The VJP is a test that evaluates the natural abilities of a young versatile hunting dog. Most of the pups who run a VJP are between 6 and 18 months of age. A full VJP (with 5 dogs) will usually last for an entire day. A VJP consists of three main phases of judging: Search, Pointing, and Tracking. Your pup will be expected to search a field, find and point at least 1 wild/liberated bird, and track wild cottontail rabbits/jackrabbits in another area.
The VJP judges evaluate 5 attributes throughout the day. Those attributes are as follows:
A dog can be rated on a 1-11 scale for each of the 5 attribute categories. Dogs that give an exceptional performance in extreme conditions can also earn a 12 in the tracking and nose subjects. The tracking and nose scores are multipled by 2 and added to the search, pointing, and cooperation scores for a final score.
For more info about the HZP (fall advanced natural ability test), click HERE.
For more info about the VGP (association utility test), click HERE.
4/01/2017 Pictures from Training/Work weekend at Central WI Beagle Club
VJP Scheduled for April 29-30 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI
The 2016 JGV-USA Annual Meeting was held this past weekend. The Meeting Minutes are now available for viewing.