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by Charles E.A, Alington

With commentary by Susan Scales

Charles Alington's book is a mine of analytical information which has never been surpassed, before or since, and the greatest mystery is that the book was ever allowed to go out of print. Many of Alington's observations are applicable today regarding basic dog work, but the Field Trial world has altered beyond all recognition and base commercialism is king.

Susan Scales has most ably brought the book up to date with her own trenchant comments and her introduction is bold, provocative and completely accurate regarding Field Trials today. Susan was a lady of vast experience in the Labrador sphere and never afraid of controversy. She favoured the dual-purpose type, and was a panel 'A' Field Trial judge of retrievers and also judged shows up to championship level. Regrettably she did not live to see this excellent book republished.

Table of Contents:
1. How Field Trials are Conducted
2. Equity in Judging
3. Hard Mouths
4. Retrieving and Delivery
5. Some Tests
6. Control and Natural Ability
7. Nose and Scent
8. Runners
9. Pace, Style and Drive
10. Handling: Water and Other Tests
11. Spaniel Trials
12. What Field Trials Have Done

Hardcover (109 pages)
Published by Swanhill Press in 2000
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