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  1. Passthru, your original post pushed some buttons...

    Passthru, your original post pushed some buttons because it was critcal of dog owners, or as you put it, "owners" who put their dog with a pro. There is a lot of time, sacrifice, money, and passion...
  2. Dear Passthru, How many Opens have you won? How...

    Dear Passthru, How many Opens have you won? How many Nationals have you qualified for? My Point? Owning a retriever means different things to different people. The time you get to spend with your dog...
  3. Good luck Bridget! Running first can be an...

    Good luck Bridget! Running first can be an advantage sometimes! Sounds like you have a real nice animal, too! Hope you do great and have an awesome trial!!

    Johnny G
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    I hear ya Randy! Hey, ain't it great being in...

    I hear ya Randy! Hey, ain't it great being in that last series?!! I havn't run an all-age stake in almost a year and probably won't until next Fall, but sure miss the thrill of going to line in the...
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    Very cool that her dog is dominating the sport...

    Very cool that her dog is dominating the sport right now. I know he won the Open the last two weekends and I think is currently the high point open dog!

    Johnny G
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    Something else to remember is that a small...

    Something else to remember is that a small handful of FT judges know the rule book and do call backs/placements considering that "a quick, clean handle is superior to a large hunt".

    Johnny G
  7. Poll: Hey there Bridget, I see your point. I was...

    Hey there Bridget, I see your point. I was thinking about a high end breeding where male and female are both well established dogs from known lines. What sucks is, even really well bred pups...
  8. Poll: This is a non-issue for high bred field trial...

    This is a non-issue for high bred field trial labs where the bloodlines are well established for multiple generations! You can guess how I voted! On a more important note, I hope everyone has a great...
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    I hate to disagree with everyone, but please be...

    I hate to disagree with everyone, but please be careful if you hunt flooded timber. If it's cold, a vest is wonderful, but depending on the area you're hunting, a vest (or collar) can hang a dog up....
  10. Kevin, Dave, and John are giving you good advice:...

    Kevin, Dave, and John are giving you good advice: Focus on field trial set-ups and training style. A dog needs to start learning these concepts and test configurations early. My first dog was trained...
  11. A lot of genetics experts around here! LOL!!...

    A lot of genetics experts around here! LOL!! Subjectively, I agree that the 3 preceding generations tell you most of what you need to know, but also think it is very reassuring when you can look back...
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    A good buddy of mine named Linwood O'briant in...

    A good buddy of mine named Linwood O'briant in Winston-Salem NC has a really nice Grady litter due in the next few weeks. He is also a great trainer if you are looking for someone in your area. You...
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    Rntv 2015

    I just watched the first episode of RNT-V's new season. WOW! Jimbo and Shawn have taken the show to a new level! Very impressive videography, shotgunning, and dog work!! Wishing them all the best, as...
  14. 2 of my 3 dogs won't eat Pro Plan. This sucks...

    2 of my 3 dogs won't eat Pro Plan. This sucks because I would like to support Purina, as they do quite a bit for our sport and they are a Missouri-based company. I have not tried the grain free. What...
  15. I had the misfortune of running Derbies against...

    I had the misfortune of running Derbies against WBF's Man On The Stand last year. I was quite impressed with his talent. Clayton Taylor did an excellent job with his training. He might be worth...
  16. Jax, I'm assuming these were non-surgical AI's...

    Jax, I'm assuming these were non-surgical AI's since it was done twice. We did a successful breeding of my female to Grady at the MU vet school a few years ago which resulted in 8 healthy puppies....
  17. No problem at all in terms of launching your...

    No problem at all in terms of launching your boat. A Suburban is basically a Silverado without a bed. In terms of dog training, an SUV is nice for controlling the climate for, and monitoring, your...
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    I did ENS with my last litter and not a one of...

    I did ENS with my last litter and not a one of them has made a dang FC! That's proof it doesn't work!! HA!

    In the human world, there is some fairly compeling evidence that too much stress during...
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    What was the original purpose or purposes of the...

    What was the original purpose or purposes of the Qualifying Stake? What is the current purpose or purposes of the Q?

    JG
  20. I think CH III should have to go first in every...

    I think CH III should have to go first in every stake every weekend, especially if I'm entered! Charlie and his dogs are awesome and I would love to see Micky win a National! By the way, I think the...
  21. Go with CaptainJack's advice. I've used this...

    Go with CaptainJack's advice. I've used this approach successfully in the past. If your dog is that enthusiastic to return to heel, you probably have a damn fine animal and you are doing good work...
  22. The St. Louis Golden club is made up of some...

    The St. Louis Golden club is made up of some awesome retriever people! I have judged for them twice and competed in a number of their events. Jeanee, Pat, John, Sue, Sasha, and the rest of the club...
  23. One of our own makes national news! GDG

    Check out this new clip from NBC Nightly News. Linwood O'briant is an excellent retriever trainer in Winston-Salem NC. He has started some top notch Field Trial dogs and titled lots of hunt test...
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    Little dude named Monty who used to throw for us...

    Little dude named Monty who used to throw for us at the Cape Fear trials. I think he worked for Pat Burns for a while, then for Bruce Koonce. He was from Rocky Point. Not a big guy, but strong!
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    Yo slzigler! Is the quote at the bottom of your...

    Yo slzigler! Is the quote at the bottom of your post yours or, if not, where did it come from. It's awesome and so true!! In reference to your post, a bitch name Scan's Nick of Time produced some...
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