" Paddle faster, I hear Banjos!"
Glad we have switched over to running quals, no problems with getting entered. Saw this coming!
HRCH UH Night Owl's Black Diamond MH "Homer"(500 Point Club)
HRCH Iza-Gotsa-Lotsa-Go-Go MH "Streak"
How about we limit Texas tests to Texas based owners and handlers. How ya like them apples?
Last edited by Cowtown; 02-23-2014 at 09:43 AM.
In any sport where there is a reward, be it monetary or emotional, a level of corruption will creep in. You see in in everything from pee wee football to professional sports.
Each owner has their own situation driving whether they train, handle, or just enjoy the pride of ownership of their dogs. We seek out these tests as a way to validate our investments in time, money and emotions. The dogs don't really care whether they pass or fail.
I hope the game will self right itself. If it implodes, I am confident that another will take its place.
Until it does, everyone keep feeding, training, and enjoying your dogs. Bottom line they are far more important than another ribbon.
The problem has been created by the clubs. The clubs are owned, and run by the membership. The clubs made a decision to limit entries and now the membership isn't happy because there aren't enough spots and its "damn the pros". Unbelievable. If you don't like it take it up with your club. Not a member?? No license to bitch.
The answer is not MORE laws, and restrictions. Its starting to sound like the federal government. All I've read over and over is "lack of help"..."pros and clients don't help"..."we don't have people"..I can assure you that limiting entries does only that. It doesn't solve the real problem of why your club can't recruit enough help. Keep on and it will be just like the HRC. Pros can only run 12 dogs...if the club itself allows....flights are limited to 30...anyone can enter up until the day of...keep on. Then let your secretary pull his/her hair out trying to keep all of the BS straight... and forget turning a profit. You will have bitten the hand so to speak and handcuffed the very resource that ensures your club stays out of the red.
Y'all want fairness in entering?? That's easy. But that's not really what yall want. Y'all want special treatment to make sure your "amateur" dog gets preference over anybody else. Affirmative action doesn't work. There's no such thing as fair. The answer is not punitive on the pros part...its proactivity from the clubs.
Candler Creek Retrievers
GRHRCH UH "Hooch" MH (HRC 1500 pt. club)
HRCH "Tater" MH
Laughing on the Texas deal. My dog is a Tx bred dog, and we used to be local owners... But jobs sent us to Colorado. Smile
but you know what- if that were the rules- we would come up with a solution. Of course that would be tough for some states that only have a couple HT per year.
i guess they would just need to move to another state....LOL
Brian & Jennifer Tucker
Marks-A-Lot Babyface (2003 HR CH Marks A Lot Gangster QAA MNH CD WCX x Marks-A-Lot Call Me Cathy)
Marks-A-Lot Gangster's Midnite Star MH (2012 HR CH Marks A Lot Gangster QAA MNH CD WCX X Crabby Patty JH)
Dixie's Crimson Tide MH (Yup...a Golden!)
Marks-A-Lot's Irish Boy- AKA"The Pup"