Utility Preparatory Test2019-07-15T01:47:47-04:00

Utility Preparatory Test

The Utility Preparatory Test is divided into three main segments

1) Field Group – Each dog is hunted for a minimum of 25 minutes and is evaluated on:
  • Search
  • Pointing
  • Steadiness on Game
  • Retrieve of Shot Bird
  • Retrieve of Dragged Game

3) Water Group

  • Water Search
  • Walking at Heel
  • Steadiness by Blind
  • Retrieve of a Duck
3) Judgment of Physical Characteristics
The following are judged throughout the Utility Preparatory Test:
  • Use of Nose
  • Desire to Work
  • Cooperation
  • Obedience