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  1. Just a quick note - if you are feeding peanut...

    Just a quick note - if you are feeding peanut butter as a "cure", please check the ingredients to make sure there is no xylitol in it. As you may know, xylitol is very toxic to dogs, even in very...
  2. Can some experienced agility peeps weigh in, please?

    I compete regularly in AKC and CPE agility with larger dogs (St. Poodles). You have been given lots of great advice here by everyone, things I would have said to you as well. Both venues have pros...
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    I currently have 2 Standards which are the 3rd...

    I currently have 2 Standards which are the 3rd and 4th Standards I have owned over the years. My older girl is 8 1/2 and my young girl is 3. I am heavily into performance with them. We train and...
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    Absolutely agree. I have had Standards for years...

    Absolutely agree. I have had Standards for years and currently have my 3rd and 4th girls (one just turned 8 and one just turned 3). I have to say I totally agree with this post. In general, they...
  5. I have 2 dogs, a 7 1/2 year old and a 2 year old....

    I have 2 dogs, a 7 1/2 year old and a 2 year old. Both were purchased from the same breeder (responsible, not back yard). I typically am gone from 9-10 hours a day with commute time added in on...
  6. I have 2 Standard Poodles, both of whom I got...

    I have 2 Standard Poodles, both of whom I got from the same breeder. Both are able to finish a breed championship but I have no desire to deal with keeping them in the AKC coat trim required to show...
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    I second the Snugglesafe heat discs (and...

    I second the Snugglesafe heat discs (and conversely use the cool pod in the summer). You just heat the Snugglesafe in the micro for a short time and get up to 10 hours of heat. It comes with a...
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    I do a number of different performance venues...

    I do a number of different performance venues (obedience, rally, agility, lure coursing, etc.) with my Standard Poodle and the gear bag I have found to be perfect for us is from Doggone Good. I've...
  9. Before you give a really serious chewer antlers,...

    Before you give a really serious chewer antlers, please do a google search re tooth issues that can crop up. Many dogs that are heavy chewers have had problems with broken teeth that have led to big...
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    I was feeding Taste of the Wild, which my picky...

    I was feeding Taste of the Wild, which my picky Standard Poodle liked and had done well on for some time. I had one of the affected bags and stopped feeding it. That being said, I had already been...
  11. My Standard Poodle has been home by herself for...

    My Standard Poodle has been home by herself for an average of 12 hours a day since I got her at 10 weeks. I took a week off from work when I first got her to acclimate her to the house and introduce...
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    Hi Eye in the Sky, There was also this thread...

    Hi Eye in the Sky,

    There was also this thread from Feb. where a lot of people responded about Standards.

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?t=340528

    Townsend
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    Where did you get your poodle from?

    Hi clm,

    Every breed has health problems. You need to know what they are for your chosen breed and find a breeder that is knowledgeable about the issues. Responsible breeders do the appropriate...
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    Eggplant, I too don't want an argument over...

    Eggplant,

    I too don't want an argument over hip statistics, but I've had Standard Poodles for years and have never heard anything remotely approaching a 40% rate. And as regards your comments...
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    I love Standard Poodles so I warn you in advance...

    I love Standard Poodles so I warn you in advance this response may be heavily prejudiced in their favor LOL! I currently have a 4 year old dark blue Standard Poodle bitch. She is the 3rd one I've...
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    SLO in dogs

    Hi there,

    I don't have any experience with it but Whole Dog Journal (I believe it was last months) recently had an article on SLO - maybe there is something in the article that could help you.
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