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    Hi getting ready for a master Hunt test could use some tips . thank you trapper1

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    Train for poison birds.
    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 JHR 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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    Train for steadiness to the sit to flush as well. The CKC is also making the quartering a much more important feature of tests and have sent out the word to clubs and judges to make the test meatier and the standard of performance higher, so.... do make sure your dog will work cover at a distance from you as well as staying within gun range.
    power without lumber, raciness without weediness

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    Does this apply to AKC tests as well??? I have never seen an upland series at a master. Not that I have been to that many.
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    I have been runnin AKC/HRC for over20 yrs and have never seend an upland in a test. HRC has a seperate test and title for upland.
    As for tips, remember you can not talk to your dog after you tell the judges you are ready. That is one of the hardest for me to remember if you just came out of running HRC.
    If you need to talk to your dog on the walk up, do it quietly.
    BUT most of all go and have fun.

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    The poster is in Nova Scotia, he might intend to run in AKC tests but I thought he might be staying at home in CKC territory to gain his sea legs in MH first.
    In Canada an upland component is present beginning in SH with a quartering test and this expands to a full quarter and steady to flush in MH. Many judges and competitors in some regions had come to view it as a post script to their test but the emphasis seems to be shifting to see the Upland as a crucial component of a hunting dog's work. Dogs have been dropped from our National Master as a result of poor quartering work.
    power without lumber, raciness without weediness

    A big man never looks down on others.... instead, he is someone to look up to.

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