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  1. For one, the AKC seriously opposes selling...

    For one, the AKC seriously opposes selling puppies for more w/ papers vs w/o. I would think differing prices based on Full vs Limited would be portrayed the same too, but I don't really know.
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  2. Dan, your statement of "plenty of good litters...

    Dan, your statement of "plenty of good litters out there" and the guy who called me saying their were "plenty of chocolate studs out there" are pretty much on par. In the end, people have...
  3. And yes to the Colonel and others regarding...

    And yes to the Colonel and others regarding weaning of treats and using rewards of other non-food type. I've been teaching a couple classes this month and there are some dogs that are FAR too...
  4. I do the same, though minus the clicker. I do use...

    I do the same, though minus the clicker. I do use a marker word though (Yes!). I think it all depends on what else you are doing w/ your dogs too... I do competition Obedience so Stay means don't...
  5. I use the Vanguard L-4 stand alone personally and...

    I use the Vanguard L-4 stand alone personally and separate Lepto from everything else (combos, rabies) by at least 3-4 wks per label. I won't touch Duramune products period after one of my pup...
  6. Not Meredith but I too offer lifelong return...

    Not Meredith but I too offer lifelong return policies. So far, I've taken back 3. 2 were already 7 yrs old, so owners (one was just put in a nursing home, the other divorced) just asked me to...
  7. I had a similar response by a caller who had...

    I had a similar response by a caller who had contacted our kennel club's Breeder Referral rep recently, looking for a Chocolate male to breed his Yellow female to. I asked what health clearances...
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    I've been happy, just having started to use them...

    I've been happy, just having started to use them recently, though I need to teach the delivery guy what a garage is... Fedex (he actually called me when he was close) stacked my boxes in front of my...
  9. I chip at ~7 wks, just before taking the pups to...

    I chip at ~7 wks, just before taking the pups to their first eye exam. I use Avid, and so far, so good w/ my technique though it's harder than I thought to penetrate that skin!
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    Because I CAN! (And yes, it keeps me out of...

    Because I CAN! (And yes, it keeps me out of trouble too...,most of the time) :)
  11. How old is he? Consider yourself lucky that...

    How old is he? Consider yourself lucky that he's so outgoing and friendly. It could be a lot worse! :)
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    Totally agree Dave. My father sent me the clip...

    Totally agree Dave. My father sent me the clip asking if this was one of mine. I told him I'd shoot any owner of mine allowing that. Sorry, yep, I guess I just killed (ruined?) this thread but...
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    Considering that Narvel's Black Angus only has...

    Considering that Narvel's Black Angus only has one offspring listed on OFA, that'd be enough of a red flag to me. http://www.offa.org/display.html?appnum=843345#animal
    And then try to find the...
  14. Most experienced obed instructors will respect...

    Most experienced obed instructors will respect that you have other priorities. Use the puppy class so pup learns good social interaction w/ other dogs and people primarily and it's always good to go...
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    We had a dental specialist speak at a kennel club...

    We had a dental specialist speak at a kennel club mtg one night and he said it's the canines and molars that are most important to try to keep. Remove the others, not a problem. I had one of mine...
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    I sure hope no one drops their cell phone at the...

    I sure hope no one drops their cell phone at the hunt tests this coming year because my 9 mo old has had an uncanny ability to find mine outside when I dropped it twice now!

    I don't worry...
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    I have pretty soft but biddable labs, but I FF...

    I have pretty soft but biddable labs, but I FF because at some point, they will need to learn to deal w/ pressure... because I know they will blow me off! I've watched/worked w/ folks who could...
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    Early neutering (in both sexes) definitely...

    Early neutering (in both sexes) definitely changes the architecture of the dog. Without the hormones, legs are longer and spindlier, the chest usually doesn't broaden, the head certainly doesn't...
  19. I have a girl who I bred almost 2 yrs ago for the...

    I have a girl who I bred almost 2 yrs ago for the first time. Her next cycle was 10.5 mos, and my vets both said that was plenty of time for recovery. After that litter, she went almost a year,...
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    Pretty odd as we've not even had to get the snow...

    Pretty odd as we've not even had to get the snow shovels out here. It was 45F and sunny yesterday, though windy and looks to be the same today.
  21. Euk LBP for my pups thru 12mos, then Canidae ALS...

    Euk LBP for my pups thru 12mos, then Canidae ALS for my adults though that may not provide as much fat as some dogs really need. I add fish oil, vit E, and coconut oil to mine for that reason.
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    I give fish oil caps (and Vit E) daily to all my...

    I give fish oil caps (and Vit E) daily to all my dogs now too, along w/ probios, MSM, etc.. Sometimes I wonder if I'm tossing money down the toilet, but I can't complain about vet bills, so it's...
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    There is a product called Cholodin (can be found...

    There is a product called Cholodin (can be found thru HealthyPets.com) that I've been using for years now. It is a neurological supplement that my holistic vet recommended for future...
  24. Sue, my vet (former lab breeder/ show person)...

    Sue, my vet (former lab breeder/ show person) also said it didn't seem to affect animals like it did people. Just as a precaution though, I remove it from my green mix that I make for my gang when...
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    Merry Christmas to you too! What is the weather...

    Merry Christmas to you too! What is the weather like?
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