Perm. Reg'd LABRADOR RETRIEVERS
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FIELD TRAINING

Retrievers love doing this!
Why not come out and try it, you and your Gorsebrook Labrador Retriever can do it - it's a lot of fun, too!

Following are Canadian Kennel Club prescribed titles
AKC titles & tests are similar
Tests open to all Retrievers, Irish Water Spaniels and Std Poodles

WORKING CERTIFICATE (WC)
Working Certificate Test: 2 single land retrieves of 50-75 yds, 2 single water retrieves of 25-40 yds, gunners in sight. Dog on lead to the line; one pass for the WC title. Dog should retrieve to hand.

This is Bramble completing land work for her Working Certificate title:
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Ruby waiting in the blind then completing a WC water retrieve, at 6 months of age:
  

Violet completing her WC water:



JUNIOR HUNTER TITLE (JH)
Junior Hunter Test: 2 single land retrieves, 2 single water retrieves both of ~75 up to 100 yds, dog on lead to the line, gunners hidden, similar to a real hunting situation; 3 passes for the title. Dogs must retrieve to hand.

Ruby and friends, right after Ruby completed her 3rd pass for her Junior Hunter title:


WORKING CERTIFICATE INTERMEDIATE (WCI)
WCI Test: off lead to and at the line - a land double, honour while another dog runs, water double, dog must retrieve to hand, gunners visible; one pass for the title.
Ruby's WCI test:
 
Fall Colours..........................To The Line
    
At The Line................................................................At Work..............................................................................Watchful

Beyond the WC, JH & WCI titles are the Working Certificate Excellent (WCX), Senior Hunter (SH) and Master Hunter (MH).


Leslie Grant
 Eastern Ontario, Canada 
gorsebrook@ripnet.com