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    Ok. So are you against paying judges based on the...

    Ok. So are you against paying judges based on the principle that they just shouldn't be paid and don't deserve it or is it based on not being financially viable, or both?
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    Where does the money come from to pay gunners and...

    Where does the money come from to pay gunners and other workers in the field?

    I wouldn't be in favor of paying judges that are judging for their home club(s). I feel that's part of being a good...
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    Compensation for retriever judges?

    I believe that I read it somewhere that dog show judges get compensation for their time/efforts (though I have no idea how much). Do you think there will ever come a time when retriever sport judges...
  4. Thread: Grady Pups

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    Well I guess that worked out pretty successfully...

    Well I guess that worked out pretty successfully that's for sure! Congrats!
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    Has Grady ever been bred to anything less than a...

    Has Grady ever been bred to anything less than a Master titled bitch?
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    Is the walk-up a single or is it part of a double...

    Is the walk-up a single or is it part of a double or triple? Two series (land marks with blind and water marks with blind)?
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    This is correct. If blinds, as it sounds like the case here, are run in conjunction with marks you are required to re-run the entire set-up. In a re-run situation, your score can only go down. If the...
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    Buzz - quite a few openings left for the Northern...

    Buzz - quite a few openings left for the Northern Flight Master test in late August over at Kelley Farms.
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    How are the pups from this breeding doing? Really...

    How are the pups from this breeding doing? Really like their pedigree.
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    Kevin - check out this link: www.gmhta.org

    Kevin - check out this link: www.gmhta.org
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    Your dog will see very little difference between...

    Your dog will see very little difference between the 2 and the few differences in rules at the Started/Junior level are very minor. Generally speaking, NAHRA marks and blinds are less technical than...
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    I agree with you, Troy. Sadly, when the rules...

    I agree with you, Troy. Sadly, when the rules were changed, some very good people like yourself were caught in the broad brush approach the AKC decided to use. I sure hope you decide to enter the HT...
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    I have attended a number of AKC seminars, even...

    I have attended a number of AKC seminars, even when not required to do so. All of them have fallen greatly below expectation. I think people learn a lot more by apprenticing and by taking the open...
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    Section 6. Judges’ Eligibility. Anyone at least...

    Section 6. Judges’ Eligibility. Anyone at least 21 years of age and in good standing with the American Kennel Club may be approved to judge a Hunting Test subject to the eligibility requirements in...
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    It is on the clubs and it is a nightmare, Mike....

    It is on the clubs and it is a nightmare, Mike. The AKC will approve based on points, etc. but they don't track the handler requirement (both judges having passed at the level being judged or higher...
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    When we don't pass a test, what gets bruised?...

    When we don't pass a test, what gets bruised? That's right, our ego. These doggie games we all decide to play and subject ourselves to are all effected to some extent by our ego. I don't think that...
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    Hunt test judging eligibility

    Please let me start off by saying I totally understand the need for more qualified judges and am sympathetic to all of those that are charged with securing qualified judges for your club's hunt test....
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    Sure.....and they can be counted on to work at...

    Sure.....and they can be counted on to work at the test, right?;)
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    Perhaps entering our dogs in these events should...

    Perhaps entering our dogs in these events should be done much like one applies for a non-resident hunting license where all entries are put into a pool and randomly selected. Possibly "Residents"...
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    Tim - I don't know for sure but I believe that...

    Tim - I don't know for sure but I believe that early August is when dogs can start earning qualifications for the following year's Master National.
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    When my club test was posted a few weeks ago...

    When my club test was posted a few weeks ago (late May I believe), Master was filled in about 2-3 days. This is for a test in August. Should a person really have to be forced to enter a test 2 months...
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    Is an Owner/Handler Hunt Test a possibility? Not...

    Is an Owner/Handler Hunt Test a possibility? Not sure what is allowed by AKC. It can obviously be done for FT, maybe the time has come to allow the same for HT's.

    I have absolutely no beef with...
  23. Who who is Guide owned by now? Kippy?

    Who who is Guide owned by now? Kippy?
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    Looks great, Todd. Bet that'll work awesome.

    Looks great, Todd. Bet that'll work awesome.
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    Check out these guys: http://www.ncisda.com/ ...

    Check out these guys: http://www.ncisda.com/

    Rick Edington and Kirk Rice and the others in this club are all very good guys.
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