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by Susie
Tue May 27, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Pix! Show yer best!
Replies: 57
Views: 19564

Re: Puppy Pix! Show yer best!

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by Susie
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Newbie questions about selecting a gun dog breed
Replies: 47
Views: 21746

Re: Newbie questions about selecting a gun dog breed

Chesapeake Bay retriever:....I think they're gorgeous, more interesting and rare than other retriever breeds, but also hear they're hard to train and can be nippy with children. I'm also concerned that the coat may be too heavy for Alabama weather (100% humidity, and 100+ degree temps during dove s...
by Susie
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Retrieve to Hand
Replies: 63
Views: 16603

Re: Retrieve to Hand

Ez4 wrote:The dog is around 9 months, large female Chessie.
Your in northern CA? Just curious who got your CBR from?
by Susie
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does your dog ride up front
Replies: 43
Views: 9996

Re: Does your dog ride up front

A good friend lost both her husband and Chessie in a head on collision...drunk driver, not there fault. The dog was riding shotgun and on impact slammed into his owner. Paramedics agreed had the dog not slammed into her husband (causing severe head trauma) he probably would have made it. Not being a...
by Susie
Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Retrieve = as Important
Replies: 30
Views: 5270

Re: The Retrieve = as Important

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by Susie
Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New puppy and kids
Replies: 14
Views: 3680

Re: New puppy and kids

Hi I just got my new 4 month old springer spaniel home last night and introduced him to my boys today and he's not taking to them to well. My boys are 5 and 7 and he just seems to not be comfortable with my 5 year old. He growls when he try's to pet him. Seems better with my 7 year old but still ne...
by Susie
Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog food article
Replies: 82
Views: 18317

Re: Dog food article

Angus wrote:So don't list any scientific evidence. How about just a source for your info? Just post some sources for your info.
http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/Res ... 047113.htm
by Susie
Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog food article
Replies: 82
Views: 18317

Re: Dog food article

Kind of sounded like it was sponsored by the USDA or a mass market pet food company. My personal experience, once I got my dog off of food with grains in it, she doesnt have as strong of an odor, stopped itching and biting at herself, her waste decreased by half and there was a remarkable change in...
by Susie
Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: $120 plus parts to replace a headlight bulb
Replies: 22
Views: 7148

Re: $120 plus parts to replace a headlight bulb

MonsterDad wrote:I just dropped it off. The guy said don't feel so bad because on Audi's he has to remove the radiator.
OMG you don't have to remove the radiator to replace a headlight bulb in an Audi...gotta love service writers LOL
by Susie
Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Help CBR to heel plus more
Replies: 10
Views: 2243

Re: Help CBR to heel plus more

Referring to "chessies should always be brave warriors" ...okay, how about when thats not the case. I know my girl is only 6 months but she isnt the bravest.... I'm always amazed at the comments folks make about CBRs :roll: As others have mentioned are you using a training program and if so, which ...
by Susie
Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cryptorchidism
Replies: 30
Views: 4943

Re: Cryptorchidism

I had a CBR pup and his other testicle didn't fully descended until he was five months old! I was so obsessed and worried I had everyone feeling the poor guy up every few days...one second it was there and the next it would disappear. Sure happy I didn't have any one talk me into having him altered....
by Susie
Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Help, my CBR is shy
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: Help, my CBR is shy

I dont know if your dog does that but when we showed her the bird she coward down to it but oddly another time (before we took her hunting) we brought a bird home and she loved it. Please help with whatever you can. Do you have a chessie? Your picture looks like one. My dogs don't cower down to bir...
by Susie
Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Help, my CBR is shy
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: Help, my CBR is shy

Could you share a little history? Did you get her as a pup? How old is she? What type of training have you done with her? How far a long are you on her with obedience?
by Susie
Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chesapeake Lines
Replies: 26
Views: 3909

Re: Chesapeake Lines

I believe she if from Pondhollowchesapeakes.com I just don't like a dog that treats everyone who rides up or knocks on the door as a threat, even if its only initially. To each their own I guess on that one..... The dog on my avatar is a Grand Daughter out of a Pond Hollow dog I owned...Dyane Baldw...
by Susie
Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chesapeake Lines
Replies: 26
Views: 3909

Re: Chesapeake Lines

That data base isn't any kind of official record then?? Says anyone can add a dog at any time. So, By looking through it I can see that none of my Chessies are on on it. I would have had to of added them myself. You are correct...it isn't "offical". Some time ago Chessie DB was updated by the owner...
by Susie
Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chesapeake Lines
Replies: 26
Views: 3909

Re: Chesapeake Lines

We are considering getting a chessie but have heard they can be a bit "unfriendly". I'm wondering if anyone knows of any chessie breeders who have a reputation for producing good hunting dogs that also have good dispositions? Hi Gertie :D I've owned and bred CBRs for over 20 years. I am also very a...
by Susie
Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Women's hunting boots (gift)
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: Women's hunting boots (gift)

Give her cash or a gift certificate so she can pick out the boot herself. Nothing worse then having a hunting boot that doesn't fit properly...been there done that <VBG>
by Susie
Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chesapeake Bay Retriever Info
Replies: 10
Views: 2804

Re: Chesapeake Bay Retriever Info

IMO, chessies aren't "birddogs" they are waterfowl dogs. Really? Please don't tell our dogs they aren't birdgos LOL The only time our CBRs see waterfowl is at a hunt test <VBG> http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn274/iluvchessies/DSC_0144-1-1.jpg http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn274/iluvchessi...
by Susie
Wed May 23, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Beginner
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: Beginner

Highly suggest you join you either of these forums if you have a retriever and have questions....

http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums/

http://refugeforums.com/refuge/index.php
by Susie
Sat May 12, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Eagle pack power dog food
Replies: 22
Views: 6379

Re: Eagle pack power dog food

Very interesting!!!! I post a question about dog food and it turns into a pissing match. Honestly, who cares how much a cup of dog food weighs. I appreciate the breakdown in price, whether right or wrong. What it really boils down too, which I already know from research, is that a 24 lb bag of Blue...
by Susie
Sat May 12, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Eagle pack power dog food
Replies: 22
Views: 6379

Re: Eagle pack power dog food

brad27 wrote:
Susie wrote:
mcbosco wrote:1 cup of TOTWPS weighs 3.52 ounces, or 100 grams.
Sorry, not according to my scale. Perhaps it's because of the altitude here <VGB>
It's too bad weight decreases with altitude, not increases.

BINGO!
by Susie
Sat May 12, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Eagle pack power dog food
Replies: 22
Views: 6379

Re: Eagle pack power dog food

brad27 wrote:
Susie wrote:
brad27 wrote:You need to go read that thread. Then you'll know why the numbers are what they are.
Honey, I read the thread.
Then you don't understand it. TOTW cost .86 per day if your dog needs 1200 per day and a bag cost $35.
PLEASE tell me where you can buy a 30# bag of TOW for ONLY $35.00!
by Susie
Sat May 12, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Eagle pack power dog food
Replies: 22
Views: 6379

Re: Eagle pack power dog food

mcbosco wrote:1 cup of TOTWPS weighs 3.52 ounces, or 100 grams.
Sorry, not according to my scale. Perhaps it's because of the altitude here <VGB>
by Susie
Sat May 12, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Eagle pack power dog food
Replies: 22
Views: 6379

Re: Eagle pack power dog food

brad27 wrote:You need to go read that thread. Then you'll know why the numbers are what they are.
Honey, I read the thread.
by Susie
Sat May 12, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Eagle pack power dog food
Replies: 22
Views: 6379

Re: Eagle pack power dog food

1 cup is 8 ounces by VOLUME not weight. The typical cup of food weighs about 4 ounces +/- Got a better scale....1 cup of TOWPS weighs exactly 6 oz. I know Brad means well, however, TOWPS can't come in at costing .86 cents per day! That would only be ONE cup a day here in my house and all my CBRs ea...
by Susie
Fri May 11, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Eagle pack power dog food
Replies: 22
Views: 6379

Re: Eagle pack power dog food

[quote="brad27]It's a guessimate. Calories being equal, it cost twice as much to feed Blue then Eagle. TOTW Pacific Stream comes in at $.86 per day.[/quote]

How did you come up with .86 cents per day when a 30# bag runs around $50 bucks and 1 cup is 8oz?
by Susie
Fri May 11, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Eagle pack power dog food
Replies: 22
Views: 6379

Re: Eagle pack power dog food

brad27 wrote:Cost per day to feed Blue Buffalo Wilderness= $1.45
Cost per day to feed Eagle= $.75
Hmmm How can you figure the cost per day when you don't know how many cups the dog will be eating? What is the cost per day for TOW Pacific Stream and how many cups are you basing this price on?
by Susie
Thu May 10, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Front Range?
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: Front Range?

Hopefully this doesn't sound stupid....it does seem they have a season for them. A few years ago, I worked on a project on Mt. Evans counting ptarmigan populations. Yes, there is a season...runs right a long with big game season. No one in their right mind would take dogs up in the mountains to hun...
by Susie
Thu May 03, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Fishing
Replies: 25
Views: 7398

Re: Fishing

Do some local fishing for Walleye but really look forward to our yearly trips to Alaska...

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by Susie
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Canidae To Make its own Products
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Canidae To Make its own Products

Hope this is true. Like many I was a faithful Canidae customer for years until they changed their formula without any warning...had a litter of eight, six week old pups at the time and boy did they have some nasty diarrhea. Our adult dogs have ever done well on the new formula either...if their smar...
by Susie
Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Using hunting dog to locate escaped parrot
Replies: 23
Views: 4604

Re: Using hunting dog to locate escaped parrot

Glad you got him back! Best thing you can do is clip it's wings and you won't have to worry about him flying away!
by Susie
Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Teaching to retrieve
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Re: Teaching to retrieve

What breed?
by Susie
Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Disturbing
Replies: 46
Views: 15864

Re: Disturbing

Was this the video? If so it was filmed in Hungary.

http://huntervids.com/?videos=hungary-w ... nts-part-i
by Susie
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: The Rotation Diet
Replies: 42
Views: 9841

Re: The Rotation Diet

I know this won't make me popular but it is something everyone needs to hear and take to heart. These are dogs we are dealing with and they have little in common with people other than their complete devotion to their master. But they still eat, breath, and are happiest when they are allowed to be ...
by Susie
Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: AKC retriever hunt tests.
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Re: AKC retriever hunt tests.

Example in JH (retriever) there is two land retrieves, two water, can throw both birds on land, send dog to make two retrieves, then the same for the water.... Is this correct or do they throw one at a time? Can someone walk me through on this. I'll be getting board this summer and there are a few ...
by Susie
Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: The Rotation Diet
Replies: 42
Views: 9841

Re: The Rotation Diet

[quote="ezzy333]Hope that LMAO isn't painful. You make my point beautifully as you noted grain free foods always have to include some other vegetable to take its place and normally they are no where near as good as the grain would be. Ezzy[/quote] Believe me I'm in no pain LOL No one stated that gra...
by Susie
Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: The Rotation Diet
Replies: 42
Views: 9841

Re: The Rotation Diet

birddog1968 wrote:Grain free is a bunch of marketing nonsense too i believe.....rice , barley..... are all grains and are in grain free feeds. Corn free would be a better description.
Could you a provide a list of these grain free foods that have grains in them?
by Susie
Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: The Rotation Diet
Replies: 42
Views: 9841

Re: The Rotation Diet

Grain free feeds can be used but are never better. Dogs in the wild including yours when it gets a chance will eat berries, corn, and many other vegetables including horse manure, bird droppings and will clean the cat box for you. So forget the empty grain bit as it just isn't so. If you knew anyth...
by Susie
Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Raw food diet
Replies: 29
Views: 5272

Re: Raw food diet

Ralph Ford wrote:Sure I joke, but I truly believe my time with the dogs can be better spent than shopping and cooking for them.
It's raw...you don't have to cook it 8)
by Susie
Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Raw food diet
Replies: 29
Views: 5272

Re: Raw food diet

Unless you have scales, a laboratory, and a whole lot of time and money you will end up with a poorer diet than feeding a prepared dry food. Raw is fine if you are a nutrtionist but the lack of consistance and a balanced diet will undo all of the advantages in the long run. Ezzy JMO feeding a dog a...
by Susie
Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Raw food diet
Replies: 29
Views: 5272

Re: Raw food diet

Yup i started it today just with some raw chicken quarters got ten pounds for ten dollars what else should i add was going to hit up the butcher shop as well to she what scrape they had do you all do veggies to? Hope you didn't just drop the kibble and go cold turkey on just raw chicken. You really...
by Susie
Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Raw food diet
Replies: 29
Views: 5272

Re: Raw food diet

Been feeding raw for a long time. Never had an issue with any of the dogs thinking a bird was dinner.
by Susie
Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP or Chessie?
Replies: 18
Views: 4294

Re: GSP or Chessie?

I am getting a new dog and need some advice.. I am considering German short haired pointer or a Chesapeake bay retriever. For my purposes and training skill level, he will need to be versatile and easily trainable. He will have to be house broken, as for hunting I am interested a good retriever, an...
by Susie
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP or Chessie?
Replies: 18
Views: 4294

Re: GSP or Chessie?

If it was up to me, I wouldn't have chessies at all - they are hard headed and unpredictable - many more relinquished to rescue for biting than many breeds. Just do your research before you get a dog. Interesting observations. BTW rescue groups do not take dogs in with bite histories because of lia...
by Susie
Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: UKC Breed Standard Announcement
Replies: 23
Views: 4494

Re: UKC Breed Standard Announcement

Cajun Casey wrote:I will check and post it for you when I have a real computer. If you want any other info, I can check with my UKC/HRC peeps.
Thank you and sorry I'm being a pain in the rear. Just curious what type of breed experiance it takes to become involved in writing a breed UKC standard.
by Susie
Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: UKC Breed Standard Announcement
Replies: 23
Views: 4494

Re: UKC Breed Standard Announcement

Cajun Casey wrote:
Susie wrote:Not familar with UKC...who comes up with the standards?
That information is on the UKC site.
Cant find it :?
by Susie
Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: UKC Breed Standard Announcement
Replies: 23
Views: 4494

Re: UKC Breed Standard Announcement

Not familar with UKC...who comes up with the standards?
by Susie
Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chessie People?
Replies: 39
Views: 5692

Re: Chessie People?

Everything I've read and every trainer I've talked to with experience with the breed has told me that a little standoffish-ness is normal for the breed. By a Little Shy, I mean he usually doesn't run right up to strangers and bury his face in them like my old lab used to. He'll approach people, but...
by Susie
Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chessie People?
Replies: 39
Views: 5692

Re: Chessie People?

The knee jerk reaction by breeders is that 15-20 years ago you were taking a risk petting one. We owned a CBR like this back in 1991, our first, I call him our "textbook" Chessie. We didn't do our homework and he didn't come with an instruction manual LOL We fell in love with the breed but swore we...