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GSPCI Field Trial Clinic

GSPCI Field Trial Clinic

9:00 am Sunday March 10 2019

Des Plaines Conservation Area West Grounds

This introductory clinic is designed to inform and instruct All Breed Pointing dog owners who have an interest in participating in AKC sanctioned Field Trials. GSPCI has the honor of having a member who has been elected to the Bird Dog Hall of Fame, he will conduct the initial class room instruction and will share his personal experiences of Field Trialing, followed by actual Field instruction and judging by experienced judges. Stakes will be available for dogs at all levels of performance.

Please contact Dave Wolfe at or 815.806.0071 to reserve your space. $15.00 per dog fee will be charged to cover the cost of birds. This is an opportunity to discuss and learn about Field Trialing and another way to extend your dog’s hunting season.


Diaper Derby Un-judged stake for puppies under 6 months old on date of trial. Running time approx. 5-10 minutes.

Puppy For puppies 6 to 15 months old on date of trial.

Derby For dogs 6-24 months of age. They should be independent, and show adult potential. The dog must point a bird to be placed.

Hunting Dog This is an unbroke dog stake. It is to be judged on the dog's ability to hunt, handle, and point birds and hold them ‘till you are within range. Judgment stops when the bird is flushed. This is for dogs that have NOT placed in an AKC or Amt. Field broke dog stake. Foot Handled Only.

Gun Dog For dogs broke to wing and shot. They should show independence, intelligence, and handle with minimal directions from the handler. Foot Handled Only.

All-Age or dogs broke to wing and shot. These dogs should hunt to the extremes, show intelligence, and handle reasonably well.

Junior Handler For dogs 6 months and up, and handlers 18 years and under. This stake is judged on the handler's ability to run the dog. This includes how he or she handles, how well the dog responds, and in general the ability of the junior handler to conduct the elements of running a dog in the field This can be conducted off horseback or foot with no additional credit given for either type of handling.

Senior This is an unjudged stake for 10 year or older dog event – a chance to show your senior dogs ability to handle, and point birds.  Hearing aids, diapers and tracking collars welcome.   Walk Handled Only!