Field Events & Field Training

Comparison of WC, WCX, and Junior Hunting Tests

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On LeadYesNoYes
Touch the DogMay gently guide by the collarNoGently restrain by the collar
Talk while dog is workingNoNoYes, softly
Handle to markNoNoYes, 1 series only
Cover TypesLight to ModerateModerateLight to Heavy
Length of MarksLand: 40 - 50 yds
Water: 25 - 30 yds
Land: 60 - 100 yds
Water: 45 - 60 yds
Land: 30 - 100 yds
Water: 30 - 100 yds
Decoys NoYesYes, land &/or water
Flyers (live birds)Land - Yes, judges optionYesYes
Hold ShotgunNoNoNo
Hidden GunnersNoNoYes
Clothing - HandlerLight coloredLight coloredCamouflage or dark
Passes needed for title114
Minimum # of series per test1 Land Double
2 Water Singles
1 Land Triple
1 Water Double
2 Land Singles
2 Water Singles
RecastYes, if confusionYes, if confusionYes, if confusion
Retrieve to handNoYesYes
Use of a “Winger”NoYesYes