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  1. blackjack dixie

    blackjack dixie Senior Refuge Member

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    With the running of the World Duck Dog Championship this past winter/spring I am wondering how this will affect both organizations AKC and UKC FT handlers/ HT Handlers. Is this good for the sport or will it cause problems down the road?
     
  2. rbr

    rbr Elite Refuge Member

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    Are you refering to the World Retriever Championship (WRC)?
    There's lot's of speculation on the effect prize money may have on
    retriever games. In the end I don't think that much will change and over
    all I think it's a good thing.

    The AKC and UKC should keep there games seperate and should never change rules and formats to more resemble the new games.
    Nor should they recognise titles earned by the new games.

    THe Winner of the WRC may lay claim to World Retriever Champion but
    the accomplisment pales in comparrison to National Field Champion which
    is as high a title as there ever will be.


    IMHO


    Bert
     
  3. Dman

    Dman Elite Refuge Member

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    I agree with Bert. I think in the long run these new venues will be good for the sport because of the TV exposure and they will hopefully draw more people into AKC and HRC Ht's and Ft's.
     
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    surfspeck Elite Refuge Member

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    Ditto, I dont see how it could hurt .
     
  5. browndog49768

    browndog49768 Elite Refuge Member

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    i agree i dont see it changing much
     
  6. URBANDUCKMAN

    URBANDUCKMAN Elite Refuge Member

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    It won't hurt anything and like the previous posters alluded to the exposure should actually help out!

    I would be interested in being a fly on the wall around a bunch of the Pro's running dogs just to HEAR ALL THE CRAP! :clap
     
  7. wacker

    wacker Senior Refuge Member

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    two totaly diferent worlds but both can be political!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
     
  8. Doc E

    Doc E Elite Member RIP Doc

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    Never heard of such a thing................... :confused:
     

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