Category Archives: Herding

Herding Instinct Test – August 18, 2018

On August 18th, starting at 8am, our club is sponsoring an AKC regulated Herding Instinct Test using sheep and ducks and Farm Dog Certification (FDC). The judge will be Susan Rhoades of Keepstone Farms. The instinct test will be held at:

Keepstone Farms
412 Russell Rd
Berryville, VA 22611

There will be a limit of 50 runs, and for the FDC a 20 run total limit. The fee will be $50 per run, all classes.

The entry form is located HERE [pdf].

Learn more about the sport of herding on the AKC website: akc.org/sports/herding

The AKC Farm Dog Certified (FDC) Test

A new AKC titling test to assess the overall conduct of a dog in a typical farm environment. It isn’t a test to determine herding ability, but rather a foundation of self-control on a farm.

All test areas may be attempted twice, however, all 12 exercises must be passed. When the dog passes two tests it is awarded the title FDC.

The FDC Test is open to all dogs 9 months old, or older that are individually registered with the AKC, recorded in the FSS program, dogs with PAL numbers OR dogs enrolled in the AKC Canine Partners Program.

Dogs with physical challenges (including amputees) are eligible provided, in the opinion of the judge, they display no signs of physical discomfort and can safely complete the test. Bitchess in season may not enter.

12 Test Elements (Conducted on Leash)

Test 1: Greet the Judge. The handler approaches the judge with the dog at their side on a loose lead. The dog must not jump, or show aggression or excessive shyness.

Test 2: Walk around the farm and a passive stranger. The handler walks the dog on a loose lead at least 200 feet around a variety of objects and near a sitting person.

Test 3: Jump on hay/straw bale. Handler instructs the dog to jump on a bale and stay until released by the judge.

Test 4: Walk past farm animals. Handler walks the dog on a loose lead in view of penned farm animals.

Test 5: Walk over or through unusual surfaces. The handler walks the dog over three unusually surfaces found at a farm.

Test 6: Supervised separation. The handler places the dog in a crate and walks out of sight for a minimum of 1 minute.

Test 7: Pass through a gate. The dog stays while the handler opens the gate, passes through on the handler’s command, and stays while the handler closes the gate.

Test 8: Handler feeds livestock. The dog is tethered while the handler approaches and feeds livestock in an enclosure.

Test 9: Reaction to another dog. The dog remains stationary on a loose lead while another dog is walked by twice, about 10 feet away.

Test 10: Reaction to noise distraction. The dog is exposed to two common farm sounds and the dog must not panic.

Test 11: Dog approaches livestock. The handler approaches penned livestock with the dog on a loose lead. The dog may not lunge or be fearful or aggressive to the stock.

Test 12: Physical examination. The handler examines the dog for plant material or debris collected while working on the farm, examining the ears, eyes, mouth, coat and toes.

2014 Performance Awards

Every year at the Holiday luncheon/ club meeting, Performance Awards are announced for the top performing Cardigans in various events.

This year’s winners are:

Agility – Jo Powers and Bug
Herding – Rebecca Winkler and Jack
Obedience – Jan and Tom Lehman and Banjo
Rally – Jan and Tom Lehman and Banjo

All Around – Jo Powers and Bug

The club also gave out 2 special recognition awards for sports that aren’t covered in the current Performance Rules and they are:

Jo Powers and Jam for Barn Hunt
Jan and Tom Lehman and Jazz for Lure Coursing

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners !!!

Performance Award

 DUE BY OCTOBER 31st! Click here for performance award criteria!

 

The Chesapeake Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club Performance Award program is intended to stimulate interest in and encourage participation of Cardigans in the many performance activities available to them.

This award is available only to dogs that are owned or co-owned by a CCWCC member.

The dog must be registered with the AKC

Members must submit an application and provide proof of the dog’s titles or qualifying scores.

The award will be announced once a year at the December meeting and will be presented at that time or will be mailed in a timely manner if the owner is unable to attend that meeting.

Applications must be postmarked on or before October 31st. If an award or title is earned after that date, it will be considered for the next year’s award if the proper application is filed..

Certificates will be awarded in each event, which shall include:

  • Agility
  • Herding
  • Obedience
  • Rally
  • Tracking

Points may be earned from participation in events of the following associations or groups: AHBA, AKC, APDT, ASCA, CPE, DOCNA, NADAC, TDAA, USDAA, UKC.

Other performance groups and events will be considered by the committee on a case-by-case basis upon application by the dog’s s owner (i. e. fly-ball, musical free-style, dock dog, etc.)

There shall also be an award for the dog that has scored the most points in multiple events. This award shall be called The Chesapeake Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club Top Performance Dog Award.

At the discretion of the committee there may also be Special Recognition awards for dogs who have achieved recognition above and beyond the scope of our regular awards. Owners are responsible for apprising the committee of such an achievement.

The point system is as follows:

For Agility, Herding, Obedience and Rally

  • Qualifying Score = 1 point
  • Qualifying Score + 4th place = 2 points
  • Qualifying Score + 3rd place = 3 points
  • Qualifying Score + 2nd place = 4 points
  • Qualifying Score + 1st place = 5 points
  • Title = 6 points
  • HT and PT titles = 3 points each title

For Tracking

  • TD = 6 points
  • TDX = 8 points
  • VST = 10 points

Championships in any performance event and a UDX shall be awarded 10 points

RAE shall be awarded 8 points. High in Trial in any event shall be awarded an additional 2 points.

To receive a copy by mail, contact:

Mary A. Munro

Email:

Please contact either Mary or our admin for additional contact options.

CCWCC Herding Instinct Test

We had eleven dogs testing their herding instinct today at Hog Dog Productions. Nine corgis qualified and received an awesome ribbon. There were nine Cardis and two Pems that tested.

Check out photos from the event on our new Shutterfly page! There was a malfunction with the camera and some photos unfortunately did not turn out well.

Click here to view these pictures larger