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  1. VET. Could be a number of things but they will...

    VET. Could be a number of things but they will likely look for parasites first. In the past couple mos, my litters have found giardia and now yesterday, 2 in my 7 wk old litter found...
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    Not a problem. Even the best moms tend to be...

    Not a problem. Even the best moms tend to be done w/ the little sharkies at 8 wks when the bulk are out the door. Moms know...
  3. I've had others smell mine ~6 wks in advance. ...

    I've had others smell mine ~6 wks in advance. Even my girls will let me know when another is starting to smell...
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    I've never had any issues. Crate train, give...

    I've never had any issues. Crate train, give them their one on one time, get puppy to some classes if at all possible by herself, but let them be dogs too.
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    I think a good breeder does all the basics--...

    I think a good breeder does all the basics-- health clearances on the parents, well checks, etc., but an Excellent breeder goes the extra mile and does a great job w/ puppy socialization,...
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    What will you gain from it? On one hand, if you...

    What will you gain from it? On one hand, if you have plans for tests and need to verify pregnancy early, do a US. If you want a count to determine how many deposits to take, good luck because they...
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    It really just points out how important...

    It really just points out how important environmental factors are imo (diet, exercise, etc). And how many times have dogs been c=dx'd w/ HD when in fact there was an injury to the growth plate? ...
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    It could well have been changed by now, but when...

    It could well have been changed by now, but when I first started out in the late 90's, I marshaled and it was something I was told to look for and "correct" before they got to the line. Since I did...
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    Here is a pretty good article w/ a table on...

    Here is a pretty good article w/ a table on mating probabilities at the end: http://breedingbetterdogs.com/pdfFiles/articles/control_of_dreaded_disorders_part_I_april_20_2013.pdf
    So much depends on...
  10. Clint, check w/ dog training clubs around you....

    Clint, check w/ dog training clubs around you. They often have great puppy classes in well sanitized bldgs w/ safe potty areas. Other places I feel very safe about taking my pups to are car...
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    I would guess safety-- if it were to get caught...

    I would guess safety-- if it were to get caught on brush or something, just like the no tags rule on the collars.
    I think I'd be concerned if I had dogs I wasn't sure would go into cold water. ...
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    Agree w/ picking up the dish once they walk away....

    Agree w/ picking up the dish once they walk away. Let them get hungry and let them know your feeding schedule is yours, not theirs'! I let my first one do that, and then came #2 and 3... suffice...
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    When mine go home at 8 wks, they typically are...

    When mine go home at 8 wks, they typically are eating 2-2.5C a day, so the 3 isn't out of the ballpark if he's an active pup. The probios/digestive enzymes often reduce that need though. I had one...
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    Instead of yogurt (which will change your calcium...

    Instead of yogurt (which will change your calcium levels in the diet), I'd just use a good probiotic/digestive enzyme. Alfalfa powder is also a good way to enhance appetite-- just sprinkle over the...
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    Generally speaking, I've found 1 cup of food per...

    Generally speaking, I've found 1 cup of food per month of age works pretty well thru at least 4-5 mos. Males tend to level off at 5 mos/ 5 C. The use of a good probiotic may reduce the need for...
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    Theoretically, the parents contribute 50% each. ...

    Theoretically, the parents contribute 50% each. Grandparents 25% each. Great grandparents 12.5% each...
    I've seen some strong influence of grandparents but beyond that it's hard to say much.
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    Hehehehe... well , the real story is that that...

    Hehehehe... well , the real story is that that attorney was the one who got me off to the right start in my business, so he's A-OK in my books!!!! :D
    I'd have been terrified if any of my dogs...
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    I 2nd (or 3rd) the black (and add choc) lab...

    I 2nd (or 3rd) the black (and add choc) lab suggestion. I work in the Ag industry, and have a few situations where it's been warranted to have a companion dog w/me. Even though my dogs are the...
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    I've heard some good things about this place...

    I've heard some good things about this place Doug-- in Sumner. There may be a couple other places too. Will ask my co-owner who lives over there.
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    That's interesting that people would think...

    That's interesting that people would think females are sweeter. ;) I do think they are more precocious than males, so somewhat easier and more forgiving to train. Most of the people who buy from...
  21. So even by the pallet, you can't get the 44# bags...

    So even by the pallet, you can't get the 44# bags now?
    I just had friends pick up 10 - 44# bags of the Euk LBP from the big dog show in Portland in January. $42 ea if you were buying 3 or...
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    So sad and probably why there are so many out...

    So sad and probably why there are so many out there breeding w/o understanding genetics. Money does not buy everything. :(
  23. Tylan isn't technically labeled for dogs, is it? ...

    Tylan isn't technically labeled for dogs, is it? That could be why no instructions...
    I had giardia pop up in my last litter and have decided to go w/ panacur and/or metronizole after talking to...
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    That falls into the Therapy dog classification...

    That falls into the Therapy dog classification (not the same as Service dog).
    Don't know where you are located but look into Delta, TDI, Love on a Leash, etc organizations for certification. ...
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    Probably the same reason some charge more for...

    Probably the same reason some charge more for different colors too. I disagree w /the practice myself.
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