Athleticism. Stamina. Courage. An instinct to go, go, go.
These qualities are the essence of the Pointing breed, and why they’re naturally superior hunters. As
a dog owner, it’s important to consistently find new ways to stimulate your dog’s natural’s instincts. If
you have a Pointing breed, training for and participating in a Pointing Field Trial (“competition”) is a
perfect way to do it.
Pointing breed field trials allow a dog to work in the field and be judged in a competitive setting
covering a lot of open ground in a short time. These trials allow dogs to display qualities like their
keen desire to hunt, their intelligence, ability to find game, style and courage. Some trials will have
handlers on horseback while others are considered a walking trial. Pointing Breed field trails are one
of the oldest and most traditional of the field events and thousands of dogs have earned titles since its
inception. When you and your dog compete, you’re not just having fun with your dog; you’re also
carrying on a tradition rich with history and excitement. (Source: AKC 2018) . Click here to find out
more information on Field Trials. Click here for the AKC Field Trial Rules.
CVVC Fall Walking Field Trial: Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 and Sunday, December 2, 2018, Dr. John
E. Flaherty Field Trial Club Association
** Source: AKC 2018 www.akc.org/sports/pointing-breeds/field-trials/
** Click here to find out more information on Field Trials.
** Click here for the AKC Field Trial Rules.
Pointing Breed Hunting tests are non-competitive pass/fail tests which assess each dog independently
based attributes such as display of desire, boldness, independence, speed with a useful pattern of
running across difficult or confusing scent patterns to pinpoint the location of birds. Other categories
judges will score are; bird finding ability, pointing, trainability and in Senior and Master tests –
Retrieving and Honoring. The teamwork between dog and handler is essential. Participating in
pointing breed hunt tests is a great way to let dogs experience what they were bred to do and enjoy
what comes naturally (Source: AKC 2018) . Click here to find out more information on Hunt Tests.
Click here for the AKC Hunt Test Rules.
CVVC Fall Hunt Test: Saturday, November 24, 2018, Dr. John E. Flaherty Field Trial Club
Association. This will be part of a Double Header weekend that we are sharing with the
Central New England Brittany Club
** Source: AKC 2018 www.akc.org/sports/pointing-breeds/hunt-tests/
** Click here to find out more information on Hunt Tests.
** Click here for the AKC Hunt Test Rules.