HUNT TEST RULES AND REGULATIONS (CKC)
10 NATIONAL MASTER HUNT TEST STAKE
10.1.1 The National Master Hunt Test stake shall be for dogs that qualify for this stake under these rules.
10.1.2 This stake shall be run not more than once in any calendar year by a club duly recognized by the CKC.
10.1.3 At the conclusion of the stake, the Hunt Test Chair will name all of the dogs that received a qualifying score.
10.2.1 All dogs entered in the National Master Hunt Test Stake must have, or be eligible for, a CKC registration number, an Event Registration Number (ERN) or a Miscellaneous Certification Number (MCN).
10.2.2 Entry in the National Master Hunt Test stake shall include the following:
- Any dog with a CKC Master Hunter title who has successfully completed 2 CKC Master Hunter passes at Hunt Tests hosted by clubs in good standing of the Canadian National Master Retriever Club, during the period from the closing date of the previous National Master Hunt Test Stake to the closing date of the upcoming National Master Hunt Test Stake..
- Any dog with an AKC Master Hunter title who has successfully completed 2 CKC Master Hunterpasses atHuntTestshostedbyclubsin good standing of the Canadian National Master Retriever Club, during the period from the closing date of the previous National Master Hunt Test Stake to the closing date of the upcoming National Master Hunt Test Stake..
- Any dog with a CKC Grand Master Hunter title..
- Any dog that qualified in the most recent National Master Hunt Test Stake..
- Any dog that qualified in the most recent AKC Master National Hunt Test.
10.3.1 The Hunt Test Secretary of the organization hosting the stake shall make entry information available to the owners of all qualified dogs.
10.3.2 Proof that the dog is qualified according to the conditions laid down in these regulations must accompany the entry form.
10.3.3 Entries will close ten days before the start of the National Master Hunt Test stake. The draw to determine running order will be held at that time.
10.3.4 Dogs which qualify at a test held within 7 days of the National Master Hunt Test stakes closing date for entries would be eligible to enter the National Master Hunt Test stake held the following year provided the dog was not entered in the current year.10.3.5 Entry forms shall include the following:
- Information regarding the stake
- Qualifications for entry
- Entry and other fees
- Date of Closing of entries
- Name and full address of person to whom entries are to be sent
- Date of test
- Exact location with map
- Names of approved judges
- Prizes offered
- Club name(s) and date(s) that the two required qualifying owner Handler Master Hunt Test and/or Master Hunt Test scores were obtained.
10.3.6 Owners are to be advised that entries received after close will not be accepted.
10.4 Specifics10.4.1 The National Master Hunt Test stake shall consist of the following:
- Two series of multiple landmarks
- Two series of multiple watermarks
- A minimum of two blinds and a maximum of three blinds on land
- A minimum of two blinds and a maximum of three blinds on water
- An upland test
- An honour on land and an honour on water
10.4.2 The word multiple means more than one, although triple marks are encouraged.
10.4.3 Every effort should be made to provide a realistic upland test. To this end, clubs are strongly encouraged that clubs use live birds and wild flushes at this test.
10.4.4 A controlled break is allowed on the flush.
10.4.5 Situations must simulate natural and realistic hunting conditions and scenarios at all times. The National Master Hunt Test stake must capture the realism of hunting as much as possible.
10.4.6 Natural hazards, obstacles, hunting equipment and implements should be utilized extensively.
10.4.7 A numerical system of rotation will be utilized and administered by the Hunt Test Marshal and shall be set out in the Premium List. No dog shall run first more than once.
10.4.8 Handlers must shoulder or carry an empty shotgun or a reasonable facsimile on all marking tests.
10.4.9 All federal, provincial and local regulations pertaining to the handling of and use of birds and firearms must be strictly adhered to.
10.4.10 Except where such hunt test rules and regulations are inconsistent with any part of this section, the Hunt Test Rules, Regulations and Requirements adopted by the CKC for a Master Hunt test shall apply to this stake.
10.4.11 Judges should bear in mind that this is a National event and the requirements and rules pertaining to Hunt Tests should be strictly applied and the tests designed so as to maintain the high standard expected of dogs participating in this event.
10.5 Organization and Field Committee
10.5.1 The host club staging the stake shall name a Hunt Test Committee of 3 persons to deal with any complaints. The Hunt Test Marshal shall be chair of the committee and shall only vote in the event of a tie.
10.6.1 The number of judges at the National Master Hunt Test stake will be three.
10.6.2 Each judge must have qualified a dog at least 5 times in CKC Master Hunt Tests and/or CKC Owner Handler Master Hunt Tests and must have judged at least 6 CKC or AKC Master Hunt Test stakes.
10.6.3 The Canadian National Master Retriever Club will choose and appoint the judges. CNMRC member clubs will be invited to nominate a qualified and willing judge from their zone to judge the National Master Hunt Test stake for the following year. Judges for the following year's National Master Hunt Test stake will be selected at or before the CNMRCs Annual General Meeting one year prior to the event.
10.6.4 A judge will not be selected from the Zone that is hosting the National Master Hunt Test Stake in that year.
10.7.1 A distinctive red and white rosette with the CKC logo shall be given to all dogs that qualify at the National Master Hunt Test stake.
10.8 National Master Hunter Title
10.8.1 Dogs that qualify at the National Master Hunt Test stake will be awarded the title National Master Hunter and shall be entitled to place the letters NMH before its name.
10.9 End of Stake
10.9.1 The Hunt Test Secretary shall, within 21 days of the completion of the National Master Hunt Test stake, forward to the CKC the following:
- The official catalogue marked to indicate qualifying and non-qualifying dogs, signed and certified by the judges and the Hunt Test Secretary
- Entry forms for all qualifying dogs
- All recording and listing fees set by the CKC