Monday, October 25, 2010

Novice Shooting Dog Title for Savi!

Savi with her new title ribbon - Novice Shooting Dog (NSD)
 We had a perfect weather day for the combined Delaware Valley & Garden State Weimaraner Club's Shooting & Retrieving Ratings tests at Collier's Mills Wildlife Management Area in New Egypt, NJ.  The Ratings tests are Weimaraner Club of America hunting tests that have their own set of standards, similar but different than the AKC hunt tests, and at the lower levels, test a dogs natural ability in the field.  Since there are no AKC retrieving tests for Weimaraners, the WCA has its own retrieving ratings, as they are called, to test retrieving skills on both land and water.  All of the tests are judged against specific criteria that the dog must meet and done a pass/fail basis.

Savi was entered in both the Novice Shooting Dog (NSD) and Novice Retrieving Dog (NRD) tests and we are pleased that she passed the NSD test to get her first WCA title.  She passed the land portion of the NRD but would not retrieve the duck from the water.  More on that later...

Savi in the Novice Retrieving Dog test

Savi had her own "Pup-A-Razzi" there to photograph her during the day!  Big thanks to Kel for all the awesome shots of her PBP!

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