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    I realize Irish Wolfhounds, and sighthounds, and...

    I realize Irish Wolfhounds, and sighthounds, and hounds in general are atypical dogs, in their general harmonious relationship with others, but hope my extensive experience helps you realize that...
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    Oh my, most of the wolfhound people I know have a...

    Oh my, most of the wolfhound people I know have a small dog breed as well, and 100% of them keep bitches together...
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    Yes I think it greatly depends upon personality,...

    Yes I think it greatly depends upon personality, rather than gender.

    I have just looked over the membership of my local kennel club, and just about everyone has multiple bitches that live together...
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    Yes. I've had two or more (usually lots more,...

    Yes. I've had two or more (usually lots more, usually at least four, sometimes six or seven) bitches (mostly intact, a few spayed) who live together in groups in the house and/or kennel for 44...
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    You know who had some magnificent hindquarters,...

    You know who had some magnificent hindquarters, seen in NYPD Blues?

    Jimmy Smits.
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    Wow, that was terrific!! Wonder what her score...

    Wow, that was terrific!! Wonder what her score was?

    I loved the attention she had! Go, Ivy! Hounds rule!!
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    Some great suggestions here! You might also be...

    Some great suggestions here!

    You might also be interested in Susan Garrett's DVD "Crate Games" :

    http://www.clickerdogs.com/crate_games.php
  8. I taught all of my Irish Wolfhounds to "spin" on...

    I taught all of my Irish Wolfhounds to "spin" on cue.

    In teaching heeling, I used the method where you start with their front feet on a platform, them teach them a pivot in both directions, sort...
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    Wow, what a rare thing, though it shouldn't...

    Wow, what a rare thing, though it shouldn't be....a thoughtful reply!
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    It is possible this male is still being shown,...

    It is possible this male is still being shown, not because he has not yet finished his championship (although that is possible, and if so, is not necessarily an indication of his quality, or lack...
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    Was he bred from? Can you register foals JC if...

    Was he bred from? Can you register foals JC if the sire is monorchid?
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    I'm no geneticist either, but as I understand it,...

    I'm no geneticist either, but as I understand it, a chromosome is either a sex chromosome (X or Y), or it is an "autosomal" chromosome (one of the others not X or Y). It can't be both, hence they...
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    It's a chihuahua, for goodness sake!

    It's a chihuahua, for goodness sake!
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    Do more laundry.

    Do more laundry.
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    Oh yes, for sure bitches lift a leg, and mark. ...

    Oh yes, for sure bitches lift a leg, and mark. Not all, but some definitely.
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    So, I am not sure I'm understanding this, Bells. ...

    So, I am not sure I'm understanding this, Bells. Did the vet not palpate two descended testicles prior to sugery? I'm guessing not. But vet thought he removed two testicles? But later, it was found...
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    I agree, it is very unlikely they will come down...

    I agree, it is very unlikely they will come down at six months. I have had one descend, to my great relief, at 16 weeks, I was holding my breath on that one! It has been my experience that...
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    Not to hijack OP's thread, but, when I've shown...

    Not to hijack OP's thread, but, when I've shown bitches in heat, I usually warn Winners Dog and the male Special handlers before we go into the ring, so they leave us a little extra space and don't...
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    Oh yeah. Friend of mine, a vet, day 23, seemed...

    Oh yeah. Friend of mine, a vet, day 23, seemed the male was no longer interested (Boston terriers ). So she let them out together, they tied, puppies resulted.
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    No!! 21 days!! From first day of discharge,...

    No!! 21 days!!

    From first day of discharge, and can be longer.
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    I know, right?!

    I know, right?!
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    Sympathize with the nasty comments! When I was...

    Sympathize with the nasty comments!

    When I was 12 or 13, and walking a five month old IW ( truly an unfortunate age for this breed, boney protuberances, skinny body, leggy) I had someone actually...
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    I forgot, my $125 echo was partially subsidized...

    I forgot, my $125 echo was partially subsidized by the Irish Wolfhound Foundation, they even do eight year olds and older completely free!

    I have paid closer to the $185 (though I think maybe a...
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    Kinead is seriously adorable!!! And very...

    Kinead is seriously adorable!!! And very handsome!!

    If you can find a cardiologist who is experienced in doing large sighthound echoes in non-hospital settings, the experience can be very...
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    Yes we want pictures of the adorable Beezer...

    Yes we want pictures of the adorable Beezer Baby!!

    Some of my IW friends also have Beezers, they all seem very entertaining!
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