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Forum: Bloodlines & Pedigrees Yesterday, 05:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 700
Posted By martemchik
So having a half brother from a different dam is...

So having a half brother from a different dam is FIRST HAND knowledge?

Having a cousinish thing is FIRST HAND knowledge?

Having COMPONENTS of a litter is FIRST HAND knowledge?

I currently...
Forum: Genetic Issues Yesterday, 05:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 798
Posted By martemchik
Dogs aren't like people. A litter can be sired by...

Dogs aren't like people. A litter can be sired by more than 2 dogs. Meaning...the bitch has X amount of eggs. Half get fertilized by one sire, half by another. It happens.

So this doesn't mean...
Forum: Bloodlines & Pedigrees Yesterday, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 700
Posted By martemchik
Actually...I don't believe either of them has...

Actually...I don't believe either of them has FIRST HAND knowledge of these dogs (the ones being bred).

Breeder does.
Forum: The Breed Standard Yesterday, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By martemchik
How do you know if you agree/disagree with him if...

How do you know if you agree/disagree with him if you don't buy the book and read it?

Which is where the issue lies...the book is written like a non-fiction book, but it has so much opinion in it...
Forum: Genetic Issues Yesterday, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 798
Posted By martemchik
Loss of pigment on the back of a black/tan dog....

Loss of pigment on the back of a black/tan dog. It's more prominent in bitches but also occurs in dogs. There's a dog a bit back in the lineage of most show lines that it has been traced to.
Forum: Training Theory & Methods Yesterday, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By martemchik
First of all…your dog would not be considered...

First of all…your dog would not be considered dangerous. The laws in most states basically allow your dog to do anything on your property. If you actually try to look up REAL court cases where people...
Forum: Genetic Issues Yesterday, 12:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 798
Posted By martemchik
The bitch is definitely a black/red with a very...

The bitch is definitely a black/red with a very pronounced bitch stripe.

I'm not sure if this will work on a patterned sable...but I'm fairly certain if you pull some of her guard hairs, and see...
Forum: General Information Yesterday, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By martemchik
The law you’re talking about probably has to do...

The law you’re talking about probably has to do with your exact dog being a nuisance to your neighbors or someone else that has an issue with it. So…say you live somewhere, and your dog is doing...
Forum: Bloodlines & Pedigrees 07-28-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By martemchik
Here’s the thing. When we start talking about...

Here’s the thing. When we start talking about ASL, WGSL, WL, ect…people will talk about generalities…or where the majority of dogs they have seen fall on the scale of whatever is being discussed....
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 07-27-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,485
Posted By martemchik
Like I said...be very careful giving up after the...

Like I said...be very careful giving up after the first time. Your dog wasn't comfortable, you're expecting something from him that he's never done before. If you're willing to put in the work, I'm...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 07-25-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,485
Posted By martemchik
Like I said…more than likely, they’ll tell you....

Like I said…more than likely, they’ll tell you. They’re not going to risk their club, their reputation, over helping a novice handler turn an unfit dog into a Schutzhund dog. It’s not worth the few...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 07-25-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,485
Posted By martemchik
Ewwww....DDR dogs in IPO. Not cool.

Ewwww....DDR dogs in IPO. Not cool.
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 07-25-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,485
Posted By martemchik
Have you seen this dog do this? Have you...

Have you seen this dog do this? Have you evaluated this in person? Or are you just talking based on some posts by a person who has very little experience evaluating dogs?

You also don't have a...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 07-25-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,485
Posted By martemchik
See…I don’t get why people care what others are...

See…I don’t get why people care what others are doing with their “subpar” dogs. Very few helpers/TDs are going to push a dog that’s clearly going to be a liability to do protection work. Sure…if the...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 07-25-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,485
Posted By martemchik
I mean…there’s little point in evaluating for the...

I mean…there’s little point in evaluating for the other phases if the dog won’t bite. Basically, 99% of people aren’t going to keep coming to IPO practice if their dog isn’t doing protection. Some...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 07-25-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,485
Posted By martemchik
You really shouldn’t allow anyone to test your...

You really shouldn’t allow anyone to test your dog’s nerve the first time they see him. They shouldn’t push him past doing some prey stuff. Also remember, this will be your dog’s first time doing...
Forum: Guide, Therapy & Service Dogs 07-25-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 957
Posted By martemchik
I’d rather post the law as well…but it’s clear...

I’d rather post the law as well…but it’s clear that people need some guidance on how to interpret the law and some information on how the law has been interpreted before since our justice system is...
Forum: Guide, Therapy & Service Dogs 07-24-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 957
Posted By martemchik
It's possible...but you're not getting the point....

It's possible...but you're not getting the point. An ESA (by law) can basically be any animal. It doesn't have to be YOUR particular animal. So if by law...a small dog can help you with the...
Forum: Guide, Therapy & Service Dogs 07-24-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 957
Posted By martemchik
You should. There's a huge difference between...

You should. There's a huge difference between reading the law and understanding it, and just thinking you have some idea of how it works or how it SHOULD work based on what your morals/ethics tell...
Forum: Guide, Therapy & Service Dogs 07-24-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 957
Posted By martemchik
Want to add...this is a CIVIL law...which means...

Want to add...this is a CIVIL law...which means TONS of grey and very challengeable in court. This isn't a criminal law where the government is the one doing the prosecuting.
Forum: Guide, Therapy & Service Dogs 07-24-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 957
Posted By martemchik
Lol...just google Emotional Support Animal....

Lol...just google Emotional Support Animal. You'll see plenty of court cases and how judges have ruled. I know you think its a RIGHT...but ALL your RIGHTS can be challenged in court...and, laws...
Forum: Guide, Therapy & Service Dogs 07-24-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 957
Posted By martemchik
I want to add something else. OP said that they...

I want to add something else. OP said that they believe only a large dog will give them what they need in regards to a SD. Which makes me believe the disability is physical, not emotional or...
Forum: Guide, Therapy & Service Dogs 07-24-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 957
Posted By martemchik
The advice given is basically banking on the fact...

The advice given is basically banking on the fact that the landlord will be too scared or just not willing to put up the money for a legal battle…when in fact, I just did a quick search of the issues...
Forum: Guide, Therapy & Service Dogs 07-24-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 957
Posted By martemchik
You basically did...you have ZERO idea what the...

You basically did...you have ZERO idea what the disability is, and without that knowledge recommended that the person call the dog an ESA because an ESA is much easier to pass by legally and much...
Forum: Guide, Therapy & Service Dogs 07-24-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 957
Posted By martemchik
Actually...if you really NEED a service dog NOT a...

Actually...if you really NEED a service dog NOT a ESD...but while that dog is in training you call it an ESD so that your landlord leaves you alone about it while you train said service dog...
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