The Upland Series
The upland field will consist of approximately 3 to 5 acres of light to medium cover (as available). Three (3) chukar will be placed at random throughout the upland field. A maximum of 15 minutes will be allowed for the upland portion of the test. Multiple bird contacts are required if upland conditions permit. Each contact is an opportunity for judges to evaluate the dog's performance. For a point to be considered, the dog must establish point on his or her own and remain on point for a minimum of five (5) seconds. The dog does not need to be steady to wing and shot, nor wait for the judge to release them to retrieve. All cleanly killed game must be retrieved to within one reasonable step of the handler. The entire body of work, point, search, control, as well as others, are considered in scoring in the upland series.