The York Retriever Field Trial Club is a small self help organization dedicated to dogs and specifically the retrieving breeds.
 

 

WORKING CERTIFICATE TESTS

As per the CKC

 The primary objective of the WC, WCI and WCX tests is to encourage the development and use of those natural abilities for which retrievers were originally bred. The tests provide a means to help determine future breeding stock, encourage retriever owners to develop their dogs’ natural abilities, and to have retrievers become more proficient as hunting partners. The tests are non-competitive and those dogs that pass the tests to the satisfaction of the judges will be recorded as having basic work ability.

 

WORKING CERTIFICATE (WC)

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

The tests for WC shall be:

  • Back to back singles on land
  • Back to back singles in water

 Test distances shall be 50 - 70 yards on land and 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.

Dogs cannot be handled.

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


WORKING CERTIFICATE INTERMEDIATE (WCI)

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

 The tests for the WCI shall be:

  • Land double
  • Honour on the land
  • Water double

 Test distances shall be about 70 yards on land and 40 - 50 yards on water.

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

Dogs must come to line off lead.

Dogs must deliver to hand.

Decoys will be used. singly anchored and centrally located between the 2 marks and visible from the line

Honouring dogs will be required to sit and stay until the working dog has made the area of the fall for the first bird it was sent to retrieve.


WORKING CERTIFICATE EXCELLENT (WCX)

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

 The tests for the WCX shall be:

  • Walk-up test with a land double or land/water double
  • Honour on the walk-up
  • Water double
  • Land blind
  • Water blind

 Test distances shall be about 100 yards for the first land mark thrown and 50 yards for the second land mark, up to 50 yards for the water marks, 15 yards for the walk up, about 50 yards for the land blind and a maximum of 50 yards for the water blind.

The angle between the falls should not be less than 45 degrees on land and 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 first mark.

 

* Please refer to your CKC Working Certificate Test rule book for detailed information regarding all stakes.  click here/assets/pdf's ckc test rules/316-01-05 working certificate.pdf

 


CKC Working Certificate Comparison Chart

Tests

WC

WCI

WCX

 

 

 

 

Tests per stake

-Back to back singles on land,

-Back to back singles on water

-Land double

-Honour on the land test

-Water double

Walk-up test with a land double or land/water double, honour on the walk-up, water double, land blind, water blind

To line on lead

Yes

No

No

Steady

Lightly held

Yes

Yes

Honour working dog, off-lead

No

Yes

Yes, on the walk-up

Touch dog during test

Yes, gently guide by leash

No

No

Recast

No

No

No

Talk while dog is working

Kept to min. on return

Only w/in 15 ft. on return

No

Handle

Serious fault

Moderate fault

Yes

Cover type

Light/med

Med/heavy

Med/Heavy

Length land mark

50-75 yds

< 75 yds

50-100 yds

Length water mark

25-40 yds

40-50 yds (not hidden cover)

50 yds, with visible splash, 1 in cover

Decoys

No

Yes

Yes

Duck calls

No

No

No

Hold firearm

No

No

Yes, empty or replica pointed at mark

Walk-ups

No

No

Yes

Blind retrieves

No

No

Yes

Handlers/gunner

Shall not wear white/light clothing

Shall not wear white/light clothing

Handler may wear white jacket for blind

# tests to title

1

1

1

Retrieve to hand

Should

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

Web By DogWebs.Biz | Edit | Copyright © 2012-2018