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Keep in mind you have been fairly warned. I really want to run my yellow lab in HT events, figured I would start around the summer, but I have a question, that like I mentioned is probably going to be considered stupid by your standards. If I enter her into an AKC HT event, junior, is it just for that one day? Or is there a chance it would carry over into another day? Like for instance, its set up for a Saturday, would it then go into that Sunday or Monday.

I DON'T KNOW HOW THESE THINGS WORK!!!!
 

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Each stake is for that ONE day in a hunt test. The junior should be over with by dark on Saturday. I have never heard of one carrying into the next day.

Now a FT is different!!!


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ShotGunWillie said:
Keep in mind you have been fairly warned. I really want to run my yellow lab in HT events, figured I would start around the summer, but I have a question, that like I mentioned is probably going to be considered stupid by your standards. If I enter her into an AKC HT event, junior, is it just for that one day? Or is there a chance it would carry over into another day? Like for instance, its set up for a Saturday, would it then go into that Sunday or Monday.
I DON'T KNOW HOW THESE THINGS WORK!!!!
It could go into the next day. Depends on weather, how many dogs entered, the tests themselves and the live guns. I've judged some where the guns were terrible (please--not trying to start any argument here) and there were many no birds, i.e. flyaway birds, wounded runners, etc. So unless the entry is very small I would play it smart and go with the intent that there is always that possibility you may have to return the next day.

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I only know of 1 junior that ever carried over in your region and there were unusual problems specific to that test.

Look at the judges roster...often times the junior judges will be judging another stake on the next day...so the first day cannot carry over. I have never heard of one carrying over to Monday...judges have to work also.

Master stakes are designated as 2 day events (saturday and sunday). They may or may not carry over. That is often times determined by the number of entries, the land available (sharing), and time management by the judges and the club.

I would not be concerned about running on a second day. I would plan to stay for the ribbons if you qualify tho. I have never understood folks who work hard for passes and then don't stay to enjoy their successes...

Waterloo would love to have you attend our event!

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SGW,

Where are you in North Texas? There is a HT in Tioga, Texas this weekend. You could always go and watch the Junior test to get an idea of how it works.

We did the Junior test at this event last year. It was a lot of fun.
 

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I agree w/ Pat (started to type an answer earlier, but now that I'm back at work they actually expect me to get some work done :roll: ). Go with the idea that most likely it will be a one day event, but be prepared for a 2 day event. I've run 2 Juniors that went into a second day. One because of thunderstorms & another after a series of no-birds, etc., etc.

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ShotGunWillie said:
Thanks for laying out on this one, appreciate that

Been running HT in various venues for 20 years. Unless an AKC "JUNIOR" test is interrupted by a hurricane, or blizzard...it will be over in ONE day.

About the ONLY level that gets carried over is an AKC Master test, which has 3 series.

That's been one of the HRC 'selling' points, BTW...ALL of their tests are run as one day events. This is primarily due to their entry limitations at each level. Also, all entries run both series, unless DQ'd for gun safety.

Go and have fun, SGW. Watch some of the other levels and visit with the gallery. Getting answers to your questions is the best learning process.

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J Fleming said:
Each stake is for that ONE day in a hunt test. The junior should be over with by dark on Saturday. I have never heard of one carrying into the next day.

Jason
I have. Middle Tenn about 8 years ago had an entry of about 90 dogs in Junior and a rainy day to contend with. Ran all day Saturday and into Sunday morning which really screwed things up. They were at the pond that Master wanted to use. If Master had taken the pond, Junior would have had to start the water series over. Cooler heads prevailed and Junior finished with the area by about 10 AM.

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Never seen a Jr take more than aday, so take a chance and enter. No guarantees in the dog games, other than the dogs will give you an honest days work & FUN!! Good Luck
 

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I agree with what everyone else has said, Junior usually finishes in one day. Be aware though that there are usually 2 Junior tests offered per weekend, so you might want to stay over and run both anyway.

Dave & I celebrate our Anniverysary now and then at a hunt test. Our special date is April 1st. and last year we spent it judging a senior test together at Heart of Texas. This year we will be at Ponchatrain...an anniversary in New Orleans....many wives dream of something like that. :wink:
 

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ShotGunWillie said:
So in the chance that two tests are offered, she might get a chance at two passes in one weekend right? That would be double entry fee right. Not complaining just trying to figure it out. How often does this happen?
Yes-two separate tests w/ different judges and each has it's own entry fee. Several clubs up this way hold double Junior tests.

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SGW,

Log into EE (www.entryexpress.net) and do a search on events - specifically Hunt Tests in Texas (or Oklahoma since you are in north Texas). Then you can look at the details and see which tests are offered each day. Good stuff.
 

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I ran a Junior in Central Kentucky a couple of years ago that carried 10 dogs over to the next day due to rain and too many dogs entered. We had to come in early on Sunday, run the series then hustle over to where they were running the first series for the Sunday test. Much to the credit of that club we were able to finish in good time on Sunday to get everyone home at a reasonable time. The dog in my avatar titled that day :D
 

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SueLab wrote:
I would not be concerned about running on a second day. I would plan to stay for the ribbons if you qualify tho. I have never understood folks who work hard for passes and then don't stay to enjoy their successes...
Does this mean if the Junior is run on Saturday, and the dog qualifies, ribbons aren't passed out until Sunday?

It's all new to me (obviously). I guess I was under the impression it would be like the Olympics and the "medal" ceremony would follow the event. :lol:
 

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If all of the dogs that were entered in the stake completed the testing for that day's requirements, i.e. in Junior you just run one land and one water series, then the ribbons should be given to the handlers after the judges have completed all of their paperwork. Many clubs have a banquet of sorts on Saturday evening and the ribbons are passed out there. If the test ran over into the next day, even if your dog met all the requirements for the day, you would not recieve a ribbon until all of the dogs were done running and the judges completed their paperwork. Someone please correct me if I am wrong in any of my assumptions here. Hope this helps.
 

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jcasey said:
SGW, Log into EE (www.entryexpress.net) and do a search on events - specifically Hunt Tests in Texas (or Oklahoma since you are in north Texas). Then you can look at the details and see which tests are offered each day. Good stuff.
Hey Shayne, did you see this post? Must do your heart (and wallet) good to see people refering newbies to EE.Net instead of the AKC website to find HTs local to them! Ka-CHING!! :D
 
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