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    Seems like a few years back I was judging a AA...

    Seems like a few years back I was judging a AA stake and the pro had quite a few dogs to run and came to the line with a black dog. we announced dog 6 to the line and he said hang on a minute. ...
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    We had springers when I was a kid. I always liked...

    We had springers when I was a kid. I always liked them.
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    Wow what a accomplishment!!!!! This is just a...

    Wow what a accomplishment!!!!! This is just a guess but I have not run, worked or judged that many trials in 10 years. How cool to be able to run a WINNING dog(s) in that many trials. The...
  4. Some thing that most trial folks are used to but...

    Some thing that most trial folks are used to but sometimes forget. In the young dog stakes some handle/dog teams are barely able to keep it together long enough to get to the line. It would be bad...
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    I also wonder if more people are not here anymore...

    I also wonder if more people are not here anymore because being accused of making condescending remarks or by feeling someone spoke to them in a condescending tone ?
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    Ahhhhhh Jelly donut or the peanut that is the...

    Ahhhhhh Jelly donut or the peanut that is the question.......
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    I have not looked at Golden FT lines for over 10...

    I have not looked at Golden FT lines for over 10 years. If I recall at that time most competitive Goldens came out of a very few lines. I have owned 3 goldens so far and the 1st & 2nd were lost...
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    I built one from scratch as we are a fab shop. ...

    I built one from scratch as we are a fab shop. The hinges are freakin expensive. If you dont use them alot then it may not be worth it. Seen a lot of plywood versions for hunting and dog work
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    I have just lost another dog to cancer 2 weeks...

    I have just lost another dog to cancer 2 weeks ago. Neither was the same type of cancer but both similar expectancy. Both of my dogs were a bit older so I was fortunate to get the time I had with...
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    I agree with Bon and Ed with one additional...

    I agree with Bon and Ed with one additional comment. In the FT game the rewards dont come often and the "younger" folks are used to instant gratification. 3-4 years + for a consistent running AA...
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    Lets do some math shall we Price of a puppy...

    Lets do some math shall we

    Price of a puppy that "MAY" become AFC/FC 2000-3000
    Vet bills , shots food and care for the 1st 6 months 2000
    fees to send a dog to a pro from 6 months old up thru...
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    BTW as a judge its quite easy to tell if the...

    BTW as a judge its quite easy to tell if the gallery is distracting a dog. Its eyes ,ears or body will tell you. If disturbing a dog a lot it should get a re run and get the gallery under...
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    Same thing can be said about women, goldens,...

    Same thing can be said about women, goldens, chessies, and labs other than black.
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    I am glad Hunt tests emulate hunting because...

    I am glad Hunt tests emulate hunting because there is never any other dogs out at the same time. :rolleyes:

    A Good HT FT or hunting dog could give a $hit less if a hundred dogs are in the gallery...
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    I bet a code could be written to evaluate the...

    I bet a code could be written to evaluate the work fairly easy. Can we strap a GoPro to the dogs head as well?
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    Now if we can get the GPS tracker to overlay...

    Now if we can get the GPS tracker to overlay ............
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    While I wholeheartedly agree with the some...

    While I wholeheartedly agree with the some experience /placements in a stake to judge. I personally know a few people that have judged a national, have had a "N" dog and or have owned 100+ point...
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    My dogs dont seem to mind the rain but try and...

    My dogs dont seem to mind the rain but try and give them a bath is like spraying them with acid or fire.
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    OK Marv you win I dont have time to pull the...

    OK Marv you win I dont have time to pull the records to give you the time date and what I was wearing that day when I had placements. I sure you wont be inviting me to judge anytime soon. I think I...
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    1st off I have multiple placements in D, Q and AA...

    1st off I have multiple placements in D, Q and AA stakes with 2 of the 3 dogs I have owned. So I guess this means your data base needs updated from 10 years ago or so. My AA dog passed a few years...
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    So Marv when is your next judging assignment ?

    So Marv when is your next judging assignment ?
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    Judging the dogs work not who/how the dog is...

    Judging the dogs work not who/how the dog is trained........
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    Not much will change I think in the near future. ...

    Not much will change I think in the near future. Might get some new blood with HT getting to popular.

    My last comment is can someone give a time that a trial was unfinished or no placements...
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    I know a bunch of people that have had it take 20...

    I know a bunch of people that have had it take 20 years to get a titled dog. Do we really want to lose the opportunity? If thats the case then we get what we deserve.
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    I will say setting up marks while judging to hit...

    I will say setting up marks while judging to hit it perfect is quite a challange. We talked at the trial how in most AA stakes you can usually tell when the wind,light and other factors are the...
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