Another thread gives impetus for this thread
The AKC ht has some growth issues and this limited entry business is just plain sad.
Our neighbors to the North with the CKC ht have no such problem. Rare is the CKC that has more than 25 entries. We have been to every National and there has never been more than 42 entries.
The tests if you can close your eyes and visualize are nearly identical for the land and water tests. That sit to flush in the National with a live bird Rooster generally is as tough as it gets.
Marty and i judge Canadian Ht, our dogs are CKC registered and have earned Mh, GMHR and NMH titles so we have experience. Consider qualifying and going to Saskatoon this year. We will be there. Saskatoon RC is a great club, wonderful grounds and just a great venue.