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    When we first got into dogs and field trials in...

    When we first got into dogs and field trials in the 70's, I can recall that 80 dog derbies were fairly commonplace in California. Don't remember any derbies as big as 94, but everything is bigger in...
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    People may not mean to prevent senior dogs and...

    People may not mean to prevent senior dogs and amateur handlers from being able to run master and gain the title, but it does have that result. I think that AKC needs to look at cutting down the...
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    Congratulations! That's awesome!

    Congratulations! That's awesome!
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    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mickie. ...

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mickie. It was impossible to read about her and not shed a tear. She had a wonderful life with you and she was loved deeply.
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    We have some nearly new Avery bumpers that are...

    We have some nearly new Avery bumpers that are cracking and taking on water. Guess they were made in China. Won't buy them again! We have some Neuman and Bennett that are ancient and still good.
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    Congratulations! That's a wonderful tribute to...

    Congratulations! That's a wonderful tribute to your friend.
  7. Thread: matted eyes

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    I have had dogs who had eye irritations from...

    I have had dogs who had eye irritations from running through high grass and I usually wash their eyes out after with sterile eye wash.
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    Very sorry to hear about Tanner's passing. He...

    Very sorry to hear about Tanner's passing. He was a wonderful dog! Our deepest sympathy.
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    Neumann and Bennett are very good. We have some...

    Neumann and Bennett are very good. We have some Avery that take on water. I think they are "Made In China" junk.
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    Great news! Hope you and Warrior get to enjoy...

    Great news! Hope you and Warrior get to enjoy many happy years together!
  11. You can always order frozen Mallard ducks packed...

    You can always order frozen Mallard ducks packed in dry ice from Frost Waterfowl LLC in SC. http://www.frostwaterfowl.com/
  12. There is a DVD set that Rex Carr did with Dave...

    There is a DVD set that Rex Carr did with Dave Rorem that is available through YBS Media.
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    Congrats on your attitude and wanting to do a...

    Congrats on your attitude and wanting to do a very good job with this Chessie. We've had Chessies for almost 45 yrs. and I would recommend you to anyone needing to have a Chessie trained because...
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    The dog you are talking about sounds like she has...

    The dog you are talking about sounds like she has possibly been through some traumatic experiences. Early socialization and puppyhood experiences are very critical for a Chesapeake. The problems...
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    An excellent trainer who worked for Rex Carr for...

    An excellent trainer who worked for Rex Carr for 15 yrs. before going out on his own told us years ago to throw a bird and see if the pup liked birds. After that, don't given them birds until they...
  16. Interesting thread. I just talked to a friend of...

    Interesting thread. I just talked to a friend of ours who lives in the same area (Blue Ridge Mtns. of VA). Her dog recently diagnosed with a new strain of tick fever. Found out that while she was...
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    Thanks I found it. I don't see what having 5...

    Thanks I found it. I don't see what having 5 series at the master national is going to do to help as a growth strategy.
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    Wonder what ever happened to the nearly 1,000...

    Wonder what ever happened to the nearly 1,000 surveys that were handed out re Master National Growth Strategies due back at end of 2014. I have never seen the results of that published.
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    A Furminator can ruin a Chesapeake Bay...

    A Furminator can ruin a Chesapeake Bay Retriever's coat. I wouldn't use one. Our dogs are in the water - mainly ponds - 6 days a week, but I usually hose them off and towel them when we get home as...
  20. Tommy Williams force fetched all our dogs when we...

    Tommy Williams force fetched all our dogs when we lived in CA and have never had a better dog trainer for basics since. Barbara was very pleasant and a wonderful wife to him - always supportive and...
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    We've known Beth and Jamie Farmer for a number of...

    We've known Beth and Jamie Farmer for a number of years. They are good people! We have Chesapeakes and Jamie has done some basic work on several of our dogs and allowed us to train on their...
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    Glad to hear your dog is coming along well. Fox...

    Glad to hear your dog is coming along well. Fox tails are nasty things. We lived in CA for 35 yrs. and I well remember them. We let a dog out of the car once in CA to air and it got a fox tail...
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    Used Tri-Tronics for many years, but last collar...

    Used Tri-Tronics for many years, but last collar we bought from them had issues and their customer service was very bad. Collar went back and forth several times and not fixed though still in...
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    Hope you enjoy your retirement Miss Babe Ruth!

    Hope you enjoy your retirement Miss Babe Ruth!
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    My husband is retired and he trains the dogs, but...

    My husband is retired and he trains the dogs, but usually only 5 days a week. Our old male finished the Master National and had 35 master passes out of probably 38 starts so it must work on some...
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