According to GRCA, there have only been 2 since the late 1960's. I know Funky Farquar was one, who was the other????
Okay, I have a question. Looking at CH-AFC Ronakers Novato Cain. Where would the confirmation world look at him now? He has yellow/golden eyes. He has a very dark coat. Would that get him eliminated from confirmation nowadays? Has that changed in the last 20 years? Is it not retriever against retriever in the field world? I am certainly more about performance than confirmation, but I still don't understand why a darker, golden eyed retriever can't compete and be considered for the show ring. Jim
And not an Amateur Field Trial Champion either, only a Field Champion. I cannot imagine being able to earn two such competitive titles on the same dog! According to the GRCA website, on average, only 1 or 2 Goldens a year earn the title of Field Champion.They have to be a Conformation Champion and a Field Champion (not a master hunter, although that's no small achievement either!)
They have to be a Conformation Champion and a Field Champion (not a master hunter, although that's no small achievement either!)
Ahh.... and (sorry I'm only familiar with some obedience and conformation titles) what makes the difference between MH and Field Champion? I always thought Field and Hunting were the same thing :uhoh: lol
I had also never heard that before, very interesting to know! Thanks!When you're looking at AKC pedigrees, Titles before a dogs name are "Championship Titles" where the dog has to defeat other dogs in competition. Titles that appear after a dogs' name are "Degrees" or indications of a status earned.