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    Default Nahra , akc. Hrc ??

    With all the AKC gun dog tests filling up so fast and huge numbers:

    Would you GunDog folks think this may be a good opportunity for NAHRA and HRC to take "back" some market share???

    I'm sure Frank and company are on this but just thought I'd put it out there...

    Full disclosure I started with NAHRA in '84

    Has the MN title opened the door for competition ???
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    What is NAHRA?

    There's your answer.

    Folks are focused on a few HTs that are filling up. Check out EE. There are many, many events with lots of slots.

    Is the sky really falling?

    I'm too new to say for sure.
    Renee P

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitty View Post
    What is NAHRA?

    There's your answer.

    Folks are focused on a few HTs that are filling up. Check out EE. There are many, many events with lots of slots.

    Is the sky really falling?

    I'm too new to say for sure.
    Not sure the sky is falling... But the AKC did jump on the coattails of NAHRA and HRC to establish their program.....

    Thought I'd pose the question....


    Answer to your question.....NAHRA was the first GunDog testing body... Argumently with HRC
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    Really, since it seems to be a grounds issue or a personnel issue, why would HRC or NAHRA clubs be able to magically find these resources in the same places where Akc clubs can't?
    Renee P

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    our hrc club will run ~120 dogs the next two days. 40 started, 20 seasoned and 60 finished both days. 240 tests to run in two days. though ours is a nicely attended test, the numbers have nothing to do with "filled up" master tests.
    john mccallie

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    It's a numbers issue..... NAHRA doesn't have this problem because nobody enters NAHRA tests...

    Thus giving them more room for entries..... That they don't have .

    Simple supply and demand..

    P.S. Not trying to argue just inquiring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitty View Post
    What is NAHRA?

    There's your answer.

    Folks are focused on a few HTs that are filling up. Check out EE. There are many, many events with lots of slots.

    Is the sky really falling?

    I'm too new to say for sure.
    What is NAHRA? NAHRA was HT before HT was cool.
    Bill Davis

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinman View Post
    What is NAHRA? NAHRA was HT before HT was cool.
    Thank you Bill...
    that was my point of starting this thread...



    although we don't know each other out paths went the same route...

    Randy
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    There's no NAHRA here, there's no HRC here. There's barely any AKC here.

    Most of us are worried about keeping the existing clubs going. How are you proposing to find grounds and people for new clubs?
    Renee P

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitty View Post
    Really, since it seems to be a grounds issue or a personnel issue, why would HRC or NAHRA clubs be able to magically find these resources in the same places where Akc clubs can't?
    It's not a "grounds" issue. The bottom line is that the AKC is the 2 Ton Gorilla in the room. Breeders want the AKC titles. (Whether they mean anything more or less than the other HT titles or not). Once the AKC jumped into the HT game, it was just a matter of time before NAHRA suffered (don't know enough about HRC to comment, haven't been around it).
    AKC doesn't recognize NAHRA or HRC titles. So many folks who have to choose one over the other choose AKC.

    So, it's a demand issue. You can only realistically have so many dogs at a test on a given day... This has been discussed ad nauseum... They can fix it if they want to. Anything can be done if the WILL is there.
    Bill Davis

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