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  1. Mostly, yes - it was tongue in cheek. But......

    Mostly, yes - it was tongue in cheek.


    But... I have LONG believed that all events should be open to ALL breeds. I would never suggest that an event should ever be changed to suit a different...
  2. I am so sorry to hear about this. I have a...

    I am so sorry to hear about this.

    I have a feeling that the guy who stole the dog has no idea the hell that is about to get rained down on their head.
  3. Reposted over to Fowler Forum (ff is the "new...

    Reposted over to Fowler Forum (ff is the "new fuge").

    http://www.fowlerforum.com/showthread.php?3217-Dog-stolen-in-LaFayette-La
  4. I was thinking "test dog" and an honorary ribbon...

    I was thinking "test dog" and an honorary ribbon for doing a good job. LOL
  5. Shepard. As in Rin Tin Tin.

    Shepard. As in Rin Tin Tin.
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    My field bred lab likes to watch TV ...

    My field bred lab likes to watch TV

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4guv8MWIQE
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    Breeding an older dog ?s

    Signing back on just to ask a question... :-P

    A buddy of mine who has a really nice bitch (both titles as well as pedigree) who wants to breed to my 10yo dog (HRCH-UH/MH Rocky out of FC-AFC...
  8. Outstanding. I'm getting a German Shepard in Feb...

    Outstanding. I'm getting a German Shepard in Feb and would love to run some hunt tests (retrievers) with her! :-P
  9. Thread: Pat McHale

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    Back when I was still playing doggie games and...

    Back when I was still playing doggie games and active in the Bryan-College Station Retriever Club, my wife could always tell when I was on the phone with Pat. She said my voice changed and I sounded...
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    I joined Facebook in order to stalk my daughters'...

    I joined Facebook in order to stalk my daughters' boyfriends.
    Seriously. :cool:
  11. Thread: "no" or "NO"

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    It's answers like this that explain why I retired...

    It's answers like this that explain why I retired from "doggie games" 7 years ago (I had previously been an "888" AKC judge AND a licensed Finished/Upland HRC judge).

    Replace the word "no" in...
  12. Thread: Pat McHale

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    I have not cried this much since I lost my dad 4...

    I have not cried this much since I lost my dad 4 years ago (actually, I have probably cried more). I have known Pat since 1988 when I bought my first dog. I knew absolutely nothing about dogs. Not...
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    We lost a great one this morning.

    One of the founders of Bryan-College Station Retriever Club has been lost with the passing of Carroll Miller. All of us are indebted to this pioneer of the retriever world. I know we haven't...
  14. Thread: hrc rant

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    Realism is a keystone of HRC tests. Dogs react...

    Realism is a keystone of HRC tests. Dogs react differently to different sounds. Goose calls are (generally) much louder and much more "exciting".


    Be thankful - if I had been the judge, I...
  15. Nice dog. Crappy handler. :BIG:

    Nice dog. Crappy handler.




    :BIG:
  16. Thread: would you rather

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    Poll: This one was easy for me to answer --> I'd...

    This one was easy for me to answer -->

    I'd rather be the best handler.



    Why?

    Because the dog is ALWAYS (virtually) better than the handler. Getting a better dog won't do much to improve...
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    I have worked HT and FT since 1988. I my region...

    I have worked HT and FT since 1988. I my region there aren't many that can throw a live flyer pheasant or duck (or pigeon - back in the old days) better than me.

    I say that not to toot my own...
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    Poll: I only answered "no go" because of the way the...

    I only answered "no go" because of the way the poll is phrased. The way it's worded, the assumption is

    "on the first occurrence" of the infraction listed.
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    I used to HT Sec alot. On an average test, I...

    I used to HT Sec alot. On an average test, I would get at least 6-10 people asking to be in flight such-and-such.

    I would ask them - "did you PAY X to train your dog, or did X PAY you to train...
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    Poll: I admit that I voted "necessary evil" - which...

    I admit that I voted "necessary evil" - which probably explains why I retired from the game...
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    Wow - my RTF radar must be working. I've been...

    Wow - my RTF radar must be working. I've been gone for another 7 months only to pop back in to see that Shayne is still being swishy. :cool:


    The more things change, the more they stay the...
  22. Bet they think they got a bargin! :-P

    Bet they think they got a bargin! :-P
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    WHAT???? :shock: That used car dealer LIED...

    WHAT???? :shock:

    That used car dealer LIED to me.


    I wonder if I can get $4500 for it as a "klunker"? :cool:
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    Here is the best way to use the book "Water Dog":...

    Here is the best way to use the book "Water Dog":


    (1) Roll it up as tight as you can.

    (2) tie it with enough twine to make sure it never comes apart.

    (3) use it as something for the dog to...
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    Is it not possible to raise them (live ducks) up...

    Is it not possible to raise them (live ducks) up there? I've seen the places that raise them here and it just ain't that hard....
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