I know test to test, judge to judge varies, but what is your general perception. Thanks.
"Leave them as simple as possible?" You believe that there are no meat at all on JH marks? Not where we run.SamLab1 said:I voted for meatier marks and obedience but I'm really concerned by the number of people that want a JH to be an OB event and leave the marks as simple as possible.
At first I agreed, but now I am no so sure.SamLab1 said:At the last Judges seminar I attended Milton said a JH should be able to run any MH mark as a single except for the cheaty stuff. I agreed with him. What do you think?
I rather doubt that HT will turn out obedience dogs. Requiring more line manners as already written into the standard does not detract from retrieving ability. It enhances it. Ever been to a field trial? I rest my case.I'm just trying to say our main goal is to produce retrievers not OB dogs.
Although I agree with some of LVL statements, I would be very unhappy entering a young dog in either a walkup OR an unrestrained junior stake. What a way to start out the dog's career with the opportunity to break! I agree with more obedience (so that there are not emergency room visits for dislocated shoulders etc), but I surely do not want to "test" the young dog on steadiness in a hunt test situation.Lisa Van Loo said:we could legitimately put walkups back into the Junior.