Catsill Kennels

English Springer Spaniels Field Trial

The two most prestigious field events for the ESS are the National Championships. These events are usually held at the end of the regular field trial season, and dogs must qualify during the year to enter. The Nationals are governed by the same AKC Field Trial Rules and Standard Procedures for Spaniels, but the format is much more difficult. In a regular field trial, there are 3 series, 2 of the series run as a brace. A water retrieve is not mandatory, but expected to be completed if offered. In a National, there are 5 land series, and 2 water retrieves required in order to finish and be eligible for any awards. Four of the five land series must be braced. These special trials usually last four or five days. For an in-depth description of a field trial, click the link below for the article, Introduction to Spaniel Field Trials, by Kathy Sonier.

PHOTO TOP LEFT: 2007 NFC FC B-C SARAH'S ABBY-GALE, OWNERS: MIKE & KRISTINE GOLOMB, HANDLER: GARY BREITBARTH

PHOTO BOTTOM RIGHT: 2007 NAFC AFC BEGGARBUSH CLIPPER, OWNER/HANDLER: BILL WILLETT, PHOTO COURTESY OF MR. WILLETT

THESE PHOTOS ARE COPYRIGHTED AND CANNOT BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE PHOTOGRAPHERS.)

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
2015 English Springer Spaniel Championship
2015 English Springer Spaniel Championship
Kala English Springer Spaniel Puppy in field
Kala English Springer Spaniel Puppy in field
English Springer Spaniels
English Springer Spaniels
Share this Post

Related posts

Field English Springer Spaniels

Field English Springer Spaniels

DECEMBER 14, 2018

The English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association (ESSFTA) is the American Kennel Club (AKC) parent club for the breed…

Read More
English Springer Spaniels, Breeder

English Springer Spaniels, Breeder

DECEMBER 14, 2018

Phosphofructokinase (PFK) deficiency is an inherited disease that affects both the field trial and show lines of English…

Read More