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I would imagine give it a few weeks, if a dog wins the IGL it will be him
 

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A few years ago when Eastdale Harry won, he was then used a lot. Esp in the south.

Why do u ask?
 

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_Sam_ said:
A few years ago when Eastdale Harry won, he was then used a lot. Esp in the south.

Why do u ask?
I wanted to look them up and see their health tests and pedigrees.
 

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There is a thread in the field trial section with all the igl runners this year. Good place to start and look some of them up :)
 

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Most of the top handlers test their dogs to quite a degree once they start to show promise, long before they become a champion. Campaigning a dog to his title is an expensive undertaking, most open trials are two day events, meaning mostly 3 days away from home living in hotels. Then there is the amount of hours training the dog to that standard. Few people these days would want to invest that much time and money into a dog, only to find it has a hereditary problem and it's worthless as a stud dog. They get the tests in as soon as the pup shows promise, before they have invested too much time and money into it.

But of course,not everybody agrees on what tests are important.

Regards, John
 
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