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How do you judge this?

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Master test. Triple on land. blind up the middle. Orange stake to give you point of reference. Handlers are told to handle to the orange stake. at that point there has been a trail dragged aprox 10-12 feet off to the left of the orange stake. Handlers are told that once you get to the orange stake to release your dog to trail the cripple. You can say fetch it up, hunt it up, ect.

My question as a judge. is say I handle to the stake great 2 cast and I am on it. I have a 8-9. I have sat my dog and said fetch it up. and the dog goes wild. does not pick up on the trail and is all over the place, now I have to handle back to the area, and to the actual bird.

I watched 40+ dogs run this blind. And I don't think 2 dogs did the same thing. There where handlers that handled directly to the bird. some dogs would not release on hunt it up and had to be casted over, ect.

So with out a standard to score by, how would you judge?
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Here's another question: Would that be legal in an HRC Finished test? HPW
Debthomas said:
how would you judge?
I would judge this to be a "pet test" dreamed up to be cute.
This is not only an Anti-training test but and test that demands no control on a required retrieve that is to evaluate control.
If they wanted to play around with trailing they should at least have done it on a mark where natural abilities are supposed to be scored.

How far away from the line was the blind stick?
The stick was i guess 60-75 yds.

Thanks everyone for the imput. I thought I was on the right track along with the rest of the flight but, just thought I would ask and see if anyone else had ever heard of this before. I agree that on a mark it would be a whole different ballgame.
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