More good news on clearances

Took a training intermission to take the youngsters (Loki, Rainy and Cutter) to UC Davis VMTH for OFA cardiology clearances last week. All passed their echocardiograms, OFA numbers are pending. That completes the clearances on Rainy and Cutter. Loki will have her hips and elbows checked after she turns 2 in July of this year.

  • Rainy (Rio Woodecoy Bring The Rain) OFA
    • OFA good hips
    • OFA normal elbows
    • OFA normal eyes
    • OFA normal heart (# pending)
    • OFA normal thyroid
    • Embark DNA tests all clear including:
      • prcd-PRA
      • PRA1
      • PRA2
      • DM
      • Ichthyosis
      • NCL
  • Cutter (Supreme Point’s Tailing Fastball at Woodecoy JH) OFA
    • OFA good hips
    • OFA normal elbows
    • OFA normal eyes
    • OFA normal thyroid
    • OFA normal heart (#pending)
  • Loki (Rio’s Woodecoy Brewn Mischief)
    • OFA normal eyes
    • OFA normal heart (# pending)
    • OFA normal thyroid
    • Embark DNA tests all clear including:
      • prcd-PRA
      • PRA1
      • PRA1
      • DM
      • Ichthyosis
      • NCL
    • OFA hips and elbows pending
Cutter and her BFF Gin (Rio’s First Gin N Spirits JH WC) meet up at Denverton

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The danger of grain free dog foods

Newest FDA report on feeding grain free dog foods. Further research is ongoing to determine why dog foods with these ingredients are causing dogs to DIE of Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM). At this point our recommendation is to NOT feed grain free foods, specifically those containing peas, lentils, and other legumes and potatoes (white and sweet);

FDA report Feb 19, 2019


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Good News today

5 dogs in for annual eye exams, 5 passed. Great news for Loki, Rainy, Cutter, Lyric and Willie.

Desert hike during Christmas break.

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Happy Valentines Day!

Love it when I get mail from our puppy owners!

Superman (Punch x Lyric), thanks to Ashley for the photo!
Zuko (Willie x Kimber), thanks to Joe for sharing the photo!
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Our recent GR News advertisement

Love our recent advertisement in the November-December 2018 field issue of the Golden Retriever News magazine in conjunction with Rio Ranch golden retrievers. Beautiful photos from our Alberta pheasant hunting trip by Barb Loree, ad design by Anney Doucette. Dogs featured are Arson, Willie, Brew, Lyric, Dega and Loki.

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“Primarily a hunting dog”

From the AKC/GRCA breed standard

“General Appearance — a symmetrical, powerful, active dog, sound and well put together, not clumsy nor long in the leg, displaying a kindly expression and possessing a personality that is eager, alert and self-confident. Primarily a hunting dog, he should be shown in hard working condition. Over-all appearance, balance, gait and purpose to be given more emphasis than any of his component parts.”

Sad to see the season end. Can’t wait until next year.

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Happy 15th Birthday Annie!

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