07/08/2013: Tips for Successful Hunt TestsIn the last few months, more clubs have been hosting Hunt Tests with great success. Many clubs that have been hosting Hunt Tests have also seen their entries improve greatly as the weather warms ups across the country.
06/05/2013: Hunt Test-ImonialCoon dogs are coon dogs. Mommy coon dogs and Daddy coon dogs produce baby coon dogs. That’s how it works. It’s that simple. But is it really?
05/15/2013: Hunt Test-ImonialHi, Paul. My name is Bob Kwandrans, Sr. I hunted in your HTX hunts last summer and fall and enjoyed hunting my dogs with different judges who were nice enough to share their time.
03/19/2013: Focusing on the Pleasure of Hunting Tree Dogs by Recognizing Confidence and AbilityA Den Tree is a Fault?
02/08/2013: PerceptionThis month I’m going to cover what seems like a “hot topic”. I have received a couple of emails and several calls along these same lines. I think the principles outlined here will be useful in the Hunt Tests, but also in UKC Licensed Nite Hunts and Bench Shows.
01/03/2013: Q & AFor my inaugural HTX article, I thought I’d touch on a few rules questions we’ve received in the last month or so. Hopefully these clarifications will help you and your club to have a successful, fun Hunt Test.
12/03/2012: HTX TitlesThe following dogs have earned multiple HTX titles through November 2, 2012
11/09/2012: What Your Fellow Hunters Have To Say About The UKC Hunt Tests“I think the HTX Hunt Test is a wonderful thing. A dog really needs to be on its game, and pass all on its lonesome. There is no pressure or trying to be smarter than people on a cast. It’s just you and your dog, and is like being on a pleasure hunt.”
10/11/2012: Focusing on the Pleasure of Hunting Tree Dogs by Recognizing Confidence & AbilitySwapping Drops On Your Hunt Test I thought I would take this opportunity to pass along a good suggestion I learned while talking to UKC Field Rep David Gardin about the HTX events while attending Autumn Oaks. David said it has become popular at his club’s hunt test to alternate drops between the two or three dogs that are out with the same group being inspected. I think it’s a great idea.
09/06/2012: Open On TrackA dog must open on track in order to pass a hunt test. That requirement is the second one listed in the standard requirements list on the Hunt Test Evaluation Form. Rule 4 in the Hunt Test Evaluation Rules further states that a dog must open on track at least once every eight minutes.