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  1. So sorry you lost your Bella, terrible outcome to...

    So sorry you lost your Bella, terrible outcome to what should have been a wonderful experience for you. I wish you luck with the puppies and hope they thrive.
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    For future reference, it is generally 63 days +/-...

    For future reference, it is generally 63 days +/- from OVULATION. The counting from day of first tie will give you a broader window for a due date. To be safe, if you aren't doing progesterone to...
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    I'd chat with Mary Howley about DuBay.

    I'd chat with Mary Howley about DuBay.
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    Sticky: Rainmaker's Rumor Has It, PRA clear. Nan-Dool's...

    Rainmaker's Rumor Has It, PRA clear. Nan-Dool's Webslinger, MH/QAA x Rainmaker's Hot Cajun Gumbo, JH (also PRA clear). Optigen Accession #: 16-414. Also RD/OSD normal.



    Rainmaker's Double...
  5. I "prelim" all of my Labs between 6-9 months,...

    I "prelim" all of my Labs between 6-9 months, whether they are heading to pro or not. Have not had one sedated in a long time. As others have said, make sure the vet you are using is experienced and...
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    He says "ultimately" will hunt with her. Maybe he...

    He says "ultimately" will hunt with her. Maybe he plans on running her as well as hunting? Some do both, you know. Nothing wrong with buying a field trial dog for hunting anyway, and nothing wrong...
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    Thanks for the video, John, as you know, I'm a...

    Thanks for the video, John, as you know, I'm a Snapper fan, but I never remember to video the dogs I like when I see them running. Good luck with your whelping.
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    Geez, Darrin. Get snowed in or something?

    Geez, Darrin. Get snowed in or something?
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    Nope. Once ours have a bird, they generally come...

    Nope. Once ours have a bird, they generally come back. "Shopping" is taken care of in pile work in the yard, early on. If they do start shopping, whistle them in. If they don't come in and continue...
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    Dennis, as usual, nailed it. Thank you for...

    Dennis, as usual, nailed it. Thank you for continuing to be the voice of well-written, experienced, common sense on RTF.
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    My condolences to Sarita's friends and family,...

    My condolences to Sarita's friends and family, very sad.
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    Well said, Dennis, well said.

    Well said, Dennis, well said.
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    Marvin's argument that the Kaisers and Ted are...

    Marvin's argument that the Kaisers and Ted are the problem with the lack of FT judges is so flawed as to be ludicrous. Sounds more like sour grapes and jealousy to me. I think Marvin owes them a...
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    Agree with Ted & Ms. Kaiser, they make good...

    Agree with Ted & Ms. Kaiser, they make good points.l
  15. Thread: RIP Polly

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    Sorry for your loss, Godspeed, Polly.

    Sorry for your loss, Godspeed, Polly.
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    Condolences to George's friends and family....

    Condolences to George's friends and family. Godspeed, George.
  17. It may be training but it is not effective...

    It may be training but it is not effective training in the regard that you cannot get a full on correction as you would outside of the trial environment. You can try getting in as much as you think...
  18. Just wow, on pretty much that whole second...

    Just wow, on pretty much that whole second paragraph, particularly the parts I bolded. Pretty much demonstrates you have not yet run HT/FT. It is not arrogance on our part, it is not that we think...
  19. Dogs get cast into water every weekend in the US,...

    Dogs get cast into water every weekend in the US, pretty much, without an ecollar. Dogs aren't wearing collars in HT and FT. Dogs wearing ecollars can refuse a cast into the water, for that matter. ...
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    From the VDL/U of MN EIC submission guidelines...

    From the VDL/U of MN EIC submission guidelines page:
    Preparation Prior to Collection

    Please note: cheek swabs are NOT ACCEPTED for unweaned puppies. Puppies MUST be weaned for at least 24 hours...
  21. Have been told this a few times, xrays for...

    Have been told this a few times, xrays for something else and vet mentions enlarged heart, after I explain they are actually working dogs, they concur that the enlargement is not unusual/overly...
  22. Very happy for you and your family, Doug, hoping...

    Very happy for you and your family, Doug, hoping your recovery and treatment continue to be successful. Good luck for 2016!
  23. My condolences, Ted, what a beautiful dog inside...

    My condolences, Ted, what a beautiful dog inside and out. He will be missed. Godspeed, Rider.
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    Then maybe there was a communication problem, if...

    Then maybe there was a communication problem, if they are "unknowingly" punishing the dog, maybe it was not made clear to them how stressful and how much work FF is on both you and the dog and you...
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    It has nothing to do with stud/puppies for me (I...

    It has nothing to do with stud/puppies for me (I would have a higher profit margin if I didn't have the expenses of putting even a MH on a bitch, there are plenty of titled males to breed to), it is...
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