Hunting Test Comparison Charts – AKC, CKC, UKC/HRC, and NAHRA
A Comparison Chart Between Names Of Titles, Test Levels And Qualifying Scores
|Junior Hunter (JH)||Junior Hunter (JH)||Started Hunting Retriever (SHR)||Started Retriever (SR)|
|4 Q’s||3 Q’s||4 Q’s = 20 points||4 Q’s = 10 points|
|Senior Hunter (SH)||Senior Hunter (SH)||Hunting Retriever (HR)||Working Retriever (WR)|
|5 Q’s/4 with JH||5 Q’s/4 with JH||4 Q’s (40 pts)/3 with SHR||4 Q’s (20 points)|
|Master Hunter (MH)||Master Hunter (MH)||Hunting Retriever Champion (HRCH)||Master Hunting Retriever (MHR)|
|Master||Master or Owner/Handler Master||Finished||Senior|
|6 Q’s/5 with SH||6 Q’s/5 with SH||7 Q’s (100 pts, 60 from Finished)/4 with HR||5 Q’s (100 pts total)/4 Q’s with WR|
|Grand Master Hunter (GMH)||Grand Hunting Retriever Champion (GHRCH)||Grand Master Hunting Retriever (GMHR)|
|10 Q’s over MH||200 total pts over HRCH/ must have 2 Grand passes||10 Q’s (200 points) over MHR|
|Upland Hunter (UH)|
|4 Q’s (40 points)|
ENTRY LEVEL TEST REQUIREMENTS: JUNIOR/STARTED
|AKC||2 land singles 2 water singles||100 yards maximum||Buckle collar OK to hold or slip cord.||Can handle on 1 mark. Retrieve to hand.|
|CKC||2 land singles 2 water singles||75 yards maximum||Dog can be held by collar. Must be removed before sent.||Can handle on 1 mark. Retrieve to hand. Carry gun once.|
|NAHRA||2 land singles 2 water singles 1 single judge's choice||Land max 75 yards Water max 50 yards||Can be held by leash, line or slipcord. No collars allowed.||Not required to retrieve to hand. May carry shotgun.|
|UKC||2 land singles 2 water singles||Land max 75 yards Water max 60 yards||Dog can be held by collar, leash or line.||Handler ﬁres gun unless dog is held at line. Retrieve to hand not required. All dead birds.|
INTERMEDIATE TEST REQUIREMENTS: SENIOR/INTERMEDIATE/SEASONED
|AKC|| Land double Water double Land blind|
|100 yards max||Controlled break allowed||Yes||Diversion shot required. Diversion birds allowed.||Walk-up should be included. Blinds can’t be run between marks.
Blinds may be run as double blind.
Handler carries gun on all marking tests.
|CKC|| Land double Water double|
Water blind Upland test
|100-125 yards max||Controlled break allowed||Yes||Diversion shot should be used.|
Diversion birds allowed but only when returning from last mark.
Diversions are a trainability situation.
|Walk-up should be included.
Blinds can’t be run between marks. Blinds may be run as double blind.
Handler carries gun 2-3 times.
Water blind by itself
Upland test by itself
|Land-100 yards max|
Water marks-75 yards max
Water blind-50 yards max
|Controlled break allowed||No||Diversion shots or birds can’t be used between 1st & 2nd marks||Walk-ups allowed.
Handler may be required to carry shotgun.
|Land marks-100 yards max|
Water marks-75 yards max
All blinds-40 yards max
|Controlled break allowed.|
Dog can be brought to line on leash.
|No||Diversion shots must be ﬁred before blinds are run.|
Diversion birds only on last bird retrieved.
|Handler ﬁres shotgun.
Dead birds except on upland test.
ADVANCED TEST LEVEL: MASTER/SENIOR/FINISHED
|AKC||Multi land marks, multi water marks, land/water multi mark. One set of marks must be a triple. Land blind, water blind; one of which must be a double bind||100 yards max||Must be steady; no controlled breaks. Honor required||Diversion shot or bird required.||One test must include a walk-up. Handler carries gun in marking tests only.|
|CKC||Multi land marks. Multi water marks. Land blind. Water blind. Upland test||100-125 yards max||Must be steady; no controlled breaks. Honor required.||Diversion shot or bird required.||Triples are encouraged. Upland test requires a ﬂush. Handler must carry gun|
|NAHRA||Water triple. Land triple. Land blind. Water blind. Upland test with ﬂush. Trailing test.||100 yards max||Controlled break OK but is serious fault. Controlled break allowed on ﬂushing test. An honor may be required.||Dry shots may be ﬁred. Diversion birds can only be thrown when dog is returning.||Handler may be required to carry a gun. No quad marks. No simultaneous falls. Walk-ups OK. One blind must be included with marks. Both blinds may be included with marks.|
|UKC||Multiple land marks. Multiple water marks. Land blind. Water blind. Upland test is separate and must be announced.||Land marks-150 yards max. Water marks-125 yards max. Blinds-100 yards max.||Creeping and controlled breaks may be a failure.||Diversion bird can only be thrown when dog is returning.||Judges may order sequence in which marks are picked up. Handlers ﬁre gun on marks.|