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    I inquired about Chinooks many years ago. Like...

    I inquired about Chinooks many years ago. Like the OP I only wanted a pet and a male, but was interested in becoming active in the club. This was back when "inquiries" were by snail mail. I did...
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    Speaking of old dogs. If you want a good cry...

    Speaking of old dogs. If you want a good cry listen to Patty Griffin's song "Wild Old Dog". Haunting. My husband won't let me play it if he is in the car. But sometimes sad, sad songs serve a...
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    At my school we have grad sudents that want a pet...

    At my school we have grad sudents that want a pet but know that they have no idea what their future holds. One of them started fostering an oldster from a local last-chance rescue group that often...
  4. Thread: That Friend

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    My dogs are only expected to be pets. We dabble...

    My dogs are only expected to be pets. We dabble in a number of activities but nothing competitive. And I buy purebred dogs from breeders. No excuses. I want puppies so can be raised around farm...
  5. I am also surprised by the 3 day hold. Even in...

    I am also surprised by the 3 day hold. Even in my very rural County with few resources, the dogs get 10 days. Now...that said...dogs can go to rescues before the 10 days is up, but with the...
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    I have the Dogstra. It was recommended by the...

    I have the Dogstra. It was recommended by the trainer.

    I have BC's, a cattle dog, and a lab. Have had Danes and sight hounds. Never felt the need for an E-collar until the lab. She came to us...
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    I generally prefer getting my dogs as pups from...

    I generally prefer getting my dogs as pups from breeders even though they are not destined for any particular sport. They have come from show/working homes depending on the breed. It has worked...
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    "The only caveat is, if you have horses, you...

    "The only caveat is, if you have horses, you can't ever leave the BC out with the hrorses unattended. Drivey little beasties, and the horses do NOT appreciate it and will not hesitate to retaliate. ...
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    I have had a BC almost continually since an...

    I have had a BC almost continually since an undergrad in college. From apt to small acreage to very rural farm. Have always worked away from home. None of the BC's have ever been destructive in...
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    Best type girth for sensitive horse...

    He got a rub from leather. Switched to fleece (synthetic). Fleece seemed to work (had several girths so could wash regulary so stayed soft).

    Now has scurf on belly in girth area (treating with...
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    Any foxhunting clinic scheduled in Virginia?

    Sorry, "...clinics", I do not know how to edit title.

    Preferably central/northern Virginia?

    I have a gelding that apparently just wants to be a hunt horse. Two different trainers hunted him...
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    Ha! No there was no way to escape. At least not...

    Ha! No there was no way to escape. At least not via tunnel. I did not explain well.

    The yard is fenced. Inside the new fence there was a long section of old fence leaning against the new fence....
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    I live in VA and my dogs have always stayed...

    I live in VA and my dogs have always stayed outside in a fenced yard when we are at work. Currently BC's and a cattle dog. Plenty of shade, two wading pools, dog houses, and a porch they have...
  14. I am in awe of your efforts for your dog and...

    I am in awe of your efforts for your dog and patience with some of the comments. Great deal of wonderful information.

    I have a BC with extreme T-storm anxiety. Don'T know the trigger but...
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    I want to try the pull on Italian ones because...

    I want to try the pull on Italian ones because thy are soft and seem less likely to rub. But how does one get them on? I am at a loss.

    I can't work bit guards either.
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    No motorhead here, but husband is. I don't...

    No motorhead here, but husband is. I don't recall NASCAR embracing the HAN's device until they lost Dale Earnhardt. And I am relatively sure he wasn't a fan.

    And what I recall of the recent...
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    But there you go...making judgments...who is best...

    But there you go...making judgments...who is best to decide if a dog one owns is a risk due to jumping or digging. I have had dogs my entire adult life, Great Danes to Borzoi to border...
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    I am hopeful the lack of flexibility is actually...

    I am hopeful the lack of flexibility is actually an extreme. That said I don't even bother with rescues or very rare breeds with few breeders able to set very strict requirements on buyers...
  19. Thread: Best flooring?

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    We just did pretty low cost porcelain tile for...

    We just did pretty low cost porcelain tile for kitchen/family/dog area. Works great. We have very old pine floors in rest of house and would love to replace with tile--also a fan of wood plank...
  20. Or as the judge said "attractive pair...".

    Or as the judge said "attractive pair...".
  21. I am new to eventing and others ride my horses. I...

    I am new to eventing and others ride my horses. I do enjoy the bling factor.

    But being old and growing up a lesson kid at hunter barns. I still have a lovely grey plaid hunt coat I remember...
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    I don't believe body image and related disorders...

    I don't believe body image and related disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are sport or discipline related. They exist throughout society. Just being a teenager is enough. Now probably a pre-teen....
  23. You absolutely did the right thing. I put my...

    You absolutely did the right thing. I put my beloved gelding thru 12 months of stall rest. He had a stall sized paddock attached to his stall so could get outside. And hand walking twice a day.

    I...
  24. I give. Believe what you will. But at least...

    I give. Believe what you will.

    But at least I try to provide some data.

    Countrywood, you onetime quoted some stats like one out of three puppies were surrendered. It is what made me look for...
  25. As I said. Those numbers indicate, after you take...

    As I said. Those numbers indicate, after you take into account the number of dogs adopted or returned to their owners, around 2 percent of pet dogs in shelters.

    Other sites estimate a higher...
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