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    In certain contests, the best example of which is...

    In certain contests, the best example of which is track and field, there will be very little controversy as to determining winners in that event... who has the fastest time, longest throw, longest...
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    Brian was as good a friend as a person could...

    Brian was as good a friend as a person could have. We played small college basketball together in the mid 80's and Brian became the all time collegiate scoring leader for all colleges in Nebraska. ...
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    From the standard procedures for retriever field...

    From the standard procedures for retriever field trials,


    Not that it is a good idea, but the rules require relatively little combined judging experience between two judges to judge the...
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    Step One: Get a good dog Step Two: Train until...

    Step One: Get a good dog
    Step Two: Train until you think your dog is ready for the level you will be entering than double that amount of training before you actually enter.
    Step Three: Pay your...
  5. Thread: Breeding ??

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    Limited amount of Frozen semen still available...

    Limited amount of Frozen semen still available from Aces High III. http://www.aceshighiii.com/ He sired this's year's #2 derby dog, Kirkwood's Ace of Lone Star, bred to a MH Chopper female. She...
  6. The "T" can take a lot out of a dog that you may...

    The "T" can take a lot out of a dog that you may not be able to put back in to the dog. If she understands what you are trying to teach.... go as sent through pressure.... stop.....change...
  7. Eddie, I feel he has the stronger bitch lines...

    Eddie,

    I feel he has the stronger bitch lines on his pedigree especially with Keila up close. How are his previous litters doing and what bitch lines have worked best with him?
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    Too many variables to say whether a "field trial"...

    Too many variables to say whether a "field trial" dog or a "family dog" raised in the circumstances you describe has a better life. My opinion, however, is that it is perfectly within the breeder's...
  9. [QUOTE=Ted Shih;1142275] "If you draw a diagram...

    [QUOTE=Ted Shih;1142275]
    "If you draw a diagram with the obstacles, and tell handlers that the line is the "ideal" line, you have

    1. Shown them what you think is important;
    2. But, have still...
  10. [QUOTE=steve schreiner;1142222]Why isn't it a...

    [QUOTE=steve schreiner;1142222]Why isn't it a good idea to give instructions..?

    One reason is the standard procedures say you shouldn't need to give instructions. More importantly, field trials...
  11. Not sure on the rule book in hunt tests, but the...

    Not sure on the rule book in hunt tests, but the standard procedures in field trial suggest that giving instructions to handlers is not a good idea. From the standard procedures. "Utilizing natural...
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    Based on the information given, I would favor dog...

    Based on the information given, I would favor dog #2 if it was my weekend to judge. Judges are to make direct comparisons, "series by series", of each dog's work to determine placements and the...
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    [QUOTE=russell.jason2;1085363]You really think...

    [QUOTE=russell.jason2;1085363]You really think this sport is growing???

    I never said the sport was growing. I did say there will always be field trials because there will always be some people...
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    I disagree that the derby (or the qual) for that...

    I disagree that the derby (or the qual) for that matter should be designed with the newbie in mind. Field trials by their very design will never appeal to the masses because most (not all) people...
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    The disappearing gun.....one of my favorite derby...

    The disappearing gun.....one of my favorite derby tests.

    Greg Heier
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    There is a fairly active club just outside of...

    There is a fairly active club just outside of Omaha where you should be able to find a training group. http://www.movalleyhuntclub.org/index.php Another one in Lincoln, NE which will probably be...
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    Good handling vs poor handling is very hard to...

    Good handling vs poor handling is very hard to describe in writing but easy to recognize for anybody who has judged even a few trials and takes an observant eye towards handling when judging. Ted...
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    I think the posts that say Purina should be...

    I think the posts that say Purina should be ashamed and blundered are off base. As noted, the rules were established BEFORE THE SEASON even started and everyone knows the rules. To suggest that...
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    Here is a recent example of a situation where I...

    Here is a recent example of a situation where I believe judges, somewhat suprisingly, rewarded a quick handle over an out of the area hunt. Last series at an open. Two very difficult marks in the...
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    [QUOTE=Jim Pickering;384896]"Greg I have a sense...

    [QUOTE=Jim Pickering;384896]"Greg I have a sense that you are pushing the envelop with another FT judging thread so soon........

    My pet peeve is judges who take the position that a handle on a...
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    Field Trial Judging- Quick Handles

    It seems we have pretty well examined the subject of judging marking especially in the derby. I would like to hear discussion of what may be the most ignored provision of the rulebook as applied to...
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    Poll: Jason, You wrote, "I wonder if it was all...

    Jason,

    You wrote,

    "I wonder if it was all of the generations of great ancestry that help dog 1 and 2 or if it was the dudes in the white coats. Looks to me like these two dogs broke out of the...
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    Ted wrote, "From my perspective, the biggest...

    Ted wrote,

    "From my perspective, the biggest water cheats I have personally known were often the dogs with the greatest desire to retrieve - they simply didn't want to be bothered with the extra...
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    I guess I will direct this at Ted, Given the...

    I guess I will direct this at Ted,

    Given the fact that dog #1 did not get in the water on the shorter bird in the scenario, has not the dog at some level indicated a "reluctance to enter.......
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    I would call all three back and could not yet...

    I would call all three back and could not yet place the dogs.

    I would also look at sytle which is the second criteria you are specifically directed to judge in a derby (marking ability and style...
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