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Forum: Finding the Right Puppy Yesterday, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By Chris Wild
I would definitely inquire with the breeder on...

I would definitely inquire with the breeder on OFA certs for BOTH parents, as well as what the breeder knows about hip and elbow statistics in their close relatives, parents, siblings, previous...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 04-16-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By Chris Wild
Get a hold of Joan. Tell her exactly what you...

Get a hold of Joan. Tell her exactly what you want and what your experience is and she'll let you know if she has anything that would be suitable.

German Shepherd Dogs for Family/Personal...
Forum: Health Issues 04-16-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 127
Posted By Chris Wild
You don't want the pour on. You want the 1%...

You don't want the pour on. You want the 1% injectible. Though you don't inject it you give it orally. There are several previous threads here on the forum that discuss the dosing that you should be...
Forum: Health Issues 04-16-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By Chris Wild
I would inquire into great detail what meds he is...

I would inquire into great detail what meds he is on and how well the seizures are being controlled. Some dogs can live long, full lives with epilepsy. Others do not. If the meds are providing good...
Forum: General Information 04-15-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Chris Wild
Regular short coat and will be a light black/tan...

Regular short coat and will be a light black/tan with a lot of tan and a small to medium black saddle. Facial mask is tiny so he probably won't retain a lot of black on his face.
Forum: Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! 04-15-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Chris Wild
Great pics, Cliff! I'm sure you guys will do...

Great pics, Cliff! I'm sure you guys will do great. I hear his brother may be doing P1 instead of PA as well. ;)

But if things go wrong and he does "embarass" you, you can just stick him on a...
Forum: Genetic Issues 04-15-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Chris Wild
It is very common in some lines, particularly...

It is very common in some lines, particularly German show lines, and less common in others. It really depends on the individual bloodlines. If the dam has any close relatives... mother, father,...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 04-14-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By Chris Wild
I can understand the mental illness question as...

I can understand the mental illness question as this could have direct bearing on the safety of the dog and on the ability of the family to properly care for it. So that could be a legitimate...
Forum: Genetic Issues 04-14-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Chris Wild
Long coat is a recessive, so for the puppies to...

Long coat is a recessive, so for the puppies to have it the dam would also have to carry a recessive gene for long coat. If she does, there should be some long coat puppies. If she does not, there...
Forum: Current Dog Affairs 04-10-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,756
Posted By Chris Wild
Not just bad for the dogs, but bad for the breeds...

Not just bad for the dogs, but bad for the breeds themselves if it restricts breeders' ability to access the genetics that they need for their programs. :(
Forum: Current Dog Affairs 04-10-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,756
Posted By Chris Wild
Importing itself won't be affected. But many of...

Importing itself won't be affected. But many of the people who import will, due to breeders only being able to sell animals "born and raised on their premises" if they want to remain exempt. What...
Forum: Current Dog Affairs 04-10-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,756
Posted By Chris Wild
RE: Imports, yes and no. Importing directly to...

RE: Imports, yes and no. Importing directly to the new owner won't be affected, so long as that new owner isn't a breeder. However it will definitely impact importing by anyone who breeds and wants...
Forum: Current Dog Affairs 04-08-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,756
Posted By Chris Wild
My point is, it was those small time people...

My point is, it was those small time people buying from questionable internet sellers who brought about the new APHIS regulations. It was NOT the serious sport/show people, which is what you seemed...
Forum: Current Dog Affairs 04-08-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,756
Posted By Chris Wild
Actually, it is the other way around. It IS the...

Actually, it is the other way around. It IS the "small time pet owners" who are the problem if you look at the history behind making the new regulations to "close the retail pet store loophole". ...
Forum: Current Dog Affairs 04-08-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,756
Posted By Chris Wild
That question was directly posed to APHIS during...

That question was directly posed to APHIS during one of the webinars and the answer was NO. Skype and similar things are not allowed. It must be in person, face-to-face.
Forum: Current Dog Affairs 04-08-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,756
Posted By Chris Wild
It also applies to any area INside the home...

It also applies to any area INside the home designated for housing or whelping. So the whole "impervious to moisture" thing DOES apply to that bathroom/bedroom/basement/mudroom/kitchen or wherever...
Forum: Current Dog Affairs 04-08-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,756
Posted By Chris Wild
Actually, the gist of the webinars was "trust us,...

Actually, the gist of the webinars was "trust us, home breeders won't be affected, we'll take it on a case by case basis and use common sense", and frankly a whole lot of home based breeders aren't...
Forum: Bloodlines & Pedigrees 04-08-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By Chris Wild
West German show line pedigree, though I agree...

West German show line pedigree, though I agree with martemchik that it looks to be a couple generations removed from serious breeding. There are some well known, successful dogs in the pedigree a...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 04-03-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By Chris Wild
Talk to Christine at Blackthorn about what you...

Talk to Christine at Blackthorn about what you want and let her tell you if she thinks her dogs would fit the bill or not. She is someone I'd trust to be open and honest about those things.
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 04-03-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By Chris Wild
Depends on what you want in a dog and what your...

Depends on what you want in a dog and what your training plans are. There are different kinds of DDR temperament. The two breeders mentioned could be an option. If you're looking for more working...
Forum: Health Issues 04-02-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,320
Posted By Chris Wild
Maybe it's just the wording, but this statement...

Maybe it's just the wording, but this statement really rubs me the wrong way. The idea that breeders *don't care* is ludicrious. And IMO producing the occasional dog with a problem shouldn't hurt...
Forum: Breeding - General 04-02-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By Chris Wild
Depends on what recessives both dogs carry. If...

Depends on what recessives both dogs carry. If the black/tan is homozygous for black/tan then that is all you get as black/tan is dominant to bi-color. If the black/tan carries bi-color as a...
Forum: Health Issues 03-27-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,320
Posted By Chris Wild
There IS something like that for GSDs. It's the...

There IS something like that for GSDs. It's the SV breeding system in Germany. Unfortunately as with many things, while it worked for a while eventually greed and corruption took over and rather...
Forum: Current Dog Affairs 03-26-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,642
Posted By Chris Wild
I agree on the hindsight comment. I also think...

I agree on the hindsight comment. I also think that as humans we are prone to become somewhat complacent and less attentive to details of things we do every day, so I can definitely see something...
Forum: Thinking About Becoming A Breeder? 03-26-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 24,560
Posted By Chris Wild
<<putting on Admin hat>> Please stop the...

<<putting on Admin hat>>

Please stop the bickering and the "my dad can beat up your dad" childishness over who's trained and titled in what. There is a lot of good educational info in this...
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