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Is it ok to enter one dog in JH and SH at same test? If so and the dog passes one senior can he still go back and get his JH title. I read somewhere that after one Master pass you can not run in Senior anymore. Is this the same for Junior?
 

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Yes, you may enter a dog in more than one level at the same event.

You may continue to run a lower level until you title at the higher level.
 

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See there, Paul, you pissed me off for nothing! :wink:
 

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But, you can run any hunt test titled dog at any level in the AKC hunt test program as long as the handler is under 18 years of age. :D

Just thought I'd throw that into the mix regards,

Andy
 

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Yes, you can. We have loaned one of our Master Hunters out to run Junior with a 7 year old while his dad ran their family dog in the same tests. That was so cool!
 

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Gun_Dog2002 said:
AKC changed this a few years ago. You can now run lower levels until you "title" at a higher level.

/Paul


Hang on a sec... Not long ago I saw a post asking if someone could have a jr handle a dog at a lower level even though they had already finished a title higher. The answer was that in both AKC and UKC, they could, wouldn't receive anything but that the child would enjoy the ribbon. So by your answer, does that mean they are ineligible to enter the lower level or that any passes actually don't count because they have the higher title?
 

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adonika said:
Gun_Dog2002 said:
AKC changed this a few years ago. You can now run lower levels until you "title" at a higher level.

/Paul


Hang on a sec... Not long ago I saw a post asking if someone could have a jr handle a dog at a lower level even though they had already finished a title higher. The answer was that in both AKC and UKC, they could, wouldn't receive anything but that the child would enjoy the ribbon. So by your answer, does that mean they are ineligible to enter the lower level or that any passes actually don't count because they have the higher title?
From page 18 of regulations and guidelines
A dog that has been recorded as a Master Hunter
may continue to enter Junior, Senior, and Master
Hunting Tests, provided handlers are under age 18 at the
beginning of the test level entered, but no further Junior,
Senior, or Master Hunter certificates will be issued.
My answer was regarding handlers over 18.

/paul
 

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Back in the dark ages of hunt tests, if you got a pass at a higher level you could not go back and run at a lower level. As /Paul stated, that rule was changed. You may run a dog at 2 different levels until that dog titles at the higher level. Once you have that higher level title, you may not run at a lower level unless you are a junior handler. A junior handler may run a dog titled at any level at any level - for example the junior handler may run a MH in a junior test.

Hope that answers your question.

Andy
 

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Labman, Adonika: Once you've titled higher, what would a lower pass count towards anyway? If you want a lower title, then quit running the higher level. Example: Due to an injury and time off, one of my dogs had 4 Sr passes before I started running her in Jr's for exercise and refreshers. Since you can usually pick up 2 Jr's per weekend, after 2 weeks she had 4 Jr passes and a title. Now that we had a Jr title and 4 Sr passes, she double-titled that day (didn't need the 5th Sr pass with no Jr title).
 

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Labman, Adonika: Once you've titled higher, what would a lower pass count towards anyway? If you want a lower title, then quit running the higher level. Example: Due to an injury and time off, one of my dogs had 4 Sr passes before I started running her in Jr's for exercise and refreshers. Since you can usually pick up 2 Jr's per weekend, after 2 weeks she had 4 Jr passes and a title. Now that we had a Jr title and 4 Sr passes, she double-titled that day (didn't need the 5th Sr pass with no Jr title).
 

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The reason I asked the question is, I have 2 Junior passes and want to try to get the other 2 and 2 Senior passes at the same test. The the next weekend get the other 2 Senior passes. This kinda took off a little into the titled dog running lower and not my original question. Maybe I didn't ask it the right way. I think I have the answer. Thanks all.
 
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