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    I think I'll be going through Technology shock...

    I think I'll be going through Technology shock when the time comes to replace my old 500 XL. The old bugger take a lick'n and keeps on tick'n.
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    Barb, I don't think it was intentional on their...

    Barb, I don't think it was intentional on their part. In less than eight hours they lost thousands of existing paying clients who will never forgive them. It was stupid and they generated a backlash...
  3. Limited Registration has been the normal approach...

    Limited Registration has been the normal approach in Golden Retrievers for a long time. (The world didn't come to an end.)
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    Take a look underneath and see if there is enough...

    Take a look underneath and see if there is enough frame left to be road worthy. Sitting in a field tends to do bad things to steel trailer frames.
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    Chris, are you a member of an event giving club?...

    Chris, are you a member of an event giving club? If not, join one, participate and put your efforts into getting them to drop their membership in the MNRC. If more clubs drop out, there will be...
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    The MNRC has shown no desire to make changes to...

    The MNRC has shown no desire to make changes to the entry requirements for the national event. They see the large numbers as a measure of their success. They like the large numbers and the large...
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    You're being far too kind. It's more like a...

    You're being far too kind. It's more like a weekend soccer match where every kid gets a participation trophy.

    A showcase for the elite master dog it is not.
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    Actually yes we have asked in the past and there...

    Actually yes we have asked in the past and there was no help forthcoming from the Pro's. We've had far more success in having our amateur members hire there own bird boys and bring them to work at a...
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    I must be right there with Methuselah.;-)

    I must be right there with Methuselah.;-)
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    Perhaps it's time to follow other performance...

    Perhaps it's time to follow other performance venues and offer another class of Master test. (Similar to the OTCH program.) This class would be open to titled master dogs and they would be in pursuit...
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    The system has to change for limited entry master...

    The system has to change for limited entry master tests. If you published a premium that stated “you have 180 seconds to enter this event” people would think you were nuts, but that is exactly what...
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    Earlier someone asked about the number of titled...

    Earlier someone asked about the number of titled master dogs entering tests. Well I went back through club catalogs back to the early 90's.

    From 92 through 96 we would see roughly between 28 - 35...
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    Tweaking the entry system could help to eliminate...

    Tweaking the entry system could help to eliminate the unfairness in getting entered and put everybody on equal footing in that respect, but it does not address the total numbers issue.

    When the...
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    There are a number of clubs considering exactly...

    There are a number of clubs considering exactly that.




    That's not true. There are a number of clubs that only offer Junior and Senior tests and they're not writing red ink.

    In the case...
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    As others have already noted, general...

    As others have already noted, general unsteadiness and failing the blind.
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    They deal with genetic tests only (nothing to do...

    They deal with genetic tests only (nothing to do with X-rays). The service was outstanding. Turn around time for my dogs Icthy test was ten days. You can check their website for the tests they offer...
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    The same people who are responsible to oversee...

    The same people who are responsible to oversee judges qualifying a dog at least once in seven years at the level they're judging.
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    It would have significant impact. Why? Because...

    It would have significant impact. Why? Because the clubs could then impose work requirements for members. If you don't help out, you're gone and you can't play the game ANYWHERE because you must be a...
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    That's true, there are some folks who continue to...

    That's true, there are some folks who continue to run master tests just for something to do with their dogs and that's ok. There are other clubs in the area that are not affiliated with the MN and...
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    I agree. Dropping MNRC membership is one of the...

    I agree. Dropping MNRC membership is one of the agenda items our club as well as many other clubs are considering this year.
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    Look for clubs that are NOT members of the Master...

    Look for clubs that are NOT members of the Master National Retriever Club. Your chances of getting in are far greater.
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    Probably 55 to 60.

    Probably 55 to 60.
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    Happy Birthday!!

    Happy Birthday!!
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    The AKC Hunt Test program has a huge factor to...

    The AKC Hunt Test program has a huge factor to contend with that HRC and NAHRA don't have to, the AKC BOD. The members of the AKC BOD for the most part are not involved with field events. They are...
  25. Every airline has their own rules for flying pups...

    Every airline has their own rules for flying pups as carry on. Then there are numerous airline employees at the counter who have no clue as to what the FAA/USDA rules are nor what their employers...
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