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i all Pilgrim is holding back to back Hunt test on June 18th & 19th at Little Rhody Beagle Club in Warwick, RI. It is 2 separate events and you can enter either or both events. I think the turnout might be small so a good chance for some new people to come and enter and see if your dog has any aptitude. It is only a competition against a standard not against each other. Novice people and dogs are encouraged. It does make it easier for our event secretary if you send him your dogs info before the trial (but not necessary) entries can be made prior to 8:00 AM the day of the test. Bill Forrest has everything computerized so if he can enter your info beforehand it makes his job a lot easier. Even if you don't know exactly what you want to enter them in Solo, Brace or Pack if he has the dogs registration info it helps. Many of us will have dogs there that know what they are doing and if you want a brace mate we will try and pair your dog with one of ours. Each stake Or dog or pair of dogs has 1/2 hour to find and chase a bunny. The grounds are totally fenced and your dog will not get lost. Little Rhody has beautiful grounds.

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http://www.basset-bhca.org/images/hunt_test/pilgrim-hunt-test-june-2016.pdf


HUNT TEST RULES
http://www.basset-bhca.org/images/2011 hpt rules.pdf

ELIGIBILITY
At this time you do not need AKC papers to enter and if pass receive a leg ribbon, but you will need papers to earn the actual title. It does not have to be full registration. Full rules are available on the Basset Hound Club of America web site.

The dog can be AKC registered full or limited or have a PAL or ILP (PAL/ILP ) is available from AKC for dogs that look like basset hounds but for whatever reason are not register i.e. rescue dogs etc.
see http://images.akc.org/pdf/ilpform.pdf
 

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Although Eowyn had the only qualifier of our bunch this weekend at the hunt test, I'm pleased with all the hounds. They found lots of bunnies, but most were babies (many just slightly larger than a fist) which are hard to track. Combined with the heat, dry ground and wind it made for very difficult working conditions - only two solos and one brace passed each day. Our solo and one of our packs came within a hair of the gun firing today.

(the gun is a starter pistol used to test gun shyness, and is not fired till all the dog are in the middle of solid rabbit running)


video of the begin of Eowyn's running a hamster size bunny. She got it moving afterward carrying it into another patch of brush. Opened (strongly where it was sitting for a while and drove it across the path back into this patch of cover but could not maintain the line across the mowed grass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zW53MtZ_Zg
 
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