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    Happy 4th of July all! More info very soon but...

    Happy 4th of July all!
    More info very soon but mark down Aug 1 at the Bass Pro store just east of Birmingham off I-20
    Seminar will be the AKC ht judges seminar that lasts 1 day
    Seminar will be...
  2. I like a bunch of the teams ! Gotta go with # 26...

    I like a bunch of the teams ! Gotta go with # 26 as Golly is one of ours. Good luck Stan
    Warrior , Kid and the High Mileage crew is cheering you on!
    Dave and Marty Kress
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    So there are only a few member clubs which means...

    So there are only a few member clubs which means they have a vote at whatever they vote on . Then there are licensed clubs that don't have a vote
    2 examples - middle Tennessee (MTARC) is a member...
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    Consider if you use the kayak/ canoe with a...

    Consider if you use the kayak/ canoe with a trailing bumper to keep the bumper just a few feet on front of the dog. Build up a bit each time for conditioning and endurance. the world will not end...
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    One of ours , Pixie had the same swim issues and...

    One of ours , Pixie had the same swim issues and it's not uncommon

    We had a large pond so we put the canoe in , trailed a bumper and after a few trips the pup straightened out.
    The paddling...
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    My first time to meet john was at a Qual...

    My first time to meet john was at a Qual somewhere in the East. He was behind me on the next holding blind . After I completed my walk of shame to pick the dog up John suggested to me as he went to...
  7. Here ya go and #2 your close. The clubs have...

    Here ya go and #2 your close. The clubs have special permits that allow extra birds taken for the events so they don't buy birds like we do. I once failed CKC ht in BC because my dog would not bring...
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    Been through this also Mark and a lot of helpful...

    Been through this also Mark and a lot of helpful ideas will come from your plea.
    Keep in mind that what works for one mutt might not be the answer for yours.
    # 2 has a great point - return to...
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    We're in Montana and doing the Helena ht this...

    We're in Montana and doing the Helena ht this weekend.
    Yep we're entered in BC and looking forward and yes my error it is GMH for the CKC
    Dk
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    Well we may have as much knowledge about these...

    Well we may have as much knowledge about these CKC and AKC titles and events as anyone !

    There may be 100 GMHR across all of Canada. We have 5 GMHR.
    This year is the 10th anniversary of the...
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    Just a few years ago there was a 5 of 7...

    Just a few years ago there was a 5 of 7 qualifying rule , then if you failed the 5/7 you had to get 8.
    That system proved to fail as judge shopping was just plain silly and some mid test scratches...
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    We have one of those timid ( fearful) retrievers ...

    We have one of those timid ( fearful) retrievers
    Our Faith dog had 1 litter with 5. Our pup guarantee says just bring the pup back and you get your money back with no questions So Kid came back...
  13. The CKC master hunter has a series in each event...

    The CKC master hunter has a series in each event for quartering and sit to flush.
    The National Master has always had a live flyer quater and sit to flush.
    Sometimes they fly away and sometimes...
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    Welcome OP to RTF and realize your questions can...

    Welcome OP to RTF and realize your questions can have many responses with varying answers.

    Pedigrees are nice and an indicator of potential however look and see what the parents have done. If...
  15. Thread: Ft Pitt

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    That Connie and Ready team have had a great...

    That Connie and Ready team have had a great Spring
    Congrats
    Dk
  16. Thread: Dog Box fan

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    So if you have an inverter consider a cheap box...

    So if you have an inverter consider a cheap box 16 or 20 " fan. That's what we use
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    Right #21 derbies are about natural abilities. ...

    Right #21 derbies are about natural abilities.
    However there is many a team been dropped by folks.

    Dk
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    Ok op sounds like a nice pup however you may be...

    Ok op sounds like a nice pup however you may be overreaching.
    Pup learns by making right decisions and your responsibility is to set up training opps
    At the derby hooked guns get you dropped. At...
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    Several years ago a handler spoke German to the...

    Several years ago a handler spoke German to the dogs and another Spanish. One set of judges wanted to toss the German speaking team as un American. True story
    Dk
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    You'll have many new friends Dk

    You'll have many new friends
    Dk
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    AKC Ht judges seminar in Birmingham Al

    The Black Warrior RC and the North Alabama RC plan to host a HT judges seminar in August 2015 near Birmingham Al.
    The exact location and date have not been selected however we are leaning toward...
  22. So we are on our 1st night our of a 15 week trip....

    So we are on our 1st night our of a 15 week trip.
    7 labs ranging from 11 to 12 weeks.
    Should be a lot of fun and we've done this for many years

    Dry camping = no elec, no water, no sewer
    You...
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    So Gar we have a Ranger x Ford breeding Our...

    So Gar we have a Ranger x Ford breeding
    Our Faith ( ford x Rudy 2nd breeding) was bred to Ranger.
    Stan Hughes Golly is from that breeding , our Warrior and Kid are also littermates

    These dogs...
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    2 snakebite stories 1) some will recall Pixie (...

    2 snakebite stories
    1) some will recall Pixie ( crossed the bridge dec 31) , she was doing an open water blind at Mtarc a few years ago. Pixie stopped on the whistle and raised her paw with a snake...
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    Thinking you will be just fine with radiant heat...

    Thinking you will be just fine with radiant heat and a sealed surface - many many homes have that arrangement and I know at least 2 kennels.
    Dk
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