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Congratulations to FC Watermark's Texas Welcome owned by Mary Tatum and John Broucek, handled by John on winning the SRS in Tenn today. This was Howdy's first SRS event.

I have no other information but happened to be on the phone with Mary when John called.

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If every event comes down to starting from scratch in the last series. And the last series is always an all-age "type" scenario, then it only makes sense...

Is the all-age scenario always the last one? If so, then they need to start combining scores IF they're REALLY looking for the best ALL-AROUND dog.

CONGRATS to Howdy, though. And I watched the next series of the one Danny won. It's really fun to watch.

I must say that -- not to hijack the thread -- Joel Porter's dog looks like a SUPER nice dog. I was really impressed. He looked great on the line, did a super job on the blind and did nice work of the two short birds in the test. How can you expect an HRCH to go 400 yards if he hasn't been trained that way? So my hats off to Joel, I really like his dog just from the looks of what I saw on TV.

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not trying to argue but you said how do you expect an hrch to do a 400 yard blind?anyone who enters the SRS should know to be prepared for test like that anf FT like setups and distances.I bet he is a great do and know that most of the dogs running are great animals and congrats to them all.
 
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fowl hunter said:
not trying to argue but you said how do you expect an hrch to do a 400 yard blind?anyone who enters the SRS should know to be prepared for test like that anf FT like setups and distances.I bet he is a great do and know that most of the dogs running are great animals and congrats to them all.
I'm saying this... From the COMMENTARY -- NOT from me -- the commentator said that Danny didn't do so hot in the first couple of series.

NOW, before I go further, I am NOT discrediting any of the dogs that have won at ANY time.

All I'm saying is... If they're looking for the best ALL AROUND dog, then it's unfair to trash all the earlier scores and put everyone on a level playing field at the ALL-AGE series.

Does that make sense? So the dogs average out. They may be stronger in one than in the other, so be it. Just like Joel's dog (according to the COMMENTARY) isn't trained for all-age (the commentary has been wrong about a few things including one of my clients running the dock event, but it's still good stuff), so the all-age dogs MAY NOT be trained for hunting dogs. And then the dogs that are trained for both MAY be rewarded for being best ALL-AROUND.

I really really enjoy watching the event. I'm 'studying' because I want to try to go to one next year if I can fit it in. I hadn't watched it before this past few weeks. Just saw a little online. It's a whole different can of worms, like Danny said as far as trying to get used to a different set of rules. I'm sure he felt odd handling on two out of three birds in the last series and I bet the dog would have hunted up that long bird really nicely if left on his own. But the rules don't reward that and the handle appeared to be properly placed. Anyway, this is stuff I'm trying to figure out...

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Ga Woodrow said:
Was the last series that Farmer won an All Age setup??
No it was a hunting scenario
 
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Dman said:
Ga Woodrow said:
Was the last series that Farmer won an All Age setup??
No it was a hunting scenario
what are they showing on TV right now? I thought that was the last series?

If not, I APOLOGIZE PROFUSELY for saying it was. I thought they were just showing the finals?

the series we watched today, they were going to televise a total of 12 dogs. They showed six "today" (I think I taped it Friday) and they're showing the remainder next week.

The series was a big punch bird land triple with the two outside birds at 140 yards and the middle bird at 400 yards over a ditch/creek, through a ton of cover en route and up a hill. It was a poison bird triple. after it was thrown, they had to run a 50 yard blind where the line was over a pile of sticks...

Wasn't this the last series?

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if there were 12 dogs left then that would be the NEXT to last series......only 5 dogs make it to the final series and it was a pure hunting scenario in the woods I believe.

But Farmer and Jack did smoke the field in that AA setup in the semi's.
 

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congrats

I talked to John and he was really excited about the win. This was his first SRS event.

Could not have happended to a better guy!!!!
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wesley hamm said:
if there were 12 dogs left then that would be the NEXT to last series......only 5 dogs make it to the final series and it was a pure hunting scenario in the woods I believe.

But Farmer and Jack did smoke the field in that AA setup in the semi's.
Ah, see how little I know... :oops: :oops: THANKS!
 

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Congrats to Howdy, John and Mary!!! Funny that at training this morning we were wondering how John and Howdy did????

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Congratulations John

:D A FT dog with an Excellent HANDLER won and really made me glad to have John as a friend. Way to go my friend !!!!!!!! :D
 

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The last series today was about a huntin' series as you can get. Shooter and handler both in lay down blinds. Dog is in a dog blind, and can't come out without penalty (see Lyle). It was a great test, and definetely a memory tester with 5 marks.

Good stuff!
 

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Way to go John!!! John is as good a dog person as you can find, and his generosity in sharing his knowledge, especially to dummies like me has greatly influenced the retriever community in E. TN. It couldn't happen to a better person.
 
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