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    We actually have this situation in our local...

    We actually have this situation in our local circuit and it's been a issue of consternation for years. I wish it did work and handlers would split their entries evenly. But in reality one club gets...
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    That is something the Board of the MNRC would...

    That is something the Board of the MNRC would need to deal with. They set the rules for entering/qualifying for the Master National. It is not within the jurisdiction of your local club or the AKC. ...
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    EE is a contributing factor to the the hate and...

    EE is a contributing factor to the the hate and discontent but they are not the underlying cause.
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    Nice thought, but in reality it doesn't work out....

    Nice thought, but in reality it doesn't work out.

    What happens is the club that is in a geographically preferential area gets bombed with entries and the more distant club doesn't get enough...
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    Umm the MARC is designed to do just that. ...

    Umm the MARC is designed to do just that.

    The professional handlers that travel across the country from test to test seeking passes for the Master National will have to change their business...
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    The folks who like the status quo with the MNRC...

    The folks who like the status quo with the MNRC show up to club meetings on a regular basis and take part in running the day to day business of the local clubs. They are a very small but vocal...
  7. Entry Express has been pushing the line for a...

    Entry Express has been pushing the line for a while. Now they have crossed the line and we have dropped them in favor of the old paper entries.
    There is more hate, grief and discontent for me as...
  8. Entry Express can take a flying leap.

    Entry Express can take a flying leap.
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    Tried them a number of years ago. The switches on...

    Tried them a number of years ago. The switches on the transmitter would last about three weeks under daily use before breaking. After having the same problem happen again, again and again it was...
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    I'll attempt to answer your questions. 1.)...

    I'll attempt to answer your questions.

    1.) Hunting from and/or near boats is quite common in many areas around the country and a common hunting scenario.


    2.) Again, terrain for re-entry...
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    Well, that kind of depends upon the club. Some...

    Well, that kind of depends upon the club. Some clubs are dependent on the pro whose business model is centered around chasing passes for the Master National, Some clubs are dependent on the...
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    The creation of the Master Amateur Retriever Club...

    The creation of the Master Amateur Retriever Club will give the local weekend clubs a new option for their members. Now the local clubs will be able to look at the Master National Retriever Club or...
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    I think you've got the idea.

    I think you've got the idea.
  14. Welcome back to the old days. Paper Entries here...

    Welcome back to the old days. Paper Entries here we come.
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    I think I can find a picture of him around here...

    I think I can find a picture of him around here somewhere. (not my dog.)

    http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k99/Swampcollie/zeus1a.jpg
  16. The quality of birds at AKC Tests and Trials has...

    The quality of birds at AKC Tests and Trials has been a large concern for the AKC for the last few years. They don't want to get heavy handed unless they absolutely have to because some things happen...
  17. The Representative of The American Kennel Club...

    The Representative of The American Kennel Club did tell the LRC what they needed to do in an indirect way. The LRC needs to officially revise their Breed Standard to address the issue. Then the AKC...
  18. All of the dogs in a pedigree bring both positive...

    All of the dogs in a pedigree bring both positive and negative traits to the table. They all matter.

    Hopefully the positive traits outweigh the negative traits.
  19. No worry, your girls coat falls within the range...

    No worry, your girls coat falls within the range allowed by the Breed Standard.

    The tight waves and curls have been with the breed from the very early dogs more than 100 years ago.

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  20. I would think a full refund is in order. They had...

    I would think a full refund is in order. They had the good sense to realize that after two weeks, the pup was more than they could handle. Do a touch up on the pups' OB skills and find him another...
  21. The answer is "It Depends". You have to work...

    The answer is "It Depends".

    You have to work with the pup you have at the end of YOUR lead. I start my pups with a pinch collar because I know full well what I have at the end of the leash. If...
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    Whether you see a flyer or not in Junior is up to...

    Whether you see a flyer or not in Junior is up to the judges. In this area you will see a flyer in Junior, usually two unless the design of the test doesn't allow for shooting one safely.
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    Have you tried contacting the Duluth Retriever...

    Have you tried contacting the Duluth Retriever Club?
  24. It's really up to the HTS and Test Chair. If...

    It's really up to the HTS and Test Chair. If you've never run the dog before they're likely going to be willing to move you to the lower level. If you've run dogs before, you're probably sol.
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    Every single one of them!

    Every single one of them!
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