"So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold
"The Greatest Obstacle to Discovery is not Ignorance -- It is the Illusion of Knowledge" ~ Daniel Boorstin
Do you believe everything those guys wrote?
"Determining and applying the criteria for when and when not to use correction is the essence of the art of dog training. I make a distinction between a mistake and a lack of effort." - Mike Lardy - Volume I "After Collar Conditioning"
I have two copies of the old AKC Hunting Test Herald that John mentioned AND I have 4 old copies of the Hunt Test News that came about when the AKC Hunt Test Herald bellied up (from what I understand). They need a good home!!
(Lots of the stuff in my old attempts at "publicity" embarrass me, but you did a good job at that article. )
And I believed everything Richard Wolters and Omar Driscol wrote, too. It prepared me to believe everything I read on the www.
Last edited by Keith Stroyan; 06-17-2014 at 08:40 PM.
Hmmm, that history might not be correct cause I talked with a master judge a month or so ago who told me he started in 1961......... Of course he is older than me and I taught Moses when he was a corporal but that shouldn't change the story. BSEG!
John C aka jacduck
So you want to make MNH a special dog? To get invited 5 Master passes in fiscal year every year at 80% success. 5 of 6 = 83 % 6 of 8 = 75%
Minimum of 10 total passes in career (would hold out the young hot shot dogs who really might be not ready but are being pushed) with a 75% pass rate maintained to qualify for invitation.
"Duck hunter's minds are like concrete. All mixed up and permanently set."
Omar has a hysterical letter he showed me at the HRC National a few years ago to him from the AKC saying "There is no market or interest for a non-field trial retriever event. If there were, we would be doing it." Oh how the AKC changed its tune quickly.
Wm. Mark Edwards
HRCH (500) UH Ellie Mae MH
Apparently you can teach an old dog something new if there is a reward !