German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Indiana
Spring Hunt Test April 13 & 14th
Water Test April 13th
As we approach the Spring, take advantage of the beautiful weather for training days. Communicate with other club members to work together on skill building. Using and learning from one another is part of the club atmosphere. We all have things to share, as well as, things to learn!
Each level has its own set of expectations to qualify. Remember, though every judge was trained with the same rules and guidelines; Every judge has discretion on what they see in the field! That's why they call it "Judgment"!
See AKC Hunt Test Handbook for details. Below will highlight some of the basic POINTS for each Hunt Title. All titles are required an average score of at least 7, with no individual score lower than 4.
Fire Blank Gun upon flush
Desire, Boldness, Independence, Speed and a Useful Running Pattern
Junior Guidlines followed but, Less forgiving
Retrieve shot bird/to hand not required, but within a few steps
Honoring with/without verbal command after recognize/acknowledge bracemate's point
Steady to Flush
Not to break till shot is fired
Junior and Senior Guidlines followed
Must not break on fire
Honor Completely on its own
Retrieve Completely to Hand