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Thread: First Golden Retriever Bench Champion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miriam Wade View Post
    Just to give credit where credit is due: This dog was trained by Lois Monroe, who has done a great job with many of Marge's dogs. Speaks volumes that he was trained well enough to go out and win his very first Q.

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    I sort of had a feeling that Marge didn't do the training herself ... but she stayed her course in moving forward with her breeding program. And, as you say, the dog and his trainer, deserve a lot of credit for doing so well; and he's a young dog yet.
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    Awesome thread!
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    Was just going over this thread with the National Specialty of 2013 being completed. And, what a NS it was!!! The quality of the Goldens competing in the field events was exceedingly high and the talent was evident. We will be including lots and lots of photos by Mark Atwater in the GRNews showing you some of the field stars--- just competing there made you a player no matter what.

    In this thread we discussed having show judges at the field trial. We had two attend the Amateur and the Qual., and they seemed to have a great day. Interviews, etc. will be in the J-F issue. Their mentors were John Gassner and Andy Whiteley----can you ask for anything better (that is a rhetorical question)? Actually, the guys were excellent and so good, they may be asked to do it again. We would like to make this something that becomes a tradition, and it was brought up that we should try to get show judges from all levels in conformation to spend at least part of a day watching Goldens at Work! Thanks to those of you who saw the show judges and made them feel welcome. Especially big thanks to Ann Burke for all she did in pulling this together to make it such a success.

    This has been one of our best years for producing field champions in Goldens since some of the glory days of the past. Let's make this a tradition that keeps rolling on through the years.

    I re-read the whole thread, and one thing that was mentioned a couple of times was how much persons who participated in the thread were enjoying these discussions. Is there anyone out there that would like to pull it together into an article for the GRNews? If so, please contact me. If you don't want to take on the whole project, I would be happy to work with you. If no one wants to, I will use some of what was written here with everyone's permission to use their words. I don't have to use your name if you would prefer that, but I didn't see anything written which would lead me to believe that should be the case. Unless you are just shy! I think this is a discussion which would be interesting to the conformation crowd as well as those of us whose venue of choice is field.

    Give me a heads up and add some of your remarks about what you really enjoyed with regard to the field aspects of the 2013 National Specialty.

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    It will really be interesting to see what the show judges thought of the field trial. To move toward greater understanding takes time, so it would be great if this became a "tradition" of the National Specialty.

    Thanks to John and Andy for doing the mentoring!

    And it's also a great year for Goldens in field trials! Remember that last year was a "bumper crop" of QAA dogs ... and some of those are among the new titles Last year and also this year, has been a good year for Derby dogs, so that could be hopeful for 2014 having another good crop of QAA dogs, and dogs who begin making a mark in the AA stakes. Kudos to all of those who make Goldens be as good as they can be.
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    Great news that John and Andy hosted the guests. I too am very interested to hear what they thought. It is funny how perceptions can change. Just 4 years ago, I honestly thought most field bred Goldens were homely creatures and couldn't imagine choosing one of them over a cuddle bear type. As I've gotten involved in the sport, I found out quickly why the field gold is practical, but also very beautiful! Can't wait for the new GR issues!

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