WORKING DOG CERTIFICATES
Working Dog certification and titles (WD, WDX) are administered by the parent club of each spaniel breed, the requirements for certification are breed specific. This is not an AKC program.
Working Certificates are awarded to Spaniels which successfully complete tests demonstrating their basic usefulness as a hunting companion. The purpose is to encourage and cooperate with the exhibitors and breeders endeavoring to keep the Spaniel a hunting dog as well as a show animal of good conformation. The program provides a basic test of instincts and usefulness in the field; encourages owners to train their spaniels to a hunting companion level; and serves as a first step towards involving new participants in AKC Hunting Tests for Spaniels.
Additional information will be found on the website for the parent club of each breed, such as the English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association, etc.
UPCOMING WD/WDX TESTS IN SO CAL
As of May, 2013 there are no WD/WDX tests scheduled in the So Cal area.