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  1. I think there's an important question to clarify:...

    I think there's an important question to clarify: did the OP's vet say that he/she didn't feel testicles in the scrotum, or couldn't feel them at all? Usually an undescended testicle can be felt in...
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    Duane's aluminum/canvas ramp is the best. It...

    Duane's aluminum/canvas ramp is the best. It addresses two important issues:

    -your back (it is very, very light)
    - your dog's safety (no more jumping, & the canvas gives a little, much better...
  3. Finally getting a chance to get online after...

    Finally getting a chance to get online after running the National.

    For those of us who have the privilege of competing against Ammo, particularly in Nationals, it is easy to realize that we are...
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    Very glad to hear it! Bill bought one during the...

    Very glad to hear it! Bill bought one during the winter & we're waiting for it to arrive (the one that came in from the warehouse was rusty & our dealer wouldn't accept it). Not to have a measuring...
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    Unfortunately, as most of the above posts...

    Unfortunately, as most of the above posts indicate, whether you have LP surgery or not, the real enemy is often the common accompanying hind end neuropathy. Our Dancer had the surgery at 13, and like...
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    I hate their website; I'm a member & I can't ever...

    I hate their website; I'm a member & I can't ever find anything on it. I'd call them at 416-674-3699 (client services), tell them what you're looking for, & hopefully they'll be able/willing to help...
  7. So very sorry Greg: Gunner was special to us. ...

    So very sorry Greg: Gunner was special to us.

    Connie
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    Thanks Glenn. I need to say that anything...

    Thanks Glenn.

    I need to say that anything good that my dogs have done in the last few years has been largely due to the generosity of my friends, training partners, and Alabama "landlords," Dave...
  9. Chipping is crucial for all the above reasons. ...

    Chipping is crucial for all the above reasons.

    Just keep in mind that chipping young pups greatly increases the chance of chip migration. CKC in canada requires breeders to identify pups before...
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    Interesting how the 2 folks who worked their guts...

    Interesting how the 2 folks who worked their guts out for this (and other) trials, are the ones who post a thank you to all the workers!

    These trials would not happen without Dave Kress & Mike...
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    Q?

    Qual callbacks to 4th?
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    Jim-- The tie-back is the procedure that we...

    Jim-- The tie-back is the procedure that we talked about that I did with Dancer, at 13 yrs. Very successful.

    They do this at Guelph, preceded by a thorough geriatric check-up, which is valuable...
  13. Warm-up/ Conditioning before an event: other benefits too!!!

    I am posting this because Dennis' thread on "excitement bumpers" began a new topic: the benefit of warming up a dog before performance events.

    i began to really take this seriously when Sledge...
  14. Huge congratulations to Sherwin & Guide!! Hey...

    Huge congratulations to Sherwin & Guide!! Hey Sherwin, maybe Guide's portrait should now be 10' x 12'!! (I do the National winners' portraits).

    I did not get to see the 10th (Ready went out after...
  15. National invitations are reciprocal across the...

    National invitations are reciprocal across the border: The National Open/Am winner dogs in both countries qualify for both of the next Nat. Open/Ams across the border. (ie, the winner of this US...
  16. Bev and Jerry-- I am so sorry to hear of this. ...

    Bev and Jerry-- I am so sorry to hear of this. Connie
  17. Flatlands Hallie's Comet ("Dancer") MH MNH*** 3/21/97 - 4/25/12

    She was a Chesapeake.

    She stood out right away when she grabbed the pigeon & took off, with the pack of littermates tearing after her.

    She was the birdiest dog we've ever seen.

    She was a...
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    I've been watching you two since last winter--...

    I've been watching you two since last winter-- congratulations!! Connie
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    Dancer had her surgery at 13, is now 15 & has...

    Dancer had her surgery at 13, is now 15 & has lived a completely normal life post-op. she did however later develop neuropathy in her rear end, which has slowly progressed in deterioration of...
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    This sounds like carpal flexion...

    This sounds like carpal flexion syndrome--something i've had in a few chessie litters, although it usually shows up a few weeks earlier.

    if it is this syndrome, there is nothing you can or should...
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    I had a chessie pup born years ago, both ears...

    I had a chessie pup born years ago, both ears were folded & creased at the tip. Within a few days the tips fell off--she looked cute but noticeable with shorter ears when she matured.

    Only thing...
  22. I have found that many dogs that were labeled by...

    I have found that many dogs that were labeled by their owners (or others around them) as "too soft" were actually "quite sensitive."

    There are many other traits in dogs which affect their...
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    Congratulations to Emmit et al. Quite an...

    Congratulations to Emmit et al. Quite an accomplishment!




    How many years since a dog is in the Open National which is trained completely by an Amateur and lasts until the 10th? And I don't...
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    ALICE'S LE COMPTE BAY PATE This is addictive,...

    ALICE'S LE COMPTE BAY PATE

    This is addictive, & great for folks like me who aren't wild about duck.

    -4 duck breasts (halves)
    - 1/8 tsp thyme
    -2 bay leaves ...
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    I think that Scott still goes to the line every...

    I think that Scott still goes to the line every time w/ his heart in his throat wondering if Blue will stay; I doubt if he'll mind my saying that he has spent many frustrating years trying to get...
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