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Registered: Jun 2012
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11 (a) Dog must open before being declared struck or treed.
The judge has to hear the dog struck or treeing before the call can be made. He has complete control of the cast. The judge can not rely on what a handler tells him if he cant hear it. The type of guy you are dealing with knows full well what the rule is. I'll bet he twist more than just this one. Its not written down in black and white. Its UKC policy based off the wording in this rule. Refer him to the first paragraph on the back of the card if he wants to argue with that.
In addition to the rules on the scorecard, the Official UKC Coonhound
Rulebook and the most recent Coonhound Advisor columns in COONHOUND
BLOODLINES contain additional rules, statements of policies and interpretations
of UKC rules pertaining to the conducting of UKC events. All event activities,
rules, policy applications and interpretations are subject to the final decision by
UKC in its sole judgment and discretion.
In other words, Because UKC says so.
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