Not that I'm there, but yes... I can't imagine the judges doing anything different.Chad Wilson said:I assume you return to the original mat to run your marks?
Let me know how the Dogs do Franco
John, don't forget that is 75% after two series. The land blind then the land marks. It's a little after 3pm on Saturday and they are running the water blind. I don't know where they are with it. I should get a call after my dog runs the water blind. I don't know how many that got dropped had the opportunity to run the marks. I would imagine it was high percentage that got a shot at the marks because of the 6.4 dogs per hour. I saw a 110 dog Open Spring before last in Memphis end at 2:30pm on a Saturday afternoon. I'm not second-guessing the judges because it was the club that failed to use the Restricted tool.john fallon said:Mr B,
Thats a 25% pass rate, which means that 75% of the dogs FAILED the test . If that % holds it will be Noon on the second day of a three day event with 24 dogs back for the water blind.:roll:
How many dogs out of 64 got to run the Marks/Failed the blind?
I had the same conversation with a buddy of mine in Mississippi earlier today. There was no way my three year old was going to swim 10 feet downwind of a pile of duck on the water blind. Once he got a snoot full of mallards and saw them laying there, he was gone! If they had thrown a poison bird in the same spot I think we would have been OK. He knows not to get a thrown poison bird. There was a cold honor before the water blind. Those are some nice dogs that placed and there were a bunch of nice dogs that didn't make it through the land marks.Angie B said:It was a aged Open dog test.... Purely mechanical...... From the sound of it, it was "mean"!!!!
All the placements went to dogs over 6 years of age.
Hell they never got to the land marks,,,,,,,,,,,, If your blind was a little loose, it was "seeee Yaaa". To me that's not even close to being fair..... Sets my teeth on edge and makes my blood boil..........Those are some nice dogs that placed and there were a bunch of nice dogs that didn't make it through the land marks.
I heard Ledford as well as some others gave the judges hell. Especially after it happen to a local dog too. That's just not fair.kip said:and he had a good trial going.