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  • AKC Field Trial Events only?

    48 15.43%
  • AKC Hunt Test Events only?

    42 13.50%
  • Both AKC FT and HT Events

    83 26.69%
  • UKC Hunt Test Events?

    29 9.32%
  • Both UKC and AKC Events?

    109 35.05%
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Thread: What do you participate in?

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    Senior Member J Hoggatt's Avatar
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    Default What do you participate in?

    What do you participate in, and why?

    a) AKC FT only
    b) AKC HT only
    c) Both AKC FT & HT
    d) UKC only
    e) Both UKC and AKC events
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    Both AKC hunt tests and NAHRA Field Tests

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    Senior Member pat addis's Avatar
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    so far only ukc hunt tests but might try some akc hunt tests this year

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    Senior Member Keith Stroyan's Avatar
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    NAHRA & help our club put on an AKC/HT. I used to help a nearby club put on FTs and ran lots of HRC in the past. (Didn't vote, 'cause choice not there.)
    I might add that I like the training more than the gaming. NAHRA's program is more complete for my all-around hunting goals and difficult enough to test the training. I've run a few FTs and enjoyed some small quals, but I just don't get a kick out of "competing" and the extreme tests it takes to sort that out. (And I certainly don't object to those who do.) I might run a couple of quals a year, but I've gotten critical remarks about my dogs being too old for that in the past. (Not that I've taken too many of their ribbons - or would enjoy doing so. We're in it for the birds....)
    Last edited by Keith Stroyan; 02-15-2009 at 07:08 AM.

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    Senior Member MAGIC's Avatar
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    Marion N.C.


    UKC so far, just getting started in the training-hunt test gig

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    Senior Member Jim Person's Avatar
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    Central Mass.


    This poll needs to include few more options to include nahra and combos including nahra to really get a true answer. I've run and judged hrc a bit but have lost my desire to run or judge them anymore, pretty dissapointed by the program. I'm a nahra guy at heart... I'm with Keith on this one..I did not vote.... nahra produces one hell of a hunting dog, a total package hunting dog. I can hunt anything I choose to with a nahra dog. ducks, geese as well as really excelling at upland game. I help out at our clubs akc test but have no desire at all to run that game, pretty much a concept game driven by the MN. I have and probably will run in some sanctioned FT and maybe a licensed FT with my new pup. Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Person View Post
    ...I've run and judged hrc a bit but have lost my desire to run or judge them anymore, pretty dissapointed by the program...

    What about the program has you disappointed?

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    Senior Member Paul Rainbolt's Avatar
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    Mr Hoggart did not include dog shows, SRS, or agility, perhaps he is not interested in that data. Every poll is not necessarily for everyone.

    Just sayin.

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    Senior Member BrianW's Avatar
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    NAHRA, primarily with Spokane Bird Dog Assoc. w/a couple AKC HT's thrown in since North ID RC got going again..
    Also looking forward to checking out/trying HRC when the new club gets going up here, & possiblity of FT's w/ pup
    Did not vote.
    Last edited by BrianW; 02-15-2009 at 08:36 AM.

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    Senior Member fishduck's Avatar
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    I have ran everything that is on the poll. Have never ran a NAHRA event because there are none in this area. Even if there was I don't have time to run another venue.

    For a pure hunting dog my opinion is to train for HRC. The shots coming from the handler replicate my "days hunt" better than the other venues. Having a dog that is watching where the gun is pointing and swinging with you when you switch targets saves a lot of handling. Now if I could only get the ducks to decoy while sitting on an orange bucket!!!

    I like the technical marks from AKC because they really test my training. Especially the minor stakes of the field trials. I will do it all while I can but will always run HRC events.

    Mark L.
    Last edited by fishduck; 02-15-2009 at 08:40 AM. Reason: it occurred to me that NHRA was the national hot rod association

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