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    Default Most expensive retriever ?

    I am asking just out of curiosity what has been some of the more expensive retriever sales Also what is some of the average prices for the different levels ie... derby, AA, FT champ exc.

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    Field trial gossip used to say that Lottie was the top $$$$ dog at a quarter mill. The price of that same buyers latest dog may be quite a bit more.
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    BUMP! I would also like to hear some of these.

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    I have heard the 1st 10k dog was Jet of Zenith. Sometime around 1960 which would make him very expensive at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ftrjuj View Post
    I have heard the 1st 10k dog was Jet of Zenith. Sometime around 1960 which would make him very expensive at the time.

    This dog was a high point derby around this time. One of the dogs Sarah Larkin Loening (Mrs. Albert P. Loening) talks about in her book about memory's of her life (title forgotten). She also talks about Dual-AFC Bengal of Arden and his son Laliden Starben. Starben was picked as a puppy and named it with kennel name and Star for his future and Ben for his father. Albert and his brother were important in the development in amphibious aircraft. A Loening aircraft was used in the mid-1920's on a Pan American Goodwill flight. Albert's brother, Grover, held many patents and as the aircraft improved until the company was purchased by Grumman.

    Mrs. Loening owned a Hall of Famed retriever, CanuckCrest Cutty Sark but I think the book had been printed prior to purchasing the female Lab. My memory just remembered the title, Vignettes of a Life, where she told of many periods in her life. From a school girl socialite, ambulance driver during WWI, and her field trial experiences.
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    I am willing to bet that based on % of discretionary income - the answer is TCS Harry Potter. Man - it is getting expensive to campagin a dog.

    $3 a gallon gas - $100 a night hotels - $80 entry fees.

    $600 a weekend for two stakes is pretty common.

    Thats why I have been running just Ams and driving in on Sat morning, even if I have to leave at 1-2 am.
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    Sorry, Gerard. But if we're going with % of discretionary income, Hoss and I win that hands down. No contest. Rocket scientists make more than free lance farm writers.
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    Heck Becky - a "Welcome to Walmart" job would pay more than a NASA contractor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard Rozas View Post
    $3 a gallon gas - $100 a night hotels - $80 entry fees.

    $600 a weekend for two stakes is pretty common.
    I hope my wife never figures this out...

    I have friends who tell me that they wish they were rich like me (now that's funny) and could afford to have their young dog trained by a pro. It didn't take much for me to figure out that it's actually cheaper to make use of a pro's services.
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    How expensive was the game, in terms of today's $$$ back in the day when the Marshall Fields or the Avirall Harrimans were playing? Working stiffs weren't even wanted around the trials in those days.
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