It's equally frustrating as a pro/owner not to be able to get entries in...right now, only have two client dogs ready for Master. But, we have several young dogs (personally) that we planned to run in MH in the future.
High Tess JH
Cedar Swamp's Linden JH
Cedar Swamp's Cuttin a Rug
Cedar Swamp's Holy Terror JH (3 SH passes)
Blackfoot's Mr Independence at Cedar Swamp JH
Cedar Swamp's Angel in Disguise
Cedar Swamp's Test Pilot
Cedar Swamp's Bonanza
Cedar Swamp's Twisted Sister
Others have also graced our hearts...gone not forgotten.
RC Buckshot of Seven Hickories MH
Ceader Swamp's Deuces Wild SH
Fallen Timber's Second Chance MH
Ceader Swamp's Mac Millett SH
and several others...
The main reason that I would be in favor of allowing a HTC to have the "Option" to hold an Amateur Owner Handler event is because it would allow the dogs from southern states to be entered in tests while they are still in their area. After the early spring events, the dogs are not as concentrated in one region and the option would, in most cases, no longer be necessary.
I would prefer that the option only be available with approval of the AKC to prevent its abuse.
Last edited by counciloak; 02-19-2014 at 01:00 AM.
So in all fairness entry opening should be posted for all to see and one dog with one of those squiggly characters thingys be attached to all entries. Snooze and you lose including pros.
Just not fair to the rest of us.
John Cottenham aka jacduck
"Duck hunter's minds are like concrete. All mixed up and permanently set."
You mention the free enterprise system--that would affect competing HTs as the clubs made their decisions to try to maximize their profits. I proposed a very simple dutch auction pricing mechanism earlier that would start with higher entry fees and reduce them every day until the HT is full. Free enterprise at its finest as it lets folks choose HTs where the marginal cost meets or exceeds their marginal utility, just like airline yield management systems or Google's IPO. It was met with howls of protest. I guess dog folks just don't believe in free enterprise
One simple fix. No mass entries, could be fixed today. Owner/handler designation again a simple computer change.
Retriever News should be ashamed.
"Duffy" HRCH,UH, MH, HRC 500 points RIP
"Kodi" SH, WCX- HRCH 6th Std Poodle
"GINA" JH STD Poodle
"Heather" HRCH, SH
"CHIEF" JH,WCX,RN,SHR STD Poodle
limiman - coulda been '86, heck that was a long time ago!
And one upcoming HRC test I entered or was looking to enter stated a limit of 5 dogs max per person. Based on that, I thought 5 was HRC's max entry but I haven't run a HRC test for about 10 years now.
Last edited by Hambone; 02-19-2014 at 12:54 PM.
I think they were all made to shoot because if they were not why did they give them that whirr of wings that moves you suddenly more than any love of country . . . I think that they were made to shoot and some of us were made to shoot them and if that is not so well, never say we did not tell you that we liked it.