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Pointing Breed Hunt Tests

Master Hunter Excellent Test (MHX)

A special Master Hunter Excellent (MHX) Test, hosted by the Westminster Kennel Club and the AKC Performance Events Department will take place on November 4-5, 2023 in Oxford, NC.  This event will be limited to 20 MH dogs.

The purpose of this MHX test is to recognize the most accomplished dogs in the Pointing Breed Hunting Test program. The MHX dog is expected to consistently give a finished performance. This MHX test consists of two series.  A dog must demonstrate its consistency by passing both series in order to pass the MHX test.

A dog must have previously earned the Master Hunter (MH) title to be eligible to enter the Master Hunter Excellent test.

To learn more about this upcoming event, please view the information below:

For questions regarding the judging and format of this test, please contact AKC Field Director of Pointing Breeds, Tom Maneely 402-606-9936 or