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...