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    Chaz puppies of 2016

    Stud has been decided. Contract has been discussed. This whole thing is seeming far more real. Liver to liver breeding, but both carry for tri. So liver or liver tri puppies. I'm hoping for a male for myself. OH my god. A puppy!
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    That's fantastic! Way to go!
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    Chaz puppies of 2016

    None of the names I had picked out for a future dog seem right... For a puppy not conceived yet. Hah. Kennel name is 5 letters, but will probably be *****'s, don't know if there is a theme yet.
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    Chaz puppies of 2016

    I'm on a list for a puppy. Breeding to happen summer or winter of this year. So I've still got a long while... I hope to have my tailed British Springer within a year! 16 years in the making...
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    Let's Be Controversial

    Yes. So much yes.
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    Let's Be Controversial

    There are a few rescues local to me that have developed a reputation for taking the "sad cases." And because one of my coworkers ended up fostering a dog in this category (missing legs), it wasn't speculation any longer for me. The rescues continue to ask for money for these dogs but then he...
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    Let's Be Controversial

    I don't like what breeding Merle can do. But I like the look of it. I don't like rescues using "different" dogs to get gobs of money, to then not spend it on that dog.
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    Let's Be Controversial

    There are some things I don't tolerate and use positive punishment for. Not respecting barriers is one of the big ones for me. I do try to make sure I don't need to repeat my correction. If I have trained a leave it well enough and my dog picks something up outside, I will absolutely use...
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    Let's Be Controversial

    Same. Same. There are worse breeders than there are rescues I still believe. Cropping and docking are not okay with me. Neither is declawing. Sit pretty... Not taking care of geriatrics.
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    Getting to know you 2016 edition

    Nickname/Preferred name: Megan Occupation: certified vet tech in a physical rehab facility Age: 28 About your dog(s): Gabby is a 10 year old ESS. Bailey is a 16 year old ESS. Interests: dogs, work, the outdoors Favorite music: country Favorite book: Harry Potter Favorite quote: Random...
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    Gusto's DNA Test

    Chi x Rat Terrier x Staffy
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    Intact males + females

    Send one somewhere else? It's quite common around here in sport circles.
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    Spin off: have you ever adopted/kept a dog using your heart exclusively?

    Gabby. Nothing I wanted in my next dog, but she's perfect. Wanted/got Black & white/liver tri Boy/girl Adolescent/7.5 years Healthy/hip & elbow dysplasia, PRA I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
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    Economical source of cheap fish oil?

    That's 1000mg of "fish oil." Anti inflammatory doses are 50-100mg/kg of EPA. If venture a guess that you were only getting 100-200mg of actual EPA per 1000mg total fish oil. Gabby's therapeutic EPA dose is ~900-1800mg of EPA daily. I can accomplish that in 2 scoops of Welactin. It takes me 4...
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    Large vs. Small Senior Dogs

    Caring for a geriatric medium to large breed dog is quite demanding. More pee, more poop, more space, more weight, etc. My 40-50 pounders are taxing some days. The cockapoo I'm dog sitting for right now is around 25 pounds and he is SO much easier because of it. Cold feet outside? Carry him...