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   A competition for certain hound or sporting breeds in which dogs are judged on ability and style in finding or retrieving game or following a game trail. In retriever field trials, they are judged according to standardized objectives, and also against each other. Placements are 1st through 4th. AKC field trials started around 1931 and are considered by some to be the “big league” of field competition. With regards to retrievers, accurate marking is of primary importance. The marks range from 150 yards to upwards of 450 yards. Gunners and handlers wear white coats in the field to make them identifiable to the dog. However, guns will “retire” or go out of sight once the mark is thrown. A dog that marks the fall of a bird, uses the wind, follows a strong cripple and will take direction from his handler is of great value.

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  • National Field Retriever Association (NFRA) Search —    A relatively new organization that offers competitive field tests for retrievers. This organization merges the best aspects of contemporary hunt tests with field trials. The dogs are scored via an innovative scorings system called “deductive… …   Hunting glossary

  • United Kennel Club Search —    an alternative registry to the AKC. With 250,000 registrations annually, it is the second oldest and second largest all breed dog registry in the United States. Founded in 1898 by Chauncey Z. Bennett, the registry has always supported the idea …   Hunting glossary

  • AFC Search —    Amateur Field Champion. This is a designation earned at AKC field trials and is used as a prefix to the dog’s registered name. A retriever must have won 15 points including a first place in Open or Limited Stake when handled by an amateur or… …   Hunting glossary

  • Open All Age Search —    It is also the toughest of the all age stakes in AKC field trials, open to amateurs and professional alike. Marks and blinds are long and technical in nature, up to 400+ yards. Dogs must gain one “win” and points in order to obtain the coveted …   Hunting glossary

  • Flyer Search —    This term sometimes refers to the gun station at which a live bird is shot; can also refer to the live shot bird used in marking set ups. This is a dog’s favorite bird. In hunt tests or field trials, it is not practical to use live birds on… …   Hunting glossary

  • Heel Search —    The old definition meant to “walk by my side.” Trainers for hunt tests and field trials now use it to make a dog back up when forging ahead such as when doing to line at a test or trial …   Hunting glossary

  • Secondary Selection Search —    When the handler decides which bird will be picked up next. They may not follow the order in which they were thrown. This is used mostly in Field Trials but is a useful tool for any retriever …   Hunting glossary

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  • Noel Field — Noel Haviland Field Born January 23, 1904(1904 01 23) London, England Died September 12, 1970(1970 09 12) (aged 66) Budapest Spouse Herta Field …   Wikipedia

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