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by Fireside
Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: To those living in California
Replies: 27
Views: 4818

Re: To those living in California

If Colorado couldn't do anything about it, well... fat chance Cali. :roll: What did you do to try and stop those laws from passing? Nothing? If so, that was the whole purpose if this thread, to get people to act. Many of us in Colorado wrote, called and emailed to no avail. The state senate preside...
by Fireside
Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "is it possible to get muscle back that has been lost?"
Replies: 9
Views: 2277

Re: "is it possible to get muscle back that has been lost?"

The leg being atrophied is not a good enough reason to amputate the leg, there must be something more going on there. If the only problem is atrophy, then PT and strength training should get 90% or better of the muscle rebuilt. Be prepared for it to be a long term project, 18 months or more to know ...
by Fireside
Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Tramadol and stomach issues
Replies: 20
Views: 6835

Re: Tramadol and stomach issues

When they do a fecal, they pretty much just look for worms, not protozoa or amoeba. They have to look really for those and most vets don;t. We had a giardia problem once with a litter, they vet just happened to be looking at the right time and place and found one on the slide. She said that they wer...
by Fireside
Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: therapy/service dogs?
Replies: 34
Views: 9103

Re: therapy/service dogs?

I'm working with my Brittany now to have him certified as a Therapy Dog thru TDI. There are dogs in the class of almost every description from Papillion to Great Dane X Golden Retriever. I don;t really see much difference in their general suitability as therapy dogs. The little guys are great for ho...
by Fireside
Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: crate size for Brittany
Replies: 13
Views: 3548

Re: crate size for Brittany

We have a small a medium and a large in our bedroom. The 7 month old still fits in the small wire crate. Any of the dogs alone fit in the medium and the large fits all 3 girls together. When we go into town to run errands, all 3 girls prefer to be crated together in the big crate... the boy usually ...
by Fireside
Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: puppy eating "poop"
Replies: 12
Views: 2170

Re: puppy eating "poop"

it's winter and my dogs are all enjoying the horse "poopsicles"
by Fireside
Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How much would you pay?
Replies: 20
Views: 4975

Re: How much would you pay?

Most rescue organizations go seriously into the red with their rehoming fees. The vet visit to vaccinate, neuter and micro chip probably costs about $200. That means for a normal healthy dog they "make" $100. If the dog had been heartworm positive, they would have gone several hundred dollars in the...
by Fireside
Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Old time brittany grouse bloodlines
Replies: 33
Views: 11227

Re: Old time brittany grouse bloodlines

Let me give a rousing second to John & Ann Short! They are terrific people that actually hunt their dogs... I don;t think that you could go wrong there!
by Fireside
Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Registered Dog Names
Replies: 16
Views: 4039

Re: Registered Dog Names

You don't have to include the kennel name, if you do want to include it you much get permission from the kennel. Per the AKC: "The person who owns the dog at the time the application for registration is submitted to the AKC has the right to name it." That only applies to registered kennel names whi...
by Fireside
Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Registered Dog Names
Replies: 16
Views: 4039

Re: Registered Dog Names

If the breeder doesn;t require the use of his/her kennel name you don't have to... but it is a very sportsmanlike thing to do if you are going to be showing your dog. Just as I would want the credit for the dogs I have bred, I have no problem giving credit to the breeders that I have chosen to obtai...
by Fireside
Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pup showing aggression towards wife and daughter
Replies: 59
Views: 11468

Re: Pup showing aggression towards wife and daughter

have you contacted the breeder?
by Fireside
Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Diarrhea
Replies: 19
Views: 4287

Re: Diarrhea

SOunds like you found your primary problem, but for sure keep him away from the Loquats. I love them, grew up with a tree in front of my window, and know that they can cause serious stomach/gastrointestinal problems! Definately NOT something for the dog to eat...
by Fireside
Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pup showing aggression towards wife and daughter
Replies: 59
Views: 11468

Re: Pup showing aggression towards wife and daughter

I think the difference is in training you had Labs before. I know with my two pointing dogs, they couldn't care less if you play with them as long as they get to run and get birds. Labs want to be your friend first and I think they bond faster. These dogs will bond with you but really just want to ...
by Fireside
Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gettin mean, HELP
Replies: 22
Views: 4960

Re: Gettin mean, HELP

AzDoggin gave you great advise. I would have a crate for the GSP and a crate for the silky. Put the GSP in the crate with a chewie and keep the Skilie out of her face! If she can't quit buggin the GSP, then you know where the problems lies. Then try the reverse... Silkie crated with a chewie and the...
by Fireside
Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trouble!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 3601

Re: Trouble!!!

I have two that potty at night with no problems. The baby is really good and comes to a call or whistle very well, she has not gotten to the teenager stage yet. LOL The oldest girl comes when called as well. The boy goes out on a check cord, he wants to go next door and visit his BFF...(who won;t be...
by Fireside
Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trouble!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 3601

Re: Trouble!!!

check cord
by Fireside
Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New to forum. Picking up a Britt pup saturday. Questions...
Replies: 10
Views: 1931

Re: New to forum. Picking up a Britt pup saturday. Questions...

Pro Plan is a good feed. You will be looking at about 2 1/2 cups split into two feedings. I add about 1/4 can of Pedigree chicken on top of that @ both feedings as well. Some days they will finish it all and others they will not... that is normal for growth. Get him to the vet to get his rabies shot...
by Fireside
Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Kennel odor
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Kennel odor

OdorMute is your best friend. A groomer friend of mine just turned me onto it for de-skunking a dog. Its great in the kennel and on the dogs as well... not sure how I ever lived without it!!!!
by Fireside
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC LITTER REG Q
Replies: 10
Views: 1132

Re: AKC LITTER REG Q

You can contact AKC and they will be able to let you know if the litter application has been applied for or issued. You are in a lot better shape than I first thought since you have pedigree, DOB, and bill of sale. I have been in a similar set of circumstances years ago and did get the papers (took ...
by Fireside
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 10 of 21 Dog Foods Mislabeled
Replies: 67
Views: 12222

Re: 10 of 21 Dog Foods Mislabeled

I have yet to meet a dog that didn't/wouldn't eat horse poo... most of them love it, but I would certainly never intentionally feed it to a dog.
by Fireside
Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wife MADE me do it!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 5256

Re: Wife MADE me do it!!!

I think the shoe chromosome missed me. I have a pair of hunting boots, 2 pair of cowboy boots and a pair of everyday shoes. Most of the summer I kick around in flip-flops if I'm not out with the horses or dogs. Guns or the other hand is a different story... every so often something follows one or th...
by Fireside
Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany Pedigree: New Pup
Replies: 8
Views: 1621

Re: Brittany Pedigree: New Pup

i have owned and bred to half siblings, thats not a big deal. What concerns me more is that the "linebreeding" falls equally on Picketts Sue who appears to be of no known pedigree... can you provide any more information there???
by Fireside
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Weird question?
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Re: Weird question?

My sister-in-law has the same problem with both dogs and cats. She does tolerate some dogs and cats, but there doesn't seem to be any way to predict which ones she can deal with and which ones will give her hives. If you want a pup she can handle, she is just going to have to "try it out" and see wh...
by Fireside
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feeding
Replies: 12
Views: 3856

Re: Feeding

I would continue to offer the food twice a day. Give her 10 minutes and pick up anything not eaten. As a reference, I have two adult female Brittanys and I feed taste of the Wild. They each get 1.5 cups per day (in the evening) and maintain their weight very nicely. One of them is an oversize rescue...
by Fireside
Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Teary eyes
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Re: Teary eyes

it's probably the ragweed. try a boric acid eyewash from the pharmacy. my eyes and allergies are nuts too
by Fireside
Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Hard knot in the middle of ear?? Very small in size.
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Re: Hard knot in the middle of ear?? Very small in size.

One of my Britts has one on/in each of her earflaps. they don;t seem to bother her at all, but I keep forgetting to ask the vet about them when I'm in there
by Fireside
Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What Breed Did You Start With
Replies: 40
Views: 6175

Re: What Breed Did You Start With

Hubby had a Weim when we met. I got into Labradors and he got a Flat-Coat. I had a couple of Brittanys, but they didn;t work out.. I stayed in Labradors until about 4 years ago when I went down the Brittany road again. Now I have 4 of them and don;t plan to have any other breed... I sure do like the...
by Fireside
Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: elk antlers
Replies: 5
Views: 1020

Re: elk antlers

They are great as chewies unless you live in deer/elk habitat. Do you want your dogs focused on birds, or looking for sheds? If you don;t care, by all means use them, they are a lot safer than all the imported stuff coming in from China... I have never heard of any problems with them.
by Fireside
Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is there such thing as a bad puppy?
Replies: 64
Views: 12409

Re: Is there such thing as a bad puppy?

hearing problems could easily be the root cause. the more white the dog is the more the chance for deafness... take her to the vet and ask him to specifically test her hearing in both ears.
by Fireside
Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First night with puppy, what to expect?
Replies: 42
Views: 7670

Re: First night with puppy, what to expect?

I guess I'm a big pushover... I sleep with mine. They are used to having someone to snuggle with and will happily snuggle with you. They get used to your smell and bond tightly with you..and when they wake up and have to go potty, it's easy to swoop them up and take them out. Any more, if I don;t ha...
by Fireside
Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: brittany colours
Replies: 13
Views: 1969

Re: brittany colours

There is a small but determined group of dual field and show Brittany people (mostly in upper New England) that are very into the roan colored dogs. They seem to be doing well with them in AKC trials and competition.
by Fireside
Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Digital hearing protection
Replies: 8
Views: 2450

Re: Digital hearing protection

featherhead wrote: By the way, what kinda hearing protection did you find thats rated at 80? Seems kinda high, I'd be a little skeptical.
I was wondering the same. 35 or so seems to be about the highest I have seen.
by Fireside
Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Digital hearing protection
Replies: 8
Views: 2450

Re: Digital hearing protection

Hubby has a set of Walkers Game Ears that he loves. I think they were about $150ish. I just bought a set of Caldwell electronic muffs and they are not the quality of the Walkers but they were under $40 and work really well. I think they are rated about 30db. If you don;t want to go with electronics,...
by Fireside
Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dual champion, field lines, or hunting
Replies: 21
Views: 4126

Re: dual champion, field lines, or hunting

In the Brittany competition world DC's are relatively common. The parent breed club makes a strong effort to insure that their committment to the "Dual Dog" concept is maintained; you will see it clearly in the election of officers and directors. Some of the iconic names in the breed such as Ban De...
by Fireside
Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dual champion, field lines, or hunting
Replies: 21
Views: 4126

Re: dual champion, field lines, or hunting

I always figured that life is too short to hunt with an ugly dog... so i go for the dual lines.
by Fireside
Wed May 23, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is this normal for a Brittany puppy?
Replies: 52
Views: 10312

Re: Is this normal for a Brittany puppy?

You have had the puppy for four days.... give him a chance to chill out and get to feel like it is home. He may be in a bit of a fear stage and most likely he doesn;t have a clue what is going on in his world. talk to your breeder, but chances are everything is fine.
by Fireside
Tue May 15, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pup has arrived!
Replies: 13
Views: 2197

Re: Pup has arrived!

Love the fuzzy face! Enjoy puppyhood!
by Fireside
Thu May 10, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: In the house
Replies: 17
Views: 3925

Re: In the house

You will get the behavior you allow. If you make it clear that you expect them to behave, they will comply.... just like children... and just like children, if you allow them to be houligans they will reduce your house to shambles.
by Fireside
Tue May 08, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Do the Dew?
Replies: 40
Views: 8499

Re: Do the Dew?

I had one get ripped on a Lab bitch a few years ago. It bled like a stuck pig and obviously hurt a lot. Had to have the remainder of it surgically removed and that laid her up for a bit. I will never NOT have them removed again.
by Fireside
Thu May 03, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog food spreadsheet
Replies: 70
Views: 14108

Re: Dog food spreadsheet

add Taste of the Wild please
by Fireside
Wed May 02, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: When to Spay
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: When to Spay

DO NOT SPAY before 1st heat and if possible wait until after the second one. DO NOT let your vet pressure you into spaying early. There is much growing to be done that requires hormones to regulate and spaying can cause urinary tract leakage problems.
by Fireside
Tue May 01, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Picking pup question (not typical questions)
Replies: 17
Views: 3877

Re: Picking pup question (not typical questions)

from a structural standpoint, what you see at 8 weeks is pretty much what you will see when they are grown up. They tend to grow unevenly and at 8 weeks the are pretty much in-sync for a short time. It is much better socially to let them stay with the litter until at least 8 weeks.
by Fireside
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: rattlesnake aversion training in southern california
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: rattlesnake aversion training in southern california

not to mention that the mojave greens seem to have a a real attitude problem. The normal rattler tries to get away if at all possible, the mojave green stands it's ground or even becomes aggressive. If I was still in SoCal, I would definately be looking to avoidance train for them!
by Fireside
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: uncle ted, the poacher?
Replies: 66
Views: 14716

Re: uncle ted, the poacher?

A few years back I spent some time with him on two different occassions in a private setting with no public or media around. I can honestly say he is sincere in his beliefs and I do not think he disregards the law. Anyone who spends the number of days afield that he does will have unknowingly viola...
by Fireside
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new dog den?
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Re: new dog den?

I have 2 igloos in the kennel with 3 dogs... usually they all sleep in one. Togetherness!!!
by Fireside
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I know it's too young to tell, but.
Replies: 6
Views: 835

Re: I know it's too young to tell, but.

Looks like a nice litter of Brittanys. Pick the one you like the best but please try to talk the breeder into keeping them all together until at least 8 weeks.

Good Luck!!
by Fireside
Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I want to see your Brittany!
Replies: 58
Views: 14784

Re: I want to see your Brittany!

Karen,

You can send IGONNAKILLYOUJENNY to me anytime.... no questions asked! Pretty sure IGONNAKILLYOU KIDDO can wear her butt out all by himself. OMG can he RUN!
by Fireside
Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Brittany
Replies: 15
Views: 2236

Re: New Brittany

He should be great! Enjoy!!!!'
by Fireside
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Are seizures a big problem in Brittanys ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3965

Re: Are seizures a big problem in Brittanys ?

Seizures while not common are not unheard of in Brittanys. Most can be medically mannaged. It is not clear to me that your dog is having seizures, rather he/she has head tremor which are not necessarily the same thing. Please have a vet check you dog out and figure what is going on... it needs to be...
by Fireside
Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Lab and Thyroid problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: Lab and Thyroid problem?

Thyroid problems are very common in Labs. Your vet can run bloodwork to see if this is indeed the case and prescribe the correct dosage of thyroid medication. Switching to a no-soy dog food can help. Soy is a natural thyroid inhibitor and can be a factor. Labradors do need to be pretty closely porti...