handler and dog
Anna Artz handles Belle of Cattail Storm in Utility Field Test at Rocky Mountain Spring 2016 Test.

Over the past several years, we have been holding our field tests in late March at Niagara Springs Wildlife Management Area near Jerome, ID. Typically, we test between 5 and 15 dogs, split between Natural Ability and Intermediate Hunting dogs. It is a treat when we have an occasional Utility Dog. We do not hold a Fall test in our area due to extreme dryness and lack of water appropriate to our testing needs. Some of the Montana members have explored potential places to hold a Fall test in Montana, but we have been unable to find accessible land with all the right ingredients, especially pond or sloughs with enough water to conduct a duck track.

Test location:

Niagara Springs Wildlife Management Area, Wendell, Idaho

Next Scheduled Test: March 24-26, 2022
Pre-test training:  Thursday, March 24,

Puppy exposure/ pre-test training event at the test grounds, for those interested. This training event will be open to NA dogs only for this year. The exposure day is to give handlers and dogs some additional help/training/acclimation to the test site/water work/bird contact prior to the test. It is an opportunity for members that have no access to open water for months before the test or have a dog that needs a brush up on tracking or water work, to practice one more time. This pretest training day costs $10.00. Birds and one-on-one help will be available to handlers.
IHDT dogs/handlers can come to the site and work on their own, however.

Location: Niagara Springs WMA located near Wendell, Idaho
Test Chair: Grant Richie
phone # 509-301-6422
Email: grant.minam@gmail.com
Testing starts at: 8:00 a.m. Sharp

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

Dogs are eligible for the Natural Ability Test from the age of 6 months up until and including the day they reach 16 months of age. Dogs over age may be entered for evaluation only. Dogs are eligible for the Intermediate Hunting Dog Test from 12 to 36 months of age.  Dogs over 18 months of age are eligible for the Utility Field Test. Versatile hunting dogs other than Cesky Fouseks are eligible and welcome for all tests. Test rulebooks are available on line at: https://ceskyfousekna.org/progeny-testing/

Application  deadline: FEBRUARY 28, 2022

[Note:  You must download he following forms to your computer in order to complete them and save them for printing and using as email attachments]

Download Test Entry Form

Download Test Payment Form

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.  IHDT entries should also complete the Cornell University DNA study questionnaires.  Contact the Test Chair for details.

Field Test Chairman
Grant Richie
Email: grant.minam@gmail.com

Test Fees:

NATURAL ABILITY                        INTERMEDIATE                              UTILITY FIELD TEST

$100.00 Entry Fee*                           $150.00 Entry Fee*                              $200.00 Entry Fee*

* If you are not a member of CFNA, an additional fee of $10.00 will be charged.

PLEASE indicate on entry form which day you wish to run your dog: Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Space will be assigned on a first come first served basis. Early entries would help us tremendously. Please send ASAP.

Applications and Payments:  Please submit your test entries by February 28th. Late entries will only be accepted if space is available. Late entrants may not be able to test on their preferred testing day(s). You may email the completed entry forms to zeb.breuckman@gmail.com. Please pay the entry fees by making out a check to “RM Chapter of CFNA” and mailing the check to:

Zeb Breuckman
Rocky Mountain chapter CFNA
614 S 6th Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715
Email: zeb.breuckman@gmail.com

Lodging: (Primary) Must be booked by 5:00pm March 8 to receive club rate.

Towne Place Suites, 175 Avenida Del Rio, Twin Falls, ID 83301

Book your group rate for CFNA Rocky Mountain Chapter by clicking this link
You may book with the above link. If you are going to call in your reservation DO NOT use their 800 number.  If calling in your reservation use the following information:

Phone# 208-734-8440

Group Name: Cesky Fousek North America Testing

We have 40 rooms reserved at the Towne Place Suites
25- Double Queen rooms
15 – Kings
Every room has a kitchenette so you can bring your own food or buy out and bring in.
Room rate is $84.00 plus tax per night and will be available from Tuesday March 22 through Sunday March 27. There may be additional, non-refundable pet deposit.

Lunches will be available Friday and Saturday on the test grounds each day for a cost of $15/person. . Dinner and possible auction are yet to be determined.

PLEASE REMEMBER-Cars kill dogs. Keep your dog on a leash at all times when in the vicinity of a road or driveway. Do not rely on a well-trained dog.

PLEASE NOTE-CFNA & Chapter clubs are not responsible for injuries to persons or dogs at the test site. Field and water conditions may contain hidden objects that could cause injury as in any hunting activity.

There is a Vet on call in case of emergency. Name and contact information will be available at the test.