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First off, a disclaimer: there is no hidden agenda here.

Given a hundred talented dogs with decent handlers. How many would reach the FC title? How many dogs do most people have between FC’s? Do most people FC with their first or second.

I was talking with some training buddies and these questions came up, so I thought I’d throw it out there.

Like I said, no hidden agenda. Just curious as to what the field trial people thought.

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I don't think it'll be one in ten with good breeding.

BTW, that's my usual knee jerk answer.
 

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I have to say, I am very impressed when I hear of litter mates or siblings making it.

After all, they are reared, raised through so many stages, and trained by different trainers and owners.
 

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To title any dog in FTs is very special -- and what all of us in that game are hoping for -- whether 1 in 100 or 1 in 10 or even 1 in a million, I hope one day to have a dog earn enough points for a FC or AFC (FTCH or AFTCH here in Canada) -- maybe my current BLM Maxx will prove to be the "one"
 

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How impressive would it be for an amateur to breed, train, and handle their own pup to at least a QAA? Not to mention an AFC/or FC. I think that would be cool.
 

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David Maddox said:
How impressive would it be for an amateur to breed, train, and handle their own pup to at least a QAA? Not to mention an AFC/or FC. I think that would be cool.
AFC Jaybar's Click On "Surge"
http://jaybar.com/surgepedigree.htm#Surge_

Breeder, owner, trainer and handler Jerry & Barb Younglove
 

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WOW, that is awesome!!! GOOD LOOKING BOYS TOO!!!
 

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Surge is an amazing dog -- I've got a half brother (also out of Click and linebred to Sky Watch Radar too) that I'm hoping to title one day
 

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Have talked to a number of people about this as well. Most of them agreed that the dog they got farthest with was their first dog. I think all that enthusiasm and thirst to learn translates into a better trained dog. Not only that, but the dog would have to be very forgiving after all the mistakes the average newbie makes. :lol: It was that way with us. Our guy didn't get any FC title, but he went further than any dog we've had since. Who knows where he would have gone if we hadn't lost him so young.

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I know - sorry Lainee! :)
 
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