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    I had a wonderful female sired by my male that I...

    I had a wonderful female sired by my male that I bought when she was 16 months old. She had never had a gunner in the field and had been force fetched. She is a wonderful dog who sailed through...
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    The diphenhydramine (Benadryl) dose for the dog...

    The diphenhydramine (Benadryl) dose for the dog is 1mg/lb every 6-12 hours. There may or may not be any benefit to dogs who are bitten by a pit viper but under NO circumstances would I depend on it...
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    He also was 2nd in the Open and after the Amateur...

    He also was 2nd in the Open and after the Amateur win he is one of the first dogs qualified for the 2020 National Amateur Retriever Championship. Hooray Hank and Daren!
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    It fascinates me that people continue to believe,...

    It fascinates me that people continue to believe, based on human observation of puppies, that they can predict their trainability, intelligence, response to pressure, retrieving desire, and marking...
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    Feel free to add me to that group. If you could...

    Feel free to add me to that group. If you could get the gun out of the field that would even be better but that is not practical.

    I would also add that since the AKC decided to elevate the...
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    I don’t know how others view this but I consider...

    I don’t know how others view this but I consider the bitch line of both sire and dam.
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    Probably more than you wanted to know. In my...

    Probably more than you wanted to know. In my almost 50 years as a veterinarian I have seen one confirmed cottonmouth bite to a dog and that was a JRT that attacked a small one. ...
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    If your premise is correct the “foundation dogs”...

    If your premise is correct the “foundation dogs” should be Marten’s Mr. Nifty, Freehaven Muscles, King Buck, Cork of Oakwood Lane et al.
    Thunder, Raider, Soupy, Corky, Honcho are contemporary dogs...
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    Add - high level of trainability - exceptional...

    Add
    - high level of trainability
    - exceptional eyesight
    - superior intelligence
    - enhanced spatial awareness
    - they understand “the game”
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    NAFC-FC Texas Troubadour has had a long...

    NAFC-FC Texas Troubadour has had a long distinguished career, he was a Finalist at the NARC and the oldest dog entered at 10.5, he is a generational dog to which the G word is appropriate. The other...
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    Everyone has their own idea of greatness. To me...

    Everyone has their own idea of greatness. To me it is a generational dog, one with a long and distinguished career of accomplishment, one anyone would be more than proud to own. I know a couple of...
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    Jim, clearly this dog is too much for you. If you...

    Jim, clearly this dog is too much for you. If you need stress relief I would be happy to do that for a nominal fee. Should I send a check or COD? She will have and good home and get quality training.
  13. Thread: 2019 narc

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    He was unable to find the fourth bird. 32. A...

    He was unable to find the fourth bird.

    32. A dog which fails to find a bird which, in the opinion of the Judges, he should have found, shall be eliminated from the stake. Page 35 Field Trial...
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    They have the latitude to label any test whatever...

    They have the latitude to label any test whatever they choose. I commend them for doing a real water blind.
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    Do not attach too much significance to the Blog...

    Do not attach too much significance to the Blog beyond very basic things like handle, pickup, broke, did not get water off the point, etc.
  16. Mickey is a wonderfully talented dog with a plus...

    Mickey is a wonderfully talented dog with a plus pedigree who has the genotype and phenotype to be a good or great sire. That being said I have heard this at least one hundred times in my years with...
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    Pickups occur (1)when the dog is so far away from...

    Pickups occur (1)when the dog is so far away from the mark it doesn’t matter, (2)the dog won’t handle, (3)the dog already has a handle. This is not an abnormally high percentage of pickups.
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    Unfortunately that number in North Texas has...

    Unfortunately that number in North Texas has increased by one as one of our good guys has called it quits after two generations of dogs, having titled three and distinguished himself as as a good...
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    If that includes the 9 pickups and 1 no go that...

    If that includes the 9 pickups and 1 no go that would be 15 dropped. 25 drops plus the 10 would be a huge cut this early.
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    Not judged like the weekend, don’t expect a big...

    Not judged like the weekend, don’t expect a big cut based on this blind which will be forgotten by the end of the week. Say goodbye to dogs who did not get in the water, don’t attach too much...
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    Anyone done an ultrasound to confirm that she has...

    Anyone done an ultrasound to confirm that she has ovaries? I know a bitch who had her first heat cycle at 5 and has 2 normal but small litters.
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    I think the two biggest discouraging factors are...

    I think the two biggest discouraging factors are the time demands and the difficulty of finding a dog with the talent to be a bonafide all age competitor. Not that the financial part is not a factor...
  23. It is important to recognize that trainers, be...

    It is important to recognize that trainers, be they professional or amateur are not created equally. Being a professional trainer does not impart competence, there are many amateurs who are much more...
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    I get them on the IPhone regardless if full site...

    I get them on the IPhone regardless if full site or mobile site. I do not get them on the IPad, at least not yet.
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    Historically among the offenders are amateurs who...

    Historically among the offenders are amateurs who fail to run in a timely fashion because their pro wants to run the Open before surrendering the dog to it’s owner. I am much more intolerant of that...
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