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Companion Dog Test (BH)

space work

The dog showsIn the first partthe test at the dog training ground that he himself

easily guided through different situations and tasks. 

safety in everyday life

In the second partthe behavior of the dog in public space and on the road is tested. The proven suitability of the dog for everyday use is an important basis for a harmonious coexistence of man and dog, a strict prerequisite for all later dog sports. 



Before the start of the examthe dog owner must show written proof of competence and - if he/she does not have one yet, theDo the writing (Questionnaires and answers can be found here)to prove that he has the necessary basic knowledge of dog ownership.

  • The minimum age for participation of the dog is 15 months.

  • A performance certificate from the associated association
  • A chip or tattoo must be present to establish the dog's identity.

  • The examination regulations of the FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale) apply.

  • Membership in a club or pedigree dog association affiliated with the VdH.

  • The BH is carried out by an approved judge of the dhv or VdH.

Source VdH

The individual exercises and points of the companion dog test (BH)

At the beginning of the field work, two dog handlers (HF) and their dog report to the judge (LR). Registration takes place with"HF Name reports with dog name for companion dog test part 1".

Leash leadership (maximum 15 points)

AfterRegister with the LR  it goes to the starting point or to the shelf (see below) 

The dog stays on a leash. From the starting point you go into the first part of the running scheme and the group exercise.

At normal pace, it's 15 steps straight ahead. After a turn, follow 10-15 steps at normal pace, 10-15 at a run, and another 10-15 at a slow pace.

Arriving back at the starting point, after a right angle, it goes 15 steps further. Another right angle follows, 15 steps straight ahead, a U-turn and after 7 steps a basic position (GS). At the signal from the judge, the handler (handler) runs the remaining 8 steps, turns left and joins the group.

In the group, the handler runs in a figure eight around the people and assumes the basic position (GS) near one person. When the judge releases the handler from the group, one belongs"Thanks to the group" to good form.

Heel (maximum 15 points)

From here there are changes in the scheme. Immediately after the group exercise, it's back to the starting point in the GS, where the dog is unleashed. It works differently than walking on a leashnot rejoin the group after being unleashed.

Instead of running the entire leash pattern again, since 2019 the free heel has been limited to 50 steps up and back again with the tempo changes. The free run ends at the starting point.

Then GS again. It follows thesitting exercise. After 15 steps in the commandFootfollowed by the sitting exercise. There is now wAlways the possibility to let the dog dismount from the movement. However, you can also choose to take the GS, the audio signal, firstSeatgive and then move away.

Go back to the dogrt follows theplace exercise. After 15 steps in the commandFootthe dog can either be put down while moving, or the GS can be put down. The audio signal for this isPlace.

During the exercises, there is a seat and a place10 points eachto reach.

Filing (maximum 10 points)

The filing remains unchanged, in the commandFootthe leashed dog and handler go to the filing area. After taking the GS, the dog is unleashed and put intoPlaceplaced. The handler moves 30 paces away and remains there with his back to his dog. After the second dog has finished the field work, the handler goes back to his dog at the signal from the judge, stands to his right and lets him give the commandSeat mount. The dog is then put on a leash and the handler either begins the field work at the starting point or reports to the judge with a comment"submission ended"away.

After the evaluation by the judge, the handlers leave the area with their dogs.

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