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    I always fed proplan chicken and rice and it came...

    I always fed proplan chicken and rice and it came in I believe 40lb bags for a reasonable price. Then they went with the Shredded blend and dropped the chicken and rice and made the bags smaller. The...
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    Diamond natural is I believe a 4 star dog food -...

    Diamond natural is I believe a 4 star dog food - no corn, no soy, no wheat. Mernards and Fleetfarm carry it for about 27-30$ per 40lb bag I believe. Diamond has recalls mostly attributable to corn...
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    That is wonderful! A search and rescue dog AND a...

    That is wonderful! A search and rescue dog AND a senior hunter. You should be very proud! And, you did it yourself! Even better!
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    When I am looking for a pup I don't care what...

    When I am looking for a pup I don't care what pick it is... You can't tell by a puppy. In one litter of 10 I had I had a black male left that nobody wanted. He ended up being a US national Open...
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    I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for...

    I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing.
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    I have a similar one - a guy wanted a pup and...

    I have a similar one - a guy wanted a pup and said he was sending the deposit when the pups were born. He calls me the night before they were to leave and wanted to know what time to pick up the pup....
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    234.00 I told him I would give him 2.00 a bird...

    234.00 I told him I would give him 2.00 a bird and that was the going rate at that time.
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    My heart goes out to the dogs and the person who...

    My heart goes out to the dogs and the person who lost them. What a tragedy. I don't care who it was, where it was, or why it happened only that it did. He must have loved those dogs to have had them...
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    Ok, how about fox red. I actually prefer a...

    Ok, how about fox red. I actually prefer a lighter shade of yellow - the nice honey color or lighter. It is getting hard to find them with all these red dogs showing up. My own yellows are getting...
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    I am polite to them but I never take them...

    I am polite to them but I never take them serious. Unless they say they are sending a deposit... I don't take them serious.
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    Ok, funny one... I had about a 12 year old boy...

    Ok, funny one... I had about a 12 year old boy who's parents said he could get a puppy and he wanted a good one. First he asked if I gave 4-H discounts... I gave him a big discount, then when he was...
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    I have had a lot of people tell me they will give...

    I have had a lot of people tell me they will give me more money for a pup I already told them was sold. An ethical breeder does not do that...
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    A few years back - ok - a lot of years back... I...

    A few years back - ok - a lot of years back... I had a couple who came over to see a litter of pups. The woman kept making rude remarks including saying after looking at the picture of the sire that...
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    I had one guy who went on and on about what he...

    I had one guy who went on and on about what he wanted in a Labrador. I ended up telling him it sounds like he would be happier with a basset hound.
  16. Back to the Labrador Club and the fat...

    Back to the Labrador Club and the fat conformation dogs... There are even fewer conformation dogs I would breed to for working ability - hard to find a good working show dog. With all that lard on...
  17. I don't think field trial, agility dogs... should...

    I don't think field trial, agility dogs... should have to pass a conformation test. We know they can do the work. It would be nice if more field trial stud owners could show us better pictures -...
  18. I have a working show bred boy I bred myself that...

    I have a working show bred boy I bred myself that I have been training. When I brought him out to train after the long winter my friend said he looked like the dogs you see in the ring. Now after...
  19. The National Labrador Club letter to conformation judges

    This letter appeared to really upset a lot of the show people and it went out I believe right after Westminster. I don't know... looks ok to me.
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  20. Thread: No linebreeding

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    HuntEmUp - what article? Good information - I had...

    HuntEmUp - what article? Good information - I had not thought about that and it makes sense.
  21. Thread: No linebreeding

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    That is a study that would not work... When you...

    That is a study that would not work... When you breed 2 FC's together it is a no brainer that most will go to experienced field trial homes. A better study would be what (percentage) of the pups who...
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    I am not sure about a mix retriever not being...

    I am not sure about a mix retriever not being able to run a hunt test. I would check with AKC on that. You can register mixed dogs or dogs without papers and compete in many events with them. I am...
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    Just curious, why did you ever get into dd dogs...

    Just curious, why did you ever get into dd dogs instead of the standard colors. I am sure it is a lot easier to find good gundogs in the standard population because you have a bigger selection of...
  24. Thread: Silver Labs?

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    Now if you really want a designer color just get...

    Now if you really want a designer color just get a light yellow and dye it the color you want. You could even make it match your outfit. ;-) Yes, that is true - you would have no idea the yellow as a...
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    Many years back I had a guy come up to me while...

    Many years back I had a guy come up to me while we were out training and asked if I knew where he could get a yellow lab with a pink nose, pink around the eye, and light eye. I told him no reputable...
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