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Thread: Is It Possible For An Amateur To Compete against Pros In Hunt Tests?

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    Default Is It Possible For An Amateur To Compete against Pros In Hunt Tests?

    Not if you cannot get entered.
    How does a test finalize and 50 minutes later the 90 dog limit is reached? HMMMMM

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    Its not possible for an amateur to compete against a pro in a hunt test because its not a competition haha

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    Well when you have a couple " Handlers" take up 1/3 of the entries it doesn't leave many spots open, and then scratch at the last minute NICE......... They might have to go with a "Owner handler" Master, to let the guy who wants to run his own dog a chance to run....

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    In this case you have three handlers take up 2/3 of the entries. Should make for great mechanics.

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    Which test is it???

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    Wait...are you all insinuating that one of the AKC's rule changes had unintended consequences?
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    Keep your eye on the entries as it gets closer to the event close. As Todd mentioned, often times pro's will scratch dogs as they get closer to the event and then spots open up.
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    Why not just enter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handler Error View Post
    Not if you cannot get entered.
    How does a test finalize and 50 minutes later the 90 dog limit is reached? HMMMMM
    First off, poor thread title. No such thing as head-to-head competition in hunt tests.

    To your point about a test filling so quickly, I doubt it happened by chance. Sounds like someone may have had some "inside information" regarding when entries would open. Whether it's pros or amateurs, it's sad that certain event committee members feel justified in leaking the date and time to a select few.

    Almost as bad as the secretary that manipulates the draw to put all the club members and friends in the flight with the perceived easier set of judges.

    I guess fairness and impartiality are just below some people.

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    Just go have fun! Run your dog!!
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