THE CONDUCT AND JUDGING
Report of The Rules Committee of the English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association issued November 2013
OF THE SPANIEL FIELD TRIALS
The Annual Meeting of the English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association held in New York on February 14, 1950 authorized by resolution the preparation of a booklet intended to clarify the procedures and contribute to the uniformity of judging of spaniel field trials.
After careful study by a Special Committee carried on over a period of two years a preliminary report was made to the Annual Meeting of 1952, and subsequently published in booklet form.
Prior to this edition, the booklet was revised and reprinted in 1963 at which time the Committee, composed of Robert McLean, Chairman, Robert C. Bishop, James R. Dodson, B.F. Genty and Richard H. Migel, strongly recommended that the contestants and observers at trials review from time to time that vitally important document A.K.C. Registrations and Field Trial Rules and Standard Procedures for Spaniels which can be found reprinted in its entirely and with the permission of the American Kennel Club in the Appendix.
It should be restated here, as in the original report, that the explanatory material in this booklet* is not official it is explanatory only. Nevertheless it is the result of painstaking thought of many people and should be accepted as a guide by judges and contestants.
This booklet was revised November 2013 prior to reprinting. This revision is current through the September 2012 revision of the A.K.C. Registrations and Field Trial Rules and Standard Procedures for Spaniels. The Committee in 2013 reiterates the importance of familiarity with this booklet and with A.K.C official rules and standard procedures for those judging and attending trials.THE COMMITTEE
Bob Iversen, Chair
*As distinguished from the official A.K.C. Registrations and Field Trial Rules and Standard Procedure for Spaniels.