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Thread: 7yr old JH title.. Is it worth it?

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    If you both enjoy the game, go for it.
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    So glad that your dog has found a wonderful home! Now go have fun! Can't hurt!! Life is too short!!

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    I'd go for it. I have two female hunting labs almost five that I'm going to run in JH this next spring, and a male I SH titled this year in master. I got a JH on another male this year and it was a great feeling for me. The dogs both loved running the tests. Bonus is you get to meet some of the nicest people and I didn't meet any one who failed to help me out with any questions I had.

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    I say go for it! My buddy and I just put a JH title on his 10 1/2 year old male, he still has more go than a lot of dogs 1/2 his age. Go get that JH title and enjoy the experience!

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    Go have fun!
    We started this quest with mine this year and what a riot. Got a JH, now were ready to move to SH. It helped me more than the dog. My nerves were unreal the first 2 tests and thats what was so exciting for a old fart like me. Another thing in your advantage with a older dog is the maturity not trying to control a wound up 11 month old your first time out. You will just hear nice run, good dog! And just tell your judges your a rookie they will help.
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    Thanks everyone for the words of advice and encouragement. I plan on signing up for a test in the fall. I will make sure to let everyone know how we do!

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    My guess is there will be no prouder handler than you when you receive her first ribbon!
    When it stops being fun, I will find something else to do with my time and money.

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    It sure is the bond would make it special for you both

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    Two things...Remember to breathe, HAVE FUN!!...one of my friends just got a JH on his 9 year old last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Robinson View Post
    I think it's worth it for a few reasons; 1), With that history she deserves to be honored. A JH isn't much to a lot of us, but it is an official AKC Title that will always be attached to her name. 2) She clearly enjoys the work, actual hunt test are an even bigger blast for the dog. 3) This is good practice for both of you. I worked my way up through the ranks with my first dog, it would have been much harder for me to jump right into senior or master without learning the ropes in junior.
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