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    The question is whether his size is the "norm"...

    The question is whether his size is the "norm" and the others are small, or whether he is large for his age/parentage.

    I have had smaller pups in the litter end up as large as the larger pups in...
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    CNM stands for Centronuclear Myopathy. Here is...

    CNM stands for Centronuclear Myopathy. Here is the website: www.labradorcnm.com

    Hips and elbows are done after two years old to ensure the dog is fully grown before x-rayed. You need to find a...
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    Looks like your Dylan was bred by Diamond R...

    Looks like your Dylan was bred by Diamond R Labradors in Montana. Perhaps they can tell you more about the dog.

    Meredith
  4. Thread: Heart Defect

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    I would certainly be asking about medications to...

    I would certainly be asking about medications to help with blood pressure and back flow.

    I had a cat diagnosed at two with a bad mitral valve. He lived ten years on blood pressure medication.
    ...
  5. Thread: Heart Defect

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    Here is a good explanation of the condition,...

    Here is a good explanation of the condition, symptoms and treatments:

    http://www.akcchf.org/canine-health/your-dogs-health/disease-information/tricuspid-valve-dysplasia.html
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    There appears to be a hereditary component to...

    There appears to be a hereditary component to TVD. However, it is like hip dysplasia...when you have the echo doppler done on a dog's heart, it is looking at phenotype, not genotype. You can breed...
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    I see eight skulls but nine spines...

    I see eight skulls but nine spines...
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    I am all for making fun of Hitler and tearing him...

    I am all for making fun of Hitler and tearing him down as done by Mel Brooks, but this video doesn't do that. It uses him to back a position that we and our breed clubs support, which makes him a...
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    I can't find Hitler funny at all. Having him on...

    I can't find Hitler funny at all. Having him on "our" side is not a good thing. It's like the PETA ad with the KKK guy talking about pure races.

    Meredith
  10. Thread: Senior question

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    To answer your question, yelling "NO" at a test...

    To answer your question, yelling "NO" at a test will get you dropped. If you had the situation you described and you said, "fetch it up," that is considered a handle. Any direction or encouragement...
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    Miners kennel is about 90 minutes south of...

    Miners kennel is about 90 minutes south of Chicago. Goldens are their breed and they have lessons and training days.

    Www.minerskennel.com

    Meredith
  12. Thread: Good or Bad?

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    just be sure to show the trainer everything you...

    just be sure to show the trainer everything you have done with your dog so he knows where the dog is and what commands you have been using.

    Meredith
  13. Thread: jump ladder

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    I have one from Ainley that folds flat. ...

    I have one from Ainley that folds flat.

    Meredith
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    I had a dog that would step on the pedal, shop...

    I had a dog that would step on the pedal, shop through the trash, take what she wanted, close it and walk away.

    Meredith
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    Our kitchen and bath trash cans are in the...

    Our kitchen and bath trash cans are in the cabinets. The kitchen one rolls out, the bath ones hang on the back of the cabinet door.

    Meredith
  16. WAY high. I just had final OFAs done at a new...

    WAY high. I just had final OFAs done at a new clinic by an ortho doc. They had to tranquilize my wiggle-butt and the total bill was $250.

    Meredith
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    I always have kibble in my pocket, even when we...

    I always have kibble in my pocket, even when we are out exercising in our fenced area. When one of the dogs comes over and checks in, she gets a piece of kibble. So when I do call, most of the time...
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    According to the photos on the website, the...

    According to the photos on the website, the Dry-Grid look very flexible, which would imply they are soft. They have a comfort mat which is described as soft and comfortable.

    I ordered Nat's Mats...
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    Greg on the Dura-grid, does it stay snapped...

    Greg on the Dura-grid, does it stay snapped together? So if you pull them out of your dog box, do the tiles stay snapped together as one mat?

    Meredith
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    NEVER let him out without his collar and make the...

    NEVER let him out without his collar and make the correction count. A little nick is not making the point. He is at that age when some pups rebel and test their boundaries. You are letting him get...
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    That info isn't quite correct. If you do all...

    That info isn't quite correct. If you do all three, it is four JH passes, four SH passes, five MH passes. If you skip JH you need five SH. If you skip SH you need six MH passes.

    Meredith
  22. Thread: Roomba owners

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    Do you run it every day? We had a Roomba and it...

    Do you run it every day? We had a Roomba and it couldn't keep up. The tiny collection bin filled up after a few minutes and if we weren't there to empty it, that was the end of vacuuming.
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    There is a whole field called technical writer. ...

    There is a whole field called technical writer. You let the subject matter experts sketch it out, then let the technical writer clean it up.

    Meredith
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    Well the people reading it don't know the...

    Well the people reading it don't know the difference between quiet and quite, advice and advise, spayed and spade...the posts on this site make me cringe at times. I hope a lot of the errors I see...
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    If you can get friends/family together, have them...

    If you can get friends/family together, have them all sit in a room. Have a couple of them wearing hats, maybe someone with a hat on his lap. Give them all dog treats. Tell them not to look at or...
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