What Breck said I like it!
What Breck said I like it!
"If I had a million dollars!" That silly little song runs through my head when I see this thread title.
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Susan, I was thinking along the same lines actually.
For a dog to become a field champion it takes some human (a whole bunch of humans actually) having a lot of faith in you and investing a boat load of time, effort and money that they will never see back.
After that just front foot all the birds and you've got it made.
How many here have trained their own personal FCs?
Let's see you don't attend any family events on the weekend. You miss your kids events. You use up all your vacation time to run your dogs. You try not to use household money, but, you do. You get up early train, come home train until all you see is the flash of the gun, get home about 9:30PM. Get up at daylight do it all again. Cold, rain, doesn't matter.
Snow you do the best you can. Finally you get lucky and get a Judges Award Of Merit or JAM. You move up the ladder and after many starts, JAMs, low placements, you win and you title. That includes driving a 1000 miles in one weekend
Going out in the first series. You get used to loosing. Then the game changes a little you now go up against the numbers game. One person runs and owns two, three ,four, five titled dogs, all professionally trained. You make your AFC and chase a few points for over a year against a Professional trainers truck load of pointed or titled dogs. Finally luck strikes and you make your FC. Done that few times got lucky. I have since been under professional care for my obsessive compulsive behavior with self denial of having a mental dog disorder. Have fun!
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A amateur field champion has to have a win open or amateur , 15 points, and be handled by a amateur. Exception you can win two opens as a amateur and title both ways. One of my training partners did that, one won a open and the co owner won an open. In answer to your question one year we won a open handled by me an amateur, it qualified her for the National Open that year, and made her AFC title. We had a win but needed two points for the total number of ten and she made her FC about a year later. Don't even ask me about breed specialty points as my training partner is chasing a win for either titles. If I skipped a beat on something my finger is not working today.