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question about WC/WCX

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Ok, at the hunt tests today there was a guy there with his lab (part of lab national) that was going for his MH. We were asking him a bunch of questions, but now he's got me all mixed up.
He said that the WC/WCX is an AKC title, I had thought it was a GRCA (or other parent club) title. Who is correct?
Also, he said that the rules for labs are the same as the rules for goldens, but a friend of ours who has labs had told us previously that golden rules are a little different.
AND the land portion of the WC was just 1 bird, I thought it was a double in the GRCA WC? AND they were using the big slingshots for the WC, I thought that was expressly forbidden (in GRCA rules?).
HELP!!!!
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· Grumpy Old Man
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The WC and WCX are GRCA awards. The AKC does not recognize either.

The LRCA sanctions the WC for Labradors. The WC test for Labradors is different than the WC test for Goldens. Labs need only complete a single on land and back to back singles on the water.

The WC for Golden Retrievers requires a double marked retrieve on land and back to back single retrieves on the water. The WCX for Golden Retrievers requires a triple marked retrieve on land, a double marked retrieve on the water and an honor.
 

· Grumpy Old Man
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thanks!
The reason I asked, really, is that WC/WCX are so hard to come by in this area, if I can't find one for almost a year, well, maybe we could enter both, too!
Like I said, dream big.....

Up in this neck of the woods there is only one event per year. If you miss it, you'll have to load up the dogs and drive to find one.
 
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