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Thread: Hrc finished test poll

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    Default Hrc finished test poll

    For HRC Finished test participants only, please.

    would you continue to participate in Finished tests after completing the HRCH title if there was no Grand venue?
    there's no good reason to fatten up a retriever.

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    Lot of folks have 500+ point dogs who do not have a grand title.

    Not everything has to be a competition, I have certain clubs that I really enjoy seeing friends and running their tests. This is what HRC should be about.
    Last edited by Jeff Huntington; 03-07-2013 at 08:26 AM.
    GRHRCH Huntington's Aged T Perfection MH...Colby (FC AFC Roux MH x GMPR Tyra MH)
    HRCH Huntington's All That Melody...Jazz (GRHRCH Boomer x Callie) Momma's Girl
    Huntington's Cool Customer... Chilly (Lefty QAA x Black SH)

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    I would...without hesitation. I may never be good enough of a handler to run the Grand, but I enjoy HRC and will stick with them.
    Proud partner of HRCH Chelseas Supershootin Sambeau, HR Beadle's Ticket To Ride JH, Fairwood's River Queen and the two who left us far too early...Molly and HR Silverbrook's Comin' Soon. Wait for me girls.

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    Gumbo has almost 1000 points, but his chances of passing the Grand are slim. I continue to run Finished (and Upland) tests for the points and because they are a ton of fun.
    Carolina American Water Spaniels

    HRCH UH Carolina's Duck Gumbo MHA SHR RN WDS CGC TDI (Gumbo) 1000 Point Club
    UH HR GCH Carolina's Wild March Hare SH RAE OA OAJ WDX CGC TDI (Bunny)
    HR CH Carolina's Running with the Hare SH JHR RN WDX CGC (Blew)

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    Like I said...point system gives it a little reason to keep on...
    Kendall Layne

    HR(2xHRCH) Ashland's Big Black Ruby to Go SH
    Dorie's Lady of the Lake(1K bird club)

    Never play leap frog with a unicorn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David McCracken View Post
    Gumbo has almost 1000 points, but his chances of passing the Grand are slim. I continue to run Finished (and Upland) tests for the points and because they are a ton of fun.
    David, I've seen Gumbo run a few times. What is your opinion to why you don't think Gumbo could pass a grand set up?

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    The more I think about the Grand the more it should be jettisoned from HRC.

    I think of it as liquor and having a alcoholic uncle living with me. The liquor goes and if you come home drunk, I call the police.
    HR Surrey's Space Dog Nala

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    I have a 500 point dog and am working on another that is up to 340. I love the weekend HRC tests. It is the venue that got me started in the games and I always have fun running. The weekend tests are similiar to hanging around the fire at duck camp only with a constant supply of dogs to watch.


    However my dogs and their DAH do not have the temperment needed to run the Grand. I will run what the dogs do well and love them regardless of where they don't excel. No more trying to pound a square peg into a round hole.
    Mark Land

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    Yes but not as much.... I dont really care about points.. 500 1000 i care about that GRHRCH!! If it was gone id only run a couple at test of clubs that im friends with and go over to the AKC world and chase the plate i guess
    "Some people pride themselves on how far they can shoot ducks, others pride themselves on how close they can get them. I'm an other!!! "
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    Well I guess we'll see you at Tulsa!!!
    GRHRCH Huntington's Aged T Perfection MH...Colby (FC AFC Roux MH x GMPR Tyra MH)
    HRCH Huntington's All That Melody...Jazz (GRHRCH Boomer x Callie) Momma's Girl
    Huntington's Cool Customer... Chilly (Lefty QAA x Black SH)

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