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  1. Luxating patella

    I think it should be compulsory that all health tests done on kc registered dogs should be sent direct to the Kennel Club & published. I know there's copyright issues with the PRA test but the if a 3rd party test is logged with the KC progeny will show up as clear on mykc. I've only got Labradors now & the biggest bugbear is SD2, very few people are logging their results particularly if it's a carrier. I now assume that if a dog's not got the test results posted it has to be a carrier. Numerous FTCH are, as is the line where all the red is stuff comes from.
  2. Luxating patella

    More common in cockers than a lot of people realise. They'd be better off testing for this than some of the dna testing that's being done. I bred a litter where both bitches turned out to have a problem, one was PTS, the other has never been operated on & has won awards in Trials. A friend has one that's been operated on, the problem was only found when it was hunting hard. It's been a long process & the dog wont trial but it will be able to work. I'd be interested to know the KC name of your dog to see how it's related, could you PM it?
  3. Dogs fighting

    Very bright little dogs that like to be the centre of attention, they can be a disruptive influence if they don't get all their own way. I know several people that have had similar issues with fighting & it's not only dogs, bitches are no different.
  4. Dogs fighting

    Castration wont work, you need to get rid of one of them. You aren't the first person to have this issue with Cockers.
  5. Ross Noble doing the SSDT

    I was only supposed to do one but I ended up riding four times, I only regret waiting until I was 41, I'd have done an awful lot more if I'd started sooner. Total commitment from Christmas on, ride a bike twice a week, gym, no booze, no cakes etc etc. Never added up the expense but it wasn't cheap, a new bike in February was extremely second hand by the second week of May. I've got 20+ years of helping run the Scott but never really enjoyed riding it. It does give you the two biggest buzzes you'll every get on Trials bike though, going off the ramp in the morning & coming back up the field in the afternoon knowing you've gone round in time.
  6. Ross Noble doing the SSDT

    Brought back some happy memories for me. I remember my first year being a bit of shock, until you get the knack you just sink on the moors. Fair play to him, when you can ride a bike well it's a tough week but when you have to carry one round like he is it must be nigh on impossible. He was lucky it was a dry / sunny week, a wet week & i don't think he'd have finished. I'm fairly certain his riding mate is the lad I found one Scott Trial with his **** pusher stuck in his guts, it had gone through his bum bag, clothes & straight into him. I took him back to civilization & went to look for the Fell Rescue, when we got back his father had pulled it out.
  7. Hornady 17gr V-Max

    PM sent
  8. Hornady 17gr V-Max

    For sale - 240 rounds of Hornady 17gr V-Max 10 round plastic magazine for cz452 £50 collected from Richmond North Yorkshire.
  9. Seat Covers

    I need some waterproof seat covers for my Hilux. What brand are any good? All the ebay ones look tat to me. I fancy a neoprene set from Australia but the import costs will make them expensive,
  10. vintage tractor

    My Grandparents Grey Fergy ran on TVO, it had 2 fuel tanks & you started it on petrol then switched it to the TVO once it was warm enough.
  11. Vet Bed or Alternative

    You could use teabag material, http://www.jswhorseboxes.co.uk/ in Northallerton stock it
  12. Doesn't want to retrieve..

    Nah, you've missed the first 3 important stages, recall,recall, recall. Do nothing with the dog until it fully understands all 3.
  13. Outback opinions.

  14. New hilux mpg

    My 16 plate previous model 3.0 auto does 27 / 28 mpg. I had a new model auto top of the range on loan for a week whilst they sorted the tow bar electrics on mine & it did about 30mpg.
  15. Breeding from my boy

    Probably not but I did recently encourage someone with a 9 year old dog to fully health test, based on ability, pedigree & it's that shade of yellow everyone seems to rave about.