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Black GSD

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    Eastern, Wa.
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    Breed Racing Quarter Horses and Bucking Bulls
  1. Black GSD

    Plucking ears

    Yep, just have them show you at the vet. It really is very easy. And easier if you use powder in the ears. It's easier to grip the ear hair if it is powdered first. All you have to do is grab a few hairs between your thumb and finger and pull(Pull hard and fast. Kinda like when you remove a band-aide). It is easier if you use forceps, but they cost money, any you have to be careful that you don't accidentally grab skin with them. As far as how often? As often as needed. Hair growth varies from breed to breed, and even dog to dog.
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    What do you think of...

    I'm not impressed with the ingredients. I dont' like corn. I wouldn't feed it to my dogs.
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    "New" Breeds

    Starfox, While I agree with most of what you posted. IMO, this part is TOTALLY incorrect. [quote]Hobby breeders need to be stopped[/quote] The Hobby Breeders are THE ones that should be breeding. They are doing it for the LOVE of the breed. They train and show their dogs, do ALL genetic testing that applies to their breed, do a LOT of research to find what they consider the "perfect" mate for their bitch. They have a PLAN for the litter. If you ask them WHY they bred the bitch and WHY to the particular stud dog they did, they can give you a page long answer. They would rather keep all of the pups in the litter from birth to death, than sell then to an unsuitable buyer. They will take a puppy back from a buyer for any reason. They WILL tell a person standing in front of them with a fist full of money wanting to buy a puppy that they are NOT acceptable if they aren't. Most of the time they LOOSE money on a litter of puppies. But they DON'T care. And they WILL do it again and loose money AGAIN because they are doing it for the RIGHT reason.
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    "New" Breeds

    [quote name='Elle'] I guess I just don't think the majority of any of those purebred breeders pay as much attention to genetics, etc., as you all are seeming to proclaim. -------- like I said, owners of purebreds have many reasons they think are perfectly acceptable for rationalizing why they purchase their dogs --- well, those of us who purchase a mix, or as the term is used here, a fad dog, we also have acceptable reasons for our purchase. So, who's to say either of us are wrong? We were both looking for particular characteristics, neither of us felt able to find such in a shelter (altho I looked for a long time), so, end of story? We both PURCHASED our pet from a breeder. [/quote] As to the first part. ALL "Reputable" breeders DO pay attention to genetics. It is the BYBs and those that are in it only for the money that don't care about genetics or testing for genetic issues. There is NO excuse for anyone to breed 2 dogs together without genetic testing. NONE! Now on to the second part. Show me exactly where I said anything against those that buy mutts! Show me where I said that that you are wrong for buying your mixed breed. If you want to get technical, even those that get their dogs from the shelter PURCHASE their dogs. They have to pay money for them don't they? Like I said before, I have NO issue with mixed breeds. I DO have a problem with anyone that breeds them in order to make money! I have an issue with those same "puppy makers" that breed 2 purebreds of different breeds together and calls the MUTT offspring a "purebred" Labradoodle or WHATEVER. And I DO have problem with these same "puppy pushers" blowing smoke up the arses of ignorant people. People that don't know any better and believe all of the crap that these "puppy makers" spew. [b]STUPIDITY SHOULD BE PAINFULL!!!![/b]
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    "New" Breeds

    Here is a question for "some" folks. WHY do you rag on those what don't get dogs from the shelter instead of directing your attitude/hostility where it REALLY belongs? At those that dump dogs in the shelters in the first place! (Or just dump them so that they are picked up by AC. {if they are lucky.})
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    Breeding "mutts" on purpouse?

    [quote name='Cassie'] I think dog breeders should sit down with horse breeders to learn how to do it right. Here is a classic example of how man can create genetic diseases...they were starting to breed a bulky, big chested quater horse...this horses were used for halter shows...they were breeding for exaggerated looks for these horses...they looked muscualar and beautiful...but, they suffered from a genetic heart condition...any excess physical activity could cause the horse to drop dead...[/quote] Huh? What "genetic heart condition" are you talking about? I have been breeding Quarter horses for a lot of years and have never heard of such a thing. Are you talking about HYPP? If so it isn't a "heart condition".
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    Puppies

    [quote name='KathiAnne']I have never heard of anyone having all puppies sold before breeding?? [/quote] I sure have. The breeder I got my pup from had $500 deposits for 12 puppies from one of her bitches BEFORE the bitch was even bred. (But it IS true that that doesn't happen all that often.)
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    Triumph dog food

    [quote name='TDG']salt isn't necessarily a bad ingredient, it just depends on the amount.[/quote] RIGHT. Everyone NEEDS salt. People, dogs, cats, horses, ect... But too much is NOT good and can cause problems. It does seem to me that salt IS awefull high up on the ingredient list though.
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    need re-training help...

    Cassie, I didn't say that you were "completely wrong". I simply gave MY opinion on the method you posted. (And mentioned what COULD happen if that method was used.) The origional poster, IMO, should have as much info as possible. Then it is their choice how to proced with the individual dog.
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    need re-training help...

    [quote name='Cassie'] For example if Taurus has gotten a hold of one of your childrens toys and starts gaurding...offer a tasty treat...this rewards the dog for dropping the valued item.[/quote] I personally don't like this approach. Reason being that you are REWARDING the dog for having something he shouldn't. And if he is very smart, (which I'm SURE he is.) Chances are that he will LEARN that he gets a treat for having something he shouldn't. So when he want's a treat, he will just grab something he shouldn't have. (My mother has a Pom that does this EXACT thing. He will grab something he KNOWS he shouldn't, then look at her and wait for a treat.) :roll: We KNOW that we are rewarding the dog for giving up the item we don't want them to have, THEY seem to see it as being rewarded for HAVING the item. Also wanted to add. Even with a dog that will let you take anything and everything from them. It is STILL not good to let kids mess with them or get too close when they are eating of chewing on a toy/bone. They ARE dogs, and anything can happen at any time.
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    Solid Gold WolfCub

    [quote name='Pokey318']I had one other thought and would love an opinion. Both the Wellness Puppy and the Solid Gold WolfCub have salmon as the second ingredient. Is it possible that she is allergic to the salmon? [/quote] My guess would be no. But then again, anything is possible. Have you ever had her on a Lamb and Rice kibble. (Sorry but I can't remember if you said.) Lamb and Rice is "usually" the first one that folks try if they have a dog that seems to have allergies that are food related.
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    How do I make my puppy do the "stance"

    [quote name='StarFox'][quote name='Rowie-the-Pooh'] I'm pretty sure all dogs with backs as sloped like that have HD :( .[/quote] I actually don't think rowie is 100% wrong w/ this statement. So many "breeders" in america breed for the sloped back and the looks not for the health. And I do think that is part of the reason that GSD have such a high case of HD. GDS come in only after Goldens with the highest cases of HD. :([/quote] However, the GSD has been known to have a higher than "normal" incidence of bad hips since WAY before the super exagerated angluation became "fashionable". AND hip problems are an issue in ALL bloodlines of the GSD not just the American show lines. And the American show lines ARE the only ones that look like that! And just look at what you just said. They come in AFTER Goldens. Goldens aren't angulated like GSD. If it was simply an issue that was caused by too much angulation, it would be easy to get rid of, and would only occur in those dogs. And that is NOT the case.
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    How do I make my puppy do the "stance"

    Zheelah, In the U.S., it really isn't "desireable" to put your foot behind the dogs leg. You NEVER see an American dog stacked with someones foot behind their leg. Though a lot of other countries don't seem to mind. Personally, I think it looks VERY tacky and to me shows a lack of training. I have NEVER had any trouble getting my dogs to stack without using my foot. As far as getting the dog to pull out on the leash, in the U.S. they DO use double handlers. (Though they are not "supposed" to according to the AKC, they do anyway. :roll: ) And, IMO it is THE most annoying thing ever. But it is easy to teach a dog to pull. (Afterall, MOST puppies would rather pull on the leash than BE pulled or stay next to the handler.) I teach mine a "command" to pull. Starting from when they are puppies.
  14. Even though not on your "list" I too would go with a Brittany. IMO, they tend to have better dispositions (as a whole) than either Springers OR Cockers. If you do decide to go with a Springer, do a LOT of research, as they are known to suffer from "Rage Syndrome". Cockers also have their own "issues". And if you are VERY athletic, a Cocker might have a harder time keeping up since they are so much smaller. LIke I said, you might want to check out the Brittany if you haven't already. IMO, you would probably have a tough time finding a Welsh since they are not a popular breed.
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    Spay and Neuter Bill in Oklahoma

    I wonder how many unaltered dogs one is allowed to have without being MADE to get the $1000 commercial lisence though? Most folks that show have more than 3 dogs. And as with a rabies tag, the only time it REALLY matters is if the dog bites someone. Other than that, no one knows if they have a rabies shot or not. Same with a lisence. Unless a dog is picked up by animal control, no one knows if it is lisenced or not. So what is the point? And here, you get a rabies certificate AND tag from the vet. Have you seen just WHO is going to get the money that foks have to pay for these lisences? If not, let me know and I will post it.
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