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View Poll Results: would you participate in AKC Master tests if there were no master national venue?

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    Voted yes - but certainly not as many as planned this year trying to qualify. Probably judge more just to see friends.
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    Bubba..how drunk do I have to get you for info! Lol

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    Not to worry- I;m a cheap date

    Welcome aboard- keep an eye on that girl- she ain't right. Missed ya this year Paul. Alabama was good fun. Only drawback is that them folks fry EVERYTHING!!! I was afraid to cough for 2 dern weeks.

    Ask her about Marissa regards

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    I answered the poll incorrectly (NO) but don't know how to remove my vote. It should be "YES"... I will get a Master title on each of my dogs with or without the Master National. I might run an additional test or two to see friends but would not run the 6 extra each year just for fun! I still think that the required 6 master tests each year is too many to re-qualify (4 should be plenty). With the new 60 limit that most clubs are jumping on; it is really limiting the clubs that are close by. Hard to enter that far out when you have a young dog and an unknown heat cycle. I hate to scratch and to pay a vet to tell a club she is in heat. (Entering hunt tests 3 - 4 months ahead of the test is not good for me...I don't plan that far ahead!)
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    I have never had an interest in the Grand, Nahra Invitational or the MN. I enjoy training my dog and the challenge of getting titles in multiple venues (including obedience, agility and tracking). Just from a practical standpoint, I can run 8-10 weekend HT for what it would cost me to go to a National event.

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    This is the girl...lol may I ask who this is!
    About pauls question. Until someone has run a national I dont think they can really reply. The memories, both bad and good, are ones i would do all over again.

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    Paul I don't have to go to a national to experience something special about dog people. When I needed a friend your wife stretched her hand out to me and I am always indebted to her for that. Place Maine, master hunt test many years ago.
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    I would do it again mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moscowitz View Post
    Paul I don't have to go to a national to experience something special about dog people. When I needed a friend your wife stretched her hand out to me and I am always indebted to her for that. Place Maine, master hunt test many years ago.
    Trust me on this- Rosie has offered a friendly smile and a sunny disposition to MANY folks. Deal is that I live almost as far away as is physically possible and would NEVER had the chance to know her or most of the folks that I mentioned earlier without an event like the MN/Grand/Invitational. These events get blamed for all kinds of nonsense but the mact of the fatter is they bring us together in ways that nothing else would. There are tons of folks that run the dog until they get that title and then disappear. The game is soooooooo dependent on the few ( and it is scary how few they are) that stick around. The National events are a HUGE factor in the rationale behind sticking around and even though they ain't perfect- they DO play a huge role in ensuring that you have an opportunity to run your dog. If everyone vanished after getting that title this sport would have vanished LONG ago.

    At least we agreee on one thing Mike -Rosie is a peach regards

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    When I started in dog, all I wanted to do was whelp, train and finish a Chesapeake to its MH title. I did 1 then 2 then 3 and then decided I needed to do it with a Lab so I bought a Yellow one and finished her title. So now the goal is to have a CH MH Chesapeake so the answer for me is YES but am not interested in the MN. So far that goal is stqrted with 6 show points and 1 MH pass.
    Clay
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    Blue Skies Rough Rider Kate SH
    and all Chesapeake Bay Retrievers

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