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Retriever Field Trials

Retriever Field Trials: Eligible Breeds

All dogs six months of age or older from the following breeds are eligible to participate in Retriever Field Trials:

AKC Recognized Breeds

  • Chesapeake Retrievers
  • Curly-Coated Retrievers
  • Flat-Coated Retrievers
  • Golden Retrievers
  • Irish Water Spaniels
  • Labrador Retrievers
  • Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers


  • Dogs of these breeds recorded with the Purebred Alternative Listing Program/Indefinite Listing Privilege (PAL/ILP) are not eligible to participate.
  • Spayed and neutered dogs are eligible to participate.
  • Bitches in season are not eligible to participate.
  • Dogs with Limited and Conditional Registration are eligible to participate.For all information regarding eligibility, please refer to the Field Trial Rules and Standard Procedure for Retrievers.