Field Trials and Hunt Tests
Field trials and hunt tests are designed to test the skills of hunting dogs--doing what they are bred to do. The tests and trials are divided by the primary skill a particular group of dogs does while hunting: retrieve, point, flush or scent.
While Field Trials have a competitive component -- only those placing get points toward a title -- Hunt Tests are a pass/fail test. In a test, the dog needs to perform and pass certain requirements for the particular hunting group.
For more information on the groups, see AKC links:
ICCKC does not put on any field type events, but many of our members are members of or participate in events by local clubs:
Treasure Valley Hunting Retriever Club
Idaho Retriever Club
German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Idaho