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Thread: Dow Jones to determine starting number

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    Default Dow Jones to determine starting number

    I am curious to know how widespread the use of the DJIA to determine the starting number in major stakes. If you do not use it what is your reasoning or if you do, do you think it is helpful. Some clubs around here use it, others refuse. As a newby, I'm curious as to the reasoning behind the decision. Should use of the Dow be manditory?
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    The Rocky Mountain Retriever Club uses the DOW, as do many other clubs in the Colorado Circuit (Cheyenne, Colorado Women's, Fort Collins, and Pikes Peak)

    I like it because it eliminates any possible suspicion that the draw has been biased either in favor of or against any individual competitors.

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    Here's a newbie question. How do you use the DJIA to determine running order?

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    The order is determined 8-10 days prior to the event. The DJIA is posted at the close of the Market on Tues, prior to the start on Fri. The Dow only signifies which dog will run first, in the first series.

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    jwinkle, try this out:

    http://www.akc.org/rules/field_trial_retrievers.cfm

    Chapter 14, Section 4, paragraph b will answer your question.

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    For those who have said that you do not use the Dow, can you tell me why? I'm not being argumentative but I would really like to know the reasoning behind not using it.
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    Keith G As our resident former AKC man, can you tell me if it has ever been proposed that Dow be made manditory? And if so, what became of the proposal? Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogcommand
    Keith G As our resident former AKC man, can you tell me if it has ever been proposed that Dow be made manditory? And if so, what became of the proposal? Thanks
    it has been proposed informally (by me & perhaps others)

    the argument against mandatory use of the Dow Jones is that mandatory rotation levels the playing filed without making the Dow mandatory

    the bottom line........the Retriever Advisory Committee is not interested in making the Dow Jones method mandatory

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    What Ed said, especially the second paragraph.

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