WHAT IS A WORKING CERTIFICATE TEST? 

The Working Certificate Test is for dogs at least 6 months of age.

In Working Certificate Tests dogs shall be tested on back to back single marks on land and back to back single marks on water.

  • Test distances shall be 45.7 to 68.5 meters (50 - 70 yards) on land and 22.9 - 36.6 meters (25  – 40 yards) on water.

  • A leash, line or slip cord may be used to steady the dog at the line.

  • No dog shall wear a collar while making a retrieve.

  • Dogs should deliver to hand and must bring the bird across the line.

  • Dogs cannot be handled.

  • Back to back singles run from the same line shall have an angle of not less than 90 degrees.

In order to receive the CKC Title of "Working Certificate" (WC), a dog must pass 1 CKC approved Working Certificate test.

 

* Please refer to the CKC Working Certificate Test Rules & Regulations for detailed information regarding this stake.

Working Certificate
Working Certificate Intermediate

The Working Certificate Intermediate Test is for dogs at least 6 months of age that have earned the title of WC.

In Working Certificate Intermediate Tests dogs shall be tested on a land double, an honour on the land test and a water double.

  • Test distances shall be approximately 68.6 meters (70 yards) on land and 36.6 - 45.7 meters (40 - 50 yards) on water.

  • The angle between the falls shall not be less than 90 degrees.

  • Dogs must come to line off lead.

  • Dogs must deliver to hand.

  • Decoys will be used.

  • Honouring dogs will be required to sit and stay until the working dog has picked up its first mark or should have picked up its first mark.

In order to receive the CKC Title of "Working Certificate Intermediate" (WCI), a dog must pass 1 CKC approved Working Certificate Intermediate test.

Working Certificate Excellent

The Working Certificate Excellent Test is for dogs at least 6 months of age that have earned the title of WCI.

In Working Certificate Excellent Tests dogs shall be tested on a walk up with a land double or a land/water double, an honour on the walk up, a water double, a land blind and a water blind.

  • Test distances shall be about 91.4 meters (100 yards) for the first land mark thrown and 45.7 meters (50 yards) for the second land mark, up to 45.7 meters (50 yards) for the water marks, 13.7 meters (15 yards) for the walk up, 45.7 - 68.5 meters (50 - 75 yards) for the land blind and a maximum of 45.7 meters (50 yards) for the water blind.

  • The angle between the falls should not be less than 45 degrees on land 90 degrees on water.

  • Dogs must come to line off lead.

  • Dogs must deliver to hand.

  • Decoys will be used.

  • Dogs must honour until the working dog has picked up its first mark or should have picked up its fist mark.

  • Both handlers shall carry unloaded guns or replicas during the honour on the walk-up.

  • A shot will be discharged at the line by the designated gunner when the dog is on line and before it is sent.

In order to receive the CKC Title of "Working Certificate Excellent" (WCX), a dog must pass 1 CKC approved Working Certificate Excellent test.

 

* Please refer to the CKC Working Certificate Test Rules & Regulations for detailed information regarding this stake.

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