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    OFA recommends 3-4 weeks after weening to negate...

    OFA recommends 3-4 weeks after weening to negate possible hormonal effects on joints.
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    X-rays are commonly used to confirm litter size...

    X-rays are commonly used to confirm litter size and false pregnancies without harm to the litter. Watched a show on Chernobyl and how the melt down is having no effect of animal life based on most...
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    found this on the OFFA site. Hormonal Effect...

    found this on the OFFA site.

    Hormonal Effect
    Some female dogs show subluxation when radiographed around an estrus cycle which is not apparent when re-radio-
    graphed in anestrus.The OFA...
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    Thanks for the obvious but that also truly...

    Thanks for the obvious but that also truly depends on the intent of the breeding.
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    How soon after being pregnant........

    How soon after being pregnant can you/should you have x-rays done for elbow and hip review and grading? Thought I read somewhere that the whelping process can throw inaccurate film which can be...
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    thanks, I missed that With that info do I need...

    thanks, I missed that

    With that info do I need to have CNM checked on bitch or puppies?
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    OK finally some good news. Found a sibling of...

    OK finally some good news. Found a sibling of the bitch who is CNM clear. which I believe means that the pups will at least guaranteed not to be affected.

    edited: means nothing......
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    Great plan. Get the parents checked, get samples...

    Great plan.
    Get the parents checked, get samples during dew claws and put in freezer to use if needed.
    Get sire checked for hips elbows and eyes
    Get bitch checked for eyes unless someone knows...
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    better pedigree image20443

    better pedigree image20443
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    Dogs tied on August 15th not 17th so that's why...

    Dogs tied on August 15th not 17th so that's why I'm thinking whelp should be on October 17th. I thought the gestation period was 62 not 63 days...

    No idea on how many in the litter. I was going...
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    I would agree but I think that both of the...

    I would agree but I think that both of the parents are carriers or have the potential to be being that this is a lean mac line breeding. I guess if I do the sire and bitch now I might have the...
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    ok so here is the plan so far: Have kits on hand...

    ok so here is the plan so far:
    Have kits on hand to check for EIC and CNM for all pups when dew claws are removed
    Sire is going for eyes, hips, and elbows on the 17th as well as have ordered EIC...
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    what do you mean? it isn't a 9 month gestation...

    what do you mean? it isn't a 9 month gestation period..........


    meant October...
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    Can someone please point me in the right...

    Can someone please point me in the right direction with where I get these tests done:
    EIC
    CNM
    Eyes
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    great advice is there a one stop shop for the...

    great advice

    is there a one stop shop for the genetics for both EIC and CNM?
    Where do I go for the eyes? Or is that a genetic test as well and if so add to above question.

    Thanks
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    What to do with pups on the way

    I've got myself into a quandary. I have a Lean Mac daughter which was bread to a General Patton son for personal use. My dog is a wonderful hunting dog and was doing quite well in her FT training...
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    I agree with you on all counts. I like the...

    I agree with you on all counts.

    I like the Smartworks system, just wondering if there is anything new and improved out there.

    Regarding the 3 pro's
    1st was puppy head start
    2nd was before I...
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    The worse of the worse.... 3 pro's Smartworks...

    The worse of the worse....
    3 pro's
    Smartworks
    10 minute retriever
    and RTF advise........

    She's a great dog and she's starting to settle down and is ready for a serious armature program. And...
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    "How to" Train for Master's

    Since hunting season is quickly coming to a close here in Texas. I'm getting geared up for the 2011 training season.

    Anyone have any advice as to an amateur training regiment, training program,...
  20. Need Short Term Kennel Service Sugar Land TX

    Just moved to Sugar Land Texas this month and am need of kennel service for long weekends due to business trips and such. Anyone have any recommendations? Would prefer having a few marks thrown for...
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    Momarsh DP is a great dog and hunter layout boat....

    Momarsh DP is a great dog and hunter layout boat. Great for kayaking around in shallow water.

    I thought gators really weren't a problem since they seem to go dormant during the hunting season.
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    Trying to figure out if there is duck hunting...

    Trying to figure out if there is duck hunting around Houston that would warrant bringing the Momarsh DP down south or if not, to sell it before I leave. Found areas on the coast but seems kinda far...
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    Well today is the day. Headed to the airport at...

    Well today is the day. Headed to the airport at 2pm. Wife is coming down next weekend to find us a new home. We're looking at Cinco Ranch area. Flying back to CT on the 12th only to get in my...
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    Relocating To Houston TX

    Can anyone recommend a retriever training club in and around Houston (west). Company is relocating me to Houston From Connecticut next month. Going to be quite a change I think.
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    Funny as in no?

    Funny as in no?
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