DERBY & AWPGA GUN DOG
The goal of the AWPGA Korthals Series Competitions is to identify and aid in the selection of the best dogs for the perpetuation and improvement of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breed. These competition level structures are specifically devised to aid in the identification, selection and recognition of the best breed representatives with classification of dogs that hunt in a breed appropriate style effective for the traditional foot hunter. Additional purposes are to provide an opportunity for recreation and fellowship, to foster sportsmanship and to stimulate interest in hunting, training and maintaining the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon as a hunting breed.
There are three (3) levels in the Korthals Series competitions: Derby, Gun Dog and Korthals Cup. The Derby and Gun Dog events will be run once a year in each region.
The Derby is for beginning to intermediate level dogs that are 6 to 24 months of age as of the date of the competition. Dogs in the Derby Class should be steady to wing.
AWPGA Gun Dog is for intermediate level dogs that are six months of age and older as of the date of the competition. Gun Dog level dogs are expected to be steady to wing and shot, and to honor a pointing brace mate.
Standards of Performance for each of the events can be found below as well as the AWPGA’S Working Standard for the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon.