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    This weather pattern is killing me. Very calm early in the morning and this morning a heavy dew. It was about 8:45 before the dew burnt off. There wasn't even a hint of a breeze until about 9:30. Rowdy ran good direct lines to the area of fall today, no silliness. Front footed two marks but I had to handle on two marks. Got to the area of fall but couldn't pick up a breeze at all. Plus poor scent conditions with dew in heavy cover.
    9:30 is about when it gets to be 85 degrees which is my quitting point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Nutt View Post
    This weather pattern is killing me. Very calm early in the morning and this morning a heavy dew. It was about 8:45 before the dew burnt off. There wasn't even a hint of a breeze until about 9:30. Rowdy ran good direct lines to the area of fall today, no silliness. Front footed two marks but I had to handle on two marks. Got to the area of fall but couldn't pick up a breeze at all. Plus poor scent conditions with dew in heavy cover.
    9:30 is about when it gets to be 85 degrees which is my quitting point.
    Sure wish I never trained when the temperature exceeded 85, if I did I would be severely restricted in training opportunities in July, August, and early September.

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    More Q information. Just ran a Q with:

    Land Triple, one bird retired.
    Followed with a 300+ yard land blind, under the arc of the middle mark.

    Last series, triple, one retired. Go bird 5 yards on your left thrown into the water. (2 running dog broke, 1 running dog - on honor - broke shortly afterwards
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Shih View Post
    More Q information. Just ran a Q with:

    Land Triple, one bird retired.
    Followed with a 300+ yard land blind, under the arc of the middle mark.

    Last series, triple, one retired. Go bird 5 yards on your left thrown into the water. (2 running dog broke, 1 running dog - on honor - broke shortly afterwards
    OUCH! Seems excessive, especially with an Honor involved. How did your dog fare, Ted?- Paul
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    2d and RJ I think. Or a week later 2d and J.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Shih View Post
    More Q information. Just ran a Q with:

    Land Triple, one bird retired.
    Followed with a 300+ yard land blind, under the arc of the middle mark.

    Last series, triple, one retired. Go bird 5 yards on your left thrown into the water. (2 running dog broke, 1 running dog - on honor - broke shortly afterwards
    5 yard splash go bird in the 4th series of a Q?????
    I'm surprised more (all)dogs didn't break

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    I was always taught a breaking bird is a waste of a mark but sounds like that is popular in hunt tests too.
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    Ted, Was the Q with 30+ dogs more difficult than the one with only 14 dogs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Nutt View Post
    2d and RJ I think. Or a week later 2d and J.
    Wasnt the one with the 2nd & Jam, I'm training with one of the judges of that one and he said his last series did not have a bird in the water and the closest bird was 75 to a hundred yards away.
    Sounds like Ted's got a nice young up-and-comer as that dog won the Q at the Woman's Trial in the next trial it ran AND also finished and got a jam in the Am.

    Good job Ted sounds like he got another nice one coming on.
    Enjoy the ride!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Nutt View Post
    Ted, Was the Q with 30+ dogs more difficult than the one with only 14 dogs?
    I can't speak to the difficulty level of the marks but the callbacks in the 14 dog qual were probably more generous (or should have been) than the callbacks in the 30 dog qual.
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