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    Molly has completed her HRCH Title!

    Diagnosed with CMO as a puppy, she was not expected to live to see her 1st birthday. We were told that even if she did, she probably would not be able to perform as a working retriever. She beat all the odds, and while she was THE most difficult (stubborn) dog I have trained, she taught me quite a few things along the way. Her stubborness is probably why she survived. I am proud to say she is working with me at last and that she will be able to assume the duty of chief hunting dog next season. I plan to pursue the MH title with her, as well.-Paul
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    there's no good reason to fatten up a retriever.

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    Awesome. I love to hear success stories.

    Richard

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    Paul, what is CMO? Congrats on the perseverance!
    Carol,
    Owned and handled by Cruisin' with Indiana Jones, JH
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    Quote Originally Posted by Down East Labs 217 View Post
    Awesome. I love to hear success stories.

    Richard
    x2 very cool!
    "So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold

    "The Greatest Obstacle to Discovery is not Ignorance -- It is the Illusion of Knowledge" ~ Daniel Boorstin

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    Craniomandibular Osteopathy- abnormal bone growth of the Cranium. most often affecting the jawbone, it results in "welding" the jaw shut in many cases. Also known as "lion jaw", It is fairly rare in Labs. It causes severe pain while the dog is experiencing bone growth. We lost the entire 1st year of training, and, as a result, we had a very unruly 80 lb (lean) dog to deal with once she was feeling good. It seems to have affected other bones, as well, as a simple case of cold tail resulted in her tail withering and falling off in pieces. We had it surgically removed as a result. She certainly will never win a beauty contest, but we love her and she loves us.-Paul
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    there's no good reason to fatten up a retriever.

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    Never heard of that disease but it sounds horrible. Congrats to both of you; Molly must indeed be a special dog. It wouldn't be any fun to train an easy one now, would it?
    Julie R., Hope Springs Farm
    Chesapeake Bay Retrievers since 1981

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    great story and incredible accomplishment paul!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Bless you for sticking with Molly, Paul.
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    A round of applause from the gallery for Molly and Paul. Well done.

    JD
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    Awesome job, Paul and Molly! Congrats!
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