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    Default AKC hunt test limit dogs per handler?

    Can a club holding an AKC hunt test limit dogs per handler?

    Does it matter if the club is a member of Master National Club?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlsweep View Post
    Can a club holding an AKC hunt test limit dogs per handler?

    Does it matter if the club is a member of Master National Club?

    Thanks!
    And what will the Pros do if there is a limit on the dogs per handler?
    I think and hope not
    JMOP

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlsweep View Post
    Can a club holding an AKC hunt test limit dogs per handler?

    Does it matter if the club is a member of Master National Club?

    Thanks!
    Why do you ask and call out MN clubs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry and Freya View Post
    And what will the Pros do if there is a limit on the dogs per handler?
    I think and hope not
    JMOP
    The Pros probably would and should tell everyone where to stick it. We already have the SPCA, Peta, the EPA and the PTA getting us in their sites, we certainly don't need any negative actions from within. There are several reasons why this would be negative and to get the ball rolling one would be trainers would have to go up on training fees and handling fees for them to be able to haul our dogs all over the country for us.

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    So does anyone know the answer to the OP question?

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    There are no limits to the number of dogs a handler can run at an event.

    Many years ago the Master National put a four-dog limit on pros and that backfired.

    Meredith

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    HRC does it, 12 or 8 dogs per handler (club choice), prevents one person from monopolizing a limited stake. However I've never heard of AKC doing it, I doubt there is a rule either way. I'd bet it would be like the Master stake limit rule, not a ruling until some club pushed for it. I could see benefits for a club that doesn't want an entire flight filled by a single handler. A Pro could still run the same number of dogs, would just have to have another handler handle the other dogs, which would make things run much faster. Or a pro would have to pick which dog he wanted to run, one would assume the better prepared ones . Negative might lose $$$ as many pros won't make the trip for a few dogs. However seems like it should be a club choice; they are the ones running the test, they are the ones begging for workers, and the ones throwing the birds. If they'd rather throw birds for 15 different handlers (some of who might help with the test) rather than the same one over and over (who can't). Why shouldn't it be their choice, it's their test, They could always choose to not put one on, or GASP switch to HRC

    If a club wanted it they could probably petition for it; Another option to discuss would be an O/H Hunt test, they do it in FT so there is already precedence.

    Side-note; In recent years I might be a tad guilty of determining whether I'm going to go to a test to help or run, based on how many pro dogs; I will have serve, or have to wait for. I'm sure I'm a terrible person but this is my time off, I get to decide how I spend it .
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    I suspect the question is in a similar vein to the one asked last summer about pro filling many of the spots of a limited (60) Master and then cancelling or not showing up as happened in MN and NY on the same weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwk56 View Post

    Many years ago the Master National put a four-dog limit on pros and that backfired.

    Meredith
    Oh Horseshit.

    Just the facks please regards

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    You learn something every day ! Which year did the MNRC limit pro handled entries?

    Calling you out on this one and i am saying you got it very wrong

    Going now to get the popcorn

    To answer the op question : entries are not
    limited except that a club my limit master level entries to 60, 90,120,180 or 240.

    Thinking I know this
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