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  1. Yes, Nitro is the first FC for the Saber x Ruby...

    Yes, Nitro is the first FC for the Saber x Ruby litter. He has 3 litter mates who have their AFC titles who need an Open win for their FC.
    Helen
  2. Breeder brag: new FC and a Double Header!

    Congratulations to Karen and Rich Pingatore on their thrilling weekend. Rich and Nitro won the Open on Saturday to finish Nitro's FC title. On Sunday they won the Amateur. A Double Header !
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  3. Thread: Grady Pups

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    Dr. Ed is right. In a litter you are going to...

    Dr. Ed is right. In a litter you are going to get good to marginal pups. How "good" that good pup becomes depends on where that pups goes -- what his owner does with the pup, who trains the pup,...
  4. I don't think you need to have owned or trained a...

    I don't think you need to have owned or trained a superstar to know what one is, but you need the experience, the trial knowledge, and attend a lot of weekend trials and nationals to recognize the...
  5. Yes, they do. Helen

    Yes, they do.

    Helen
  6. The GF in Hawaii has no worries about a Heidi...

    The GF in Hawaii has no worries about a Heidi Klum type. Have you seen pictures of her? She is gorgeous, but more importantly has a good heart and the same traditional values as David. They are on...
  7. No. He decided that the military was not for...

    No. He decided that the military was not for him. He had the option to quit the Academy after 1-1/2 years there and took it. He transferred to Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo, CA) in January 2013 as...
  8. Off topic: update on football qb grandson

    A year or so ago some of you were following our oldest grandson's (now 23) high school and college football career. Here is an update.

    After graduating from the Univ of Hawaii in May 2013 he got...
  9. You are so right, Bon. Guide is an outstanding...

    You are so right, Bon. Guide is an outstanding competitor with a great pedigree on both sides. Let's look more closely at his pedigree....

    Sire: Carbon

    Dam: Patton's Party Girl -- litter...
  10. FC AFC Tealcreek Patton's Saber will be running...

    FC AFC Tealcreek Patton's Saber will be running in this year's National Amateur as will be 3 of his puppies out of FC/AFC Flyway's Ruby B. Gonia. They are AFC Cool Fuel, AFC Midnight Shooter III,...
  11. Congratulations to Rich Pingatore for winning the...

    Congratulations to Rich Pingatore for winning the Amateur with AFC Cool Fuel MH (Nitro). Nitro and Rich qualified for this year's National Amateur months ago as did Nitro's brother Shooter and his...
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    When I read the original post, Candlewood came to...

    When I read the original post, Candlewood came to mind. Mary Howley is a breeder; she does not train, she does not handle. She has been breeding Labs for years. I have not studied her breedings so...
  13. I think Guide won the Open. He's a relative, too....

    I think Guide won the Open. He's a relative, too. Son of Carbon and Saber's sister. I think the Carbon-Patton mix has been a successful one.
    Helen
  14. I have only partial results (family) of the Open...

    I have only partial results (family) of the Open and Amateur.

    Congrats to Pat & Debi Nichols for their 2nd in the Amateur with Shooter (son of Saber and our Ruby).

    Congrats to Don Graves for...
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    Yes, the ole gal still keeps finishing trials. I...

    Yes, the ole gal still keeps finishing trials. I think this summer should be her last hurrah being double staked in trials. She will be 10 years old in October. She's an FC/AFC and as a dam has...
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    Don't blame yourself. There is very little you...

    Don't blame yourself. There is very little you can do when it is cancer except to make them comfortable and to help them cross the Rainbow Bridge. They know how much you loved them.

    We lost a...
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    FC AFC Tealcreek Patton's Saber -- owner bred,...

    FC AFC Tealcreek Patton's Saber -- owner bred, trained, and handled by Chris Hatch, 100% amateur. National Amateur Finalist. 2013 Top Amateur Dog of the Year. All titles put on by Chris.

    AFC...
  18. Will somebody explain what the co-ownership abuse...

    Will somebody explain what the co-ownership abuse is that has raised this topic? Is it pros co-owning with amateurs? Is it an amateur co-owning with an amateur who is semi-pro? What has RAC...
  19. Did a re-count. There were 5 dogs owned by...

    Did a re-count. There were 5 dogs owned by couples who are unmarried significant others.
  20. I hate to raise this issue, but what about a dog...

    I hate to raise this issue, but what about a dog co-owned by a significant other? I just looked at the AM entries in our last trial. Five dogs in the AM were owned by non-married couples.

    Helen
  21. Only 4 dogs finished the Q. 1st - #14 2nd - #3...

    Only 4 dogs finished the Q.
    1st - #14
    2nd - #3
    3rd - #7
    4th - #8

    The field trial secretary just got home from the trial. The results are now posted on EE.
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    Sounds good in theory. We thought that HTers...

    Sounds good in theory. We thought that HTers would participate in Double D-Qs, too. For several years clubs in CA sponsored Sat-Sun D-Qs thinking that this would appeal to the HTers. It didn't....
  23. Thread: NorCal

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    Congratulations to all who placed in the...

    Congratulations to all who placed in the Amateur... special congrats to Rich Pingatore and AFC Cool Fuel (Nitro). This is the second time this spring that they have won an Amateur. I think Rich and...
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    After EE has done its random draw, the F.T....

    After EE has done its random draw, the F.T. Secretary has an opportunity to tweak it. The F.T. Committee is not involved with tweaking the draw as they do not have access to do so. I would imagine...
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    This is true if the female is an MH or QAA and...

    This is true if the female is an MH or QAA and has a desirable pedigree behind her. This is a major factor for many folks getting on a waiting list to get a female from a well-bred female --...
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