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Lin Battaglia

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Re: Allowing BIS to compete at trials
« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2018, 08:51:09 AM »
Did I miss the final vote ?

Chris Nelson

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Re: Allowing BIS to compete at trials
« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2018, 09:15:12 PM »
Final results of the vote  was 447 votes.     129 were a yes and 317 were a no.

We really appreciate everyone's feedback and will continue to monitor this topic.    If the general consensus on the matter seems to shift in the coming years we can always revisit the topic at that time.

Bostondirtdogs07

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Re: Allowing BIS to compete at trials
« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2018, 05:51:15 AM »
I've found this whole conversation very interesting....  the results were interesting as well.  I applaud Chris for even studying to subject.  The only real exception I take is regarding "if I'm keeping my bitch intact for breeding purposes than breeding is my priority".  I think it should be recognized that in the world these days there are other reasons for keeping our girls intact.  My girl will stay intact indefinitely per the recommendation of our sports medicine vet.  He has indicated that this is the most healthy choice for her performance career.  My vote was to allow BIS to compete, however, I will gladly sit out a couple of times a year to maintain health and optimal performance.  I know the current rules, it's a choice I've made, and I'm ok with that.  😊

Vicki Storrs

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Re: Allowing BIS to compete at trials
« Reply #33 on: July 14, 2018, 07:21:30 AM »
Same here Boston. No plans to breed but she will stay intact for now for health reasons. Too much information coming out now about the negative health impacts of spay/neuter. Itís not my FAVORITE thing to deal with (and girls arenít my favorite to live with anyway LOL) but have found it doable. And the boys survive too.
That said COMPLETELY understand people not wanting BIS at trials and agree that ďtraining through the problemĒ really isnít an option for a whole lot of people since itís not like setting up normal distractions...
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Billie Rosen

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Re: Allowing BIS to compete at trials
« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2018, 05:42:41 PM »
I have an intact bitch, but definitely am happy the No's won.  We have enough issues with dog aggression in agility trials, bitches in season may well lead to more.  And subject NADAC to liability if there is a fight and a dog or person is injured. 
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Re: Allowing BIS to compete at trials
« Reply #35 on: July 16, 2018, 11:19:36 PM »
I totally agree with your decision and reasoning, Chris. I voted no, but after reading everyone's comments here and on Facebook, I changed my mind. I think they should be allowed to compete. But as you said, the issue is over for Nadac now, but I hope it's one that will be revisited sometime in the future.
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