I was looking at the new Retriever News Mag. for June 2013. Congrats again to Chad & Traveler.
I was looking at the first winner NFC-AFC Major Vl.
Definition :Amateur- Not Professional
But, the winner was a NFC. Has there ever been a NAFC that was not Pro trained?
Is there a event where there are actual amateur trained dogs for a relevant title.
I have noticed that even in the Hunt test games there are really hardly any amateur trained dogs.
Notice: I am not knocking the pros - the people that have or want to get help with thier dogs.
A lot of the people that I see have at some point either have a pro take on a major part of thier training and take the credit for thier dog being called amateur trained . Is there anyone that has a real amateur trained dog & has reached a major event such as the NAFC?