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    With your kids, you need to focus on temperament...

    With your kids, you need to focus on temperament first and working ability second. There are FT dogs with great temperaments that are great house dogs, there are some that could never be house dogs. ...
  2. Thread: Future Problem?

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    Most of my dogs...ok all of my dogs...can't be...

    Most of my dogs...ok all of my dogs...can't be trusted with plush toys. They rip them to shreds. I also have one that is obsessed with socks, so we have to keep her out of the laundry basket. I...
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    not to worry. She could be two or older before...

    not to worry. She could be two or older before she comes into heat. Day length affects heat cycles too so she may come into heat in the spring when the days are longer.

    I have had most of my...
  4. If you have limited grounds, or limited help,...

    If you have limited grounds, or limited help, being a Master National club can be a curse. For clubs that don't own their own grounds, you have to be really careful not to abuse the land and be...
  5. Thread: Colors

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    Here is the best color possibilities description...

    Here is the best color possibilities description I have ever seen. It shows how dudleys can happen in both yellows and chocolates.

    http://www.blueknightlabs.com/color/coatcolor.html
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    The basic concept of force fetch works for most...

    The basic concept of force fetch works for most breeds. It is used by obedience trainers on all kinds of dogs for competition obedience. The main thing is to find someone who can walk you through...
  7. Thread: Dog not eating

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    Sounds like he might have a puncture in his...

    Sounds like he might have a puncture in his mouth, or maybe something stuck between his teeth, or an abcessed tooth?

    Good that you have an appointment. He needs a thorough examination.

    Meredith
  8. Thread: kuranda dog beds

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    I prefer the cordura. I have never had hair weave...

    I prefer the cordura. I have never had hair weave into it. I put them in the dog tub and scrub them down when needed.

    The vinyl holds moisture, so if the dog splashes his water bowl, or has an...
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    https://www.apps.akc.org/classic/events/FCtitle.cf...

    https://www.apps.akc.org/classic/events/FCtitle.cfm
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    This is one of the times I use treats. I keep...

    This is one of the times I use treats. I keep kibble in my pocket. Start by working the pup in a fenced area. Let the pup bounce around and do her thing. When she comes to you to check in, praise...
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    Extremely low humidity in Inland Northwest--can...

    Extremely low humidity in Inland Northwest--can train almost all summer for at least a few hours a day.

    Meredith
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    I moved out of Iowa to get away from the wicked,...

    I moved out of Iowa to get away from the wicked, humid summers and tough winters. There were close obedience shows, but most HTs meant driving to WI, IL, MN, etc. We considered retiring to WI, but...
  13. Apparently Delta is the only one saying ten...

    Apparently Delta is the only one saying ten weeks, so my client is looking at flights with another airline.

    Meredith
  14. Pup traveling in cabin--eight weeks vs ten weeks

    I have a litter of pups that will be going home right after Christmas. Those traveling long distances are going to be flying in cabin with their new owners. I am being told by a couple of people...
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    I am not a veterinarian, but have been told by...

    I am not a veterinarian, but have been told by several that pyo normally happens in older bitches. Not to say it CAN'T happen in a younger dog, just not the norm.

    Perhaps Dr. Ed or one of the...
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    If your concern is pyo, that typically happens in...

    If your concern is pyo, that typically happens in bitches five plus years old. I would not leave a bitch intact forever, whether you breed her or not. But if she is only two now, you have a couple...
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    Here is all the info you need about EIC: ...

    Here is all the info you need about EIC:

    http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vbs/faculty/Mickelson/lab/EIC/retrievereic/home.html
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    Irresponsible people do irresponsible things...if...

    Irresponsible people do irresponsible things...if they don't train the dog or at least keep it locked up so it can't bite, why would they bother to pay for a rabies vaccine and license?

    Sorry...
  19. Kennel pro basically said they wouldn't touch me...

    Kennel pro basically said they wouldn't touch me because I was too high risk with FOUR dogs and maybe two litters a year. They didn't want to hear anything I had to say about lack of foot traffic,...
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    Is he peeing and pooping? If he isn't pooping,...

    Is he peeing and pooping? If he isn't pooping, the I would be worried about a blockage.

    Meredith
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    In my experience, it is the early spayed girls...

    In my experience, it is the early spayed girls who develop leaking. If it does occur, you medicate with phenylpropanolamine and the bitch will be fine.

    Meredith
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    If the tooth has turned color, the tooth is dead....

    If the tooth has turned color, the tooth is dead. If it is a baby tooth, it shouldn't be an issue. If it is the new adult tooth, you need to keep an eye on it. It could get infected, and you could...
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    A high fever will also cause hair loss, but I...

    A high fever will also cause hair loss, but I don't know about the itching.

    Meredith
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    My experience: Girl spayed at eight, lost at...

    My experience:

    Girl spayed at eight, lost at fourteen after a stroke
    Girl spayed at eight lost at three months shy of seventeen from layrngeal paralysis complications
    Girl spayed at eight, lost...
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    No way to know the outcome of hips. If the pups...

    No way to know the outcome of hips. If the pups will be placed with no registration and no warranty, then perhaps it is a moot point. Buyer/new owner beware.

    Meredith
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