Special Notice 

English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Judges Clarification (October 2009)

The AKC Board of Directors approved the recommendation from ESSFTA that clients not judge their professional dog trainers for up to one year from the time of their professional relationship. This change applies only to English Springer Spaniel Field Trials. Chapter 5, Section 1 will be amended effective January 1, 2010 to "A professional dog trainer and a client with an ongoing business relationship should not be allowed to judge one another within one year of their relationship."