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I just got my RFTN yesterday. It listed some statistics from 2006. Is that info correct?!?!?!?!? It showed over 15,000 running in Open alone. I was astounded. Just because we have all been watching the Westminster pageant, it raised the question for me, how many dogs compete in the bench venues? I cant believe that there are that many field trialers out there, not to mention the hunt testers, and the ones in the show ring are considered the bench mark for the retriever breeds. Does anyone here know the numbers for the dog show world? Just curious.
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I have not received my RFTN yet, but I think 15,000 is the total number of Open dogs entered in all trials. Meaning many dogs run 15-24 trials/year and are thus counted multiple times.
 

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I'd be very surprised to find that more than 2500 are being actively campaigned in All of the FT stakes combined.

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The average for dogs placing is 10+ trials per year. divide 15K by 10+ & you would get less than 1500 dogs entering.
 

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Could be the same 100 dogs running the same 75 Opens and Amateurs! :wink:
 

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Ok, I see where the 15,000 # came from. But is there any way to determine how many dogs are involved in FT altogether, (not just placing)? I am really curious now to see how the number of FT'ers compare to show dogs.
 

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I suspect that John's estimate of 2500 dogs might be close, though maybe a little high, then consider the number of people who own and run multiple dogs, the number of people who participate becomes rather small

as an example in our Spring '06 trial there were 130 total entries, 96 total dogs and 60 owners

I would venture to estimate that 1000 +/- people are involved as owners of retriever field trial dogs
 

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EdA said:
I would venture to estimate that 1000 +/- people are involved as owners of retriever field trial dogs
That doesn't seem like a lot, especially compared to the number of pups that hit the market every year. I wonder what percentage of FT bred dogs end up in FT homes every year.
 

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EdA said:
I would venture to estimate that 1000 +/- people are involved as owners of retriever field trial dogs
That means there are 999 folks who strive for social acceptance through dogs..........................

And 1 who doesn't give a chiat. :wink:
 

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Buzz said:
I wonder what percentage of FT bred dogs end up in FT homes every year.
a more interesting statistic would be

1. what percentage of field trial bred dogs end up competing in field trials

2. what percentage of those dogs that compete achieve FC &/or AFC
 

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EdA said:
Buzz said:
I wonder what percentage of FT bred dogs end up in FT homes every year.
a more interesting statistic would be

1. what percentage of field trial bred dogs end up competing in field trials

2. what percentage of those dogs that compete achieve FC &/or AFC
I would love to see the stats for #2
 

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My guess for #2 would be about 1 in 10,000.
 

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Seems like I remember that about 50-55 dogs become FCs each year and and 30-35 dogs become AFCs each year....don't recall where I read that, but I'm pretty sure I did.....FWIW.....

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According to the link provided by T. Mac for 2005...

Retrievers (Chesapeake Bay) JH 94 SH 31 MH 14 FC 1 AFC 2
Retrievers (Curly-Coated) JH 1 SH 1 MH 1
Retrievers (Flat-Coated) JH 69 SH 24 MH 11
Retrievers (Golden) JH 260 SH 95 MH 50 FC 1 AFC 2
Retrievers (Labrador) JH 1,462 SH 685 MH 413 FC 58 AFC 42
Retrievers (Nova Scotia) JH 14 SH 2 MH2
Sorry for the lack of formatting...

FOM
 

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Good point.....the number of different dogs would be lower....close to my original numbers.....I guess that's why I heard them.....

Oh well............. 8) ...............I hate when I see "reality" like this......sure takes some of the JAZZ out of the pursuit of the title......the distance to achieving it, I mean....... :? .........................

Good thing the people and the pursuit ARE the JAZZ! :wink:

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