are used to evaluate dogs and handlers against a standard, which the national organization establishes, if the dog and handler passes the test the dog earns points towards various titles. In HRC we focus on traits used to hunt so our tests incorporate as much hunting realism as possible. This includes the handler using and shooting over the dog at marks at all levels. We use ducks at all events except upland where chukar are used and mark distances are all within gun range or a range that you would see while hunting. There are no marks / blinds over 175 yards and most often they are much closer. The rules specific rules of the of the Hunts are developed by the HRC and vary depending upon skill level Started, Seasoned, Finished and The Grand and can be found here Hunt Test Rules
Club Hunt Tests
The club conducts two Hunts a year in April and August allowing HRC members four opportunities a year to earn points toward the current and next HRC title. For Upland there are only two opportunities a year. The club follows the rules and guidelines established by the UKC for Started, Seasoned, Finished , and Upland. Hunt Test are a full weekend event with a tailgate dinner on Saturdays and awards handed out both days. You can register for the events online via hunt secretary
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A National Organization
You are not limited to running tests at just our club. There are over eight clubs in Washington, Oregon, Montana and Canada with more joining every year. If you're willing to travel the rest of the east of the Rockies there are hundreds of opportunities to run your in clubs in the Northeast, South, and Southeast. The Grand is a international event held semiannually and does not require an annual qualification and any dog who has obtained a Hunting Retriever Champion title is qualified to run any Grand Event.