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This is just a quick plug for Canadian FTs -- the Great White North is not too far away (but heck, it's like going to whole other country, EH!!!!) -- the language is the same for the most part but money might appear a little different (a TOONIE ?!?!?) -- while we don't have flyers we do have fewer entries than most the American trials -- and the competition isn't bad either (seems I heard about some dog bred in Canada called Lean Mac -- think he won a couple of Canadian National Amateurs; might have done the same down south come to think of it) -- any way, seriously check out the National Retriever Club of Canada website, www.nrcc-canada.com for more info (results for FTs and HTs plus premium lists online)
I'd like to personally invite all American RTFers from close to Ontario to come up to the Long Point Retriever Training Club FT from June 8th to 10th -- absolutely great grounds -- great judges -- and the best TAILGATE -- hope to see a lot of you there
 

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Southwest Florida to Ontario

1,464 mi (about 23 hours 3 mins)

Maybe next year
 

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badbullgator said:
Southwest Florida to Ontario

1,464 mi (about 23 hours 3 mins)

Maybe next year
Heck, most of us do this drive just to get warm in the winter... or is to get our dogs into some water and some place to train ... after all, the water back up in Canada is kinda HARD in the winter
 

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What are the rules and regulations for transporting into and running a dog in Canada? I know humans need to have a passport now, but that's the end of my knowledge.
Suzanne B
 

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Suzanne Burr said:
What are the rules and regulations for transporting into and running a dog in Canada? I know humans need to have a passport now, but that's the end of my knowledge.
Suzanne B
Suzanne all you need is a copy of your dog’s current shot records. The main thing they want to see is a current rabies vaccine record of your dogs.
 

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What are the rules and regulations for transporting into and running a dog in Canada?
The Canadians were pretty easy going. They wanted proof of rabies and that was it. To get a dog back into the US they wanted a health certificate within 30 days of the re-entry. While I had it they never asked to look at it.

BTW, you won't need a passport to leave the US to Canada or re-enter the US by auto until December of 2007. I had my birth certificate with me in case they wanted it but both times this winter I came back into the US from Canada they were satisified with my driver's license.

I don't know anything about running a dog in the Canada. But, a lot of US citizens do it so it can't be all that hard.
 

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Thanks Guys. Don't plan to do it this year--gotta save my pennies for the Fluffy Dog Specialty, but was thinking about it for next year...dream, dream.
Suzanne B
 

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ducksoup" This is just a quick plug for Canadian FTs -- the Great White North is not too far away
Since I am already in the Great White North, I wonder how far away your trials are from the boarder (Alaska).. Maybe Howard knows.... :?:
 

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I'm considering taking a drive up to see the National in June. I think Howard (not Howard N.) should post a pic of the incredible poster he created for the event.

Hint Hint Regards-

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Better Wait till September

Miriam.....You better delay your trip till The second week of September. The Canadian open National doesn't start till then. It should be a specatular event. That part of the world is at it's best right then! Very beautiful up North in early September. I shall be there...hopefully competing.

Gar
 

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Miriam Wade said:
I'm considering taking a drive up to see the National in June. I think Howard (not Howard N.) should post a pic of the incredible poster he created for the event.
Miriam, check the date on the poster, September 9-16, not June.......
I wish I could figure out how to post it, Its a little beyond my computer abilities. Did you get the package I mailed to you?

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Well... :oops: September is better for me anyway.

Howard-no package yet, but mail hasn't come yet today. THANK YOU!! Maybe some nice RTFer would be (puhleeeeeeeasssssse!!) happy to help you post the pic of the poster :)

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Howard said:
Miriam Wade said:
I'm considering taking a drive up to see the National in June. I think Howard (not Howard N.) should post a pic of the incredible poster he created for the event.
Miriam, check the date on the poster, September 9-16, not June.......
I wish I could figure out how to post it, Its a little beyond my computer abilities. Did you get the package I mailed to you?

Howard
Here you go Howard.

 

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THANK YOU GREG!!! (caps intended) I think the poster is gorgeous regardless & I'd love to know who the Labs are on it, but...

..the Golden is Finn & it makes it extra special for me. I can always dream that he'll run a National one day!

Thanks Howard!

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Ducksoup,

Are you attending the Canadian amateur national in July?

A couple of Australians are attending. Apparently no driving to different test sites is required, as the Manitoba Gundog Association has its own large grounds?
 

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I ran my 1st Canadian trials last year. We ran 4 all age stakes finishing 3 and ended up qualified for both 07 Nationals. I thought the trials were great, clubs very organized and everything ran like clockwork. They're used to 1 or 2 day stakes so callbacks can be tough. The marking setups and blinds we encountered were typical of difficult state side Open stuff and without a flyer to work with the judges can be pretty creative. Just ask anyone who ran the Amateur at Buckeye a few weeks back under two judges from Canada. You could count on one hand the number of dogs that completed the 1st series cleanly.
I would recommend anyone from the states who hasn't run up north to try and fit a trip into their trial schedule. There are several trials in Ontario that are not too far over the border from New York, Ohio or Michigan.
Just to be on the safe side for the rabies certificate make sure shot was within 1 year. Unlike the typical 3 year vaccination in the states they require an annual one up north. I wasn't asked for anything going or coming.

Looking forward to Iron Bridge!!!!!!

Howard, what does a person need to do to receive a few of your '07 National posters?
Also who do I need to talk too so I can get my hands on a black national hat? I'd like to break one in before September! LOL
 

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I'm not planning on attending Canadian National Amateur in Manitoba -- my BLM Maxx is not at that level yet -- much as I'd like to I won't likely be there -- but ran FTs out that way years ago and had a great time -- great people and great grounds
 

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FTs start up in Ontario this weekend with Niagara Peninsula RTC's FT on May 4th to 6th at Allanburg -- looking forward to getting down on Saturday to see my BLM Maxx run in first Junior of year -- although I've got to remember to stay up wind of him while he's running
 

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We are doing 3 yr rabies vaccines up here too! I can't swear on it for Canada Customs, but many vets, including the Ontario Veterinary College are recommending 3 yr vac's.
 
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