Who is Chris Atkinson?

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  1. how45hard

    how45hard Senior Refuge Member

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    I just know this is a silly question but I can't figure it out.

    I know he's the founder of rtf but what's his background? Is he a dog trainer, breeder, kennel owner? What's his connection to the retriever community?

    I've searched and googled and can't find the answer. I have no real reason to ask, just curiosity.
     
  2. ABREOJOS

    ABREOJOS Elite Refuge Member

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    Chris started RTF using Listserv many years ago. It was oriented to NAHRA participants. Chris was an amateur that ran his dog in primarily NAHRA events. The forum evolved to include more AKC hunt testers and field trialers. Chris evolved with the site and has run and judged field trials.
     
  3. Chris Atkinson

    Chris Atkinson Senior Refuge Member

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    Hi h45h,

    Wow! I don't know how many years it's been since I logged on to the "Fuge".

    I got pointed here today from this thread:

    http://www.retrievertraining.net/fo...Change-Push!&p=1746754&viewfull=1#post1746754

    What Russ wrote is accurate. But what is it you'd like to know? I've been around the retriever game for a few decades. I've been training dogs for a bit longer than that. I've done an extremely small amount of breeding, and am not a breeder. But I have plenty of friends and training partners who are.

    I don't run a kennel. But I have friends and training partners who do. My connection to the retriever community is like many of us. I'm stuck. It's part of who I am. It's part of what I do. I've been that way for most of my life!

    I'm curious to know why you're curious. I'll PM you my contact info. But please don't PM me here on the Fuge. I've literally not logged on here in years.

    I had to do a password reset just to log in and post this.

    Thanks, Chris
     
  4. Chris Atkinson

    Chris Atkinson Senior Refuge Member

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    Well, I can't figure out how to PM on this thing. I tried.

    maximusretrievers AT Yahoo is my email.....

    Chris
     
  5. Larsen's Labs

    Larsen's Labs Elite Refuge Member

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    Chris - I think I sent you a PM with the information on how to send a personal message. I think the new format is confusing at best but let me know if you got the message!!
     
  6. Chris Atkinson

    Chris Atkinson Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks, I got it and I did send a note to h45h.
     
  7. GulfCoast

    GulfCoast Moderate Moderator Moderator

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    Chris started many years ago, wrestling under a mask in the territory system.......... :D
     
  8. Chris Atkinson

    Chris Atkinson Senior Refuge Member

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    I think I'm still in the same territory, but I've changed masks once or twice. h45h seems to have moved on.

    Chris
     
  9. Tuck31

    Tuck31 Elite Refuge Member

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    Isn't he the guy in the original "Blue Lagoon" movie with Brooke Shields?
     
  10. spaightlabs

    spaightlabs Elite Refuge Member

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    Chris is Kaiser Soze.
     

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