I finished my first NKC Fld Ch Saturday. Dry Creek Speck. 10 Trials in 12 months, 9 trophies, plus HOY open class in TN/AL region. I know it's not AKC but it is enjoyable. I bought this dog to attend some ARHA LP trials for fun. Never dreamed I'd even place, although he is a good old fashioned rabbit dog. Great jumpdog and does account for most of his rabbits. I also have AKC SPO dogs I run separately. Here is a breakdown of my costs. Entry fees=$150, gas=$200, Friends made and enjoyment=priceless!