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ONE BREED TRIALS

The Club de Chien de Chasse de Quebec is celebrating a 30th Anniversary.  They have just released  a novel premium list for a June 1, 2024 Spaniel field trial.   It is for English Cocker Spaniels ONLY -  CKC Event No. 2420226541

CCCQ Premium List that announces Cocker Spaniel Only Spaniel Field trial in Canada

This announcement caused a few heads to turn.  How can they do that? ; They can't do that!

Of course there is the possibility that there was a mistake. A quick review of the 

CKC Spaniel Field Trial Rules and Regulations January 1, 2024  was in order.

Sure enough, there is no mistake you can give a stake where ONE or MORE breeds of Spaniels may compete.

CKC Spaniel Field Trail Rules that allow One Breed trials

Traditionally in Canada, Cockers have gone head to head with Springers and other eligible Spaniels and have done very well over the years in field trials across Canada.  Cockers have earned National Championship placements, Canadian High Point Dogs and enough Field Trial Champions to have lost count running against the "big dogs".  

The CCCQ is offering three more separate Approved trials the same weekend where all the Spaniels can compete together.  

Good luck with all your CKC events.  

Congratulations on your 30th Anniversary.  What a way to celebrate.

Get your copy of the latest rules here: 

CKC Spaniel Field Trial Rules and Regulations January 1, 2024

Traditionally in Canada, Cockers have gone head to head with Springers and other eligible Spaniels and have done very well over the years in field trials across Canada.  Cockers have earned National Championship placements, Canadian High Point Dogs and enough Field Trial Champions to have lost count running against the "big dogs".  

The CCCQ is offering three more separate Approved trials the same weekend where all the Spaniels can compete together.  

Good luck with all your CKC events.  

Congratulations on your 30th Anniversary.  What a way to celebrate.

 

 

A Question:

"Syd Pellow: lol...I have read those rules and I don't see how that answers the question...where do the points go from a cocker only trial? Are there now two separate tiers for high point dog for cockers and springers? According to the premium list for that trial, points are awarded in a standard fashion."

 

Placements at ALL Approved CKC Spaniel Field Trails will be awarded points as the Spaniel Field Trial Rules and Procedures stipulate; 1st through 4th, as usual. The rules allow, as they always have, for ONE or MORE breeds to compete in Approved Spaniel Trials. HIGH POINT AWARDS are determined by the organization awarding those trophies. Any CKC award related to Spaniel Field Trials will be determined by placements in ALL CKC Approved events. The CNSFTA has different rules for their awards and they will have to provide their own answer and guidance going forward.

Cockers have certainly come a long way in 100 years.

 

 "The suggestions contained in this book apply to the breaking of all land spaniels, whether Springers, Cockers, Clumbers, Sussex or Field Spaniels, and Water Spaniels when used for work on land.  At Field Trials all the breeds are expected both to hunt and to retrieve, and whether running singly or in a brace team are judged on similar lines. In the early days of Field Trails retrieving was optional in stakes confined to Cockers, but at present day (1945) the Cocker is expected to retrieve, although most judges would not ask it to try conclusions with a hare.  So far, therefore, as Field Trials are concerned, the choice of breed depends upon the fancy of the owner, though he can hardly expect the Cocker to compete on equal terms with his big brother the Springer."

 

Spaniels: Their Breaking for Sport and Field Trials.  H.W. Carlton, London Press,  1915

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