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by Kiki's Mom
Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Northern Nevada!
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Hello from Northern Nevada!

You need to hook up with the GSP club and Brit Club out there. Like minded folks who regularly host training days, hunt tests and field trials who would welcome you with open arms :) Yvonne Shanto of Sierra Mtn Brits is involved with both and can get you contact info (she is on here ) Reno is my old...
by Kiki's Mom
Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Failure to Honor
Replies: 11
Views: 1828

Re: Failure to Honor

Sounds like your boy has not yet made the association that when his bracemate is stopped and on point, that there will be bird work involved. You say he honors the dummy/silhouette and is good on his STF work all the time? He has associated the dummy and the STF with impending bird work. Switch thin...
by Kiki's Mom
Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Peeling Pads
Replies: 16
Views: 3471

Re: Peeling Pads

Thanks for the tip. There are no other lesions to suspect ringworm but I will keep it in mind of the zinc supplement and probiotics don't improve the situation.
by Kiki's Mom
Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Peeling Pads
Replies: 16
Views: 3471

Re: Peeling Pads

Gotchya. Will add a good organic yogurt to his meals.
Went on the hunt for a Zinc supplement. Only able to find tablets in 50 mg size tonite. Pup weighs approx 15#s Am I correct in thinking he should be getting approx 1/2 a pill once a day if my calculations are correct?
Thanks Doc. :)
by Kiki's Mom
Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Peeling Pads
Replies: 16
Views: 3471

Re: Peeling Pads

Thank you Doc E and Cajun Casey :)) Mal-absorption makes sense, given his size at birth and the fact that he continues to be smaller, to the point of being much thinner then I like to see a pup over all. He isn't rail thin, doesn't have rib/hips showing but he isn't by any means a fat puppy either, ...
by Kiki's Mom
Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Peeling Pads
Replies: 16
Views: 3471

Re: Peeling Pads

Doc E - Often a sign of Zinc deficiency. Ok, if it is a zinc deficiency, what is the fix? Although I'm sure the rest of the litter have all changed foods with their new owners, would there be a reason this pup is not retaining whatever Zinc might or might not be available in his food? I'm not oppose...
by Kiki's Mom
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Peeling Pads
Replies: 16
Views: 3471

Peeling Pads

Anyone have any experience with the pads peeling off of all 4 feet on a 16 week old puppy? They are coming off in a single layer on all 4 feet of this poor puppy (Brit). he is showing now adverse affects other then chewing his feet. There is no real redness or sore areas....just a slough off of the ...
by Kiki's Mom
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Northern Nevada!
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Hello from Northern Nevada!

Welcome to GDF. Where in Northern Nevada are you? I'm a transplanted Nevada girl living in PA now.....
Lucky Sookie ...
by Kiki's Mom
Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: Happiness Personified 11/16/01-8/8/12
Replies: 5
Views: 2426

Re: Happiness Personified 11/16/01-8/8/12

May all the wonderful memories made during her life carry you through this dark time now. So sorry for your loss.
by Kiki's Mom
Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Does anyone know what this could be?
Replies: 19
Views: 6697

Re: Does anyone know what this could be?

Sounds like a trip to the DR is in order, & sooner rather then later!!!!
by Kiki's Mom
Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: need help with my dogs
Replies: 10
Views: 2480

Re: need help with my dogs

Rick Smith has a series of excellent DVDs for the beginner. Puppy Development 1 - 3. http://www.huntsmith.com
by Kiki's Mom
Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Boykin breeders????
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Boykin breeders????

If you were looking for a good working line of Boykin, who would you recommend?
by Kiki's Mom
Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Re: Brittanys NAFC in Booneville CONGRATULATIONS CHUKAR12
Replies: 42
Views: 8175

Re: Brittanys NAFC in Booneville CONGRATULATIONS CHUKAR12

Simply Splendid!!!!! Congratulations Joe and Sonny!
by Kiki's Mom
Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: Samson
Replies: 7
Views: 4535

Re: Samson

What a beautiful tribute. Samson is the wonderful example of a live well lived and and life well loved. May time bring you solace and the power of golden memories made during Sam's lifetime help to heal the hole in your heart that Samson left behind.
by Kiki's Mom
Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: doggy daycares
Replies: 15
Views: 2322

Re: doggy daycares

This is a dominance behavior and he should not be allowed to play with dogs he wants to dominate. Any and ALL corrective measures need to be taken to curb this behavior, from time out, crate time, one on one training time and avoidance. If not put in check now it will carry forward into the field if...
by Kiki's Mom
Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Events
Topic: ABC NATIONAL GUN DOG CHAMPIONSHIPS - follow along!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 479

ABC NATIONAL GUN DOG CHAMPIONSHIPS - follow along!!!

Kicking the events off tomorrow with the Western Michigan Brittany Specialty Show in the morning and rolling into the Calcutta dinner, The American Brittany Club National Open & Amateur Gun Dog Championships will break away at 8 AM Tuesday morning with the first brace of the Open and roll to conclus...
by Kiki's Mom
Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: coyotes
Replies: 55
Views: 7123

Re: coyotes

In most parts of the country "packs" of coyotes are pretty rare, usually pairs or singles depending on time of year.
Spring/Summer is "pack" (mating) season. Ever sit on a hill in the NW and listen to the night songs????
by Kiki's Mom
Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Brag on my husband
Replies: 10
Views: 2458

Re: Brag on my husband

Congrats John.....keep it up!!
by Kiki's Mom
Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: coyotes
Replies: 55
Views: 7123

Re: coyotes

I'm still puzzled with the stories about yotes attacking dogs as my experience has always been they live by being smart and sneeky and the last thing they will do is stand and fight. You are right, if you come head on with a singleton or even a young pair. However, coyotes that live near urban area...
by Kiki's Mom
Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: coyotes
Replies: 55
Views: 7123

Re: coyotes

I have had too many encounters with the Western coyotes. One involved a training run with a Brit bitch in heat (everything turned out ok). A pack will send in an "enticer" to lure the dog from the handler/home and when the dog is far enough from safety, the pack will magically materialize and circle...
by Kiki's Mom
Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany Breeders
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

Re: Brittany Breeders

OFA or Penn Hip, Cerf for PRA are the main tests. Sometimes if a particular breeder has had difficulty with thyroid issues in their line they will also thyroid test but that is not something everyone tests for, which is unlike Aussies and Goldens where the problem is breed wide. The other testing th...
by Kiki's Mom
Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New feller
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: New feller

Welcome to GDF. There is no wrong choice when it comes to choosing the right hunting partner :wink: The dog will be exactly the product of the time and energy you invest in him along the way. :lol: Choose the desired traits from the breed profiles, find the best breeder you can and enjoy the ride!
by Kiki's Mom
Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Naming Contest
Replies: 39
Views: 6752

Re: Puppy Naming Contest

Kayla.
by Kiki's Mom
Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Small Chloe Brag
Replies: 8
Views: 1788

Re: Small Chloe Brag

Good Job and Congrats!
by Kiki's Mom
Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many puppies???
Replies: 102
Views: 13445

Re: How many puppies???

Glad that everyone arrived safely and all is well. Looks like that her "expected" number from here will be 7 or better for future litters and this gives you a good baseline from which to work in planning. Jade has been right in there for all of her litters so far. First litter she had 7, second litt...
by Kiki's Mom
Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: ideal Fat %
Replies: 43
Views: 6626

Re: ideal Fat %

Your current formula should be fine. If you notice a weight loss increase the amount you feed him. You can up the extra energy level in the feed by tossing an egg in the feed on the days you hunt if you want.
by Kiki's Mom
Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many puppies???
Replies: 102
Views: 13445

Re: How many puppies???

When that temp dips below 99 degrees you are within 6 -8hours of whelping. Her temp will start to drop slightly a few days ahead of time but it will need to drop to 98.9 or less before she will be ready to bring them into the world. How many did she have in her first litter? How many were in HER lit...
by Kiki's Mom
Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Freaking out, lost pup
Replies: 87
Views: 30455

Re: Freaking out, lost pup

Awesome News! Until you gt enough $ for that Garmin, a Durlon collar with a riveted brass ID plate is a MUST! Some lessons are hard learned, glad this one had a happy ending. As far as what info to put on that collar, put your home phone, your cell phone and the words NEEDS MEDICATION. Although it i...
by Kiki's Mom
Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many puppies???
Replies: 102
Views: 13445

Re: How many puppies???

6. 3 of each. The perfect litter.
by Kiki's Mom
Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Freaking out, lost pup
Replies: 87
Views: 30455

Re: Freaking out, lost pup

Keep the faith. I had one go missing at about the same age. She was gone for a solid week, self hunting. Finally came in to people when she was tired and hungry enough. She had jumped into the cab of a pick up truck that was similar to mine through the open REAR slider cab window and growled at the ...
by Kiki's Mom
Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: looking for good chessy breeders on Ecoast?
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: looking for good chessy breeders on Ecoast?

Kathy Case - Whiskey Creek Chesapeakes in North Carolina

http://www.whiskeycreekchesapeakes.com/
by Kiki's Mom
Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: anyone feed raw?
Replies: 19
Views: 3927

Re: anyone feed raw?

Eggs are awesome for a Momma dog too. The egg is the miracle food, high in fat and protein as well as easily digestable. A great addition to any diet either raw, with shell or cooked .... Just sayin. Sully- Good to see you on here and giving input!!! You have lots of quality knowledge to share on he...
by Kiki's Mom
Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog needs a ride from VA to KS any help?
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Re: Dog needs a ride from VA to KS any help?

If shipping doesn't happen before mid August, and can be arranged between VA and PA, your pup can hitch a ride to KS with hubbie who is headed to summer camp in Larned, KS approx Aug 12-15 or so.
by Kiki's Mom
Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Is it time to shoot birds over my Britt yet?
Replies: 11
Views: 2338

Re: Is it time to shoot birds over my Britt yet?

All the Britt people who saw him at the Hunt Test told me to show him as he's a darn fine looking dog it seems. Travis planning on trying to get his Jasmine girl finished as a show CH in Canada this summer (she needs like 3 pts) and will be going. YOU SHOULD take Tucker and show him too (or talk Tr...
by Kiki's Mom
Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Is it time to shoot birds over my Britt yet?
Replies: 11
Views: 2338

Re: Is it time to shoot birds over my Britt yet?

PS....a yearling pup that hasnt been hunted over yet is just perfect.....take it slow and steady and all will be fine. Give a call to the house and talk to brian if you wish. He's headed to KS in August for bird camp with last year's pups and Tucker could possibly attend too if you wanted him to. :w...
by Kiki's Mom
Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Is it time to shoot birds over my Britt yet?
Replies: 11
Views: 2338

Re: Is it time to shoot birds over my Britt yet?

Terry Tucker is probably more then ready to be shot over at this point. But remember there are steps of progression to be made so that it is done properly. Don't do it with a bunch of your buddies all at once. (I call this the Croatia effect which can render an eager young pup gun shy in about a hur...
by Kiki's Mom
Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Canadian conformation question
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Re: Canadian conformation question

That's Mike Wilshire, Travis.
don't know if Canada has the equivelent of www.infodog.com or not or if the CKC website has the results of past shows liike the AKC website does or not. Ask Andre!
by Kiki's Mom
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Pointer owner from Pittsburgh
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: Pointer owner from Pittsburgh

Welocme Cathy. Don't I know you? <GGGG>
by Kiki's Mom
Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Outcrossing Field & Bench bred
Replies: 35
Views: 4983

Re: Outcrossing Field & Bench bred

I'm feeling a bit like a Johnny come lately to this thread however the outcrossing of field to bench and visa versa ideology is necessary to keep the Dual concept alive in ANY breed I freely admit that I do it ALL THE time in my breeding program and I have pretty decent, favorable results. Last year...
by Kiki's Mom
Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for a Specific Pedigree in Brits
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Looking for a Specific Pedigree in Brits

If you have an intact MALE Brittany,over the age of 2, that was obtained directly from Rick Smith's breeding program or is just one generation removed (meaning the Rick Smith breeding is one of your dog's parents) please contact me or post a note to this thread. I'm seeking a stud dog with specific ...
by Kiki's Mom
Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Is this common with Brits?
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Re: Is this common with Brits?

Yes, as he matures a bit and settles into a regular routine this is quite normal. My dogs tend to sleep most of the day and come alive after work:) All is well.....no worries. Routine,routine, routine makes for a quiet contented puppy, most of the time. Where did your boy come from? Tell us more bou...
by Kiki's Mom
Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Jersey made it home finally
Replies: 9
Views: 1173

Re: Jersey made it home finally

Adorable!!!!!
by Kiki's Mom
Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: YAHOO!!!!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 2622

Re: YAHOO!!!!!!!

Check with Ann ( Zodiak GSPs) on here...she is always in the know about the quality GSP pups coming up. She is in Erie. Just saw a litter posted local here in Greene County too..want that I should check out Mama and Papa etc....?
by Kiki's Mom
Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: New Dual Champion
Replies: 17
Views: 3360

Re: New Dual Champion

Oh Rodney...you'll get there. :) I have faith. :wink:
by Kiki's Mom
Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: New Dual Champion
Replies: 17
Views: 3360

Re: New Dual Champion

Congratulations and welcome to the DC Club!!!! Well Done!
by Kiki's Mom
Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Purinas' Great Marketing
Replies: 8
Views: 2682

Re: Purinas' Great Marketing

It's all in the power of marketing and this ad is pretty genius. Joe Smith, average dog owner will make the switch happily. PP and Beneful ( oh yeah,a Purina product too) are top grade ads. Wish I was the ad exec who was the braniac who came up with these ads....bet he's enjoying Tahiti on a regular...
by Kiki's Mom
Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Not a hunting brag, but...
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

Re: Not a hunting brag, but...

WOW...Congratulations!!! Terriers hunt too....had a SF around here for a short while...he thought he was a gun dog!!! LOLOLOL
by Kiki's Mom
Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: hello, been a while, scared with a health issue.
Replies: 63
Views: 12472

Re: hello, been a while, scared with a health issue.

Oh Phoenix!! :cry: :cry: My heart is with you at this time. Epilepsy and seizure disorders are heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I have faith, however that the right decision will be made at the right time and when that time comes you will be able to han...
by Kiki's Mom
Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: My First Field Champion
Replies: 14
Views: 3397

Re: My First Field Champion

WOO HOO!!!! CONGRATULATIONS Abbey is a very nice girl and it was awesome to have met you at HV :) well done, Bill, well done!