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by jetto
Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Attended First Trial (As Spectator) - thoughts
Replies: 20
Views: 3176

Gar-Dog...thanks so much for posting that view of the course! And I'm glad you had a great time at your first trial. Yes it is addictive. Our oldest trial dog placed 3rd in OGD at his 3rd trial with the trainer and someone said that I should go shoot those judges because they just cost me a bundle o...
by jetto
Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BEWARE! Puppy pics - she's finally home!
Replies: 18
Views: 3403

Very pretty puppy! Love her markings! Kristi
by jetto
Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: It was a good day
Replies: 4
Views: 907

Big Congrats Karen!! Way to go Blaze man!!!! :D Kristi
by jetto
Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Proposed Pointing Breed Hunt Tests in Ohio
Replies: 17
Views: 2864

Well there's "talkin" and then there's seeing your dog in the results in your breed magazine and maybe a pretty picture along with it. There is no monetary return in this game so I look forward to the ego return... :D Actually there isn't much talk amongst the Brittany folk about placements in "off-...
by jetto
Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Proposed Pointing Breed Hunt Tests in Ohio
Replies: 17
Views: 2864

We go to mostly Brittany trials but will do setter and other breed trials on occasion when time/money permits. One time I emailed a secretary for an AKC Irish Setter trial like two days after the trial opened- trying to get my Irish Setter in- they were full already - with Shorthairs, Gordons, Vizsl...
by jetto
Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Proposed Pointing Breed Hunt Tests in Ohio
Replies: 17
Views: 2864

Well if you have any broke dogs you can run them in AGD and AAA. Then you won't have to walk! Although if this weather keeps up we may be running dogs from boats, lol...Kristi
by jetto
Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Proposed Pointing Breed Hunt Tests in Ohio
Replies: 17
Views: 2864

There are a few weekends at Smokerise that there is a hunt test only on one day. Those weekends would probably be an option for us. Living 25 minutes from Jesse's- I'm all for having them there, lol... The other grounds are all set up for pointing breed trials but we would have to supply horses. The...
by jetto
Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: brittany question
Replies: 5
Views: 519

I've not seen him run. Have had my dog beaten by him quite a few times. He seems to have a real good temperment. Met a couple of 4 month old pups sired by him about a month ago- both were nicely conformed pups with friendly outgoing personalities. Their breeder is a long timer in the Brittany commun...
by jetto
Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Proposed Pointing Breed Hunt Tests in Ohio
Replies: 17
Views: 2864

Hi Justin, So what would you rather see being an experienced hunt tester in this part of Ohio? Would you rather go to a hunt test in late August before FT season on different grounds or would you rather stick with basically what we have now in this part of the state and go to Smokerise an extra day ...
by jetto
Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Proposed Pointing Breed Hunt Tests in Ohio
Replies: 17
Views: 2864

Thank you both for the input. We're still in the planning stages of holding a hunt test and actually just had our first discussion about it at our meeting on Saturday. As far as KP we had a visit from Tom Honeker at our trial there on Sunday. They (ABDCO) are still working on the issue of KP and IC....
by jetto
Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Proposed Pointing Breed Hunt Tests in Ohio
Replies: 17
Views: 2864

Proposed Pointing Breed Hunt Tests in Ohio

Hi, I need some opinions. One of the breed clubs I belong to would like to put on a hunt test. The club hasn't put one on in awhile now. We do hold 2 AKC field trials each year. We are kicking around what time of year to hold the hunt test. One of the proposals was in late August right before FT sea...
by jetto
Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog in season and "group" training.
Replies: 9
Views: 3500

Not to mention she might not get much out of the session either. Trainer had our girl recently while she was in season. Although she was able to stay in training, several of his other girls who were "in" had to take a break. They just weren't in the frame of mind to be learning at the time. We did d...
by jetto
Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Back-to-Back Weekends of AKC Trials in April
Replies: 19
Views: 4738

We were in Illinois this past weekend for a field trial. Illinois residents had to have a current hunting license but for field trialers the out-of-staters are given a waiver. Kristi
by jetto
Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trial question
Replies: 33
Views: 4652

By the way- is there anyway I can stay "just a pup" cause having just had a birthday I'm really digging seeing that! :D
by jetto
Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trial question
Replies: 33
Views: 4652

I think it depends on a couple of things- the pro vs amateur discussion that is. Depends on where you trial at and what breed(s) you trial with. We have two breeds- Brittanys and one Irish Setter. The Brittany trials we go to are dominated by amateur handlers. The setter trials we go to are dominate...
by jetto
Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trial question
Replies: 33
Views: 4652

Thanks for the welcome by the way Don! I'll try to post just often enough to get "shot at" now and then! LOL! Just Kidding. Differences of opinion make the world a whole lot less boring. Kinda like people preferring different breeds of dogs or games to play with them...Kristi
by jetto
Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trial question
Replies: 33
Views: 4652

I agree about overdoing it. And our trainer told us from the get-go to "get the points and then STOP". And we followed his advice. Afterall- now it's his job to break her, lol... In our experience- It was difficult to start out in the broke dog stakes which is where we started. Hubby had to learn ho...
by jetto
Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trial question
Replies: 33
Views: 4652

Wow Don just shoot me out of the water on my very first post! LOL! No wonder I've been on this forum for months and kept my mouth shut til now! :D We field trial because it is FUN. If we didn't have fun. If our dogs didn't have fun- We wouldn't do it. It's not something we MUST do. It's something we...
by jetto
Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trial question
Replies: 33
Views: 4652

I've been on both sides of this river... :) First trial dog did not do puppy/derby. In fact didn't do much more than point a few pigeons and dove before he went to the field trainers at 3-1/2 years old. He broke quickly- not easily -as he LOVED to chase and it took the trainer awhile to get through ...