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    http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums/images/mis...

    http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by BonMallari http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png
    You completely took my...
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    My personal experience pales in comparison to...

    My personal experience pales in comparison to many, many more accomplished handlers and trainers. But, over the years, I have come to realize how little I knew about training and what it took to be...
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    The Keith (KG) that I remember often had a little...

    The Keith (KG) that I remember often had a little "bite" in his comments. Kinder, gentler, KG, the new-age man!

    Number me amongst those who believe that some exposure to actual placements in the...
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    Gorgeous! Great pictures.

    Gorgeous! Great pictures.
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    To know her was to love her. Full of life. So sad...

    To know her was to love her. Full of life. So sad to hear that she has passed, thought she would outlive us all.
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    I have no axe to grind, in fact I don't have a...

    I have no axe to grind, in fact I don't have a clue what she's referring to, your question seems perfectly sincere, legitimate and also of interest to me as well. Jim Pickering had a notable Golden...
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    Yee ha! Loved it.

    Yee ha! Loved it.
  8. When I have judged I found it to be uncomfortable...

    When I have judged I found it to be uncomfortable when a handler turns and questions a bird, although it's certainly their right. A number of reasons. I don't want to spend valuable time that the...
  9. Handler looks a gift horse in the mouth and is a...

    Handler looks a gift horse in the mouth and is a moron. Shut up and move on.
  10. I've had some experience with waiting after the...

    I've had some experience with waiting after the send, or looking back, for the judge to reconsider and felt that it detracted from my focus and from that of the dog. Over time, I learned to stay with...
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    Interesting analogy. Haven't really put much...

    Interesting analogy. Haven't really put much thought into the differences, and probably should before I post, but Hunt Tests around here are still around $75 for Master, and most of the costs and...
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    I hate that agrgument with a passion. It's used...

    I hate that agrgument with a passion. It's used to justify every new fee and tax increase as insubstantial and that we're all a bunch of pikers to complain. Remember when the Entry Express fee was...
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    In New England the O/H Quals generally run...

    In New England the O/H Quals generally run between 12 to 20 dogs.
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    Well, not your intent John, but I want to thank...

    Well, not your intent John, but I want to thank Paul for judging the aforementioned Derby in the manner he did. Brought back a wonderful memory. I was new to the sport, ran a bunch of Derbies without...
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    Will also send mine in and be proud of the...

    Will also send mine in and be proud of the achievement. Also agree with requiring placements in stakes open to all. Although my dog did go on to place in all-age stakes, winning a 47 dog Qual, open...
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    I'm thinking more of the Catfish Hunter, Mudcat...

    I'm thinking more of the Catfish Hunter, Mudcat Grant, Rollie Finger type names, what would the call name of your George Lauzerique dog be?


    And by the way, has there ever been a team with as...
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    Gee, most of my dogs have been named after...

    Gee, most of my dogs have been named after people. Porjay's Vida Blue Streak after the Oakland Athletic pitcher and noted headcase (fortunately, the dog wasn't). Mister Chain Blue Lightning after the...
  18. Thanks Carol and Miriam! I'm not the most...

    Thanks Carol and Miriam!

    I'm not the most savvy person when it come to stuff like this but I think you need to "like" the Fiocchi page on Facebook in order to vote. Voting closed yesterday. We're...
  19. Fiocchi Ammunition photo contest - Representing hunting RETRIEVERS.

    Not wirehairs or other breeds (although they hunt, too).

    A photo of my boy, Blue, has been selected as a finalist in the Fiocchi Ammo photo contest. He's currently in second place behind a nice...
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    One of the stalwarts of this site, in the very...

    One of the stalwarts of this site, in the very best sense. Clearly gave the impression that he was someone who would be a great friend should you be fortunate to spend time with him. Sad news.
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    Thrilled for Joe, Dottie and Copper.

    Thrilled for Joe, Dottie and Copper.
  22. John, I'm sorry for your loss. He looked like...

    John,

    I'm sorry for your loss. He looked like a dog who could hunt and a wonderful companion, can't say any better than that.
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    Congratulations! You owe me a bumper!!!

    Congratulations! You owe me a bumper!!!
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    Buck Shope of Swift River Retrievers has a real...

    Buck Shope of Swift River Retrievers has a real nice training facility in Templeton. Decent duck hunting in the area and access to Vermont on Interstate 91. We are 1 1/2 hours away with great grounds...
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    Sounds like you are doing everything right,...

    Sounds like you are doing everything right, you're making progress both with your dog and as a trainer, and you have a nice dog. Wishing you continued progress and success.
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