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    omg too funny! :BIG:

    omg too funny! :BIG:
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    I'll give a very brief response to each reply, as...

    I'll give a very brief response to each reply, as I have many commitments to attend to this week....one of which is a judging assignment in CA.



    a) If handler is not asked to judge, there may...
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    X2 this quote, Keith. I know you have...

    X2 this quote, Keith.

    I know you have probably been the sole person to find judges for the Chattanooga club, so you are definitely qualified to post on this topic. If those of you who have posted...
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    Hi Weathered, You have the right idea by...

    Hi Weathered,

    You have the right idea by starting from the very beginning.

    This is also a socialization issue. I agree with Steve that by using the Hillmann theories of excitement.

    I would...
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    Thanks, Ted, for the stats. So what were their...

    Thanks, Ted, for the stats. So what were their suggestions to remedy the situation?
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    Very sorry to hear. I enjoyed reading his point...

    Very sorry to hear. I enjoyed reading his point of views. He will be missed.
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    Haha! Yes, Jeff also has a very nice derby dog...

    Haha! Yes, Jeff also has a very nice derby dog with 49 derby points now.

    Alex Washburn just won a derby with one of her Punch puppies last weekend. Bill Hillmann trained her dog, Punch, to be one...
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    Just spoke with Mary, and she thinks Bill's use...

    Just spoke with Mary, and she thinks Bill's use of the E-collar is a very light collar Carr method which uses the collar to reinforce a command. The Dobbs method was to use the continuous button on...
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    This is what Bill calls 'Balance' and part of the...

    This is what Bill calls 'Balance' and part of the art of dog training that no 'program' can teach you. Each dog requires a different amount of excitement and obedience. That is what we mean when we...
  10. Thread: North Florida

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    Great grounds, great weather, great people, great...

    Great grounds, great weather, great people, great workers, great dogs, and great fun. Thanks to everyone for that and especially Bill Barstow for making it very enjoyable.
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    I've used with no problems for several years now.

    I've used with no problems for several years now.
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    HOW AWESOME there is now an alternative to the...

    HOW AWESOME there is now an alternative to the terrible Immiticide!

    Where are you located and what preventative was your dog on when he got the infection?
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    I was very disappointed with the DVD. In my...

    I was very disappointed with the DVD. In my opinion, it is very old school training methods.

    The video simply shows a dog on a line chasing bumpers and birds with a handler reeling the dog in. It...
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    I think the following statement from the University of Minn. explicitly states that taking the carriers out of our breeding pool would be detrimental to the breed.

    I found this on my EIC test...
  15. Mike, My bitch is only QAA, and I am having no...

    Mike,

    My bitch is only QAA, and I am having no problem placing carriers. I have 11 pups, and only two requests for clears. One is for myself so I can breed her to some of these wonderfully...
  16. Yes, very well said. Also, from a great...

    Yes, very well said.

    Also, from a great geneticist, Jerold Bell DVM, Tufts University, about bottleneck breeding and the popular sire syndrome:



    And for additional info see full article at...
  17. Looks like you are correct, John. Is there...

    Looks like you are correct, John. Is there anywhere else to find the COI on American Labrador Retrievers?

    The UK Kennel Club site is AWESOME!

    See their COI at...
  18. Well, John, you are coercing me to do some...

    Well, John, you are coercing me to do some research which can be dangerous!

    Here is the scary thing I found, and you are right. We are almost double that of the UK COI of 6.4%. Not only are we...
  19. One last thought before I get back to raising a...

    One last thought before I get back to raising a litter of puppies......clear and carriers of which I am having no problem selling carriers.

    I am in NO WAY suggesting that we breed carrier to...
  20. Good question, John! There are approximately...

    Good question, John!

    There are approximately 250 genetic diseases in dogs. The majority of these diseases have NO genetic test available.

    Many breeders are now basing their breeding programs...
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    HOW TOTALLY AWESOME!! I met Chris in Colorado...

    HOW TOTALLY AWESOME!! I met Chris in Colorado this year, and yes he is a great guy. He deserves the success.

    And, of course, everyone knows he is on top of the Total All-Age Point Summary and will...
  22. There is also another very well known NFC and...

    There is also another very well known NFC and widely used sire with low sperm count which I learned of from my vet. I think this is why there are no more breedings out of him, but I'm not sure on...
  23. RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH. Know the dogs you...

    RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH. Know the dogs you breed to and if you don't know them, ask these questions to the owner, trainer, and competitors.

    I keep notes in my head about all of these traits....
  24. OMG I forgot the other important factors for...

    OMG I forgot the other important factors for which there is no test or clearances that MUST be considered. Cruciate injuries and cryptorchidism.....all inheritable traits. So what are your criteria...
  25. YES, but it will have more of an impact on the...

    YES, but it will have more of an impact on the Labrador breed and their natural hunting ability than Field Trials or Hunt tests. FT and HT are where the natural instincts and trainability are proven...
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