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    No need to answer that question, as the answer is...

    No need to answer that question, as the answer is unknown. I have seen for very easy to very difficult. I had a dog that won 3 and had 2 seconds, all different levels of test in last 5 years. ...
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    Mark Smith has trained dogs for me on and off...

    Mark Smith has trained dogs for me on and off since 1994. Everyone I have a problem with I sent it to Mark. About National competition, Mark has finished 3 nationals in a row if you count Ali’s...
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    I believe FRANCO was its last winner with Raider!...

    I believe FRANCO was its last winner with Raider!

    Davis
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    Have 3 dogs on co ownership..two different...

    Have 3 dogs on co ownership..two different people...... works perfect, could not be better, i.e. cost, friendship, the whole 9 yards.

    Davis Dautreuil
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    27 back in AM. Test was wide triple 2 retired,...

    27 back in AM. Test was wide triple 2 retired, sorry no numbers.
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    At one of the trials referenced in the orginial...

    At one of the trials referenced in the orginial post, the judges estimated the mark at maybe 350 to 400 yards. When a range finder was used, it measured 582 yards on unlevel ground. Distance can be...
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    600+ Yds. Marks

    Recently I have seen very long marks (500, 600 yards or longer) in all stakes at Field Trials, especially in AA competition. How do you feel about them, and what advantages and disadvantages do you...
  8. Thread: Cajun FT

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    There are several people to thank for making the...

    There are several people to thank for making the Cajun Riviera Trial possible included everyone that attended, did their part, especially Lukie Barras, Pat Huckabay, Donnie Fitzgerald (from Acadiana...
  9. Thread: Cajun FT

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    As the new Secretary of Cajun Riviera (only...

    As the new Secretary of Cajun Riviera (only available member) of the Club... A very special thanks to all that participated helped and worked, especially the judges. The Open was one of the most...
  10. Having been an approved judge for many years, I...

    Having been an approved judge for many years, I know some people will always believe there is politics and favoritism. And they are correct, or at least there is a PRECEPTION of it. I have been...
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    A reading of your original questions speaks to...

    A reading of your original questions speaks to lining by a fast and slow dog.

    Clearly a fast dog has more opportunity to get off line before stopping, and certainly judges should score this; just...
  12. Perfect Marks Miss Key Hole blind = Elimination?

    In an AA completion, what is your feeling about elimination from a stake with perfect land marks, but missing the key hole with an average land blind?
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    LEAD JUDGE vs. BEGINNER?

    We all heard the term “Lead Judge” (one with 8 points), and we all know two judges are required for an AKC Field Trial. Every Judge must have a beginning, and that means their first time and “NO”...
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    (LA) FC and AFC: Nat'l Open Finalist in LA

    Champion Full Brothers at STUD. FC and Nat'l Open Finalist Westwoods Sunday Silence and AFC Iron Lines Sergeant Pepper both in Louisiana during winter and Kansas in summer. Natural or frozen semen....
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    Thank you Ted, I agree... Davis

    Thank you Ted, I agree...

    Davis
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    Judging On Your Circuit?

    Recently much has been written about judging, call backs, politics, etc. and judges are becoming increasing difficult to get!

    How do you feel about people judging on circuits they run?...
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    An old amateur friend that has earned more than...

    An old amateur friend that has earned more than 200 AA points with 2 different dogs once told me this sport is 50% judges, 25% dog, and 25% handler. After reading this post, I am more inclined to...
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    There are many excellent hotels in the French...

    There are many excellent hotels in the French Quarters. You can Goggle Hotels, New Orleans French Quarters and find many. I like the Royal Dauphine, its nice, good location and reasonable price.
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    Thanks, trying to make my schedule and if I run...

    Thanks, trying to make my schedule and if I run Anderson, TX. I may stay and try Lone Star. I must have missed it:confused:
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    Lone Star Trial, Mineola, TX, Oct 8-10

    The card has Lone Star trail scheduled for Oct 8-10, 2010. Does anyone have information on it, it's not posted yet and getting close! THANKS....
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    Excellent example Phillip. Seems like the exact...

    Excellent example Phillip. Seems like the exact scenario of the Open water blind without picking up the second blind, which in this test was a laid out unseen poison bird. Maybe your example...
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    When a public assignment is accepted, there is...

    When a public assignment is accepted, there is accountability. Insofar as the forum to debate it, this is one of the reasons for RTF. Everyone is entitled to their opinion; you know the old says……...
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    No one is going after anyone here, and Ted you...

    No one is going after anyone here, and Ted you know who I am. I just don't want to make this personal. Its just like the rule we are debating, if your name is required to post, it should be part of...
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    Does this mean that the rule Jim Pickering quoted...

    Does this mean that the rule Jim Pickering quoted is wrong? Does this mean that contestants can or should expect test contrary to the standard? Does this mean that because the handlers new the...
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    Its not the handlers responisbitity to determine...

    Its not the handlers responisbitity to determine and decide upon the test. Do you believe for one minute that if a handler objected to the test or filed a protest that he or she would be carried to...
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