Certificado del Caracter Funcional (CCF I)
-Dog must be a minimum of 12 months old.
In order to be awarded CCF 1, the dog subjected to the following exercises
must obtain favorable results.
Behavior towards inoffensive strangers
The dog must remain calm facing inoffensive persons.
On indication of the judge, the handler walks with the dog on loose leash
and without giving orders. The dog must remain calm while crossing paths of
inoffensive strangers and while strangers approach or are being approached
by the handler to shake hands, to ask information etc. The dog does not have
to be touched. This exercise must be given the greatest possible care that
it is done as natural as possible.
Indifference to gun shot
This exercise is executed with the dog on a training leash of approximately
6' (2 m) in length and 2 gun shots (caliber 6) fired with nearly immediate
succession at a distance of approximately 20 m. Trained sport dogs may react
according to their training.
Defense of the handler
This exercise is executed
with the dog tied to a sturdy object approximately 8 feet in front of the
tie point. The handler must stand at least 4 feet behind the dog and not
The decoy is armed with a flexible stick and placed in a blind or hiding
place prepared for the event. The handler proceeds immediately after the
instruction of the judge, holding the dog on leash (approx. 2-3m)
On indication from the judge, decoy exits from his hiding place
threatening handler and dog. The handler remains stay put. Facing the
threats, he leaves a slack leash, incites and indicates support to the dog
for its reaction against the aggressor. The aggressor will stay threatening
in the dogs comfort zone (1m away) for at least 10 seconds.
The dog must readily react to defend the handler energetically. No bite will
be given in this level of testing.
The exercise is interrupted on the indication of the judge at the time when
the dog, with quick reaction, has demonstrated its real attitude in defense.
The dog who moves behind the point at which the handler is standing, demonstrates indifference, shyness or manifest fear will not be
Scoring: Pass or Fail
All Temperament Tests will be video taped for club
purposes. No video will be viewed or distributed in ANY form without the
express permission or request of the dogs owner.
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