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    CHANGES - Good or Bad?

    Hi all. Been gone for a while.
    Things have changed here it appears.

    My comment/question is this.

    And I have thought about this for some time.
    Some of us have discussed it.

    What is the...
  2. I like John Montenieri's bottom series. I like...

    I like John Montenieri's bottom series. I like the angles and the cover change.
    I might have moved the line for the marks a bit more towards the bottom and run pretty much in the same direction....
  3. Orion's Whirlin Finn

    Orion's Whirlin Finn
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    This was forwarded to a person in our club with...

    This was forwarded to a person in our club with the following message.

    I received it with the following as part of the message.....

    "I received this from a person in XX (state) that has been in...
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    From what I understand, what I posted here are...

    From what I understand, what I posted here are under consideration for submission.
    I have not checked the AKC site to see if the rules that went into effect this year are posted yet.
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    More new proposed rule changes.

    Our club is discussing this now.

    These are my feelings as I believe we are going to regulate the rules to death for many reasons. Including the judges who do not truly underrstand dog work and...
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    Phoenix, Arizona

    Climate wise, how restrictive is training in Arizona - Phoenix?
    A job may bring me there.
    Greg
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    Tim, As a handler. I agree with you. If you...

    Tim,

    As a handler.
    I agree with you. If you knew for sure this was the big paw. Or as a handler it was a continuing saga you are seeing in training. Pick the dog up and thank the judges.
    ...
  9. Sorry you have to endure all of the cynicism...

    Sorry you have to endure all of the cynicism Evan.

    So Evan hasn't done what is needed to earn some of your respect?

    My question is, what do all of the cynics find wrong with Evan's methods? ...
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    I think how Denver does will depend on the...

    I think how Denver does will depend on the offense that is used.
    They need to go back to more of an option style running game that spreads the field more than they have in the recent couple of...
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    Not running a dog at the level to be judged in...

    Not running a dog at the level to be judged in the new amount of time eliminates good and bad judges. This should be up to the clubs to decide who to invite. Supposedly they do their due diligence...
  12. And add to this the seven year rule that will...

    And add to this the seven year rule that will remove some good judges as well as some bad. In our area the MH judges want to run their dogs in the limited MH tests in our area.

    RHTAC/AKC have...
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    Sit or sit whistle then reheel if needed once all...

    Sit or sit whistle then reheel if needed once all birds are down. Dog will most likely not miss what is going on.
    As opposed to no or no here where the dog will most likely turn its back on the...
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    And just to think I moved back from hot humid KY...

    And just to think I moved back from hot humid KY to be here.
    You can train almost 365 days a yr. Rain, snowstorms, sub zero temps, and High winds are about the only time you might not want to...
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    Another one. Section 6. Judges’ Eligibility...

    Another one.

    Section 6. Judges’ Eligibility cont.
    (4) Must Remain An Active Handler: An individual must have handled a
    qualifying dog at the level he is being asked to judge or higher within...
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    Dman, OK If, you read the dog as it does the...

    Dman,
    OK
    If, you read the dog as it does the work,
    and assuming a well hidden gun station in bushes with no holding blind - no influence or help to the dog....
    Which dog does a better job in...
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    Angie said all handles are not the same. So you...

    Angie said all handles are not the same. So you think "hearly all of them" do not judge what they see and treat a handle as a handle. Hmmm.
    If you think that way, should they do as you believe...
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    CaptainJack said "Judge what you see the dog...

    CaptainJack said "Judge what you see the dog do...... Dog has shown a good mark in my mind, whether or not he saw the bird."

    So Dman, you think the dog that had to be lined to the bird and goes to...
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    OK so here is one. Memory bird. Dog is sent....

    OK so here is one.

    Memory bird. Dog is sent. Takes a terrible line. Whistle. Handler casts dog.
    Dogs ears and tail go up and syas I got this and goes right to the bird.
    Did the dog mark the...
  20. Amen Betsy. Maybe these types of points should...

    Amen Betsy.
    Maybe these types of points should be included in the regs.
  21. Was it a marking test? Or a test where a handle...

    Was it a marking test? Or a test where a handle might be expected?
    So maybe the dog did not pick up a triple cleanly. Why? Did they show marks before being handled? There is so much a judge...
  22. The scarry thing is, you look good in the ears,...

    The scarry thing is, you look good in the ears, hair, etc.....
  23. The split is there too. Two types of labs. My...

    The split is there too. Two types of labs. My "shooting" experience over there a few years ago saw a mixture of both types of labs. Both of which performed well.
  24. Going to Navajo Dam too. There are 4 or 5...

    Going to Navajo Dam too.
    There are 4 or 5 Chessies running in CO.
    I know of some that will be there.

    Greg
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    All other things being fine. I carry the dog...

    All other things being fine. I carry the dog unless.
    Decoys being checked out, or carrying had been a problem in other series.
    Things that repeat......
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