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    I would like to see the best of the best. USA vs World. If this could get pulled off I bet there would be sponsors. It would be the equivalent to the Ryder Cup. It seems the USA is always being targeted to be defeated. OK any of you from across the pond willing?
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    Limiting entry to labs only, or is this going to be an all-out retriever contest?

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    heck make it an all retriever competition- have it every 4 years like the world cup for soccer in a different country every time - I guess it would depend on how many countries would be willing to participate.
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    They did that several years ago in England. USA team was led by Mike Lardy. Field Trial was "European Rules". Team USA finished 4th.

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    Mixed judging group or all English?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle B View Post
    They did that several years ago in England. USA team was led by Mike Lardy. Field Trial was "European Rules". Team USA finished 4th.
    Maybe we should host an American style FT here and invite a team from England to compete?
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    You could run it in different country's each year and run by their rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinS View Post
    heck make it an all retriever competition- have it every 4 years like the world cup for soccer in a different country every time - I guess it would depend on how many countries would be willing to participate.
    Thats a great idea. It would be cool if we could get a panel to form that consisted of a few members from each country to agree on a "standardized rulset" so that there was no advantage other than the "home court advantage"

    The World Cup in soccer, although played in different countries every four years, is played with the same rules. That would eliminate the whole "The English Dog won in England because we had to play by their rules" or the "American dog won in USA because we played by USA rules". I guess the tough part would be getting enough people from each country to makeup a panel, and the toughER part would be to get agreement on rules.

    ...just a thought....I am not familiar with the rules in other countries, but am just assuming things may be different. Please forgive my ignorance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle B View Post
    They did that several years ago in England. USA team was led by Mike Lardy. Field Trial was "European Rules". Team USA finished 4th.
    I remember talking to Martin Deeley about that. One USA dog yawned, made a slight noise and was immediately dismissed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas D View Post
    I remember talking to Martin Deeley about that. One USA dog yawned, made a slight noise and was immediately dismissed.
    It was probably bored.
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    Over here ,and over there, It would take more than the G8 Summit to agree on the colour of sh*t ! never mind a set of rules for a competition between dogs.
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    However, Us Brits,always have the answer to that by way of 'Eyewipe'..Nobody requires a judge for that.
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