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by mybeagles
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Just Talkin' Dawgs
Topic: Field Trial Ponderings
Replies: 92
Views: 12790

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: 12790

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: 915

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: 12790

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: 12790

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: 12790

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: 12790

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: 947

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: 4311

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: 12790

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: 12790

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: 4311

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: 12790

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: 4311

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: 12790

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...