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    South La is a FT only club.

    South La is a FT only club.
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    I also like this idea.

    I also like this idea.
  3. Thread: Skin issues

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    Where are you doing your water work? If it's...

    Where are you doing your water work?

    If it's near the LSU golf course or in the LSU lakes, you might have a fertilizer/pesticide/nutria itch problem. I used to swim one of my old Goldens in the...
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    Agreed......

    Agreed......
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    I would consider any of those examples a handle...

    I would consider any of those examples a handle at any level of test or trial I might be judging.
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    Amen! This also describes my situation (as far as...

    Amen! This also describes my situation (as far as AKC HT's).

    I train, run, and judge AKC field trials. It's the venue I prefer. But, I certainly don't mind helping the local HT clubs by judging...
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    Never have agreed with that.

    Never have agreed with that.
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    It's long been my opinion that AKC could be a...

    It's long been my opinion that AKC could be a little more flexible as far as their judging requirements/process. Maybe allow a credit toward the requirements if you've handled in so many tests, are...
  9. A pup is "by" a stud and "out of" a dam.

    A pup is "by" a stud and "out of" a dam.
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    Generally the Upland portion eliminates about 10%...

    Generally the Upland portion eliminates about 10% of the dogs, hardly what I would call "a BUNCH".
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    I'll throw my chocolate male into the hat....

    I'll throw my chocolate male into the hat. Completely Amateur trained. He's QAA with 5 Master passes.

    Guinness Is Good For You QAA (FC /AFC Roux MH x GRHRCH UH Maya)
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    Out of control. Drop.

    Out of control. Drop.
  13. Thread: 1st Hunt Test

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    Or download it and print it out for $2 :-)

    Or download it and print it out for $2 :-)
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    So.....you've spent all this time attempting to...

    So.....you've spent all this time attempting to establish a steady standard, but abandon the standard and don't care when actually hunting?

    The idea of having the best dog in the marsh and then...
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    You have two clubs nearby. Lake Charles and...

    You have two clubs nearby. Lake Charles and Central Louisiana. I would recommend joining both. The dues are usually minimal (like $25) and you will definitely get your money's worth.

    You'll...
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    BP72, It is customary on this forum to list...

    BP72,

    It is customary on this forum to list your dog's health clearances and pedigree for breeding.

    At a minimum, pedigree, hips, elbows, eyes, EIC and CNM clearances are usually required by...
  17. Thread: PARC Hunt Test

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    LOL. It's okay! You're learning! An...

    LOL. It's okay! You're learning!

    An anti-fatigue mat is $23 from Lowe's. I highly suggest picking one up and incorporating it into your training. It will force you into better footwork and...
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    The fish always jump at the most inopportune time...

    The fish always jump at the most inopportune time :p:p


    We had a darn cow get in the pond in the middle of my 3rd series run in Master B. I think oneshotlu was in the holding blind running next.
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    Ha! Very, very true :razz::razz::razz: One...

    Ha! Very, very true :razz::razz::razz:


    One thing that amazes me is to watch handlers waste the advantage of working the mat with proper footwork. You can't control wind, weather, drag-back,...
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    Congrats! Nice to meet you and Nitro.

    Congrats! Nice to meet you and Nitro.
  21. HRC easily reigns supreme down south especially...

    HRC easily reigns supreme down south especially in Louisiana, Arkansas, east Texas and Mississippi. At one point, Louisiana alone had 8 or 9 HRC clubs compared to 3 AKC HT and 3 AKC FT clubs. Those...
  22. Thread: Best Rain Suit

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    Marmot makes some good rain gear that's not quite...

    Marmot makes some good rain gear that's not quite as expensive as ArcTerex. My go-to rain jacket is a dark gray Precip jacket ($99 last I checked) that I've used for years. You have to soak it in...
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    I have a male by FC/AFC Roux MH x GRHRCH UH Maya...

    I have a male by FC/AFC Roux MH x GRHRCH UH Maya that's QAA with some Master passes. We primarily are focused on All Age stakes, but I occasionally run Master with him for giggles when a FT isn't...
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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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