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NAVHDA, Laughlin chapter (Arizona), Utility Test, 28th of October 2007

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Another very good accomplishment for Rufnit Fletcherpedigree, who, 19 month old, obtains Prize II in the Utility Test. Here are images (thank you to Jennifer Bies who took the pictures), his scores in details and the comments of his master, Claude Trincale:

NAVHDA UT AZ Grand Canyon Chapter - October 28, 2007 - 19 months old

Events

Comments from the Human Companion - Handler

Points required for a prize

Index

Fletcher’s Scores

Total

Prize 1/ Prize 2/ Prize 3

0-6

From the 3 Judges

Water

(Maximum 4)

Search for the Duck

Good search, swam from one side of the pond to the other, about 60 yards, searched for 12 minutes (10 minutes is minimum)

4/3/2

4

4

16

Walking at Heel

He went around the wrong side of the last post.

3/2/1

2

2

4

Remaining by Blind - 2 shots

Steady, did not move

3/2/1

2

4

8


Steady by Blind - 4 shots

Became excited and entered the water at the 4th shot but did not leave the immediate area.

3/2/1

2

2

4


Retreive of Duck

He did not see the duck fall but swam out, found the duck and retreived to hand

3/2/1

3

4

12


Field

Terre

Search on the field

When "turbo Dog" was given the command to HUNT he took off as though he was shot out of a cannon. He covered a lot of ground quickly and found many birds. He went on a solid point every time.

3/3/2

5

3

15

Pointing

Perfect

4/3/2

4

4

16

Steadiness

He was very excited, he is not used to having 7 people on his tail (myself, 3 judges, 2 shooters and a photographeur)

3/2/2

3

2

6

Retrieve of Bird

Great retrieves, never dropped the bird on the way back, dropped the bird in my hand on command (DROP)

3/2/1

3

4

12

Retrieve by Drag

He went left of he track upon leaving, but turned back to the track and followed it on the downwind side until he found the duck and retrieved it to hand (about 200 yards)

3/2/1

3

4

12

General

Nose

Perfect

4/3/3

6

4

24

Desire

The 2 shooters with us in the Field commented that this dog had a lot of prey drive.

4/3/2

5

4

20

Stamina

Does not tire easily, (Energizer Bunny)

3/3/2

3

4

12

Cooperation

Lots of desire = not always responding to the call for return, he wants to keep hunting

3/2/1

3

3

9

Obedience

He is a young dog, and I have more training to do : )

3/2/2

3

2

6

P1/P2/P3/NP

At 19 months old Fletcher is the youngest BB to receive a UT prize. He did well even though his trainer (me) is very inexperienced.

172/129/90

Prize 2

176