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    Mary Lynn. I disagree with your interpretation of...

    Mary Lynn. I disagree with your interpretation of her interview. I actually rewound and watched it twice. The underlying themes which she repeated and indicated were the AKC's position, is that the...
  2. Thanks. To you original post, I'm not sure how...

    Thanks. To you original post, I'm not sure how much the on/off switch is genetic or conditioning and manners. I don't have enough of a sample set to offer a good opinion. Rid will run through a brick...
  3. Thread: pointing labs

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    Don't get discouraged. Julies pointing lab book...

    Don't get discouraged. Julies pointing lab book referenced on here is a good start. If you look back at the development of the Labrador "retriever", as one poster mentioned, this is a retrieving...
  4. Jax. Let please keep me updated on your brothers...

    Jax. Let please keep me updated on your brothers Ridley pup. I love to hear how his pups are doing.
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    There is a steady growing number of PLs with MH...

    There is a steady growing number of PLs with MH titles. One thing to note is that a Pointing lab is a Labrador retriever first and foremost with all of the characteristics of other labs. They are...
  6. Thread: MH Stats

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    Also remember that some dont run at the lower...

    Also remember that some dont run at the lower levels and come to AKC after running HRC. Those dogs require 6 passes, which may have an impact on your numbers.
  7. Thread: terminology

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    Personally, I dont see why they do a walk up in...

    Personally, I dont see why they do a walk up in AKC. It certainly doesnt simulate an upland type hunt and if you are shooting at the marks, which you are required to do, how did all the birds end up...
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    Wont Eat during HT weekends

    I have a 5 year old dog that is the first dog that I have HT. We have 3 MH passes and an HRCH. Fortunately, I have been able to make 2-3 HT weekends each spring and each fall that were close to...
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    Depending on how many you take, consider the...

    Depending on how many you take, consider the large decoy sleds. We slip the drag chord over the ball on the atv hitch and the dekes come in on the sleds. Sleds float and can be dragged easily.
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    Go up at least two pellet sizes when going from...

    Go up at least two pellet sizes when going from lead to steel.

    I made the switch over to bismuth when I could get it and remington hevi shot.........costly, but much better shot/kill ratio and...
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    Sign up and go. A little less than three years...

    Sign up and go. A little less than three years ago I went to my first hunt test. I had never seen nor ran in a test. Read the rules, sign up and go. Even if you dont pass, youll learn something. I...
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    Ive been told the same thing, the dog might...

    Ive been told the same thing, the dog might associate the ecollar pressure as from the other dog and can cause things to escalate.
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    And putting him down was probably one of the...

    And putting him down was probably one of the hardest decisions. Im still hoping to have one pass in their sleep, but doesnt seem to work that way. Be thankful you got so much time with him. Im Very...
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    Thank you so much for posting that. For us...

    Thank you so much for posting that. For us newbies out there, seeing setups and how dogs react are great learning experiences. If people have more diagrams/videos of actual test set ups, us...
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    Coot, From everything I have read and...

    Coot,
    From everything I have read and experienced over the years, dogs rarely learn something from other dogs. If your dogs are pointing on their own, its probably just natural. You really cant...
  16. Great contest. Interested for sure. Thanks.

    Great contest. Interested for sure.
    Thanks.
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    Thanks so much for the tips. Will run my first MH...

    Thanks so much for the tips. Will run my first MH this april. Will let you know how it goes. Got to go train.
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    David, Hit you back on the Pm. But I thought Id...

    David,
    Hit you back on the Pm. But I thought Id throuw out that what you are aksing about is probably one of the biggest misconceptions about pointing labs. The PL is first and foremost a lab, with...
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    It always tickles me when this topic comes up but...

    It always tickles me when this topic comes up but to dispel quite a few myths about PL.

    1. A lab having a natural pointing instinct does not change its confirmation.
    2. There are many PLs...
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    In answer to your question, I dont think the...

    In answer to your question, I dont think the birds care how stylish or intense a dogs point is.

    One big differnce to is again, Springers were bred to be flushers so if they dont flush, yes its a...
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    I hunt a ton of quail with this and my first PL....

    I hunt a ton of quail with this and my first PL. I trust him to range as far as he wants to find and hold quail. No reason to compare them to traditional continental pointers. If you ask many of the...
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    In response to Krities reply, more on test...

    In response to Krities reply, more on test day........

    For example HRC allows dogs to run when they are ready, is that ok in MH or do they stick strictly to the run order. Being a rookie, I like...
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    Newbie looking for tips, running AKC MH

    Let me preface this with the fact that I am a newbie retriever trainer and this is the first dog that I have ever run in hunt tests. We are one pass short of HRCH which we will hopefully pick up at...
  24. Thread: Box Launchers

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    Dogtra makes box launchers that you can add your...

    Dogtra makes box launchers that you can add your TT or other electronics to and the small one is 80 and the large one is 100. Ive used them to throw marks, just put a 2 x 4 under it. I usually only...
  25. Totally sucks that this is ending. I could even...

    Totally sucks that this is ending. I could even get my wife to watch. She thinks Tackett is my long lost brother......
    Fun because it had such a nice focus on the dog and the bond with the handler...
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