Frequently Used Dogs

Frequently Used Individuals 

Stud dogs producing more than six litters must be evaluated in versatile dog tests at the highest levels. These dogs will contribute a significantly higher than average amount of genetic material to the breed. Therefore, these particular stud dogs should be evaluated at the highest levels which require the most difficult training and offer tremendous insight into their mental makeup.  Field testing must also include brace work with another dog.

APPROVED PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: One of the four requirements must be satisfied. Any other combination of equivalent performance testing may be submitted to the Alliance for acceptance.

  • NAVHDA UT prize II and AKC senior hunter, master hunter, or field champion
  • NAVHDA UT prize II and NSTRA championship
  • NAVHDA VC
  • VHDF PE GOOD level work in all subjects

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: All requirements must be satisfied. Any other equivalent health testing may be submitted to the Alliance for acceptance.

  • Certified free of hip dysplasia by a recognized organization such as Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) or a University with a recognized hip certification program such as University of Pennsylvania (PENNHIP), Saskatchewan or Guelph
  • Certified free of Autoimmune Hypothyroidism from a recognized lab (OFA certification recommended) 
  • Certified free of von Willebrand disease (vWD) (OFA certification recommended)
  • VHDF CE or Breed Club coat conformation evaluation of GOOD or AKC show championship