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    According to Retriever News, in an article about...

    According to Retriever News, in an article about Roy McFall and Hiwood Piper, in which you are quoted, it says:

    "One pup out of the litter became the cornerstone of his entire line, FC-AFC Hiwood...
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    Yes, it is the William F. Brown who edited the...

    Yes, it is the William F. Brown who edited the American Field magazine. As you may know, he was also a retriever field trial judge. The book is RETRIEVER GUN DOGS.
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    AM FC ENG FTCH Hiwood Mike picture

    Just thought I would share this as I was scanning pictures today from a retriever book by William Brown written in the 1940s.

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    How did you fix the problem?

    How did you fix the problem?
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    Building Confidence.

    In the current popping thread, several people have mentioned the need to build confidence in the dog.

    So, PLEASE, give me all and any ideas for building confidence in a retriever. I am talking...
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    Can you please elaborate on what this means?...

    Can you please elaborate on what this means? Thank you.
  7. Stakeouts: Can anyone recommend one for a really, really strong dog?

    Put my dog on a stakeout owned by a friend. Granted the dog was not trained from an early age to accept/generalize/get used to a stakeout. Dog broke the stakeout.

    Put my bitch, who has been staked...
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    Or could you use a harness with a ring attachment...

    Or could you use a harness with a ring attachment on both the back and the neck if you are worried about neck injury?
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    It is interesting how we all view companies...

    It is interesting how we all view companies differently. I love Chewy and its parent corporation, Petsmart. Petsmart has a pretty decent charity and actually sued PETA last year.

    PETA hates Chewy...
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    Howard's drill is called the 5 Leg Pattern drill...

    Howard's drill is called the 5 Leg Pattern drill in D. L. Walters' book.

    Walters says the straight back and over legs should be about 125 yards and the two angle back legs about 150 yards. He says...
  11. Thread: Initial Lines

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    You can see the video on Vimeo. At the most...

    You can see the video on Vimeo. At the most advanced level, it is a 32 bumper wagon wheel.

    8 white bumpers at about 12 yards from middle.
    8 orange bumpers in between the white bumpers at about...
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    Is Finger Snapping Considered Intimidation?

    A friend and I, both novices in training and handling for senior and above levels, have been told by someone else finger snapping is considered to be intimidation of the dog. My friend uses it in...
  13. Thread: 2020 nrc??

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    Just an FYI: in hunt tests, a hunt test club from...

    Just an FYI: in hunt tests, a hunt test club from Texas is holding a hunt test this weekend in Minnesota. I believe this is due largely to the efforts and work of pro trainers in the club who live...
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    Super photos! By any chance did you know fellow...

    Super photos! By any chance did you know fellow Illinois residents, dog breeders and harness racers Andrew and Margaret Hawn?
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    Wow. This is very interesting to me. Paul: Are...

    Wow. This is very interesting to me. Paul: Are you saying it is probably easier to control a dog and better to get him where you want him to be by giving an OVER cast rather than a back cast?

    Why...
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    Thank you for posting this!

    Thank you for posting this!
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    I am always happy to allow other dog...

    I am always happy to allow other dog owners/breeders/trainers to use new products and test them out. My normal wait to try it on my dogs is about 5 years.

    Hope to see some posts here in the future...
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    WOW! Koehler. I couldn't have imagined you would post that, Darrin! The problem is the human trainer can't tolerate it. LOL.
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    So sorry to hear this. Hope he is better soon. ...

    So sorry to hear this. Hope he is better soon.

    There have been a few cases of this in the past 15 years in Europe and the UK in my breed (curly coated retrievers). In 40 years of owning and...
  20. When the guys back East started noticing Goldens (history)

    This is from an article in a 1938 Field And Stream magazine, back when gun dog trials of all sorts were covered. When the writer talks of the "Western Retrievers", he is talking about dogs in...
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    This is the website of the Greater Minnesota Hunt...

    This is the website of the Greater Minnesota Hunt Test Association. It lists some retriever clubs and contacts. Maybe they can get you in touch with some folks.

    https://www.gmhta.org/
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    Can you give a link to some research on this?...

    Can you give a link to some research on this? Thank you.
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    Would increasingly long and difficult marks for...

    Would increasingly long and difficult marks for young dogs possibly contribute to younger dogs developing CCL injuries? What about jumping in and out of pickup trucks, SUVS, dog trailers?
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    Some breeders in other breeds have started...

    Some breeders in other breeds have started voluntary databases about certain physical issues in their breed. A few volunteers are needed to accept submissions and type them into a database. A lot of...
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    Always handle on a blind?

    My friend told me to always handle on a blind, even if my dog gets to within 10 feet of the bird without a handle. The rule book says on a well-planned blind it might be possible but highly...
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