Could someone tell me the difference between Hunt Tests and Field Trials - I know I could probably look this up and figure it out myself, but I thought someone might be able to enlighten me and others at the same time.
Hunt tests test a dog against a standard. You get a pass/fail. Depending on the venue you usually start out at a beginning level and have to pass that a certain amount of times to move up a level.
A field trial is a competition to pick the best dog.
Hunt tests can be run from a novice to the very top which requires very in depth training and skill.
Field trials are the top of the game......trialing requires a lot of money......many, many thousands of dollars, it requires the best trainers and dogs in the world.
Of course there's a lot more to it than the several points I mentioned.
Last edited by gundog; 09-10-2009 at 11:05 PM.
Thanks - that's kind of what I wanted to know - I knew that one was considered "more realistic", and one "not as hard", etc.