Because of the UMBSC’s larger territory, the Club regularly sanctions two events but promotes the continuing gatherings and fellowship of its members in between these annual events.

 

BOYKIN FEST

The annual Fall Hunt Test will be September 9th 2017 at Good-Going Kennels, just North of Baldwin, WI.  This test will be a Boykin Spaniel Society Upland Test.  The events are only open to Boykin Spaniels. All dogs must be registered with the Boykin Spaniel Society, and the owners and handlers must be members of the BSS.  We are planning a fun, tournament-style hunt for Sunday morning September 10th.

SPRING FLING

The annual Spring Hunt Test will be June 10th 2017 near Loganville, WI.  June 11th will be a fun/training day.  The test will be a Boykin Spaniel Society Retriever Test. The events are only open to Boykin Spaniels. All dogs must be registered with the Boykin Spaniel Society, and the owners and handlers must be members of the BSS.

BASIC HUNT TEST INFORMATION

 

 

  1. There are three classes: Novice, Intermediate and Open
  2. In each Upland class, dogs find, flush and retrieve 3 upland birds (chukar partridge, quail or pheasant, depending on the class) and perform water retrieves of ducks. In each Retriever class, dogs retrieve 2 or 3 migratory birds (ducks, doves/pigeons) on land and on/across water.
  3. In the more advanced classes, the dog performs blind retrieves, double mark retrieves, a “walk up” (jump shoot), and honors another working dog.
  4. Successful dogs earn points towards Boykin Spaniel Society titles which become a permanent record of the dog’s accomplishments.
  5. Identical events will be held on each of the two days: a dog who achieves success on both days will be halfway to earning their BSS title in the class.
  6.  A dog can only be entered in one stake each day. The class-of-entry choice is entirely up to the owner/handler, but should be made with consideration of past accomplishments in similar test venues. For example, a dog with an HRC Upland Hunter (UH) title shouldn’t be entered in the Upland Novice class.

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