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    Ive never seen a field trial but ive seen a lot of set ups. I was just wondering how well a field trial dog would do after running trials for a few years would do in a AKC or UKC hunt test. I know the marks and blinds are a lot farther in field trials so would a FT dog over run marks or would you think he would nail them being the great markers they are.? Would the test be cake walk for the dogs or would the distants throw them off?Im just woundering how yall train with the FT dogs
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    They would have no problem. Ask Lyle Steinman.
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    FC-AFC-MHR Westwinds Bold tiger had no problem.

    He was placed in a gundog/hunt test environment as a retirement home....


    I could be wrong but he was the first titled (FC/AFC) to title in the gun dog world.......

    http://www.huntinglabpedigree.com/pedigree.asp?id=395

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    I think it takes adjusting your training. I saw the great Roy McFall at several NAHRA tests in Alaska with a very accomplished field trial dog or two and he initially failed the tests. Later in the summer he was passing. Took some tweaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chesaka View Post
    I think it takes adjusting your training. I saw the great Roy McFall at several NAHRA tests in Alaska with a very accomplished field trial dog or two and he initially failed the tests. Later in the summer he was passing. Took some tweaking.

    One of those dogs was Jag...FC AFC Hiwood Jaguar MH
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    I think it's safe to say it's a lot easier to take a FC/AFC and make a MH than it is to take a MH and make a FC/AFC.....
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    Linda Harger's Yakity, Bruce Mitchell's Deck, Billy Smith's Tiger, Scott Martin's Canvasback and Kurt Bertram's Blaze all made the transition and had bench championships too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Puwal View Post
    Linda Harger's Yakity, Bruce Mitchell's Deck, Billy Smith's Tiger, Scott Martin's Canvasback and Kurt Bertram's Blaze all made the transition and had bench championships too!
    Asking a question..

    Not questioning you.

    These dogs had a FC/AFC, bench CH. as well as a MH??

    That is quite an accomplishment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rnd View Post
    Asking a question..

    Not questioning you.

    These dogs had a FC/AFC, bench CH. as well as a MH??

    That is quite an accomplishment.
    DC/AFC Gambler's Dilwyn Stacked Deck MH WDQ
    DC/AFC Genny's Yakity Yak Don't Talk Back MH WD
    DC/AFC Distagon MH
    DC/AFC Sunday's Rufwater Canvasback MH WDQ

    Not familiar with Blaze. Pat will know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rnd View Post
    Asking a question..

    Not questioning you.

    These dogs had a FC/AFC, bench CH. as well as a MH??

    That is quite an accomplishment.

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