I'm a bit confused on this statement. If a field trial doesn't put too the test a dogs physical capabilities, then how possibly could putting a dog in a show ring. However long it takes to run a dog in a field trial shows not only physical capabilitites, but mental as well. It also shows the drive that the dog has, which as many of us know already a big majority of the conformation dogs have pretty much lost, this isn't a big thing in the conformation dogs to many that are breeding them, looks is. One can truely see the difference in these dogs out there in a field trial as well as owning a dog thats been bred to do it's original purpose.vrocco1 said:These qualities are bred into gun dogs for a reason. The ten minutes that the dogs spend working at a field trial only tests the dog's training and instict. They do not test his physical capabilities. When they modify the field trials to do that, my interest will be peaked.
I believe vrocco1 was getting "field trials" and "hunt tests" confused. I run in hunt tests and have no desire to run field trials. Vrocco1 has watched JH tests and yes they are a lower level title and pretty easy to obtain with minimal training and work ethic. The marks are short and not too difficult. Many show dogs have their JH and SH titles (a few have also earned MH which in my opinion requires a lot of skill and good structure on the dogs part).Goldndust said:I'm a bit confused on this statement. If a field trial doesn't put too the test a dogs physical capabilities, then how possibly could putting a dog in a show ring.