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Yeah, I heard something about that. Frankly, I don't see how it's workable in light of the age limitations imposed by the rules, coupled with rate at which dogs develop in those first 2 years of life.
If it's held once a year, then you are pretty much assured to be out of the competition if your pup is 13 months old when it's held in year 1...your pup really doesn't have a chance against the 23 1/2 month olds which it would have to compete against. And the next year, your pup will be too old at 25 months.
Such an event would possibly alter breeding plans to accommodate the NRDC's scheduling or, worse yet, birth dates could be fabricated* so that the litter slips in just under the wire. I know that these two concerns exist today in light of the value placed on Derby points, but if a "National" title becomes available, then the ante is upped.
Maybe smarter folks can get the rules figured out so my concerns are eliminated...we'll see.
*I say that this could be a concern, however I do not know of any breeder that has ever done it.
Last edited by FTGoldens; 12-14-2016 at 07:33 PM.
Reason: Clarification to eliminate any speculation of known wrongdoing.