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  1. It looks like she just turned 2 last month with...

    It looks like she just turned 2 last month with no certs up yet. I'm assuming you have performed them. If you are training for quals, why not wait to breed her until after she's QAA?
  2. Swack, yes the standard is ignored, the part...

    Swack, yes the standard is ignored, the part about how a difficult days hunt and also aren't they supposed to have a working title before they can be CH is often ignored
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    But, but it was such such a convenient way to...

    But, but it was such such a convenient way to insert the victimization of it all, for those that dare say just plain old NO to those poor dogs just trying to steal a chip.
  4. I think the breed standard has been compromised...

    I think the breed standard has been compromised for a long time in Labs and Goldens between the conformation ring and the field. They are almost different breeds and all this "Better the Breed"...
  5. She may not even pass that coat for one. Better...

    She may not even pass that coat for one. Better to breed a dog with innate talent than pass on it for cosmetics. There are enough retrievers that are bred for cosmetic reasons that can no longer be...
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    This is the Dr Hutchinson quote: *The...

    This is the Dr Hutchinson quote:

    *The testicles are in the scrotum at 5-6 wks old
    The left comes down first
    IF the right testie is there and not the left - then there is cause for concern.
    If...
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    I think herein lies the difference with the type...

    I think herein lies the difference with the type of communication, where less verbiage is possible. Not only do dogs have to respect handlers, but the handlers have to respect the dogs to make...
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    Linebreeding is a valuable tool in field breeding...

    Linebreeding is a valuable tool in field breeding but you must research the good and bad. It can be a powerful way to utilize the genes of a great sire. I don't like to do 3 times back though, but I...
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    Oh, talking about cheap canned food, Alpo slices...

    Oh, talking about cheap canned food, Alpo slices in gravy, either beef or chicken has worked.
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    Check her anal glands. I only say that because it...

    Check her anal glands. I only say that because it I remembered it happened to one of my bitches. Dog was pregnant and wouldn't eat just like what you have. She lost a lot of weight. Her anal glands...
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    I have 12 dogs and yes it most certainly is...

    I have 12 dogs and yes it most certainly is possible for dogs to be in tune with the owner by cues. You aren't going to change what goes on in reality and now relate it to "a full vocabulary" at...
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    Actually the amazing thing is they got it the...

    Actually the amazing thing is they got it the first time which of course you would say was impossible. I know a lot of dogs smarter than the people they live with and a lot of trainers too.
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    Only if they aren't breeding anymore, even if...

    Only if they aren't breeding anymore, even if they are available and come with blue pills
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    Yes, most dogs like men, have prostate problems...

    Yes, most dogs like men, have prostate problems when they get older. I always have my older males checked.
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    It's a lot more complicated than people think. If...

    It's a lot more complicated than people think. If you can get through this article, you will see why. http://www.pet-informed-veterinary-advice-online.com/cryptorchidism.html#testis-drop
    Also,...
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    First of all we haven't been breeding these dogs...

    First of all we haven't been breeding these dogs from FC's and NFC's for decades not to have gained an increase in intelligence over your average pet dog, so the groups really can't be compared. Dogs...
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    I only use "NO" online with "No bird". Otherwise...

    I only use "NO" online with "No bird". Otherwise I don't use it, but at home, yes I want NO to mean something, and it does. I want them to know that it means stop what you are doing. I don't want to...
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    A friend of mine (an RN) told me about...

    A friend of mine (an RN) told me about Cyproheptadine 4 mg, 1/2 tab twice daily. It is actually an anti-histamine but it also works to stimulate the appetite. I also make chicken soup or even better...
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    I would get another opinion from a vet familiar...

    I would get another opinion from a vet familiar with the research involved with not neutering early. Although it is not common, I personally know of testicles that have dropped at a year. After that,...
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    What located mine that had been lost for 3 weeks...

    What located mine that had been lost for 3 weeks after breaking out before a blizzard was flyers with that picture on telephone poles and road corners. Mine went over 7 miles away over farm land to...
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    I am with you. I am about mother nature and just...

    I am with you. I am about mother nature and just picking up the pups. My bitches don't like me doing it around them either. Seeing as the breeder that has produced the most National field champions...
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    Hey, maybe he does ENS with the pups on the ATV

    Hey, maybe he does ENS with the pups on the ATV
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    Long time ago, before the DNA testing, many Field...

    Long time ago, before the DNA testing, many Field Champions were test bred to known carrier females so there was some action going on to reduce the numbers. Once we knew some dogs that produced...
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    Most people would pick the outgoing pup, it's...

    Most people would pick the outgoing pup, it's human nature. However, it's true the smaller one probably learned to avoid conflict. That does not make them less of a choice. Once pups leave the...
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    Again, a guarantee is not a substitute for...

    Again, a guarantee is not a substitute for performing health certs. There is no excuse for not doing health certs if you are selling dogs. Also pay attention to guarantees that state you must return...
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