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  1. Hi all you ... here's a question. What do you do for a dog whose eye hangs them up at the lift? Do you smack your leg with your hat with a gruff "get out of that" or work to free them up with balance work or what ? Thanks in advance for your input!
  2. Happy birthday Lark! It's been great seeing her growing up right before our eyes. (But I still don't think she's grown into those ears yet! )
  3. Hey everybody - Sue was a perfect camping buddy, don't let her fool ya! I don't have an answer either on volunteers camping on site. I'm sure the Finals Committee will answer that one soon.
  4. I think the family would be grateful to meet someone who tried to help their loved one. If you go, take a box of kleenix - it's going to be a really sad funeral.
  5. Yep, the more time on the sheep, the better for both the dog and you. Half of this is training the dog the other half is the handler learning about sheep and the stuble interplay between the dog & sheep. I'm still trying to get a handle on that!
  6. post from tumblehome I agree that's pretty much true of the original meaning of the term. In my day (showing my age here) a dual championship consisted of a combination of a breed and working championship, not a performance championship. Found mainly in the sporting breeds or hounds, the dog had to have a Field Trial Championship with a breed championship to be considered dual titled. An attempt to honor both the reason why the breed was developed (working) and the soundness of the dog's structure. Flat coated retrievers and brittanys are the few that I've heard of that are still
  7. Out of lurk mode again... Nothing! Years back when border collies took the stage in obedience in my area they blew everyone else away. These dogs were purchased from breeders who bred, used, and competed with stockdogs - ISDS style. These dogs brought all the traits that working stock gives the border collie to the obedience ring. I think what some on this board are worried about and have said before is if breeding for a specific (great obedience, flyball or agility "lines"), the border collie as a breed moves away from what orginially made the breed. I've seen border collie
  8. Hey Julie, It gets even more confusing when the dog competes in events sanctioned by another organization than AKC or outside of the U.S. More titles! CH = breed champion in AKC. If a dog finishes his breed championship with AKC, the CH is put in front of his AKC registered name. All other titles are still displayed. As Eileen states, the titles following the dog's name are performance titles (agility, obedience, rally), not "championships". All championship titles, such as Breed Champion (CH), Field Champion (FC) or Amateur Field Champion (AFC) go in front of the dog's name. Som
  9. Just gonna jump in here on the hunting/field trial end of this thread. In spaniel, retriever, & pointing breeds AKC offers 2 venues related to hunting. One is their hunt test program and the other is their field trial program. They are very different programs. From what I?ve seen in the spaniel world there is no comparison between the two as far as the level of skill & work the dogs perform. Both separate the breeds by the style of hunting these breeds do, therefore there are separate events, rules & requirements for spaniels, retrievers and pointers. Each is geared to
  10. Melanie, that's great! Go to their web page & click on Volunteers. The voluteer coordinator is listed there. Looking forward to seeing you then!
  11. I know some mention of this has been made, but now the Finals web page is up and more info is available. Every year the United States Border Collie Handlers Association (USBCHA) and the American Border Collie Association (ABCA) sponsor the National Sheepdog Finals, the pinnacle of sheepdog trialing in the U.S. For six days the top dogs and handlers from the U.S. and Canada compete for the title, which only one can win, of ?National Sheepdog Champion?. The National Sheepdog Finals move throughout the U.S. It has most recently been held in Lebanon, TN, Sturgis, SD, and, in 2006
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