I had quite a few responses to my last video, mainly people asking me why I choose to run field trials, so here’s the run down. For me, placing in any stake of a field trial is a major accomplishment because the competition is top notch. The majority of trial dogs are bred to the highest standard and countless hours by very knowledgeable pros go into developing these dogs and man, they are hard to beat.
Hunt tests are a good way to enjoy a dog and run a test that a judge has picked out where you either pass or fail which there is nothing wrong with!! There are still highly trained pros training them and many of the dogs are still great and do fantastic work and a few of them are also great field trial dogs, but they don’t face the same level of competition which is the main difference in the two games.
Personally I’d rather attempt to take on the best rather than take a ‘pass’, but that’s just me. At the end of the day, I’m still a dog person, who loves all dogs and dog games, even the yappy dog that lives next to me. [ ••”We have increasingly explored competition based on long, difficult and precise handling tests, and marks that have become more technically demanding by virtue of distance and configuration. Perhaps today it would be more accurate to refer to American field trials as ‘CONDITIONS MET IN AN EXTRAORDINARY DAYS’S SHOOT.” -Retriever Field Trial Judging Manual•• ] ——————————————————————— (This was a very technical double blind with many factors.)•••
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