Our yearly calendar includes two AKC licensed field trials (Spring and Fall).  Volunteers are always needed and warmly welcomed at these events.

We hope you will join our ranks and volunteer to help!  All ARC events are listed with Entry Express – click on the buttons below for event information/premiums.

Spring Field Trial – TBD

Place: Buckhead, GA


Fall Field Trial

Owner Handler Qualifier

Place: Buckhead, GA

 

For premiums, entries, results, and more information, please see:

 

 

Or contact:

Ms. Peggy Cooper

Field Trial Secretary
Atlanta Retriever Club
P.O. Box 28
Waverly, Alabama 36879

For field trial dates of other AKC clubs, please see the following event calendars:

          Dogs Afield - Event List

          AKC - Retriever Field Trial Calendar

AKC Retriever Field Trials involve various categories or "stakes" in which dogs compete against each other for ribbons and trophies. The minor stakes include the Derby and Qualifying.  The major stakes include the Amateur and Open.

  • Derby Stake - for dogs up to two years of age. These dogs do several series of marked retrieves, including single and/or double retrieves on land and in water.  The dogs compete for placements and corresponding Derby points.
  • Qualifying Stake - testing consists of a multiple land mark series, land blind series, water blind series, and water mark series.  The dogs compete for placements and the Qualified All Age (QAA) designation.
  • Amateur Stake – testing consists of a multiple land mark series, land blind series, water blind series, and water mark series.  Handlers may only be amateurs – no professionals may handle a dog in the Amateur stake.   Dogs compete for placements and corresponding points leading to the Amateur Field Champion (AFC) title.  The Amateur stake may be limited to QAA dogs.  It may also be limited to Owner/Handler participants only. 
  • Open Stake - testing consists of a multiple land mark series, land blind series, water blind series, and water mark series.  The Open is “open” to all handlers, regardless of Professional or Amateur status.  Dogs compete for placements and corresponding points leading to the Field Champion (FC) title (and Amateur Field Champion (AFC) title if handled by an Amateur).  The Open stake may be limited to QAA dogs.

For the rules and regulations governing AKC Retriever Field Trials, please see Field Trial Rules and Standard Procedures for Retrievers.

 

 

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