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  1. I think the term "Single Family" is more...

    I think the term "Single Family" is more descriptive than the term "Exclusive" but it is what it is
  2. To the extent that you believe that the "large...

    To the extent that you believe that the "large volume owner" is an issue, I believe you are incorrect.

    IF
    - the new rule was adopted
    - a club decided to hold an O/H Am under the new rule
    -...
  3. I will run four trials this April/May. Three...

    I will run four trials this April/May. Three have owner/handler Amateur.
  4. The "Owner" of a dog is determined by its AKC...

    The "Owner" of a dog is determined by its AKC registration papers.
  5. Bon If the idea generates sufficient interest,...

    Bon

    If the idea generates sufficient interest, I believe that the RAC will word a proposal which defines "Exclusive Owner" (their term) to address your concern. I think - without knowing - that...
  6. Keith Like the idea of limiting dogs per...

    Keith

    Like the idea of limiting dogs per handler in the Amateur, I believe that the idea will be discussed at the NARC and NRC, and will be noted in the Retriever News. Input will be solicited....
  7. I am not sure how regions are divvied up. ...

    I am not sure how regions are divvied up. However, the members that I know are:

    Kate Simonds
    Ray Vreeland
    John Russell
    John Goettl

    Ted
  8. Correction - New Designation for Owner/Handler Amateur

    It appears that I was slightly misinformed. Hence, the correction.

    According to John Russell, the change under discussion is not to add a third category of Amateur Stake. Rather, it is to...
  9. I think it is important to remember the clubs...

    I think it is important to remember the clubs have a say in the process. For example, the requirements for judging that so many on RTF criticize was put up for a vote and passed. Many measures are...
  10. There was a concern about liability. Some bird...

    There was a concern about liability. Some bird boys had gotten kicked by dogs. Others were kept in them too long in the heat. The issue came up. It came up for a vote. Ed, Robbie, I and others...
  11. Jason If you or Bruce or anyone else feel...

    Jason

    If you or Bruce or anyone else feel strongly that there ought to be a limit on the number of dogs that a handler can run in the Amateur, I suggest that you contact the members of the RAC. ...
  12. Other members of the RAC include: Kate Simonds...

    Other members of the RAC include:

    Kate Simonds
    John Russell
    John Goettl

    Ted
  13. ​I believe it would be Ray Vreeland. His contact...

    ​I believe it would be Ray Vreeland. His contact number should be in Callbacks
  14. And what efforts have you made to be involved? If...

    And what efforts have you made to be involved? If you belong to a member club of the NRC or NARC your president or other officer could call or write the RAC

    If you - or other people - want to have...
  15. The members of the RAC asked people to contact...

    The members of the RAC asked people to contact them with comments. The proposal was discussed at the FT I attended last year.
  16. You should read before you post. I encourage...

    You should read before you post. I encourage people to discuss. But if they want to accomplish something they need to do more than post.

    And if you had bothered to read before you posted, you...
  17. the proposal was made at the National Am, at the...

    the proposal was made at the National Am, at the National Open, and reported in the Retriever News. Input was solicited. There was no support for the measure. If you or others had an opinion on the...
  18. Well, Bruce If you - or anyone else on RTF -...

    Well, Bruce

    If you - or anyone else on RTF - want to do something other than complain on RTF, I would suggest you contact a member of the RAC directly and express your opinions

    Ted
  19. At last year's National Amateur, the RAC floated...

    At last year's National Amateur, the RAC floated a proposal that would allow clubs to limit the number of dogs that could be run per handler in the Amateur.

    That proposal died from lack of...
  20. New Category of Owner Handler Amateur for FT Being Discussed

    I am told that at the 2014 National Amateur, the Retriever Advisory Committee will submit for discussion a new category of Amateur - one that I will call the "single family" amateur for lack of a...
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    My apologies Ted

    My apologies

    Ted
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    Bon You are beginning to sound like Marvin. ...

    Bon

    You are beginning to sound like Marvin.

    You make an unsupported accusation. I bring up facts to dispute your contention. You say - go find more proof. I guess that's the way of the...
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    In that case, contact the AKC and EE, and get...

    In that case, contact the AKC and EE, and get ready to have a fun weekend.
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    I am pretty sure that you are wrong about this,...

    I am pretty sure that you are wrong about this, Bon.

    Off the top of my head, I can think of the following:

    Ed Aycock
    Robbie Bickley
    Duncan Christie
    Julie Cole
    Jason Fleming
    Chris Hatch
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    Wade and I think that would be great if the club...

    Wade and I think that would be great if the club approves. Ask Brad if it is okay. If so, you will need to contact the AKC to get the necessary paperwork and then notify EE, so that they can modify...
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