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    I have an order enroute. Didn't know they had...

    I have an order enroute. Didn't know they had switched until I got the shipping notice. Don't think it'll make a difference but we'll see.
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    Steve, I'm with you, although mine already has...

    Steve, I'm with you, although mine already has her master. I will continue to enter for the fun of it, and I have branched out into HRC. Luckily where I live tests aren't that difficult to get into....
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    We got a Deerskin last year, standard 3 hole...

    We got a Deerskin last year, standard 3 hole inside the rails on a full-length set of drawers. Our male chessie is 26 inches tall and 80 pounds, long and lean. He actually struggles a little bet...
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    Here we are. Entry Express has done away with the...

    Here we are. Entry Express has done away with the VIP program and people are still complaining about "pros entering multiple dogs with the click of a button." Regular people who have multiple dogs...
  5. That was a really good read, got me thinking...

    That was a really good read, got me thinking about form vs. function. Thanks for the link.
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    We lost our first labrador in 1987, and I still...

    We lost our first labrador in 1987, and I still get teary-eyed thinking about him. My husband just called our current male by that dog's name this morning: I razzed him about it, but it just proves...
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    Hmmm, why TRAIN? Good question! I've had pet dogs...

    Hmmm, why TRAIN? Good question! I've had pet dogs most of my life. They were good company, funny, lovable, cute, and often a nuisance, but we enjoyed them. They had very little training, but they...
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    The interesting thing about this argument is that...

    The interesting thing about this argument is that the MN club itself is looking at ways to control the size of their ever-growing event. Even THEY don't seem to want it to be bigger each year. That...
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    Yup. And the Master National folks won't be...

    Yup. And the Master National folks won't be agonizing over how to accommodate 900 dogs because there simply won't be that many qualifiers.
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    I don't know, but he's been retired for years....

    I don't know, but he's been retired for years. Maybe he's just "out of business." They're not free, after all. But it's a shame to lose all that great information.
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    What I wish I had known when we got our first of...

    What I wish I had known when we got our first of 3 chesapeakes: make friends with your breeder. Stay in contact and follow their advice: they are usually happy to work with you. If you're buying your...
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    You have a fine attitude, a good plan, and a...

    You have a fine attitude, a good plan, and a willing assistant to lean on. Hope it all comes right and you're back out there flingin' ducks and bumpers come spring.
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    I think it depends on what kind of relationship...

    I think it depends on what kind of relationship you want to have with your dog. Nothing wrong with an outside dog, they still love their people and probably are more acclimated to the weather....
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    Have fun and do more hunting, those are the big...

    Have fun and do more hunting, those are the big ones. Finish up her HRCH. And qualifying for the Master National would be nice :).
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    I haven't read it, but I'm finding out that there...

    I haven't read it, but I'm finding out that there are lots of ways to get a dog trained. If you are interested in a casual "gentleman's" hunting dog, that might be the way to go: but, most of the...
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    Do not let yourself get pressured into neutering...

    Do not let yourself get pressured into neutering your dog at an early age by your vet. They are used to dealing with pet owners. A neutered dog is convenient, and sometimes there are medical reasons...
  17. Wow. That's amazing, and so touching!

    Wow. That's amazing, and so touching!
  18. Lots of good advice by those who know more than I...

    Lots of good advice by those who know more than I do. I can tell you from experience that it isn't too late. Our male was 9 months old before he ever saw a real bird (although he had been retrieving...
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    Beautiful!

    Beautiful!
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    Whoo hoo, looks like you found some quackers!

    Whoo hoo, looks like you found some quackers!
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    I have done raw, home cooked, and kibble, and...

    I have done raw, home cooked, and kibble, and currently all 3 are on kibble. Not a nutritionist, either, but I've managed not to kill my husband or my children so far attempting to provide a balanced...
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    My grandfather raised and trained hunting dogs...

    My grandfather raised and trained hunting dogs (Llewellen setters) and took out hunting parties in the Washington DC area in the early 1900's. Wish I had known him to ask about the dogs, but he died...
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    I have both Jackie Mertens and Bill Hillman. Bill...

    I have both Jackie Mertens and Bill Hillman. Bill has many clips from his videos on youtube, it's a great way to see if you like his style before spending any money. Used his retriever puppy DVD with...
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    Glad you were able to make it, isn't it amazing?...

    Glad you were able to make it, isn't it amazing? I have had the benefit of expert assistance from several people and each time it has made a huge difference. My husband's young bitch is sired by...
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    Nice work, Mark. Getting your share of honkers...

    Nice work, Mark. Getting your share of honkers this year! LOL
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