face. I was posting based on assumptions. If ichthyosis doesn't impact dogs quality of life than it is a moot point whether they are bred or not. I...
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    I'm not saying you are down playing it at all. ...

    I'm not saying you are down playing it at all. It's just w/ choices out there to be able to breed so that no puppies are affected why wouldn't everyone do so?

    I have a pup right now who is just...
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    I try not to post much and I try even harder not...

    I try not to post much and I try even harder not to be preachy. Training advice is one thing, but I think we all have a right to a voice on health issues. I don't understand at all breeding two...
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    Russ, I lost my Kate the same way and the pain...

    Russ,

    I lost my Kate the same way and the pain was visceral. Your having to be strong and supportive for your family may be a gift in a way. We sign up for this, but I believe our dogs don't want...
  21. I have a 9 month old that came to me at 5 months...

    I have a 9 month old that came to me at 5 months after being shuffled around a bit. It took a solid month of my beating my head against the wall deciding to keep him. A combination of Come to Jesus...
  22. I agree 110%. Good for his current owner to not...

    I agree 110%. Good for his current owner to not force a square peg into a round hole and to care where his dog lives out the rest of his life. Give him time to get to know and trust you and from...
  23. This has been an interesting thread to follow...

    This has been an interesting thread to follow with lots of good input. Peter, can you elaborate on your statement above?

    Thanks!

    M
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    Otey, You served each other well. Honored to...

    Otey,

    You served each other well. Honored to have met you both and I wish Maxx Godspeed. I hope you find healing in the memories.

    Best,

    M (& Kate in spirit)
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    Otey, So, so sorry. Saw him in his prime and...

    Otey,

    So, so sorry. Saw him in his prime and it was so clear what you both thought of each other. You gave him a great life. Thinking of you tonight. Maxx wouldn't want you to think of him...
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