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  1. Hey Ironwood, my dog was doing something similar...

    Hey Ironwood, my dog was doing something similar over the last while. VERY subtle lameness on one rear leg- his showed up at the end of a busy day for only a few steps. Like everyone else I...
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    Lots of good tips, but remember that lots of dogs...

    Lots of good tips, but remember that lots of dogs will tolerate pain/discomfort for the right motivation. So dog that WILL sit for a food treat but otherwise slouches isn't necessarily a rule-out of...
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    Even with a large litter, feeding before...

    Even with a large litter, feeding before pregnancy doesn't increase nearly as much a you'd think. As someone said above, feed for condition even while pregnant. Different bitches will require...
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    That's a lot of gain with 2 weeks yet to go! We...

    That's a lot of gain with 2 weeks yet to go! We average about 2 lbs of gain per puppy....
  5. 27188 My two Howdy pups. Liked the male so...

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    My two Howdy pups. Liked the male so much that we bought the female out of the repeat breeding (dam is Lock Five's April Foolya MH).
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    You wouldn't leave an 8 week old puppy unattended...

    You wouldn't leave an 8 week old puppy unattended with an adult dog. Supervised time together is fine, I bet 99% of people have more than one dog like this- the problem with littermates or 2 puppies...
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    Hmm..... is it a coincidence that so many of...

    Hmm..... is it a coincidence that so many of these super young achievers are chocolate, or is that brownie-brain power just a little extra special ;) Congrats on a remarkable achievement!
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    Nothing magical about the fact that it's a match....

    Nothing magical about the fact that it's a match. Anything safely insertable will get the desired effect (I've used a stiff piece of grass in a pinch).
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    Poll: I don't know a lot about TVD specifically. I...

    I don't know a lot about TVD specifically. I recently became aware of at least 2 'field trial' pedigree dogs who have been diagnosed with TVD but honestly thought that workload would prevent TVD-...
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    HD is about 30% heritable. Management issues...

    HD is about 30% heritable.

    Management issues that are known to contribute to the expression of HD (greatest effect on a young puppy)
    - poor footing
    - obesity
    - improper exercise or extreme...
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    Everything that annoys you is not dominant...

    Everything that annoys you is not dominant behavior. Try not to perceive your puppy as your adversary. He's just a little guy that is pre-programmed to burn off steam by rough-housing with...
  12. It's funny you should mention that. At one point...

    It's funny you should mention that. At one point I noticed that I kept more 'first born' puppies than other birth positions.

    However, I've also noticed more first born puppies pass away as...
  13. Thread: EIC problem

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    Every reputable breeder tests for EIC before...

    Every reputable breeder tests for EIC before breeding so we know we are not producing affected puppies. That's the what the test is for and when it's used this way, it completely eliminates...
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    You should contact John Broucek or Mary Tatum to...

    You should contact John Broucek or Mary Tatum to find out about upcoming breedings. http://watermark-retrievers.com/howdy/

    I have attached a pic of my two Howdy puppies, they are both out of Lock...
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    That is interesting. I would have thought that...

    That is interesting. I would have thought that there would be some legal requirement to actually have 'proven' a test before it can be made commercially available.
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    Yes, I understand the tradition - used to be...

    Yes, I understand the tradition - used to be among the crowd of removers myself. 'Back in the day' when I did remove dewclaws, I did them myself and never had a problem with the removal...
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    Sled dog breeders remove them so that booties are...

    Sled dog breeders remove them so that booties are easier to fit, they normally secure right where the dewclaw sits. Dews aren't removed to better punch through crusty snow as most people would not be...
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    I guess I'm the only black sheep here breeding...

    I guess I'm the only black sheep here breeding field dogs with dewclaws on. No issues with snow, furniture, being caught on things while hunting, etc. Less issues with wiping out at speed on slick...
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    How long is this puppy in the crate in total...

    How long is this puppy in the crate in total during a 24 hour period?
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    Are you spending a lot of time at the off-leash...

    Are you spending a lot of time at the off-leash dog park by any chance?
  21. he will definitely not be okay until Monday. Need...

    he will definitely not be okay until Monday. Need to come up with a better plan than leaving him on his own until then. Have you met this dog before? Did the owner leave any emergency contact numbers...
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    Nice to see the puppy getting some grouse at this...

    Nice to see the puppy getting some grouse at this age. I have found that the younger you can introduce them to grouse specifically (with those dry feathers that like to stick in the dog's mouth), the...
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    Nick: You asked what is the difference between a...

    Nick:
    You asked what is the difference between a silver puppy and their standard colored littermate.

    My answer (I can't respond for anyone else): Nothing except the fact that one is DQ and the...
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    This thread is useless without a PUPPY PHOTO! :) ...

    This thread is useless without a PUPPY PHOTO! :)

    p.s. to the original poster, some of the dogs in your pup's pedigree are in the retriever hall of fame so you might have fun reading about them...
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    Copper Storage Disease in Labradors

    Paw Print Genetics posted this today on facebook:

    Enrollment now open. Paw Print Genetics is seeking samples from Labrador Retrievers with a diagnosis of Copper Storage Disease. Samples submitted...
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