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    The tight wavy coat has been around since the...

    The tight wavy coat has been around since the breed was very young.
    http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k99/Swampcollie/historical/image002.jpg
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    In an ideal world I agree with you. ...

    In an ideal world I agree with you.
    Unfortunately however we're not in an ideal world and a very large portion of the gene pool is involved with this issue. There just aren't that many clear dogs...
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    For most, it isn't a big deal. It's just excess...

    For most, it isn't a big deal. It's just excess dander.
    If the dog has other immune related issues however the effects of Icthyosis can be magnified dramatically.
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    I suspect this change in interpretation has more...

    I suspect this change in interpretation has more to do with politics and limiting the supply of puppies available to people in the U.S., forcing more people to obtain young dogs from shelters rather...
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    Ichthyosis is genetic so it's not going to go...

    Ichthyosis is genetic so it's not going to go away. The symptoms may go away for periods of time and return when the dog is stressed. Typically you see flakes on a new puppy. As the pup matures the...
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    You might try k9data.com Labradors are not as...

    You might try k9data.com
    Labradors are not as complete as Goldens but it's worth a try.
  7. There are two major reasons why numbers are down...

    There are two major reasons why numbers are down in JH and SH.

    The first is the economy. There is plain and simply less disposable income in most homes than there was 10 years ago.

    The second...
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    Well, it may or may not warrant stopping the test...

    Well, it may or may not warrant stopping the test and moving the decoy. Where the exactly decoy is in relation to the placement of the bird? The judges are there and have to make the call. Remember...
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    Give it a try! You may find she has a blast!

    Give it a try! You may find she has a blast!
  10. I believe there should be no option. You go back...

    I believe there should be no option. You go back three dogs and re-run this series entire test, including the blinds.
  11. This is exactly the point. The officer had...

    This is exactly the point.

    The officer had answered a call requesting aid in the search for a special needs child who was believed to have wandered off.
    There were no reports of abduction or...
  12. In order for a police department to be effective...

    In order for a police department to be effective they must have the respect and confidence of the public they work for. The public has weighed in on this matter and it's clear they don't believe the...
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    The dog really needs to be checked out by the...

    The dog really needs to be checked out by the Vet. There are many things that could be causing the problem not just HD. Lyme, EIC, CNM, pinched nerves, etc.
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    Once you get out of the newspaper puppy world,...

    Once you get out of the newspaper puppy world, most breeders don't post prices in ads.

    Most breeders want to have some conversation with the prospective homes for their puppies. They want to...
  15. An endless supply of patience! Get a lot of...

    An endless supply of patience! Get a lot of sleep now, that commodity always seems to take a beating when a new puppy arrives.
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    Oops sorry I was still looking at Pauls comment.

    Oops sorry I was still looking at Pauls comment.
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    Paul raises some good points. There are...

    Paul raises some good points.


    There are reasons that the seven year rule was put in place. The underlying intent and spirit of the rule if you will. The idea is you should be personally...
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    You might want to think about that for a while....

    You might want to think about that for a while. EE shows handlers who are listed for a given dog. Some dogs have multiple handlers listed. Nowhere is it recorded who actually walked to the line with...
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    There really isn't a way to track or verify...

    There really isn't a way to track or verify qualifying passes at this time. The AKC doesn't keep that information nor do the clubs.

    If you search entry express it records handlers recorded in...
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    You can mail in an entry to any AKC test.

    You can mail in an entry to any AKC test.
  21. The RHTAC proposals will have very little if any...

    The RHTAC proposals will have very little if any effect at all.

    If a club can't handle the large entries they really should seriously consider dropping membership in the MNRC. That will solve your...
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    Well, you should view this as an important...

    Well, you should view this as an important learning experience. In the case of a nobird, ALWAYS take the dog away from the line and wait as long as possible before going back again. You want to give...
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    You know this is pretty clear. The point has...

    You know this is pretty clear. The point has been driven home at every judges and handlers seminar for at least the last 15 years.

    If you respect the rule book and honor the "intent" and...
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    This is exactly the issue. T he MNRC's...

    This is exactly the issue. T

    he MNRC's existence is driving the beast and they have no desire to control the beast. They don't want to control it because doing so would force them to change their...
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    There are not supposed to be any exposed training...

    There are not supposed to be any exposed training aids so the lead/cord should be in the pocket or on the ground.

    There's always got to be somebody who has to try and play in the gray area.
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