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    Barb, you and Tito are an exception. The last...

    Barb, you and Tito are an exception.

    The last time I went to a show and watched Goldens (and quite a few other breeds) was about 6 months ago. And I was unimpressed with ALL of the retriever...
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    Yeah, well the Golden standard also says,...

    Yeah, well the Golden standard also says, "Primarily a hunting dog, he should be shown in hard working condition." When was the last time you saw that at a show?

    All the the retrieving breeds...
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    It takes time and experience for the dog. And...

    It takes time and experience for the dog. And handlers vary on their sending styles.

    Personally, I cue my dog as he is rotating back to heel with a "next" cue which means let's pick up the next...
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    Some of the sites are easily viewed and some will...

    Some of the sites are easily viewed and some will be tough to see from the gallery. The judges want to eliminate any chance of gallery interference, etc.

    Make sure you bring a comfortable chair,...
  5. Thread: Dozer

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    Sorry to hear this Ken. Rest well Dozer

    Sorry to hear this Ken.

    Rest well Dozer
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    I disagree Charlotte. The OP's "point" is to...

    I disagree Charlotte.

    The OP's "point" is to be a blowhard who scratches checks for nicely bred pups while name dropping.
  7. From my point of view the purposes of the EIC and...

    From my point of view the purposes of the EIC and CNM tests have been twisted by the almighty dollar. Instead of focusing on "the whole dog", we've become enamored with eliminating genetic diseases...
  8. Thread: To Much Drive?

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    Generally, in my experience, when you see someone...

    Generally, in my experience, when you see someone crowing about their dog being a firebreather, it usually means a newbie who's impressed by their dog's desire w/o a clue how the rein them in.
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    Well, you're confident if not realistic. But, I...

    Well, you're confident if not realistic. But, I admire your ambition.
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    Thank you Franco. One of my pet peeves as well.

    Thank you Franco. One of my pet peeves as well.
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    Friday start....

    Friday start....
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    Personally, I HATE chit chat as either a handler...

    Personally, I HATE chit chat as either a handler or judge. Not so much because of dog distraction but from a time management standpoint.

    I once timed the average time wasted per dog by two...
  13. Very sorry to hear of your loss John. Safe...

    Very sorry to hear of your loss John. Safe travels to the Bridge Yoda.
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    Steve, I think in general you've gotten good...

    Steve,

    I think in general you've gotten good advice from the forum. Here are my 2 cents (and then some).

    I think you're dealing with two separate, yet interconnected marking problems.
    ...
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    Congrats to the Dawgs. That was a great game.

    Congrats to the Dawgs.
    That was a great game.
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    That's a really lame attempt at a slap back. ...

    That's a really lame attempt at a slap back.

    Good grief...:rolleyes::rolleyes:

    lol....I love football smack :-)
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    No doubt....lol

    No doubt....lol
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    Good to know he has a steady supply of Animal...

    Good to know he has a steady supply of Animal Crackers and milk. Lol
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    A first or second Metalone

    A first or second Metalone
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    I've had the exact opposite experience Ed. Got a...

    I've had the exact opposite experience Ed. Got a pair of GTX's as a gift and they conked out after two weeks. Brought them back to Cabela's and got a new set and those lasted two months. In the...
  21. In the same boat. My girl is almost 12 and has...

    In the same boat. My girl is almost 12 and has always been active.

    I had my training partner throw a few singles for her this morning and she picked them up fine, but she's really gimpy.

    Can...
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    Poll: John, I realize you're joking, but that's not...

    John, I realize you're joking, but that's not remotely funny, even in jest.

    That's not the way Firemark conducts business. :-x
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    BTR's Freeze Out - "Ice"

    BTR's Freeze Out - "Ice"
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    BTR's Jump a Little Higher - "Rosie"

    BTR's Jump a Little Higher - "Rosie"
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    I see...been in the game a long time. Just never...

    I see...been in the game a long time. Just never heard this drill.
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