from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A test of huntingdogs, with reference to their performance in the field, after a formula of points, or units of merit, prescribed by fixed rules and adjudicated upon by judges. Sportsman's Gazetteer. Also field-show. See bench-show.


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  • "Some states are positively inclined, such as Andhra Pradesh," he said, adding that the government in the southern state is holding weekly meetings for field-trial clearances.

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  • The data relates to risk assessments accompanying requests for trials and commercial releases of GMOs, including field-trial risk assessments and commodity import and animal-consumption risk assessments.

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  • Already, in the years since he entered, as a hobby, the field-trial game, he had bought, at the recommendation of handlers, some hundreds of bird dogs.

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  • He must be prepared for the thrilling life of the field-trial dog.

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  • It's the kind of thing you see now and then among field-trial men.

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  • Without ever gaining their confidence, Larsen had a way of turning them into finished field-trial dogs.

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  • [Illustration: "Examining the pile of plans, reports, and blue-prints."] "Dear, a field-trial is not what we are discussing."

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  • • Light travel may be required for field-trial management.

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  • So I had Chad Betts run one of his field-trial springers as test dog in that series.


  • (In 1987, when judging the master level of an early AKC spaniel hunting test, I had Perry Overstake run his field-trial Lab as test dog in the water blind, with similar comparative results.)



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