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    Congratulations! That is a huge accomplishment....

    Congratulations! That is a huge accomplishment. As an obedience 'newbie' I am so impressed to see these top teams with their consistency and precision. Being at the top of the list is something to be...
  2. I am not a pro-silver person by any means but I...

    I am not a pro-silver person by any means but I really hope you didn't actually say that about a dog you were judging, before you'd even see it work... that seems rather unsportsmanlike particularly...
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    I'd make sure that wherever you go for your...

    I'd make sure that wherever you go for your puppy, the breeder is not cutting corners on health testing. Everything else is a subjective quality but you deserve a puppy with the best odds of being...
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    Marks are not for exercise, that is a separate...

    Marks are not for exercise, that is a separate component no matter what stage of training you are at.
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    The CERF exam (or OFA CAER report if it was done...

    The CERF exam (or OFA CAER report if it was done more recently) are both able to be sent into OFA. There is a place on the form to sign and put in payment info. For EIC and CNM, go to the OFA site...
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    I wouldn't say it's rare, but it's a big deal for...

    I wouldn't say it's rare, but it's a big deal for any dog to earn it. Here is a list of self-reporting MACH labs, the list isn't up to date anymore but gives you a pretty good idea. AKC is only one...
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    So glad to hear this puppy is doing well! All the...

    So glad to hear this puppy is doing well! All the best in his surgery, we are all rooting for him!
    The team at UC Davis is trying to pinpoint the genetic marker causing at least one form of CP in...
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    It's a little undersized by the breed standard,...

    It's a little undersized by the breed standard, but not totally uncommon. I've had several males this size and much prefer it over mutant giant males! Some lines are known for smaller males. What is...
  9. Very sad news. Al has been a friend and mentor to...

    Very sad news. Al has been a friend and mentor to several of my puppy owners who live in the lower mainland. He was very helpful and generous with his time and expertise and helped to get many new...
  10. Thread: EIC Testing

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    I agree, it is also my personal choice to support...

    I agree, it is also my personal choice to support U of M and Alfort for EIC and CNM testing. However my point was if one is going to make a decision to use or not use a different testing facility...
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    Paw Print Genetics only just recently (like,...

    Paw Print Genetics only just recently (like, within the last couple of weeks) legally earned the right to perform EIC testing, and my understanding is since this ruling, OFA now accepts their results...
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    Congratulations Mary & Chill! Post a photo of the...

    Congratulations Mary & Chill! Post a photo of the handsome fella!!!
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    Remote Thermometer?

    I am looking for a thermometer device that I can leave in my vehicle to monitor the temperature, with the ability to access the reading remotely. I am sure that some of you must have these in your...
  14. Genetic study for dogs with OFA Good/Exc/Mod/Severe hips, and normal elbows

    MU Comparative Orthopedic Laboratory
    Canine Hip Dysplasia Biomarker Study

    You are invited to enter your dog into a clinical study at the University of Missouriís Comparative Orthopaedic...
  15. The best way, in addition to rugs, is to keep...

    The best way, in addition to rugs, is to keep nails trimmed, and fur trimmed from between pads. Long nails make it hard for the dog's pads to make proper contact with the floor for traction, as does...
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    Is your new puppy already home at 4 weeks of age...

    Is your new puppy already home at 4 weeks of age (or do you mean that you've purchased him and not picked him up yet)? Only asking, because if you really have him with you at 4 weeks, the very first...
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    Thanks for the update, I hope they continue to...

    Thanks for the update, I hope they continue to progress and can come home on Sunday.
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    If it's a significant concern for you, you can...

    If it's a significant concern for you, you can tape it to reset it's shape. Do some googling, there are different methods. It's something that generally doesn't show up until they start cutting adult...
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    Yes, definitely.

    Yes, definitely.
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    Cleft Palate Study- samples needed

    If you have a puppy born with a cleft palate or lip, or have in the past and have access to living relatives (sire, dam, siblings, etc), please contact Zena to participate in this study. CP can...
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    Yes- parents with good or excellent hips can...

    Yes- parents with good or excellent hips can produce offspring with dysplastic hips. But it's definitely not the same odds as having parents who are dysplastic themselves.
    This document from the...
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    I use Animal Genetics - cheek swab- usually...

    I use Animal Genetics - cheek swab- usually results within a week of them receiving the swabs. Always have been happy with them.
  23. Merry Christmas Eug! and to all RTFers! ...

    Merry Christmas Eug! and to all RTFers!
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    Congratulations! How about a photo of this fella,...

    Congratulations! How about a photo of this fella, for his new fans? :)
  25. GDG- A little Christmas Spirit help please :)

    Dear RTFers,
    My local animal rescue group has entered a contest where, if they are a finalist, they will get $5000 towards building a shelter building (and if they win the whole thing they will get...
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