In July, the Whid Isle Brittany Club hosted the annual AKC approved Hunt Test. The test was held on the grounds of the Canine Country Club in Fall City, Washington. Particpants came from all over Washington state, Idaho, Oregon and western Canada, or just a few miles away (me) to have their pointing breeds tested in the field and scored by AKC judges.
I participated for the first time with Glory, our French Brittany. With high expectations of our one year old puppy to pass the junior level easily, because she is just a natural at it, I was excited to be handed a ribbon after our test! I went in to the test with the gut feeling that she could do it, all on her own with barely any training yet to date! Looking at her score sheets, I noticed that the name on it was not hers and the listed Breed was not right either. What a bummer…. Glory did not qualify for the Junior Hunter. We have a lot of training to do and will require time in the field.
On the second day I was given the opportunity to plant birds and was able to watch these master hunting dogs work the field, an awesome site to see. In order to cover the distance and have a clear visual of the dogs, the Judges are the one’s on horseback. The event was held for 2 days and I would recommend anyone interested in hunting dogs or just with the curiosity to see these hunting dogs at work.
Here are a few links you may be interested in: Whid Isle Brittany Club, AKC , American Brittany Club and Sun Country Bretons
Posted by: Bill4
Beautiful pictures, interesting topic, enjoyed reading this Bill. Thought of it again when observing our son’s untrained Brittney…how fun would this be for those two!
Great to finally see Glory! Loved reading the story, Bill. We’ll look for more!
Great read Bill, thanks for sharing! I would love to come watch a trial some time so let me know when it is back out here in our area.
Glad you enjoyed it Marla! I will be sure to let you know when the next one comes up.