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    #15 thanks for the rule post! The key is the...

    #15 thanks for the rule post! The key is the judges cannot disqualify a team without the committees approval( not the chair but the committee). Me thinks the ht regs are the same as the ft
    Dk
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    Interesting question here- about being put on the...

    Interesting question here- about being put on the clock
    So for discussion sake let's forget about the why they aren't there instead ask this question in the ht regs'! Who has the authority to put...
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    So sorry for your issues- I believe you may find...

    So sorry for your issues- I believe you may find that there is more of these incidents than we want.
    Most labs that I know make recovery and there are people and vets with experience you may...
  4. Gregg - Rick just happens to be "springing" at...

    Gregg - Rick just happens to be "springing" at our place in Bama.
    So call or come over- there till next weekend

    Ricks business is Winagin and he left CPH maybe 5 years ago
    We went with Rick...
  5. In "olden days" dogs did not even start training...

    In "olden days" dogs did not even start training till they were 18 months old
    No worries just enjoy the training
    Dk
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    Another great honor story - just a few years ago...

    Another great honor story - just a few years ago as I watched from the gallery the honor dog gets up before any marks are thrown. First he comes to the gallery and then trots over to the judges...
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    Well said Lester and thank you for the post Dk

    Well said Lester and thank you for the post
    Dk
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    IMHO this honor and working dog question is great...

    IMHO this honor and working dog question is great
    What I can offer and my view only plus I have been wrong

    In "olden days" I have seen rather often a walk up double where each dog got 1...
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    Or the honor dog standing #7 as long the honor...

    Or the honor dog standing #7 as long the honor dog doesn't interfere with the working dog

    Once saw an honor dog dropped for howling and I mean howling all through the marks.
    Dk
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    A judge cannot tell you the position of a dog in...

    A judge cannot tell you the position of a dog in honor however a judge could ask the handler to sit on a bucket/ stool or move the handler some distance away
    Dk
  11. Ricky built ours- it's not for sale ! Good luck...

    Ricky built ours- it's not for sale !
    Good luck - maybe ask rick where that may be
    Dk
  12. We use the DA book - IMHO dedication and...

    We use the DA book - IMHO dedication and commitment to use is more important than which "brand "
    Do what works for you
    Dk
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    Contact the Saskatoon Retriever club - very...

    Contact the Saskatoon Retriever club - very active folks and great dog folks
    Dk
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    #57 Tom - yes you are correct it was 7 5 of 7...

    #57 Tom - yes you are correct it was 7
    5 of 7 and a second option was 8 total

    As I recall there were several dogs that needed in excess of 20 attempts to get 8
    Dk
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    Just me thinking and I know that has dangers...

    Just me thinking and I know that has dangers however on this
    Proposed 6 of 8 thing how does 6 of 8 work for a dog that qualifies at the MN
    Does the 2 earned bonus quals go away? Or is it now 4...
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    #55 In your second paragraph which speaks of ...

    #55
    In your second paragraph which speaks of years of 5 of 7 to qualify that is not correct.
    The standard to qualify for the MNRC started at 6 passes with the bonus of 2 passes being applied if...
  17. So how old before a rabies shot? Please remind me...

    So how old before a rabies shot? Please remind me
    Dk
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    Tom #37 I did look back at the MNRC website and...

    Tom #37 I did look back at the MNRC website and your right and me is wrong
    The pro/ am ratio gets worse each year.
    Dk
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    For #32 Karen the MNRC entries as I recall for...

    For #32
    Karen the MNRC entries as I recall for the last few years are about even pro/am.
    Which is different than weekend tests

    The reasons in my opinion people send their dog with a pro
    Has...
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    Thanks #8. This sounds like a good time and...

    Thanks #8.
    This sounds like a good time and I'll look for an opportunity to try this


    Ours mutts have all done the CKC ht sport and they have a dead bird flush and then for the national they...
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    How about a short description of a test please ...

    How about a short description of a test please
    Dk
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    For those around before EE do you recall the...

    For those around before EE do you recall the ht/ft secretaries role
    The phone ringing ( before cell phones) the pressure to add dogs after the close
    Now mail entries will have more pressure : add...
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    Exactly right #13 as many that don't travel only...

    Exactly right #13 as many that don't travel only have the time after Aug 1 then the late spring and summer to get opportunities. I have wondered if it would help to have the qualification period...
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    Brutal winter here in the Deep South also. We...

    Brutal winter here in the Deep South also. We didn't get into the water to early Feb!
    Already had to change the oil in the mower then the darn blades are dull and finally the fence lines need to be...
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    Me thinks # 8 knows something Since EE and RN...

    Me thinks # 8 knows something

    Since EE and RN are connected and RN tracks the MN qualifying process and has for years.
    The ht secretary is asked to send a marked catalog to RN and the AKC as...
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