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What are most of the qual's consisting of as far as a test. I have seen alot of complex quads and a few blinds but nothing close to preparing you for the open?
 

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JD said:
What are most of the qual's consisting of as far as a test. I have seen alot of complex quads and a few blinds but nothing close to preparing you for the open?
Quals aren't designed to prepare you for the Open or at least I don't think they are - could be wrong.

But what about QAA status you ask? Well it is more of a gauge in my mind rather than a line drawn in the sand. It gives you a good indication that the dog is almost ready for the Open, but doesn't tell you whether or not he is ready to make it to the end of an Open......as my Pro says to me very often : "Bullet can do the Open setups, the question remains just how well he can do it." ;)

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Side note: I've only seen a quad in Qual once.....and the 4th bird added nothing to the setup except time and resource hogging.

Most marking series have been triples with a retired gun and the blinds have ranged from basic skills to harder then AA blinds - I've also noted it seems the difficulty of the blinds depends on the "answers" achieved in the land marks, then on the land blind, etc....

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FOM said:
Side note: I've only seen a quad in Qual once.....and the 4th bird added nothing to the setup except time and resource hogging.
That could be said of most of the quads I've seen in all-age stakes. :wink:
 

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IMHO quals are for evaluating the early concepts of what an all-age dog is about. For example one retired gun vs multiple as seen in an all-age, blinds with less factors and less complicated factors to see if a dog will line/handle thru.
This is not always easy since until about 1/2 way through the first series you don't really know if you have an entry that is all-age caliber or can barely count to 3.

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Doug Main said:
FOM said:
Side note: I've only seen a quad in Qual once.....and the 4th bird added nothing to the setup except time and resource hogging.
That could be said of most of the quads I've seen in all-age stakes. :wink:
Dr. Ed's water quad this past weekend got answers no doubt - 4 birds that worked together in such a way that the cream rose to the top!

Damn Proud Of My Double Handled Dog Regards,

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Lainee wrote:
Dr. Ed's water quad this past weekend got answers no doubt - 4 birds that worked together in such a way that the cream rose to the top!
Ease up there girl....that won't get you a discount at Doc Ed's clinic....hell, I sent my wife in to flirt with him and he still charged me the same :lol:
 

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Mike Noel said:
Lainee wrote:
Dr. Ed's water quad this past weekend got answers no doubt - 4 birds that worked together in such a way that the cream rose to the top!
Ease up there girl....that won't get you a discount at Doc Ed's clinic....hell, I sent my wife in to flirt with him and he still charged me the same :lol:
Hey I went home with my tail between my legs, I wouldn't call that sucking up ;) I think only 2 dogs did not handle on that setup.....

Lainee, Flash and Bullet
 
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