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    Been there, done that. Back in the early-'80s my...

    Been there, done that. Back in the early-'80s my wife and I were very active in showing dogs. Here is my Lab "Rima" in 1981, line-bred on Brian (CH. Lockerbie Brian Boru), handled by my wife --
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    Nicole I visited your website and saw your dogs...

    Nicole I visited your website and saw your dogs -- http://www.piccadillylabs.com/The_Dogs.html -- it is evident why you defend the type of the Westminster breed winner.

    Can I ask you a couple...
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    No. It is as simple as this -- "Form follows...

    No. It is as simple as this -- "Form follows function." It is a well known fact.

    Look at fashion models and female beauty pageant contestants (at their competition weight), how many of them can...
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    Excellent chart! The key here is the "tuck...

    Excellent chart!

    The key here is the "tuck up." Ask any show Labrador person, they don't want tuck-up. They want a level line at the breast and belly without being obese.

    Those of us who have...
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    You are correct. "Form follows function." When...

    You are correct. "Form follows function." When the function of the animal is to win beauty contests the form will be 180-degrees different from the form of the animal whose function is to work.
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    Yes. I am sure she is a sweet pet, because she...

    Yes.

    I am sure she is a sweet pet, because she is not an athlete.
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    17241 This is the BITCH that won Best of Breed.

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    This is the BITCH that won Best of Breed.
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    I don't know how it could possibly matter,...

    I don't know how it could possibly matter, especially with the level of expertise at the National level, but there was a gun change right then.
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    Do we know for sure this double blind they are...

    Do we know for sure this double blind they are calling "series 4" is in fact not "series 4 & 5?"
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    This is what we did. We bought audio deck that...

    This is what we did. We bought audio deck that has USB, we connect device (smartphone, MP3 player, tablet) directly into it.
  11. Buying the traveling and memorial trophies for...

    Buying the traveling and memorial trophies for safekeeping does not require any digging.
  12. A-A-ACK!! Traveling/Memorial FT Trophies on eBay!!

    The placement trophies and the judges gifts I can survive seeing up for public sale, unless they come from some famous dogs or owners.

    But the traveling and memorial trophies? Those are a...
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    FT Quote

    "She really can't stand field trials, and she doesn't mind letting me know it. As far as Evelyn is concerned,
    field-trial enthusiasts are insane, because they get up before daybreak, jump in the ...
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    You make me want to move down there! What...

    You make me want to move down there!

    What about snakes and gators?
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    Not very relevant, but worth noting -- National...

    Not very relevant, but worth noting -- National "finalist" is not an official AKC recognition, but the retriever community uses it widely.
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    Sorry Brad. I am sure you can call THE RETRIEVER...

    Sorry Brad. I am sure you can call THE RETRIEVER NEWS and purchase it right now. Or wait until the next issue of the mag comes out.
  17. I'd say they were more like twenty-five yards. ...

    I'd say they were more like twenty-five yards. My information is that they were workers no longer working and handlers no longer handling. Mitch was keeping them under tight rein. They were not...
  18. Hi Susan. I didn't see you there. Looked for...

    Hi Susan. I didn't see you there. Looked for you.



    Correct, it was not intended that way.


    I agree and did to explain to members of the traffic committee that my "criticism" was meant...
  19. Lester, I need you to clear out some space in...

    Lester, I need you to clear out some space in your inbox to send you further replies.

    Thanks!
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    Hailcall Arkansans: Little Rock, AR GDG

    My son was just offered a job in Little Rock with the federal government. He has to give an answer by Tuesday. He and his wife have had no opportunity to fly down there and take a look around.
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    Sarita, I am glad you like it! I found the film...

    Sarita, I am glad you like it! I found the film and worked with RETRIEVER NEWS and John Stracka to have it made available. (The NARC still legally owned the copyright.)

    Major VI will be on the...
  22. Ed, you are always so kind to remember John. I...

    Ed, you are always so kind to remember John.

    I will pass your recognition onto Joe Pilar and Cai Trezpacz.

    Thank you.
  23. One Man's Opinion of the 2013 NARC in Mondovi, WI

    A week has passed so I think I can aptly dispose of my emotionalism and give a succinct appraisal of the 2013 National Amateur Retriever Field Trial Championship in Mondovi, Wisconsin.

    This is my...
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    Not to detract from Maxx, but an argument can...

    Not to detract from Maxx, but an argument can also be made for the quality of puppy-buyers.

    It still takes talented dogs. But it helps to have quality puppy-buyers to give a talented dog the...
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    Without knowing a full history and details about...

    Without knowing a full history and details about the dog, there is no way to give good advice.

    If it is not too late, I put her on a check cord and go back to doing lots of fun marks. See if I...
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