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  1. Bought a started dog that has heartworms

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    I bought a started dog. Immediately took him to the vet and gave him the one year heartworm shot. Vet tells me they check the dog when the shot is administered and again 6 months later because heartworms have an incubation period. I took him back for the sixth month checkup (heartworm test), now...
  2. How to find the right puppy/young dog for upland hunting and hunt tests?

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    Hello all! My husband and I are looking for puppy or a young started to use for upland hunting and for hunt tests. What do we need to look for in order to find the appropriate breeder and bloodlines? We currently have a 3 yr old yellow lab that we had purchased when he was 9 months old. He...
  3. British Lab Breeder

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    Hi I have been looking for a reputable british lab breeder on the west coast (Northern California) to get a new duck dog/family dog; either a puppy or a started dog. Any recommendations for west coast breeders. Long time duck hunter but have never had a duck dog and it is time! Thanks
  4. Newbie here : Need a little help

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    Hello All Considering getting a retriever and could use some advice. Now I know that means all types of suggestions will be made. However I have been around upland dogs for many years. I have had suggestions to just use the dogs that I'm already familiar with, but I think I need...
  5. breeder recommendations

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    I know this isn't a training question but I'm curious about breeder recommendations near southeast Kansas. I'm looking for a Labrador or Chesapeake in the future (like next year or even later). I'd love to get one now but it's not the right timing for me. Just getting some ideas to do some more...