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    Long time dispute. Practically speaking, I think...

    Long time dispute. Practically speaking, I think a big chunk of judges evaluate the quality of the line to the bird - and not the overall quality of the mark. I think this is because those judges...
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    I gave away my Solvit to my brother. It works,...

    I gave away my Solvit to my brother. It works, but is clunky. The Canvasworks ramp is well made and light. I have 4-5 years on mine. Bulletproof
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    I get my puppies in the water as soon as I can. ...

    I get my puppies in the water as soon as I can. In the summer, I take them out in my kayak. They sit with me in the kayak and watch the big dogs swim alongside. Before too long they jump in. If...
  4. What is registered - as opposed to - call name?

    What is registered - as opposed to - call name?
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    It depends. There are many factors in the...

    It depends. There are many factors in the decision.

    1. Strength of pedigree
    2. Strength of performance of offspring
    - It is rare that a dam has produced titled offspring and is still being...
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    Ghilie Blanket, not suit And yes, we ran from...

    Ghilie Blanket, not suit

    And yes, we ran from a mound. The birds in the picture were pretty snug.
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    Here is a first series in a Qualifying that I...

    Here is a first series in a Qualifying that I just ran

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    Middle retired shot first (250). Retired under Ghilie blanket
    Second bird (175)
    Flyer (not in picture) at say 3 o'clock. (150)
    No...
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    ​Start it up, Steve!

    ​Start it up, Steve!
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    I stopped picking puppies and started letting the...

    I stopped picking puppies and started letting the breeder pick mine. As for personality, if you want to succeed in FT, you need a compliant dog. I will leave it at that
  10. You should track down Linda Browne. Rugby was a...

    You should track down Linda Browne. Rugby was a fabulous animal
  11. Renee I have two East Coast Crate Company...

    Renee

    I have two East Coast Crate Company Aluminum Crates, that I probably purchased in 1985. Extremely well built and in great shape. I haven't used them since 1990 or so. Dimensions 24" inch...
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    Mostly, I judge the Open. I judged a Qualifying...

    Mostly, I judge the Open. I judged a Qualifying last year and if my memory serves me right, we had a land double - one retired and a water double - one retired.

    Why? In large part, the dogs are...
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    The problem is that the dogs just keep getting...

    The problem is that the dogs just keep getting better. And a good portion of the dogs in the Q are run by pros.

    So, you can say that the tests need to be less complicated - and I get that. You...
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    I ran 2 qualifying stakes this Spring. In the...

    I ran 2 qualifying stakes this Spring. In the first, we had two triples - each with a retired gun. In the second, the land marks had a retired gun. The water marks did not
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    ​Tie a black or a white streamer to your duck

    ​Tie a black or a white streamer to your duck
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    In my opinion, great desire alone is insufficient

    In my opinion, great desire alone is insufficient
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    A very good mark has numerous decision points...

    A very good mark has numerous decision points along the way
    - Angle the road
    - Hold the side hill
    - Fight the wind
    - Slide tight past an exposed gun
    - Catch a sliver of water, cover, etc
    ...
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    Ed Remember the dinner we had with Dan and...

    Ed

    Remember the dinner we had with Dan and Bill when Bullet was approaching 80 derby points? I agree with you. He was an exceptional dog. Great.
    I never saw Tubb run until I judged the Open...
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    A great performer may not be a great producer. ...

    A great performer may not be a great producer. With an older pedigree, you have more history available to consider. You know more about what worked, what didn't work, performance qualities, and...
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    Jennifer As for school blinds, I know of...

    Jennifer

    As for school blinds, I know of two primary schools of thought. One swears by them. The other curses them. I think for a young dog, you create confidence and momentum - that is, the...
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    They are simply getting a test in the books. ...

    They are simply getting a test in the books. They need to stop early today for the workers' party. Tomorrow they will move to new grounds and have a big time land quad.
  22. Thread: 2019 narc

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    The drops include pickups. I am told that there...

    The drops include pickups. I am told that there were multiple no-go's on the blinds. No explanation why
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    The rumor I am hearing is that 25 dogs will be...

    The rumor I am hearing is that 25 dogs will be dropped.
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    My point is not that the "Mythical Amateur" does...

    My point is not that the "Mythical Amateur" does not exist, but that they are exceedingly rare. Take a look at the 130 dogs entered in the 2019 NARC and see how many fit the bill.
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    My condolences, Wayne.

    My condolences, Wayne.
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