Interesting that you would be looking - someone posted this several years ago - apparently the 5 year rule did not apply in this case - as judging was not real high on my list of things to do, AKC was not called, but I think that someone who spent some time in an orange suit had something to do with the deletion - as I told a more famous folk than you or I, "I spent my life making instant decisions for the most part, listening to someone complain (though rarely) about what minor thing they thought had been missed to gain a supposed advantage was not high on any list".
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The first part "shall remain silent", could be interpreted to mean "make no sound, whatsoever", "give no verbal commands", or "not speak" among other things. The first definition would disallow tapping your leg (if it made noise), or shuffling or dragging your feet (if it made noise), the second and third definitions do not disallow either behavior.
The second part "hands shall remain quietly in close proximity to his body" could mean "hands remain stationary near the body, making no motion or sound", or "hands remain near the body making no Loud noises", or something else. The second definition does not preclude quiet tapping of the leg. Neither definition addresses shuffling or dragging your feet.
The third part "projects his hand during such period, whether for the purpose of assisting his dog to locate a fall or otherwise" seems to specifically disallow putting the hand out away from the body to influence the dog, and does not really pertain to either tapping your leg, or shuffling or dragging your feet
Well, this started off as a really interesting thread. Too bad we couldn't keep it that way. (Rick_C 2009, Classic RTF)
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HT Rule Book
Page 27 The handler of the working dog shall remain silent
from the time handler signals for the first bird to be
thrown until the Judges release the dog.
The handler of the honoring dog may speak quietly to
the honoring dog provided the handler does not interfere
with other handlers, the working dog(s) or the Judges.
Note: While speaking quietly to the honoring dog is
allowed, threatening gestures or any form of intimidation
is not acceptable and shall not be allowed by the Judges.Page 58 2. Talking to the working dog – the handler must remain
silent from the time the handler signals for the first bird to be
thrown until the judges release the dog.Page 24 No handler shall carry
any exposed training equipment (except whistle) or use
any other equipment or threatening gestures in such a
manner that they may be an aid or threat in steadying or
controlling a dog. Violation of this paragraph is sufficient
to cause the dog not to receive a Qualifying score./PaulPage 59 Threatening Gestures - or any form of intimidation made to the dog.
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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)
Seen that also.