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    Quote Originally Posted by leemac View Post
    Here's a couple of questions for Dr. Ed, Ted, and any other judges out there keeping up with the nationals. Several really good marking dogs handled in the beginning of the fifth series. It seems that as the day progressed the test either became easier because of shifting winds/lighting conditions or the handlers were able to see things to help there dogs pick up the marks clean. Will the judges go easier on the dogs who ran first this morning when it comes time for call backs. I realize that not all handles are created equal. How much does the work in the first four series affect cuts after the fifth? Also, can a dog with one handle that makes it through the tenth series beat out a dog that comes through the tenth series clean?
    Field trial judging is not done on a curve, changing conditions are part of the luck of the draw which usually balance out over the career of a dog, so benefitting from better light or better scenting is not and cannot be factored into the dog's performance. The fact that a dog has not handled does not imply that it has always had good marks so it is certainly possible that a dog with superior marks throughout the trial and a nice handle on one mark could beat out a dog who had less stellar marking throughout the trial. There are many historical examples of dogs with a handle winning when there were finishers who had not handled but whose overall work was not superior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemac View Post
    Oh yeah, how much do multiple no-birds for a specific dog figure into the equation?
    they factor into having bad luck

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    Thanks for the reply Doc. The dog I'm pulling for had a handle early after a couple of no-birds. Good luck to Holland.
    "That's a fine dog you got there son. Looks like one of ya'll got the brains and the other one got the driver's license.".

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemac View Post
    . Good luck to Holland.
    Thanks, as I have said many times there is a luck factor at Nationals, it is not always having good luck, sometimes it is just not having bad luck.

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    Mary Lynn....I think you handled that very well. The questions that were asked, shouldn't have....
    No Whiners!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmay View Post
    mary lynn....i think you handled that very well. The questions that were asked, shouldn't have....
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMay View Post
    Mary Lynn....I think you handled that very well. The questions that were asked, shouldn't have....

    WHY? I had questions and asked them. Pretty simple.

    Like I said in my post, I found it curious.

    Like she says in her post, if she has questions she asks.

    Easy peasy.

    FYI, she asked me as many questions as I asked her in her pm to me.

    WRL

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRL View Post
    WHY?

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    A matter of taste, politeness and decorum.

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    FWIW, Mary Lynn has a very nice dog and handles him well.
    John Lash

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer Henion View Post
    A matter of taste, politeness and decorum.
    Who died and left you miss manners?

    It would seem your knickers are in a knot but Mary Lynn's are not?


    Way too many people here with "perceived injustices".

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