Would not participate
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Training is not science, it is art. A blend of this, a measure of that, a deep breath at the appropriate moment and always a loving touch.
NMH GMH GMHR-V HRCH-UH Dakota Creek's Royal Navigator MH (AKC & CKC)
HRCH-UH MHR-I Dakota Creek's Royal Gem MH
HRCH-UH WR Dakota Creek's Wreaking Havoc SH
Dakota Creek's Cute As A Bug WC
MHR Pine Acre's Dakota Sand Creek SH WCI (2003-2017)
A new test that a small % can run screwing things up for the 60 who could get in the MH test. I would doubt many club members would back such an idea.
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It is entirely up to each individual club. Many clubs only host a Senior/Junior event because the club resources are small.
Some clubs offer a large event in the spring to raise money, and then follow up in the Fall with a small event that includes stakes that current working club members are running ie: a 90 dog Master/double Junior/Senior in the Spring and a Senior/Junior in the Fall.
This stake could be another option for the clubs who choose to offer an O/H Qual. The clubs should have a wide range of options to reward members for their hard work.
"IF" the MHX is ever approved by the AKC it could be used as an option to control entries much the same way FTs can control their Open entry with a Restricted, Special, or Limited. How a MHX placement /ranking / completion is tabulated for titles and Nationals eligibilities will need to be determined.
IMHO it maybe a good option for some clubs but not for most, same as the various Opens in FTs.
You order a Lab; ask a Golden; but negotiate with a Chesapeake!
For the breeders....
What do you think it (MHX) will do to the prestige of the Master Hunter title?
Do you think shoppers will only consider a MHX? Will that be the new demand?
It is far easier to spit on the work of others than it is to produce something better yourself.
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HR Calypso Zoomin Loosies Mad Hader (Maddi) We loved you baby. R.I.P.
HRCH FlatLanders Broken Pistol Ricochet MH (Flinch)
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Yes; the 'shoppers' who think that they can buy what was trained into the MHX dogs will do just that.
Nothing new here. It's been going on for a long time in all of the Retriever games.
On another note, this type of venue has already been tried. Anyone remember NFRA (National Field Retriever Association)? I know you do, Vicky. -Paul
there's no good reason to fatten up a retriever.