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    That reminds me of the time I was having dinner...

    That reminds me of the time I was having dinner with Harold Bruniga and Sig Vilagi who were both in their 90's at the time. Harold says to Sig, "I'm thinking of selling Bingo,(His last FC-AFC) I...
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    Do all you guys that consider it handling on a...

    Do all you guys that consider it handling on a mark also drop all the derby dogs whose handler blows a come-in whistle after the dog picks up the bird? Just trying to understand.
  3. (IL) FC AFC Stinger X Journey (NAFC FC Tubb daughter)

    Black Litter born 6/16/2020 (2 males and 5 females)
    FC AFC B. Bumble (Stinger)
    Hips: LR-198566G32M-VPI (Good)
    Elbows: LR-EL55212M32-VPI (Normal)
    Eyes: LR-EYE1997/46M-VPI (OFA)
    CNM: Clear
    EIC:...
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    look at his 3/24/2020 press conference. there...

    look at his 3/24/2020 press conference.

    there are numerous problems with his "facts"
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    What you describe is commonly called a delayed...

    What you describe is commonly called a delayed triple. Judges are not allowed to determine the order of retrieves.

    Otherwise it's legal.
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    I agree that it has become ambiguous in its...

    I agree that it has become ambiguous in its interpretation by some. We are missing the legislative history and intent of the original rule change.
    I don't like that the typical interrupted triple...
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    I started running AKC hunt tests in 1991, and...

    I started running AKC hunt tests in 1991, and judging them in 1999.

    In AKC hunt tests Walkups are supposed to be a "surprise" bird; and test of the dog's steadyness. The maximum distance is 45...
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    tune up drills

    tune up drills
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    Try Again! Dr. Cropper had both her FC and AFC...

    Try Again! Dr. Cropper had both her FC and AFC titles before she won!
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    Congrats again! Pretty good, especially knowing...

    Congrats again! Pretty good, especially knowing that the 3 dogs that placed higher are all running the 2019 Nat'l Am!
  11. I got a wash down kit like this and hooked it up...

    I got a wash down kit like this and hooked it up to the water tank on my dog truck for pressurized water.
    ...
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    Poll: 2 live birds should be enough! especially with...

    2 live birds should be enough! especially with proper care and common sense on their handling.
    We just don't need any more rules!
    I agree with Paul, the judges make a huge difference! While...
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    Those are the FT rules. The Ht rules only allows...

    Those are the FT rules. The Ht rules only allows for an "Owner-Handler Qualifying" to be run in conjunction with a hunt test that also has a Master stake, not even a regular Qual. ;)
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    [QUOTE=Steve Shaver;2152276] Are you sure they...

    Are you sure they aren't having 2 separate AKC events, a Derby/Qual field trial and an AKC hunt test on the same weekend.;)
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    when lining a dog up, I use the snap of the...

    when lining a dog up, I use the snap of the fingers, as a non-verbal or suttle "heel". just like the tap of the leg is a non-verbal/suttle "here".
  16. Thread: Nfl 2018

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    This video may make you feel a little better...

    This video may make you feel a little better about the New England Patriots.

    The Ericksons are close family friends. Adam was born with Downs syndrome and has dealt with numerous Health issues...
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    Not even filibuster proof.;)

    Not even filibuster proof.;)
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    Isis were in Syria and Iraq; It's the Taliban in...

    Isis were in Syria and Iraq; It's the Taliban in Afghanistan! Nice Try! Thanks for playing;)
  19. Thread: Poison Birds

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    IMO Poison birds and interrupted marks are much...

    IMO Poison birds and interrupted marks are much more common in Master tests today than they were 15-20 years ago; everything else is less common. It's probably been 20 years since I've seen a true...
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    IMO walking baseball would be a perfect drill for...

    IMO walking baseball would be a perfect drill for fixing this this, you can make the over casts as long as you want.

    You definitely need to get this fixed before moving on to running cold blinds,
  21. I really liked that 1st series retired, (maybe...

    I really liked that 1st series retired, (maybe because I threw it during setup and knew just how hard it was.;)), it held up well all day. FYI the setup crew were guessing 20-30 handles on that...
  22. Yes, More please.

    Yes, More please.
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    Are you part of the Rick and Bubba radio show? ...

    Are you part of the Rick and Bubba radio show? Just kidding, I know you aren't But it was Pretty funny listening to them while I was in Alabama this spring.
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    I agree with Bill. They're called "wipe out"...

    I agree with Bill.

    They're called "wipe out" or "eraser birds" birds for a reason. Because they erase the dog's memory of the other bird(s). And IMO it's NOT because the memory birds are hard to...
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    The dog is out for being "out of control". just...

    The dog is out for being "out of control". just because the judges call no-bird and are awarding a re-run, does not mean the judging stops.

    When the handler of a dog under judgment is ordered by...
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