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by mybeagles
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Field Trial Ponderings
Replies: 92
Views: 13469

Re: Field Trial Ponderings

SR Patch, It would seem to me Field Trials favor an individual super star. It matters little how good your average is but how your best performs. Following your line of thinking what is the difference between breeding for the super star and breeding to improve the average? Are they synonymous? Do yo...
by mybeagles
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Enjoying a pair of young dogs
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Re: Enjoying a pair of young dogs

Really enjoy the days when hare running good you can set up a fire and roast food while dogs run. Doesn't get any better. Keeps mosquitoes/horse flies away and provides some tasty treats....

Only thing better is to have a friend along that tells stories the are 10% true the rest complete lies.
by mybeagles
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Enjoying a pair of young dogs
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Re: Enjoying a pair of young dogs

Who was having more fun, the beagles or the camera man?
by mybeagles
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Field Trial Ponderings
Replies: 92
Views: 13469

Re: Field Trial Ponderings

beaglers spend infinately more money on running pens, electronics, kennels, nutrition, than they ever did 60 years ago. A great dog pops up now and then. As a judge I see plenty of junk at every trial. Many of the local hunters buy pups from Field Champions with lots of speed resulting in high maint...
by mybeagles
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Field Trial Ponderings
Replies: 92
Views: 13469

Re: Field Trial Ponderings

Unfortunately lots of studs get hyped up and promoted that don't produce much and far too often a persons best gyp is complete junk as many of you stated. I guess it's easy to take the high road if you own one of the best. Easy to tell others what they should do when it's likely not even an option f...
by mybeagles
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Field Trial Ponderings
Replies: 92
Views: 13469

Re: Field Trial Ponderings

Just because you offer you male for public stud does not mean you must breed to every female. You can require the gyp owner show that the female is worth breeding. Not many do that, but I wouldn't breed a male of mine to a brood bitch or gyp with real bad faults. Many will just take the stud fee and...
by mybeagles
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Field Trial Ponderings
Replies: 92
Views: 13469

Re: Field Trial Ponderings

If you don't want to show them in the field and deal with all the aggravation then not offering them for public stud is your best bet. Your choice for sure.
by mybeagles
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: bellmaster beagles
Replies: 1
Views: 960

Re: bellmaster beagles

Assuming your talking about height, most dogs reach their height by 1 year old. For AKC purposes a dog can not get an official measurement until they reach 18 months old. Most dogs on a healthy diet will continue to fill out in the chest and sturdy up for as long as 3 years. In my experience some do...
by mybeagles
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Field Trial Ponderings
Replies: 92
Views: 13469

Re: Field Trial Ponderings

Fastone,

I actually started this thread about field trials but welcome any and all comments. Breeding to FC's and being able to watch them run is certainly a relevant topic.
by mybeagles
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Field Trial Ponderings
Replies: 92
Views: 13469

Re: Field Trial Ponderings

Well stated Wickert! Truth be told some of the dogs would perform far better if these behaviors were eliminated or modified to make it more realistic. I think what most field trial committees would tell you and I understand the concern having been in that situation is: if we take to long jumping rab...
by mybeagles
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Field Trial Ponderings
Replies: 92
Views: 13469

Re: Field Trial Ponderings

In AKC the judges must place 4 hounds and idetify NBQ. I have seen a couple trials where no hound should have placed but it's not an option for the judge. I understand CKC gives the judge that option but I doubt it's utilized very often.
by mybeagles
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Field Trial Ponderings
Replies: 92
Views: 13469

Re: Field Trial Ponderings

Neil, The AKC rule book lists and describes a long list of faults. You listed several of them. Should they be ignored or overlooked? I would argue a pack of reaching, skirting, extra mouth off the line WILL cause you to lose rabbits and ultimately not bring a rabbit back to the gun. Often in a field...
by mybeagles
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Happy Papa to me!
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: Happy Papa to me!

I would think a good grandpa could get him a new beagle pup, pair of chaps, fishing pole, a single shot .410
by mybeagles
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Running pen question
Replies: 29
Views: 4560

Re: Running pen question

Did not get the pm hare chaser
by mybeagles
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Field Trial Ponderings
Replies: 92
Views: 13469

Re: Field Trial Ponderings

Not sure it would be fair to make a guy from Georgia or Mississippi drive north to snow country to validate a dog in conditions it never runs in.

Regardless if a dog validated with AKC I would want to see it run before breeding to know it's what I'm looking for.

I like the idea though