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View Poll Results: What dog game do you play?

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  • AKC FT

    99 45.21%
  • AKC HT

    115 52.51%
  • HRC

    81 36.99%

    24 10.96%
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Thread: Which dog game and why?

  1. #51
    Senior Member Troy Tilleraas's Avatar
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    Sep 2010
    Hastings MN


    NAHRA, bar none the best overall venue in a retriever hunting dog program (IMO), AKC hunt tests, field trial dabbling at the present and hopefully this summer some HRC. I guess I too need the ALL button. Sorry I have no hobbies that dont include my dogs, but with grandchildren that have arrived that may have to change!

  2. #52
    Senior Member Labs's Avatar
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    Jun 2008
    Mayer, MN


    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Started out running NAHRA in 1984 switched over to AKC in 1990. Might run HRC if there were any in the area - at least until someone whined at me about my wardrobe. Can't run NAHRA because hell ain't froze over yet (I heard Obama is working on that though so stay tuned).

    It's about the people- the dogs are just the common attraction.

    The beer is better in AKC regards



    Will be looking for your entry at the next NAHRA test....

    This winter can't end soon enough regards -
    Shawn Piotter
    Powder Keg Retrievers

    Home of:

    MHR TNT's Powder Keg Tikka SH
    MHR TNT Pirate's Black Powder .50 Cal MH

  3. #53
    Senior Member Sundown49 aka Otey B's Avatar
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    Jan 2003
    Ghent, Ky


    like Hunt Tests. Both AKC and HRC. Now only AKC HT..
    My Dad said to me ."Son, a man just needs three things to be happy....A good dog, a good gun and a good wife.....Thank God I have all three
    Sundown's Boss of Delta Marsh JH (Louie QAA X Delta MH)
    Traveling Through The Graded Timber JH (2012 NAFC Trav X Timber MH QAA)

    Sundown's Ruff And Tuff (Boss JH X Lil Bit) best pup I have ever raised
    Home of HRCH Sundown's Loaded To The Maxx (FC AFC Jamie X Dixie QAA) RIP

  4. #54
    Senior Member Richard McCullough's Avatar
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    Sep 2009
    Kenly, NC


    HRC and AKC Hunt Tests in the off season when my dogs aren't hunting.
    4XGMPR HRCH Lankas Labs Brandys Maximillion MH "Max"

    2.5XGMPR HRCH Rick's Rooster Smasher of DRL SH "Eli"

    2XGMPR HR Bearpoint's They Call Me The Breeze SH "Breeze"

    CPR Breeze's Little Yellow Gracie of RVK "Gracie"

    The New Club; Piedmont Pointing Labrador Club

  5. #55
    Senior Member Dan Wegner's Avatar
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    Jul 2006


    Quote Originally Posted by Daren Galloway View Post
    ...After watching and running my first FT last spring, that will be my preferred venue, not that I won't run HRC or AKC HT but I prefer the idea of placements rather than 2 dogs doing unequal work and getting an equal accolade. I don't like the concept of dog A stepping on all the marks, lining or 1 whistling the blinds and that dog gets the same ribbon as dog B who handled to a mark, looked sloppy on a couple others and barely picked up the bilnd but did enough to pass.
    I too started in AKC HT's, but have migrated to Field Trials for the same reasons mentioned above. I try to train to the highest standard possible and FT's reward the dog/handler teams that outperform all others on that given day. Not nearly as many ribbons in FT's, but I much prefer the assortment of colors on my previously orange covered wall.
    FCR "Ransom" - Coastalight Toodoggone Much CDX MH *** (2012 MN Qualifier and All-Age pointed!)
    FCR "Legend" - Ryvertowns More Than A Memory CD SH QA2
    LAB "Traitor" - All Out Gone to The Dark Side QA2
    LAB "Teaser" - All Out Maybe I Will Maybe I Won't

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