2020 BSS National Field Trial Dates



2020 Upland National Championship.  January 18th and 19th, 2020  at Shadow Creek Farm, Ayden NC

2020 Retriever National Championship. April 23rd – 25th, 2020 in  Camden SC


Rule Chages:

In the Upland Nationals, the Judges of the Open stake will have the option of running dogs in “ brace “

In the Retriever Nationals the Open Distances will be aligned with those used in the HRC program. Water 125 yards, Land 150 yards and Blinds 100 yards.

In the Upland Hunt tests and Field Trials the use of Higgins style release boxes will be allowed.  The Release Boxes MUST be thoroughly brushed in so as to be undetectable by the dogs.

Here is a good explanation of Running Upland Flushing dogs in a brace from our friends at the English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association. https://essfta.org/english-springers/versatility/introduction-to-spaniel-field-trials/?fbclid=IwAR1SJe7Rn91ibgsrm9tjhmiN1s6TuI750uf74CSLOCFNhcA1nhv8tPmOPkI