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  1. Yes, GERD can do that to vocal chords (in fact,...

    Yes, GERD can do that to vocal chords (in fact, is a common symptom). My cousin, a teacher, had to go to physical therapy to re-learn to use her vocal chords at the correct tone/level (?) because of...
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    Eh...I will agree to disagree. Showing for Group...

    Eh...I will agree to disagree. Showing for Group and BIS is ALL about training and showmanship. At that level...there really are no bad dogs, and it's all about ring presence, type, and "pizazz". ...
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    scruffy - aren't you in the Northeast? I feel...

    scruffy - aren't you in the Northeast? I feel like we talked about this once. What is your breed again?
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    Well, yes, there certainly is a difference...

    Well, yes, there certainly is a difference between obnoxious and exuberant. My understanding of my dog's great grandfather was that he would give a spin and a woof at the end of the down and back -...
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    My understanding is that once upon a time there...

    My understanding is that once upon a time there were so many imported dogs that it was difficult for dogs bred here to make it to the Winners Ring, and in an effort to increase American breeding...
  6. And there are poorly bred, accidentally bred, and...

    And there are poorly bred, accidentally bred, and bad examples of every breed. In reading some of the comments above I wanted to jump in and suggest that the OP get in touch with a breed club and...
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    Yes, that's a good point. The easement doesn't...

    Yes, that's a good point. The easement doesn't mean anyone can use it....it's for the town and for utilities. I'd be interested to hear what the official word on that would be from the...
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    Oh, should have mentioned my post above was for...

    Oh, should have mentioned my post above was for AKC Champions. I am not sure how the Canadian Championship works. I think it's similar, but not sure of how many points.
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    Well, AKC has a page for this, but I don't think...

    Well, AKC has a page for this, but I don't think it's very helpful:

    http://www.apps.akc.org/classic/events/conformation/counting_points.cfm

    Basically you can think of the breed ring as two...
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    Nothing is worse than showing "the dull...

    Nothing is worse than showing "the dull dog"...the one that hates it and slinks around the ring with their tail down and looking miserable. So lots of handlers play with their dogs in the ring so...
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    Just want to quote this and say - absolutely...

    Just want to quote this and say - absolutely right. The hayfield down the road from us has had kids gallop through it, dirtbikes ride through it, kids drink beer in it, 4-wheelers tear it up....they...
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    Depending on where you live, that turnout may be...

    Depending on where you live, that turnout may be normal. I feel for you, but I understand you can only get what you can get....and real estate is expensive, no matter where you board...so turnout is...
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    Somehow I didn't pick up on the only two hours of...

    Somehow I didn't pick up on the only two hours of turnout.

    Well...no wonder his stall smells! :) That's a lot of pee to only pick out once a day. Maybe he's messier than other horses, but I...
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    Well, you may be stuck to some degree because you...

    Well, you may be stuck to some degree because you can't control the situation.

    If I were you, and wanted to try one last solution I would try pellets again. But, when used properly, you shouldn't...
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    Ehh....all dogs can bite. Dachshunds, for...

    Ehh....all dogs can bite. Dachshunds, for example, are known biters.

    But...most dogs do not have the ability (or the desire) to maim and/or cause human fatalities. And that is why the pit bull...
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    Don't put the pellets under the mats! Put them...

    Don't put the pellets under the mats! Put them on top - under the shavings, if you want to use shavings. And make sure you use enough pellets - don't skimp!

    I use pelleted bedding (only), and...
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    Well, I would certainly voice my complaints to...

    Well, I would certainly voice my complaints to the rescue group about their process for placing animals with foster homes. BUT...even you had him in your care for a month before a serious incident...
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    I've said 3 times this week (to different people)...

    I've said 3 times this week (to different people) that I'm too old to mince words. No need to be mean, but it seems silly that we can't be more direct.

    Option 1 - leave her a note. "Hey Sally,...
  19. Pickle them! I'm jealous. I will look up my...

    Pickle them! I'm jealous.

    I will look up my pickled pepper recipe in a little bit and post. Depending on how you like them, and how hot your peppers are (or not), you can add a cayenne or...
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    I agree. One person's personal experience...

    I agree. One person's personal experience shouldn't be enough to sway anyone in one direction or another.

    Knowing "more unstable Boxers than Pit Bulls"....how many is that total? I've...
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    Yes...but...it's very often because there is no...

    Yes...but...it's very often because there is no proof of parentage and/or that poorly bred (aka not deliberately bred) dogs very often don't look like they are supposed to look. It is impossible to...
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    Sure sounds like that was what happened - my...

    Sure sounds like that was what happened - my manure pile gets that hot, especially wet bedding, and does turn into ash in parts of my pile. (Not the greatest for true compost, but I don't turn it...
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    Ok I agree. The wording in the previous post...

    Ok I agree. The wording in the previous post made me wonder if there was some medical reason not to mix it with water. Yogurt works well - thick enough to hold it in a syringe but not as messy as...
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    Just curious, why not?

    Just curious, why not?
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    I'd love a kennel for just the same reason; I am...

    I'd love a kennel for just the same reason; I am home most days but when I can't be home, it would be nice to have a secure place. If I were going to build a kennel - it would be bigger than 10x10...
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