This is a reminder to clubs that effective January 1, 2015 the Conformation Show Rules were changed to include the Field Class in Section 12.2, Classes, as a regular class at Specialty Shows. This class is optional, however, it is a now a regular class.
12 BREEDS, CLASSES, AWARDS & SWEEPSTAKES
Field Class (Specialty Only)
This class is optional at Specialty shows for breeds that have performance events in the field. Dogs entered in this class must have attained a title or placement in a field trial or test. This class is to be judged prior to Best of Breed judging with winners of each sex competing for Best of Breed. Dogs entered in these classes may be spayed or neutered.
Prior to January 1, 2015, the Field Class was considered unofficial.
When clubs offer the Field Class, the class is to be judged prior to Best of Breed judging with the winner of each sex competing for Best of Breed. The Field Class must be indicated on the Event Date Application and it must be advertised in the Premium List.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or the staff in the Event Planning Department, Shows and Trials Division.