CKC Hunt Tests (JH, SH & MH)
These are titles that can be earned by the C.K.C. Hunt Tests. They are available to Retrievers, Irish Water Spaniels & Standard Poodles registered with C.K.C. The purpose of a hunt test for retrievers is to test the merits of and evaluate the abilities of retrievers in the field in order to determine their suitability and ability as hunting companions. Hunt test must, therefore, simulate as nearly as possible the conditions met in a true hunting situation. These tests are designed to be a higher level of testing than the WC series.
Hunt Test Titles; "JH" Junior Hunter, "SH" Senior Hunter and "MH" Master Hunter are granted by the C.K.C. and may be used following the dogs name. The dog must obtain a passing score at three events.
This is a brief summary of the requirements for the Junior Hunter Test, this is usually the entry level and the main objective is to determine the dog's natural ability and desire in relatively simple hunting situations;
- Dead Game Birds shall be used
- Two single retrieves on land, maximum of 75 yds.
- Two single retrieves from water, maximum of 75 yds.
- Should not be handled on more than one mark.
- Game shall be delivered to hand.
- Dog may be brought to the line and held with lead or collar but can not make retrieve wearing either.
- A Dog may be encouraged to hunt, but excessive noise encouraging the dog suggests a lack of hunting desire and a low grade in perseverance is required.
Glossary of Terms
"Board" shall mean the Board of Directors of The Canadian Kennel Club.
"CKC" shall mean the Canadian Kennel Club
"Club" shall mean the club or association officially recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club
"club" means the club or association officially accredited by the Canadian Kennel Club.
"complainant" shall mean any person who had laid a charge or complaint against another person, partnership, company or organization relative to contravention of these rules, regulations, procedures and policies of the Canadian Kennel Club.
"debar" shall mean that any person is prohibited from participating in any competition or other activities directed, sanctioned, sponsored or authorized by the Canadian Kennel Club if held under the auspice or under any of its rules and regulations, to the extent and subject to terms imposed in any particular case.
"defendant" shall mean any person, partnership, company or organization against whom or which a charge or complaint has been laid, relative to contravention of these rules, regulations procedures and policies of the Canadian Kennel Club.
"deprive of privileges" shall mean that a nonmember is deprived of all privileges accorded to non-members of The Canadian Kennel Club, including the use of the Head Office
"dog" shall mean a purebred dog of either sex.
"entrant" shall mean the individual, or if a partnership, all the members of the partnership, entering in a hunt test.
"expel" shall mean termination of membership in The Canadian Kennel Club and depriving the person so expelled from all privileges of the Canadian Kennel Club.
"handler" shall mean the person handling the dog in the hunt test.
"Suspend" shall mean that a member is deprived, for the period ordered, of all the privileges of The Canadian Kennel Club.