Okay was not going to get in to this but I will say this Blake is a relative newbie to FT and I have met him and he seems like a real good guy. I can't speak for him but I don't think his intentions are as bad as they may seem or the way some of you are portraying them to be. I will also say this there are worse politics between judges and handlers and people that are supposed to be amateur but we all know there are loop holes in that process. If the city if Little Rock says its worth it to them to get there name out there then what difference does it make to you. He pays his taxes just like everybody else he's just trying to get some back. Don't you wish you could? And to say that he is trying to run a scheme or scam money out of any body is BS. That would imply that he would be lying to get money which he is not so maybe some people should think before they go trying to run somebody's character down that they don't know. People seam to want to do that while sitting behind a computer screen. Joking and kidding around are one thing but out right slander is another.
B I would say that if you intend on running FT and amateurs then pass on this idea. Because sponsorship and HT doesn't really come in to play because there is no meaning behind some being am or pro. Because technically you would be compensated for training and running that dog no matter wether you own it or not.
Also just know that on this site you have to have some thick skin. They are not overly receptive to new guys and some can be a$$'$ some times. Get with me and come train next weekend.