I'm pulling Gregg's great comments on KPNV injuries into this thread...chat on!
Gregg Tawney said:If you remove the "courage" test in Sch. then you are watering down an already watered down sport. I for one would hate to see that.
I would be interested in hearing about any dogs that are injured in KNPV. A sport that is ALOT tougher in the frontal attack then any other in the world....and produces the toughest dogs in the world.....just my opinioin of course. 8) Those of you that have seen it know that there is little give by the decoy upon the entry of the dog. You here a loud "thud" and maybe the decoy's grunt as he is slammed by a dog.......it is a beautiful thing!!!!!!!
It is my understanding that they did away with the upper body bites on the bike due to decoy injuries as opposed to dog injuries. A competetor stated that they put the docoy's safety above the dog's. That is a fundamental difference in thinking then I have seen here in the U.S..