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  1. Is there any problem with raw chicken drumsticks? They're cheaper than both wings and necks at the moment (can't see why).
  2. What about a spaniel of some description? Gundog, that would do well in agility and such, but a medium, manageable size.
  3. It is a very unfortunate situation, but I don't believe you can expect to get your money back and keep your dog. As I understand most breeders offer a replacement pup if you have an issue with yours. A year is quite awhile for you to have had your pup, and the breeder has had no control over how she was raised. I think your breeder has offered you a reasonable offer, yes a very tough decision, but if you are planning on becomeing a breeder, you will be faced with many tough decisions. You need to decide why you want to breed and what you are willing to sacrifice and what you expect in return.
  4. I have some panels from pet panels aswell. They are very sturdy. You will need to add your own floor if you think he'll dig out and a roof.
  5. There are usually quite a few older labs on DOL. just make sure if you go that route that the dog has been well socialised, as I've met a few now you would think have never left their kennel
  6. My mother is in a similar situation, although perhaps a bit younger and more active. I've been helping her research for her next dog. At the moment a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is the top of her list. A bit of grooming required but from what I can gather not too much work.
  7. Far enough. We're farmers, so no such thing as booking time off. But very lucky to be able to organise my work each day around puppies.
  8. If you want him to eat the dry maybe mix a little mince through. I would take away uneaten portion any not allow grazing.
  9. I don't Ultrasound as I figure she is either pregnant or not and I will know soon enough. If that is the only reason then I feel it's fine not to worry about it.
  10. I'm sorry. It must be very hard to be involved in a breed that is such a hot topic of controversy, but the fact is, compared to the GSD we had as children, even your bitch looks extreme to me.
  11. Wondering breeders different reasons for using ultrasound to confirm pregnancies. Is it just piece of mind of knowing you have a successful pregnancy? Wanting to know the number of pups? How does this help in your preparation and during whelping?
  12. I'm sure this has been discussed to death, but I have not actually looked at a GSD for many many years. Watching the Westminster show on YouTube I was quite shocked to see Rumor. While she is gorgeous in her own right, I was quite taken aback at the change in the breed and can't see how it has done them any good.
  13. Mine will eat anything but so far have found they do best on black hawk. I like to change kibble and even mix different brands together. I also try to feed fresh meaty bones or chicken wings on shopping day, and eggs, yoghurt and suitable table scraps during the week for a bit of variety. Whoevers turn it is inside gets to clean up the floor after the toddler;)
  14. Yes I agree. I'm in no way trying to cheat the system. Just wasn't quite right the way the first ones were processed. Seems a bit pointless if the results aren't consistent.
  15. Thanks. I did order one anyway. I'm sure it will be an interesting read and a good addition to the bookshelf. I did wonder why it was so expensive though. Maybe not many copies anymore? The newer addition was cheaper so maybe it's a bit of a collectors item now.