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  1. PSLRA and Rainier hunt tests closing early

    Entry dates for PSLRA (May 4-5) is April 22 and for Rainier (May 11-12) is April 29th. Both tests are at Pepper's in Snoqualmie Valley, Washington. Entries at this point are way down so hope no one...
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    The IWS was finally caught today; he had chewed...

    The IWS was finally caught today; he had chewed off the flexi but was a bit wary of owner and housemate dog Locket. Greg finally was able to capture Neville by playing with a ball with Locket, then...
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    Sorry I didn't put GDG on the header; the main...

    Sorry I didn't put GDG on the header; the main difficulty is that the owner was visiting his parents so the dog is not familiar with the area (not to mention dragging that Flexi!!). I was thinking...
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    Lost IWS in South Dakota

    I don't know if there are RTF members near Watertown, SD but if there are, perhaps they could keep an eye out for a male Irish Water Spaniel dragging a Flexi. He was last sighted west of town, north...
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    Thanks for all the answers to my query; it looks...

    Thanks for all the answers to my query; it looks as if I can get the info from AKC. I need it for a proposed club award for the top field dog in our breed (how do you rank dogs running in...
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    Hunt test results

    What is the easiest way to get the results of hunt tests in parts of the country where EE is not regularly used? I wold need to know the number of dogs running in any given series and the number...
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    History of AKC hunt test program

    It is my understanding that the HT program was started by AKC ( along with NAHRA) in the mid 80s as an alternative to the FT program. It was set up to provide a way for the average dog owner to train...
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    Pigeon source in Pacific NW?

    Does anyone know where I can get some live pigeons in the Seattle area/
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    BB, as far as I know, the inclusion of IWS in...

    BB, as far as I know, the inclusion of IWS in both spaniel and retriever hunt tests is a "test case" by the AKC. Our registration numbers are small (as are yours) and all info will be collected by...
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    Eric, I just reread the spaniel HT rules and they...

    Eric, I just reread the spaniel HT rules and they specifically state that once you dog has earned a qualification at a given level, it can no longer compete at a lower level. I know this has been...
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    Good advice; today I had a chance to talk with a...

    Good advice; today I had a chance to talk with a spaniel judge. His comment was that one problem was that if I entered both senior and master and qualified in master, I would not be allowed to run...
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    Tracy, I hope you do as well with your Nike as I...

    Tracy, I hope you do as well with your Nike as I have with mine; she is my first MH, but not my last...
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    Nike is my MH IWS; I met the Elliotts at the MN...

    Nike is my MH IWS; I met the Elliotts at the MN in Giddings, TX
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    Tracy, as of March 1st, IWS may run in both...

    Tracy, as of March 1st, IWS may run in both spaniel and retriever hunt tests (I believe FTs too); they are a test case for the AKC and will earn the titles JHU,SHU, and MHU
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    I'm guessing I'd try both senior and master with...

    I'm guessing I'd try both senior and master with both my dogs unless I can see that they don't belong at the higher level. I just need to train them to quarter semi-independently and be steady to...
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    Multiple HT entries

    I haven't been able to find this in the AKC regs; can you run the same dog in two (or three) levels of a single HT? The reason I'm asking is that I'm now starting my MH IWS out in spaniel HTs and...
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    Spaniel hunt tests

    The AKC has just approved the IWS to run in the spaniel hunt tests; this is in addition to the retriever hunt tests. This sounds like a good activity for my retired MH/MN dog. I've never taught my...
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    Ron, did you run under either of this year's MN...

    Ron, did you run under either of this year's MN judges?
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    [QUOTE=Ron in Portland;622400]They've closed...

    [QUOTE=Ron in Portland;622400]They've closed access by vehicle over the levee on Rentenaar Road, so they were having Senior walk over and all three flights of Master down the road by Ray's Lake. The...
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    No water hunt test

    I was wondering of anyone on this forum was running in the double header hunt test at Sauvie Island (Oregon) this weekend? I got word from a friend that the AKC had approved this test to run with no...
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    [quote=TripNDooley;561535]I bred a OFA Good bitch...

    [quote=TripNDooley;561535]I bred a OFA Good bitch to an OFA Excellent male all parents both sides (four generations at least) OFA either good or excellent. Had two pups with HD. While HD is genetic,...
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    My IWS bitch was found to be dysplastic when she...

    My IWS bitch was found to be dysplastic when she began limping after training at 8 months old; both sire and dam had OFA "good" hips and there is not any history of hip dysplasia in their immediate...
  23. Thread: MN dates

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    After seeing the comment about getting through...

    After seeing the comment about getting through 184.5 dogs on each side by Sunday, I started thinking about looking at Monday. Guess I could find some way to entertain myself for a day in Austin?
  24. Thread: MN dates

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    MN dates

    I'm making my flight reservations and need to know when I can expect awards to be done (being rather positive here). If I leave Austin on the 4:40 flight Saturday, Oct. 31st it will cost around $120...
  25. Nike and I will be there; our second MN. We...

    Nike and I will be there; our second MN. We entered using the MN website so presume we aren't listed on EE
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