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    I was telling someone today that I noticed the weekend of Oct. 5 that there were a lot of Field Trials. There were 10. Scattered around the country, some in the east, west, south central and north central. I took the time to add things up, I was surprised...

    Below are the totals adding up the dogs entered in all ten trials, on a busy weekend


    Open dogs---------519
    Am. dogs-----------397
    Qual. dogs----------195
    Derby dogs----------206

    Total dogs entered last weekend---1317

    Total for EE entries @ $4.50 per dog------------$5926.50

    Total to AKC---------$ similar, didn't figure it out.

    Total spent by contestants to get there and back and enter one dog
    using a conservative $250 per dog----$329,250.00

    One weekend...Not real scientific but close.
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    and if you take out the dogs owned by Kippy and Dr Aul that figure drops dramatically......
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    The cost is way higher if you are running only one dog....I would say closer to $400 - $500
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Lash View Post
    ....Total for EE entries @ $4.50 per dog------------$5926.50

    .

    and add to that how many catologs ordered?
    how many pages of adds in each catolog?
    with how many adds on each page for how much $$$$ each?
    My, the owners of EE had a Grand Weekend didn't they?
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    many grand!

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    John Lash

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    Going back to BonMallari comment about entry fees
    Would your club prefer to have the entry fees associated with those dogs or less dogs and more help?
    KARMA - The return on your entries will increase the sooner you decide to contribute one of your weekends to be in the judge's chair and judge others who have done the same for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdgnyc View Post
    John Lash

    Might I guess if you are a bean counter?
    No, just one of the contributors to that $ total... I usually try to pretend to not notice how much it all costs.

    After talking to a friend about how many relatively small Opens there were last weekend, I added things up and was surprised. That's using conservative numbers too, the real total could be close to double the one I used.
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    "Field trials are not a game for good dogs. They're for great dogs with great training." E. Graham

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    The big money for EE is not with field trials, it's with hunt tests which often have more entries which mean more catalogs, more post cards, and more ribbons purchased from EE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Lash View Post
    No, just one of the contributors to that $ total... I usually try to pretend to not notice how much it all costs.

    After talking to a friend about how many relatively small Opens there were last weekend, I added things up and was surprised. That's using conservative numbers too, the real total could be close to double the one I used.
    Very cyclical...some areas like Utah/Idaho are down in attendance while Texas has no problem having 90 dog Open's...also happens to be when a certain trial falls near a National...good judges- good grounds seem to attract large powerful fields filled with a whole slew of titled dogs
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    Quote Originally Posted by lanse brown View Post
    A few things that I learned still ring true. "Lanse when you get a gift, say thank you and walk away. When you get a screwing walk away. You are going to get a lot more screwings than gifts"

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