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: Yes, Ryan Westfall handled Black Ace to a
: nice performance at the Region 17 Amateur
: All Age with I believe five out front finds
: and a strong race. I was reporting that
: trial. I watched it and agreed with Judges
: Rhett Kermickle of KY and John Neely of
: Leesburg, GA who presided.
: In defense of the average novice or
: "visitor" to field trials, it
: takes time to understand the difference
: between a championship field trial
: performance and a good old bird dog finding
: and pointing birds for his hunter. And I
: would also note that it takes time and
: experience to be able to "judge"
: bird dog performances properly. The two
: guys looking at the dogs in Region 17 AA
: Championship had that in spades - not to
: mention their ability to break dogs that win
: at the highest levels.
: It goes back to the old adage that this
: sport is one where a fellow believes he
: knows it ALL in three years and then ten
: years later realizes how little he really
: If possible, you might access a copy of the
: Judging Seminar DVD produced by the NBHA of
: Kentucky group where Judges Jim White, Jim
: Crouse, John Russell and Dewey Mullins
: "explain" the judging of field
: trials and class bird dog performances.
: Well worth the time to watch and rewatch
: that DVD.
: I agree 100 percent that is why we named him
: RU at Midwest a fine dog putting on a great