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by wems2371
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: breeding
Replies: 11
Views: 3322

Re: breeding

Keep in mind that AKC Rules do not allow, except with special documentation, the registration of a litter out of a dam less than 8 months or more than 12 years of age at the time of mating, or by a sire less than 7 months or more than 12 years of age at the time of mating. www.akc.org/dog-breeders/...
by wems2371
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: white discharge
Replies: 3
Views: 1292

Re: white discharge

A white discharge could be from vaginitis. Since it sounds like you only had her 2 weeks prior to spaying her, hopefully it's not a puppy vaginitis issue from an innie vulva. If she has an innie vulva, usually a spay is recommended after the first heat, because the vulva will permanently enlarge to ...
by wems2371
Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Home Sweet Home
Replies: 7
Views: 1893

Re: Home Sweet Home

:mrgreen:
by wems2371
Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs Passing
Replies: 15
Views: 3252

Re: Dogs Passing

I don't think having another dog negates the loss of the first one. I do think though that having another dog to hunt and enjoy, helps to ease focusing on the one lost. In the past, we've always buried our pets, but I'm leaning towards cremation now. In a hunting group I'm in, a gal mentioned buryin...
by wems2371
Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: dropped toe, flexir tendon ruptured
Replies: 10
Views: 4669

Re: dropped toe, flexir tendon ruptured

I now have this with my oldest dog and on Googling, found this thread. She limped just a bit last week on her right front, so I put her on mostly house arrest. Trimmed her toenails on Sunday and didn't notice a thing and the limp was barely noticeable. Monday it was obvious that she had a flat toe o...
by wems2371
Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: My dogs paw
Replies: 10
Views: 4097

Re: My dogs paw

As I recall, and that photo is about 2 years old, it healed up pretty fast after the foreign object came out. It might've taken a week before all of the swelling disappeared and the skin shrank back. I don't really recall her licking it much, other than when she worked the stick out--kind of like sh...
by wems2371
Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: My dogs paw
Replies: 10
Views: 4097

Re: My dogs paw

I'd agree that something was probably in there. If she's walking okay and it's not swollen any more, I'd just keep doing the neosporin. Sorry if the pic is huge, but this is one my dog had. She wasn't really lame but had swelling between the toes. Took her to the vet and she couldn't squeeze anythin...
by wems2371
Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Sneezing--stuck seed?
Replies: 5
Views: 2274

Re: Sneezing--stuck seed?

Well it's very hard to know what to do. If it weren't for the pricetag, I'd have went there immediately. She is barely sneezing at all any more...with maybe just 2-3 fits a day for just a minute. Still not acceptable to me, so I'll be thinking about this hard tomorrow when ISU opens. My vet seemed t...
by wems2371
Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Sneezing--stuck seed?
Replies: 5
Views: 2274

Re: Sneezing--stuck seed?

Definitely could be a piece of stick too. I was really hoping my vet would find something to remove, so we both could rest easy. I don't have a lot of hope that after 72 hours, that if there is something stuck, it's going to come out on it's own. Vet also cranked her mouth open wide to look at the b...
by wems2371
Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Sneezing--stuck seed?
Replies: 5
Views: 2274

Sneezing--stuck seed?

I went hunting with a friend Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Late Friday afternoon, as we were just about out of the field, my dog Brandi started having a sneezing fit. There was nothing easily visible in her nasal nares. I crated her up and we moved on to the next spot where I got one of my other dogs ...
by wems2371
Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: French Brittany around eastern Iowa
Replies: 17
Views: 3906

Re: French Brittany around eastern Iowa

twofeathers wrote:I'm excited .....and its local ...... hope she has three girls I am in line... fingers crossed. :wink:

Thanks Wems
I hope she has at least 3 girls too then! Seems like I have the 9th in my memory.
by wems2371
Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First Horseback Successful
Replies: 27
Views: 8559

Re: First Horseback Successful

That is AWESOME!!! Congrats!
by wems2371
Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: People tracking dogs
Replies: 14
Views: 3553

Re: People tracking dogs

There are volunteer SAR groups you can join with your dog. They will accept all types and look for a good prey drive. However they don't want dogs that have been trained for hunting. I am working on AKC tracking with a GSP right now. We've only done 3 trainings, but I'm hoping to get her through a ...
by wems2371
Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I love the Pacific Northwest!
Replies: 6
Views: 1563

Re: I love the Pacific Northwest!

Beautiful footage!
by wems2371
Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brucellosis test
Replies: 44
Views: 8703

Re: Brucellosis test

So to follow up, the PDF I had linked above showed that Minnesota has had B. canis positive dogs in as little as 15 years ago. I emailed the gal on Friday that did the peer reviewed journal PDF that I linked. A quick google uncovered that Joni Scheftel DVM, the author, is your current State Public H...
by wems2371
Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brucellosis test
Replies: 44
Views: 8703

Re: Brucellosis test

They told me in December there hasn't been a case in MN. in thirty years. It looks like a advertisement for test kits........................... Cj I just spent a few minutes googling Canine Brucellosis and Minnesota. I came across a link to a PDF "Potential for Zoonotic Transmission" that appears ...
by wems2371
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brucellosis test
Replies: 44
Views: 8703

Re: Brucellosis test

I don't mean to raise alarm, so please verify if you can. Iowa is supposed to be a mandatory reporting state, and someone suggested on the FB group I'm in, to contact the Dept's of Ag in the states that are mandatory reporting. So I did that today. In email, I asked the State Veterinarian for the Io...
by wems2371
Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brucellosis test
Replies: 44
Views: 8703

Re: Brucellosis test

Take this for what it's worth. I'm on a breeding group on Facebook. The topic came up today of testing for brucellosis. It happened that someone mentioned a link for lecture notes, some notes regarding MN. It could be hogwash, but it looks like something you could pursue or verify with research, giv...
by wems2371
Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: MD: Tail docking/dew claw removal legislation
Replies: 17
Views: 6144

Re: MD: Tail docking/dew claw removal legislation

Tail docking and dew claw removal are very easy if done within the first few days. Taking a tiny puppy to the vet's office puts it under stress and exposes it to all kinds of desease. This law will do nothing but add cost to law abiding owners, and stress to tiny puppies. The law is also unenforcea...
by wems2371
Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bloodlines
Replies: 43
Views: 15016

Re: Bloodlines

cjhills wrote:Never had a dog yet that I couldn't get in the water. Some take a bit of introduction. Maybe all. Saw a lot of NAVHDA dogs that had to be introduced to water, just like any other dog.
+1 Get them going as puppies, when the world is their oyster, as far as learning and accepting new things.
by wems2371
Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: first heat
Replies: 16
Views: 2548

Re: first heat

My pup Franki just came into heat around 9 months old. One of her littermates came in about the same time as well. As I recall, their mother didn't have her first until 14-16 months old.
by wems2371
Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Easiest way to clean diamond plate?
Replies: 8
Views: 3530

Re: Easiest way to clean diamond plate?

When I was in highschool I worked for Truck-o-mat- in Walcott. We would spray diamond plate on semi's with "brightner" I think its hydrofluoric acid. It worked pretty well I think they will do small vehicles also at least they used to. You might be able to buy it and do it yourself. If I remember i...
by wems2371
Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Man Awarded $145,000 in the Shooting of His Dog
Replies: 59
Views: 12701

Re: Man Awarded $145,000 in the Shooting of His Dog

I really don't understand how sick some people are. No thoughts about forgiveness for the dog/owner, no thoughts about the potential to harm/kill the person holding the dog, and no thoughts about the legal implications of his acts. Folks like that aren't wired right. :(
by wems2371
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Central Iowa
Replies: 20
Views: 3828

Re: German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Central Iowa

Cool beans! Do you have a website or Facebook page I can follow for the club?
by wems2371
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training near Des Moines
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: Training near Des Moines

It would be an hour east, just south of Grinnell, but Hawkeye NAVHDA meets at least once a month to train.

http://www.iowahawkeyenavhda.org/
by wems2371
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 350644

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

Photos from our NAVHDA training day on Saturday. http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa283/redhotroxi/IMG_9993_edited-1_zpsd28caeeb.jpg Momma Brandi http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa283/redhotroxi/IMG_9991_edited-1_zps6a61d321.jpg Daughter Franki http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa283/redhotrox...
by wems2371
Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: But wait ... what would you pay?
Replies: 127
Views: 26911

Re: But wait ... what would you pay?

Meller wrote:Type in top farm subsidy recipient in(your County)on top of that then see what subsidy they get from the conservation programs; then tell me how bad the farmer has it. Then try to buy land while competing against free money.
http://farm.ewg.org/index.php
by wems2371
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Easiest way to clean diamond plate?
Replies: 8
Views: 3530

Easiest way to clean diamond plate?

We just got a used aluminum diamond plate dog trailer. What are some good products to clean and shine it up? In the past, with a truck tool box, we used some paste and a buffer. That box didn't have any road type grime on it though. I had read on some other truck forums about a liquid acidic product...
by wems2371
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question for breedrs
Replies: 48
Views: 9641

Re: Question for breedrs

You all miss the point completely it is not about naming requirements. It is about changing the rules after the game is played. I have a naming clause but it is a suggestion. As long as it is up front who cares. I know kennels that won't give you breeding papers on females I don't have to buy the p...
by wems2371
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question for breedrs
Replies: 48
Views: 9641

Re: Question for breedrs

If you own a GSP, kennel names within the registered name have been going on forever. Drill back on your pedigree far enough and you should see a kurzhaar with a v, von, von der, or vom something or another. This isn't new and it didn't have to be earned. It was ancestral, denoting dogs born of the ...
by wems2371
Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Anyone feed exceed from SAMs club
Replies: 11
Views: 3549

Re: Anyone feed exceed from SAMs club

I fed their Chicken & Rice formula for 4-5 years and my dogs did great on it. At the suggestion of a few breeders, I switched to ProPlan when I had a litter, and I just haven't switched back to Exceed yet. My expired $45 membership, when I only buy dogfood there, has been a consideration in total co...
by wems2371
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting dog into a non hunting home?
Replies: 20
Views: 5210

Re: Hunting dog into a non hunting home?

Let me pose this question to you: Would you rather have it go to a hunting home and it only gets out to hunt a couple times a year? OR A non hunting home who includes the dog in all activities and stimulates the dog in other ways? ^^^ This. If the dog was out and about constantly that would be awes...
by wems2371
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Why use an E Collar at all?
Replies: 50
Views: 12507

Re: Why use an E Collar at all?

take this with a grain of salt. I have rabbit dogs, so i would use and e-collar for trash breaker scenarios for the most part. I am not training bird dogs. I have used collars and they are nice, see your dog running trash and let it know it is a bad idea. Most of my collars are broken these days. I...
by wems2371
Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pro Plan People
Replies: 10
Views: 2190

Re: Pro Plan People

Great bargain! I took two Petco coupons and my Purina coupon in yesterday and walked out with 75 lbs total for $63.78. What was interesting, is I had a coupon for a free bag of 6 lb ProPlan, but when I got to the register the clerk flipped out a $5 off coupon for me before he realized I had my own c...
by wems2371
Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A question for breeders about false pregnancy?
Replies: 24
Views: 6113

Re: A question for breeders about false pregnancy?

False pregnancies are quite normal according to my vet and from what I've read. I'd have to check my yearly records, but I believe my female had 3 of them prior to my mating her at 4 years old. She had 7 puppies with no problems. Her falsies were a matter of getting thick in the flank, puffiness of ...
by wems2371
Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breeder Question
Replies: 30
Views: 9800

Re: Breeder Question

Unfortunately I haven't found any dogs that have really impressed me in the Carolinas. I'm not sure when you were looking for a puppy, but I know through my FB contacts, their is a litter at BootPoint kennel in Virginia right now. They are maybe 3 weeks old. The sire is a VC (highest you can go in ...
by wems2371
Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Update on Tigg and Rook
Replies: 18
Views: 6551

Re: Update on Tigg and Rook

roaniecowpony wrote:Sounds like good breeding and owner perseverance beat the drought.
+1 That says it all!

Good phone pics, but great dogs deserve a better camera! :D I don't know how some get more in, but I'm stuck now with the 2 photo url per post junk too.
by wems2371
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where are Isaac & Banks ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1135

Re: Where are Isaac & Banks ?

Gotcha :wink:
by wems2371
Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where are Isaac & Banks ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1135

Re: Where are Isaac & Banks ?

Did he change his name and become Double Shot Banks?

viewtopic.php?f=69&t=44894&p=415356&hil ... ys#p415356
by wems2371
Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidental Breeding
Replies: 97
Views: 19163

Re: Accidental Breeding

$1000 is not uncommon for NAVHDA sires. and puppies. I HAVE heard of Horizon kennels, and the lines the dogs come from. I do not think badgering the OP about breeding practices is helping. They asked a question and have had many opinions. Their decision to make. Yes, I have too. Here is what I woul...
by wems2371
Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidental Breeding
Replies: 97
Views: 19163

Re: Accidental Breeding

I think he's saying DNA was pending, and now that they got the results, they're knocking at his door to get them papered.
by wems2371
Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidental Breeding
Replies: 97
Views: 19163

Re: Accidental Breeding

If the bitch was suitable to your liking, in other words, you would have accepted a breeding to her under normal circumstances...I would take the $1000. If she didn't have good hips or something else that you find highly objectionable, I would walk. Pretty sure that AKC isn't going to allow pups to ...
by wems2371
Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: home made dog fod
Replies: 35
Views: 9845

Re: home made dog fod

Minigooch, I would not feed raw to a puppy as a primary food source, just for the reason that Mountaindog mentioned regarding balancing nutrients, minerals, and such. I have concerns over a well balanced diet for proper bone growth and development and feel that dog food manufacturers are probably do...
by wems2371
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Cross Breed
Replies: 49
Views: 21734

Re: New Cross Breed

A little cross breed humor...Doberhuahua.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZQogu_rt9Y
by wems2371
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Bella in the snow
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Re: Bella in the snow

Very nice. I think I see your next avatar/profile photo. :wink:
by wems2371
Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Carsick puppy
Replies: 8
Views: 1809

Re: Carsick puppy

I think ours outgrew it by the time they were a year old. We traveled nearly every weekend with them for 3 months straight, and that seemed to do the trick. Keep in mind that it can take another 45 minutes once they're out of the car to get over the car-sickness. Just something to keep in mind if y...
by wems2371
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Carsick puppy
Replies: 8
Views: 1809

Re: Carsick puppy

My avatar pup is 8.5 months old and still gets a little bit carsick. It's not the massive drooling anymore though and he's learned to get in the crate and lay down (sleep) much quicker, which seems to put it at bay versus when he sits or stands in the crate. My vet told me 50mg of Dramamine every 8 ...
by wems2371
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Beshear dogs?
Replies: 17
Views: 6197

Re: Beshear dogs?

No info out there? Anyone even heard of a Beshear. Maybe Elmer Beshear? I can't imagine there'd be too many folks breeding GSPs with that exact same last name, so that's where I'd start. http://texasgundogclub.com/forum/archive/index.php/thread-631.html edit: Not sure if my link works now, but it d...
by wems2371
Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coyotes and Dogs
Replies: 225
Views: 66123

Re: Coyotes and Dogs

All the coyotes I have seen in UT, ID, NV and WY are about 20-25 lbs. I cant imagine a 50lb coyote, though I would bet there was something else mixed in! Most of what you find up here ranging from 35 pounds 45 pounds but some to 60 pounds, I know of a couple, one of which I saw, that was 65 pounds....
by wems2371
Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Lupoid Dermatosis
Replies: 95
Views: 29054

Re: Lupoid Dermatosis

As a side note, if you would like to follow living shorthairs that have lupus, there is a page on Facebook titled Pongo German Shorthair Pointer Lupus. It follows Pongo's journey and there are a couple other shorthairs recently added to the group, including 7 month old "Cookie" from Australia.