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Examination Regulations of the International Association for German Hunting Terrier (IV-DJT)

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International Trial "Arbeit nach dem Schuss"
(Work after the shot)

valid from 01.01.2013

Purpose of the trial

Leading well-trained and examined hunting dogs is the prerequisite for correctly performed hunting game. The essential purpose of this trial regulation is to confirm the necessary hunting capability of a German Hunting Terrier within the member countries of the FCI.

Admission

Any German Hunting Terrier with a pedigree recognised by the FCI is to be allowed to participate. The minimum age is 15 months. Owners and leaders must belong to the member club of IV-DJT in which they reside. The leader must be in possession of a currently valid hunting license in the country of residence. Exceptions can be made possible by the examination-coordinator in consultation with the President.

Publication

The Publication of a trial in all member countries of the FCI must be ensured by the respective organiser. This has to be done in due time, i.e. latest 3 months before the date of the trial.

This announcement must include:

  • place and date of the trial
  • address of the head of the jury in charge of the trial
  • closing date
  • entry fee in the respective currency
  • reference to provisions of the law governing weapons
  • reference as to whether drag and predatory game for the draw are provided by the organising committee (quarantine provisions)
  • reference as to whether blood tracks are dabbed or sprayed
  • reference concerning the type of terrain planned in the subject of rabbit dragging.

Head of jury

The head of jury shall be provided by the organising Club.

  • The head of the jury must be a judge.
  • He may not officiate as a judge during a trial he is in charge of nor may he lead a dog.
  • The head of the jury is responsible for the preparation, running and finalisation of the trial.
  • He is responsible for assigning the judges and dog handlers to the individual groups.
  • He must ensure that the relevant provisions governing the law on weapons- and hunting-licenses are kept; it must be clarified in particular in this regard who is allowed to perform the shooting.

Deployment of judges

Three German Hunting terrier judges are to be used for each group and these must be members of the FCI. One guest judge from another hunting dog association can be used per group. However, a guest judge may not be president of a group. It is not permissible for a judge to judge his own dog or a dog trained or bred by him. This also applies to first-generation descendants of the dogs bred by him. This restriction also applies to dogs in the possession of or bred by family members.

Potential judges

The deployment of potential judges is desirable. Such candidates are to draw up a written report on the trial within 4 weeks describing the course of the event and the work performed by the dogs. This report is to be sent to the chairman of the jury who shall send the same to the officer in charge of the working tests in the respective member association together with an evaluation.

Objections

Only the handler of a dog running in the trial shall have the right to lodge objections.

  • Such objections shall be confined to errors and mistakes made by the organiser, president of the trial, judges and assistants in preparing and implementing the trial.
  • Objections against the discretionary powers of the judges are not permitted unless they concern an abuse of discretion.
  • The deadline for lodging objections shall be 30 minutes after the prize-giving ceremony. The lodging of an objection must be accompanied by an amount equalling the nominal charge, which shall be forfeited if the objection proves to be unjustified.
  • The objection shall be decided on by an arbitration committee to be convened by the chairman of the trial, where required.
  • The arbitration committee shall elect a chairman from its midst, hear the party concerned, and then make and document its decision. The decision reached shall be final.

Order

The order of the tracking shall be determined by drawing lots. For all other sections of the trial, the judges shall determine the order according to the local situation and the principle of fairness. Anyone not present when called shall lose their entitlement to further participation in the examination.

Conduct on the leash - stalking - lying down and shooting

These parts are to be examined for each dog succeeding each other and in one round. Conduct on the leash is examined while striding through dense woods. The dog on the leash may not hinder its handler in any manner and move to the correct side of the trees of its own accord. The handler's hand must not be on the leash during the exercise. Loud commands and intensive influence by the handler shall lower the score.

Conduct on following on the leash FWZ 2

Stalking

a) on the leash (FWZ 1)
b) off the leash (FWZ 2)

This section is examined in a sparsely wooded area, on a path or on an open strip close to a densely wooded/brush area. The handler must state before commencement of the exercise whether he wished to stalk "freely " or “with the leash”. The handler shall stalk over a distance of approximately 100 meters. He must stop at least three times, whereby the dog must sit or lie in response to a quiet command or visual signal. When continuing stalking, the dog is to follow again freely at heel of on a loosely held leash. Intensive influence by the handler shall lower the score.

Lying in wait and shooting

a) off leash or off leash besides object (FWZ 4)
b) on the leash (FWZ 1)

The handler makes his dog lie in wait using a quiet command or visual signal and moves out of sight, accompanied by a judge. After waiting for two minutes, the first shot is fired, followed two minutes later by the second shot. The handler must them wait two more minutes before he can collect his dog. The dog must remain quiet, calm and stay in its place.

Before firing the first shot, the handler can correct his dog once without this reducing the score. Loud commands lower the score. Should a dog move away before the shot is fired, the exercise is terminated with a zero score. A dog that does not pass this section of the examination can only achieve a 3rd prize. However, it must then score at least a mark of "satisfactory" in section “dragging fox from den” (grade 2 for dragging from the pipe off leash or grade 3 for dragging from the pipe on the leash).

Assessment guidelines

lying down in wait off the leash

Grade 4: The dog must stay quiet and calm and remain sitting or lying in its place until the end of work.
Grade 3: The dog must stay quiet and calm, but gets up and remains standing at its place.
Grade 2: The dog gets up and moves away a maximum of 10 metres, but waits for the handler to return, he must hereby remain quiet and calm.
Grade 1: The dog gets up, follows its handler slowly, and will lie or sit down again as soon as it sees him; it must stay considerably quiet.
Grade 0: The dog moves away before a shot is fired and becomes continuously noisy after the shot or becomes uncontrollable.


lying down in wait on the leash

Grade 4: As for the exercise with no leash
Grade 3: As for the exercise with no leash
Grade 2: The dog wants to make a move, but will stay when noticing that it cannot get away and remains quiet.
Grade 1: The dog pulls at the leash but goes back to its place straightaway when it notices that it is tied up.  However, it has remained in principle quiet.
Grade 0: The dog pulls at the leash or is continuously noisy.

Tracking of wounded game FWZ 6

Tracking on the leash on overnight blood track

Tracking is tested in the woods on an overnight blood track of at least 600 metres length. In the case of terrain difficulties, the hitting point may be placed up to 100 metres outside the woods. Resting time is 12 - 18 hours. The hitting point to be identified by blood spots and markings made by branches. At the end of the artificial blood track using stag scent, a piece of hoofed game is to be placed.

  • All tracks are to be made in a uniform manner with a tracking shoe or the scent distributed by tracking stick, the tracks to be prepared using ¼ litre game blood either dabbed or sprayed. Blood of the same type of game is to be used for all tracks.
  • The spoors must be established by a judge.
  • The artificial blood track, which must be running straight for the first 50 metres, is to be provided with 2 spots where the wounded game took refuge and two open angled changes of direction, ensuring that neither of those is on the spot of taking refuge.
  • Distance from one track to another must be at least 150 metres.
  • The dog must get to the game tracking sole on the leash.
  • During the trial, the master may call off his dog, set him up again of correct himself.
  • The master may be recalled twice by the judges for restarting the trial.
  • Such call has to lower the score.
  • Certainty on the track, concentration, will to search, working manner and co-operation between the dog and the master are to be taken into consideration when determining the score.
  • A dog reaching the game shall be awarded grade 1 at least.
  • The maximum working time should not to exceed one hour. In case of insufficient work, the judges may terminate the trial prematurely.

Behaviour at the game

Following successful tracking on the leash, the dog is to be ordered to lie down next to the piece of game. Master and judges have to move away and observe the dog's behaviour. There are no scores to be given. Only definite eating of the game shall lead to exclusion from the trial.

Retrieval of rabbits (FWZ 4)

This trial section is to be carried out on open ground. Reference is to be made in the inscription form to the planned type of terrain. The retrieving of rabbits to be tested on a 200 metre long drag which has to include two changes of direction.

  • The master can decide whether he will use one or two rabbits.
  • If applicable, he can also decide which of these both pieces has to be dragged and which of them possibly to lay out.
  • The drag is to be prepared by a judge.
  • The rabbit is to be laid out in the open at the end and if applicable released from the drag line.
  • There, he has to place the rabbit and releases it from the drag line.
  • The dragger is to move away past the drag and conceal himself in such a manner that the dog shall not be able see him.
  • The dragger may not leave his cover until he is called.
  • He must not forbid the dog from retrieving the rabbit, which if applicable he has put down before itself.
  • The individual drags are to be laid at least 150 metres apart.
  • Setting the dog up, the master is allowed to keep the dog work on the leash for up to 20 metres.
  • A dog may be set up on the drag up to three times.
  • Each new set up reduces the score.
  • A dog that does not retrieve on the first finding of the rabbit cannot pass the test.
  • Eating and digging of dead game shall lead to exclusion from the trial.

Assessment criteria

Willingness to work, retrieving, carrying and correct delivery of the game.

Retrieval of game birds (FWZ 4)

This trial section is to be carried out on open ground. Reference is to be made in the inscription form to the planned type of terrain. The retrieving of a piece of game bird to be tested on a 150 metre long drag which has to include two changes of direction.

  • The master can decide whether he will use one or two pieces of game bird.
  • If applicable, he can also decide which of these both pieces has to be dragged and which of them possibly to lay out.
  • The drag is to be prepared by a judge.
  • The piece of game bird is to be laid out in the open at the end and if applicable released from the drag line.
  • There, he has to place the piece of game bird and releases it from the drag line.
  • The dragger is to move away past the drag and conceal himself in such a manner that the dog shall not be able see him.
  • The dragger may not leave his cover until he is called.
  • He must not forbid the dog from retrieving the piece of game bird, which if applicable he has put down before itself.
  • The individual drags are to be laid at least 150 metres apart.
  • Setting the dog up, the master is allowed to keep the dog work on the leash for up to 20 metres.
  • A dog may be set up on the drag up to three times.
  • Each new set up reduces the score.
  • A dog that does not retrieve on the first finding of the piece of game bird cannot pass the test.
  • Eating and digging of dead game shall lead to exclusion from the trial.

Assessment criteria

Willingness to work, retrieving, carrying and correct delivery of the game.

Random search of game birds (FWZ 4)

A piece of game bird (partridge, pheasant, pigeon, duck or coot) to be thrown for approx. 30 metres into cover (turnip or potato field, grass or fallow land or comparable terrain)

The dog should not see the game being thrown.

  • The master must then slip the dog - where possible with the wind from behind - and order it to search. The dog may be directed from a standing position.
  • Repeated or strong influencing lowers the score.
  • The dog must carry the game it finds to its master and deliver it properly.
  • A dog that does not retrieve the game bird on first finding cannot pass the trial.
  • Every dog must get an opportunity to work in an area not being used for search previously.
  • Eating and digging of dead game shall lead to exclusion from the trial.

Random search in deep reed water (FWZ 4)

A duck is to be thrown as far as possible into deep reed water. During this is a shot to fire in the air, but not into the water. - The dog may observe the flying duck, but it is not allowed, that he can see the duck on the water.

  • On a single command, the dog has to search and to find the duck and to bring on a direct route, sit down and deliver it properly.
  • The dog must come for swimming.
  • Improving its grip or shaking - without putting down the duck - will not considered as a fault.
  • A dog that does not retrieve the duck on first finding can not to come through the trial.

Assessment

Grade 4: The dog finds the duck, brings it back directly, sits and delivers properly.
Grade 3: The dog deposits the duck first on the bank in order to shake itself or will not deliver correctly.
Grade 2: The dog has to be given several commands before it shall begin to search. It deposits the duck repeatedly or retrieves only being forced severely. The dog chews on the game.
Grade 1: The dog has considerable problems finding or landing the duck.
Grade 0: The dog does not retrieve straightaway on finding the duck.

Eating and digging of dead game shall lead to exclusion from the trial.

Dragging fox out of a dragging-pipe

a) with no leash (FWZ 4)
b) with leash (FWZ 1)

This section is to be tested on a separate dragging pipe at least 6 metres long, with a 18 x 20 cm clear width

  • A fully grown fox is dragged through the pipe and deposited at the end in such a way that it is lying with its head towards the dog. Any possibly used string is to be taken off before the dog starts working.
  • The master has to decide before starting whether he wants to work with or without a leash.
  • Total working time may not exceed 10 minutes.
  • The handler may give commands to his dog until it is in possession of the fox.

A dog that does not drag can only achieve the 3rd prize; however, it then must achieve a score off at least satisfactory for "lying in wait and shooting" (grade 2 for lying in wait without leash or grade 3 for lying in wait with leash).

Assessment

Grade 4: The dog drags the fox so far in the given time that at least the fox's head becomes visible at the entrance of the dragging pipe. Leaving the den once does not lower the score
Grade 3: The same performance as for grade 4 is required, but after leaving the den two or three times, or where the master has to put his entire arm into the den to pull out the fox.
Grade 2: The dog does not quite pull out the fox but drags it at least 4 to 5 metres and aids are needed to pull out the fox, or if the dog leaves the den more than 3 times.
Grade 1: Very modest dragging performance where the den has to be opened since the dog has gone over and could not be taken out without. After such opening, the dog to be set up once more and then drags the fox as required under grade 2.

 

SectionFWZMax. Points1st Price2nd Price3rd Price
Conduct on following the leash 2 8 6 4 2
Stalking
a) off the leash 2 8 6 4 2
b) on the leash 1 4 4 3 2
Lying in wait and shooting
a) off leash or off leash besides object 4 16 12 8 4*
b) on the leash 1 4 4 3 1*
Tracking of wounded game 6 24 18 12 6
Retrieval of rabbits 4 16 12 8 4
Retrieval of game birds 4 16 12 8 4
Random search of game birds 4 16 12 8 4
Random search in deep reed water 4 16 12 8 4
Dragging fox from den
a) with no leash 4 16 12 8 4**
b) with leash 1 4 4 3 1**
Maximum obtainable Points:
136  
Required Points:
110 75 50

* A dog, which did not pass this section is still able to get a 3rd price as long as it shall get a “sufficient” in section “dragging fox from den” (grade 2 with no leash, grade 3 with leash)

** A dog, which does not drag is still able to get a 3rd price as long as it shall get a “sufficient” in section “lying in wait and shooting”(grade 2 lying off leash or grade 3 lying on leash)

- Adopted by the presidium on 08.07.1994
- Passed by the General Assembly on 12.02.2000 In March 2001, recognized by the FCI from 01/09/2001 as "International Hunting Examination Regulations for German hunting terrier.
- Changes adopted by the General Assembly on 05/04/2003 as well as on 21/04/2009.
- Changes adopted by the General Assembly on 25.08.2012

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