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I am new to all of this retriever testing. I want to run my dog but I am still trying to figure everything out. I don't fully understand the differences and similarities. I have never ran a dog in a test before. I have ran a simulated hrc hunt test to get the understanding of everything but it will take a little bit to learn all the ins and outs.

At this point in time I am 99% sure I could pass HRC Seasoned and in a couple months probably pass finished.

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HRC - requires UKC Registration?
AKC Hunt
AKC Field
Derby?
All Age Open?
and I am pretty sure I am missing a few.

I have considered joining one of the local retriever clubs in the area but the closes one is about 1.5hrs from me.

Any information would be great.

Thanks

CJ
 

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kcduckslayer said:
I am new to all of this retriever testing. I want to run my dog but I am still trying to figure everything out. I don't fully understand the differences and similarities. I have never ran a dog in a test before. I have ran a simulated hrc hunt test to get the understanding of everything but it will take a little bit to learn all the ins and outs.

At this point in time I am 99% sure I could pass HRC Seasoned and in a couple months probably pass finished.

There is

HRC - requires UKC Registration?
AKC Hunt
AKC Field
Derby?
All Age Open?
and I am pretty sure I am missing a few.

I have considered joining one of the local retriever clubs in the area but the closes one is about 1.5hrs from me.

Any information would be great.

Thanks

CJ

CJ...Contact Bur Oak on this BB. Gordy is the president of the KCHRC. I'm guessing you live in the Kansas City area? from your BB name.

I'm in hopes my leg will heal before the end of April, so I can judge their hunt test.

Only an hour and a half away is almost like being there. I'm president of a club that headquarters 3 hours from my home, and our membership ranges from 40 to 240 miles away.

BTW, you don't need UKC registration to 'enter' one of the HRC tests. It will cost a little more for the entry, but you can run first, and then register with UKC so your points will be recorded.

Good Luck,

UB
 

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1.5 HOURS AWAY :shock: :shock: :shock:

That is like in your backyard :!: :!:

Just drove home 7 hours from a test regards
 

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I saw Gordy a couple weeks ago at kchrc simulated hunt test. Hes a real good guy.

I know 1.5hrs isnt that far to travel, but when your training club is that far away justs kinda sucks. But I will probably join regardless.

So I dont need to register for UKC? What are the draw backs?
 

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I saw Gordy a couple weeks ago at kchrc simulated hunt test. Hes a real good guy.

I know 1.5hrs isnt that far to travel, but when your training club is that far away justs kinda sucks. But I will probably join regardless.

So I dont need to register for UKC? What are the draw backs?
I'll try this again, although I'll prolly not be able to duplicate the last brilliant post that went into the great recycle bin. :roll:

If you enter an HRC test and get points, they won't count towards an HR or HRCH title until you are registered with UKC. I doesn't keep you from running any test you can get in, and it only costs a few bucks more to enter as a non-member. It's stated on the premium.

My previous post cautioned you about entering a level you 'think' your dog is qualified to pass. As many before you have discovered, you may be surprised by not knowing the dog that comes out of your kennel.

For your first time out, I'd suggest trying started. If you are completely confident in your dogs staunchness, you can shoot the gun yourself, with your dog off lead. The first two started passes accrue points toward the HR and HRCH titles, so you aren't losing much.

Good luck with whatever you choose.

UB
 
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