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I've seen several state that their facilities "were designed by" or "are an exact replica" of Rex Carr's personal grounds. Just curious what the design entails. Anyone have any info or pictures? More curious then anything else...
 

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I have the diagrams that Bill Schrader (giving to Bill by Mr Carr)let me use to copy. They are crazy how everything is detailed, I mean everything! We are building the Soupy pond this Fall.

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Soupy's Pond was built after Super Chief won his first National. Auggie Belmont gave Rex a 6 wheeled amphibious vehicle but Rex told Auggie he would rather have a new training pond. Rex designed and laid out the pond which was built with a bulldozer in minimum time. Soupy's Pond was Judy's favorite, lots of places to throw from point to point or point to island. Some great dogs were trained there.
 

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It's important to note that CL2 was not a single pond or lake, but rather a series of ponds connected by locks. He could drain any one of them to clean things up, or to alter them. Refilling was made easy by having located the water directly downhill from an irrigated dairy farm pasture, so he got all the run-off. Smart guy!



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Rex's innovatiave ideas were also evident in the pond he designed for Ken Cory on his property near Sacramento. Although, this pond was withing five miles of the original Reibar kennels and we trained there on a daily basis, i have no pictures of that pond. Was wondering if anyone a little more creative than myself perhaps would have one. if so, please post it on the site.
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David Crow who was also one of Rex's clients had his engineers try and recreate CL2 at his property in Louisiana
 

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David Crow who was also one of Rex's clients had his engineers try and recreate CL2 at his property in Louisiana
I'm relatively certain the Crows never had dogs with Rex, John Honore was their trainer. Their property in Shreveport was nice but nothing like CL-2. Farmer recreated the ponds at his place in Huntsville (sold several years ago when he moved to Anderson) using aerial photographs as a blueprint. Scott Carruth used Farmer's plans to build the ponds at Pin Oak in Ravenna TX.
 

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I'm relatively certain the Crows never had dogs with Rex, John Honore was their trainer. Their property in Shreveport was nice but nothing like CL-2. Farmer recreated the ponds at his place in Huntsville (sold several years ago when he moved to Anderson) using aerial photographs as a blueprint. Scott Carruth used Farmer's plans to build the ponds at Pin Oak in Ravenna TX.
I am just going off what Mr Crow told Clint and I...he was always nice to me , but never did get an invite to the Shreveport property , he and Clint had a very unique friendship, he always seemed to take an interest in Clint and obviously when he offered to buy Judge...
 

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I am just going off what Mr Crow told Clint and I...he was always nice to me , but never did get an invite to the Shreveport property , he and Clint had a very unique friendship, he always seemed to take an interest in Clint and obviously when he offered to buy Judge...
Then he undoubtedly had dogs with Rex but that predated me and my knowledge of their dogs.
 

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Does anyone know what became of the Shreveport property?
Dave and Sissy Stone ran a boarding kennel there for a number of years but I believe the property was sold years ago. It is in an industrial area on the west side of town south of IH 20.
 

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Dave and Sissy Stone ran a boarding kennel there for a number of years but I believe the property was sold years ago. It is in an industrial area on the west side of town south of IH 20.
I'm in the Shreveport/Bossier club and never heard anyone mention it. It must have been filled in or otherwise eliminated. I would assume we would be trying to get access if it still existed.
 

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I'm in the Shreveport/Bossier club and never heard anyone mention it. It must have been filled in or otherwise eliminated. I would assume we would be trying to get access if it still existed.
I would expect that the ponds have either been filled in or would be so overgrown with trees as to be unusuable for dog training.
 

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Charles, I think I found the ponds Dr Ed mentioned. You guys in Shreveport don't know about them? Still looks usable for training but may need some work.
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Were there any manuals made showing diagrams of how Rex used CL2. I've heard stories a new line was set every 9 steps. Sure would like to gain insight on how the master used his great waterways.
 

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It's important to note that CL2 was not a single pond or lake, but rather a series of ponds connected by locks. He could drain any one of them to clean things up, or to alter them. Refilling was made easy by having located the water directly downhill from an irrigated dairy farm pasture, so he got all the run-off. Smart guy!



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WOW!That is a pond!
 

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Can someone post the address of Rex's water (so I can see it on Google Earth), please?
 
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