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    DefaultSnort...this was news to me!

    The owner of one of my board and trains asked me if his dog was a "duck footed" Lab, or a straight legged Lab. His breeder said that there two kinds of Labradors, "duck footed" where the feet point outward in different directions, and straight legged Labs. (guess which one he has?). gosh....I never knew that! (snort).

    I asked him about the breeder, and how young was the pup when he got him. Owner said interesting I should ask, as he thought he had puppies switched out and he got one much younger than it should have been. Dog, 7 months old is very friendly but has no concept of "backing off" when being pesky to a more dominant dog. Dog continuously pestered Kodi, and took toys away from Flint. Dog was given a gracious 1 1/2 weeks of growls, snaps....dog can now be called scar face. Breeder, here in MI apparently has 12+ litters a year. Since breeder is 78 years old, Owner wants another pup quick in case she kicks the bucket.

    *whacking head against wall*


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    um wow.
    I would have a hard time working in the pet industry. Or maybe I would just have to practice my poker "oh that's interesting" face.
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    Something I picked up years ago when I was researching beagles... that "duck foot", or sometimes referred to as "easty/westy" feet may be in part attributed to a severe protein deficiency in the puppy diet.

    I dunno.

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    Duck feet?! That is a new one. You sure do seem to have some great experiences and conversations in the work you do. I am just not sure how you keep a straight face and maybe sometimes from just smacking some people!
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    Dog's food was one issue I did make progress on. Owner changed Dog's food as a pup, because it made him smell like a "swamp". Owner started to switch foods on Dog. Dog developed diarrhea (because of frequent food changes). Dog brought to vet, and vet recommended a prescription food, 20# for $80.00. Yikes! (28% protein...I have no idea what else the dog was on).

    So, after making sure there was no "real" reason that Dog was on the Prescription Diet, I started to switch over to a relatively high quality food, and Dog is doing fine! Owner said he has no problem switching Dog, I have free reign!


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    Poor wee dog. I hope his owner loves him for whatever he is and doesn't get another dog from that breeder.

    I saw a tiny Lab a few months ago and asked how old the puppy was. It was 8 years old and a specially bred "duck dog". I was told they are bred small so they can sneak around bushes getting ducks without the ducks seeing them. lolol.

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    Curious . . . when you have dogs board with you for training are you teaching them to hunt, just doing general training (which I'm sure needs to be done prior to teaching them to hunt) or both?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kassabella View Post
    Poor wee dog. I hope his owner loves him for whatever he is and doesn't get another dog from that breeder.

    I saw a tiny Lab a few months ago and asked how old the puppy was. It was 8 years old and a specially bred "duck dog". I was told they are bred small so they can sneak around bushes getting ducks without the ducks seeing them. lolol.
    Too funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BauersMom View Post
    Curious . . . when you have dogs board with you for training are you teaching them to hunt, just doing general training (which I'm sure needs to be done prior to teaching them to hunt) or both?
    Both


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