An O/H is an O/H, whether it's a minor or major stake. Same concept. It limits competition to those who actually own the dog. As for your numbers, I think you have them backwards. Most O/, Quals have significantly larger entry numbers than regular Quals. I'm pretty sure the way the new title reads, that any two achievements that would have qualified a dog all-age also count for the new QA2 title, so 2 A A JAM'S would certainly qualify. You can argue the value of how a dog gets there all you want, but all that matters is they do it. It's not a championship title, but will certainly help to identify and give credit to dogs that have achieved this level of success. It may not mean much to some, but for others it may be a crowning achievement.
Why some folks feel the need to piss in others Cheerios, I will never understand. Guess it makes them feel important. Personally, I prefer to congratulate and encourage them and continue on toward my own goals.
X2 it takes all types to make any of the games work, to some a JH is a huge deal and to some no amount of time or money will step in the way a FC, most will be somewhere in the middle kinda like the QAA title..
I've ran a couple O/H Quals against pros who owned the dogs along with a couple professional amateurs in contention. It was a pretty watered down test. Tongue in cheek of course. I have yet to see an OH qual be watered down because of its nature.
Cody's Gunslingin' Cosmonaut MH QAA (Shooter)
No wonder why people quit, when people put down title x, y, z. I'm just glad people are out doing things with their dogs and not having fat couch potatoes in the house. Geez people....I didn't realize how many glass half empty people are out there...
There are no secrets to success. It is the results of preparation, hard work and learning from failure. -Colin Powell
GCH Boyne's Avian Investigator MH WCX CGC 'Ziva' (number 73!)
Boyne's Criminal by Dezign at Rygwood JH 'Wykked' (criminal #2)
Boyne's It Is What It Is (hellion in training) 'Murphy'
ShadowGlen Ballyhoo O'Boyne SH CGC 'Bree'
ShadowGlen Roundabout Campfyr SH CD CGC 'Coal' (the best)
Same can be accomplished with a walk in the park and a tennis ball. You could actually say that the people that feel the need for the QA2 title are glass half empty people feeling the need for more. If I had the title I would be proud of it but don't feel the need for it.
Us humans are just a PIA. Always something to complain or disagree about. That's why I like the dogs so much very simple and always happy. Anything and everything wrong in this world is man made. Sure there are good people in the world but probably just as rare or more so than an FC dog.
Personally I am just happy with the QAA designation and don't feel the need for the title. I am a little afraid of what it may do to the game. I really hate to see the qual turned into a hunt test. I've said it before and I'll say it again, the worst thing to happen to both HT and FT is the Master National. It causes huge numbers in the master and entries to be limited and keeps people form jumping up to the qual. I'd rather go to a weekend trial and go down in flames in the 1st series than go run the master national with 900 other dogs but that's just me. I think the closest we should get to combining HT and FT is a DQ with the HT. I think those are fine and give people a chance to try the next level. Other than that I would rather they stay a separate game. Just like show vs field, something else us humans have screwed up and can argue about. I say just go ahead and split the breed it's already been done anyway. I have no desire to bridge that gap either.
And some of the comments directed at me at the tailgate made me never want to judge a Q when its run with a HT. I didn't realize white coats were the devil.
Last edited by rboudet; 06-13-2014 at 08:55 AM.