August 7, 2019

Are you ready?  Have you conditioned your dog for the warm weather?  Field Trial Season is almost here!!!!

A few things to remember....

Clubs -  Please send in your fall date and Judges as soon as you can.  I am fielding emails from people wanting to know details so they can plan their fall season.  Additionally, please send in your placements and pics so they can be posted.

Breeders and Puppy Buyers - This spring brought forward a neurodegenerative sensory disorder called Acral Mutilation Syndrome (AMS).  A protein in the brain called GDNF becomes deficient and causes sensory insensitivity. In simple terms, the dog does not feel pain or temperature.  There were cases of infected dogs chewing on themselves and do to the extent of the damage had to be euthanized.   This disorder has been found in English Cockers, English Springer Spaniels, English Pointers, German Shorthair Pointers, French Spaniels and Miniature Schnauzers.

What we know so far:

As always, I’d like to take a moment to thank the advertisers who make it possible for us to offer this site as a free resource for you. Please check out our advertiser’s websites – and if you see them at a field trial, please let them know you saw them here!  Without their support we could not do this.

If you have questions or suggestions, you can contact me at or 515.205.3223 (after 5:30PM CST). Please also be sure to like ESSFT English Springer Spaniel Field Trials on Facebook.  (Note:  If you are not on Facebook you can scroll through the feed on the website.  This will keep you up to date!)

See you in the field!
Holly Boggess

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