I would love to see the percentage go up.threefsh said:An "All Age" dog is great... in the right hands. The issue (IMO) is when people who want only companions end up with them and then believe their dog is just out-of-control. There is a place for the short range & the All Age - it is the breeder's responsibility to make sure they are in a suitable home.
An All Age dog in the hands of someone who wants a companion Vizsla is like giving someone a race horse who really wanted a pony... lol.
Oh, & thank God only 1% are the All Age type because I doubt most of us have the desire or the energy to handle one.
Found a couple of videos to help show the diffence.mswhipple said:But specifically, will someone please define an "All Age Dog" for me? Thanks! (Just trying to learn more.)
ALL-AGE AND LIMITED ALL-AGE STAKES. An All-Age Dog must give a finished performance and must be under reasonable control of its handler. It must show a keen desire to hunt, must have a bold and attractive style of running, and must show independence in hunting. It must range well out in a forward moving pattern, seeking the most promising objectives, so as to locate any game on the course. Excessive line-casting and avoiding cover must be penalized. The dog must respond to handling but must demonstrate its independent judgment in hunting the course, and should not look to its handler for directions as to where to go. The dog must find game, must point staunchly, and must be steady to wing and shot. Intelligent use of the wind and terrain in locating game, accurate nose, and style and intensity on point, are essential.
A dog that does not point cannot be placed. A dog should not be called back to point after the running of its brace except under the most extreme and unusual circumstances.
At least 30 minutes shall be allowed for each heat.