WELLS WOODS wrote:With all due respect, until someone changes my mind, I believe the AKC Mid-West FC's are the best, PROVEN gundog hounds today. These dogs have been evaluated time and time again by the most unbiased judging system that is humanly possible in my opinion. These trials are no place for a young, immature hound for sure and it will almost always take even a good, mature hound that's new to trials a few times before he gets used to the trial setting and can settle in and be able to perform like you know he can. There is no way to properly evaluate trial hounds and grade the quality of the best without judging and seeing the action first hand week after week. Most people just see the negative side of trialing of unhappy handlers, rough early packs due to some of the faulty hounds entered that judges have to give a chance. I've seen the positive side of field trialing many, many times as a judge when you get down to the end after many hours of hard work getting to that point and your best 3 or 4 hounds of the day are smoking a rabbit without a hitch and there isn't anything the bunny can do to shake them because they are just too good. That's what field trialing is all about to me and very few people that were there that morning with high hopes have stuck around to see the end goal of why we were there in the first place.
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