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    Has anyone had a dog that was EIC affected and hunted it? I know of one that's affected, and the owner is looking to re-home her. ( I know... he should do some serious soul searching)

    What's everyone opinion on this, should she go to another hunting home or just become a companion? She has collapsed while doing simple marks.
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    Thats too bad there is really no excuse for an effected dog now days..

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    Mine hunts. No problem.

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    My dog Sassy MH had it.
    A ten minute hunt for a mark would bring it on.
    Duck hunting not so bad.
    Pheasant hunting was interesting.
    As a young dog she would keep pushing till she got wobbly and couldn't walk.
    I would keep on hunting with the other dogs while she cried and whined and did her best to get going again.
    As she got older, 5 or 6 yrs old, she learned to pace herself.
    She would hunt till she got a little wobbly, then come walk at my side until it passed, then run out to join the other dogs.
    Her prey drive was off the chart.
    Wonderful dog. She lived to hunt until cancer took her at thirteen.
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    What if the dog has an episode while in the water? That could be bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M&K's Retrievers View Post
    What if the dog has an episode while in the water? That could be bad.
    Would probably drown.
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    Yes.Will be 12 in May.Started going down at 7 months old.EIC wasn't well known in those days.Was confirmed by U of Mn and later by gen test.Couldnt get out of a holding blind at a hunt test.Only tried twice.Got her to Qual level marks in training.Had to stop if very complex or cheaty blind.Never a problem hunting,even handling.Wonderful dog.Super personality. Shooter x Sparky on top, Code Blue x Pricey on the bottom.Grand parents.
    I would see what the triggers are before giving up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dman View Post
    Would probably drown.
    That was my thought.
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    Gave one away at 6 years old, stipulation she has to be spayed. It was just identified as EIC affected then. She made Derby List, became a Master Hunter, QAA, ran all-age stakes. Scratched her when the humidity was high at more then a few trials. Her triggers were call-backs for poor lines and extended hunting in warm weather. Eyes wide open, collapsed , body limp, was how she reacted. Broke my heart but found a nice pet home and she is about 9 years old now , has never had a episode since. I have dealt with epilepsy, hip dysplasia , cataracts and now EIC affected. I think EIC affected was about the worse! Click X Prize daughter .
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    have one that i ran in hunt test. Got his HRCH. hunted him alot, like others have said pheasant and dove were interesting. Duck and Goose not so bad. Now he just hangs out in the back yard although im sure he would love to go get some more birds.
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