Working Trials

To gain these KC awards each team must obtain at least 70% of the available marks in each section of competition, and must finish with at least 80% of marks overall

Introductory Stake  =  5 tdsc points

This is a non-qualifying stake and you do not need any prior qualifications to enter. The introductory stake may be held at championship working trials, open trials or as a separate intro only trial, this will allow you to compete without feeling pressure from the presence of ‘top dogs’ or enable you to join in and be around to watch and learn from dogs and handlers in the higher stakes.


The exercises comprise of three sections;

Control Section

  • Heel on lead
  • Heel free
  • Recall to front and finish to heel
  • Sendaway - between 20 – 50 yards
  • One minute sit stay
  • Five minute down stay

Agility section

  • Clear jump (hurdle) to a maximum height of 2’ 6’’ for larger dogs
  • Long jump to a maximum of 6 foot
  • Scale (over, wait and return) to a maximum of 5 foot

Nosework

  • Retrieve a dumbbell - present to front, finish to heel
  • Elementary search
    There are 4 articles placed in a clearly defined area of 15 yards square and your dog must fetch 3 of these articles out to you. You are not allowed to enter the square whilst your dog is working but you can talk to him.
 

Companion Dog = 10 tdsc points

A 13.7m X 13.7m (15yards square) search square containing three articles and 4minutes to recover them.

  • Heel on lead
  • Heel free
  • Retrieve a dumbbell
  • Recall and finish
  • Stays, 10 minute down and 2 minute sit., both out of sight.
  • Sendaway

Plus the agility sections

 

Utility Dog = 15 tdsc points

UD is the first tracking stake, the track is half hour old and at least half a mile in length, with two articles placed upon it, one of which must be recovered.
The property search square increases in size to 22.86m X 22.86m (25yards square) with 4 articles and 5 minutes to retrieve them.
  • Heelwork, off lead.
  • Steadiness to gunshot
  • Retrieve a dumbbell
  • Sendaway
  • Ten minute, out of sight, Down Stay

Plus the agility sections

 

Working Dog = 20 tdsc points

Property search square of 22.86m X 22.86m (25yards square) with 4 articles and 5 minutes to retrieve them.   The track will be more than an hour old.
  • Heelwork, off lead.
  • Steadiness to gunshot
  • Retrieve a dumbbell
  • Sendaway
  • Ten minute, out of sight, Down Stay

Plus the agility sections

 

Tracking Dog = 25 tdsc points

The track is now three hours old, and at least half a mile in length, with three articles placed upon it, two of which must be recovered.
Property search square of 22.86m X 22.86m (25yards square) with 4 articles and 5 minutes to retrieve them.
  • Heelwork, off lead.
  • Steadiness to gunshot
  • Sendaway and Re-direct
  • Ten minute, out of sight, Down Stay
  • Speak on command

Plus the agility sections

 

Patrol Dog = 30 tdsc points

The track is now two hours old, and at least half a mile in length, with two articles placed upon it, one of which must be recovered to enable qualification.

Property search square of 22.86m X 22.86m (25yards square) with 4 articles and 5 minutes to retrieve them.

Control section:

  • Heelwork, off lead.
  • Steadiness to gunshot
  • Sendaway and Re-direct
  • Ten minute, out of sight, Down Stay
  • Speak on command

Patrol section:

  • Pursuit and Detention of criminal
  • Recall from Criminal
  • Quartering the Ground
  • Test of Courage Movie
  • Search and Escort.

Plus the agility sections