I am wondering what all of does avrebiations mean? AM and JH? Please let me know thanks
JH is Junior Hunter
AM I think is American Champion
what is the meaning of Junior Hunter?
Junior Hunter Title (JH)
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, but no additional credit shall be given for steadiness to wing and shot. If the handler is within reasonable gun range of a bird which has been flushed after a point, a blank cartridge must be fired by the handler. Junior hunting dogs must hold point until the handler gets within normal gunshot range. Junior hunting dogs must also show reasonable obedience to their handler's commands.
The Judges of a Junior Hunting Test must score the dogs on the basis of the following four categories of hunting ability:
(1) HUNTING: A dog is scored from '0' to'10' on the basis of whether or not it evidences a keen desire to hunt, boldness and independence, and a fast, yet useful pattern of running.
(2) BIRD FINDING ABILITY: A dog must find and point birds in order to receive a Qualifying score. Dogs are scored from '0' to '10' based upon demonstration of intelligence in seeking objectives, use of the wind, and the ability to find birds.
(3) POINTING: A dog is scored from '0' to'10' in this category on the basis of the intensity of its point, as well as its ability to locate (pinpoint) birds under difficult scenting conditions and/or confusing scent patterns. A 'flash' point cannot be graded as pointing, however, and a dog's score in this category shall not be influenced by its steadiness to wing and shot.
(4) TRAINABILITY: A dog is scored from '0' to '10' in this category on the basis of its willingness to be handled, its reasonable obedience to commands and its gun response. If the handler is within reasonable gun range of a bird which has been flushed after a point, a blank pistol must be fired.
Gun response is included under Trainability in Junior, Senior and Master for purposes of scoring since some degree of training is often involved.'Gun-shyness,' a component of gun response, cannot be tolerated in the make-up of any dog that is being evaluated as a hunting companion.
In order to be recorded as a Junior Hunter, a dog must have a record of having acquired Qualifying scores in the Junior Hunting Test in four (4) AKC licensed or member club Hunting Tests.
A dog that has been recorded as a Junior Hunter may continue to enter the Junior Hunting Test, but no further Junior Hunter certificates will be issued.
thank you so what is AM issued for?
For the American Kennel Club championship (Am. Ch), a dog attains its championship (Champion of Record) after earning fifteen points. Included in the fifteen points must be two "majors."
If you ever see MLSB after a Labs name that stands for Master Lazy Sofa Bum. To earn a MLSB a Lab must sleep at least six hours a day on your favorite sofa whether you are trying to sit on it or not. Most of us here have certified MLSB Labs.
Duke and Freckles at their country home
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Dani, Rider & Rookie
SHR Watson's Safari Rider, JH, WC, CL1-R, RA, CGC, TDI
SHR Endeavor Put Me In Coach, RN, WC, CGC
Member Since 6/2003
HRCH is a UKC Finished Level Hunt Test
CGC Is Canine Good Citizen