Information was relayed second hand, also have no vested interest, just a topic of conversation -
Dog at the line....bird 1, bird 2, gets a no bird.
Comes back up, all three birds go down...8 - 9 seconds pass, handler has to turn around and look at the judges..."Oh Dog"
Dog is doing a little head swinging during the delay, handler gets the dog cued in on a bird, dog splits the difference between two birds, goes deep, has a substantial hunt, but works it's way back to the mark. Judge instructs handler to leash up his dog prior to sending on the second and third mark.
My question is - how is that handler not allowed to pick up all three, then a decision made about whether to carry the dog or not? It isn't like you get to "0" out one of the marks, the triple is scored as one number...sure, you get a lower score, but what if that dog goes out and steps on the other two...again, this is second hand information, but it seems to me that the dog and handler should have been allowed to pick up the other two marks regardless of what happened on the first one...or given a rerun due to the judges sleeping at the switch....