Breeds Eligible for AKC Hunt Tests

Your dog doesn’t need to have “spaniel” in its breed name to enter a “Spaniel Hunting Test”. As of November 2022 there are 45 breeds eligible for AKC pointing, retriever, and spaniel (flushing breed) hunting tests, as follows.

Airedale Terrier – Retriever, Spaniel
American Water Spaniel – Retriever, Spaniel
*Barbet – Retriever
Boykin Spaniel – Retriever, Spaniel
*Bracco Italiano – Pointing
*Braque du Bourbonnais – Pointing
*Braque Francais Pyrenean – Pointing
Brittany – Pointing
Chesapeake Bay Retriever – Retriever, Spaniel
Clumber Spaniel – Spaniel
Cocker Spaniel – Spaniel
Curly-Coated Retriever – Retriever, Spaniel
*Drentsche Patrijshond (Drent) – Pointing, Retriever
English Cocker Spaniel – Spaniel
English Setter – Pointing
English Springer Spaniel – Spaniel, Retriever
Field Spaniel – Spaniel
Flat-Coated Retriever – Retriever, Spaniel
*French Spaniel – Pointing
*German Longhaired Pointer – Pointing
German Shorthaired Pointer – Pointing, Retriever
German Wirehaired Pointer – Pointing, Retriever
Golden Retriever – Retriever, Spaniel
Gordon Setter – Pointing
Irish Red & White Setter – Pointing
Irish Setter – Pointing
Irish Water Spaniel – Retriever, Spaniel
Labrador Retriever – Retriever, Spaniel
Miniature Poodle – Retriever, Spaniel
Nederlandse Kooikerhondje – Spaniel
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever – Retriever, Spaniel
Pointer – Pointing
*Portuguese Pointer – Pointing
*Pudelpointer – Pointing
*Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer – Pointing
*Small Munsterlander Pointer – Pointing, Retriever
Spinone Italiano – Pointing, Retriever
*Stabyhoun – Pointing
Standard Poodle – Retriever, Spaniel
Sussex Spaniel – Spaniel
Vizsla – Pointing, Retriever
Weimaraner – Pointing, Retriever
Welsh Springer Spaniel – Spaniel
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon – Pointing, Retriever
Wirehaired Vizsla – Pointing, Retriever

* FSS (AKC Foundation Stock Service) breed.

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