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    Rick, Read my previous post I don’t know if...

    Rick,

    Read my previous post I don’t know if this would have made a difference, I do know this was an extremely poor judgment call and I don’t know how any one that saw the dog work at hand could...
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    I take offense to the allegations that I only...

    I take offense to the allegations that I only brought this up because of personal differences. I did not bring this up because of who was involved or because I wanted to bash any one. This was an...
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    BP It’s not the number of posts its hiding...

    BP

    It’s not the number of posts its hiding behind an anonymous handle. I’m not hiding behind my user name and never would.

    It’s really difficult to give any credibility to some one that...
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    Big Pappa, A poor decision such as this...

    Big Pappa,

    A poor decision such as this affects everyone in the sport. A Master Title is suppose to mean that this dog is a quality hunting retriever that is capable of meeting or exceeding the...
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    For clarification, Mike had a previous engagement...

    For clarification, Mike had a previous engagement the afternoon when this occurred and was not on the grounds. I was the stake marshal and I filed a complaint with the committee. The complaint I...
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    Darrin, That is the jest of this whole...

    Darrin,

    That is the jest of this whole thread…poor judging!
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    I was just behind the judges for both runs. It...

    I was just behind the judges for both runs. It was black and white the handler did deserve to get a re-run the first time. However, they failed miserably in completing the re-run.

    In a...
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    You can find all of the AKC Rule Books online at...

    You can find all of the AKC Rule Books online at www.AKC.org
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    I used the term overruled for lack of a better...

    I used the term overruled for lack of a better term. I brought it to the attention of the judges that the rule book states “The handler of the working dog must attempt to pick the birds up in the...
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    A Committee member suggested that next year’s...

    A Committee member suggested that next year’s Hunt Test we buy enough ribbons for every dog and just leave them in a box at the headquarters so everyone can get one when they check in…if they like...
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    Unbelievable Decision

    I now remember why I havenít run a Hunt Test in the last 5 or 6 years. As a Marshal for a Master Hunt Test yesterday I witnessed the most incredible situation I have ever seen.

    The scenario was...
  12. Thread: Hrc Ban

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    I am not familiar with UKC or HRC events or...

    I am not familiar with UKC or HRC events or rules. However, in AKC there are many infractions that can get one suspended for life. They include every thing from varying degrees of unsportsmanlike...
  13. Thread: North Texas

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    Congrats to Lauren and Steel...I told you you...

    Congrats to Lauren and Steel...I told you you have been playing the wrong game!
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    Congratulations to Mike and Rainey. Angie, ...

    Congratulations to Mike and Rainey.

    Angie,

    Rainey has placed in several Quals, has two 2nds but still has no win. I would keep double staking her until she either gets a blue or places in the...
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    When establishing pattern blinds I will hang a...

    When establishing pattern blinds I will hang a white 5 gallon bucket on top of the blind poles. After the dog learns my pattern blinds I remove the pole and bucket. For my all-age dogs I use orange...
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    Poll: NEF 22 is the only way to go, I only wish NEF...

    NEF 22 is the only way to go, I only wish NEF would start making a 209 primer pistol. If your a pro the savings using the Alpha pistol may make it worth your while. As an amateur that...was...
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    Dog training is more by the seat of your pants. ...

    Dog training is more by the seat of your pants. The most important knowledge is being able to read your dog(s) and how they react to "EVERY THING". I have a 4 yo bitch that at a TT 3 or 4 won't...
  18. I also have spoke with TPWD and several Game...

    I also have spoke with TPWD and several Game Wardens on this. The only game bird that has to be banded is a bird that will be released. Throwing and shooting a flier if it flies off will be...
  19. Sounds to me that the dog knows where the mark...

    Sounds to me that the dog knows where the mark is…what’s the problem? If you watch some of the best marking dogs, on retired guns they will run toward where the gunners were standing then cut out to...
  20. I have to agree totally and a particular test...

    I have to agree totally and a particular test last fall immediately comes to mind. Some things will never change. You can only bring it to every ones attention and hope some one will listen.

    I’m...
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    What if you bought a puppy from someone and at a...

    What if you bought a puppy from someone and at a later date you found this person had done the same thing to you? This is not only unethical but illegal. I personally would find it necessary to...
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    One of my training buddies has an animal...

    One of my training buddies has an animal behaviorist business. I send you her name, it would appear your puppy needs a little psycho therapy.
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    Flowageboy, do we have a little built up anxiety?

    Flowageboy, do we have a little built up anxiety?
  24. Ditto on Burr Oaks suggestion. Normally if I...

    Ditto on Burr Oaks suggestion. Normally if I know some thing is going to set for a while I will disconnect the fuel line drain the tank and let it run dry until the engine stops. What ever you do...
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    Poll: Dog A, Derby is the key here. Marking is the key...

    Dog A, Derby is the key here. Marking is the key for derby dogs. Both dogs marked the fall very well, dog A just did alittle better job.
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