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    You might contact Steve and Linda Torgerson. ...

    You might contact Steve and Linda Torgerson. They live in the Bemidji area.

    Contact information at their website: www.torgslabs.com
  2. Prayer for My Four Labs - UPDATE - FOUR YEARS LATER!

    This is a long overdue update. Many of you may remember that four of my Labs were poisoned in Feb. of 2015. Iím blessed to report that my dogs have suffered no long-term health problems from their...
  3. UPDATE, Ziggy whelped 8 healthy puppies on...

    UPDATE,

    Ziggy whelped 8 healthy puppies on June 6th, only 58.5 days after the first mating. I guess we were just in the nick of time!

    Thanks to all for your opinions and input!

    Swack
  4. Thank you all for your opinions and reassurance!

    Thank you all for your opinions and reassurance!
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    paodwyer, I stand corrected, unless the dog in...

    paodwyer,

    I stand corrected, unless the dog in question is from Northern Ireland!

    I guess a somewhat stupid question deserves a somewhat stupid answer!!!

    Thanks for correcting me.

    Swack
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    griffgil, Here's my take on the use of those...

    griffgil,

    Here's my take on the use of those terms. An "English" Lab refers to an "English style" conformation bred Lab. A "British" Lab refers to a British field bred Lab. Ireland is part of...
  7. Thanks Harry. I hope you're right!

    Thanks Harry. I hope you're right!
  8. Nancy, The fact that there can be differences...

    Nancy,

    The fact that there can be differences in methods an machines is what is worrying me! I'm afraid I put to much faith in the numbers which may have made me late. In one article I read that...
  9. rrwilly, The sire of my planned litter is CVK...

    rrwilly,

    The sire of my planned litter is CVK High Octane Keeping it "Lean". He is a son of thedog in my avatar, Cashman's PDQ of Orion. I raised and trained PD until his fifth birthday when I...
  10. Harry, Yes, this was live cover. Swack

    Harry,

    Yes, this was live cover.

    Swack
  11. What's your opinion of the Timing of this Breeding?

    I recently returned from a trip to South Dakota to breed my three year old Lab for the first time. Due to the length of travel and the fact it was her first breeding I had a series of progesterone...
  12. Chris, I haven't had time to check RTF in...

    Chris,

    I haven't had time to check RTF in quite some time. Fate must have directed me to check in today to read your touching post. So sorry to hear of your loss. Wishing you comfort in your...
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    Refinishing the floors may be the key. Smoother...

    Refinishing the floors may be the key. Smoother and slicker maybe? Just a thought.

    Swack
  14. Thread: Puppy Price

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    Bob, Glad you and Dart are enjoying the...

    Bob,

    Glad you and Dart are enjoying the journey! Listen to what she tells you. She's trying to help you become a better handler!

    Swack
  15. Thread: Puppy Price

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    I just had a singleton litter by way of...

    I just had a singleton litter by way of C-section. We're keeping the yellow female, so there will be no return on the investment from this litter (other than the puppy).

    I considered naming her...
  16. Thread: weening pups

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    Scott, As you've found there are differing...

    Scott,

    As you've found there are differing opinions on the subject. I begin to introduce a puppy food gruel to puppies between 3 and 4 weeks of age and offer this to them several times a day, BUT...
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    I use a 100 watt rough service light bulb instead...

    I use a 100 watt rough service light bulb instead of a heat bulb to create a warm spot in the corner of the whelping box for puppies, which leaves most of the box unaffected by the extra warmth for...
  18. Thread: Singleton

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    My pup gained 2 ounces on day three. She isn't...

    My pup gained 2 ounces on day three. She isn't complaining and seems contented between feedings.

    I think the surgery trauma, associated pain, and a poor appetite for a couple of days following...
  19. Thread: Singleton

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    Meredith, I can relate to your situation. I...

    Meredith,

    I can relate to your situation. I hope mom and pup are recovering well. What gender and color did she have?

    Good Luck!

    Swack
  20. Thread: Singleton

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    Nancy, For clarification, I take what you said...

    Nancy,

    For clarification, I take what you said to mean it wouldn't be good for me to supplement the puppy with milk replacer because that would decrease her need to stimulate mama via nursing.
    ...
  21. Thread: Singleton

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    Timely Thread

    My first singleton just arrived on Easter Morning via C-section. This is also my first C-section in over 20 years breeding a litter ever year or two. Mom was a little confused at first, but it...
  22. Thread: Cow Hooves

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    I also found my dogs tended to break teeth with...

    I also found my dogs tended to break teeth with choo hooves, even more than with nylabones.

    I haven't given hooves for that reason for many years.

    Swack
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    Jason, Email on the way. I hope it helps. ...

    Jason,

    Email on the way. I hope it helps.

    Good Luck!

    Swack
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    Jason, I had a friend with a lab suffering...

    Jason,

    I had a friend with a lab suffering from pancreatitis who contacted me wondering if I had any information that would help. I found an article in the Nov. 2008 Whole Dog Journal entitled...
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    Sue, Very interesting. I got to thinking back...

    Sue,

    Very interesting. I got to thinking back to the three litters from side-by-side AI I mentioned earlier. For the litter with 9 pups I elevated her hindquarters and inserted a gloved finger...
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