The Great Central Valley NAVHDA chapter has organized the 4th of March a Utility Preparatory Test
in the Mendota Wildlife Area. Rufnit Fletcherpedigree (nicknamed on this day "Turbo dog") distinguish himself once again
in a NAVHDA test by having the prixe III, with 145 from a maximum of 187.
At 11 month, he is the youngest braque du Bourbonnais born in north America, and one of the youngest dogs in any breed to have succeeded in this test. Claude Trincale, his master, is very proud of him.
Here are his results and a few photos of the test:
|Activity||Sub-Activity||Comments||Points required for Prize||Max. Points||Index||Fletcher's score||Fletcher's total|
|Field Search||Covers a lot of ground quickly||3/3/2||4||5||3||15|
|Steadiness||Steady to Flush only||3/2/1||4||3||1||3|
|Retrieve of shot bird||Retrieves almost to hand||3/2/1||4||3||3||9|
|Retreive by drag||Perfect||3/2/1||4||3||4||12|
|Water Search||Did not swim long enough, but found and retrieved ducks both time he was sent out||4/3/2||4||4||3||12|
|Walk at heel||Acceptable||3/2/1||4||>2||2||4|
|Steady by blind||Good||3/2/1||4>||2||3||6|
|Retreive of Duck||Near hand, minimal commands||3/2/1||4||3||3||9|
|Desire||Hunts hard, excellent||4/3/2||4||5||4||20|
|157/116/79||Received Prize III||145|