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    Do check with your airline. Most have limits on...

    Do check with your airline. Most have limits on how many pets are allowed in each cabin. While not likely you could find, w/o an advance reservation for the pup, that there's no "room." Have fun. We...
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    MNRC website qualifying list now updated through...

    MNRC website qualifying list now updated through June 14. Also alphabetized by dog's name to make it easier to check....
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    Catalogs from MNRC clubs are supposed to be sent...

    Catalogs from MNRC clubs are supposed to be sent to RN so they can track the results. Start with the HT sec'y. If that does not get you anywhere, confirm your pass on the AKC website and send that...
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    Anney, So sorry. You and Fisher were a great team...

    Anney, So sorry. You and Fisher were a great team and he was always fun to watch. Our sincere condolences.

    Bob & Macy Swift
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    Read the premium

    Read the premium
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    Not by region but overall dogs that qualified for...

    Not by region but overall dogs that qualified for the MN passed on average about 78% of the tests they entered. 6 of 8 equates to a 75% pass rate.
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    Check out the MN website. Info is there.

    Check out the MN website. Info is there.
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    Rest in peace Mike, with a pack of good yellow...

    Rest in peace Mike, with a pack of good yellow dogs by your side. We'll miss you. Condolences to Mike's family and his many friends.
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    And use his name as release command for other...

    And use his name as release command for other things. Our pups are trained, easily, to sit at an open door and go through only as called by name. Lots of uses for getting pup used to his name.
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    Ya got me. But an indent short memory bird in...

    Ya got me. But an indent short memory bird in heavy cover, after a juicy flyer in a different zip code, can play havoc with a young senior level dog as well. My point being that walk-ups don't have...
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    No, they just uglied the bird to death.

    No, they just uglied the bird to death.
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    I would not call a short indent bird in thick...

    I would not call a short indent bird in thick cover, last retrieve of an otherwise big triple, a "fairly lame memory bird?" My two pups have passed 14 of 16 tests this year. In all they have handled...
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    And you know this, how? OP said this was 2nd hand...

    And you know this, how? OP said this was 2nd hand info. So, you don't really know what pup did. Or how the marks were set up. Or whether pup had a good hunt, or stumbled on a bird or switched....
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    Ouch. Betcha that's a mistake you'll not repeat. ...

    Ouch. Betcha that's a mistake you'll not repeat.
    But as for the gallery judge in the OP, what you see from the gallery may not be what you see from the line. Observe, take notes, but don't depend...
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    Shoot lots of birds. Opening day dove season, hot...

    Shoot lots of birds. Opening day dove season, hot duck blind. Nothing like the real thing to bring out the hunting retriever in your pup. Just MHO.
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    You call yourself a Canadian and your dog fetches...

    You call yourself a Canadian and your dog fetches Budweiser? No Labatt or Molson in the fridge? Shame.

    Several years ago the gallery at a Thomasville, GA HT got a little rowdy. Two guys were...
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    Steve was everywhere during the trial, working and keeping everything running smoothly. Good guy and a great win. Congratulations.
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    Oh, dog injury. I was thinking human error....

    Oh, dog injury. I was thinking human error. Here's a tip - Make sure your hands are in the center of the tailgate when you close it. Smashing your fingers between the tailgate and topper is...
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    Just to update. Lyle was his old self the next...

    Just to update. Lyle was his old self the next morning, happy as ever and no apparent side effects once the swelling had gone down. But, we're adding liquid benadryl to the first aid bag.
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    "Halfway to the blind, he smelled a nice bucket...

    "Halfway to the blind, he smelled a nice bucket filled with birds from the day before."
    You can't expect a young dog to ignore its nose. But you'll build to the point where pup can reliably run past...
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    Here in central Virginia we're about covered in...

    Here in central Virginia we're about covered in ticks and chiggers. The day Lyle got bit we killed a large copperhead on our training pond some miles away. Rattlers and the occasional cottonmouth add...
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    Snakebit

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    So the dogs went out for a an unsupervised walk Friday AM. The older golden was last to come back and soon showed extensive swelling in his left jowl. Yep, what looked like fang marks about 1"...
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    For info on vehicles that can be towed 4 down or on a dolly check the most recent issue of "Trailer Life" magazine towing guide. http://www.trailerlife.com/trailer-towing-guides/
    Decisions to be...
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    Public Training Grounds - Etiquette

    Here's a tip. If you drive up early - but not that early - to a "first come first served" public training pond, and you see a guy standing in a white jacket, with a dog at heel, and another dog at...
  25. Beautiful grounds. Good people. Cool mountain...

    Beautiful grounds. Good people. Cool mountain air.
    What more could you ask for?
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