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    Maybe It's to give us Brits a chance since we have been doing non slip for years?
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    Quote Originally Posted by polmaise View Post
    Maybe It's to give us Brits a chance since we have been doing non slip for years?
    Perhaps with all the British Labs entering JH, they decided there was no need to hold the collar--just rely on the dogs' lack of drive?

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    I think it's a matter of the judges being miss informed or wishing that was the rule. I have not seen anything official

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    I've never run an AKC test but this doesn't pass the smell test for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridget Bodine View Post
    The judges this weekend said that there is a new rule in JH . YOU CANNOT come to line on a flat buckle collar anymore, but can loop a lead and hold both ends. Does anyone have to official verbage to this new rule?
    And we should believe this because.....?????????????.........I call BS. Would have heard about it via thr RTF express long time ago.
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    This is straight out of the AKC manual...

    (2) Dogs shall be steady but may be brought to the line on leash with a flat buckle collar. The dog is under judge- ment when it leaves the holding blind. A Junior dog that is not under control when brought to the line (jumping, strongly tugging, etc.) even though it is on a leash shall risk receiving a lower score in trainability including zero in extreme cases. Dogs may be restrained gently with a slipcord looped through the flat buckle collar, or held gently by the flat buckle collar until sent to retrieve,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridget Bodine View Post
    The judges this weekend said that there is a new rule in JH . YOU CANNOT come to line on a flat buckle collar anymore, but can loop a lead and hold both ends. Does anyone have to official verbage to this new rule?
    I was at a HT last weekend and at junior part of the time. Collars were used and nothing was mentioned of any rule in effect or pending. Like others, I have heard nothing about this change to the rules nor can I find anything in print to reference it. Our club was not notified of any changes in junior and I spent most of the year with someone on the advisory committee, nothing ever mentioned. Assuming no one at the test had heard of this change, nothing was said to challenge these judges? Like the HT committee asking for their proof or source of information since it doesn't exist in the rule book?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleHaul View Post
    Perhaps with all the British Labs entering JH, they decided there was no need to hold the collar--just rely on the dogs' lack of drive?
    Quiet though?...
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