German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Indiana

AKC Hunt Test

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.

Junior Hunter  

Trainability-Huntability-Bird Finding-Point

Fire Blank Gun upon flush

Desire, Boldness, Independence, Speed and a Useful Running Pattern

Senior Hunter

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

Master Hunter

Junior and Senior Guidlines followed

Must not break on fire

Honor Completely on its own

Retrieve Completely to Hand