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  1. Thread: Breeders Help

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    As a bitch ower, I have certain expectations for...

    As a bitch ower, I have certain expectations for the stud owner. I take my bitch to the stud dog knowing her progesterone level and having her cleared for brucellosis. I expect the stud owner to do...
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    I feed a performance formula through pregnancy,...

    I feed a performance formula through pregnancy, whelp and nursing. I do not supplement feed during pregnancy.

    Meredith
  3. Thread: Lol gdg

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    I am familiar with LOL but never saw haha until...

    I am familiar with LOL but never saw haha until now. I use neither...which means either I am anti-social or I actually have a LIFE!!

    Meredith
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    I would suggest that you rinse the dog off after...

    I would suggest that you rinse the dog off after each water training session. Lots of times there are things in the water that make a dog itch when it dries on the skin. I have never used...
  5. Thread: Breeder Question

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    In 30 years, never. Meredith

    In 30 years, never.

    Meredith
  6. Good grief! I guess I should edit to say, "all...

    Good grief! I guess I should edit to say, "all black Labs look alike." Did not occur to me someone would mis-interpret considering the context.

    Meredith
  7. You cannot make a sweeping statement like this. ...

    You cannot make a sweeping statement like this. I have seen all three colors with various head, body, tail features. You cannot say all blacks look alike any more than you can say all Labradors...
  8. Thread: matted eyes

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    I do not think matted eyes are ever normal. Is...

    I do not think matted eyes are ever normal. Is your dog outside where the flies can get to it?

    Meredith
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    Got the Gun Dog ones recommended above. Actually...

    Got the Gun Dog ones recommended above. Actually they look just like the ones I have. I just could not remember where I bought them.

    Meredith
  10. In the wild eating placentas served a purpose--to...

    In the wild eating placentas served a purpose--to hide the birth from predators. No real need for that now and most of our domesticated dogs cannot handle it without stomach upset or vomiting.

    If...
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    unfortunately they are back ordered on white...

    unfortunately they are back ordered on white ones, with no idea of when they will be available.

    Meredith
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    Where to buy bumpers

    I have not purchased bumpers in probably 10+ years. Who has the best priced, long lasting ones? I cannot see a brand name on the ones I have. Looking for 2-inch, no valves.

    Thanks.

    Meredith
  13. There are cataracts that are hereditary and some...

    There are cataracts that are hereditary and some that are not. In Labs, punctate cataracts are usually not hereditary.

    Eye exams should be done ANNUALLY in breeding animals. I would NOT buy a pup...
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    CERF is no longer keeping the eye exam database....

    CERF is no longer keeping the eye exam database. It is now maintained by OFA. I checked the link to CERF and that website is down.

    If you submit your results to OFA, it shows the date of the...
  15. Good points--I had not thought of titles showing...

    Good points--I had not thought of titles showing up on pedigrees.

    Meredith
  16. AKC awards performance titles to mixed breed dogs...

    AKC awards performance titles to mixed breed dogs all the time--you do not have to have a purebred dog to run Hunt Tests or obedience, agility, rally, etc. You need an ILP number to run HTs but I am...
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    To the original poster--if you choose to rehome...

    To the original poster--if you choose to rehome this dog there are tremendous liabilities. You know the dog has an aggression problem which you must disclose but in our litigious society I would...
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    some girls will train like normal, others will be...

    some girls will train like normal, others will be space cadets. You just have to see how your girl reacts.

    I do avoid water work when they are in heat. The cervix can open up during the heat...
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    First would be a trip to the veterinarian for...

    First would be a trip to the veterinarian for bloodwork to see if there is a thyroid imbalance or anthing else that would cause such a swing in behavior. Right around two the male dogs go a bit...
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    40% is NOT very good!!!! It should be 60% or...

    40% is NOT very good!!!! It should be 60% or better.

    I have done fresh chilled surgical AI and got a big litter. I have done numerous frozen surgical on different bitches and all resulted in...
  21. My Labs over the last thirty years have lived...

    My Labs over the last thirty years have lived well into their teens, the oldest being three months shy of 17.

    Then a couple of years ago I lost a dog at 10 to a rare form of cancer. And then a few...
  22. Thread: A yeasty Lab

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    There is anti-yeast medcation that I will not...

    There is anti-yeast medcation that I will not even try to spell. Having a yeast overload like that is not normal--there are ways to get rid of the yeast, which will include finding the right food. ...
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    Not binocular, but I got one in the "bargain...

    Not binocular, but I got one in the "bargain cave" at Cabela's for a decent price.

    Meredith
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    I did not say all forms were inherited. I just...

    I did not say all forms were inherited. I just said there are lots of forms and the DNA test only addresses one of them.

    Meredith
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    Is it for a short box?

    Is it for a short box?
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