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    My dogs get distracted by sandwiches and the...

    My dogs get distracted by sandwiches and the crinkle of potato chip bags. Perhaps AKC should ban all forms of food for judges, workers and gallery on-lookers at events!
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    That's great, glad to hear he's one of the...

    That's great, glad to hear he's one of the do-ers! My post wasn't intended to call out Travis, but I see many posts from folks that don't help, chair or judge with potential solutions to problems...
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    I agree with Mark, Paul and John. I judge all...

    I agree with Mark, Paul and John. I judge all levels of both Hunt Tests and Field Trials as well as work at and chair many other events. Many others have taken their turn in the chair for me to...
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    After discovering that a stubborn and recurring...

    After discovering that a stubborn and recurring dry patch of skin on my ear was actually basal cell carcinoma a couple years ago, I had to have a good chunk of the top of my ear cut out. Thankfully...
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    Congrats to both you, Earl, and to Chris! Heck...

    Congrats to both you, Earl, and to Chris! Heck of a job with Clyde and Jeebs!
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    As Wayne said, normally a wipe out, wiper or...

    As Wayne said, normally a wipe out, wiper or eraser bird is shorter than the other marks and is thrown across the test, over the line(s) to one or more of the longer birds. The excitement...
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    Prior to limited tests, many clubs would only...

    Prior to limited tests, many clubs would only list one set of Master judges and if entries exceeded 60 at the close, clubs would scramble to get 2 more judges in order to split. Many folks ended up...
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    I'll wholeheartedly second that Gooser! Koegel...

    I'll wholeheartedly second that Gooser! Koegel Viennas are the best!
  9. Some FT'S may start with 100+ dogs, but they...

    Some FT'S may start with 100+ dogs, but they certainly don't end that way. You're comparing apples and oranges. FT'S are a competitive elimination event, therfore many dogs never see the 2nd, 3rd...
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    I know it seems like a big deal to you now, but...

    I know it seems like a big deal to you now, but trust me. If you stay in this crazy game long enough, you'll get screwed a few times and be given gifts a few times. Junior is just the tip of the...
  11. Thanks Chris and Garmin! Name: Dan Wegner -...

    Thanks Chris and Garmin!

    Name: Dan Wegner - Count me in!
    Winner: Lots of great dogs but I have a feeling that this is Slider's year. #33 FC-AFC Bayou Teche Eye On The Ball
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    An O/H is an O/H, whether it's a minor or major...

    An O/H is an O/H, whether it's a minor or major stake. Same concept. It limits competition to those who actually own the dog. As for your numbers, I think you have them backwards. Most O/,...
  13. Thread: QAA title

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    I've run plenty of regular Quals a d a few O/H...

    I've run plenty of regular Quals a d a few O/H Q's, even some in conjunction with HT's. Haven't noticed much of a difference in difficulty of the set-ups. The overall field of dogs may not be as...
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    So, can we assume your thoughts are similar when...

    So, can we assume your thoughts are similar when considering O/H Amateur stakes? Perhaps those points shouldn't count when striving for the AFC title too. Seriously. Your argument makes no sense.
  15. I just wanted to thank everyone for all the...

    I just wanted to thank everyone for all the heartfelt congratulations and support along the way. It's not an easy road to travel with a well bred Labrador, let alone a goofy looking long-haired dog,...
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    I'm so happy for you and Ruckus, Susan! He's...

    I'm so happy for you and Ruckus, Susan! He's overcome so much and really gelled with you to form a formidable team! Ransom, his long-haired brother from another mother, and former ex-pen playmate...
  17. I'm not worthy! Besides, Sarah Shull here in MI...

    I'm not worthy! Besides, Sarah Shull here in MI would be hard to beat! She won the Midwest Qual with her Curly dog Rhino a little over a year ago! Super nice dog and equally capable handler!
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    Congrats Gregg on Reese's Open 2nd and to Frank &...

    Congrats Gregg on Reese's Open 2nd and to Frank & Rita Jones on Xena's 3rd!!! Looks like Al had a very good weekend. Congrats to All!
  19. Tom and I train together, and I have to say Riot...

    Tom and I train together, and I have to say Riot is one of the best marking dogs I've ever seen. Tom has done ALL his own training and this is his first competitive field trial dog. He has worked...
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    Skyy, I won't disagree that many subpar...

    Skyy, I won't disagree that many subpar performances are rewarded with callbacks and rribbons in HT's. That's one of the reasons I've gravitated toward FT's more the last several years. However, a...
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    I also agree with what John Robinson said. There...

    I also agree with what John Robinson said. There is a BIG difference between a Banana job with a wind save at the end and truly lining a blind. If a dog is off - line most of the way and the...
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    Seriously??? Lining a dog up to a given...

    Seriously??? Lining a dog up to a given destination and having it carry that line doesn't show control, trainability or perseverance to you? If not, I hope you never judge. In MY book, that is the...
  23. Congrats again Tom! The first of many for you...

    Congrats again Tom! The first of many for you and "Riot" aka Big Yella, I'm sure. Way to go!
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    BIG Congrats to my friend and training partner,...

    BIG Congrats to my friend and training partner, Tom Rogers and Riot for their first All-Age placement! Of course they had to start with the Blue Ribbon. This accomplishment is even more special...
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    Matthew, You are correct. The closest Motel 6...

    Matthew,

    You are correct. The closest Motel 6 is about 40 miles from the grounds, but is literally half the cost of the hotels in Meadville, PA. The extra cost for gas will be more than offset...
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