Man I love history!
And I want to thank RTF member Rnd for the wonderful surprise in my mailbox yesterday!
A couple weeks ago I had a couple of phone conversations after my goose trail thread. About why we all test and hunting dogs vs. testing dogs and why hunt tests started.
It don’t get much clearer than the first yellow page below. Side one of the insert of the combination AKC / NAHRA rulebook from 1984!
I have wanted one of these for ages! Thank You Very Much!
I hope you all are able to zoom in and read. Might be ruff for the telephone RTF’ers. Fire up the ol’ desk top if you need to. So, why were hunt tests started? To help hunters have better trained retrievers! Who’d a thunk it?