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by mybeagles
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Field Trial Ponderings
Replies: 92
Views: 12329

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: 12329

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: 12329

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: 897

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: 4172

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: 12329

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
by mybeagles
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Field Trial Ponderings
Replies: 92
Views: 12329

Re: Field Trial Ponderings

Ray, Nobody will accuse the Midwest of not running year around. Holding the snow trial is not the end game. I have judged or observed far to many where conditions were tough and due to the over competitive running style nothing could keep a rabbit going. Rabbit after rabbit 50 yard dash and nothing....
by mybeagles
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Running pen question
Replies: 29
Views: 4172

Re: Running pen question

What size wire did you use. Wire has gone up in price exponentially in 17 years. While I don't want to go cheap, spending $40,000 for fence is not an option I'm considering. I will give them a call as prices were not listed on web site.
by mybeagles
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Field Trial Ponderings
Replies: 92
Views: 12329

Re: Field Trial Ponderings

Tried that a couple years ago. I was utterly shocked by stud owner after owner that I talked to that wouldn't run in typical mid winter hunting conditions in Michigan. Most would say my dogs already proven himself or we can go when the weather warms up. I also believe if the desire is to better the ...
by mybeagles
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Running pen question
Replies: 29
Views: 4172

Re: Running pen question

Acorn and Walnut are the nick names they gave my two boys at the trials.

Yes, I'm in Germany for 1 more month, then headed to Wisconsin for my last tour. Buying a house with property that I don't plan on leaving.
by mybeagles
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Field Trial Ponderings
Replies: 92
Views: 12329

Field Trial Ponderings

Posted this on the other site but expect different perspectives here... When it comes to field trials and crowning the champions have any of you ever wondered why we "test" the hounds in near ideal conditions in the spring and fall? I think most would agree the goal is produce better hunting dogs. I...
by mybeagles
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Running pen question
Replies: 29
Views: 4172

Re: Running pen question

Neat story. I don't have great vision like that, but realize my limitations so I'm asking for input...lol
by mybeagles
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Running pen question
Replies: 29
Views: 4172

Re: Running pen question

Thanks for the tips....they will be added to the list.

I guess you could always make a price list for guys starting pups or conditioning dogs....help pay the taxes :dance:
by mybeagles
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Running pen question
Replies: 29
Views: 4172

Re: Running pen question

Tim,

I'm sure they will beat down my door to cut brush and pound stakes. :bash:

I have pretty abrasive personality....anyone that sticks around me very long has thick skin and doesn't think their dogs walk on water. If they can put up with my bluntness I'll do them right.
by mybeagles
Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Running pen question
Replies: 29
Views: 4172

Re: Running pen question

SR Patch, For my 80-100 acre pen. $200,000 land $25,000. Fence/posts etc $25,000. Tractor $6,000. Annual taxes $1,000. Annual for trees, seed, etc The thrill of getting home from work, cutting lose my dogs and letting them run until I feel like quitting in the safety and security of a private enclos...