English Setters of Flanagan Springs Kennel in Winchester, KY
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Hunt Test Challenge

We would like to encourage owners of our dogs interested in hunting to take part in the Hunt Tests Sponsored by the AKC.  Any dogs purchased from us are eligible to be registered with the AKC, when that is done they can then work on getting hunting titles.  The different levels of tests are described below in an abbreviated fashion. 


Junior Hunter – “A Junior hunting dog must show a keen desire to hunt, be bold and independent, have a fast, yet attractive, manner of hunting, and demonstrate not only intelligence in seeking objectives, but also the ability to find game.  A Junior hunting dog must establish point on at least fifty percent of the pointable birds it encounters.  Junior hunting dogs must hold point until the handler gets within normal gunshot range.”


Senior Hunter – “A Senior hunting dog must show all of the attributes of a Junior hunting dog.  In addition, the Senior hunting dog must be steady to wing on all pointed birds and must remain in position until the shot or they are released.  A senior hunting dog must retrieve.  Whenever it encounters its bracemate on point, it must honor.”


Master Hunter – “A Master hunting dog must give a finished performance and demonstrate clearly that it deserves to be qualified as such.  This is the complete hunting companion that any hunter would be proud to own.  It must be under its handler’s control at all times, and handle kindly, with an absolute minimum of noise and hacking by the handler.  A Master hunting dog must show a keen desire to hunt, must have a bold and attractive manner of running, and must demonstrate not only intelligence in seeking objectives, but also the ability to find game.  The dog must hunt for its handler at all times at a range suitable for a handler on foot, and should show or check in front of its handler frequently…A master hunting dog must positively demonstrate its steadiness to wing and shot”


For additional information on AKC hunt test for Pointing Breeds please refer to the AKC website. 


We believe that the Ryman Type dogs we are raising, when trained properly should excel at these hunt tests.  We would like to offer the following incentives to any dog purchased from us who attains any of the hunt test titles on your dog.


Junior Hunter - $25 

                Flanagan Springs Ruger – Owned, trained and handled by Brandon Causey    Nov. 8, 2015   

Senior Hunter - $50 

Master Hunter - $100 

If you are interested in this challenge please call us with any questions and let us know how you are doing along the way.