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  1. That is not true...In our training group we have...

    That is not true...In our training group we have had several , recently, one has made 7 FC and or AFC's, at one time while working at a real job and I co-owned one of them with him. My close training...
  2. Ditto, you now have "raising a puppy" (prebasics)...

    Ditto, you now have "raising a puppy" (prebasics) basics, and all the other training that comes after, where would you draw the line? Just saying.
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    In our area the two largest areas are the Bong...

    In our area the two largest areas are the Bong Recreational area (West Kenosha County Wisconsin) 7 square miles with a special use zone and Class one and two areas for hunt test and field trials....
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    That's about it..Why would you compromise a test...

    That's about it..Why would you compromise a test to fit a pro schedule. Do time management on the number of dogs, don't let up , and as my old Target Store used to say, "fast, fun and friendly" . If...
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    I have had two dogs in my dog career that I owned...

    I have had two dogs in my dog career that I owned and trained go down , present when another one went down and died, it is very disheartening ! One was a very talented Derby dog, Master Hunter and...
  6. Wow! Congrats

    Wow! Congrats
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    I have been "owned" by two cats for the past 40...

    I have been "owned" by two cats for the past 40 years. (not the same cats) and from two to five dogs on various occasions. Now have two cats, a apple head Semi and a Hemi, with two Labs. The cats...
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    Been doing that and variations for many years. I...

    Been doing that and variations for many years. I think many don't understand the significance of "keeping a dog honest" in the water for the duration of the career . Also "keeping the force alive"...
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    Every year no matter the age have gone back to...

    Every year no matter the age have gone back to the swimby. Not to pile work on each end or across, toss a bumper in what would be your swimby pond, give THE OVER Cast for the "discipline casting"...
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    Some of these folks that have posted are poor...

    Some of these folks that have posted are poor misguided souls who are basically full of themselves (FOS) . The derby judge in question that are being thrown under the bus I have known for many years...
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    Anyone with decades or more in the dog games will...

    Anyone with decades or more in the dog games will have their stories. When I first started running hunt tests in the 1980's I was given a zero in trainability because I lined the blind. It was...
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    Handlers in HTs when running FT Quals have a...

    Handlers in HTs when running FT Quals have a tendency not to challenge the blind and many times are subsequently dropped for poor blinds . My observation as a judge (eights points plus HT and FT) ...
  13. To the OP a fair question would be to do a PM or...

    To the OP a fair question would be to do a PM or ask, Bill, Ted, Randy, Ed, and others what they first noticed with their National Caliber dogs that they thought showed promise, that way no one is...
  14. There are so many things that factor in , many...

    There are so many things that factor in , many folks that haven't judged all-age stakes in significant numbers judging dog after dog , many whom are great it is hard to describe. If you haven't...
  15. Hmm Ted, Forgive them Father? or what is...

    Hmm Ted, Forgive them Father? or what is greatness? or it is the journey with the meal and the end is the desert, some want the desert before the meal. I don't drink, so maybe like Copterdoc, who...
  16. Lots of speculation not many in the arena!...

    Lots of speculation not many in the arena! Running against or judging....The few are quiet.
  17. What an accomplishment!

    What an accomplishment!
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    Yes have co-owned just about every dog I have had...

    Yes have co-owned just about every dog I have had that amounted to anything. Good way for "working folks" to share expenses..you have to lay egos aside , take mutual credit, do your share of work ,...
  19. There only dogs!

    There only dogs!
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    He was stud fee pick and Chris was going to sell...

    He was stud fee pick and Chris was going to sell him to my daughter Corrine Clavey with me as the co-owner. Daughter backed out because of health concerns of her husband. Chris sold the dog to Tony...
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    Yes that's my training partner we put co-names on...

    Yes that's my training partner we put co-names on as handlers as he has a real job and if he can't get off then I would be the designated handler...
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    Congrats should go to Chris VanEmerin..He won A...

    Congrats should go to Chris VanEmerin..He won A significant derby with many pointed dogs with Jeebs, a dog we co-own with Tony Sagan and got a Open JAM with his Golden Clyde against a very tough...
  23. Thread: White coats

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    I don't know, my jacket looks like a white heavy...

    I don't know, my jacket looks like a white heavy duty waiter's jacket. I didn't have a serious handling dog until 1970, won my first licensed qual with her, can't remember what color I was wearing at...
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    I have one of those white coats still, from a few...

    I have one of those white coats still, from a few trips to Mississippi.
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    The ignorant ones training in the publics eye...

    The ignorant ones training in the publics eye with very vocal dogs have to be educated, have to police our own ranks!
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