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# of dogs running FT

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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.
Meaningless trivia regards.......
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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:
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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