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: Is the 3 hour dog passe'? With the change
: the ffa format to one and a half hours,
: there is only the National Ch at 3 hours.
: The Continental is 1 hour and 50 minutes
: now. Many dogs don't finish at grand
: junction, handlers picking up if they don't
: feel they aren't in the race. So where is
: the Big incentive to breed or condition for
: 3 hours? Plus a dog needs to recover from a
: 3 hour heat.
: I don't understand the mystique of three
: hour heats. When I was hunting, I commonly
: used a dog for half a day which for me was
: closer to four hours. If I'm judging a
: field trial, I don't want to look at two
: dogs for three hours, one is enough for me
: to make up my mind. Plus for an amateur, 30
: or 40 hours in the saddle is more than
: enough, I'm not interested in 180 or more,
: or even 90 for that matter.
: Come on guys I remember when most owners wounnt breed to a one-hour trial dog. Endurance dogs were the only dogs I personally like or am interested in. A dog that is hauled and run once or twice a week is a good test. I had a dog that placed 4 times in one major SD trial. Several trials three placements in the same trial.Now that a tough kind of bird dog and all in Wild Bird only venues.Durable