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    Purely a guess on my part, but a lot of dogs seem to really come into their own in the 18 to 20 month old range and are good until they age out.

    Don't take this as gospel as every dog is different.
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    Thanks Howard
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    I think everything has been mentioned that is in a derby. I would also add technical water marks with multiple in and outs! Last year i saw a long single for the 4th series through a pond at about 400 yards with the mark at the top of a hill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard N View Post
    Purely a guess on my part, but a lot of dogs seem to really come into their own in the 18 to 20 month old range and are good until they age out.

    Don't take this as gospel as every dog is different.
    Yup that's what I'm hoping for with my young one (Mr. Riot by Ruckus), but at 7 months we have a LONG way to go until we can think about Derbies....and as the time gets closer I have to make sure I don't pester CL too much about running even though I can't wait to run another Derby!
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    The very first Derby I ever ran was at the San Jose club umteen years ago. Paul Corona and Les Lowenthal were the judges--told you it was a long time ago. In the last series, they threw a delayed triple! Scared the dickens out of me, but we did it and got 2nd. My girl was better trained than I was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanne Burr View Post
    The very first Derby I ever ran was at the San Jose club umteen years ago. Paul Corona and Les Lowenthal were the judges--told you it was a long time ago. In the last series, they threw a delayed triple! Scared the dickens out of me, but we did it and got 2nd. My girl was better trained than I was.
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    Wow! Nice!

    Note to self: train for a delayed triple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard N View Post
    Purely a guess on my part, but a lot of dogs seem to really come into their own in the 18 to 20 month old range and are good until they age out.

    Don't take this as gospel as every dog is different.
    I don't follow them that closely but it seems to me that some tend not to do as well as they become closer to aging out than in the range above. It is almost like their brains are filling with so much big dog training thinking that they aren't quite as good in the just run and go get it.

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    The first Derby I ever ran about a gazillion years ago, had a delayed triple as the last series. The judges were Les Lowenthal and Paul Corona. The only reason I remember them is it was one heck of test and Berry and I got 2nd! She was definitely better trained than I was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer Henion View Post
    Wow! Nice!

    Note to self: train for a delayed triple.

    Maybe not but Susan may be recalling something that's illegal to do now in a derby. Sometimes they used to do a double followed by a single run from the same spot to try and get two series in quickly. The single would be visible to the dogs trying to do the double or they may pick up scent from the other station. Rather unfair.
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    If the goal is to run a derby then enter and learn. If the goal is to complete a derby then train continuosly at the difficulty that will be encountered at a Licensed Derby. If the goal is to place then train continuosuly at levels more difficult than will be seen at a trial. Harry
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