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    You were told incorrectly. A true fox red is a...

    You were told incorrectly. A true fox red is a shade of YELLOW. The color of the nose does not determine whether the dog is yellow or chocolate. It is the color of the COAT.

    Meredith
  2. I use Home Again chips but I register all of them...

    I use Home Again chips but I register all of them with the AKC database and that is what I recommend to my clients. It is less expensive, and is a one-time fee. Home Again has tried to get...
  3. The new chips have a "barb" on them to help...

    The new chips have a "barb" on them to help anchor them and create some scar tissue to hold it in place.

    I chip mine around six weeks and in the fifteen years I have been chipping, I have had...
  4. Thread: CNM testing

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    It isn't cheaper or faster to use one of the...

    It isn't cheaper or faster to use one of the places in the US and the lab in Alfort, France is where the test was developed.

    No big deal to mail it off--they provide the shipping slip and...
  5. I bet she baby tallks him and gets him all...

    I bet she baby tallks him and gets him all excited. I agree with everyone else. In the crate when she comes to visit until he is calm, or on-leash with you giving him a refresher in obedience in...
  6. Thanks for the info. Meredith

    Thanks for the info.

    Meredith
  7. This database and others like it are limited to...

    This database and others like it are limited to who entered what info. The EE search was more helpful because it shows all dogs that have participated in field events. It stilll doesn't necessarily...
  8. Thanks everyone. Limit to the retriever results...

    Thanks everyone. Limit to the retriever results is that it doesn't list non-field accomplishments such as obedience or tracking. I did get the info I wanted though.

    Meredith
  9. Ahh, thanks. I forgot about EE. M

    Ahh, thanks. I forgot about EE.

    M
  10. info on offspring of Poplar Forest Play it again Sam

    I know Sam is very accomplished and he has lots of offspring in the OFA database, but I was wondering about the titles on the offspring. The pedigree databases are limited to what info has been...
  11. Thread: $ for trainer

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    Depends...usually around $600/month average for...

    Depends...usually around $600/month average for gun dog training in the midwest. It can go way up from there depending on location and who the pro is. Ask how long they would want the dog. Some...
  12. Thread: Artificial turf

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    Our landscaper has a brand he likes. Don't have...

    Our landscaper has a brand he likes. Don't have the details at this time since it is not going to be installed until spring.

    Meredith
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    If your dog has a SH title, you only need five...

    If your dog has a SH title, you only need five passes to get an MH. If you skip SH, then you need six.

    I don't know about qualifications for the master national.

    Meredith
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    What smell??? Labs shouldn't smell...or is it a...

    What smell??? Labs shouldn't smell...or is it a Swamp Collie or a CBR?

    Meredith
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    Inside. My kennel building with indoor/outdoor...

    Inside. My kennel building with indoor/outdoor runs is also heated.

    Meredith
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    Up to the judges to decide whether blinds or...

    Up to the judges to decide whether blinds or marks will be run first.

    Meredith
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    I had a situation like this on my girl Scarlett...

    I had a situation like this on my girl Scarlett many years ago. Even under anesthetic we could not open her jaw more than just about an inch. Had the tests for MMM and everyhing else under the sun....
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    Tim West clean out your PMs please

    Tried to send a message but your box is full.

    Meredith
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    I think there is a lot to be said about the...

    I think there is a lot to be said about the enjoyment level of the dog and trainer. I have seen people attempting to train a dog that has NO desire to retrieve, NO desire to please, NO desire to...
  20. Thread: Should I neuter?

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    Microchip is just about as traumatic as a...

    Microchip is just about as traumatic as a vaccination. It does not require your dog to be tranquilized or under anesthetic.

    I agree with Chris. Get the dog microchipped ASAP and be sure to...
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    Some bring their dogs, some have spouses who stay...

    Some bring their dogs, some have spouses who stay home and take care of them, some may put their dogs with friends or family.

    Meredith
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    What exactly are you asking? Are you asking...

    What exactly are you asking? Are you asking about judges who bring their own dogs and have to take time out to air and water them? Or are you asking how someone can travel and judge with dogs at...
  23. Has a cycle the normal distance from previous...

    Has a cycle the normal distance from previous heats. If she cycles every six months, she comes back in in six months.

    Meredith
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    If it is LP, reduce stress/exertion as much as...

    If it is LP, reduce stress/exertion as much as possible; avoid severe cold or severe heat/humidity. Unforutnately with the girl I had with LP, the paralysis is what made us have to put her down. ...
  25. Thread: Barking

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    Sounds like maybe he thinks it is his job to...

    Sounds like maybe he thinks it is his job to protect the baby? You need to tell him you have it under control. Might just try some basic obedience redirect when this happens. "Here," "Heel," ...
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