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    BBG, Thanks for the advice! Now I can become...

    BBG,

    Thanks for the advice! Now I can become comatose in only 3 or 4 pages instead of 13!

    Swack
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    .44 Magnum, I caught the first part of this...

    .44 Magnum,

    I caught the first part of this thread early on and page thirteen today. I won't comment about the dog food issue since I haven't read the entire thread. However, let me say this...
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    Lots of good insights, but one point I'd add is...

    Lots of good insights, but one point I'd add is that you should be sure to leave the puppy with its litter long enough to gain his "canine social skills". I got my first male Lab at 6 weeks of age...
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    Sue It's sad that we live in an era where the...

    Sue

    It's sad that we live in an era where the obvious has to be stated and even defended, but that's the case with many issues these days.

    I agree completely with your comments. The Labrador...
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    I had a Harley daughter. Ditto on the marking! ...

    I had a Harley daughter. Ditto on the marking!

    Swack
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    I agree with the above emboldened statement. ...

    I agree with the above emboldened statement. That's part of what irks me about this whole brew-ha-ha. The media set him up and then ran with the story making it bigger than I believe it deserves to...
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    Let's look at this from a slightly different...

    Let's look at this from a slightly different angle. Where was the camera in front of the owner of the winning horse? Didn't that gentleman deserve his 15 seconds of fame?

    The media made the...
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    I hate to give Chrome's co-owner too much grief. ...

    I hate to give Chrome's co-owner too much grief. He'd been on a hell-uv-a ride for the past month. All of the publicity and being in the spotlight for the first time. And then the disappointment...
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    Sharon, Thanks for sharing this story and...

    Sharon,

    Thanks for sharing this story and showing self-control. I'm not sure I would have been able to refrain from showing the boy how it felt to be the one in the corner getting kicked!

    I...
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    My favorite fish-based dog food is Orijen Six...

    My favorite fish-based dog food is Orijen Six Fish. I don't use it due to allergy issues, but because it's very high in omega 3 FA's. Here's a link: ...
  11. Jerry, Ideally, I would accomplish that...

    Jerry,

    Ideally, I would accomplish that through educated breeders who strive to produce sound talented Labs that are representative the breed standard. Never did I suggest that it be a...
  12. With all due respect, I don't think gdluck was...

    With all due respect, I don't think gdluck was referring to the rules of FT's. He was referring to the "rules of Labrador retrievers", i.e. The Standard. In other words, many of us believe that a...
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    I had a person contact me about a yellow female...

    I had a person contact me about a yellow female puppy. I sent him a picture per his request. The reply was that "his family" (i.e. his wife and daughter) would prefer a lighter shade of yellow!
    ...
  14. Thread: Silver Labs?

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    keepitsimple, You can breed whatever you like...

    keepitsimple,

    You can breed whatever you like for your own purposes. If they please you that's great. Just don't call them Labrador retrievers.

    I'm not a hater. I'm a lover. A lover of...
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    keepitsimple, I can tell you have an axe to...

    keepitsimple,

    I can tell you have an axe to grind with Jack Vanderwyk. But this isn't about one guy's website that is anti-silver Lab. And it isn't about comparing known faults (dudleys) which...
  16. Thread: No linebreeding

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    kumate, Thanks for sharing your objectives for...

    kumate,

    Thanks for sharing your objectives for your future Lab. I've had some limited experience with AKC obedience and UKC HT's. One of the puppies I sold from my 2013 litter went to a lady who...
  17. Thread: No linebreeding

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    Kumate, Thanks for starting this thread. I...

    Kumate,

    Thanks for starting this thread. I enjoy discussing breeding. If you recall, I mentioned in an earlier post that there may be no common dogs in the first 4 or 5 generations and it might...
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    jbd72, Not all of the classified ads on RTF...

    jbd72,

    Not all of the classified ads on RTF are for puppies bred for FT competition. Check out the ads for KY and neighboring states. Do a little homework on those that catch your attention. ...
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    mudminnow, I wish you good luck and a...

    mudminnow,

    I wish you good luck and a successful outcome for your young dog.

    Swack
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    CodyC, I second the vote for PennHip...

    CodyC,

    I second the vote for PennHip evaluation.

    Just tell your vet you're doing it as one of the preliminary screenings to see if your boy may be a potential breeding candidate in the...
  21. Thread: No linebreeding

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    kumate, I planned a breeding between two dogs...

    kumate,

    I planned a breeding between two dogs that shared no common ancestors in the first five generations. However, if you looked back another five generations there were many shared ancestors...
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    Also note that all grain-free foods are not...

    Also note that all grain-free foods are not created equally. Kind of unfair to lump them all together. That would be like comparing Ole' Roy to Purina Pro Plan Performance because "they're both...
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    Hunt'EmUp, Another source of started dogs is...

    Hunt'EmUp,

    Another source of started dogs is from breeders who keep a puppy to evaluate as a potential breeding dog that didn't quite live up to their expectations. It may be a wonderful working...
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    keepitsimple, I had a bitch out of Wilderness...

    keepitsimple,

    I had a bitch out of Wilderness Harley to Go that pointed as hard as any I've had. A male out of Candlewoods Meet Joe Black had as hard a point. He's now a GMPR. These were...
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    Glennz, I've met Ace Berry at a British Lab...

    Glennz,

    I've met Ace Berry at a British Lab training seminar. He's a nice guy from what I remember. But everyone was fun to be around while working dogs and talking dogs for a few days and...
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