WRC HR Lennoxlove's Run with Wolves JH, WCX ("Cheyenne") ... still so fondly remembered
HRCh Struan's Devil's in De Tails SH, WCX ("Lucy")
SR CH Struan's Flight of Fancy JH ("Muse")
Struan's Master of the Hunt JH, WC ("Charlie")
Struan's Just Plain Perfect ("Jane")
Struan's Driving Us Crazy ("Daisy") ... the baby in charge
If the area given for the test allows, I prefer to see the land series have the honor in association with the live flier.
Walkup on the water series to start the double.
I have run AKC tests with the walkup (water & land) and the bird station YELLED "there they go, there they go" poped out
from behind the blind then threw the bird (dead & alive) with a shot.
Pratice the honor too on the water, close to the working dog
You never know what you will see at a Hunt Test, just practice all kinds of different scenarios!!
Last edited by Amy Avery; 06-04-2013 at 02:08 PM.
No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a Labrador Retriever makes you rich!
Great notes, thanks!
Kim, thanks for reprinting the rule sections. Somehow I missed the sentence regarding gunners being concealed.
2 of our 4 SH tests the walk-up was on water.
CH Rosewood Little Giant UDX VER RA MHU SH MXP MJP XFP T2BP DJ VCX WCX CCA CGC FFX-OG
also UCH HR UUD UJJ URO1 UHIT
(golden retriever) born 3-10-07
a.k.a. "Tito", "The Tito Monster"
Walk is not that much harder than just sitting there. Keep the dog at heel, alternate commands of heel/mark and when the bird is in the air give you sit command. Its not the scary...
Jennifer what happened with the preparing for derbies?
We just ran a senior test last week and there was no was no walkup. Is it required per AKC?
Sir Golden Bear of the Serengeti SH
tested in a minimum of four hunting situations that shall include one land blind, one water blind (that may be run as a double blind on land and water), one double land mark,
and one double water mark. There shall be at least one
diversion shot and at least one of the hunting situations should include a walk-up. In Senior tests, a double mark is
defined as two marks presented before the dog is sent to retrieve. Blinds shall not be run between marks in Senior
You really gotta be careful about how high a pedestal you put your method, your accomplishments, your dog on. There's usually someone who's done more, somewhere. And they may have used a different method than you did! Chris Atkinson 2013
get your dog out and TRAIN! caryalsobrook 2013