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    I used to tent camp at trials, and spent quite a...

    I used to tent camp at trials, and spent quite a few evenings talking to Jane at the campground. You didn't have to be around her long before it became obvious that she loved her dogs and they loved...
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    Congratulations, Joe. I didn't realize she was...

    Congratulations, Joe. I didn't realize she was that young. She always seems to be there at the end and is very impressive. Also congrats to Mike and Lauren.
    I have a special interest in Deacon. ...
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    Congratulations Philip and Cosmo. It took a lot...

    Congratulations Philip and Cosmo. It took a lot of determination to accomplish this after two ACL surgeries. The old dog looked great - and so did Cosmo.
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    Bumper Boy still in business?

    I've got a problem with a transmitter and have been trying to talk to someone for about 2 wks. They don't answer the phone and don't return calls. Has anyone been able to speak to them recently?
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    Gary Davidson 12/11/47 - 2/25/13

    The retriever community lost a good man.
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    Dan Heard just called to give me the news. I...

    Dan Heard just called to give me the news. I always enjoyed going to Sunflower's trials because they were so much fun. As others have said, the breakfasts and Sat. tailgate were terrific. Marcia...
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    Paul I'm sorry to hear about the accident,...

    Paul
    I'm sorry to hear about the accident, and hope that Allie recovers.
    Bill
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    Air Bud? I don't know about the best of all...

    Air Bud? I don't know about the best of all time, but two that I really admired were Stoneybrook's Jersey Devil and Firebird of Rockyview.
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    I've watched Queezy run many trials and saw her...

    I've watched Queezy run many trials and saw her make a mistake - once.

    Ironwood's Tarnation was incredible as well.
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    Sorry to hear this news.

    Sorry to hear this news.
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    A couple of other things to try. Train in...

    A couple of other things to try.

    Train in mowed fields so they can easily see whatever it is they are to retrieve.

    Put live birds at the end of the blinds.

    Take her with you and let her...
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    Tim's right

    Tim's right
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    That second picture is really funny, but I've got...

    That second picture is really funny, but I've got to admit that the title of the thread had me thinking it might be a picture of something else.
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    Thanks Paul and Aaron. Shooting some ducks...

    Thanks Paul and Aaron. Shooting some ducks sounds like a good idea. See you both next Spring.

    Paul, stay out of Brody's Hallioween candy!
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    Congratulations Paul !!!

    Congratulations Paul !!!
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    That's not surprising since Mercury Morris is in...

    That's not surprising since Mercury Morris is in the avatar.
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    I just let them grow up.

    I just let them grow up.
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    I'll call Castelli.

    I'll call Castelli.
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    In the second series of the second derby I ever...

    In the second series of the second derby I ever ran, my dog was locked on the short gun and wouldn't look at the long one. I could have gone back and forth to the holding blind a couple of dozen...
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    I believe that Tucker has also won Best of Breed...

    I believe that Tucker has also won Best of Breed at Westminster in the past. Congratulations to Joyce and Jeff. Congratulations to other Peake owners, Chris,Julie,Marston,Edgar,Gary K. who also did...
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    I'm with Ed and Ted. I greatly prefer to run...

    I'm with Ed and Ted.
    I greatly prefer to run difficult tests. The alternative often results in a crapshoot for a variety of reasons that others have already named.
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    Sorry to hear that Dale. Kappa was always fun to...

    Sorry to hear that Dale. Kappa was always fun to watch.
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    A lot of good trainers take pups to trials. I...

    A lot of good trainers take pups to trials. I have also seen a couple of dogs who were training well at 6-8 months, but had never been around a trial atmosphere and were spooky when introduced to...
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    Thanks John and Missy. Missy,it doesn't seem...

    Thanks John and Missy. Missy,it doesn't seem like all that long ago when you went out on the four wheeler and through marks for me and Judy while Dan and Fred were doing W drills with the big dogs. ...
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    Ken, I remember walking through farmer's...

    Ken,
    I remember walking through farmer's yards and having a helluva time getting my dogs to walk past the chickens.
    Guineas are my favorites, but I have a hard time finding them here. I...
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