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Thread: 2013 Canadian National Amateur Retriever Championship

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    One of the notes on Canadian website regarding the final series refers to it being "a big courage test". I should say so! How often do we see those types of swims anymore? Even in a weekend trial, we may only have one big swim at most due to the constraints of time. We've all seen bigger swims, but four swims across open water? I love it!

    Good for the judges for taking the time to do something different and challenging! (And putting water in the water marks)
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    This type of test poses a big risk for the judges.......How many will DO this test?

    Good luck to ALL who are still in there trying !!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by john fallon View Post
    This type of test poses a big risk for the judges.......How many will DO this test?

    Good luck to ALL who are still in there trying !!!!!!!

    john
    the judges arent looking for all the Finalists to do the test, they are looking to identify A Winner

    cant accuse them of trying to protect the "leader"
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    the judges arent looking for all the Finalists to do the test, they are looking to identify A Winnercant accuse them of trying to protect the "leader"
    A test that potentaly FEW will "Do" ?.......You don't see that as a big risk?

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    I wonder what the time for each dog is? I'll bet it's close to 25 minutes or so.
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    From the test descriptions on the website, it looks like this would be a very tough, fun event to run. Beautiful grounds!
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    Quote Originally Posted by john fallon View Post
    A test that potentaly FEW will "Do" ?.......You don't see that as a big risk?

    john
    if it were an earlier series..YES...but its the tenth...looks like they had this planned exactly for this scenario...They arent looking for placements...Havent followed the trial much but from earlier reports from Sharon V. who is actually a contestant she said the judges were in control....maybe we should just sit back and let things play out and see who the winner is...
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    Sounds like they are done. About half of the finalist did it without handling. From what I hear, there are two or three dogs in really good shape.

    My favorite little Choco was one of the handles, but she ran a good trial...
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    This is interesting because at least 4 of these dogs that I know of are completely (100%) Amatuer trained and handled................probably more but 4 for sure.

    It's nice to see true students of the game that can attain this level of success.

    Regardless of who wins, from all reports, it was a very well run and challenging event. Kudos to all who devoted so much time, effort and energy in putting on an event like this. Without the volunteers (judges, marshalls, game keepers, social commitee's gun captains, reporters, workers etc. ) it would never happen.
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    No news here yet...
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