Breed Suitability Test 2 (BST2) - American Bulldog

Working Suitability Test 2 (WST2) - All Breed



100 Points Possible 70 Points Required to Pass

All dogs testing for the BST/WST 2 must already hold a BST/WST title.

All Obedience and control will be scored in general outlook: General outlook points possible: 10


EXERCISE 1 - Blind Search

The handler/dog team will enter the field at a pre-determined entrance off lead and position themselves between the two blinds facing blind 1. On the judges signal the handler will send the dog to search blind 1. The dog will run around the blind closely and vigilantly. Once the dog has searched blind 1 the handler will recall the dog and while the dog is in motion the handler will send the dog in to the live blind. The dog will steadily guard closely with great intensity for 20 seconds. On the judges command the decoy will attempt to escape. The decoy will escape for 10 to 15 paces and lockup. The handler will then give the “out” command. After 10 seconds of close intense guarding the decoy will re-attack. The decoy will drive the dog, after it engages, and apply two stick hits from a clatter stick to the withers with an interval of 2 to 3 steps between hits. If the dog fails to grip the decoy or falls off at any time the decoy must continue to drive the dog. If the dog re-engages and grips the decoy then the exercise will continue. The decoy then locks up facing the judge and handler. The handler will then command the dog to out. On the judges signal the handler either returns to the dog and heels away or recalls the dog and heels away. This ends exercise 1.

Blind Search Points Possible: 30



EXERCISE 2 - Courage Test with Gun Fire

The team will heel to a pre-determined spot on the field. On the judges signal the decoy will engage the team from approximately 30 yards away performing an L-pattern. When the decoy turns towards the team running at them and on the judge’s command the handler will command the dog to engage the decoy. The decoy will fire one shot at approximately fifteen yards away, and another at ten yards away. Once the dog engages and the decoy absorbs the bite the decoy will begin to drive the dog for a short distance and fire another shot. Indifference to the gunfire is preferred. The decoy will lockup facing the judge and handler. The handler will then command the dog to out. On the judges signal the handler either returns to the dog and heels away or recalls the dog and heels away. This ends exercise 2.

Courage Test with Gun Fire Points Possible: 30

 
EXERCISE 3 - Attack out of the Blind

The team will heel towards blind 1. On the judge’s command when the team is approximately 12 feet from the blind, the decoy will engage the team. The dog should immediately engage the decoy and continue to grip while being driven by the decoy. The decoy will be using environmental items such as tarps, boxes, wading pools, bottle walls, etc. The decoy will lockup facing the judge and handler. The handler will then command the dog to out. On the judges signal the handler either returns to the dog and heels away or recalls the dog and heels away. This ends exercise 3.

Attack out of the Blind Points Possible: 30


Notes:


All dogs will be evaluated and rated as pronounced, sufficient or not sufficient. This serves the purpose to describe the dog’s character traits.

Pronounced- Is given to a dog that demonstrates a strong willingness to work, confident, sure hard grips, tenacious, ability to withstand pressure, and controlled aggression. 

Sufficient- Is given to a dog that demonstrates limitations in its willingness to work, confidence, grips, and ability to withstand pressure.

Not Sufficient- Is given to a dog that demonstrates insufficient willingness to work, confidence, grips, and ability to withstand pressure.

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