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    I think it would be much easer for a field trial dog to master, then a master to get a title in a field trial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    Chessies,
    what-da-you expect
    I won't even stir that pot....... Still an accomplishment,,,,,,,,,They needed the FC ,, not easy

    Randy
    May you pin all the marks and line the blinds!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    One of those dogs was Jag...FC AFC Hiwood Jaguar MH
    I don't believe Jag ever failed a hunting test. Roy's two later dogs Dice and Piper I believe both have. They didn't title either.

    FC/AFC Oakdale Whitewater Devil Dog MH
    FC/AFC Whitewater Plourdes Ms MH

    Neither ever failed a hunting test regards,
    Howard Niemi

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    get your dog out and TRAIN! caryalsobrook 2013

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    FC AFC downtown dusty brown titled MH and HRCH. I believe he passed a couple of master nationals as well as UKC Grands.
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    Matt Johnson and Katie Cook

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    We have been fortunate to have FTCH & HRCH. Meadowoods Mr. Luke did very well in HT game after we retired him from FT. He is also an excelent duck & pheasant hunting dog. It just take a little time to redirect their focus to shorter distances. Labs are a very adaptable breed . Have fun with your dog.

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    FC AFC Ironweeds Hi Bird Shooter MH MNH ( 2X National Amat Qualifier)

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    I have a VERY talented 3 year old (derby list & QAA) with me right now for “switching gears” to run Hunt tests ... The “issues” we have all revolve around the simple excitement factor of the hunt test set ups vs/ FT.

    i.e: walk ups, lots of duck calls, faster cadence of guns (not be able to Show the gunners), swinging wide with the gun, and the SHORT flyer station ... there are a lot of factors in a test that play a part in the dog’s performance - the marks may not be as long or “meaty” but IMHO its a different world entirely from an adrenaline perspective when dealing with a high octane FT dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    Chessies,
    what-da-you expect
    That is what I expect!
    "I love the rod and gun and where they take me."

    "Do not judge a man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins."

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    Quote Originally Posted by runnindawgz View Post
    I have a VERY talented 3 year old (derby list & QAA) with me right now for “switching gears” to run Hunt tests ... The “issues” we have all revolve around the simple excitement factor of the hunt test set ups vs/ FT.

    i.e: walk ups, lots of duck calls, faster cadence of guns (not be able to Show the gunners), swinging wide with the gun, and the SHORT flyer station ... there are a lot of factors in a test that play a part in the dog’s performance - the marks may not be as long or “meaty” but IMHO its a different world entirely from an adrenaline perspective when dealing with a high octane FT dog.
    Oh, no, you didn't...I can't wait for the replies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rnd View Post
    FC-AFC-MHR Westwinds Bold tiger had no problem.

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

    Randy
    Jack Unbehaun's CFC Truckee's Travler (?) was probably the first FT titled dog to get a NAHRA MHR.

    Maybe "junbe" can fill us in on titles and dates.

    Truckee was a really nice dog but was a little weak on trailing.

    Bold Tiger was also a wonderful dog in FTs' and NAHRA. Very nice looking in his prime. He ran the 1993 NAHRA Invitational as a senior citizen.

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