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    How to train swim by without a swim by pond, Pat...

    How to train swim by without a swim by pond, Pat Nolan:

    http://youtu.be/1XRrIggr25o

    Now if only I could find a pond with two useable sides...
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    I would never use something that has 2% or more...

    I would never use something that has 2% or more calcium for a retriever puppy, you are asking for orthopedic problems both short term (like Back77's pup), and long term, such as elbow dysplasia....
  3. Good thread. It would be great if more...

    Good thread.

    It would be great if more field-bred stud dogs had standing side view photos on a level surface (including the feet!). It is not just show people who need to see the standing...
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    Can't we all just agree that the public doesn't...

    Can't we all just agree that the public doesn't know what a lab looks like one way or the other. I find that people question what the breed is on show bred labs just as often field bred. Had someone...
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    There should be no difference, but I tend to...

    There should be no difference, but I tend to think that human products are held to a higher standard of quality than pet products and always use fish oil for humans on the dogs. I would not go to the...
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    The registration form downloaded for me, it is...

    The registration form downloaded for me, it is just a pdf form. You should definitely call the person listed on the site, Pam Kozak, 715-762-2602, I bet it is not too late. The website mentions a $5...
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    The weiner dog will probably be the one that...

    The weiner dog will probably be the one that causes the most trouble!
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    Yes, how about walking up and adding something...

    Yes, how about walking up and adding something even better to the meal, like a slice of hot dog or cube of chicken. Here's my two cents... Don't go up to the point of growling, stop at the distance...
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    Where is "like" on this forum! If a breeder or...

    Where is "like" on this forum!

    If a breeder or group of breeders is intentionally breeding for a trait that is objectively at odds with the breed standard (color, as opposed to subjective...
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    Well, I know of one that is about 6.5, but I...

    Well, I know of one that is about 6.5, but I wouldn't call that old. He is behind a couple silver and dilute carrier dogs that were at a hunt test in Idaho I went to, remarkably enough he has a...
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    Whether or not there was a cross to elkhounds in...

    Whether or not there was a cross to elkhounds in Europe, the d gene locus (responsible for dilution of chocolate to silver in Weims and silver "Labs") is not the gene that gives elkhounds their...
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    I had one that would do that, it lessened as the...

    I had one that would do that, it lessened as the dog matured. My theory, empty stomach get a little over acid waiting for breakfast. Don't know why they would produce less acid in the daytime though....
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    Speaking to the dairy cow question. A common...

    Speaking to the dairy cow question. A common reason to cross Jersey with Holstein (Friesian) is for calving ease in first calf heifers, using a Jersey bull on the Holsteins to get smaller calves. I...
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    I guessed, and then looked her up. I've seen a...

    I guessed, and then looked her up. I've seen a litter of his puppies in person, and of course many photos online as well.
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    Diggs puppies and grandpuppies are gorgeous. I'm...

    Diggs puppies and grandpuppies are gorgeous. I'm sad he's gone.
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    The dog does not have to come to heel. Don't know...

    The dog does not have to come to heel. Don't know about squatting down but you can lean over and grab (or catch in the air if dog starts to drop it) the bird as soon as the dog is back on the line....
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    Also, have you looked at this webpage?...

    Also, have you looked at this webpage? http://www.2ndchance.info/cushings.htm
    It is mostly about the disease and drug management, but does have some references to possibly using retinoic acids,...
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    I don't know of anything that would make those go...

    I don't know of anything that would make those go away, but have you looked at the book, The Goldstein's Wellness and Longevity Program? It has some nutritional, herbal, and glandular supplement...
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    The easiest way to find a eye clinic at a show is...

    The easiest way to find a eye clinic at a show is to look here, http://www.offa.org/clinics.html

    I am not certain every show clinic gets listed on the OFA website, but it is difficult to keep...
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    Dogs don't get excused for lack of merit just...

    Dogs don't get excused for lack of merit just because they are moderate in build. There are moderately built show labs, and sometimes they even win! Not that it wouldn't be nice if there were more of...
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    I would not count on the other one dropping,...

    I would not count on the other one dropping, really should have already. The vet will need to go in for the other one when the dog is neutered, makes it a little more complicated, like a spay. Has to...
  22. Yeah, but what I was wondering was if this is the...

    Yeah, but what I was wondering was if this is the gene that gets them that look.
  23. Well, there is no commercial test yet. It would...

    Well, there is no commercial test yet. It would be nice if those researchers were looking for the gene(s) that cause epilepsy or tricuspid valve dysplasia instead of short legs, but it is still...
  24. Thanks for posting. Interesting, I wonder if this...

    Thanks for posting. Interesting, I wonder if this gene is why some show bred labs have big bodies on short legs.
  25. You are lucky. Eating that much fat all at once...

    You are lucky. Eating that much fat all at once can cause pancreatitis in some dogs, which can be life threatening.

    Anyway, I second the salmon oil suggestion, following label directions....
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