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Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training Today, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By martemchik
I don’t want to speak for all Schutzhund clubs,...

I don’t want to speak for all Schutzhund clubs, but the ones I’ve seen/been to are all “volunteer” organizations. Your helpers, your TDs, and anyone else that helps, is there because they want to be...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition Today, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 196
Posted By martemchik
Uncooked bones aren't sharp. They don't splinter....

Uncooked bones aren't sharp. They don't splinter. The bones of chicken and other poultry are extremely soft and fragile. A dog can easily bite through and mash them into a pulp with their teeth...
Forum: General Information Yesterday, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By martemchik
It's not the pedigree the AKC needs in order to...

It's not the pedigree the AKC needs in order to register a liter. The AKC has all the pedigree information it needs. I believe there are signatures required of the owners of the sire and dam and I...
Forum: Basic Care 03-02-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,878
Posted By martemchik
I didn't realize there is an age requirement to...

I didn't realize there is an age requirement to gaining knowledge. It's amazing, at 18 years old I knew nothing about accounting, 3 years later, I knew more about accounting and taxes than 99% of...
Forum: Basic Care 03-02-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,878
Posted By martemchik
To Neuter or Not to Neuter..

Lol, a thread from 4 years ago. Thanks bud. Have you ever even been to a schutzhund training session? I won't bother asking about a trial, we'll start low with you.

Not all of us are born with the...
Forum: Basic Care 03-02-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,878
Posted By martemchik
I've already said that genetic variability plays...

I've already said that genetic variability plays a huge role in debunking those studies. Those studies aren't statistically reasonable BECAUSE of genetic variability. The dogs that are studied, are...
Forum: Basic Care 03-02-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,878
Posted By martemchik
Showline IPO club? The two showlines in my club?...

Showline IPO club? The two showlines in my club? Hmmm...you know so much about me its pretty amazing. Maybe at some point you'll realize how many more German Shepherds I've seen, how many more...
Forum: Basic Care 03-02-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,878
Posted By martemchik
And yet the fact that there can't be a legitimate...

And yet the fact that there can't be a legitimate or even close to legitimate study done on this, you still feel like it's acceptable to make the statements you did about mixed breeds being healthier...
Forum: Basic Care 03-02-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,878
Posted By martemchik
Please provide where you got this information....

Please provide where you got this information. I'm not sure how you can make a statement like that. I know of plenty of dogs that come from a sire you've never heard of that are intact, and plenty of...
Forum: Basic Care 03-02-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,878
Posted By martemchik
Actually, the “mixed breed healthier than...

Actually, the “mixed breed healthier than pure-bred” theory has been debunked countless times. It’s basically a hearsay thing and has never been proven. Most times its just because people love to...
Forum: Basic Care 03-02-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,878
Posted By martemchik
My educational background is in finance…so math,...

My educational background is in finance…so math, financial analysis, statistics, ect. But you don’t have to have any medical scientific background to understand that a variation of 5% is not...
Forum: Basic Care 03-01-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,878
Posted By martemchik
Time after time I tell everyone how these studies...

Time after time I tell everyone how these studies are terrible. They don't prove causation, they prove a slight, and almost insignificant correlation. None of the studies can ever isolate spuetering...
Forum: Basic Care 03-01-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,878
Posted By martemchik
I've been to enough countries in Europe to...

I've been to enough countries in Europe to realize it's probably a lot like the United States. The dogs in the cities, tend to get spuetered, the dogs in the country, tend to stay intact. If you...
Forum: Health Issues 02-27-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,630
Posted By martemchik
Again Lykoz, I trained my dog as a pet first. I...

Again Lykoz, I trained my dog as a pet first. I was involved with an AKC obedience club, it wasn't anywhere near what you'd consider competitive. Sure, some people in there would do AKC obedience...
Forum: Health Issues 02-27-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,630
Posted By martemchik
BH, you should be able to train for by watching...

BH, you should be able to train for by watching videos. It's obedience. Most people do bite work for their IPO1 while training for a BH, that's what is worth paying for.

950 is probably because...
Forum: Health Issues 02-27-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,630
Posted By martemchik
I didn't grow up in America, I've told you that...

I didn't grow up in America, I've told you that before as well. I'm from that side of the pond. So trust me, I get both worlds.

I pay about $50 a week for both dogs, that's two days a week. I'm...
Forum: Health Issues 02-27-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,630
Posted By martemchik
Buddy...I'm not about to be watching YouTube...

Buddy...I'm not about to be watching YouTube videos that are going to tell me what IPO is all about. I know what its about.

Your lack of knowledge of Chows makes me wonder why you assume one isn't...
Forum: Health Issues 02-27-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,630
Posted By martemchik
The dog I'm currently working is spayed...that...

The dog I'm currently working is spayed...that was told to you earlier in the thread. I told you that the dog was removed from the breeding pool and I've had a lot of people tell me how she would...
Forum: Health Issues 02-27-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,630
Posted By martemchik
Chows are a rare breed, I'm sure there are people...

Chows are a rare breed, I'm sure there are people trying to train them in Schuthzund or other bite sports. But they're very rare, so you're not going to see them. I'm sure the dog has the defensive...
Forum: Health Issues 02-27-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,630
Posted By martemchik
Also...I also suggest you learn how to be nicer...

Also...I also suggest you learn how to be nicer in your posts if you yourself can't take it when someone else is going to talk to you in the same way. Like earlier, when for no reason what so ever,...
Forum: Health Issues 02-27-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,630
Posted By martemchik
You confuse the idea that the dog should have a...

You confuse the idea that the dog should have a working purpose and the fact that people choose to not breed for that working purpose.

Chow chows are a guarding breed. They were probably at some...
Forum: Health Issues 02-27-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,630
Posted By martemchik
No need to message you, it's much more fun to do...

No need to message you, it's much more fun to do this so people can see. You make this so easy, it's almost mean to do this.

Bernd and Bodo...born in 1962. LEERBERG Kennels, as per the website,...
Forum: General Information 02-27-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,931
Posted By martemchik
Vodka, it's way better for you than wine.

Vodka, it's way better for you than wine.
Forum: Genetic Issues 02-27-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 27,340
Posted By martemchik
Either test for it genetically or you can make an...

Either test for it genetically or you can make an educated guess at what is more than likely coming through. If you've bred the dog, you can see what kind of puppies you have and make a guess based...
Forum: Health Issues 02-27-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,630
Posted By martemchik
Name them...I haven't heard of a single one...

Name them...I haven't heard of a single one that's done anything in decades. You can't find his kennel name in most pedigrees anymore. Please, educate me some more on what occurs in the breeding of...
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