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I guess I'm surprised that more people don't see that this idea of a co owned dog can not be ran in a owner handler is taking their rights away. I do understand that it is sometimes abused but it is still their right to do what they are doing.
First, let me say that I am leaning towards opposition to this rule change because of the affect on legitimate co-owners. I might be in favor of the same thing as an option for clubs in addition to the current owner handler.
In regard to the 'rights' comment, I disagree. Running a dog at an event is a priviledge afforded us by the AKC and the hosting club, not a right. There have been restrictions on running specific events for a long time. The Amatuer restricts who can handle a dog, the O/H further restricts that. The Open has 4 levels of restriction, Open, Limited, Restricted, and Special. The question is whether the restrictions are good or bad for the sport, the AKC, the clubs, and the participants.
Last edited by BBnumber1; 04-22-2014 at 08:06 AM.
Well, this started off as a really interesting thread. Too bad we couldn't keep it that way. (Rick_C 2009, Classic RTF)
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If the proposal passes, it will impact any future thought of any co ownership with family and probably eliminate any co ownership with non family, but its not a deal breaker and if the trials we choose to attend adopt an O/H then we will adjust accordingly
IMHO the measure goes the same route as the limited entry
I do not like the idea of changing ownership rules part way through the journey. There are many legitimate co-owner arrangements and to suddenly deny those individuals the right to participate in an Owner Handler stake because of the supposed abuse of the ownership status of a few punishes the wrong people. Leave the Owner Handler Amateur Stake alone, if there is some perceived abuse that makes some clubs feel the need to restrict find another way to do that. This does not seem to be a widespread issue or one that many people are concerned about. We are in a time when we have many clubs with few if any field trial participants voting on matters that do not pertain to or affect them, leave the rulebook alone, PLEASE!!!!!
For purposes of this SECTION, the words “any member
of his family’’ shall include a spouse, a sibling, a parent
or a child, whether natural or adopted, of the judge in
question; but shall not extend to other blood or legal