hunter and dog testing
Northwest Chapter Fall Test

Breed Testing Events

Coming to a test is a great way to see our dogs, learn about our breeding and testing program, and determine if you would like to get a dog and become part of the action. Visitors are welcome to view the test. If you are already a member, please consider attending and volunteering too! Our test site is located at at 840 Cinebar Road, Silver Creek, Washington (20 miles east of Chehalis). We are most grateful to Larry and Nancy Mason for the use of their property. The quality of the water, fields, and woods and their proximity to each other makes this an excellent place to test dogs at all levels. We also use this test site for exposure and training days.

We have generally been sharing testing events with the Rocky Mountain Chapter; spring tests are conducted in Idaho with the Rocky Mountain group and we hold the Fall test in Washington.

Next Scheduled Test: Sept 7 & 8, 2019 (Saturday and Sunday 8:00 AM)

Do you anticipate testing a dog?  please note the following:

Test Fees:

Test                 Member               Nonmember

NAT                  $72.00                           $88.00

IHDT                 $88.00                         $104.00

UFT                    $112.00                        $128.00

(Space is assigned on a first-come-first-served basis whenever possible. Early entries are of utmost help. Post-dated checks are accepted and held until date on check.  (Membership in BWPGCA is $60.) Complete your membership form and submit payment online here. 


Dogs are eligible for the Natural Ability Test from the age of 6 to 16 months. Dogs are eligible for the Intermediate Hunting Dog Test from 12 to 24 months. Dogs over 24 months may be entered under the special category of Older Hunting Dog Test and are judged more severely in obedience. Dogs are eligible for the Utility Field Test from the age of 19 months onward. Dogs other than Griffons are eligible and welcome for all tests. Test rules will be sent to each entry by request. Make checks payable to: BWPGCA . Send completed entry forms, and checks to:
Dennis Carlson, Field Test Chair
3801 Barrett Drive
Hood River, OR 97031
Tel: 541-386-4830

SPECTATORS WELCOME!! Please let me know if you are attending, what days, how many will be in your group.

The following motels in the area allow patrons with dogs. REMEMBER MOTEL ETIQUETTE: Do not leave dog alone in motel room unless you are ABSOLUTELY certain it will be quiet. (If dog is left alone in motel room, it should always be in a crate.) Make your reservations right away because the motels are busy with bow hunters at this time of year.
Country Cabins,  Salkum, WA.  98582 tel: Tel: 360-985-2737

The Relax Inn  Chehalis, WA  360 748 8608

Best Western   201 Southwest Interstate Ave, Chehalis, WA 98532

Dinner House Tel: 360-748-3662

(Sat. banquet site 7:00 pm)

Most of us stay at the Country Cabins (15 min drive to test site) For more amenities, try the Best Western in Chehalis (N of Hwy 12 on I-5 Exit 76) (30 min drive) Ike Kinswa State Park, Mossy Rock, 360-983-3402. Or, for contained camping, an area on the test site may be used.

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Note: Also  send a copy of your dog’s up-to-date Rabies and Parvo DHP/L vaccinations and a copy of your dog’s Official Pedigree front and back.