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  1. "I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A...

    "I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen from a bough with ever having felt sorry for itself." - D. H. Lawrence. We grieve for our loss of a companion. Be grateful...
  2. Thread: A special man

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    Well said BIll. From time to time we see in...

    Well said BIll. From time to time we see in others what we want to be. Indeed Gordon Dorsey is one of those stoic individuals who is selfless.
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    Many farmers have a working relation with Ducks...

    Many farmers have a working relation with Ducks Unlimited Canada and the consensus is to have the hunting done on the fields and have the birds rest in peace on the water.
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    Ripple was examined for nearly 50 minutes last...

    Ripple was examined for nearly 50 minutes last Wednesday by Dr. Connard in Victoria. Very thorough going over; flexing, stretching observation static and kinetic. Temperature normal, heart good....
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    The size is 3/8 inch in diameter. The length used...

    The size is 3/8 inch in diameter. The length used on my Gunners Up launchers is based on the measurement from launcher collapsed for storage or transport. I measure from the upper bag corner to the...
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    Pass on the tubing. Having switched to bungee...

    Pass on the tubing. Having switched to bungee cord there is no going back. It last for years and it gives you much further throws. On the west coast large marine supply stores have it in bulk on...
  7. Thread: Droopy Balls?

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    Enjoying the humour of the replies to the...

    Enjoying the humour of the replies to the original post. Testicles may hang a little lower from the heat. the most likely factor is genetics. Ideally in a working dog and I quote the great dog...
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    Folks, Thanks for the advice and your thoughtful...

    Folks,
    Thanks for the advice and your thoughtful comments. I will have her into the veterinarian on Tuesday. I will keep you posted. In the mean time it is rest for her. I am not sure who is more...
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    In reviewing my notes, she got 5 land blinds...

    In reviewing my notes, she got 5 land blinds first thing in the morning; short ones to 125 yds and long ones to 400 plus yds. Rest followed by 45 minute brisk walkout with the pup which involves...
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    Whether sitting or laying down with her head...

    Whether sitting or laying down with her head erect she is shows no outward sign of anything abnormal in her positioning of her legs. She does not display any "outrigger" stance or movement standing...
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    Leg muscle cramp or cruciate ligament injury

    After exercise whether it being high or low energy output my dog Ripple (8.5 years) does not put her left back leg down for a few steps. Usually in a dozen or so steps she appears fine and has a...
  12. Thread: Pit Bull

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    Get you and your bully into obedience class with...

    Get you and your bully into obedience class with as many dogs in the class as you can. Be advised the local obedience club will be hesitant about accepting a pit bull. The local non profit clubs are...
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    "Bramble" FTCH AFTCH Waterstrike Ramblin Bramble....

    "Bramble" FTCH AFTCH Waterstrike Ramblin Bramble. High Pont Junior Dog in Canada, Number 2 Qualifying dog in Canada...
  14. When does a pup reach it full potential? After...

    When does a pup reach it full potential? After you as an owner have trained and titled 5-6 field champions.
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    Yes, you do see the line breeding in the...

    Yes, you do see the line breeding in the conformation game and you see the incidence of cancer taking the the dogs at 6-7 years of age. At 6-7 years of age the field trial dog is at his prime;...
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    Inbreeding for selective traits may give you just...

    Inbreeding for selective traits may give you just that and nothing more. You will be assured of less vigor in your offspring, smaller litter size. What you may get in your pup is not necessarily...
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    Reg Williams has died

    A long time professional dog trainer, Reg Williams, of British Columbia died late Saturday afternoon, May 28th 2016.
    He was truly a character from an era of field trialing before many here were...
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    Dave, You need to investigate how long lived are...

    Dave,
    You need to investigate how long lived are the dogs coming from breeding to Patton. And for those folks who have bred their females to Patton, how large have the litters been.
    Lastly for all...
  19. Folks, Thanks for your input. All good questions...

    Folks,
    Thanks for your input. All good questions and proven advice. It is my hope the owner of the dog in question reads the thread and reply posts we have presented here. As you may all know...
  20. The dog finds the area of the fall then sometimes...

    The dog finds the area of the fall then sometimes hunts has a pee and then I have seen it leave the area to continue its hunt and gets lost. Sometimes it identifies where the bird is, then pees next...
  21. The dog is a high drive animal and it runs the...

    The dog is a high drive animal and it runs the show. The trainer is slow to react and is missing the opportunity to get in an appropriate correction.
  22. Young dog peeing on nearby bush before retrieving

    A trainer in our group has a 2 year old male which marks near by bushes and trees before retrieving the thrown bird or bumper. How would you folks recommend training this unwanted behavior out of...
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    The appearance of a Labrador Retriever with...

    The appearance of a Labrador Retriever with dudley nose and other issues around eye color is not likely to get you through in confirmation show ring nor is going to be pleasing to the eye. Generally...
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    Robert Milner in his book Retriever Training for...

    Robert Milner in his book Retriever Training for the Duck Hunter published some 25 years ago has a very good chapter in his book on obedience. It is the basic with which I put all my dogs through. I...
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    Poll: In breeding is going to get the trial game in the...

    In breeding is going to get the trial game in the bottleneck of seeing matching pairs of genes coming together which will leave the buyer holding the bag literally, the pup that will not be able to...
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