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Pointing Breeds Hunt Tests: Judges’ Resources

Pointing Breed Hunt Tests – Judges’ Eligibility

Current Requirements

For all Judges Information please review Chapter 1 of the Regulations for AKC Hunting Tests for Pointing Breeds

Prior to Apprenticeship
Minimum Age: 18 yrs.
Handling Experience: 1 qualifying leg at level to be judged or higher (club’s responsibility to monitor)

Prior to Judging
Apprenticeship: Twice
– at level to be judged or higher
– minimum of 12 dogs total

Written Test: Yes

Seminar: Yes

Handling Experience: 3 qualifying legs
– at the level to be judged or higher (club’s responsibility to monitor)

Field Trial Judges: If a person has judged broke dog field trial stakes, that person is considered to have met the “experience” requirement.

To Maintain Ability to Judge
Written test or Seminar: Either attend a seminar or pass written test every 5 years.

Frequency of Judging: No requirement

Judges Panel Qualifications
Previous Judging Experience: Combined number of points required for the 2 judges for all levels is 8, with at least 4 from level to be judged or higher.

How to Host a Seminar:

To request a seminar, a club must begin by completing the online seminar request form.  Once a workable date is coordinated with a host field rep, your seminar will be advertised and materials will be sent. For more information contact Performance Judges 919-816-3904 or

View Current Seminars:

To view current seminar listings, please check here. If you do not see the sport you need in the drop down, that is because there are currently no seminars of that type booked.

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