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    Alex on the left has that tight wavy coat, Gus...

    Alex on the left has that tight wavy coat, Gus has the typical Golden coat. Alex's as much better for hunting, it sheds burrs and repels water better....
  2. I know from talking to her, Jackie doesn't think...

    I know from talking to her, Jackie doesn't think it's a big deal. Flash bred to a nice bitch might be worth the risk.
  3. Not to be nitpicky with you, and I haven't read...

    Not to be nitpicky with you, and I haven't read all the other post, but that's not exactly what we call lying to you. Lying would be giving you the look you are working her on than immediately going...
  4. Hi Miriam, no egg on your face because there is a...

    Hi Miriam, no egg on your face because there is a small percentage of Golden's with it really bad, but overall it is one of those things that I wish they hadn't found a test for. The answer to your...
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    Absolutely the best ramp I have ever used and...

    Absolutely the best ramp I have ever used and I've tried a bunch. Saw Lynn Nelson's ramp earlier this spring and was sold, bought one myself and I love it. It doesn't fold however, so make sure there...
  6. I never tested him because I hadn't heard of it...

    I never tested him because I hadn't heard of it at the time, but I'll bet my old Yoda was affected. It wasn't a big deal, just seemed like dandruff, he didn't itch much. Some dogs have it bad, but...
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    I don't get why all the good Florida teams aren't...

    I don't get why all the good Florida teams aren't in the SEC while far away teams in Texas and Arkansas are. To a NW Montana football fan like me that would make as much sense as North Dakota being...
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    Barry Cruickshank and I had the pleasure of...

    Barry Cruickshank and I had the pleasure of judging a very nervous newbie David a couple years ago in the Qual at Payette Idaho. It was obvious the dog was better than David at that point, and we...
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    I guess I started this thread as a response to...

    I guess I started this thread as a response to the few who believed a new guy doesn't stand a chance in our sport due to politics. They think "paying your dues" just means being around long enough to...
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    I'm so sorry, this is heartbreaking.

    I'm so sorry, this is heartbreaking.
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    I think this is the best advise. I would...

    I think this is the best advise. I would definitely avoid the skeet-trap range with a dog that is leaning toward gun-shyness, you'll only make it worse. As for the thunder shyness, that may never go...
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    Good to hear from you Gerri. I'll call soon,...

    Good to hear from you Gerri. I'll call soon, haven't talked in a while.
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    Paying your dues...

    There were multiple mentions of the idea of "paying you dues" on the judging bias thread, and I'm not sure we are all taking that comment the same way. I think some believe a newcomer won't get a...
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    No Drive, I just read this post and would like to...

    No Drive, I just read this post and would like to comment. Field Trials and Hunting; I do both. I've had the same hunting buddy for 21 years, he hand carves the decoys, I supply the well trained dogs...
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    I wish there was a like button, well said Earl.

    I wish there was a like button, well said Earl.
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    First what does it matter if a person trains...

    First what does it matter if a person trains their own dog or even hunts at all, our sport is about the dogs and retrieving at a high level. The fact that you put a heavy emphasis on hunting with...
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    That's fair, we'll just have to agree to disagree...

    That's fair, we'll just have to agree to disagree on the dog in the gallery issue. There seem to be people on both sides of this issue. I'm sure you understand that though I don't see a problem with...
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    He understands that. He is holding his dog to a...

    He understands that. He is holding his dog to a higher standard, understands there is a risk it won't work out and he will be dropped, but want's to stick to his personal standard. That's fine by me,...
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    I don't like that mentality either, and heard...

    I don't like that mentality either, and heard that a lot when I started running trials. Fortunately it isn't the truth, there are quite a few new people running out here who broke in winning and...
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    Matt said it best, just use your head and be...

    Matt said it best, just use your head and be courteous.
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    I feel the same way. Rather than leave him home...

    I feel the same way. Rather than leave him home alone, I used to bring my old retired dog with me to trials, I thought he earned it. He was no problem, would lay quietly by my side the few times I...
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    I think you are misinterpreting what Susan meant...

    I think you are misinterpreting what Susan meant by what certain judges "like". I don't think she meant like as in the judges like certain handlers or dogs and will give said an undeserved placement....
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    Ok, good discussion, I see there are experienced...

    Ok, good discussion, I see there are experienced people on both sides of the discussion. I personally don't believe a new rule is needed. I think common sense and a little self policing is all that's...
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    I'm sorry you had such bad experiences in the few...

    I'm sorry you had such bad experiences in the few trials you have run, I think that has skewed your perception a bit. I know there are some dishonest judges out there that will give a buddy an...
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    Ocassionly in the past I brought my way past...

    Ocassionly in the past I brought my way past retirement 13-15 year old Golden to sit quietly in the gallery with me. I used common sense and only did this when the gallery was a long safe distance...
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