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:
Training day on Thursday, March 26, 2020
Club Seminar on Friday, March 27, 2020
Test on Saturday & Sunday, March 28 & 29, 2020
Location: Jerome, ID
Test Chair John McDunn
Email: McDunnK9@hotmail.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 24 months of age. Dogs over 24 months of age may be entered under the special category of Older Hunting Dog Test and will be judged more severely in obedience based upon their 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, 2020

Download Test Entry Form

Download Test Payment Form

Download Test Information here when available   

Information packet contains Introduction letter, Test information, direction to test grounds and map.

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
John McDunn
3380 Rottweiler  Ct.
Helena,     MT  59602

Test Fees:

NATURAL ABILITY                        INTERMEDIATE                              UTILITY FIELD TEST

$50.00 Entry Fee*                           $60.00 Entry Fee*                              $70.00 Entry Fee*

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

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

Payment Information:

Make checks payable to: RMGC. Send completed entry forms and checks to:

Tawna Skinner (RMGC sec/treas.)
5 Dutton Lane
Salmon ID 83467

Phone: (208) 756-4658

Email: tawnaskinner@yahoo.com

Lodging: (Primary)

Comfort Inn & Suites Jerome – Twin Falls
379 Crossroads Point Blvd, Jerome, ID 83338 US
(Exit 173)

We have a block of rooms at the Comfort Inn reserved for BWPGCA, Motel has pool and Cont. breakfast. Special rates for rooms begin Thursday March 22 to Saturday March 25.  and guests must mention that they are a member of BWPGCA (Not Rocky Mountain Griffon Club)

To make your reservation at the Comfort Inn you have to call the Front Desk of the motel, not the 800 number .  The phone number is 208-644-1200.  You will be given 2 options.  Choose the 2nd option: the front desk. There are now 35 rooms available for our group.  Please mention that you are part of the BWPGCA  not the the RMGC chapter.

(Secondary Overflow)
Sawtooth Inn Best Western

2653 S Lincoln Ave, Jerome, ID 83338  (next to McDonald’s)
Jerome, ID 83338
Phone: (208) 324-9200

(Take Interstate Exit 168)

Crest Motel      For overflow from Sawtooth Inn
Also next to McDonald’s  208-324-2670

KOA Campground
Jerome KOA Holiday
5431 US Hwy 93


Meals on test days lunch will be available for purchase at the test site.

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-The BWPGCA & 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.