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  1. Thread: Qaa2

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    No, I don't disagree with you. Both the Amateur...

    No, I don't disagree with you. Both the Amateur and Open are quite a significant leap from the Qualifying, or at least they should be. My point was that a good dog, who is capable of routinely...
  2. Thread: Qaa2

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    Not always, I have a Flat-Coat that had multiple...

    Not always, I have a Flat-Coat that had multiple 3rd, 4th, RJ and JAM ribbons in Quals, but the Blue and Red seemed a little elusive. Since he was finishing trials at a pretty consistent rate, I...
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    Kubotas are dependable, but are so stiff they'll...

    Kubotas are dependable, but are so stiff they'll shake any fillings loose in your mouth. I own a Polaris Ranger and it is the cats meow.
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    I was in the 4th series on the Master National a...

    I was in the 4th series on the Master National a few years back. Birds went down and my dog watched every one and was trembling, waiting to be sent. Instead, the judges called a no-bird because we...
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    Congratulations to my training partner and good...

    Congratulations to my training partner and good friend, Tom Rogers on taking a 2nd in the Amateur at Maumee Valley this weekend and titling "Riot" as an Amateur Field Champion!

    This dog is...
  6. Right before they blow a cruciate or get...

    Right before they blow a cruciate or get diagnosed with a career ending disease... ;)
  7. Look up the dog on the AKC store. AKC is the...

    Look up the dog on the AKC store. AKC is the official record keeper. My bet is EE is pretty accurate. Lots of misleading ads by owners, though.
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    I bought one 18 months ago and really like it. ...

    I bought one 18 months ago and really like it. It has been very reliable and actually better for teaching retired guns than some folks I train with. Live gunners who have impeccable timing and...
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    I would check the exhaust flow. They may be...

    I would check the exhaust flow. They may be getting fumes and have associated it with the topper.
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    Chad, if you're putting a list together, would...

    Chad, if you're putting a list together, would you mind sharing it, once completed? We could use some good examples to share with state officials here in Michigan too. We have a couple designated...
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    4th series of our first Master National. ...

    4th series of our first Master National. Difficult water triple shot, pull off and run a blind first.

    Spent an hour in holding blinds in the sun on a 89 degree humid day. Come to line, dog...
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    One has to be careful when trying to apply the...

    One has to be careful when trying to apply the rules. Some situations require judgement. For example, the AOF for the first bird retrieved is generally smaller than the AOF for the 2nd or 3rd...
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    The AOF s/b larger on a memory bird than on a go...

    The AOF s/b larger on a memory bird than on a go bird. I don't draw out AOF's for each mark prior to the test (does anybody actually do that?) but would take the order of pick-up into consideration...
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    Gooser, I wasn't saying that the size of the AOF...

    Gooser, I wasn't saying that the size of the AOF shouldn't change. My point was that the rulebook does not specify a difference in the size of the AOF in the order birds are thrown, but rather in...
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    Excellent question and scenario Goober. Although...

    Excellent question and scenario Goober. Although the rulebook attempts to address AOF, I don't recall it specifying that the AOF should be smaller for the last bird down versus the first bird...
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    In training, I tend to run the dog and not the...

    In training, I tend to run the dog and not the blind. If I asked for a left back and got something else, I don't worry about what to call it, or where the blind is, my next cast will be a left back...
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    I've heard of "popping" on marks, and even...

    I've heard of "popping" on marks, and even "pooping" on marks, but "poping" is a whole new ballgame! The old RTF crew would've had pages of comments and smart-ass suggestions for this strange new...
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    I agree with Moscowitz's comments and the...

    I agree with Moscowitz's comments and the suggestion of Rick and Patti Roberts. Great folks. As Gregg mentioned, Mike Ough is excellent, if you're leaning toward field trials.

    Another good HT...
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    Why does that even matter? In hunt tests you...

    Why does that even matter? In hunt tests you compete against a standard, not the other dogs and handlers.
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    Scott, As I mentioned when we spoke on the phone,...

    Scott, As I mentioned when we spoke on the phone, he's an adolescent who has been building endurance while away for training the last several months. Now he's home and simply needs an outlet for all...
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    Could be used to run radios, new batteries,...

    Could be used to run radios, new batteries, poppers, primers, etc. out to gunners that forgot something.
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    It's an event where those who boast about having...

    It's an event where those who boast about having the best Master Hunter in their area have a chance to actually prove it. All they have to do is WIN!
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    No kidding. Last update was Monday at 6:29 PM...

    No kidding. Last update was Monday at 6:29 PM with the 1st series. It's now Wednesday afternoon!
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    King size Sleep Number Bed with incline! One bed...

    King size Sleep Number Bed with incline! One bed fits all the dogs just fine! :)
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    Congrats Mike! We put up 4 tough series and let...

    Congrats Mike! We put up 4 tough series and let the cream rise to the top. Rosie looked awesome all weekend! It was a pleasure and and honor to judge such a great group of dogs and Rosie hit it...
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