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Bluetick Coonhound

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Weight
45-80 lbs
Height
20-27 inches
Color(s)
tri-colored, heavily black speckled on white which gives the coat a blueish tint
Overview
Originating in Louisiana, the Bluetick Coonhounds ancestry can be traced back to the Bleu Gascogne French hounds. A born hunter, this breed excelled in tracking and treeing raccoon, opossum, bear, and cougar. They are able to perform their hunting duties in any weather and terrain. Bluetick Coonhounds are most noted for their cold nose that gives them the capability of tracking very old scents.
Character
The Bluetick Coonhound is heavily muscled, large, and powerful. This breed is a combination of agility, great endurance, kindness, and self-confidence. They are intelligent and have a highly developed sense of smell. They have exceptional eyesight that gives them the capability of being a proficient hunter at night.
Temperament
This breed is loyal, deeply devoted, attentive, and fearless. The Bluetick Coonhound makes an excellent family companion and guardian. They do best in a home with older considerate children. They are reserved with strangers but are not typically aggressive. They get along with dogs they have been raised with but are not recommended for homes with cats or other small household pets. The Bluetick Coonhound will most generally howl excessively and be destructive if they become bored and lonely.
Care
This breed requires weekly brushing of the coat to minimize loose hair. Bathing or dry shampooing should be done when necessary. The ears must be checked and cleaned on a regular and consistent basis to prevent infection. The Bluetick Coonhound is a relatively healthy breed but may be prone to cataracts, hip dysplasia, and Krabbes disease.
Coat
The Bluetick Coonhound has a dense, short, smooth, and glossy coat that is coarse in texture. The tri-color coat is quite unique. The base color is white with a heavy ticking of black hair, which gives it a speckled blue effect. There are tan markings over the eyes, chest, muzzle, lower legs, and feet. This breed is a continuous shedder.
Training
Early socialization and obedience are an absolute must for the Bluetick Coonhound. This breed does not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with motivation, patience, firmness, fairness, and consistency. They excel in hunting, agility, and tracking.
Activity
The Bluetick Coonhound requires daily vigorous exercise. They thrive on human interaction and being given a job to do. This breed is not recommended for apartment or city dwelling. They do best in a rural secluded setting where they can romp and roam freely and safely or in a home with a large securely fenced yard.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Bluetick Coonhound puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

2/1/2015 1:30:09 PM

2/1/2015 1:30:09 PM

How long dose it take for Bluetick Coonhounds to get their spots?

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The Bluetick Coonhound should get its spots by the time the dog is 6 months old.
2/2/2015 4:25:15 PM

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1/25/2015 10:38:14 PM

1/25/2015 10:38:14 PM

Bluetick Coonhound We got an 8 week old Bluetick hound pup on the 21st. He has had diarrhea twice today. Is this normal?

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Anonymous

Diarrhea is not normal in general. However, since you just got your pup, stress could be the cause. But never the less, a trip to the vet is the best way to determine that nothing is wrong. If he is given a clean bill of health, go to your local grocery store and pick up a small can of Pureed Pumpkin. Not Pumpkin Pie Filling, just the normal Pureed Pumpkin, which should have nothing but water and pumpkin in it. Pumpkin puree is the Pepto-Bismol for dogs, it works for every stomach issue a dog could have such as vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, ect. It is a life-saver and carpet-saver as well. I always have some frozen in little baggies and have a can on hand at all times for those unexpected times. But a vet visit should always be first on your list when something like this happens.
1/26/2015 8:57:50 AM

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2/10/2013 2:15:34 AM

2/10/2013 2:15:34 AM

When does the first heat cycle happen?

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For a dog of this size, it can happen anytime between 6 months - 1 year. But the average time for a female's first heat for this size of dog is 6 - 8 months.
5/1/2014 5:50:04 PM

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2/9/2013 7:14:28 PM

2/9/2013 7:14:28 PM

can u register a bluetick crossed with an english red tick

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Anonymous

Any color other than a solid can be registered as an English Hound. I raised World Champion and Grand Champion Blueticks as well as numerous Nite and Grand Nite Champions. Although it can be done..Blueticks should remain a pure line..just my opinion
3/18/2013 12:11:34 AM

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1/20/2013 12:29:30 PM

1/20/2013 12:29:30 PM

why do bluetick puppies growl

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Anonymous

All dog's growl. They do it to warn another puppy, animal or human that something is upsetting them, frightening them, threatening them. Puppies learn their manner's/behavior's from their mother and other siblings. So puppies will growl at each other and different things when they are young to test out what reactions they get.
5/1/2014 5:51:16 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/29/2012 12:06:06 AM

12/29/2012 12:06:06 AM

how long are bluetick hounds in heat

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21 Days but to be safe 23 days. Usually its 7 days coming in heat and 7 days going out of heat.
4/8/2013 10:00:52 AM

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9/23/2012 10:24:53 AM

9/23/2012 10:24:53 AM

I am looking at getting a Bassett hound blue heeler and am curious as to how big it will get... I am looking at getting a Bassett hound blue heeler and am curious as to how big it will get full grown.

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Anonymous

Both breeds are quite close in height, so they should be on average with the two breeds. But weight will differ depending on if the dog takes after the Basset Hound or the Australian Cattle Dog.
7/9/2014 9:14:09 PM

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5/30/2012 6:38:18 PM

5/30/2012 6:38:18 PM

our vet said that bluetick females do not get spayed. Why?

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Anonymous

Whatever vet you have is an idiot. I would seriously suggest going to another vet right away. All female dogs can be spayed and unless they are of top quality physically standard and temperament wise, they should be spayed.
5/1/2014 5:52:48 PM

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4/23/2012 12:33:53 PM

4/23/2012 12:33:53 PM

I have a cat, and a 7 month old akita. i was thinking about bringing in another home companion... I have a cat, and a 7 month old akita. i was thinking about bringing in another home companion for our akita, because he gets restless when we aren't home. how will a blue tick respond being raised around a bear and something he would consider "prey'?

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Anonymous

I would not suggest a bluetick for a home with a cat...unless you are willing to run the chance of getting rid of the cat. Blue ticks are born "treers". They get along great with other dogs but he might view your cat as prey. The cat will probably run, triggering the natural instinct to tree it. I HAVE seen blueticks that get along with cats, so it CAN be done; However in my opinion it is rare.
5/16/2012 12:12:02 PM

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4/21/2012 8:23:00 AM

4/21/2012 8:23:00 AM

When a dog comes "in heat" what happens?

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3/14/2012 7:08:09 PM

3/14/2012 7:08:09 PM

what breeds of dogs are good with children and other dogs

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2/20/2012 11:20:07 AM

2/20/2012 11:20:07 AM

I have a 10 month old english blue tick.When will she come in heat and how often? How long will... I have a 10 month old english blue tick.When will she come in heat and how often? How long will it last each time?

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Anonymous

most medium dog breeds go into heat twice a year. to reduce the possibility of uterine cancer it is suggested that you get you pet fixed before its first heat. A normal heat can last anywhere from 12 to 20 days
3/7/2012 12:51:46 PM

Anonymous

what is an english blue tick?
5/16/2012 12:13:07 PM

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2/19/2012 8:30:50 PM

2/19/2012 8:30:50 PM

what should you look for when picking from a litter?

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1/16/2012 5:57:20 PM

1/16/2012 5:57:20 PM

i have a redbone coonhound who inhales his food w/out chewing it. is this normal or safe? i am... i have a redbone coonhound who inhales his food w/out chewing it. is this normal or safe? i am worried he will choke or damage his digestive tract.

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Anonymous

im very curious about this too i have a 6 month old blue tick/walker and she does that same thing...she acts like she is starving i dont get it either
2/25/2012 4:35:34 PM

Anonymous

Hounds are almost all like that. I think it's because they are generally bred to be in hunting packs and that mentality is really bred in them - better eat it quick before someone else comes along and eats it. Hounds are generally on the lookout for for all of the time.
3/2/2012 8:15:37 PM

Anonymous

it is not good for any dog to eat excessively fast. it can cause upset tummies and puking. the best way ive found for this problem,(i have a blue tick, beagle mix who had a food aggression problem), is to feed smaller portions but more often. after a while the dog should learn that you aren't going to take the food from them and you can either continue with the less more often approach or you can work your way back to a regular schedule of twice a day
3/7/2012 12:54:57 PM

Anonymous

to add to the less food more often statement... when you feed your dog make sure to make the dog "sit, and stay" before you feed. this will calm the dog down a bit and show it that it will get food if it is patient. this will work for you when trying to get rid of the "FOOOOOD!!!! GIMMIE GIMMIE GIMMIE" attitude some hounds have
3/7/2012 1:02:12 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/29/2011 7:33:09 PM

10/29/2011 7:33:09 PM

do blueticks smell just like other hounds?

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10/29/2011 6:12:06 PM

10/29/2011 6:12:06 PM

We have what we think is a bluetick mix. He is a great dog but when you correct him he gets very... We have what we think is a bluetick mix. He is a great dog but when you correct him he gets very aggressive he goes up on his back and he growls at you then after you talk to him he seems to settle down - should we have a vet look at him?

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hes showing dominance, be stern, time will help but not abusive
12/5/2011 9:57:16 PM

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10/19/2011 11:01:47 AM

10/19/2011 11:01:47 AM

what is the size of a blue tick?

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Anonymous asked:

9/3/2011 1:05:16 PM

9/3/2011 1:05:16 PM

Heyy so I got a beagle mix puppy 2 days ago. He is about 5 weeks old and he looks and acts like... Heyy so I got a beagle mix puppy 2 days ago. He is about 5 weeks old and he looks and acts like a blue tick coon hound. He has terrible separation anxiety and he is an outside dog. I have no other dogs, but I do have a guinea pig and there are stray cats that we feed. Our yard is not fenced in and we are in a rural area. Should i keep him on a tie out or just let him run free?? I don't want him wandering off and we have coyotes near my house. Also, is there any way I could keep him from barking so excessively from my going to school everyday?? I am 13.

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Anonymous

with the beagle its different. i too have a beagle blue tick mix. DO NOT tie it out and leave it alone... because of the beagle in your puppy it will HATE being outside on its own with only a small area to roam... It NEEDS a fenced in area. if you have to leave it outside there isnt much you can do (at least from what ive tried) to keep it from barking. also a tip: any training you want to give the dog should be done eairly and consistantly
3/7/2012 12:59:13 PM

Anonymous

What is a tied out puppy to do if a coyote shows up?
6/18/2012 2:52:51 PM

Anonymous

Can you crate him in the house with a comfortable bed in the crate and his water? My bluetick is 8 and he does great in a crate when I am gone then he is out all the time when i am home
10/19/2012 9:26:52 PM

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9/2/2011 9:51:33 PM

9/2/2011 9:51:33 PM

I have a Hound Dog, we don't know what kind though, we first thought Blue Tick Coon Hound, but... I have a Hound Dog, we don't know what kind though, we first thought Blue Tick Coon Hound, but then they were too dark in color. His bark sounds like as if he's saying "Blue" he's white with black patches and some ticking in his fur, his ears are not as long as some Hound either, I was thinking a CougarHound, but I can never find them, what do you think? Is he either a Blue Tick Coon Hound, a Bleu de gasgong, or a CougarHound? Or some kind of Hound mix?

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Anonymous

sounds like a bluetick/walker coonhound mix
10/23/2011 1:00:06 PM

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7/11/2011 11:27:25 AM

7/11/2011 11:27:25 AM

We just took in a 6 month old pup with no training - we have two German Shorthaired Pointers who... We just took in a 6 month old pup with no training - we have two German Shorthaired Pointers who get to run off leash for 2-3 miles per day. What is the best way to train this pup to "Come" or will I always have to have on a long leash?

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I have a bluetick that is almost 2 and I don't think I will ever be able to let him off leash...everything I have read says never to let them off because of their instinct to hunt if they catch a scent they like they'll go get it. My hound listens extremely well but when he is in "hunt" mode there is no way to get him back without a nice long jog.
8/5/2011 8:33:37 PM

Anonymous

I rescued a 1 year old German Shorthaired Pointers almost eight months ago. I was afraid i'd never be able to let him off of his leash, but after working with him on-leash for the past eight months I am finally able to trust him off of his leash. The best way to teach a dog to come (especially a food-motivated hound) is by keeping some really delicious treats in your pocket... every time the dog responds or "checks in", give him a treat! It takes time. Don't rush it, because a few bad experiences can really frustrate both you AND your dog.
9/22/2011 11:29:33 PM

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6/18/2011 3:09:38 PM

6/18/2011 3:09:38 PM

How good are Bluetick Coonhound's with young children?

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Anonymous

Bluetick Coonhound's are great with my nephew - he is not even 2yrs yet and my bluetick is so gentle with him. So you have absolutely nothing to worry about in that aspect.
6/26/2011 5:22:25 PM

Anonymous

Bluetick Coonhound's are wonderful w/children. I have a 3yr. old BLUTICK, which is a rescue dog. Grandkids are 7, and 3 yr. old twins. GEORGE adores them!!
9/6/2011 3:44:28 PM

Anonymous

I had a Bluetick for 12 years. Hunter was super with my son when he was placed in our home, and my favorite picture of Hunter is sitting next to my son while he is sleeping in his car seat. He was 8 years old when we got our son. Unfortunately, we had to have him put down; he got sick somehow and began to have a personality change. Hunter nipped our son on the hand bad enough that we had to go to the emergency room and showed absolutely no remorse, which was not like Hunter at all. He would not have harmed that child in his normal state of mind. Other than the one incident, Hunter was fabulous with kids.
10/24/2011 10:56:15 AM

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5/20/2011 12:31:18 AM

5/20/2011 12:31:18 AM

My bluetick is sleeping a lot, stopped eating and is shaking a lot..i'm worried he's about 8wks... My bluetick is sleeping a lot, stopped eating and is shaking a lot..i'm worried he's about 8wks old..please help what do I do..I dont want to lose him

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Anonymous

If your bluetick is 8 weeks old, you need to take him to the vet asap, he is small, and if he is not current on shots, he may have a diease, sounds like it could b parvo, and that is very dangerous. Good luck.
6/20/2011 2:48:43 PM

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2/2/2011 10:54:38 AM

2/2/2011 10:54:38 AM

What is the best way for a blue tick hound to listen to you?

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Anonymous

if you raise him or her from a pup, you need to call the blue tick by the name you have chosen. When you call their name and they come to you give them a treat and pet them, if they dont come to you they dont get the treat. Once this develops to where they start coming to you, you can advance on to differet commands, and givethem a treat when they respond positivley.
6/20/2011 2:52:24 PM

Anonymous

Blue ticks are very intelligent, but training can take some time with lots of repetition. In order to teach it to come, you must first teach it to stay. You can do this with doggie treats, first letting your dog see the treat and telling it to stay. When you tell it to stay hold your hand up with your palm facing the dog and gently tell it to stay. Repeat while backing up 5 feet and tell your dog to come and then give him/her a treat. It takes younger dogs many times before they stay until you back up, but these dogs are highly trainable. I've taught mine stay, come and down. You'll need to practice with your dog several times a day for weeks in order for your dog to internalize the command. Most importantly, you have to speak calmly to your coon hound. If you are yelling or angry the dog will not respond and will be frightened.
11/10/2011 8:03:58 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/25/2011 10:02:52 PM

1/25/2011 10:02:52 PM

How big is a Bluetick Coonhound litter?

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Anonymous

It varies, an older Bluetick Coonhound female say 6-10 yr old for example wont have as many pups as a younger one. However even with a younger one it depends on alot of things. I would say an average litter is 6-8 puppies. I have seen a female have only 1 pup, and have also seen a female have 15.
6/20/2011 2:59:19 PM

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1/23/2011 6:51:04 PM

1/23/2011 6:51:04 PM

how long does it take for a bluetick coon hound to have puppies and when does she stop bleeding

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Anonymous

62-65 days after being bred. A female should stop bleeding in mid heat cycle a normal heat cycle is 21 days 7 coming in, 7 in, and 7 going out of heat. I would say by day 11 or 12 they should be done bleeding Many only bleed the first 4 or 5 days.
6/20/2011 3:02:55 PM

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1/16/2011 12:58:15 PM

1/16/2011 12:58:15 PM

We just had our first litter of bluetick pups (thirteen!) and were wondering when they get their... We just had our first litter of bluetick pups (thirteen!) and were wondering when they get their spots?

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Anonymous

Spots develop over time, sometimes it takes a few months to really see the spots good, but you should start seeing your Bluetick Coonhounds spots on them in the first week or 2.
6/20/2011 3:05:03 PM

Anonymous

I have raised several world and multiple Grand champion Blueticks and the spots as well as the greyish blue coloring will start showing by 6 weeks of age and continue until almost 8 months old to change. Don't be alarmed if they looked like Walker hounds at birth because of the white that should be blue...haha
3/18/2013 12:08:26 AM

Anonymous asked:

11/28/2010 7:16:10 PM

11/28/2010 7:16:10 PM

How soon should a Bluetick Coonhound be trained?

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Anonymous

Blueticks are extremely intelligent problem solvers. You should begin training soon after getting your new family member.
12/1/2010 9:15:43 PM

Anonymous

It depends on the pup. Each pup is different. If they start catching on really quick on things, you can start your Bluetick Coonhounds on scent and drag tracks at 3 -4 months old. If they dont pick up on it at that age wait a month or 2. It may take up to a year for some pups to start catching on with simple things. But it comes down to how smart the pup is and how fast it catches on.
6/20/2011 3:08:42 PM

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11/14/2010 3:43:32 PM

11/14/2010 3:43:32 PM

Can Bluetick Coonhounds be trained off leash? Or if they pick up a scent will they just take... Can Bluetick Coonhounds be trained off leash? Or if they pick up a scent will they just take off?

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Anonymous

Anytime you release a hound they are likely to take off after an interesting scent. Bear in mind that Blueticks can travel swiftly and for long distances. They were bred to withstand the difficult terrains of the unsettled lands of early America. They were bred to literally hunt and run all night long! Some hounds have traveled from five to seven miles in a single night while hunting.
12/1/2010 9:18:22 PM

Anonymous

So what you are saying is that blueticks should never be let off lease unless in a fenced dog park/playground.
2/19/2011 6:11:27 PM

Anonymous

I HAVE A BLUETICK I GOT FROM THE POUND WHEN HE WAS JUST WEINED. I BACKPACK WITH LLAMAS AND TAKE HIM. HE IS OFF THE LEASH. I DO CARRY A LEASH JUST IN CASE, HE RUNS DOWN THE TRAIL OR OFF IN THE WOODS, BUT AS SOON AS HE IS OUT OF SIGHT OR I CALL HE COMES BACK TO CHECK OUT HOW I AM DOING. HE SLEEPS IN THE TENT WITH ME AND IN A CHAIR RIGHT BESIDE MY BED AT HOME. HE IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE BEST DOG I HAVE EVER OWNED. LOYAL AND PROTECTIVE AND JUST A GOOD ALL AROUND FRIEND.ON THE TRAIL HE WILL SEE ME AND RAISE HIS EARS, LIKE SAYING, "ARE YOU ALRIGHT, DO YOU NEED ANYTHING" THEN IF I DON'T CALL HIM OFF HE GOES FOR SOME MORE EXPORING.
3/6/2011 1:20:28 PM

Anonymous

No, normanlly fee casting your bluetick, in other words taking the leash off them and let them go hunt fot a coon scent, or whatever scent them come across. Some will go for miles to hunt, some you may have to walk across scent. Some may go a couple hundred yards to pick up a scet. It varies on the dog. If they pick up scent they will take off and go run it. As far trained off the leash, that in my opinion is hard you would have to lead them everywhere you go, and may not cover enough grounf by walking them. Turning them loose, free from the leash i the best.
6/20/2011 3:15:39 PM

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11/11/2010 7:26:23 PM

11/11/2010 7:26:23 PM

What is krabbes disease?

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Anonymous

Google that diease, it is complicated, and you will need to read all of it to fully understand it, or talk to you local vet. It has to do with the nervous system.
6/20/2011 3:20:45 PM

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