How does a dog become a Field Champion?
I don't know... If I ever figure it out I'll get back to ya!
"For everyone to whom much is given, of him shall much be required." -- Luke 12:48
Raven - Moneybird's Black Magic Marker***
(Esprit's Power Play x Trumarc's Lean Cuisine)
Mick - Moneybird's Jumpin' Jack Flash***
(Clubmead's Road Warrior x Oakdale Whitewater Devil Dog)
Peerless - Moneybird's Sole Survivor
(Two River's Lucky Willie x Moneybird's Black Magic Marker)
If you can't take failure or disappointment this is not the game for you. I did tally what I spent one year on 1 dog. I dare not tell in case my wife finds out. It could easily have paid for a first year college student. This the game we chose if we don't like it I guess we can take our Marbles ( dog ) and go home. Did I say game or addiction.
PINE RUN'S BIG GUN QA2, U.D.,W.C.X.,THERAPY DOG
OTCH SHANNON SHAMROCK WCX
SHANNONS FLYING REDHEAD CDX, WCX
MAGICS MARKING RED RICO CDX, WCX
It's a team approach.
FC Tribute to Justice, JH "Honor"
FC AFC Contempt of Court "Ruckus"
Medal Of Honor, QAA "Valor"
HRCH Kirby's High Sierra, SH, QAA "Kirby"
HRCH Niki Snowbird, SH, QAA "Niki"
Southland Order In the Court, QAA "Gavel" July 17, 2002- March 24, 2013
Southland Rusty Nail - derby points, qual placements "Rusty"
I did when I had a real job and that's all I did! There were three or four in our group that were titled and everyone was a working stiff. That was in the 1990's. Today circa 2013 I dunno know with the competition out there. Have had only one since retired . Just been through four trying to make another. It ain't easy now a days. Anyone who dedicates themselves with money , time and sacrifices is to be commended Pro trained or not. Any dog who has letters in front of their name as FC or AFC is quite an animal in this day and age no matter who trains it or runs/handles it is one anyone would be proud to put their hand in front!!
I've done it with my first trial dog. That one cost me my first marriage and as I was self employed, it cost me many thousands I didn't make because I was training when I should have been working. What a ride though! In the 90's. (no collar)
Did it again with my good friend and co-owner of the next dog. She was a more consistent dog and made it to 96.5 all age points. But cancer got her at age 8.
Have been on a sabbatical from running dogs for a few years, but with a pup coming this year we will see if I can still teach one to sit...
Thanks Bill for the testimonial. You walk the walk and speak very little of your accomplishments. My kids were almost grown and I didn't know them.
[QUOTE=huntinman;1084660]I've done it with my first trial dog. That one cost me my first marriage and as I was self employed, it cost me many thousands I didn't make because I was training when I should have been working. ...
Would you do it again ?
HR Big Creek Retrievers Independence Day JH QAA "Indy "