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Old 02-08-2016, 09:33 PM   #1
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Who is getting ready to start running hunt tests? Ive got my eye set on a seasoned title for my dog by the end of summer.What title are you guys chasing?
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heading to Texas next week to see how the 1 year is doing. Her mom has excelled above and beyond my mind! She will just enjoy training, best of luck to you and your pup, great way to meet folks running hunt tests
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passed the Junior level this past year... will try for a few (1 or 2) senior tests this spring summer.... Going back and working on basics as i noticed in the last hunt, there are some polishing of techniques needed.
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Hoping to just run my girl in some tests this summer, would love to get her JH title
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Been thinking about doing a few with the new pup. Maybe more NAVDHA instead of AKC. I've never done the formal tests before, we do a lot of foot trials but I like the idea of being judged against a standard instead of other dogs. Which ones are you guys thinking about going to?
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Just an FYI - this is a relatively new group that has an event in two weeks in Iowa City. I've been to a couple of their tests and they are beginner friendly and well run. I felt like the trials weren't very competitive compared to some of the other circuits (yet) but it is a good place to get started and/or get your dog on some birds in the off season. It is a good way to meet local dog people, too! $100 for two 3-bird runs which is pretty close to the cost of the birds.

They aren't doing their tests at this event but there is an open trial for both flushers and pointers. I'll probably take the pup over for the hell of it.. and the old dog if he makes me feel guilty enough!!

http://uplandgundog.com/our-events/schedule/?ee=29
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:59 AM   #7
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Going to try to finish my girls Master title this spring. She just turned 3. She went 5 for 6 last spring/summer. The 6th test she ran, going for her title, she had really done nice work, going into the third test. She aced a very tough water triple. Then she broke on the honor!!!! UGH!!

I am sure we have some work to do. We did a lot of de - training during hunting season!!

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Been thinking about doing a few with the new pup. Maybe more NAVDHA instead of AKC. I've never done the formal tests before, we do a lot of foot trials but I like the idea of being judged against a standard instead of other dogs. Which ones are you guys thinking about going to?
AKC hunt tests are judged against a standard - either pass or fail. The field trials are competitions between dogs for place.
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AKC hunt tests are judged against a standard - either pass or fail. The field trials are competitions between dogs for place.
Yes, I am familiar with hunt tests versus trials. We've only really done foot trials and I think I'd enjoy the hunt test world more.
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The Key City HRC club will be hosting our hunt test at the end of August. We have top notch judges and grounds. Last year we even had Derek Randle bring a trailer full of dogs. It's a great time!
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Old 02-09-2016, 05:38 PM   #11
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Hoping to put an MH on my 2 year old female and breed her next winter. My 6 year old MH is done with her breeding days and needs 3 more passes for her NAHRA Senior. It will be all training for the pup with high hopes of a derby or two at the end of summer.

EIHRA is having an AKC hunt test the third weekend in May with a double junior this year. Also having a NAHRA test the first weekend of May with all stakes both days. We have also been asked to host the NAHRA regional with a date TBD, probably late August.

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MHARRINGTON......you guys should come up and give the HRC a try. We had about 100 dogs at our test last year. Also, can you send me your exact dates of your tests so I can put them on our club calendar?
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Mid-Iowa Retriever Club will hold their AKC Hunt Test on June 4th & 5th.
If you don't have a dog to run, you can come out and watch some fine dog work. There is no better place to watch than from the field. If you would like to come out and throw birds I'm sure we can find a spot for you.
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