Changes to Bloodhound Trials Regulations

The Kennel Club has recently approved a change to the regulations for Bloodhound trials.

With effect from 1st January 2018, the following amendment to the regulations has been made to account for the necessity for a hound to reach 12 months of age before taking part two of the Working Permit and to allow this information to be included in the schedules:

Amendment to Regulation I(D)10.b



b. Stock Test

Bloodhounds entered on a restricted permit must be hunted on a leash, they may only be hunted free if they hold part two of a Working Permit issued by the Association of Bloodhound Breeders or the Bloodhound Club to certify they are steady with farm stock. Hounds are required to have passed a stock test in the UK before being hunted off leash and are ineligible to compete in a Senior Stake until successfully stock tested. Hounds aged 6 months or over may take part one of the Working Permit, however hounds must be at least 12 months of age before undertaking part two of the Working Permit.

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