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We did it! Timmy is now CH Captiva Gold Sovereign, JH. My very first hunt title : )
And he did it in style, scoring 9-9-9-8 to get his 4th pass and JH title, and then getting 10-10-9-9 for a bonus leg. 10's are the maximum given in any category, I'm so proud of him!!!!!!!

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Comment by Laura Kolbach on March 22, 2009 at 8:09am
congrats on the JH title! going for senior now, i hope!
Comment by Kristina Brannlund Westin on March 22, 2009 at 8:19am
Congratulations, Very well done!
Bet you are really proud!
Handsome boy too!
Comment by Carmen Lorenzi on March 22, 2009 at 8:23am
What a great result! Congratulations!
I can see a proud Setter and a proud owner:-)
Comment by Danica Morarova on March 22, 2009 at 11:26am
Wow,Congratulations!
Comment by Myra Thomas-Rhodes on March 22, 2009 at 11:26am
What a thrill for you. Congratulations and keep smiling!!
Cheers,
Myra.
Comment by Catherine Carter on March 22, 2009 at 12:29pm
Congratulations!
Comment by Susan Stone on March 22, 2009 at 12:37pm
Congratulations! Sounds like he did a great job! Can you tell us more about what is needed for this title?
Comment by Joan Clancy on March 22, 2009 at 2:04pm
Thank you all for your congrats! I AM still smiling and proud of my boy.... he had a big handicap having ME as his handler, but went out and did his thing anyway!!! Susan, the AKC developed these hunt tests to showcase what a dog and hunter may be required to do in a normal days hunt. Dogs are measured against a standard, as opposed to competition.. i.e. you do not have to WIN to pass. There are 3 levels, Junior, Senior and Master. Junior (which is what we just received) is just a little more than a basic instinct test. Dogs are scored from 0 to 10 in 4 categories, Hunting, Bird Finding, Pointing and Trainablily. They must score at least 28 (7 average) overall, with no score less than a 5 in any category. Junior dogs are run in a brace, must show boldness and indepence and a keen desire. They must find and pt birds, demonstrate intelligence in seeking obfectives, use of wind etc. Pointing is judged on intensity, ability to pinpoint bird in difficult scent conditions/patterns etc. Flash points don't count. Dog must point at least 50% of birds encountered. If the handler is within reasonable gunshot range of a bird that has been flushed a blank cartridge must be fired. Dog must hold point until handler is within gunshot range, but need not be steady to wing and shot. The dogs must show reasonable obedience to commands and naturally cannot be gunshy! You need 4 passes to get the JH title. While I've been told scores don't really matter, as they are subjective, and the test is really pass/fail - I'm very proud of my boys high scores, with 10 classified as exceptional, 8-9 considered outstanding performance : )
Comment by Carmel Murphy on March 22, 2009 at 5:12pm
Well done to you and Timmy! You must be over the moon!!;o))
Comment by Jo Ottinger on March 22, 2009 at 9:23pm
Congratulations! I hope to learn and take out Hawk he was pointing at 9 weeks. What a thrill.

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