Smelling Love In The Air

The canine nose is amazing, when a certain smell is in the air the boy dogs can smell it from afar. Guilty has been in season for over a week now and is ready to go into standing heat where she will accept male dogs. Riggs as you know lives across my pasture in a little woods from me. The other night he was just a smelling the air as their was a east wind and sending Guilty’s love smell his way. He was crying all night, wouldn’t eat and was driving Roger nuts. Hang in there Roger we got just a few weeks left.

 

Have a great weekend!

The Results Are In

On July 24, 2017 I took Riggs to Harmony Pet Clinic where I work and had his OFA Hips and Elbows radiographed, I also had a PennHip evaluation done. If you missed the blog post you can read about it here. I sent in the radiographs to OFA and PennHip on Monday afternoon on the 24th. On July 27th I received the PennHip report. Once they get the submission form and the radiographs their turn around time is within 72 hours. OFA results were back 17 days later.

Here is Riggs PennHip report:

This test showed that Riggs left hip was a little lax than his right. He still scored in the 90% for the Chesapeakes, he was also a smige above average. The doctor who did the PennHip evaluation said from what she saw on the radiographs that were taken for submission she thought Riggs would get a good rating with OFA.

And the results of OFA:

OFA said that Riggs has Normal Elbows – no signs of dysplasia.

OFA said that Riggs has Good hips, so Dr. O’Brien was spot on.

I am happy with these results. Riggs OFA hip and elbows results can be accessed on the OFA website in their database, you can view them by clicking here. Soon his PennHip results will be available online.

Roxy And NADD Air Retrieve

Roxy (Glory and Bear 2016 pup) is loving the water this summer. She just loves dock jumping and here she is showing off her skills at the North America Diving Dogs competition. She is doing a air retrieve and her personal best for the weekend was 16 ft. She has jumped now over 18 ft.

Go Roxy get that bumper, I enjoy all the pictures Trish posts up of Roxy, too bad we didn’t live closer so I could see her compete in person.

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Paw Print Genetics ~ Riggs DNA Tests

Paw Print Genetics Logo

My experience with Paw Print Genetics. When you breed and you know the genetic clearances of the parents used for the breeding which are clear you know that the puppies will also be clear for those genetic tests. The genetic tests that you can do this with are DM (Degenerative Myelopathy), EIC (Exercise Induce Collapse), PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), Longcoat and Ectodermal Dysplasia. You can then say that the puppy from two clear dogs being bred together will turn out CBP (Clear By Parentage). You can get away with this so to speak with one generation but after that you should test the puppies to make sure things haven’t changed or by some odd reason the test was inaccurate. I knew that Riggs would be CBP for PRA, I also had his DM test done when he was a puppy but didn’t have the clearances for the other tests done on one or both parents so I decided to use Paw Print Genetics to have the genetic tests done on him.

On July 12, I went onto Paw Print Genetics website, registered as a new owner, picked out the genetic tests I wanted to run on Riggs, checked out and waited for the test kit to come in the mail. Paw Print Genetics offers sales on their tests so when the 50% off sale came around I took advantage of it. I ordered 4 tests that would of cost me normally $250.00 for $125.00. A week later I received my test kit.

The test kit came with instructions, submission form, pen and paper for me.

The submission form that had all my information on it that I needed to sign.

The instructions.

Helpful tips.

The time has come to collect the samples from Riggs.

Collect samples??? Is this going to hurt???

Riggs is not dead, he is just playing dead.

Riggs really isn’t playing dead, he must of thought this was going to be painful so he laid down when I was collecting the samples. There were three swabs that I needed to insert into his mouth against his cheek cavity and twirl around for 30 seconds.

Put sample swabs into the hazard bag.

After the sample was collected you put it back into the package to dry then into the hazard bag that came with the kit.

Put hazard bag into the pre paid mailer.

Once you put the swabs into the hazard bag you can then put it into the pre paid mailer.

Off it goes into the mail box.

I sent the samples off on July 21, 2017, I then got a email that Paw Print Genetics received the samples on July 24th.

You can go on their site and track your order.

You can go onto Paw Print Genetics website to track your order and to view your results. I got a email on August 4, 2017 that my order was complete and gave me a link to view Riggs results.

My account to check on the tests being run.

Riggs result page.

The report page.

On your account you can add a breeder profile so people can look your breed up and see your results.

Create a breeder profile.

You can add a description on your kennel and add a profile picture.

Sand Spring Chesapeakes breeder profile.

You can also add a my pedigree on your dog.

Adding information on Riggs and a photo of him.

Riggs pedigree of tests.

The test results when printed off.

About Paw Print Genetics: ~website~

Highest Industry Standards and Accuracy

Our laboratory is staffed with expertly trained geneticists, veterinarians, and technicians. We are equipped with the latest testing technology and analyze each mutation with two independent methods to provide you the highest accuracy in the industry.

  • All mutations offered are based on the published, medical literature
  • Board-certified geneticist by the American Board of Medical Genetics on staff
  • Each mutation is tested twice, with two independent methods
  • All results are reviewed and reported by both a PhD geneticist and a veterinarian
  • Majority of test results accepted by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
  • Diagnostic-grade DNA extracted from a variety of accepted sample types

Paw Print Genetics is an approved genetic laboratory with OFA (Orthopedic Foundation For Animals) so the tests results can be entered into OFA’s genetic database for a fee, then anyone can look up your dogs clearances and see them as well as the parents and siblings information if submitted.

I was very please with my experience with Paw Print Genetics, I will definitely be using them in the future.

~I was not asked to share my experience with Paw Print Genetics, I was happy with my experience so wanted to share with others, I was not compensated on sharing my experience~

 

Nothing But Norman #161

Happy Saturday All!

The new Hunting Retriever Club magazine was delivered to our door. Checking it out they had the Historical & Current Top Producing Sires. Norman was in the #10 spot again. He has been listed as one of the Historical Top Producing Sires in the past.

In other Sand Spring news, the current UKC Top Ten Dog and Breed Standings were listed on their website. For the Chesapeakes 3 Sand Spring dogs are listed in the top ten. Guilty is in the number 1 position with 7 points, Josey, Glory’s daughter with Thunder 2015 litter is in the 2nd position with 6 points and Momma Glory is in the 5th position with 2 points.

Have a great weekend!

 

 

Hunt Test Camping With Friends

Once a year we camp when we attend Muddy Waters HRC hunt test. We have friends come down from Upper Michigan and friends go up from back home. We have three campsites set up with our dogs and children.

Here is our base camp.

Stancerville travels, Josey and Rizzo hanging out in the camper watching us share hunt test stories. Guilty had to have her picture taken with the pink flamingo.

Had to take a moment to get a selfie with Red, she is Gambler’s daughter. Red is 15 months old and doing super well in her training program. She is coming along nicely. Rick ran her in seasoned tests this weekend. She didn’t pass but she sure did run good for a young dog. Now they know what they have to work on.

Willow gave us the most fun. It took her like 15 minutes to get into costume and then she turned her self into a dinosaur. Sophie was her handler. There was a little black lab puppy that came up on her and didn’t quite know what to think of her. Guilty barked at her and then wanted to tackle her and kiss her.

John and I stayed in our wall tent. Riggs needed to be crated as this was his first time camping and didn’t know how he would be. Gambler, Glory and Guilty have been camping before but it sure didn’t stop them from trying to sneak out the wall tent door and run a muck when we were trying to go to sleep. Once they were all settled in on top of our cots they stayed in the tent.

Glory ran in finished each day. Sadly she didn’t pass. The land blinds each day got the best of her. She had fun nonetheless.

Riggs and Josey on the other hand had great days each day by passing both started tests. Because of that it was time to break out the champagne. The bottle opener I had apparently was a cheap one and the screw part broke off in the cork. I had to mcguiver a way to get the cork out so we could enjoy the festivities.

Emergency adverted! Jo fixed it and drinks were in order now!

It’s always a great time camping with these friends. We all had a great weekend, something we will continue to do each fall.

Have a great weekend, this weekend we are going to a skeet shoot with our training group.

2 Started Passes For Josey

This weekend Tom and his family were with us to attend the Muddy Waters HRC hunt test. Josey was entered both Saturday and Sunday in the started class.

Saturday on land and water she ran great, all Tom’s hard work training finally paid off. You can see how relieved he and Josey are to finally have one pass under their belt.

Here is the play by play after the water series.

I love you dad, did I make you proud?

Tom receiving his ribbon.

Josey’s first started pass.

Day 2 Sunday went just as well for Tom and Josey. Pass number 2 is in the books now. She will need 2 more passes for her title.

Here we go!

Going to the line.

Second water retrieve, bring it to papa!

Phew, that is done!

Tom and Mini Tom.

Tom receiving his ribbon from the judge who was a Mini Tom. Wade the judge was our judge for both days, he is such a fun judge which made the weekend so much better.

Always a great time when running hunt tests with friends and fun people. Thank you Muddy Waters HRC for a great successful weekend. Till next year get out and do some hunting with your hunting pal!

Josey is out of my Glory and Thunder (2browndawgs) 2015 litter. Couldn’t be prouder of what this girl as accomplished in and out of the field.

Sibling Love

Josey and Riggs giving a congrats smooch after their passes at the hunt test this past weekend.

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Sand Spring Paracord

I’ve added a new button to my home screen: Paracord Leashes/Collars/Laynards For Sale

When you click on it you will be taken to my Paracord page where you can see the projects I do and sell. All orders are custom orders, you tell me what you want and I will make it.

Let me know if I need to change anything on this page. I’m open for suggestions even on the name of the page. Thank you!

The page looks somewhat like this:

PARACORD FOR SALE

Leashes            Collars              Laynards                Accessories 

Items made with 550 lb – 7 strand paracord, it will not mildew or rot, strong and durable, made in the USA

Several Items Available –  Custom Made – Payment VIA PAYPAL

Solid Color or Two Colors sometimes Three Colors

Slip Lead – Diamond braid with a cobra braid under the handle for reinforcement. Can add a ring under handle for poop bag or other accessories. Solid or two colors.

$3.00 a foot S/H additional

Double Handle Lead/Traffic Lead – Diamond braid with a cobra braid under the handle for reinforcement. Can add a ring under handle for poop bag or other accessories. Solid, two or three colors on this lead, the handles I can make into a third color.

$4.00 a foot S/H additional

Snap Lead – Diamond braid with a cobra braid under the handle for reinforcement. Can add a ring under handle for poop bag or other accessories. Solid or two colors.

$3.00 a foot S/H additional

Double Ring Adjustable Collar – Cobra braid with D ring. Will need neck measurement.

Small < 10 inch neck size $8.00, S/H additional

Med 11-18 inch neck size $12.00, S/H additional

Large 18-25 inch neck size $15.00, S/H additional

X Large > 25 inch neck size $20.00, S/H additional

Laynard – Diamond braid with cobra braid overlay on neck part. Custom made with different loops and clasps. Neck measurement needed, usually girls go 30 inches, guys 36 inches.

Solid, two or three colors

$15.00 S/H additional

Combo: Laynard, 4 foot slip or snap lead, choke collar $32.00, S/H additional

Martingale Lead – Diamond braid with a cobra braid under the handle for reinforcement. Collar is cobra braid. Can add a ring under handle for poop bag or other accessories. Solid, two or three colors on this lead, the collar I can make into a third or fourth color.

4 foot lead with collar $20.00, S/H additional

5 foot lead with collar $25.00, S/H additional

6 foot lead with collar $30.00, S/H additional

Plastic Release Non – Adjustable Collar – Cobra braid with D ring. Will need neck measurement.

Small < 10 inch neck size $8.00, S/H additional

Med 11-18 inch neck size $12.00, S/H additional

Large 18-25 inch neck size $15.00, S/H additional

X Large > 25 inch neck size $20.00, S/H additional

Name on collar additional $1.00

Key Fab $5.00 without name $6.00 with name.

Solid or two colors

Double Slip Lead – Diamond braid 2 O-rings.

$3.00 a foot, S/H additional

Solid or two colors

Choke Collar – Diamond braid, 2 O-rings. Will need neck measurement.

$8.00, S/H additional

Solid, two or three colors

Check Tab – Diamond braid snap end. 8 inch.

$4.00, S/H additional

Carrying Strap – Diamond braid 4 O -Rings, Cobra braid over shoulder area.

$4.00 foot, S/H additional

Solid or two colors

Chapstick With Holder – Cobra Braid with clasp. Solid or two colors or multi color.

$3.00 S/H additional

Water Bottle Carabiner – Carabiner, Cobra braid.

$6.00 S/H additional

Solid or two colors

Puppy Collars

Solid color new born puppy identification collars. Adjustable for about 2-3 weeks of growth.

$10.00 for 15 collars, S/H additional

Colors:

May vary when get new cord in.

Black, White, Dark Green, Red, Maroon, Hot Pink, Tan, Teal, Royal Blue, Light Blue, Lime Green, Purple, Orange, Yellow. Will order special color if don’t have what you want.

Multi Colors:

Colors may change when run out of one color

Email me at: j_stancer@yahoo.com