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Breed Survey

And Working Airedale Master Companion Breed Survey

 

 

 


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NAWATA offers to all North American Airedales and owners a Breed Registry. The Registry Committee will ultimately work on presenting the NAWATA Registry for FCI acceptance. The goal is to maintain a respected Breed Registry using recognized guidelines for documentation. Each dog submitted to the Registry is carefully researched before documentation is issued. To register a dog, submit the following:

  1. NAWATA breed registration application.
  2. A copy of the AKC, CKC, UKC recognized registration.
  3. A pedigree is optional, but preferred, to register a dog. With the pedigree, we can include the parents, grandparents, etc in the database, which will allow working lines to be researched for breeding and working potential.
  4. Copies of hip certification (if available).
  5. Copy of the dog's scorebook showing titles and breed survey results (if available).
  6. Proof of parent's titles must accompany the application if their titles are to be included in the registration.
  7. Tattoo or microchip number if the dog has one.
  8. Application fee of $15 and registration form.

Breed Registry Application Form

 

Translations of KFT Breed Survey Documents and Breed Ratings

(note these documents are still in DRAFT form)

Breed Survey

Breed Ratings Table

NAWATA’s Working Airedale Versatile Companion and Working Airedale Master Companion Breed Survey information below.

Working Airedale Versatile Companion (non-protection)

General

 

I.  Who may hold an event

 

Any member of NAWATA who has demonstrated capability may apply to the NAWATA board of directors for permission to hold a breed survey event.   An inexperienced NAWATA member may apply for a practice event. 

 

NAWATA shall maintain a list of those who are experienced in holding breed survey events.

 

Helping with breed surveys put on by AWDF clubs for other breeds shall count for this experience.

 

II.  Posting the event

 

The event shall be posted on the NAWATA web page at least 6 weeks prior to when it is held.  Information shall be available for those interested.

 

III.  Proceeds

 

The proceeds for the event go to NAWATA.  The person or group holding the events can deduct expenses but must furnish a report to the Treasurer of NAWATA within 14 days after the event has been held.

 

Conformation Part :

 

1.  An area will be marked off by ropes or traffic cones.  It shall be large enough for gating the dog from side, rear and front.  (e.g. 40 yards square).

2.Each dog will go into the ring alone.

3. Each dog shall be measured at the withers with an approved wicket.

4.Each dog will be examined individually by the judge and a breed survey form will be filled out.  All questions must be answered.

 

Performance Part :

 

1.  A field with at least one blind or hiding place is required.  A helper who is qualified to do a Schutzhund I routine is required.  A .22 caliber pistol is also required.  Four volunteers for the moving group are also required.

 

2.  The obedience pattern is the standard heeling on lead pattern for the BH.  The handler takes the dog to the basic position.  The handler then heels forward at uniform pace for a distance of 40 paces.  Then an about turn is made, 10 steps normal, 10 steps fast, 10 steps slow, 10 steps normal, right turn, 10 steps, right turn, 20 steps, about turn, 10 steps, and sit.  10 steps, left turn and into the group.

 

3.  The handler shall take the dog into the moving group on lead.  The handler shall go around at least two people and sit at least once.

 

4.  For the tie-out the dog shall be tied at a designated place on the training field or park (e.g. by a tree) and the handler must go out of sight for 1 minute.

 

5.  Gun shots

The gun shy test shall be administered from a distance of 30 feet with the handler walking (no command) with his dog in a direction away from the source of the shots.

 

 

6. Stable Temperament

 

The handler shall have his dog by his side (sitting, standing, down).  A crowd of people shall converge on  handler and dog from all directions until they are less than a foot away from handler and dog.  The judge shall shake the handler’s hand.  If the dog shows aggression during this exercise, he cannot procede to the protection part.

 

7. FreeScenting : Article.

 

A field 150 x 300 is needed for this exercise.  There objects are placed in the field by walking well  outside of the perimeter and tossing the objects.  The objects sit for 10 minutes.  The handler sends his dog off lead to find the articles.  It is required to find 2 of the 3 articles in 15 minutes.

The handler may only walk down a line which bisects the field lengthwise.  He may send his dog in a zigzag pattern or he may just let the dog search for himself.

The dog does not need to give any prescribed indication as long as it is evident that he has found an article.

Articles shall be real use articles such as billfolds, gloves, key rings or glasses cases.  Articles larger than these cannot be used.

Handler may encourage his dog, he may call his dog back for a restart etc.  But handler must remain on the middle line.

 

8. Hunting : Pheasant Wing

 

The above test shall be conducted with 3 pheasant wings, placed in the manner described above.  Dog must find 2 out of 3 in 15 minutes.  Same rules apply as above.

 

Working Airedale Master Companion (protection)

General

 

I.  Who may hold an event

 

Any member of NAWATA who has demonstrated capability may apply to the NAWATA board of directors for permission to hold a breed survey event.   An inexperienced NAWATA member may apply for a practice event. 

 

NAWATA shall maintain a list of those who are experienced in holding breed survey events.

 

Helping with breed surveys put on by AWDF clubs for other breeds shall count for this experience.

 

II.  Posting the event

 

The event shall be posted on the NAWATA web page at least 6 weeks prior to when it is held.  Information shall be available for those interested.

 

III.  Proceeds

 

The proceeds for the event go to NAWATA.  The person or group holding the events can deduct expenses but must furnish a report to the Treasurer of NAWATA within 14 days after the event has been held.

 

Conformation Part :

 

1.  An area will be marked off by ropes or traffic cones.  It shall be large enough for gating the dog from side, rear and front.  (e.g. 40 yards square).

2.Each dog will go into the ring alone.

3. Each dog shall be measured at the withers with an approved wicket.

4.Each dog will be examined individually by the judge and a breed survey form will be filled out.  All questions must be answered.

 

Performance Part :

 

1.  A field with at least one blind or hiding place is required.  A helper who is qualified to do a Schutzhund I routine is required.  A .22 caliber pistol is also required.  Four volunteers for the moving group are also required.

 

2.  The obedience pattern is the standard heeling on lead pattern for the BH.  The handler takes the dog to the basic position.  The handler then heels forward at uniform pace for a distance of 40 paces.  Then an about turn is made, 10 steps normal, 10 steps fast, 10 steps slow, 10 steps normal, right turn, 10 steps, right turn, 20 steps, about turn, 10 steps, and sit.  10 steps, left turn and into the group.

 

3.  The handler shall take the dog into the moving group on lead.  The handler shall go around at least two people and sit at least once.

 

4.  For the tie-out the dog shall be tied at a designated place on the training field or park (e.g. by a tree) and the handler must go out of sight for 1 minute.

 

5.  Gun shots

The gun shy test shall be administered from a distance of 30 feet with the handler walking (no command) with his dog in a direction away from the source of the shots.

 

 

6. Stable Temperament

 

The handler shall have his dog by his side (sitting, standing, down).  A crowd of people shall converge on  handler and dog from all directions until they are less than a foot away from handler and dog.  The judge shall shake the handler’s hand.  If the dog shows aggression during this exercise, he cannot procede to the protection part.

 

7. Protection.

 

The handler shall be on the field with his dog at his side.  A helper will come out from a blind 30 feet away and threaten the dog.  Then the helper will run into the blind.  The handler will let the dog pull him towards the blind.  At the judge’s signal the helper will come out of the blind and attack.  The dog is to defend against the attack.  The dog need not grip the sleeve; however  any sign of unsureness or fear results in failure of this exercise.