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  1. My heart aches for you. In your touching tribute...

    My heart aches for you. In your touching tribute I can see the wonderful dog you lost and the hole he left in your family's lives.

    I'm sure he taught you so much. I pray you'll find comfort and...
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    Dorkweed, I'm sure you meant to tell people to...

    Dorkweed,

    I'm sure you meant to tell people to practice loading and unloading spent primer loads with a roll crimp, NOT LIVE AMMO!

    It would be extremely unsafe to practice with live loads in...
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    It isn't cheap in the short term, but getting...

    It isn't cheap in the short term, but getting quality kennels may be the cheapest in the long run. I've had Masson Kennels for 13 years and they look and function like new. I don't expect I'll ever...
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    John, You got my attention with the charter...

    John,

    You got my attention with the charter fishing. What was biting?

    Swack
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    Chris, Glad you've found your sense of humor! ...

    Chris,

    Glad you've found your sense of humor! I didn't know how you'd take that man crush comment.

    We both may have been a bit over passionate in our views in the past. It's good to find...
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    polmaise, I found this ad quite by accident...

    polmaise,

    I found this ad quite by accident today on gundogbreeders.com.

    http://www.gundogbreeders.com/classifieds/48586.html

    It seems Robin is importing seed from those inferior British FT...
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    308ruger, Nothing has been said about the...

    308ruger,

    Nothing has been said about the number of retrieves you've been throwing your puppy. It doesn't take too many before a puppy gets bored with the same old wadded up sock. With puppies...
  8. Thread: Dog feed

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    Rick, I think I covered most of your comments...

    Rick,

    I think I covered most of your comments regarding the composition of chicken by-products and corn with my statements in the previous post. The only other thing I have to add is that the...
  9. Thread: Dog feed

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    MBL, True, "such as" doesn't exclude hearts,...

    MBL,

    True, "such as" doesn't exclude hearts, liver, and gizzards. But it certainly doesn't include them. As I said previously, there's a cash market for those giblets and they're likely not...
  10. Thread: Dog feed

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    Rick, Nice photo to illustrate your point. ...

    Rick,

    Nice photo to illustrate your point. However, if you look at the following AAFCO definition of "Chicken By-Products" you will see no mention of liver, heart, or gizzards.

    Chicken...
  11. Bird, You might want to look at this guy. ...

    Bird,

    You might want to look at this guy. He's in north-central MN. I traveled from central Indiana to see him and again to breed to him. It was worth the nearly 3,500 miles of driving.
    ...
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    It may be blasphemy to mention such a thing on...

    It may be blasphemy to mention such a thing on RTF, but a clicker is a good tool to mark the behavior you're rewarding with the treats. Timing is much more precise when marking the desired behavior...
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    NateB & EdA, If I remember correctly, a Lepto...

    NateB & EdA,

    If I remember correctly, a Lepto vaccination only imparts immunity for about 6 months or so. If this is correct and we don't get a full year's worth or protection from immunization...
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    I second Pukka's Promise and Zip-Zap. I know...

    I second Pukka's Promise and Zip-Zap.

    I know what Buck Mann means about wanting to get a pointer and a horse. I'm not a pointing dog man, but I could relate to working with an athletic dog in the...
  15. Thread: Loyall Puppy?

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    If you're going to point out a split between...

    If you're going to point out a split between differing segments of the dog world regarding puppy food would you please provide an overview of the conflicting viewpoint?

    Swack
  16. Thread: Dinovite

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    I thought you said you'd tried changing foods? ...

    I thought you said you'd tried changing foods? Switching varieties within a brand doesn't mean a lot unless you were trying to see if it was an allergy to the Chicken and Corn in Sport so you...
  17. Thread: Dinovite

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    IMHO supplements are only needed to make up for...

    IMHO supplements are only needed to make up for deficiencies in the main course.

    Dry itchy skin could be caused by allergies to any of a multitude of allergens or possibly due to inadequate...
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    TexasAce, Kirk beat me to the punch, but I'd...

    TexasAce,

    Kirk beat me to the punch, but I'd like to take his line of thought a bit further. You really do need to define the traits you value in a hunting companion and hunt test dog. Then you...
  19. Thread: Food Aggression

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    Marc, Not trying to answer for other's...

    Marc,

    Not trying to answer for other's statements, but I think the answer to your emboldened question above is this: By messing with your pup's food while he's eating and getting a response from...
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    Thanks for the insight! Swack

    Thanks for the insight!

    Swack
  21. Thread: Loose Stool

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    chris84, You might consider reducing the...

    chris84,

    You might consider reducing the amount you feed for a few days. I also agree that canned pumpkin (not pie filling) will help firm up stools.

    Good Luck!

    Swack
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    Good Luck with the litter GolfandHunter! I...

    Good Luck with the litter GolfandHunter! I understand you wanting the best of care for your new pups and don't feel you've got the time to do it justice. I've always whelped and raised my own and...
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    HuntinDawg, Praying for the best outcome...

    HuntinDawg,

    Praying for the best outcome possible. Keep the faith!

    Swack
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    Did they also check for coccidia too? I agree...

    Did they also check for coccidia too?

    I agree with Don. I wouldn't give antibiotics "just in case". The dog may have firmed up anyway. No way to know if the drugs were the reason.

    Older dogs...
  25. Thread: Programs

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    Thanks. The dog's name is Cashman's PDQ of...

    Thanks. The dog's name is Cashman's PDQ of Orion. I bred and raised PD from puppyhood and I sold him to Matt and Karen Cashman in MN at age 5. I thought he'd be better off where all of the girls...
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