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    Who were the best designated handlers?
     
    In another thread Earl typed....
     
    Quote Originally Posted by Criquetpas View Post
    ..... At one time designated amateurs would run pro
    trained dogs off of Pro Trucks and ride all around the country doing so. It was
    common practice.......
     
    and so I ask, because we loose history even here right before our eyes.
    Who were they? Who were the best of them? How did it work? Like if you had a dog with a pro, did you also have access to that pro's designated handler?
    Could you bring in your own? Like 2 or 3 D.H.'s running dogs off of one truck?
    and, on a side note. if you had a dog on the best pro truck that would take it. Who would your dream designated handler be? Fantasy, so living or dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    Who were the best designated handlers?
     
    In another thread Earl typed....
     

     
    and so I ask, because we loose history even here right before our eyes.
    Who were they? Who were the best of them? How did it work? Like if you had a dog with a pro, did you also have access to that pro's designated handler?
    Could you bring in your own? Like 2 or 3 D.H.'s running dogs off of one truck?
    and, on a side note. if you had a dog on the best pro truck that would take it. Who would your dream designated handler be? Fantasy, so living or dead.
    In the mid 80's Lanse Brown took out a series of ads dealing with Rent-a-Handler. All very humorous, to address what
    was becoming something serious among dog people. They now have become the Co-owners of the sport along with
    other more serious misuses of the Rules.
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    Where did he take these ads out?
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    The first and one of the most successful DHs was Eugene Corona. I disagree that it was a widespread problem but one that was growing.

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    Where did he take these ads out?
    Retriever News, Field Trial News or whatever else they may have called the publication at the time. Lance periodically takes out ads. Sometimes people don't understand what he is getting at, except if you are the intended, but he still does it anyway. He has had an ad or two in the past several years. They just make me giggle. I talked to Lance the other day for quite some time. Always an enjoyable character. He is one of the original people I met when I entered field trials. And I didn't run!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdA View Post
    The first and one of the most successful DHs was Eugene Corona. I disagree that it was a widespread problem but one that was growing.
    I remember throwing birds for Gene Corona, Frank Lugo,and Ken Cory..Gene comes out wearing a white jacket and black leather gloves, very FT chic for 1974, it was like seeing a replay of the Rex Carr sessions with the Southern California contingent and getting to watch all these guys that had just run the National Am in Sacramento recreate one of the tests, quite a thrill for me having just graduated high school to listen to all the BS afterwards around the tailgate gathering although I had very little idea what or who they were talking about
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdA View Post
    The first and one of the most successful DHs was Eugene Corona.......
    how would a person go about getting him to run a dog?
    how did he get so good, was he ever a pro?
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    Don't forget that Danny had a good DH. I believe that the original idea for an OH started in Texas.
    It was impossible, so it took a little longer to accomplish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junbe View Post
    Don't forget that Danny had a good DH. I believe that the original idea for an OH started in Texas.
    Believe that DH is your neighbor........
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    Quote Originally Posted by junbe View Post
    Don't forget that Danny had a good DH. I believe that the original idea for an OH started in Texas.
    And if I recall correctly got all 4 places in at least one Amateur.

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