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    Swack, I have grown up a lot and you are right...

    Swack,
    I have grown up a lot and you are right let the law and the courts handle it. Better in the long run. Yep, Minnesota is a whole culture unto itself. This is a great area for our sports....
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    Glad to hear the news is mostly good. If it were...

    Glad to hear the news is mostly good. If it were me it would be about time my thoughts turned to huntin up someone for full case of whoop ass. But I'm a redneck from southeast Georgia.

    Prayers...
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    Yes, it has been tough. This was my first winter...

    Yes, it has been tough. This was my first winter trying to train after moving to Minnesota from South Carolina. We got out when we could but my little dog is high energy and like you it was throwing...
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    Don't want to hijack but since this thread is...

    Don't want to hijack but since this thread is about mats. My dog is not only an chewer she's an eater. I first used memory foam bath mats in her Rough tuff kennel but she started eating them. Anyone...
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    Prayers for you and your dogs. Gods speed to a...

    Prayers for you and your dogs. Gods speed to a quick recovery and justice to those responsible.
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    And more general never give a command you can't...

    And more general never give a command you can't reinforce.
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    My vote would be for Chester too. I shot flyers...

    My vote would be for Chester too. I shot flyers he was throwing one day and he can really wing em. Not only high but consistent, same spot every time.
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    I like historic figures, will probably use a...

    I like historic figures, will probably use a variation of Stonewall Jackson one day, or epic books or movies, Braveheart William Wallace inspires another name.
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    Damn Chris, you just made me crave and Abita...

    Damn Chris, you just made me crave and Abita Amber. My fav beer after a Louisana duck hunt.
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    Thank you all for your experiences and your...

    Thank you all for your experiences and your advice. Yes I would only breed this dog if her genetic tests are good and she continues to meet my expectations in training. Meaning she makes it through...
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    Biopsy results came back and there is no...

    Biopsy results came back and there is no definitive diagnosis. The vet said it could be seasonal or cyclical alopecia. The good news is her fur is coming back and fast. The hair on her neck is thick...
  12. Been there done that. What was bad was having to...

    Been there done that. What was bad was having to wait after all other dogs ran, for the pro who had dogs running in another class. Sat around for an hour waiting for him, then him alone bringing dog...
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    We ran an informal trial yesterday at CMRC. High...

    We ran an informal trial yesterday at CMRC. High temp according to my truck thermometer was 5, -2 when we started, with a steady 12 mph wind. 51 dogs entered. No problems. I threw birds for the 13...
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    I actually wrote them using their contact link on...

    I actually wrote them using their contact link on their website and asked if they could make me one with a bell on it. Never got a reply. They probably thought I was nuts.
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    If you are near enough to a club I am sure you...

    If you are near enough to a club I am sure you could find a group to train with if you do your share of the work.
  16. April to December its central Minnesota. The rest...

    April to December its central Minnesota. The rest of the year back home in coastal Georgia. Man I miss catching my own shrimp, crab, redfish and trout.
  17. Care Credit is great. Any bill over $200 is six...

    Care Credit is great. Any bill over $200 is six months to pay with no interest. A pet insurance policy and Care Credit makes me sleep a lot better because if something serious comes up I can pay the...
  18. Looks like part Huskie to me.

    Looks like part Huskie to me.
  19. I would also suggest you take a look at the...

    I would also suggest you take a look at the Shotshell/Reloading thread on Duck Hunting Chat. Lots of good info on loads and chokes. Some of those guys have the pellet size, pattern and pellet energy...
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    I own one dog who may not have enough of a...

    I own one dog who may not have enough of a trainer to run trials. So what do I do quit after Senior Hunter. I most definitely thing it's worth it.
  21. Looked like a fun trip!

    Looked like a fun trip!
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    Julie, Thank you. I can only hope it will be...

    Julie,

    Thank you. I can only hope it will be similar. You have a great reputation and way more experience with the breed. I didn't take any other photos cause she is one that will not be still...
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    Thank you, I will asks the vets about the thyroid...

    Thank you, I will asks the vets about the thyroid panel. I am much more hopeful that this may be a cyclical thing.

    If if it is just cyclical, should I breed her. I was planning to as she is a...
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    Thank you all for your replies and insights. I do...

    Thank you all for your replies and insights. I do plan to change her food to one more known to support skin and coat as it has been recommended by the vet because it will better support her healthy...
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    Photo of her thinning fur

    This photo is a little blurry but shows the bald spots and thinning fur
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