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    81 36.99%
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Thread: Which dog game and why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAYDOG View Post
    AKC Hunt Tests because I think they better test a dogs hunting abilities,!
    go check out a NAHRA Field Test in Baldwinsville, seeing as you are near. And then see if your above sentance is still true
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    NAHRA and AKC hunt tests. NAHRA because there's a great club nearby that has training days, where my dog got her first real experience at the hunt test game. AKC hunt tests because, well, they're the 800 pound gorilla. I'm a glutton for punishment, but I get my regular dose running obedience trials and lusting after that elusive OTCH. When OB no longer satisfies my need for canine humiliation, I'll try my hand at FT.
    Kelly Cassidy (person)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    go check out a NAHRA Field Test in Baldwinsville, seeing as you are near. And then see if your above sentance is still true
    You know Ken .... I was thinking exactly the same thing! (Leatherstocking's NAHRA tests ..... June 6-8th and August 9th)

    Baydog ..... as well as training for your land / water marks and blinds, just remember to also train for quarter, trail and sit to the flush as well!
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    I am FT person thru and thru both AKC & CKC, but with that said I have had a GMHR titled dog from the NARHA venue and another that became MH and I believe he received his MNH title. I enjoy training more than anything else and I want to take me and my buddy (s)to the highest level for each of us, I believe if you are going to do something do it to the max. Trials are the only way that I have seen that can reveal if the training has achieved the desired results. Running trials and accomplishing what I set out for us is the highest of highs, I have had more lows than highs. Judging and putting on trials is the entry fee for having the ability to run trials, I don't hate it but I don't love it either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Farrar View Post
    AKC Hunt Tests. This is my 1st Lab and a I'm a 50 yr old guy that doesn't have the time to learn the FT game. I'd like to have some success now. We got our 1st orange ribbon 2 weeks ago and you still can't slap the smile off my face. I wish someone would have showed me how good labs can be 20 years ago. If they had, I would probably be trying the FT games.
    I'm a 62 yr old guy, ran my first lab in my first junior hunt test just 5 years ago. Put a master title on her and now running only field trials with her and her son and loving every minute of it. It is never to late!!!
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    I've run both HRC and AKC, I have more fun at HRC tests so that's what I run.
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    Field trials, why? I am a stupid masochist and too old to find new friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdA View Post
    Field trials, why? I am a stupid masochist and too old to find new friends.
    Classic....
    Bill Davis

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    I started out in AKC hunt tests, after my current dog earned her SH I started playing HRC in finished and decided to get the points needed for her HRCH and have started playing in Quals. I just like to play games with my dog. Heck since the winter has been so harsh in Missouri this year we have been getting ready to go into the obedience ring which we are doing 2 weekends of show this month. She love to work and I love to work her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinman View Post
    Classic....
    bill,
    on any other day it is a "classic". on a day you won an am, you may not be a masochist just because your toes are still a little cold!
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