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  Topic: Water test for any versatile or continental breed.
Hunters Edge

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PostForum: Field Events   Posted: 08/04/03, 11:33 am   Subject: Water test for any versatile or continental breed.
I am not sure what the requirement is for the GWP but someone emailed be explaining that on the water retrieve a person can run up and down the bank or away from the waters edge to influence the dog t ...
  Topic: Water test for any versatile or continental breed.
Hunters Edge

Replies: 2
Views: 3519

PostForum: Field Events   Posted: 08/04/03, 12:27 am   Subject: Water test for any versatile or continental breed.
First I would like to thank all that took the intiative to put water retrieves as a requirement for SH and MH tests. I can only imagine what it took to be the first and hope many breed clubs follow y ...
  Topic: free feeding?
Hunters Edge

Replies: 16
Views: 5218

PostForum: Health Issues   Posted: 07/07/03, 1:53 am   Subject: free feeding?
OK here is what I have tracked down. Also it says about the same but will give a more accurate account.

The beginning of the thread is HOW LONG DO YOU WANT YOUR DOG TO LIVE, ITS UP TO YOU

H ...
  Topic: free feeding?
Hunters Edge

Replies: 16
Views: 5218

PostForum: Health Issues   Posted: 07/06/03, 10:07 pm   Subject: free feeding?
I am still trying to get the study of information regarding hip displaysia for Ilonia.

Because this thread was started regarding self feeding I came across something very interesting. I am trying ...
  Topic: free feeding?
Hunters Edge

Replies: 16
Views: 5218

PostForum: Health Issues   Posted: 07/03/03, 10:00 pm   Subject: free feeding?
Illona,
In actuality it was in a conversation with a breeder for labs. It was about 5 years ago or more and the conversation led to hereditory hip displaysia and what science has ruled some is not ...
  Topic: free feeding?
Hunters Edge

Replies: 16
Views: 5218

PostForum: Health Issues   Posted: 07/03/03, 6:31 pm   Subject: free feeding?
Bloat is not called this because of over eating. Thats first, second if your hunting a dog and training a dog to hunt it is extreme excersize and many times for training is during the off season whi ...
  Topic: Question
Hunters Edge

Replies: 4
Views: 1923

PostForum: Health Issues   Posted: 07/03/03, 8:41 am   Subject: Question
Mike so sorry to hear of your loss but had to congratulate you on a good woman and that new pup of yours. Hope everything goes well.
  Topic: Heartworm
Hunters Edge

Replies: 3
Views: 2030

PostForum: Health Issues   Posted: 07/03/03, 8:35 am   Subject: Heartworm
The only dog I have ever had that had heartworm was a beagle. Many years ago the only preventative was a daily and this I stopped in late November. In the spring right before we started up the seaso ...
  Topic: free feeding?
Hunters Edge

Replies: 16
Views: 5218

PostForum: Health Issues   Posted: 07/03/03, 8:25 am   Subject: free feeding?
The major problem with free feeding large breed dogs especially sporting dog (hi energy, very active) is bloat. To keep this from happening which in essence is the stomach turning or twists which sh ...
  Topic: No Fat??
Hunters Edge

Replies: 6
Views: 2529

PostForum: Health Issues   Posted: 07/03/03, 8:08 am   Subject: No Fat??
Most breeds as they grow will have cycles were there body catches up so times it will have a little more flab to grow in and a little fat others none but still have the loose skin. What should be a ...
  Topic: Exercise for my GWP Puppy
Hunters Edge

Replies: 4
Views: 2155

PostForum: Health Issues   Posted: 07/03/03, 7:55 am   Subject: Exercise for my GWP Puppy
Hey Max,
Everydog is different in how much desire, stamina etc.. so you need to evaluate your own dog in these matters. Now what concerns me is training such as fetch, heel or with birds, I person ...
  Topic: Will she ever hunt?
Hunters Edge

Replies: 7
Views: 3091

PostForum: Training for field   Posted: 07/02/03, 8:46 pm   Subject: Will she ever hunt?
ducky,
First you made sure to mention you purchased the pup from a reputable breeder. The information that have been given is correct but would highly suggest contacting the breeder with your ...
  Topic: steady to wing and shot
Hunters Edge

Replies: 3
Views: 2395

PostForum: Training for field   Posted: 07/02/03, 8:30 pm   Subject: steady to wing and shot
What parshal says is true somewhat. If you hunt with others and there dog is not steady yours will not be steady as well. Also if you send your dog emmedialtely after shot the dog will start breakin ...
  Topic: Should a upland dog be trained to heel?
Hunters Edge

Replies: 8
Views: 3344

PostForum: Training for field   Posted: 07/02/03, 8:08 pm   Subject: Should a upland dog be trained to heel?
Jon P, that is an interesting post. It would assume you made an assumption that the dog was not FF when it may have been FF and this is the best they got from the dog, at least the one you are refe ...
 
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