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    Default FC/AFC dogs competing successfully in UK?

    My searches are coming up empty- can anyone tell me the names of any dogs/trainers who have competed successfully overseas in the UK (not Ireland) field trials? I have been told that a 6 month quarantine present until recently interfered with dogs going over to compete...which I can completely understand (difficult to train/condition while in quarantine)... Yet I swear I remember reading about someone doing this.

    And yes, I understand that UK Field Trials are a far different game than those here. Julie
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    Mike Lardy and a few more went over a few years ago and entered some kind of trial I think it was team event instead of a field trial.
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    I'm not aware of anyone from North America who has traveled to the UK and even entered 1 field trial.
    The rules have changed so if one wants you could fire up your G5 and hop on over and give it a go.
    Not as easy entering a trial over there as here though.
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    I'm pretty sure Dennis Voigt was one of the Canadian representatives in the team competition so maybe he will chime in. I believe Connie Cleveland and Eli went, too, for the U.S. There were others but my mind is gone gone gone.
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    They all did run over there but at a Game Fair or such not a real Field Trial.
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    Oh, okay. I couldn't remember the details, just that a team of U.S. and Canadian dogs and handlers competed.
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    I have only heard of a handful of US field bred labradors in Europe.
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    does it go the other way? meaning do uk send dogs over here to compete?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pat addis View Post
    does it go the other way? meaning do uk send dogs over here to compete?
    No. The trials have almost nothing in common, except they are called field trials on both sides of the pond.

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