WRC HR Lennoxlove's Run with Wolves JH, WCX ("Cheyenne") ... still so fondly remembered
HRCh Struan's Devil's in De Tails SH, WCX ("Lucy")
SR CH Struan's Flight of Fancy JH ("Muse")
Struan's Master of the Hunt JH, WC ("Charlie")
Struan's Just Plain Perfect ("Jane")
Struan's Driving Us Crazy ("Daisy") ... the baby in charge
HRCH Dallys Wild Willow SH Born 11-06-97 Left Us 1-30-12 will always be in my thoughts RIP Willow
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It is ultimately the HT committe that is responsible for all requirements being met. If the requirements are not met and qualifications are given, AKC gets involved and no one wants that.
Interesting that the replies were all from "not" CA.. I was there too,and was one of the judges team that did NOT set up a quad in any of our three series. We got plenty of answers with our well placed triples, particularly in the 1st and 2nd series. Well placed marks can test a master dog's marking without complicating it with a fourth bird. The Master I ran on the 2nd test( i judged the first two days and ran the second event), had a quad. Walkup bird 1, Momma/Poppa bird left throw 2, out of order flyer 3(long.... I guess at about 150 or more, and fully retired, with nothing to mark off of), then momma/poppa bird right throw. 4th.. Of the first 15 dogs ran, nobody did the test without at least one handle. Beyond that , I didnt watch as I had dogs in other stakes to run..
My concern is that the tests this weekend, will be a model for other judges and we will see more quads. I hope that a Quad is not the new Triple.....
Waterspook Sables Dark Secret, MH (Sable)
Trumarcs Bankshot Bandit, MH ( Fats)
Waterspook Tomfoolery, SH ( Tommie)
IN MEMORY OF::
Waterspook Bankshot Whiz Bang,JH (Jesse)
Waterspooks Girl Named Bill, SH ( Billie- my princess.....)
Waterspook Kickin' Gunshot, SH ( Boom)
Waterspook Kickin' Good Time MH(Kick)
Waterspooks Partner In Crime, SH ( Bouncer)
Brush Creek Waterspook, JH, WC- my first girl.(Spooky)
1st Quad at a HT was the 2010 MNRC in California. My dog, golden, was #1 for that series. He nailed it. Fourth gunner was a bubba gunner sitting in front of the line but the bird was released behind the line. Guess we know what to expect in 2014.
Brazosport Retriever Club
Greater Houston Golden Retriever Club
The only Master I ever ran ended up a quad. Started as a triple land & water when the AKC rep stepped in and said that multiple land and water meant multiple land & multiple water, so a quad it became. HPW
"Sometimes we just gotta do what is right". Jerry 2006
See ya in the field. HPW
You really gotta be careful about how high a pedestal you put your method, your accomplishments, your dog on. There's usually someone who's done more, somewhere. And they may have used a different method than you did! Chris Atkinson 2013
get your dog out and TRAIN! caryalsobrook 2013