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Debbie Meier

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  1. Mark, all that depends on the individual breeder and needs to be assessed individually vs. using one wide brush to paint all the same. Karen brings up a sire list, compare those standing males where some flock to them to breed, if each breed 10 similarly bred females from 10 different owners then repeat that for a few years and then again with a different male it could actually result in way less diversity then the HVB's simply because more of the offspring from those individual breeders will go on to be used in the next generation if it's found that few of the the HVB's dogs produced ar
  2. If only it was JUST ivermectin.... Anyway, with the Mdr1 defect having a different expression then the other defects that we currently have testing for with the odds of having more tests developed in the future that would likely have similar expression, seems that this would be the best time to start educating breeders on more then simple recessive defects so that they can make better decisions in the future as more tests are developed. I recall the same confusion when the test was released for HYPP in quarter horses, people didn't understand that N/n's would also be prone to exhibiti
  3. I think there may be a legal way for renedered meat to end up in the dog food supply, via meals. Rendered meats could likely would have euthanized animals mixed in, horses and cattle. FDA has a old write up along with info on investigations in the past https://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofFoods/CVM/CVMFOIAElectronicReadingRoom/ucm129131.htm
  4. Seeing a few dogs lately being sold for $15,000 to $20,000 privately, all work cattle, not far fetched to have them reach $30,000 at a auction with the bidding competition.
  5. Most any time legislation is presented that specifically names AKC folks go off the deep end assuming that AKC was behind it when it may actually be furthest from the truth and a simple case of who ever wrote the legislation simply was unaware of the many different registries and thought that AKC was where all responsible breeders registered their dogs. I would say the vast majority of the general public have never heard of ABCA and recite the same thing they have been told for years, that any registry other the AKC is a junk alternative puppy mill registry, simply not knowing that there are
  6. None listed would default to AKC only until a list is generated including others. Have to file for a business permit in order to breed, they can approve or decline your registry at that time also.
  7. Never said topper, talking about which would be better suited to be sent out as pets, yes can tell, especially after working with a specific line for 10 years plus and over 3-4 generations. How great a individual will be, that's a different story, though once again, after working with a specific line for a long time a breeder may be able to spot ones that are "special" at only 5-6 weeks old. Anyway you can tell based on past experience which your better off letting go and what type of owner / home they would be better suited for.
  8. Careful with that GentleLake, at times we can tell if the pup has what we are looking for at 8-10 weeks or so, which is directly related to if the BREEDER feels that it will be a good working dog or likely suited for the work that the buyer is expecting the dog to eventually carry out. And that's NOT a alternative fact.
  9. I was consulting someone last night who was in a blind panic, her dog was screaming, first pup not coming, presentation was wrong stuck. If your not comfortable reaching in and manipulating the pup to a deliverable position not much choice but to run to the vet. She got to the vet, vet clinic put her in a room but didn't immediately assist. Took other ER clients first. Pup finally delivered in the clinic with only owner present, owner out of frustration packed up her dog and new pup and left. Next puppy born dead, happens when the one ahead of it was stuck. Delivered 3rd alive. Maybe a C-
  10. Welcome to the boards. I just wanted to take a moment to offer some advise, think very hard before breeding your pride and joy, there is a health risk involved that many do not consider when they decide that they are going to breed their favorite dog. Health risk to her and also to the pups in addition to the long term responsibility to puppies produced. I would strongly suggest buying a pup when your ready, just like you did in order to get the dog that you love so much considering that another breeder produced her, odds of getting another like her would be from the breeder that pro
  11. Heartful, in order for your dogs to receive registration with ABCA you have to be the breeder (bitch owner) or the bitch owner has to submit the application to ABCA. Having a dog out of two abca registered parents won't get you ABCA papers. If your dogs had ISDS papers, then you could get ABCA papers on them without the bitch owner doing anything.
  12. they didn't lie, he was registerable, just not with ABCA. If you had wanted a ABCA registered pup, that's when you should have walked away. Many that are breeding pet / companion dogs don't really see much value in having dogs registered with ABCA, especially if they are breeding dogs that didn't have papers when they got them, any registry will do. With regard to the roundworms, if your not going to put him on a monthly dewormer I would plan on deworming him every two weeks for the next month or so. Takes that to break the cycle, the dewormer only kills the worms in his intestine, not th
  13. Well, there are some situations where you have to switch dewormers because the worms have developed resistance. Also, many, including vets will use SafeGuard/Panacur and only have the owner give it one day, well one day won't cut it, needs to be given three days in a row. As far as the tape worm, that is covered by a different dewormer then the conventional ones, a 5 month old pup could have picked up at any point, not just at the breeders. With our own pups, we deworm every two weeks from the age of 2 weeks old on through 16 weeks of age and then they go to once a month, so having b
  14. I was going to say that the cattledog finals rules have a "in addition to" clause, so the ABCA membership requirement applies but Carol better clarified. Thanks Carol!!!
  15. I don't know of anyone that has run with a non abca registered dog that has gone on to get a ROM on their dog. So no, not likely.
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