1. In the National Retriever Championship Stake, the Guidelines For Ethical Training at Nationals has been adopted. As much training may be done as required BEFORE entering the trial grounds or AFTER running a test. NO TRAINING may be done after observing a test until you have run. After a series has been officially set up by the judges, during the running of the stake, no competing dog shall, while on the grounds, be exercised, trained or worked with the exception of a bumper thrown by the handler and this only in an especially approved area and only for the purpose of exercising the dog.
6. Rotation number will be 1/5 (20%) of the number of dogs that will run the next test. (If the calculation does not result in a whole number round up to the nearest whole number ie. if the calculation results in 10.2 round up to 11.)
If 51 dogs are called back to the next test, the rotation number will be 51 X 0.2 = 10.2 which is rounded up to 11.
The starting dog of the previous test was #33. Dog numbers 25, 27, 33, 34, 42, 44, 45 and 51 were not called back.
All other dogs between 25 and 55 were called back, therefore, dogs 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 43, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 52, 53, 54 and 55 will run the next test along with 28 others. #48 will be the starting dog for the next test as it is the 11th running dog after #33 the previous starter.
7. The first scheduled test of the National will be announced. Each next scheduled test will be posted with callbacks. The procedure will help create fairness for all by eliminating possible competitive advantage for those involved in putting on the trial. Judges have no obligation to go ahead with a scheduled test as conditions may change.