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    The theory is that inflammatory responses like...

    The theory is that inflammatory responses like allergy (which leads to itching) can be reduced by increasing the proportion of omega 3 fatty acids in the diet relative to the omega 6 fatty acids. ...
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    The article kept mentioning the Electronic Collar...

    The article kept mentioning the Electronic Collar Manufacturers Association. I looked them up (http://www.ecma.eu.com), quite the eye opener! The way they describe how to use the ecollar is is not...
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    If you really wanna go all out, find a senior...

    If you really wanna go all out, find a senior double header event run in conjunction with a master test, and you could run 2 senior tests while waiting around to run the 2 day Master test. Three...
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    I didn't pay much attention to this thread till I...

    I didn't pay much attention to this thread till I got the email from the AKC. So I go and watch the video, this is what that lady said:


    "The American Kennel Club wants what’s best for dogs, and...
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    Did anyone read the research paper that inspired...

    Did anyone read the research paper that inspired the Fox piece? It was a 5 day study in which they burned one group of dogs on day one for approaching livestock. Then they return the dogs to their...
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    That's an FC title for Mel, too, to go with the...

    That's an FC title for Mel, too, to go with the AFC he earned earlier this year.
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    I have one that I keep on a spare collar, which I...

    I have one that I keep on a spare collar, which I sometimes use when I air my dog in the dark. I would not buy another one, unless is was the only thing I could find.

    My main problem with it is...
  8. Thanks, Sue.

    Thanks, Sue.
  9. All I got was the conclusion of "good." Where...

    All I got was the conclusion of "good." Where are you getting the report of the 3 opinions?
  10. Swack, I forgot the PennHip DI could be posted on...

    Swack, I forgot the PennHip DI could be posted on offa.org. That helps a lot.
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    Do you know, what kind of penalty the dog-handler...

    Do you know, what kind of penalty the dog-handler team incurs if the gun fails and the blank pistol doesn't fire when required? According to the rules the handler is required to fire a blank...
  12. Many people are dishonest, so I don't know if I...

    Many people are dishonest, so I don't know if I can trust a copy. I want to verify the information someone gives me about the dogs so that I know it wasn't faked.

    I looked at the UK Kennel EBV...
  13. Cornell is using the public OFA information. ...

    Cornell is using the public OFA information.

    How easy is it for people to verify the PennHip scores? If you tell me your bitch is in the 90th percentile, how do I verify it? That has been my...
  14. The point about the 1% vs 18% is that the public...

    The point about the 1% vs 18% is that the public is missing a lot of information about hip and elbow scores. I had no idea what fraction of poor hip scores are not disclosed until I saw this...
  15. No. I'm reading some other things. I am going...

    No. I'm reading some other things. I am going through Ostrander and Ruvinsky's (eds.) Genetics of the Dog, 2012 (2nd edition), which is where I saw the Cornell database on hip and elbow scores...
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    What is the go-to pistol of the pointer people? ...

    What is the go-to pistol of the pointer people?

    That is the one to buy.

    If the blank pistol don't work when they have to fake shoot a bird, they get dropped from the field trial, no?

    So buy...
  17. I believe the Cornell database is based on the...

    I believe the Cornell database is based on the publicly available information that we all have access to (see my previous post). (This is what is reported in the paper on Labradors...I need to...
  18. We all know that the OFA website does not report...

    We all know that the OFA website does not report the results of all dogs whose hips and elbows have been radiographed for evaluation. Some people never bother to send in the xrays to OFA because...
  19. That kind of stuff is mentioned in the papers...

    That kind of stuff is mentioned in the papers cited on the Cornell website.

    Apparently the seeing eye dog people score for temperament and other attributes they need in their dogs, and compute...
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    They're, like, $225 :shock: Here's a pic from...

    They're, like, $225 :shock:

    Here's a pic from his website:

    http://www.mageeproducts.com/uploads/2/8/4/3/2843187/6348654.jpg
  21. Breeding a better dog---hip and elbow scores online tool

    I just discovered that Cornell has compiled the OFA hips and elbows into EBVs---estimated breeding values. Dogs with lower than average EBV scores have lower than average risks of producing dogs...
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    Here is another safely consideration. What is...

    Here is another safely consideration.

    What is the practical distance that a dog can hear whistles? If the dog gets into a dangerous situation, at what distance can the dog hear the whistle so you...
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    The well trained dog will run to one side or the...

    The well trained dog will run to one side or the other of the gun station, even if he doesn't see the throw. He doesn't have to see the mark to find the bird, he just needs to know to run to one...
  24. Rick, one thing Rookie left out in his very nice...

    Rick, one thing Rookie left out in his very nice post about judging retrievers is STYLE. Yours has it hands down. Very nice!
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    My dog did not do the 650 yard Am mark. She...

    My dog did not do the 650 yard Am mark. She could see the big kite out there, but could not see bird in the air.

    The jr. judge is waving a big white coat to signal the gunner at the long bird to...
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