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Currently the plan for 2021 would repeat my surprise breeding malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy from last year, using Stonyridge Zoro as the stud. His sire, Stonyridge Otis “Cooper”, is now VC Stonyridge Otis, NA II UT I. For those of you who don’t speak hunt test alphabet, the “VC” stands for NAVHDA Versatile Champion, meaning that he passed the 2019 NAVHDA Invitational Test, the highest level test in the club. In order to qualify for that, he recieved a Prize I on his Utility Test, the highest level in the adult hunting test. The NA II means that he got a Prize II malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy on his Natural Ability test, which needs to be completed by the age of sixteen malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy months. NAVHDA offers three open tests: the Natural Ability test, the Utility Preparatory Test and the Utility Test. Each test has three levels of scoring with I being malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy the highest and III being a pass. The best way to learn about these tests is by malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy attending a NAVHDA Handler’s Clinic near you.

A few things that come up in conversation with my malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy fellow dog breeders online that I feel like I should malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy pass along. This was a bad year for outdoor fungi and algae malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy with dogs. Blastomycosis (dirt fungi) and blue-green algae ravaged the country and had a big impact malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy on hunting dogs training this year, with many deaths occurring. Especially with first year pups, keep an eye on vomiting and lethargy and make sure malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy to take it seriously and go to the vet. The dog can be saved if steps are taken immediately.

Scott Linden of the TV Show Wingshooting USA posed the malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy question on his social media recently of whether or not malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy dead bird photos are necessary or appropriate. For people who operate hunting dog kennels they are mandatory. We have to put birds in front of our breeding malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy stock and our clients need to see that it is malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy happening. Right now, I am just not able to get away to get malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy into the field to take live action hunting photos. The time that I do get into the field, I want to spend hunting right now. Once the boys are older, I will have more time for field photography, but for right now we have to settle for the malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy dead bird photos. So dead bird photos? YES.

Charles took Zoro just down southwest of where we live malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy to a spot where we can reliably get into rail malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy and snipe. The birds are not much larger than your average tweety malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy bird, so it is good pointing practice for the dog to malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy get used to stopping on very little scent. It is also a good way to work on preventing malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy “hard mouth”, since the bird is very small and the dog has malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy to hold it gently to bring it to hand.

You can see in the background of the picture of malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy Caleb that some unknown soul added an “amenity” to our shared primitive campsite. They turned a five gallon bucket into a pit toilet malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy by cutting the bottom off of it, creating “teeth” so that you can stick it in the sand, then screwed a toilet seat to the top!. So all you needed to do was to dig a malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy hole to put it on top of, then you use your shovel to “flush” with the sand pile. Thank you creative redneck!!

So after every upland magazine has published an article about malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy the Nebraska Sandhills, every yahoo in the country is out there trying to malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy chase sharptailed grouse and prairie chickens. Which I am happy for honestly, there was a span of about five years where it malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy looked like we were the only ones out there. The non-natives stay pretty close to the highway because unless you malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy know the dunes, it is a scary place. And even for those of us who know it, it can play tricks on you sometimes. This year the biggest hazard is water on the roads, so even if you have maps and GPS that say malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy that a road is there, it may be closed or flooded.

We learned a lot from Zoro’s NAVHDA Natural Ability Test. Charles has handled four NA dogs (three prize ones all 112 and one prize two) prior to this and two UT III dogs. Two other co-owned dogs we’ve watched go to NA I 112. So I think that we were a little overconfident. I was tired from sending puppies home the days prior, so I didn’t go.

So now we get to work on the UPT for malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy either a late summer or early fall test. We’ve been a bit lax on our last few dogs malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy and have just put Natural Ability prizes on them and malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy just wild bird hunted from there. This will dial us back in to higher level training malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy and we learned a big lesson about waiting until the malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy age cutoff in the spring to Natural Ability Test. Best to get it over with in the fall while malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy they are young and be done with it.

I finally have a camcorder again (I’ve been using the video function on my DSLR for malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy the puppy videos and it is just not as good), so I’ll be recording a new grooming video soon, since that seems to be the most commonly searched for malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy topic on my blog right now. I’m sure I’ll get a chance to take some training videos over malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy the summer too, so keep an eye out for that. Good luck to everyone else out there with puppies and malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy testing this spring.

We’re down to the final week of having the “P” Litter with us and it is always bittersweet. The puppies are lovely and fun to be around, but we are only one family and they are a malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy pack of dogs! Luckily they are good and come when I clang the malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy dinner bell (hitting a Christmas tin lid with a spoon), because they have no fear of the woods. I have learned to let go a bit and allow malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy them down the hill to dig holes and run around malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy in the wild, but they wish that they could do it all day malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy instead of just for a couple of hours.

Next up is the last round of de-worming, trips to the vet for exams, shots and microchips (I am splitting them up and doing it over a malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy couple of days to make it easier), then lots and lots of paperwork for me. Oh and I need to squeeze in some crate conditioning malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy in there, but luckily I have enough crates where I can get malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy it done in a day in a couple of shifts. Then the fun of meeting the new owners and getting malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy to play Santa Claus in the spring.

How I do bird introduction as a breeder: I like to do it at 6.5 – 7 weeks. I have a chicken hutch inside of a woven wire malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy dog kennel, this go-around we happened to have quail. I carry the pup to the kennel, place a lead on the collar, open the door to the kennel and just let them malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy check out the birds. I step back a few paces and fire off a malignant fibrous histiocytoma chemotherapy kid’s cap gun a few shots. Once the pup acknowledges the birds, I collect it and give it lots of praise.

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