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Forum: Breeding - General Today, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Chris Wild
I have also tried frozen AIs several times, to...

I have also tried frozen AIs several times, to the tune of thousands of dollars, and never gotten pups. It seems in general the success rates of the repro vets don't match the success rates of most...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff Today, 03:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 503
Posted By Chris Wild
I have seen that sort of coloring change on the...

I have seen that sort of coloring change on the back in solid blacks before. One of our O litter pups is currently doing the same thing. He's definitely solid black, not black/tan. Your pup appears...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder Today, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 614
Posted By Chris Wild
A caution... and this is NOT meant to reflect at...

A caution... and this is NOT meant to reflect at all on Drago, his owners or any specific breeder. He is the new, hot thing in the US right now. Which means a lot of people are breeding to him due...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) Today, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 685
Posted By Chris Wild
Yes. A female we got as a puppy from another...

Yes. A female we got as a puppy from another breeder who was perfectly fine, social and stable until close to 3 years old when she suddenly developed a form of rage syndrome. She would zone out, her...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder Today, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 614
Posted By Chris Wild
Welcome to the board, Alex. :) One of the...

Welcome to the board, Alex. :)

One of the best ways to find a good breeder in your area would be to visit local GSD breed clubs and all-breed training/performance clubs (Schutzhund/IPO, agility,...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 04-22-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Posted By Chris Wild
White spotting on the chest and toes is not...

White spotting on the chest and toes is not uncommon in GSDs.

As far as "only 4 toes" on the back feet, this is the norm for all dogs. 4 on the back feet, 4 regular toes plus 1 dew claw on the...
Forum: Health Issues 04-21-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,109
Posted By Chris Wild
I think it is also important to note that...

I think it is also important to note that different dogs respond to stress in different ways. Some are what we call "positive stressers" or dogs who "stress UP". In other words, when stressed they...
Forum: Health Issues 04-21-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,109
Posted By Chris Wild
Having had an epileptic dog I can say that the...

Having had an epileptic dog I can say that the "nobody's home upstairs" is a common side effect of seizure medication. Particularly if a dog is still adjusting to the meds. When our female started on...
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy 04-17-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
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: 293
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: 149
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: 314
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: 7
Views: 345
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: 341
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: 6
Views: 317
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: 1,003
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: 6
Views: 317
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: 43
Views: 2,084
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: 43
Views: 2,084
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: 43
Views: 2,084
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: 43
Views: 2,084
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: 43
Views: 2,084
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: 43
Views: 2,084
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: 43
Views: 2,084
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: 43
Views: 2,084
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...
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