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    I have been wondering how a dog can become a Field Champion, do they just run derby's to collect points and when you have a certain amount of numbers you just become a Field Champion?

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    http://images.akc.org/pdf/rulebooks/RFTRET.pdf

    Description of the different stakes Derby (for dogs under 2), Qualifying, and the different types of All-Age stakes.

    Page 24-25 details the requirements to obtain the FC or AFC title (FC points won while being handled by an Amateur count toward the AFC total points)
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    Hum?
    Imagine you taught you son to play golf from when he was 5 years old (Derby) and after a lot of sweat and excelling in high school (Qualifying) he ends up getting a golf scholarship to college. (Amateur) He ends up being good enough to play on the PGA Tour. (Open)
    To become a field champion he's got to make the cut fairly often at tournaments plus come in better than 4th place a few times. He then needs beat Tiger Woods, Rory Mcilroy etc at least one time and win tournament.
    Great golfers have played on the tour for years and never won an event.
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    kercha83 - Oh how I wish it was that easy! I'll try and explain it as simply as possible

    Derbies - Are for dogs under the age of 2, point for placements go toward the Derby List (simplified explanation).
    Qualifyings - Are for dogs older then 2 but not ready to play with the big dogs - earning a 1st or 2nd will give the dog the designation of being Qualified All-Age (which in some cases determines eligibility to participate in certain "flavors" of All-Age Open stakes)
    Amateur - Any dog over the age of 6 months can run, but the handler has to be an Amateur.
    Open - any dog over the age of 6 months can run, handler can be either a professional or amateur.

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    There are only two titles that can be earned by competing in weekend FTs: Field Champion and Amateur Field Champion

    SIMPLIFIED version of how to earn titles (there are a few other confusing ways a dog can earn an AFC, but let's keep it simple):

    FC - 10 points total to include a win in an Open stake regardless if the points are earned by a Pro or Amateur
    AFC - 15 All-Age points total to include a win from an All-Age stake with all points being earned by an Amateur handler (to include the win)

    1st Place : 5 points
    2nd Place : 3 points
    3rd Place : 1 points
    4th Place : 1/2 point
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    Quote Originally Posted by FOM View Post
    kercha83 - Oh how I wish it was that easy! I'll try and explain it as simply as possible

    Derbies - Are for dogs under the age of 2, point for placements go toward the Derby List (simplified explanation).
    Qualifyings - Are for dogs older then 2 but not ready to play with the big dogs - earning a 1st or 2nd will give the dog the designation of being Qualified All-Age (which in some cases determines eligibility to participate in certain "flavors" of All-Age Open stakes)
    Amateur - Any dog over the age of 6 months can run, but the handler has to be an Amateur.
    Open - any dog over the age of 6 months can run, handler can be either a professional or amateur.

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    There are only two titles that can be earned by competing in weekend FTs: Field Champion and Amateur Field Champion

    SIMPLIFIED version of how to earn titles (there are a few other confusing ways a dog can earn an AFC, but let's keep it simple):

    FC - 10 points total to include a win in an Open stake regardless if the points are earned by a Pro or Amateur
    AFC - 15 All-Age points total to include a win from an All-Age stake with all points being earned by an Amateur handler (to include the win)

    1st Place : 5 points
    2nd Place : 3 points
    3rd Place : 1 points
    4th Place : 1/2 point
    Just to clarify, dogs can run in the qualifying stake if they are at least 6 months of age. Most dogs don't run them until they are around 2 years of age.

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    I liked the Golf example!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HJAMS View Post
    I liked the Golf example!
    Yes. Great analogy. Takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears.
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    And if your dog wins 2 qualifyings the dog cant run them anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeDog View Post
    Yes. Great analogy. Takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears.
    Ditto good way to explain things!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck N View Post
    And if your dog wins 2 qualifyings the dog cant run them anymore.
    There have been dogs to win three...
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