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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 CCWCC Specialty Show Results

The CCWCC 8th Regional Specialties were successfully held on Oct.11th. & 12th.

At the Howard County Fairgrounds. We had a lovely entry of beautiful Cardigans coming from eight surrounding States. A special Thank you goes to Elinor Hughes for manning the trophy table and keeping it all organized, and to Jeff Welch for stepping in at the last minute to judge sweeps on Sunday, when Pat Santi had to cancel due to illness.

 

Saturday Sweeps:

      Judge: Shawn Michael

Best in SweepsKimberwicke’s A Tail to Tell
Owner/breeder: Sophie Marvel.
Best of OppositeAvalon’s Blue Obsession
Owners: Sarah McNeal Few & Julie Maxie
Best VeteranCH.Troubadour Whisper in the Wind. HT. RE.
Owner: Gayle Petrick
Best of OppositeCH. Fine Creek’s Ghost Who Walks
Owner: Eric & Elise Wooster& Anne Taylor.

 

Regular Classes:

      Judge: Cindy Savioli

Best of BreedGCH. Mockingbird Elyan Magic Moment HSAsd HSBd HIAd.
Owners: Penni Adrian, Susan Long & Cheryl Kienast.
Best of OppositeGCH. Tregaron Rhys Emrys.
Owners/breeders: Rachel Doggett & Peter Wolf
Best of WinnersCornerstone’s Amazing Grace
Owners: Donna Plummer & Rita Hellegers.
Winner’s DogVestavia SA Radioactive
Owner: Cathy Ochs-Cline.
Winner’s BitchCornerstone Amazing Grace.
Select DogGCH Heritage Hill Lemon Drop Kid
Owners: Elinor Hughes & Dorothy Appleby
Select BitchCH Kimberwicke’s Tail of the Kat
Owner: Sophie Marvel.

 

Sunday Sweeps:

      Judge: Jeff Welch

Best in SweepsCH Bluefox Elyan Mirror Mirror
Owner: Cheryl Kienast.
Best of OppositeAvalon’s Blue Obsession,
Best VeteranCH Kennebec Honky Tonk Girl,owners
Owners: Cathy Ochs-Cline & Patrick Ormos
Best of OppositeCH Fine Creek Ghost Who Walks.

 

Regular Classes:

      Judge: Vince Savioli

Best of BreedGCH Mockingbird Elyan Magic Moment.
Best of OppositeGCH Heritage Hill Logo
Owners: Elinor Hughes, Dorothy Appleby & Debbie Moore.
Best of WinnersAvalon’s Heroine
Owners: Julia, James & Vicki Maxie.
Winner’s Dog Vestavia SA Radioactive.
Winner’s BitchAvalon’s Heroine.
Select DogGCH Tregaron Rhys Emrys.
Select BitchGCH. Roragyn’s Dream Come True, BN CD RAE
Owner: Sharon Gewecke

 

The CCWCC would like to express our appreciation to the members and friends who contributed so generously to the trophy fund. Your generosity helped to ensure another successful show. Thank you to all those attending and supporting our club.

 

Shirley Hobbs.

Show chair.

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.

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