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  1. My condolences, Kirby was a good boy, Godspeed...

    My condolences, Kirby was a good boy, Godspeed big red dog.
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    I know how some snort at HT but don't ever think...

    I know how some snort at HT but don't ever think we don't train hard, spend a lot of time and money running the venue we choose or that we don't have pride in our dogs. I see plenty of drama at FT....
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    Judging is a different issue than the current...

    Judging is a different issue than the current issue with MH limits. I've run for many years, judging is, was, and always will be, subjective, and in every venue, not just HT. The three MH I've...
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    (WI) FC AFC Snapper x Temper, MH

    FC AFC Gunstockís Topshelf Snap Decision (FC AFC Hunting Hills Coriander x Cougarís Goin for Alley Oop MH). Snapper is good-looking, well-built and talented. OFA hips good, elbows normal, CERF,...
  5. I think you are confused about the use of the...

    I think you are confused about the use of the ecollar and your dog is confused as well. CC to sit is one thing, expecting an excited, distracted puppy to sit on command at a distance is a huge...
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    Maybe it's where you're looking? A fair amount of...

    Maybe it's where you're looking? A fair amount of websites showcase pet type breeders who.often focus on a particular shade, the extremes of yellow being either red or almost white. I frankly don't...
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    Way to go, Tom & Reba, that should be her AFC I...

    Way to go, Tom & Reba, that should be her AFC I think? Congratulations!

    Congrats to Charlie Hays on the Derby first with his Snapper pup and to Tim Springer/Roger Weller for Derby 3rd, Craig...
  8. Thread: Kudos to EE.

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    I agree, Tom. The Limited entry was a good and...

    I agree, Tom. The Limited entry was a good and necessary tool implemented for clubs to use. That we have so many MH entries is also a good sign for HT. However, we are dealing with the fallout now....
  9. Thread: Grady Pups

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    Well said, Kip, well said. From someone with the...

    Well said, Kip, well said. From someone with the voice of both experience and success. Including now a fluffy with a Derby win. ;-)
  10. Thread: Kudos to EE.

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    You appear very concerned about the impact of my...

    You appear very concerned about the impact of my entering/removing entries, though I don't know that it impacts anyone as much as it does my bank account, but I'll summarize for you regardless:
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  11. Thread: Kudos to EE.

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    What's a legitimate scratch? Feel free to...

    What's a legitimate scratch?

    Feel free to look up my dogs and count for yourself. The ones I'm running in MH this summer are Rainmaker's Rough Ride, SH, Rainmaker's Early Bird Special, SH. ...
  12. Thread: Kudos to EE.

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    Thanks, Chuck, I hope to run Northern Flight,...

    Thanks, Chuck, I hope to run Northern Flight, it's one of my favorites. At least, it's on the list, the rest is up to the girls and their hormones. The boys are going to stick with the white coat...
  13. Thread: Kudos to EE.

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    Well, Tim, if that's your issue, then feel free...

    Well, Tim, if that's your issue, then feel free to help a poor brother (or sister) out. Get on the horn, find out when said tests are going to open, if you can, otherwise, spend the time to monitor...
  14. Thread: Kudos to EE.

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    Part of the hitching is because if there are late...

    Part of the hitching is because if there are late scratches, EE wasn't open to handle it and spaces didn't get filled that might have, thus the request for online capability of doing so. The close...
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    www.offa.org with their registered names will at...

    www.offa.org with their registered names will at least give you some clearances if they have any, and pedigree behind them if their predecessors are on there, though it won't give titles, you can at...
  16. Thread: Kudos to EE.

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    Scratching the day of is no different than...

    Scratching the day of is no different than entering the day of like we did before there were limits. Lots of people didn't enter until day of closing, because they didn't feel the need to tie up...
  17. Thread: Kudos to EE.

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    Nope, I don't scratch at the last minute on a...

    Nope, I don't scratch at the last minute on a whim. I'm not wealthy and don't like tossing entry fees nor the EE surcharge, which happens, scratch or no scratch. Considering I'm entering 2-3 dogs...
  18. Thread: Judging bias

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    What a bunch a hooey. HTers aren't treated any...

    What a bunch a hooey. HTers aren't treated any worse than anyone else at FT. I ran HT for 12 years before I ever put on a white coat. You can get hosed in any venue, you can get a gift in any venue,...
  19. Thread: Kudos to EE.

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    Kudos to EE.

    After the recent spate of issues with limited MH entries, late scratches after the EE office closes, spots going unfilled, etc, I figured give some credit where it's due, when it happens the other...
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    Many vets give a litter discount for vaccines &...

    Many vets give a litter discount for vaccines & microchips, at least, they do around here. Since you only need 7, buying individual doses and the shipping, might not be such a savings. My vet, for...
  21. Thread: Grady Pups

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    Some good points have been made here. There are a...

    Some good points have been made here. There are a lot of Grady-sired pups around. Grady was bred before he was NAFC and I don't believe he continued to bred only because of that "N". Yes, he's been a...
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    The OFA's website is a pretty good resource to...

    The OFA's website is a pretty good resource to answer questions about OFA. PennHip has plenty of info about their process as well.

    From OFA's site re; prelims on hips: "Frequently, breeders want...
  23. Thread: Grady Pups

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    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
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    My condolences, Otey, so tough losing them....

    My condolences, Otey, so tough losing them. Godspeed, Maxx.
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    Rather than pouring cement, just use paver...

    Rather than pouring cement, just use paver blocks, dogs can't chew them, if you lay them right, they can't dig them up either, but can still hose down if needed. Cheap enough, easy to haul and do...
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