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  1. Thread: Wolverine

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    Very much like and agree. :-) Congratulations!

    Very much like and agree. :-) Congratulations!
  2. If it comes down to a choice between training pup...

    If it comes down to a choice between training pup to walk on lead or leaving pup at home, find what works and do it. Training needs to be adjusted to fit the needs of the dog/owner. A zillion puppies...
  3. Thread: Lab markings

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    You're in TX, you should be able to swing a stick...

    You're in TX, you should be able to swing a stick and get a decent pup, without involving the expense of shipping, keep your $$ for the pup purchase. Try Laura at Sage Creek Kennels, she does all...
  4. Thread: Lab markings

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    As far as yellow to chocolate, all that...

    As far as yellow to chocolate, all that physically potentially affects is the pigment of some offspring. Doesn't have a thing to do with whether a dog will hunt or not or be healthy or not. I don't...
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    Don't know placements for Q, Tim Springer got RJ...

    Don't know placements for Q, Tim Springer got RJ with #2 (congrats, Dr. Joel, Knight's coming on nice!), Jams with 13, 21 and 25. Ann & Bob Heise's Princess won the Open with Isaac handling and a...
  6. (WI) Northstar boxes, two 2-hole with top storage

    Northstar dog boxes. Two units. Each is two-hole with locking top storage. They are designed to either fit in the bed of a pickup as a two-hole box, or placed back to back on a trailer to make a 4...
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    I'll disagree with Copterdoc. OP wants to run...

    I'll disagree with Copterdoc. OP wants to run Senior for the experience, go for it. Many, many green handlers get lots of good experience at the SH level and get the confidence to run MH. Or maybe...
  8. Thread: Flyer - itis

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    You have to train on flyers to address issues...

    You have to train on flyers to address issues with flyers. If it weren't important to use flyers for a variety of reasons, many of us would be quite happy not to be bothered with dealing with live...
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    It is not uncommon for a breeder to keep a pup...

    It is not uncommon for a breeder to keep a pup for a client that can't pick up right at 7-8 weeks. As long as breeder is willing to raise the pup as their own, as in, start crate/house training and...
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    It isn't that the dog doesn't know there are...

    It isn't that the dog doesn't know there are marks going to happen, which I know you know and are just debating. It is a matter of one's routine, how they have brought the dog along with cues, how...
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    Yep, being on a truck young and working hard can...

    Yep, being on a truck young and working hard can keep them from coming in, in my experience, or, that just happened to coincide with how they were going to be anyway. I don't know what to tell you...
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    Depends on the judges, what they are given for...

    Depends on the judges, what they are given for grounds, the temperature/weather, etc. Judging is subjective within the regulations. Judges have more leniency with SH than with MH. Some judges are...
  13. The rules only provide for moving up a level when...

    The rules only provide for moving up a level when a dog has met the title requirements for the level it was originally entered in. Contact is through the HT secretary before the event starts....
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    I've had several that didn't have their first...

    I've had several that didn't have their first cycle until after 2. Sometimes if they are training hard regularly, it may delay it, some advocate bringing them home (if they are on a pro truck) or at...
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    Probably, what I've heard anyway. I have a couple...

    Probably, what I've heard anyway. I have a couple that are less heat tolerant than others, and adjust training accordingly. Dogs can die of heat stroke in 70 degree temps, overheat on a long swim,...
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    It's a terrible thing, Newf, no easy decision for...

    It's a terrible thing, Newf, no easy decision for what you're going through now and I'm sorry.
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    My condolences to you Katy and the people who...

    My condolences to you Katy and the people who loved him, Godspeed, Dakota.
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    Per the AKC HT regulations, blinking a bird...

    Per the AKC HT regulations, blinking a bird constitutes a serious fault and can be grounds for elimination in and of itself. Falls under perseverance, or lack of, and scored accordingly. That said,...
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    Contact your breeder and find out if either of...

    Contact your breeder and find out if either of her parents have been tested for EIC and if at least one of them is clear, not EIC (and get copies of the parent's testing if they aren't on OFA), that...
  20. Thread: Marylou Bath

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    My condolences to her family and friends, very...

    My condolences to her family and friends, very sad loss.
  21. My local vet will only do OFA with full...

    My local vet will only do OFA with full anesthesia, he runs close to $300, haven't used him for OFA in a long time. Every other vet I know or use will only sedate if the dog isn't cooperative. Rough...
  22. Don't worry about it, not everyone realizes how...

    Don't worry about it, not everyone realizes how bad some males can be, until they experience it, now you know how yours is and can plan for future visits accordingly. I'd not blame your daughter for...
  23. Depends, my first male was so bad, I didn't get...

    Depends, my first male was so bad, I didn't get another one for years. The two I have now, not a peep from them and I have multiple females. Granted, they get kenneled downstairs so there is no...
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    Sticky: It works for me, Paula, I can see all trials and...

    It works for me, Paula, I can see all trials and tests regardless of either clicking on the calendar or using the search feature.
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    Love ya, Bubba. :-)

    Love ya, Bubba. :-)
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