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    Faunsdale, Ala


    Dogs don't have vanity like we do. When he heals likely he will zip around with no issue. There have been a number of 3 legged dogs do just fine. We had one ; Austin that was all heart. The3 legs just made him more special

    The disappointment, family upset and expense are all bad and just hate for anyone to have to have to go through this
    Dave k

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    Senior Member Steve Thornton's Avatar
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    Anoka, MN


    Very sorry to hear....hope he bounces back fast! have heard and seen some 3 legged dogs some amazing things.

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    Mohawk Valley


    Sorry to hear. Folks are right, i too have seen some 3 legged dogs do very, even running hunt tests. Our fearless leader of RTF likewise had a 3 legged dog due to an accident and he did just fine, at least from the pics. Hang in there

    Paul Cantrell
    Black Ice Retrievers
    Marcola OR

    Too many dogs to list (By some Bitch)
    "Helping Hunters Train Their Dogs"

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    keep posting his progress, hope everything turns out ok for you and family

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    Senior Member Breck's Avatar
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    oh my, i'm sorry your dog was injured. I hope all goes well as they patch him up.
    I know it's little consolation but I recall seeing Dave's dog Austin running a field trial up in Canada around 7 years ago.
    Maybe send Dave a PM for some tips on how to care for your dog.
    "Darla" AFC Candlewoods Lil Smokin Tequila (2002-2013)
    "Smoke" Smokin Auggies Menace, QAA (2003- 2016)
    "Simba" Humewood Simba (1999-2014)

    Per favore, non mi rompere i coglioni.

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    Senior Member Sharon Potter's Avatar
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    Wisconsin Rapids, WI


    Hoping for the best for your pup. Three legged dogs can do pretty darned well...I've hunted with and judged a few over the years. They don't know they're supposed to be handicapped.
    Sharon Potter

    Chesapeake Bay Retrievers...too many to list.

    Team Huntsmith

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    Senior Member Arnie's Avatar
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    S. California


    If unburdening helps at all this is the exactly right place to do it. Every one of us knows that it could just as well have happened to us. We empathize with your pain and hope, wish, pray for a good outcome.

    All the best to you and your family.

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    Victoria, British Coliumbia


    Well I feel for you, all of us do. Many of us if not all us have suffered a set back with our dogs, they range on a scale from minor to major. The pain is deep and with time we get over it and we are better and stronger for having gone through the suffering and the sorrow. In some small way the folks on this website can be there for you to lean on. The RTF posters understand and care even if they will never replace a close friend or partner you see regularly.

    One day at a time, it does get better.

    Believe in your dog because he believes in you.
    Last edited by Ironwood; 09-15-2013 at 12:52 AM.

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    Senior Member 2tall's Avatar
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    South of Charlotte, NC


    Let him heal and enjoy a good life together. What looks hopeless now may come back 100 times better than you expect. Been there.
    Carol Howey
    Owned and handled by Cruisin' with Indiana Jones, JH
    Alternate Handler: Westwind Buffalo Soldier
    Apprentice Handler: Snake River Medicine Man, SH

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    Senior Member HuntinDawg's Avatar
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    Atlanta, GA


    Dude, you posted it in the right place. You are right, folks without working dogs cannot understand. I'm so glad he is going to pull through. Don't impose limitations on what he will be able to do. He will likely surprise you. Keep us posted.
    HRCH UH "Boomer" MH
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    "It is unreasonable to expect a dog to be more precise than you are." ~ Rex Carr

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