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    So here's my question:

    Why do Irish potatoes come from Idaho?

    Just wondering,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartona500 View Post
    I don't think the training method has much to do with the description given to the dog. If so, then we would need all new categories. Lardy Labs, Smartworks Labs, Positive Labs, Mostly Positive labs.

    The differences between types of labs are just generalizations, and there are always exceptions. For instance, everyone talks about British labradors (trial lines) being smaller, but I've read several posts on here of American FC line ancestry lab females who barely reach 45lbs. The bottom line is, the labs in the UK are tested differently than the labs in America... the good pedigree'd labs from the UK are from dogs who did exceedingly well in that type of testing, and the same goes for American labs. The guys in the UK train their dogs a specific way to achieve success in those tests, and American's do likewise. There is much overlap, MUCH. This forum tends to focus on the differences, which is fine.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie Spann View Post
    So here's my question:

    Why do Irish potatoes come from Idaho?

    Just wondering,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartona500 View Post
    I don't think the training method has much to do with the description given to the dog. If so, then we would need all new categories. Lardy Labs, Smartworks Labs, Positive Labs, Mostly Positive labs.

    The differences between types of labs are just generalizations, and there are always exceptions. For instance, everyone talks about British labradors (trial lines) being smaller, but I've read several posts on here of American FC line ancestry lab females who barely reach 45lbs. The bottom line is, the labs in the UK are tested differently than the labs in America... the good pedigree'd labs from the UK are from dogs who did exceedingly well in that type of testing, and the same goes for American labs. The guys in the UK train their dogs a specific way to achieve success in those tests, and American's do likewise. There is much overlap, MUCH. This forum tends to focus on the differences, which is fine.
    That's the type of answer I was after...thanks!!!!!
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    I should have warned you Jim, it's a tough crowd on here when it comes to this debate.

    Part of the reason I don't frequent this forum very often anymore.

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    Spag,

    Were you trying to figure out if dogs that have not been trained using a collar have ever passed the Grand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Huntington View Post
    Based on sterotypes, control at the line in the Grand shouldn't be a problem.
    Yes....... since line manners and obedience is "Of Primary Importance"....... LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janet Kimbrough View Post
    Spag,

    Were you trying to figure out if dogs that have not been trained using a collar have ever passed the Grand?

    Janet
    No...I was told that there weren't many GRHRCH labs that had purely British ancestry and I was trying to get more information.
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    I very seriously doubt any significant number of labs of "purely British ancestry" have ever run the Grand.
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