Working Dog (WD, WDX) Certificate Test
Open to all AKC Flushing Spaniel Breeds
(subject to parent club approval)
Before there were AKC Hunt Tests, MSDA held the first Working Dog Test for English Cocker Spaniels in 1977. In keeping with that tradition, we are once again offering Working Dog Tests, in association with our AKC Spaniel Hunt Test, on Saturday, September 15th. You do not have to be entered in the Spaniel Hunting Tests to participate in Working Dog Tests, though we offer a discounted entry fee to dogs signed up for both. So far we have received permission for WD testing from three parent clubs: the English Cocker Spaniel Club of America, the English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association, and the Welsh Springer Spaniel Club of America. Application has also been made to the Clumber Spaniel Club of America and the American Spaniel Club. If you are interested in working dog tests for other breeds, please complete the entry form below or contact Steve Roth ASAP since approval to hold these tests must be obtained from each breed club.
WHERE: Rebel Ridge Farms, Inc., 295 Woods Road, Elkton, MD 21921
WHEN: Saturday, 15 September 2018
Dogs entered in both the AKC Hunt Test and the WD test must be ready to start at 8:00am. Dogs entered only in the WD Test will be run at the conclusion of the Junior Hunter land series.
Deborah Kirk, AKC Judge’s Number: 92300
Marybeth Piedrafite, AKC Judge’s Number: Z7902
PRE-ENTRY: Pre-entry is required for the working dog certificate test, and must be received by Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 so we know how many birds to order. The fee is $15 per dog if entered also in the Junior Hunt Test or $35 per dog if only entered in the WD Test. Entry limit for WD only will be ten (10)) dogs. Chukars will be used. Entry fee will be collected the day of the event. (Make checks payable to “MSDA”).
For more information, contact Steve Roth.
This event will be held rain or shine.
All AKC Safety and Misconduct guidelines will be in effect during the conduct of this Test. Please check with your parent club for WD test requirements and judging guidelines.
To enter, fill out the information below and click “submit”. All fields are required.
After submitting your entry information, you should get a confirmation email. If you don’t, please contact Steve Roth to be sure your registration was completed. (Usually, a missing confirmation email is just caught in a spam filter somewhere.)