Titles just prove the dog is capable of meeting a HT standard.So what you are saying if the dog can do all the work of a akc/ukc event but the owner of said dog is not a ribbon chaser it does not count for any thing.
I met a great guy in Wyoming, Bo Allen of Stealthpoint Kennels, and trained with him on a few occasions. He has a wonderful German Wirehair and it was a thrill to watch him work/point. Bo runs his dog in trials and I don't believe they are AKC although he may run those also. Bo really liked my dog too and thought he would be very competitive in these trials. While I'll continue running AKC HTs and FTs, I would consider running these just because it's a lot of fun watching the dog use his nose and hold steady before putting up the bird and they're so happy to make that retrieve. Anything that involves birds is ok by me!Titles just prove the dog is capable of meeting a HT standard.
I run local upland hunting trials dog against dog, judged against set requirements that are scored. Even though not akc UKC recognized its still proof the dogs can hunt.
In my opinion any event you enter that shows a dog can do the work there is nothing wrong with it. Now if you plan on breeding people that have done their homework will look for akc/UKC titles.
Are you going to have some closer to Colorado in the near future?That is correct. You can earn the upland title in just one event though, which really helps reduce travel and lodging costs. It also reduces the need for multiple entry fees!
We appreciate your interest. We would love to get into Colorado if we had a place to host it. We like to turn to breed clubs and/or hunt clubs to look for prospective grounds to host the test. Being a midwest organization, we do not have a lot of contacts there. Any help would be appreciated! Currently, other than Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, we have a few groups working with us to get our tests in Oregon, and Mississippi.Are you going to have some closer to Colorado in the near future?
There is also compitition too?