These are held by various H.P.R. clubs during the early Spring (March/April), where dogs are expected to quarter ground, find and point game. Junior dogs can be graded on Pheasant and/or Partridge, but older dogs can only be graded on Partridge.
Judges are looking for natural game-finding ability and dogs are graded accordingly.
Good, Very Good, or Excellent.
These tests are not, as yet, under the auspices of the Kennel Club, and there is no winner – only graded dogs.
They are great fun, and the only criteria is to be able to bring your dog back on command, to prevent it disappearing over the horizon.