Proposed Change: Revisions to Qualifying Standards (6 of 8)

Change to Article IX  MNRC ByLaws 

OLD:  ARTICLE IX

THE MASTER NATIONAL HUNTING RETRIEVER TEST

SECTION 3. Number of Contestants, Eligibility and Entry Fees
(a) Contestants shall be limited to the following:
(1) Qualifying dogs of the previous year’s Master National Hunting Retriever Test shall receive credit for two qualifying scores.
(2) All contestants shall be required to obtain qualifying scores in a minimum of six (6) Master Hunting tests conducted by member clubs. Contestants who enter exclusively in Alaska must obtain qualifying scores in a minimum of four Master tests by member clubs and have an MH title.
(3) Dogs, domiciled in Canada, running exclusively in CKC Master Hunt Test events, that passed the most recent CKC Canadian Master National Hunt Test prior to the July 31st MNRC qualifying end date.
(b) In order to be counted towards the qualifying requirements, hunting tests at which qualifying scores are awarded must have a beginning date falling between August 1 of the year preceding the current National Master Hunting Retriever Test and July 31 of the year of the National Master Hunting Retriever Test.
(c) Each entrant must pay an entry fee, to be determined by the Board of Directors.

NEW: ARTICLE IX

THE MASTER NATIONAL HUNTING RETRIEVER TEST

SECTION 3. Number of Contestants, Eligibility and Entry Fees
(a) Contestants shall be limited to the following:
(1) Qualifying dogs of the previous year’s Master National Hunting Retriever Test shall receive credit for two qualifying scores.
(2) All contestants shall be required to obtain qualifying scores in a minimum of six (6) out of eight (8) Master Hunting tests conducted by member clubs. Contestants who enter exclusively in Alaska must obtain qualifying scores in a minimum of four out of six (6) Master tests by member clubs and have an MH title. Dogs entered in an event, but not scratched for approved medical reasons prior to the published starting time of the event, shall be scored as Failed if they do not complete the event. If a dog has run and/or after the published starting time of the event is injured or not able to complete a test due to medical reasons a vet certificate must be submitted to the Hunt Test Secretary addressing why the dog was unable to complete the test. This certificate must be received by the Hunt Test Secretary prior to the conclusion of the event to be considered as a non-completion and not a Fail. This circumstance may only be used ONCE per dog per qualifying year. All other scratches during a started event will be counted as a Fail. Once a dog fails three (events) within the qualifying time period that dog will not be eligible to enter that year’s Master National.

Special Note: Clarification: Proposals to revise qualifying standards for the Master National

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2 Responses to Proposed Change: Revisions to Qualifying Standards (6 of 8)

  1. Richard Moorman says:

    Rather than make it harder for a dog to qualify,(and this does), why not just change the rules to if you scratch your dog for nonmedical reasons the club keeps the registration fee. It seems to me the reason for the rules change is those who enter their dog, who may not be ready for a MH test, in every possible test in hopes of getting an MH pass. This would make them rethink the “enter every test” and then scratch them. It may also make more slots available to those who truly have qualified dogs. At this point, unless you are “in the know” with someone in the various clubs, you have a hard time even signing up. When slots fill in 5 minutes after opening something is not right.

  2. Ty Clenney says:

    This seems fair as the time it takes to qualify a dog. If they are hurt it gives the handler some other opportunity to run when the dog is well without being penalized.

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