The title “Champion” (CH) is awarded to a dog that has acquired 15 points, including two majors under different judges and at least one point under a third different judge.
A Field Champion (FC) title is awarded to a dog that has acquired 10 points at
3 trials, with at least 1 win of 3 points or better in:
Open Gun Dog
Open Limited All-Age
Open Limited Gun Dog
No more than 2 points from puppy (Open and/or Amateur Walking)
No more than 2 points from derby (Open and/or Amateur Walking)
No more than 4 of the 10 points have been won by placing 1st in Amateur Stakes.
For some, like dual Gordon Setter breeder Frank Watters, it is a passion that is its own reward. Watters judged the Hunt Test at the Gordon Setter Club of America’s 2007 national, and his dog DC Tarbaby’s Setanta T Rex, JH, is the breed’s 46th dual champion. “It can get expensive, and there are a lot of practical challenges involved,” he says. “But I can’t think of anything I would rather do.”
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AKC BREEDER SUMMER 2008