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    Amen! During the six months we train in SoCal,...

    Amen! During the six months we train in SoCal, we put on about 600 miles a week just commuting to training areas. At 55 cents per mile, that alone adds up to more than the monthly cost of a pro. ...
  2. Thread: Hunt tests or Ego

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    If personal gratification is being equated with...

    If personal gratification is being equated with ego then running the MN is about ego, running on weekends is about ego, hunting is about ego.

    The protestant ethic is the backbone of America's...
  3. I'm in: Florence Sloane #78 Teal Creek...

    I'm in: Florence Sloane
    #78 Teal Creek Patton's Saber (Saber)
  4. Russ Stewart 68. NAFC-FC Dottie Ray’s Ivy League...

    Russ Stewart
    68. NAFC-FC Dottie Ray’s Ivy League (Ivy),
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    Not unless both parents are registered with AKC...

    Not unless both parents are registered with AKC and the owners of both are in good standing. Even then there would be lots of hoops to go through to get AKC to issue papers.
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    I agree that putting on hunt tests is done for...

    I agree that putting on hunt tests is done for alturistic reasons. I think those reasons have to do with opportunity for club members at the event and reciprocating to members of other clubs to...
  7. Thread: nat am pickem

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    I do not know why Retriever News does not turn...

    I do not know why Retriever News does not turn over the keys for the pickem to a dedicated amateur like Lainee that has an actual commitment to the sport.
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    Exactly. Why do something that people expect...

    Exactly. Why do something that people expect you to do right and invest a little bit of time? What is in it for them?

    I bet they are cursing Shane for adding value to the website.
  9. Thread: Montana RC

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    Anyone have the results???

    Anyone have the results???
  10. Thread: Mourer-Foster

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    I also sell commercial insurance. We have a...

    I also sell commercial insurance. We have a small policy on our training property and I have referred several people to them. Service has always been great.
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    Do you think the Retriever News as made any...

    Do you think the Retriever News as made any software changes since acquiring EE? Good luck!
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    Just go to Entry Express and go into the field...

    Just go to Entry Express and go into the field trial schedule. Look at the Derby placements and click on the placing dogs. That will bring up info on the dog receiving points including breed and...
  13. Thread: No linebreeding

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    If it ain't broke.......I would opine that...

    If it ain't broke.......I would opine that current breeding programs are producing extremely talented retrievers.

    Field trials present a objective scale to measure high level performance. The...
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    That would work but the easiest method would be...

    That would work but the easiest method would be to follow the NARC coverage on Retriever News. Here is a link to last years coverage for an illustration of the info they provide...
  15. Thread: Mission Valley

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    The Amatuer 4th series start has been postponed...

    The Amatuer 4th series start has been postponed until 10:00 am, on account of snow.

    Florence
  16. Thread: Mission Valley

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    Open callbacks to 3rd Series - 31 dogs ...

    Open callbacks to 3rd Series - 31 dogs

    1,2,3,4,7,13,14,15,16,19,21,22,23,26,29,31,32,33,35,37,39,40,42,43,44,46,48,49,50,51,53
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    One point I did not see mentioned is the...

    One point I did not see mentioned is the difference in the level of commitment necessary between the HT & FC venues, particularly when including all age stakes. I know from personal experience that...
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    Like others, we bought a dog that was my wife's...

    Like others, we bought a dog that was my wife's to train. She did all the basics on him and handled him to a JH before he was injured and could not train any longer. After that we have alternated...
  19. Where are the really nice grounds not used by FTs...

    Where are the really nice grounds not used by FTs in SoCal? Hopefully, you are not referring to Prado. It is really tough to run three FT stakes at time there. That is why it is no longer used.
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    My only point using San Diego as an example was...

    My only point using San Diego as an example was that there are storm water interceptor systems still being installed. I stand corrected in my wording, but the interceptor system is not about raw...
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    The San Diego system has been constructed in the...

    The San Diego system has been constructed in the last few years. They settled with the EPA in 2006 and they are still building parts of the system. The EPA suite was in response to storm water and...
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    The City of San Diego was sued by the EPA and the...

    The City of San Diego was sued by the EPA and the city was force to install a new storm drain system which diverts low flow storm drain into the sewer system and high flow storm water into the bays...
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    As many have previously stated, there may be more...

    As many have previously stated, there may be more to this that has been discussed in the linked articles. The EPA has not been above flexing its tremendous muscles against the little guy, even when...
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    When we recently constructed our pond, our permit...

    When we recently constructed our pond, our permit had to be approved by several agencies, including the Army Corp, because it was in a seasonal creek bed which was fed by irrigation runoff.

    I am...
  25. Thread: $100.00 entry

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    $8000 divided by 80 entries is $100. All of...

    $8000 divided by 80 entries is $100.

    All of our bird throwers & planters are adults, costing us a few thousand dollars for a trial (including workers compensation) on top of all of the other costs.
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