The RetrieverTraining.Net Forums The Retriever Academy
Total Retriever Training with Mike Lardy
Hawkeye Media Gunners Up Tritronics Outdoor Media
Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 56

Thread: Mini's at a hunt test

  1. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Central Oklahoma
    Posts
    44

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BlaineT View Post
    i know, its bad isnt it.

    i do have a boykin id like to be able to run in a Qual. I'm guessing you wouldnt be for that.
    I don't have problem with boykins. I'm thinking of getting one in the future to run and hunt with.
    James Aces Jewels SH "AJ" Retired
    Sasha Bring Me Wings Of Teal JH "Sasha"

  2. #12
    Senior Member PalouseDogs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Pullman, WA
    Posts
    278

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by FOM View Post
    Okay how many off breeds has anyone really seen run "retriever" events...I say welcome them...it's a game, not the end of the world...such ugliness for a non-competitive venue...if they can meet the standard, then good for them!
    Ditto. I don't even understand why they put any restrictions on breed (or mixed breed!) in any event. If someone wants to plunk down $65 and enter their Afghan hound in a hunt test, fine by me. And, as FOM says, how often do you see any breed in retriever tests other than labs, goldens, and chessies? Especially in any class above Junior. I don't expect a flood of mini-poodles in hunt tests.
    Kelly Cassidy (person)

    HR Maple Cassidy CDX JH RE (golden retriever)
    Alder Cassidy CDX RE (standard poodle chipmunk chaser)
    plus whacked-out weird Burka (elderly mix-breed rescue girl)

  3. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Central Oklahoma
    Posts
    44

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by FOM View Post
    Okay how many off breeds has anyone really seen run "retriever" events...I say welcome them...it's a game, not the end of the world...such ugliness for a non-competitive venue...if they can meet the standard, then good for them!
    FOM
    i don't have problem with them. I judged Junior hunt test last fall that we had Boykins, Nova Scotia Tolling Retriever, Weimarner and German Shorthaired Pointer with Labs, Goldens an Chessy. I enjoyed watching them along with judging them. Some did really good work an passed.

    My point was. Not that I would compete in their events. But you can't compete in their event unless it's their breed for their event. That is my point.

    Bring them on I agree cause they are supporting our sport with us.
    James Aces Jewels SH "AJ" Retired
    Sasha Bring Me Wings Of Teal JH "Sasha"

  4. #14
    Senior Member Illinois Bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Northern Illinois
    Posts
    1,856

    Default

    This is the mini poodle that trains with one of the training groups I train with occasionally. The owner was happy, the dog was having fun. It did the work and it was fun to watch them as a team...
    Last edited by Illinois Bob; 11-05-2013 at 08:33 AM.

  5. #15
    Senior Member TroyFeeken's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Fargo, ND
    Posts
    1,100

    Default

    I should become a mini poodle hunt test pro. Your trailer could be a whole bunch of mailboxes for their holes and they don't eat much. Sounds like a money maker deal if you ask me!
    Cody's Gunslingin' Cosmonaut MH (Shooter)

  6. #16
    Senior Member BHB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    917

    Default

    The only thing I am concerned about is that they might get lost in the cover. So, how do you judge them if you can't see them?

    Just a thought,... carry on!

    BHB
    Ahhhh, the smell of a bay dog... nothin finer!

    One who lives this life without plans for eternity may appear to be wise for the moment but a fool forever.

    Our lives are not made by the dreams we dream but by the choices we make.

    "Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the American
    Government take care of him; better take a closer look at the American
    Indian." Henry Ford

  7. #17
    Senior Member Jennifer Henion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Far Northern California
    Posts
    1,273

    Default

    Thank you for the photos, Bob! That's exactly the picture I had in my mind!

    And good one Troy! Please post a photo of your new truck asap!!

  8. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Fall City, WA
    Posts
    4,622

    Default

    I thought this was about Mini-Coopers. Saw one at the last HT I attended. Had a bunch of labs taking pictures with it as if, it was some sort of celebrity.

  9. #19
    Senior Member Lonnie Spann's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    616

    Default

    Buyer beware when purchasing a poodle for HT....

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_3037094.html

    Lonnie Spann
    DISCLAIMER: The above post is the opinionated and biased view of your's truly, Lonnie Spann, and is in no way intended to reflect the opinions or views of the unfortunate individuals named below who just happen to be doomed with guilt by association.

    Member of CAHRC and North AL HRC. I train with AND AM FRIENDS WITH: Fishduck, Laidback, Splash_Em, RF2, Drake2014, Claimsadj, Hooked on Quackers, RookieTrainer and Roseberry.

    HRCH Spann's Quacker Jack "Jack" 500 Pt. Club (New & IMPROVED jacket).

  10. #20
    Senior Member Furball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Posts
    862

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by FOM View Post
    Okay how many off breeds has anyone really seen run "retriever" events...I say welcome them...it's a game, not the end of the world...such ugliness for a non-competitive venue...if they can meet the standard, then good for them!
    Exactly -- hey if they can do it and want to pay an entry fee and support our sport -- GREAT!!!
    Anney Doucette
    Gainesville FL
    www.k9-design.com
    & "Fisher" CH Deauxquest Hard Day's Knight UDT VER RAE MH WCX CCA VCX OS DDHF; Can. CD WC
    & "Slater" Morninglo Wing-T Your Bird Can Sing CD MH WCX CCA VC
    & Bally too! (puppy)
    www.go-fisher.com

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •