29 Jun 2020 News > Announcements

Minimum Requirements by American Field/FDSB & Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America

The Minimum Requirements shows:    “As adopted by The American Field Publishing Company/FieldDog Stud Book and the Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America.”   Requirement No. 1 addresses the announcement of an upcoming trial appearing in the  Fixtures in an issue dated a minimum of fourteen (14) days before the trials are to be run.   No issues being printed. New wording has to be agreed on by the American Field and the AFTCA.  …
04 Jun 2020 News > Annual Meetings

2020 OPEN AFTCA MEETING VIA CONFERENCE CALL, June 25, 2020 5:00 PM CST

The AFTCA open meeting will be held Thursday June 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM CST. Anyone who wishes to join the conference call on FreeConferenceCall.com please follow the participant instructions. Your dial-in number is 978-990-5155 and your access code is 4232191. If you have any question please contact AFTCA secretary Piper Huffman piper.huffman@aim.com 662-223-0126 office 662-471-1700 cell  
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02 May 2020 News > Purina Awards

Cancellation: 2020 Purina Award Presentation

In conjunction with the cancellation of the AFTCA Annual Board Meeting in Montgomery, AL, the presentation ceremonies for the 2019-2020 Purina Outstanding Bird Dog Award have also been cancelled. We do congratulate this year’s winners, who have worked extremely hard to reach the pinnacle of the sport, and look forward to recognizing them all at next year’s ceremony.

16 Apr 2020 News > Announcements

American Field & FDSB: An Update (April 16)

Chicago, Ill. — It is more than three weeks since the governor of Illinois and the mayor of the city of Chicago issued “stay at home” mandates in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. These are tentatively scheduled to expire on April 30. If such did occur, the American Field would be up and running “full speed” by Monday, May 4.

2019-2020 National Amateur Quail & Derby Championship Report

The National Amateur Quail Championship returned to the historic Dixie Plantation after an absence of two years to allow maintenance on the field trial courses. This trial is considered by many to be the creme de la creme of amateur trials. There was a collective sigh of relief by the field trial community when permission was granted for this trial to return to Dixie. Fifty-six were drawn to compete—55 pointers, seven being females, and one setter.

2019-2020 National Amateur Shooting Dog Derby & Shooting Dog Championship Report

The tradition of the National Amateur Shooting Championship once again made its way to Camp Robinson Field Trial area. These two traditions kind of belong with each other, the finest amateur dogs in the country taking on the challenge of the famed grounds were the champions have run for more for more than sixty years. The excitement started with the National Amateur Shooting dog Derby Championship. The jewel for the young at heart got going in fine fashion.