[QUOTE=HNTFSH;1100464]Assume you mean training an upland flushing dog. Do that and the test will be easy. Takes lotsa birds. Find a game farm after you review the process.


Upland training has no real "formula" for the number of birds used in the training of a solid hunt test dog. However from a practical standpoint when starting a project dog of my own easily i would budget minimally 100 pigeons per year to reach the Master level . That being about 8 pigeons per month on the average. In additon possible some pheasants at appropriate stages of training. Personally I not much of a fan of chukars for my own dogs and like quail do not feel they are appropriate for spaniels.
How those birds are used and when is the essence of spaniel training whether for test or trial