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    Thanks for the support, Dave. And you sure have...

    Thanks for the support, Dave. And you sure have it right about the fun.

    We sometimes get 30 or so MH entries when the National will be in the area, but more often 20 something. And the tests get...
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    Without seeing the actual work, it is hard to...

    Without seeing the actual work, it is hard to really be definitive. This would be a close call for me. If the land marks were all good in the earlier series, ie good enough to carry the poor marking...
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    I think it has a lot of potential, but it will...

    I think it has a lot of potential, but it will take quite a bit of experimentation to work smoothly. There are always early adapters who will work out the bugs for us and in a few years we may...
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    John, our little group will be arriving on Sept...

    John, our little group will be arriving on Sept 3, and doing a little at the obedience/conformation, but mainly entered in field events. We would appreciate any info on training at Weldon grounds...
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    Anyone have an update on Qual Sunday morning?...

    Anyone have an update on Qual Sunday morning?
    Laureen
    Www.zaniri.com
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    A very interesting question. I suspect that the...

    A very interesting question. I suspect that the "market" for this costly a technology would be too small to fund development of the technology. Also, offhand it seems like the predictability of...
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    Just to correct my oversight on our plans, we...

    Just to correct my oversight on our plans, we will also be running Juice (Chica x Trip) in the Derby, SH and WCX. We co-own her with Trips owner Linda Wiacek and felt bad forgetting her in the list I...
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    Joanne and I are finally (pretty) sure we are...

    Joanne and I are finally (pretty) sure we are attending, aong with good friend Susan Highton and multiple dogs. Susan and Joanne will be in obedience and gun dog sweeps but most of our entries are...
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    Fantastic news!! Congratulations to both of you,...

    Fantastic news!! Congratulations to both of you, couldnt happen to a harder working, nicer team.

    Laureen
    www.zaniri.com
  10. Thread: Judging Poll

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    Poll: I have judged Hunt Tests (JH/SH/MH) and...

    I have judged Hunt Tests (JH/SH/MH) and WC/WCI/WCX in Canada for many many years. In BC I used to judge around 4 weekends a year, but there were a lot of tests and hard to find judges. In Ontario, I...
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    We have co-owned a lot of dogs over the years....

    We have co-owned a lot of dogs over the years. First one was with a bitch we bought and owned back a puppy. It worked out fine, we did the breeding, provided the puppy and breeder signed off. We have...
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    Bottom line is that marking needs to be judged by...

    Bottom line is that marking needs to be judged by whether the dog went straight out or not, had hunts along the way or not, etc. I am skeptical that the dog did a 100 yd memory swim and ended up at...
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    For marking puppies we use nail polish. Blue for...

    For marking puppies we use nail polish. Blue for boys, red for girls, and start from head down to tail: head, rt shoulder, lft shoulder, mid-back, rt hip, lft hip, butt, tail. Only get 8 markings...
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    A couple of points on this point, just in my...

    A couple of points on this point, just in my opinion.

    Both Penn Hip and OFA look at the joint and use different methods to try and see the hip itself (phenotype). So, my belief is that the most...
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    That is a great accomplishment, congrulations, ...

    That is a great accomplishment, congrulations,

    Laureen Kinney
    Zaniri Golden Retrievers
    www.zaniri.com
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    We use ultrasound to confirm pregnancy and get an...

    We use ultrasound to confirm pregnancy and get an estimate of large vs small litter for taking reservations. The ability to count the puppies correctly is directly based on the skill of the tech. We...
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    I agree with the others. In Goldens at least,...

    I agree with the others. In Goldens at least, there is definately a family link with allergies and they can be a nightmare for the dog and the owners. So this is something that I would not want to...
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    In the longer term obviously the best answer is...

    In the longer term obviously the best answer is force fetch, but its not something you should try to "ram" through in a few days. As was said by others, just get the dog used to having a duck it his...
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    Quite a few people fly in and pick up our...

    Quite a few people fly in and pick up our puppies, and use a Sherpa bag. They often do get asked for the international health certificate which shows the puppy has been examined within 10 days and no...
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    A couple of points come to mind. One is that...

    A couple of points come to mind.

    One is that often an obstacle is intentionally used to push the dog off line, to see how they handle back on. Normally, a judge would want to make it possible...
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    New FTCH AFTCH - Golden "bitch"

    Fantastic! I am so impressed and happy for all three of you. This is yet another incredible accomplishment. Congratulations.
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    Not knowing you or your pup it is hard to say...

    Not knowing you or your pup it is hard to say where it should be. I'd worry about trying to be so precise that you could tell from a book where a 12 week pup should be. Sounds a bit like you may get...
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    Great Water Launch

    Fantastic photo, thanks for brightening our day
    Laureen
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    Amateur Winners

    NAFTCH, FTCH. Brasdor's Razzl Dazzl - Razz won the Canadian National Amateur in, I think, 1991. I was fortunate enough to watch her pretty much throughout the trial as Trial Secretary, and she was...
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    hunting attire

    It is up to the judge to manage the test. So from my perspective, you dont let someone run who is not appropriately dressed. Normally this is either a novice or just someone hurrying/not thinking.
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