I have a question regarding field trials for retrievers. I have a P.A.L. registration for my dog because he was a rescue. I am looking at going to the 2014 Golden Retriever National and I would like to run the Field Trial event however I noticed that on the AKC site that the following information was listed
Retriever Field Trials
All dogs six months of age or older from the following breeds are eligible to participate in Retriever Field Trials:
AKC Recognized Breeds
•Irish Water Spaniels
•Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers
•Dogs of these breeds recorded with the Purebred Alternative Listing Program/Indefinite Listing Privilege (PAL/ILP) are not eligible to participate.
•Dogs of these breeds with Conditional registration are not eligible to participate.
•Spayed and neutered dogs are eligible to participate.
•Bitches in season are not eligible to participate.
•Dogs with Limited Registration are eligible to participate.
Why is that? Im assuming the GRCA follows the AKC rules
Please no FT BASHING I have a lot of respect for the game and the people I know and have met along the way.