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    99 45.21%
  • AKC HT

    115 52.51%
  • HRC

    81 36.99%
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Thread: Which dog game and why?

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    Senior Member Dave Combs's Avatar
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    Default Which dog game and why?

    So I'm doing a little personal research and would appreciate everyone's opinions on what dog game they play and why?

    AKC HT, AKC FT, HRC, NAHRA?

    To have a better hunting dog? Titles for breeding purposes? Just keeping active with the pooch in the off season? Personal satisfaction? Having a competitive retriever(FT)? Being with like minded dog people? Professional running client dogs? Etc, etc ....
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    I prefer F/T, but my boy prefers H/T as it's more like hunting which is both of ours true passion in life. He's QAA and a MH and Master National finisher.
    Dennis
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    AKC HT are readily available in our area relative to other hunting venues.

    I don't have the time, money or skill set to be competitive at FT, given the extremely strong competition on our local circuit.
    Darrin Greene

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    HRC - that's all I know. Just starting to get introduced to the AKC games.

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    We run mostly HT's but have recently started running FT's. I started with HT's mainly as a means to keep my dog in shape and sharp during the off season. As we've progressed through various levels that has evolved to trying to qualify for the MN's, running in them and then to becoming competitive in the FT arena. Regardless, watching a good dog do good work is the best part for me.
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    AKC FT because I am a glutton for punishment, enjoy burning money, and want to compete against the best of the best.

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    HRC mainly cause there are a lot of clubs/tests in our region. Ton's of friends in it. And I can run Saturdays only and still get a pass for those times I can't take a whole weekend off.
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    I've done them all and would prefer NAHRA if it made a come-back. The more I do it, the more I enjoy training over games. None of the games beat real hunting. (I wonder if the Snows will be back in 2 weeks...)

    Well, that's kinda funny. "The Snows" replied next - but I was referring to Snow Geese .

    Generally, I think folks who like competition prefer FTs.
    Last edited by Keith Stroyan; 03-01-2014 at 08:35 AM. Reason: The Snows

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    Dave .... you missed CKC HT's & FT's! Some of us RTF'rs are north of the border!
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    Started in NAHRA in Alaska in 1985. Switched to trials when I was fortunate enough to obtain a really talented puppy. Preferred trials ever since for one simple reason. At the end of the trial there is a winner.

    Been out of the game as a handler for a while... Bringing up a pup now and hope to be back on the line sometime soon.
    Bill Davis

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