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AKC MH Test/Diversion/Poison Bird Scoring

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In an AKC Master HT, how would the following scenario be scored: While enroute to a Blind, a diversion bird is launched, becomes a poison bird. Handler successfully gets dog to Blind. Dog returns and is launched to pick up diversion bird (understood you can handle on a diversion bird), handler gets dog to bird.

My question is in regards to scoring as per the categories on the judges sheet. Since this was a blind, are the same factors considered in picking up the diversion? Does the scoring only reflect results as per the blind or are the categories "averaged" in on the pick up of the diversion bird as to scoring the Blind?

If dog scored a 9 on the Blind, then got goofy/sloppy on the diversion pick up, is that affecting the score on the Blind? Is the diversion pick up being scored on it's own for Style/Perseverance/Trainability?
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In my mind the diversion is suction for the blind and has no bearing other than that. Though as you stated that the dog got squirly on the diversion might in the judges mind constitute a mark down for trainability.
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