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    Those are my thoughts exactly... I'm torn between...

    Those are my thoughts exactly... I'm torn between praying for your dogs and wanting to kill somebody.


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    Oh, didn't read the whole thread. I'm happy to hear the news.
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    Not counting frozen semen and off the top of my...

    Not counting frozen semen and off the top of my head US dogs:

    Flash FC Topbrass No Time to Paws
    Caleb AFC OTCH Topbrass Caleb
    Rip FC Topbrass Linekin's Riptide
    Wyatt AFC The...
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    Regarding the grooming, it just is what it is. I...

    Regarding the grooming, it just is what it is. I think we are harping on it too much. Right now I have two Goldens, one has a coat that seems to shed burrs and ice, the other is a burr magnet, but...
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    To start with there aren't a lot of FC-AFC...

    To start with there aren't a lot of FC-AFC Goldens of breeding age running. Then eliminate poor genetic matches and the pool narrows considerably. I'm lucky to have a very nice eight year old male...
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    I'll bet that first pup has drive!

    I'll bet that first pup has drive!
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    That's an awesome pedigree, Ranger on one side...

    That's an awesome pedigree, Ranger on one side Rugby on the other. You needn't worry about a too soft dog, should be great.
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    Make sure you get a pup from proven field lines....

    Make sure you get a pup from proven field lines. K9data is a great resource. Look at the classifieds here on RTF, also check out Jackie Mertens Topbrass Retrievers website. The Golden gene pool is...
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    This will be good for you as a handler in the...

    This will be good for you as a handler in the long run. I have two polar opposite eight years olds, they've been that way their whole life. One is calm and deliberate, runs at a moderate speed, takes...
  9. The exam was fine, except for one question. The...

    The exam was fine, except for one question. The rule book is written well enough, and after decades the language really is set in stone. Rewording it would be akin to rewording the Constitution, ie;...
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    I was judging an Open with Greg McDaniel years...

    I was judging an Open with Greg McDaniel years ago. Going into the fourth series we saw a mark that would be killer, but for it to work you needed a gunner to stand fifteen yards back from the waters...
  11. A few thoughts in no particular order: I read...

    A few thoughts in no particular order:

    I read the rule book cover to cover before each judging assignment, either on the plane or in the hotel the night before the trial.

    The book is strange in...
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    Obviously the cost in dollars as has been pointed...

    Obviously the cost in dollars as has been pointed out can be significant, bordering on ridiculous, to the point I prefer not to know or calculate what I could have done instead. Beyond the money, the...
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    Lardy makes a good point in his videos, basic...

    Lardy makes a good point in his videos, basic training for field trials, hunt test and hunting dogs is the same. Build a solid foundation and leave your options open. For twenty years I have been...
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    You are probably right, may not be worth the...

    You are probably right, may not be worth the extra training in your case, but it is a neat skill to have on those rare situations. I duck hunt 80%-20% over pheasant hunting. I hunt two to three days...
  15. Last summer I ran up in Canada a lot as I...

    Last summer I ran up in Canada a lot as I qualified for and ran the Canadian National Open. Border agents on both sides of the border became interested and friendly as I crossed back and forth. I had...
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    Wow, congrats to Eric and Billy. Also to Roger...

    Wow, congrats to Eric and Billy. Also to Roger Fangsrud for that little dog that could.
  17. I'm curious how many pros run dogs where the...

    I'm curious how many pros run dogs where the owner could easily be there to run his own dog? I assume most are like me and use a pro for those trials or test they cannot attend for one reason or...
  18. I just spent a month down in California training...

    I just spent a month down in California training with a couple Pros and ran three trials. I just got home with one of my dogs, but left the other with a pro for the rest of the winter...
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    I just cleaned out my PM folder...

    I received an automated message that my inbox was full.
  20. Nice property! Is your question rhetorical, or...

    Nice property! Is your question rhetorical, or are you asking for advise beyond simplistic "clear land and create points" advise? I'm a Landscape Architect who also happens to understand dog...
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    It does seem silly, not a bad attitude just an...

    It does seem silly, not a bad attitude just an observation. The OP didn't get all argumentive about it, he or she just wanted to know if what he was hearing was true.
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    I can never tell sarcasm on the internet, you're...

    I can never tell sarcasm on the internet, you're not seriousness are you?
  23. So True. I think Randy said it best a page back,...

    So True. I think Randy said it best a page back, much bigger issues to worry about with our breed. Breed clear when possible, but don't throw the baby out with the bathwater when considering an...
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    [QUOTE=Ahooge;1293378]MyMy definition of a large...

    [QUOTE=Ahooge;1293378]MyMy definition of a large Lab is 95+ lbs. And not just weight. Height to go with it. I have seen a lot of large labs 95+ the only problem is that it was in the same bloodline...
  25. Yeah, pretty good...;)

    Yeah, pretty good...;)
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