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PE Testing

Friday-Saturday-Sunday

September 10th, 11th, & 12th, 2021

Autumn Breeze Kennel - Isle, MN

Cost is $160.00 per test.

Download, print, fill out and mail the registration form and send it with all fees to:

Ray Carter - Test Coordinator
11640 61st Ave Place
Blue Grass, IA  52726

Any questions please contact the MNVHDF or Ray directly. 

The  VHDF Performance Evaluation is designed to evaluate the fully finished versatile dog.  The PE is the highest level of competency for dogs within the VHDF system.  The Performance test should serve as the definitive evaluation for hunters and breeders who seek to test their dog's ability as well as their own training skills at the highest level.  During the PE, each dog is evaluated in the aptitudes of Nose, Search, Pointing, Search behind a duck, Water search without a duck, and Backing or honoring a bracemate's point.  Further, each dog is tested in the trained subjects of Blind Water Retrieve, Steadiness on Game, Retrieving by Land, Water, and Drag, as well as having Desire, Cooperation, and Obedience evaluated throughout the entire test.

While the inherited aptitudes are still evaluated in the PE, the main focus is on the overall performance of the dog handler team to accomplish the task at hand; such as remaining steady through the fall or recovering a duck on the blind retrieve. VHDF considers the PE to be the most valuable test for individual breeders to utilize for individual selection since it incorporates all the aptitudes, as well as gives insight into temperament and trainability.  In addition, hunters and trainers seeking to measure their training methods and suitability of their dog as a reliable and competent hunter before the shot, after the shot and in the company of a companion's dog will find the PE to be a useful evaluation.

Event Properties

Event Date 09-10-2021 10:00 am
Event End Date 09-12-2021 5:00 am
Registration Start Date 03-21-2021 1:00 am
Capacity 30
Cut off date 09-03-2021 6:00 pm
Individual Price $160.00
Location Autumn Breeze Kennel