We just returned from running Maverick (Delta V.d Sieben Sohnen) in his Derby test for the NADKC this past weekend in St Louis, MO. There NADKC Derby test consists of a series of tests that determine the dog’s “natural ability”. Overall we were very pleased with Maverick’s performances and score. These tests are to ensure a DK dog is “Breedable” under the German Standards for a good hunting dog.
The dogs are tested on the following:
- Nase (Nose)
- Suche (Search)
- Vorstehen (Pointing)
- Fuhrigkeit (Cooperation)
- Gehorsam (Obedience)
- Arbeitsfreude (Desire)
Maverick scored a 4 ,3 ,4 ,3 ,3 , 4 respectively.
Maverick shows a great nose and demeanor. He is a very calm and collected dog that will make a great SIRE for easy to train and strong hunting dogs. He is a medium build and scored a “G” on his Zuchtschau and will eventually grow into an SG as he was 1 inch shy of this Sehr Gut rating.