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by Karen
Sun May 10, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: Now she needs a name
Replies: 15
Views: 8823

Re: Now she needs a name

Shy was moved on to trail horse and brood mare (at someone else's house) in late September, 2014. She was not happy as a field trial horse, so she's been replaced by Encore & Scout. Encore is a coming 4 yr old. He's doing GREAT! http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c383/travelerGirl/encore6_zpselfkz4rt...
by Karen
Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Dual Champions
Replies: 82
Views: 33142

Re: Best Dual Champions

So we went from giving an opinion on who the best dual champions were/are, to bashing duals, to bashing Brittany trials. VERY productive and I'm sure will help grow the sport.
by Karen
Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Dual Champions
Replies: 82
Views: 33142

Re: Best Dual Champions

Whose breed national championships are open to other breeds? No, but most other breeds open up weekend trials, the majority of Brit trials are closed not just the national. Out here Britt trials are almost always open to all pointing breeds. We couldn't get enough entries for majors if that was not...
by Karen
Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Dual Champions
Replies: 82
Views: 33142

Re: Best Dual Champions

Whose breed national championships are open to other breeds?
by Karen
Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Car sickness young pup
Replies: 23
Views: 6047

Re: Car sickness young pup

Most of mine started out car sick but outgrew it quickly. Tally isn't outgrowing it quite as fast as the others, so I give him Bonine (non-drowsy dramamine) before every trip. If we're traveling EARLY in the morning, he gets it at bedtime, if we're going somewhere immediately after work, he gets it ...
by Karen
Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Food Allergy
Replies: 26
Views: 8236

Re: Food Allergy

So switch his food back to whatever you were feeding before Pro Plan and see if the sores & itching go away. You should know in as little as few days. If the itching continues and the sores don't begin to heal, it's probably a seasonal allergy, and one that severe will require meds from your vet. An...
by Karen
Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ugly dog
Replies: 14
Views: 4408

Re: Ugly dog

BAD age to try and judge beauty on a pup. They go through some pretty awkward stages. MOST grow out of them....some don't.
by Karen
Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What would you do
Replies: 49
Views: 18006

Re: What would you do

Reading your choices, I tend to think about longevity, and your kids. Brittanys live, on average, 12-14 years. We lost our old man at 13 1/2, but he was ill for a good year before that (pretty severe arthritis and kidney disease). As much as we adored him, he wouldn't have been good around small chi...
by Karen
Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Homemade dog box
Replies: 13
Views: 3086

Re: Homemade dog box

We made these a few years ago for our horse trailer. There's aluminum channel along all inside edges, and we cut a 1" thick stall mat up to fit very tightly into each box for some cushion and to hold up to any digging the dogs decided to do. We used it for 2 years, then sold it to a pro trainer when...
by Karen
Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What would you do
Replies: 49
Views: 18006

Re: What would you do

Puppy pricing can be quite geographical. I bought a pup in NJ for $1000, and 3 yrs later bought another from southern IL for $500. My $500 puppy has 27 adult field trial placements, including a placement at Nationals. Both are great dogs, but because of where I bought them, the prices varied GREATLY.
by Karen
Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: Treating Minor Arthritis
Replies: 4
Views: 2332

Re: Treating Minor Arthritis

We had the chiropractor out last Tuesday, who found several places "out" (but nothing that indicated a saddle fit issue) and adjusted him. Quinn was given Tues-Fri off, and we trialed this past weekend. My husband said he was a different horse. Traveled with his head lower, was sure footed, no tripp...
by Karen
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What would you do
Replies: 49
Views: 18006

Re: What would you do

If it were me, and I was looking for a family pet and hunting dog, I'd go to option #3.....buy a Brittany pup from a very reputable breeder out of strong hunting/field trial lines, preferably local to you, who can mentor you in training the pup AND join a local Brittany club or NAVDHA chapter for mo...
by Karen
Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: Treating Minor Arthritis
Replies: 4
Views: 2332

Re: Treating Minor Arthritis

Thanks Ike. LOVE my vet (had an appt. for one of the dogs last night). We talked at length about Quinn. He ordered some Previcox, said to swing by on Monday to pick it up, and give to Quinn for the next couple weeks. If we see an improvement, we'll keep him on it. If not, we're going to treat for Ly...
by Karen
Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Horses
Topic: Treating Minor Arthritis
Replies: 4
Views: 2332

Treating Minor Arthritis

One of our horses has been having issues with tripping lately, and after having a full neuro panel done (came back clear for EPM and a bunch of other bad stuff), talking to our farrier, checking saddle fit and having the chiropractor out, we're pretty sure he's starting to show early signs of arthri...
by Karen
Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should I sell my astro 220 with a DC40 collar
Replies: 16
Views: 3562

Re: Should I sell my astro 220 with a DC40 collar

Anyone using the T5 in heavy cover? My 320/DC30 combo seems to be giving me some weird information when the tree canopy is thick. Also wondering if the long range antenna might help.
by Karen
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Looking for better navigation program for Android
Replies: 8
Views: 2446

Re: Looking for better navigation program for Android

80% of the time google maps works great....it's the 10-20% of the time it does whatever it wants that is the problem. I work in PA on the NJ border. Gas is WAY less expensive in NJ, so I go over the regular toll bridge into NJ (You pay on the way back into PA), get gas, and pick the route on google ...
by Karen
Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Disappearing Quail
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Re: Disappearing Quail

Had the same thing happen to me....bought a lion country "better" quail recall funnel. They have forks hanging down on the inside so that quail can walk in but they can't walk out.
by Karen
Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Looking for better navigation program for Android
Replies: 8
Views: 2446

Re: Looking for better navigation program for Android

Darn....I'm verizon. It's not compatible.
by Karen
Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Looking for better navigation program for Android
Replies: 8
Views: 2446

Looking for better navigation program for Android

HATE HATE HATE the stock maps program. Anyone know of a better app for an android phone? I'll pay...I don't care. I cannot stand the maps program on the phone.
by Karen
Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: credit card hacker
Replies: 16
Views: 5966

Re: credit card hacker

Sometimes I think some of these vendors don't appropriately dispose of paperwork our credit card numbers are written down on. They toss them in the trash instead of shredding them, and they're stolen that way. I called to renew a subscription to a magazine several years ago and used a BRAND NEW cred...
by Karen
Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Starter Gun
Replies: 16
Views: 3805

Re: Starter Gun

Ray is right. Scour the web for a used NEF or H&R. Most are selling for more than they did new, but they're worth it.
by Karen
Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adding a second dog
Replies: 17
Views: 4374

Re: Adding a second dog

Once dog 1 is easy to live with but not so old that a pup will drive him/her nuts and is still in good health and should be for a couple years, which usually means sometime between 2 and 10 yrs of ago.

BUT absolutely when the right dog/litter comes along, and not before :D
by Karen
Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trial Question
Replies: 18
Views: 4690

Re: Field Trial Question

Yes, it's posted as cancelled on the ABC website.
by Karen
Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Roading Harness
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: Roading Harness

Ray does make really nice stuff. We bought a Sherry Ebert roading harness and are happy with it. Hard to find one that fits a smaller dog, but because that one is biothane, we were able to shorten it to fit our Britts.
by Karen
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: update on breeding plus a question
Replies: 48
Views: 15045

Re: update on breeding plus a question

I can remember standing on the deck at 2 a.m. in December and having my slippers freeze to the deck or the river rock around the deck while I tried to get two 10 week old pups to pee (we live in Northeast PA). Nearly broke my fool neck a couple times with river rock frozen to my slippers then steppi...
by Karen
Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trial Question
Replies: 18
Views: 4690

Re: Field Trial Question

Yes, the premium is available.

If you go to this link: http://clubs.akc.org/brit/ClubPremiums/

The link to the premium is toward the bottom of the list UpperNYFT_August.pdf

Should be a nice trial.
by Karen
Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ahhhh,, Finaly found a new Good Vet
Replies: 13
Views: 3066

Re: Ahhhh,, Finaly found a new Good Vet

We moved a few years ago and had to find a new vet. I JUST (and I mean just....in the last 6 months) have found one that I really like. Conservative, reasonably priced, responsive, does low cost spay/neuter, shot clinics 3 x a month, volunteers for rescue, and handles small & large animals. I've had...
by Karen
Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Has anyone turned forest into pasture?
Replies: 43
Views: 14876

Re: Has anyone turned forest into pasture?

Update....had a logger out who said the property was selectively logged 10-15 years ago, so there isn't anything he's interested in right now. It's all small and medium sized trees for now. Maybe we'll be able to have it logged in 15-20 years...just in time for retirement. I did find an excavator/op...
by Karen
Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin T5 does NOT make AFTCA List of usable collars.
Replies: 25
Views: 6202

Re: Garmin T5 does NOT make AFTCA List of usable collars.

I thought the bigger issue was that the the DC50 looked EXACTLY like the sportdog track and train model, and they felt people would cheat and use a collar with prongs. Karen...the DC50 collar is the the spitting image of the Garmin Alpha collar....e-collar and GPS collar in one. Ok...I knew I'd rea...
by Karen
Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin T5 does NOT make AFTCA List of usable collars.
Replies: 25
Views: 6202

Re: Garmin T5 does NOT make AFTCA List of usable collars.

I thought the bigger issue was that the the DC50 looked EXACTLY like the sportdog track and train model, and they felt people would cheat and use a collar with prongs.
by Karen
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Neutering a 2.5 yr old lab
Replies: 38
Views: 7007

Re: Neutering a 2.5 yr old lab

Neutering won't solve any of the issues outlined above without training (which could be done without neutering), but if you want to neuter, he's old enough that I personally wouldn't be opposed to it. He's matured physically and mentally past puppyhood, his growth plates should be closed, and theref...
by Karen
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: wild 4 mo GWP
Replies: 4
Views: 1356

Re: wild 4 mo GWP

Yup, more exercise.

I have a 4 month old Brittany pup.....he's loose with the gang (5 others ranging in age from almost 3 to 10 yrs old) all day, and by the time we get home, all he wants to do is eat, cuddle and sleep. It's a wonderful thing!
by Karen
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I don't NEED another dog!
Replies: 28
Views: 7256

Re: I don't NEED another dog!

Thanks Ray, I'm heading down to Ladywood this weekend to work NoJenny for the first time! Can't wait to see her! Hoping to get down there lots this summer to get her ready to make the move to AKC in September with me. I'll bring Talyn down with me for a proper bird intro once he stops puking 10 minu...
by Karen
Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: update on breeding plus a question
Replies: 48
Views: 15045

Re: update on breeding plus a question

Do you live somewhere warm? Housebreaking in the winter sucks :lol: Ask me how I know....
by Karen
Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Getting a new Brit pup!
Replies: 7
Views: 1518

Re: Getting a new Brit pup!

Congratulations!! Can't wait to see pics!
by Karen
Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Drug interaction question
Replies: 7
Views: 1909

Re: Drug interaction question

Vet mentioned that it COULD be lyme, offered to test, I said I had Doxy and would put him on it for a few days to see if he got better. He said something about some anti-inflamatories reacting poorly with Doxy, but Rx's were filled probably 30 minutes later (it was an emergency visit and he was alre...
by Karen
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Drug interaction question
Replies: 7
Views: 1909

Re: Drug interaction question

Thanks! VERY lame dog put on tramadol & carfrofen and 14 days of limited activity Tuesday night after x-rays were unremarkable (pain isolated to right front elbow, and bad enough that he was non-weight bearing). Was still lame as can be Wednesday morning but not lame at all 8 hrs later. Started on D...
by Karen
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Drug interaction question
Replies: 7
Views: 1909

Drug interaction question

Is it safe to use Carprofen (Rimadyl) and Doxy at the same time?
by Karen
Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anger in the Buttry house.
Replies: 29
Views: 8624

Re: Anger in the Buttry house.

Joe, we've only bred 1 bitch, and her cycle DID extend after she had pups. We have another breeding planned this winter....of course we like this bitch's cycle so undoubtedly it'll change.
by Karen
Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anger in the Buttry house.
Replies: 29
Views: 8624

Re: Anger in the Buttry house.

The false pregnancy will not change her cycle. 2 of my girls have them ALL the time. A real one might though.
by Karen
Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Mega Brag. Hall of Fame
Replies: 17
Views: 3153

Re: A Mega Brag. Hall of Fame

HUGE congratulations!
by Karen
Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quail Pen
Replies: 10
Views: 2491

Re: Quail Pen

Thanks! A trip to TSC is on my list this weekend. I'll see if I can find it.
by Karen
Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quail Pen
Replies: 10
Views: 2491

Re: Quail Pen

I was wondering if there was a good way to disinfect the pen..Thanks...And will do.
by Karen
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quail Pen
Replies: 10
Views: 2491

Re: Quail Pen

Great! Thanks!!
by Karen
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quail Pen
Replies: 10
Views: 2491

Re: Quail Pen

The 2nd guy got back to me. I was able to work a deal with him, so I'll have a quail pen on the property come Sunday evening! Now to find birds....
by Karen
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anger in the Buttry house.
Replies: 29
Views: 8624

Re: Anger in the Buttry house.

Joe, she'd whelp in the next couple days if the yorkie pulled off the houdini act, right? Keeping fingers crossed it's a false pregnancy!
by Karen
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quail Pen
Replies: 10
Views: 2491

Quail Pen

There's a guy a couple hours away from me selling his pen w/30 Tennessee Red Quail for $200. These are all mature birds, so I'm guessing that the chances of them recalling is pretty slim, but can I add a recall funnel to this pen? Cut the legs off, attach some plywood to the bottom, sit it on the gr...
by Karen
Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Seeking advice on transporting dog in back of truck
Replies: 18
Views: 6291

Re: Seeking advice on transporting dog in back of truck

If you want a used topper, check craigslist frequently. We bought a used one in perfect condition for $100, and had it painted to match the truck for $300.
by Karen
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's On Your "To Do" List Before Next Season ?
Replies: 20
Views: 7755

Re: What's On Your "To Do" List Before Next Season ?

Introduce the new pup to birds
Visit NoJenny at least every other week, and more frequently if her trainer will have me
Build a bird pen
Keep my horse in shape
Create more roading trails through the woods
Get Chloe back in shape by August 1