The object of an Endurance Test is to demonstrate the dog's ability to work after being subject to a certain degree of physical strain without showing signs of undue stress or lack of constitution.
Due to the dog's physical structure, such a test can only consist of a dog travelling at a suitable pace for a performance of some lengthy duration, which, it is known places an increasing load, not only on its internal organs, such as the heart and lungs, but on many other aspects of the dog's physical structure and temperamental characteristics.
The effortless accomplishment of such a test shall be the evidence as to the physical fitness of the dog.
The test shall be carried out over three varying surfaces such as bitumen, unsealed roads, dirt tracks, grass etc, such that the total distance of the course shall be twenty (20 kms).
For further information please refer to the ANKC Rules for the Conduct of Endurance Test.
Rules for the Conduct of Endurance Test
Regulation Part 3D - Regulations pertaining to the Judges Training Scheme for Endurance Tests
DOGS NSW Obedience & Tracking Committee is seeking input from members for the up-coming Review of the Rules for the Conduct of Tracking Trials/Track & Search Trials/Endurance Tests.
All members are welcome to submit a proposed Rule change(s), the submission(s) must contain
1. Current Rule Number and Rule detail in full,
2. The proposed amendment,
3. Rationale for the proposed amendment
4. List any current Rules that would be affected as a resulted a consequential change(s) from a proposed new Rule or an amended Rule.
5. A separate proposal for each rulebook and regulation is required and not presented as one proposal covering all three rulebooks and regulations.
Submissions that do not adhere to the above criteria will not be considered.
All submissions are to be sent to Mrs Lisa Hadley, firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business Friday 25th February, 2022.
Members Meeting to discuss submission will take place in The Amenities Building on 12th May, 2022 at 7:30pm.