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-objective” and “deductive-subjective” scoring. The four dogs with the best scores are designated by the judges as “Field Test Winners.” Each year the NFRA awards the overall High-Point Dog for each Stake regardless of sex or breed. The High point dog by breed and sex are also awarded. The dog with the greatest number of Derby points accrued before the dog is 30 months of age is awarded annually. Dogs compete in stakes such as junior, derby, senior, master and open. The titles earned are Junior Field Retriever (JFR), Derby Field Retriever (DFR), Senior field Retriever (SFR), master Field Retriever (MFR) and Field Test Champion (FTC). All titles are used as a prefix to the dog’s name.
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