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2017 Promoter Handbook

General Rules of Competition

Winners of Super Major, Major and Qualifying competitions generally play by these easy steps of competition.

  • They leave the gate at a brisk pace without running.
  • Their dogs find birds inbounds.
  • Flushing breeds flush birds.
  • Pointing breeds point birds for at least 3 seconds until the hunter gently forces the bird to take flight.
  • They shoot birds with clean shots.
  • Their dogs fully retrieve birds back to where the shot was taken.
  • They call time with the allotted number of birds and when the last bird is in hand, and in control.
  • They immediately leash their dog and leave the field.

NBDC World Rankings

World Rankings are calculated by the amount of Championship points competitors and dogs receive throughout their lifetime of competition.

We use Qualifying events, Declared Major Championships and Super Major Championships to weigh the amount of points to be awarded.

As we progress, those well attended Qualifying and Major events may change relative to the attendance and quality of competition.

The BDC Events Page will let competitors know which events will be National Qualifiers, Declared Majors, and Super Majors.

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National Bird Dog Circuit

16 hours 47 minutes ago

It is impossible to forget a dog that has given someone so many special memories. Ken and Mary Sweeney and their girl, JayDee, are no exception to this. Ken knew early on that he had something special in JayDee and loved to compete with her. He especially enjoyed the privilege of competing with her alongside Mark. Unfortunately their time was cut short as JayDee succumbed to liver cancer. JayDee earned 173 Champion Points in her short career, she was the 2014 Amateur Dog of the Year, and she was also the 2014 National Puppy Champion. She was paving the way to a very promising career. She was a special dog in the BDC and an even more special dog to the Sweeney's. Please keep them in your thoughts as they mourn this loss. RIP Sweet JayDee.

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