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    I seem to recall somewhere in the 275-400 range...

    I seem to recall somewhere in the 275-400 range for TCI. Obviously that does not include progesterone testing etc.

    Edit - forgot you were asking about freezing. I went to a specialty club's show...
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    Dr Hess is good; she's done one TCI for me with...

    Dr Hess is good; she's done one TCI for me with resulting pups. I've also used Dr Greg Burns in Fort Collins for a couple TCIs on different dogs since he's closer, and been pleased with the results....
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    FC AFC Doctor Cabernet Just In Case

    Does anyone have contact info for Doc's owners?

    Also, I don't know much about him but have seen a couple litters advertised by him. Anyone with pups have feedback on how they're doing? Or anyone...
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    WY - 5 yr old SH titled BLF

    Available -- BLF just turned 5 years old (DOB 8/5/2014). Duck Buster's Hotshot Holly CD SH OJP OAP CGC. AKC and UKC registered. 19.5" tall at the shoulders, 46lbs.

    She will be SPAYED before...
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    I usually feed (with PPP focus LB puppy) about 2...

    I usually feed (with PPP focus LB puppy) about 2 cups/day at 8 weeks, 3 at 12 weeks, 4 at 16 weeks and that's where they stay unless in heavy training or cold weather. I don't increase food until...
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    He has some huge littermates also from what I've...

    He has some huge littermates also from what I've seen of the breeder's posts. FWIW I try really hard to make my pups grow slowly. I have a 7 month old male who gets 4 cups/day of PPP large breed...
  7. FYI - cardiac echo clinic Nov 5th in Denver CO

    FYI for those interested in screening your dogs for TVD.

    When: November 5th (afternoon; currently scheduled for 1-4pm but can extended it longer if there's enough interest)
    Cost: $150/dog, cash...
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    Totally agree. I can't understand trying to...

    Totally agree. I can't understand trying to provoke a fight in order to establish your own importance in the house.

    It's worth pointing out that puppies tend to care WAY more about their food than...
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    No, only that two dogs are mentioned and neither...

    No, only that two dogs are mentioned and neither one passed OFA's elbow evaluation. I do realize Slider has CT results posted on his website.
  10. FWIW for Denver area folks: Petcardia in...

    FWIW for Denver area folks:

    Petcardia in Loveland 970-775-8002 charges $262.50 for an echo.

    I am talking with another cardiologist I have used several times in the past about doing an...
  11. Yup I do both hearts and eyes - sometimes you can...

    Yup I do both hearts and eyes - sometimes you can get a litter rate of 100-250/pup for echo and 40ish for eyes.

    You do have to realize you will frequently find SOMETHING in each litter. Sometimes...
  12. The cardiologist I use is comfortable checking...

    The cardiologist I use is comfortable checking them by echo at 7-8 weeks. The only thing she and I have noticed is that pups who are stressed/fast heart rate can be difficult to appreciate their...
  13. Think of TVD like hip dysplasia, not like EIC....

    Think of TVD like hip dysplasia, not like EIC. Different inheritance. You can have two dogs clear by echo produce a pup with TVD, just the same as you can have two OFA excellent dogs produce a pup...
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    Minimum 12 months of age for an OFA number. I've...

    Minimum 12 months of age for an OFA number. I've been having my litters done at 7-8 weeks and picking up normal vs not normal at that age without problems.
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    TVD is definitely a problem....maybe not a huge...

    TVD is definitely a problem....maybe not a huge problem, but it is a problem in field trial dogs. I heard of a field trial litter recently where three of the pups have been diagnosed with mild or...
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    This. When picking performance, my pick is a...

    This.

    When picking performance, my pick is a confident pup with drive who wants to be with me, and does not show shyness. How much I care about differences in drive, confidence, tractability, etc...
  17. Rumor I heard was that Juice is sterile. I asked...

    Rumor I heard was that Juice is sterile. I asked around a couple years ago. Connie Cleveland has an OTCH AFC son that is available.
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    Can you feed at 7 and 7, or 7am and 6pm? I have...

    Can you feed at 7 and 7, or 7am and 6pm? I have several young dogs who will vomit if I feed at 15 hr intervals.
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    Ask their current pregnancy rate for frozen TCI....

    Ask their current pregnancy rate for frozen TCI. I did switch vets once when a vet quoted me 50% - because 85% success on frozen is much more typical.

    Ask how many TCIs they do each month. The...
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    I had to look it up because I almost called BS on...

    I had to look it up because I almost called BS on the 23 days... turns out it is in the books and it is supposed to be possible at 23 days post ovulation. lol.

    I have to send out all progesterone...
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    Dr Ed x 2 I just put one of my bitches on...

    Dr Ed x 2

    I just put one of my bitches on mibolerone last week. Premier Pharmacy Labs in FL is the only source I was able to find; the other compounding pharmacy discontinued it. It was a bit of a...
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    I know a breeder whose repro vet does u/s at 23...

    I know a breeder whose repro vet does u/s at 23 (yes 23) days. I'm not confident enough in my u/s skills to check that early. I check at 27-28 days after ovulation on my own dogs and ask clients to...
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    No.... progesterone levels are always elevated...

    No.... progesterone levels are always elevated for 2 months post ovulation regardless of whether the bitch is pregnant or not. Progesterone testing is not a method of pregnancy diagnosis in dogs.
  24. Thread: Puppy Costs

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    If you can find what you want, it is absolutely...

    If you can find what you want, it is absolutely cheaper to buy it than to breed it.
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    I know a breeder-vet who had a bitch do that last...

    I know a breeder-vet who had a bitch do that last spring... the bitch whelped 17 puppies. Recheck your bitch at 30 days and don't panic yet.
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