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HR Banshi (problem child #3) - HR Trap (male-chocolate he's "special")
That news came via MNRC update a couple of weeks ago so it will not show up on AKC site for at least 2 years if all holds true to history. Last retriever rules booklet is date 2017. I just downloaded it last week.
John Cottenham aka jacduck in many circles before the internet
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This raises a point I've tried to bring to the attention of AKC for years.
The AKC wrote and distributed a letter to clubs stating this change. Why on earth do they not send out via email the same letter to all the judges. It would take about a day to build a MS Outlook email address file of all the judges and about 10 minutes weekly to keep it current. Then, for the expense of writing the text in both letter and email formats they could send the email version to every single judge in less than 5 seconds. Some judges don't have email but the vast majority do and getting a rules change to those that do is better than not getting the change to anyone.
This was one part of a larger idea I proposed to Bill Speck and then to the Rules Advisory Committee. The main point was that the "reports" of incidents and happenings at tests could be combined in a 1-2 page "newsletter" and that could be emailed out quarterly. Again, no cost except to write the letter summarizing the reports. Emailing it would take 5 seconds. Look at the variances in judging described on this board and think about the advantage of having all thousand or so judges read an official take by AKC on an issue that was cropping up.
One of the issues in judging tests is that there are variances across the country. By providing such emails and newsletter, the AKC would be able to work against these variances. The AKC would bring positive steps to improve and standardize judging across the country.
Typically, the ideas fell on the deaf ears . . .
WRC HR Lennoxlove's Run with Wolves JH, WCX ("Cheyenne") ... still so fondly remembered
HRCh Struan's Devil's in De Tails SH, WCX ("Lucy") ... as is her daughter
SR CH Struan's Flight of Fancy JH WC ("Muse") ... gone now also
Struan's Master of the Hunt JH, WC ("Charlie") ... also gone
Struan's Just Plain Perfect ("Jane")
NSDTR/CH Struan's Driving Us Crazy JH WCI ("Daisy") ... the baby in charge
Honeyrun's Duchess of Argyll ("Socks")
Dixie ... the "spare parts" dog
I am our MNRC rep and have not seen any update from the MNRC. Please give a date the e-mail was sent to you, and are you sure this isn't just a recommendation being sent to the HTRC to be forwarded to the AKC ?
No one I have spoken with at performance events is aware of any change.
Never trust a dog to watch your food!
As shown on my post above, it is on the AKC website. Click on the link above.