That's the answer "having fun"
That's the answer "having fun"
Gentle in what you do. Firm in how you do it.
CH SILVERCREEK MURRAY SAMUEL (MURRAY) WDQ CGC MH, QA2 2/16/00 - 12/26/12
WESTWIND WHISPERING COVE (LARRY son of Murray) WDQ MH, QA2
LPK DELAWARE RIVER WHISPERING COVE, WDQ, QA2(SAVAGE SAM son of FC Chester MH)
WESTWIND WHISPERING COVE JAY ** ( Larry's son and Murray's grandson)
Give the AKC some credit for coming up with a new fund raiser. When they first came out with the Grand Champion program, people dragged their old dogs out to get yet another title. But then, once you achieved the GCH, that was that. So they came out with a schedule of levels (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum) so people would continue to enter their dogs. Agility, Obedience, Rally and Tracking have been adding numbers on to their titles for years. It was just a matter of time for the AKC to seek out another well to dip their pail into.
Ellen & the Jollycurl Curlies
working retrievers since 1979
SHR CH Sun Devil Nil Volentigus Arduum, RN, CD MH, WCQ (Bebe)
SHR CH Jollycurl Royal Brisbane, JH, WC (Aussie)
forever in my heart:
CH Wimberway's Curly Baybelle ROMX (Bay) 1981 - 1996
CH Soft Maple Crossing Delancy JH (Hannah) 1997 - 2004
CH Soft Maple O'Dark Thirty CD RN MH WCQ ROM HOF (Jet) 1997 - 2010
CH Jollybodies Touch 'Em All Time JH (Lola) 2001 - 2013
DISCLAIMER: The above post is the opinionated and biased view of your's truly, Lonnie Spann, and is in no way intended to reflect the opinions or views of the unfortunate individuals named below who just happen to be doomed with guilt by association.
Member of CAHRC and North AL HRC. I train with AND AM FRIENDS WITH: Fishduck, Laidback, Splash_Em, RF2, Drake2014, Claimsadj, Hooked on Quackers, RookieTrainer and Roseberry.
HRCH Spann's Quacker Jack "Jack" 500 Pt. Club (New & IMPROVED jacket).
Although my pup only has 3 JH passes, I plan to go for MH50 IF AND ONLY IF there is a free jacket at the end of the journey. I'm gonna do it for the free jacket!
DUCKDAWG'S MAC'S MAGICAL MR. OCTOBER JH -- Reggie
Points and titles carry whatever value you, not the AKC, decide. A prime example is the Derby list/ top Derby Dog that has nothing to do with the AKC but people spend thousands, base breedings and puppy selection on these points.
New titles are created to encourage people to continue to play dog games, IF THEY WANT. Owners that achieve a certain level of performance with their dog and want to continue in that venue are provided a new goal. If you don't like the new titles don't play or play but don't apply for the title(MH50, QA2....)or try a new game.
You order a Lab; ask a Golden; but negotiate with a Chesapeake!
Raina Anderson WWW.FIREHOUSELABS.COM
According to this BMI chart, I am too short !!!
Brad, AKC has introduce new titles. After your dog has 12 Master passes, you may apply (and pay for) for the MH12 title & certificate. And each additional pass could mean another title. Some are calling it the Lifetime Achievement Award, which would be less costly as you only have to pay once.
As this becomes more popular we will most likely see Master entry spots become even more in demand.
When it stops being fun, I will find something else to do with my time and money.