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    Out of control. Drop.

    Out of control. Drop.
  2. Thread: 1st Hunt Test

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    Or download it and print it out for $2 :-)

    Or download it and print it out for $2 :-)
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    So.....you've spent all this time attempting to...

    So.....you've spent all this time attempting to establish a steady standard, but abandon the standard and don't care when actually hunting?

    The idea of having the best dog in the marsh and then...
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    You have two clubs nearby. Lake Charles and...

    You have two clubs nearby. Lake Charles and Central Louisiana. I would recommend joining both. The dues are usually minimal (like $25) and you will definitely get your money's worth.

    You'll...
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    BP72, It is customary on this forum to list...

    BP72,

    It is customary on this forum to list your dog's health clearances and pedigree for breeding.

    At a minimum, pedigree, hips, elbows, eyes, EIC and CNM clearances are usually required by...
  6. Thread: PARC Hunt Test

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    LOL. It's okay! You're learning! An...

    LOL. It's okay! You're learning!

    An anti-fatigue mat is $23 from Lowe's. I highly suggest picking one up and incorporating it into your training. It will force you into better footwork and...
  7. Thread: PARC Hunt Test

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    The fish always jump at the most inopportune time...

    The fish always jump at the most inopportune time :p:p


    We had a darn cow get in the pond in the middle of my 3rd series run in Master B. I think oneshotlu was in the holding blind running next.
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    Ha! Very, very true :razz::razz::razz: One...

    Ha! Very, very true :razz::razz::razz:


    One thing that amazes me is to watch handlers waste the advantage of working the mat with proper footwork. You can't control wind, weather, drag-back,...
  9. Thread: PARC Hunt Test

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    Congrats! Nice to meet you and Nitro.

    Congrats! Nice to meet you and Nitro.
  10. HRC easily reigns supreme down south especially...

    HRC easily reigns supreme down south especially in Louisiana, Arkansas, east Texas and Mississippi. At one point, Louisiana alone had 8 or 9 HRC clubs compared to 3 AKC HT and 3 AKC FT clubs. Those...
  11. Thread: Best Rain Suit

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    Marmot makes some good rain gear that's not quite...

    Marmot makes some good rain gear that's not quite as expensive as ArcTerex. My go-to rain jacket is a dark gray Precip jacket ($99 last I checked) that I've used for years. You have to soak it in...
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    I have a male by FC/AFC Roux MH x GRHRCH UH Maya...

    I have a male by FC/AFC Roux MH x GRHRCH UH Maya that's QAA with some Master passes. We primarily are focused on All Age stakes, but I occasionally run Master with him for giggles when a FT isn't...
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    Barb, you and Tito are an exception. The last...

    Barb, you and Tito are an exception.

    The last time I went to a show and watched Goldens (and quite a few other breeds) was about 6 months ago. And I was unimpressed with ALL of the retriever...
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    Yeah, well the Golden standard also says,...

    Yeah, well the Golden standard also says, "Primarily a hunting dog, he should be shown in hard working condition." When was the last time you saw that at a show?

    All the the retrieving breeds...
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    It takes time and experience for the dog. And...

    It takes time and experience for the dog. And handlers vary on their sending styles.

    Personally, I cue my dog as he is rotating back to heel with a "next" cue which means let's pick up the next...
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    Some of the sites are easily viewed and some will...

    Some of the sites are easily viewed and some will be tough to see from the gallery. The judges want to eliminate any chance of gallery interference, etc.

    Make sure you bring a comfortable chair,...
  17. Thread: Dozer

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    Sorry to hear this Ken. Rest well Dozer

    Sorry to hear this Ken.

    Rest well Dozer
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    I disagree Charlotte. The OP's "point" is to...

    I disagree Charlotte.

    The OP's "point" is to be a blowhard who scratches checks for nicely bred pups while name dropping.
  19. From my point of view the purposes of the EIC and...

    From my point of view the purposes of the EIC and CNM tests have been twisted by the almighty dollar. Instead of focusing on "the whole dog", we've become enamored with eliminating genetic diseases...
  20. Thread: To Much Drive?

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    Generally, in my experience, when you see someone...

    Generally, in my experience, when you see someone crowing about their dog being a firebreather, it usually means a newbie who's impressed by their dog's desire w/o a clue how the rein them in.
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    Well, you're confident if not realistic. But, I...

    Well, you're confident if not realistic. But, I admire your ambition.
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    Thank you Franco. One of my pet peeves as well.

    Thank you Franco. One of my pet peeves as well.
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    Friday start....

    Friday start....
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    Personally, I HATE chit chat as either a handler...

    Personally, I HATE chit chat as either a handler or judge. Not so much because of dog distraction but from a time management standpoint.

    I once timed the average time wasted per dog by two...
  25. Very sorry to hear of your loss John. Safe...

    Very sorry to hear of your loss John. Safe travels to the Bridge Yoda.
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