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    Apology accepted Ken! Are you good for a chicken...

    Apology accepted Ken! Are you good for a chicken dinner? Or maple syrup?
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    Winner, winner chicken dinner.

    Winner, winner chicken dinner.
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    Everyone there is moving to Mississippi!

    Everyone there is moving to Mississippi!
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    Use of public lands

    How acceptable to retriever use are public areas that you are familiar with? I know some are off limits, some allow limited use, while others go out of their way and give special allowances for...
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    Of all the looters arrested so far, none are from...

    Of all the looters arrested so far, none are from Ferguson. They have come from other municipalities as far away Dallas.
  6. Well said Randy!

    Well said Randy!
  7. J Paul Jackson is having one for sponsored by...

    J Paul Jackson is having one for sponsored by Gateway HRC at the Busch area near St Louis
  8. I don't think so. I know that there is a big...

    I don't think so. I know that there is a big difference between different Dogtra collars. The Max on a 300 is nothing close to max on a 1900 for instance.
  9. Yeah, I think she might be back from her...

    Yeah, I think she might be back from her trip-maybe not. It was a long trip. Ruckus looked great this weekend!
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    AKC published the "Hunting Test Herald" when they...

    AKC published the "Hunting Test Herald" when they first got into the Hunting Test Game. They explained the how, what's and why's. If you can get any copies, they would be very enlightening.

    John
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    Very sad. Gary was one of the good guys for sure.

    Very sad. Gary was one of the good guys for sure.
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    [QUOTE=Labs;1227660]John....maybe you should read...

    [QUOTE=Labs;1227660]John....maybe you should read the entire rulebook....a slipline is EQUIPMENT, and can not be exposed after sending the dog...just like the leash you bring the dog to the line is...
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    Labs and Swampcollie, PLEASE read the rulebook. ...

    Labs and Swampcollie, PLEASE read the rulebook. Not just parts of it. A slipline IS allowed in Junior per the RULEBOOK! NOWHERE does it state that in Junior, you need to hide the slipline. I...
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    Read the entire rulebook. Not just the a few...

    Read the entire rulebook. Not just the a few chosen sentences. It's amazing how the rules "change".

    Just to be clear, we are still talking about Junior, right? A slip chord is indeed...
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    I mostly agree with what you are saying here. In...

    I mostly agree with what you are saying here. In Junior, however, you are allowed to use flat collars and slip chords while the dog is running. If you are allowed to use them (and you are per AKC...
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    [QUOTE=TexGold;1222107]John- I looked as well...

    [QUOTE=TexGold;1222107]John- I looked as well and could not find any reference to slip leads, but let's clarify what we are talking about. To me, a slip lead is one that operates like a noose or...
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    Not meaning to keep hijacking this thread, but...

    Not meaning to keep hijacking this thread, but can you specifically show me where I can find this "rule" stating you cannot come to the line with a slip lead and then take it off at the line before...
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    Ducklings are all I've seen at most HTs and FTs...

    Ducklings are all I've seen at most HTs and FTs this Spring!
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    You can use a choke chain to bring a dog to the...

    You can use a choke chain to bring a dog to the line in minor HT and FT stakes. You cannot run a dog with it on in any AKC events. Of course, some judges "create" rules. Almost every HT I've been...
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    Who's rule? The rules allow you to use a slip...

    Who's rule? The rules allow you to use a slip chord through the collar in Junior. Are you saying there is a "rule" stating that you cannot come to the line with a certain type of lead? I cannot...
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    Don't come to the line with a slip lead on the...

    Don't come to the line with a slip lead on the dog.

    Why not?
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    I have seen what I consider to be poor judging at...

    I have seen what I consider to be poor judging at all levels of FTs and HTs. This includes Junior level tests. Why should anyone with limited resources, be they time and/or money not want to avoid...
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    You could care less, but what about your dog? ...

    You could care less, but what about your dog? Dogs treat flyers differently. What about getting dogs ready for hunting season? I train FOR hunting season, not during it.
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    why did you "have to" remove the tags?

    why did you "have to" remove the tags?
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    The AKC website does not provide pictures of...

    The AKC website does not provide pictures of collars nor does the rule book. Frequently judges quote rules that don't exist like not having tags on the collar, coming up to the line in Junior with a...
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