If the concern is that a titled dog would remember the grounds, why would an untitled dog not remember the grounds? I don't play in the field trial world but this just doesn't make sense. Could someone explain the reasoning?
WRC HR Lennoxlove's Run with Wolves JH, WCX ("Cheyenne") ... still so fondly remembered
HRCh Struan's Devil's in De Tails SH, WCX ("Lucy") ... as is her daughter
SR CH Struan's Flight of Fancy JH ("Muse")
Struan's Master of the Hunt JH, WC ("Charlie")
Struan's Just Plain Perfect ("Jane")
CH Struan's Driving Us Crazy ("Daisy") ... the baby in charge
Dixie ... the "spare parts" dog
I think it's just the fact that the National is being held on grounds that are used for two other trials this fall.
If you are trying to qualify and need .5 points or 5 points you won't be kept from entering. If you're already qualified for the National, you can't run.
"If you run Field Trials, you learn to swallow your disappointment quickly."
"Field trials are not a game for good dogs. They're for great dogs with great training." E. Graham
Blackhawk RC (which has their trial on the same grounds used for the 2013 National AM) avoided this issue by switching the dates of their spring trial that is usually run 1 week prior to the Nationa Am with MFTA's Spring date.
"i guess the old saying 'those of us that think we know everything annoy those of you that does' " --bobbyb 9/13/06
"A Good Dog is a Good Dog"
its NOT the DOG I am worried about getting to see a property inside of 30 days....any astute amateur or pro has been busy compiling notes on the judges, their tendencies and the types of tests they throw. Give a well heeled training group with a local scout and someone with National experience and they can almost read a piece of property as well as a National judge, knowing where the prevailing winds blow, where the sun sets and rises and any past history of those national grounds is a big plus....besides it gives a property a chance to cool off, free of drag scent, training birds left behind, makes for an exciting National