German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Indiana
Spring Hunt Test May 15th and 16th, 2021
Water Test May 15th
As we approach 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, although every judge was trained with the same rules and guidelines, each 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
Must pass 4 tests to achieve Junior AKC Title
Junior Guidelines 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
If achieved Junior Title you must then pass 4 Senior AKC test to achieve Senior AKC Title
If you skip Junior Title and go straight to Senior then you must pass 5 tests to achieve
Senior AKC Title
Junior and Senior Guidelines followed
Must not break on fire
Honor Completely on its own
Retrieve Completely to Hand
If achieved Senior AKC Title you must then pass 5 Master AKC test to achieve Master AKC Title
If you skip Senior AKC Title and go straight to Master then you must pass 6 tests to achieve
the Master AKC Title