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Re: 3 hours
Posted by Paul garrett on 4/24/2021, 5:30 pm, in reply to "3 hours
Rereading Hochwalts The Modern Setter. In the early 1900s, they ran a 4 HOUR stake. Prairie championships were sometimes 1 and 1/2 hours. A second series heat ( Candy Kid vs White Socks,,) was 2 and 1/2 hours. The Kid won.
Is the 3 hour dog passe'? With the change in 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.