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    My only experience w/ raw diet being fed to dogs...

    My only experience w/ raw diet being fed to dogs are from friends. One pup who was raw fed from a nice litter several years ago ended up w/ horrible conformation (wasn't like that when he was 8 wks...
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    Anyone here from Birmingham AL?

    I had a Lab rescue inquiry today from a gentleman down there. He has a nearly 7 yo lab from nice field breeding (both parents from recognizable lines, hip/elbow/eye clearances) who needs to be...
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    If you look at the video I posted above, this is...

    If you look at the video I posted above, this is really what it's all about. That was a rescue dog in the video who had no training.
  4. I've bred 19 litters to date and of ~120 puppies,...

    I've bred 19 litters to date and of ~120 puppies, only one had a retained testicle at 8 wks. It was down by his next shots at 10-11 wks, but I fully disclosed it to the owners (pet / hunting home)...
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    I like this method (using a prong) to first get...

    I like this method (using a prong) to first get the dog to pay attention to the handler on leash: http://connectwithyourk9.com/conversational-leash-work/ It's a long video, but well worth the look.
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    Thank you for your explanation about the cows and...

    Thank you for your explanation about the cows and such-- surely it shows just how knowledgeable you are about breeding Labradors. :(
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    That was a productive comment... what kind of dog...

    That was a productive comment... what kind of dog is that in your avatar, btw?
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    A while back, there was a show lab breeder on...

    A while back, there was a show lab breeder on another forum who said she did it on her dogs just for fun and the test said her dogs (some CH's I think!) weren't purebred! I tell people not to waste...
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    My dad's version of this was the guy was hitting...

    My dad's version of this was the guy was hitting his head against a brick wall... :)
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    You GO girl!!!

    You GO girl!!!
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    I think what Nicole is referring to above is the...

    I think what Nicole is referring to above is the same that Mary Roslin Williams discussed in her book, "Reaching for the Stars" on p. 101. It was a litter at birth which appeared "bluish or...
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    The vulva is probably pretty swollen and soft to...

    The vulva is probably pretty swollen and soft to the feel right now. When she's out, it'll be reduced in size and firm again. Will likely be larger than originally however, and of course the...
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    A friend of mine had a Golden w/ it at only ~20...

    A friend of mine had a Golden w/ it at only ~20 mos old. They amputated his front leg and he lived until last year at 9!
  14. My largest pup to fly in the cabin, in a "legal"...

    My largest pup to fly in the cabin, in a "legal" Sherpa bag was ~9.5 wks old and 16.5# a few years ago. They did just fine, though it was a good thing the gal's shoulders were strong w/ the airport...
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    Definitely put all in writing. What is important...

    Definitely put all in writing. What is important to you may not be important to someone else. A good contract is golden and realize that sometimes parties will need to bend a little too.
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    Give her a capsule in her food at least 1x a day.

    Give her a capsule in her food at least 1x a day.
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    My first suggestion would be to find a good SAFE...

    My first suggestion would be to find a good SAFE (sanitized indoor) training facility w/ a Puppy Kindergarten class. This young pup left his littermates and mom too early and missed out on a lot of...
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    I've had them come in at the earliest, 7.5 mos...

    I've had them come in at the earliest, 7.5 mos (first lab here). Then progressively later w/ the years. 16-19 mos isn't out of the question. Know of some field bred not coming in til almost 3...
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    What are his parents like? That often tells us...

    What are his parents like? That often tells us volumes on temperaments.
    If you've been socializing him well since 7-8 wks (assuming this is when you got him from the breeder), you are doing all you...
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    Funny, but I have had several girls who take an...

    Funny, but I have had several girls who take an extra 6-8 wks after a litter to come into season. I'm still waiting on my one who whelped in Feb. She went ~10.5 mos after her first litter but...
  21. Yes Kate, I think you're on the right track...

    Yes Kate,

    I think you're on the right track now. I know, it drives me crazy to see the one time CERF done at 2 yrs old and that's it-- the people think they are good for life. I'm w/ Swack and...
  22. Mitty, I may have confused the "D" part of that...

    Mitty, I may have confused the "D" part of that acronym but that is what my ACVO and her ACVO both said-- the SARDs is related to other immune issues which if caught in a timely manner, can be...
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    Remember too that the first trimester is the most...

    Remember too that the first trimester is the most dangerous for toxin and adrenalin caused midline defects.
  24. Sorry to just be seeing this Kate. Feel free to...

    Sorry to just be seeing this Kate. Feel free to call me tomorrow but yes, a friend w/ a Lab w/ severe allergies was nearly at the point of retinal detachment a few years ago. Odd thing was, the only...
  25. Kate, all of my litters born since 1999 have been...

    Kate, all of my litters born since 1999 have been CERF'd as puppies at ~7-8 wks. I have been lucky not to see anything outside of the occasional PPM (persistent pupillary membrane-- embryonic tissue...
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