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.
2018 Test Dates to be posted soon!