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01-14-2009, 01:54 PM
MN Winter Informals

Watopa Retriever Club

Questions on bad weather, call Jim Rickoff at 507-452-1896.

Sign up at 8 a.m. the day of the informal at Patty's Kellogg Cafe, Main Street in Kellogg, MN.

Feb 22, SUNDAY
March 22, SUNDAY
April 5, SUNDAY

WRC will be holding a 6 stake informal beginning at 9 a.m. at the Watopa grounds. Sign up at 8 a.m. at the Kellogg Cafe in Kellogg. Turn east off Hwy 61 by the Kellogg, MN Kwik Trip and follow that road into town. The Cafe is on the left side of the street. Patty's serves AWESOME breakfast!!

Please note that Open and Qual will use one set of judges, and Derby & Puppy will use another set of judges. The Hunters stake will be our traditional style but we are adding a Junior Hunter Stake which will be similar to a hunting test "Junior Hunter stake". The "Junior Hunter stake" is for dogs that are not quite ready for doubles but are too old to run in "Puppy".

Entry fees are $15 per dog in all stakes. Ducks and/or pigeons will be used.

Questions on bad weather, call Jim Rickoff at 507-452-1896. As always, bring your training equipment.

Judy Chute
01-14-2009, 03:52 PM
..maybe it's time to do some babysitting in La Crosse again, and take a little time off on a couple of weekends... LOL

Hope your weather cooporates!!


02-17-2009, 11:03 AM
Watopa's informal is Sunday, Feb. 22.

02-17-2009, 01:02 PM
This is probably a dumb question, but are spectators welcome? I'd like to check it out in March or April if my schedule allows.

02-19-2009, 07:13 PM
Absolutely!! This is a great place for spectators, and if you have a dog it's a great place to see what your dog will do when there are lots of other dogs and people around--and it's a lot less expensive than entering a hunting test or field trial.

I have to warn you that this is how a lot of people get hooked.....so watch out! That's what happened to us back in 1995.