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Rufnit Kennels Braque du Bourbonnais - NAVHDA Prizes
A proud member of the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association.  NAVHDA is the foundation registry and testing organization for the Braque du Bourbonnais in North America.  Testing our companions provides information about their hunting and physical abilities, as well as their mental stability.  NAVHDA provides an excellent approach to training hunting dogs (general information listed below).  Rufnit Kennels has produced the youngest Braque du Bourbonnais to receive "Prizes" in Natural Ability through NAVHDA at five months of age (proving true Natural Ability), the Utility Preparatory Test at eleven months of age and the Utility Test at nineteen months of age.  As for North American bred Braque du Bourbonnais', Rufnit Kennels' progenies notably dominate the NAVHDA Prize I NA's (~80%), with numerous progeny holding NA Prize II and NA Prize III positions!  

Sole recipient of the prestigious
"Natural Ability Breeder Awards"
presented by NAVHDA for the
Braque du Bourbonnais

Proven to be superior in the "Braque du Bourbonnais" field


NAVHDA
 Prizes Received:

Elk Run Echo (Echo)
(never reproduced, diagnosed with Pulmonic Stenosis)
Whelped:  10-30-2000
Deceased:  March 25, 2009 (In Remembrance)
Sire:  Medy Des Plaines Dela Forterre
Dam:  Olympe Du Pontelle De Maicou
Prize II  NA  September 22, 2001
Prize III UPT  May 18, 2002
Prize III UT  May 17, 2003


Elk Run Hemi (Hemi)
Whelped:  July 25, 2002
Deceased:  June 19, 2015
Sire:  Sherrif Des Bois De Mariniere
Dam:  Elk Run Autumn Starr
Prize II NA  October 19, 2003
Prize III UT  October 8, 2005


Elk Run Jasmine (Jasmine)
Whelped:  02-21-2003
Deceased:  February 20, 2017
Sire:  Sherrif Des Bois De Mariniere
Dam:  Moliere Du Pontelle De Maicou
Prize II NA  May 14, 2004


Elk Run Journey (Journey)
Whelped:  02-21-2003
Sire:  Sherrif Des Bois De Mariniere
Dam:  Moliere Du Pontelle De Maicou
Prize III NA  May 14, 2004


Rufnit Alex (Alex)
Whelped:  10-30-2003
Sire:  Elk Run Hemi
Dam:  Chateaus Gypsy Benigousse
Prize I NA  May 14, 2004
Prize I UT  October 12, 2008
Rufnit Alex is the SECOND of four North American bred Braque du Bourbonnais
to receive the PERFECT score of 112/112 for the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test
in addition to being the FIRST United States bred Braque du Bourbonnais to receive the Prize I NA title
at six months of age.
Rufnit Hattie also holds a PERFECT score of 112/112 for the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test
at seven months of age and Rufnit Jeni a 112/112 at 8 months of age.


Rufnit Axel (Axel)
Whelped:  10-30-2003
Deceased:  December 03, 2014
Sire:  Elk Run Hemi
Dam:  Chateaus Gypsy Benigousse
Prize I NA  October 9, 2004
Rufnit Axel is the FOURTH United States bred Braque du Bourbonnais
to receive the Prize I title with a score of 110/112 for the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test
His full and half-sibling's (progeny of Rufnit Kennels) also hold NAVHDA Prize I NA titles.


Rufnit Bali (Bali)
Whelped:  07-19-2004
Sire:  Elk Run Hemi
Dam:  Aurora de la Refah
Prize II NA  May 15, 2005


Valencia (Valencia)
(Naturally short tail)
Whelped:  09-17-2004
Deceased:  March 25, 2015
Sire:  Julius de la Croix Saint-Loup
Dam:  Syrah dou Coudounie
Prize III NA  May 15, 2005


Vurhi dou Coudounie (Vurhi)
Whelped:  10-02-2004
Deceased:  November 13, 2016
Sire:  Pink du Rocher des Jastres (2)
Dam:  Onyx des Demoiselles de Ferrieres
Prize III NA  May 15, 2005


Rufnit Fortune (Fortune)
Whelped:  03-12-2006
Sire:  Rufnit Alex
Dam:  Elk Run Jasmine
Prize II NA  October 13, 2006


Bill (Foster)
(Naturally short tail)
Whelped:  06-17-2006
Sire:  Roulio du Rocher des Jastres
Dam:  Syrah dou Coudounie
Prize II NA  May 11, 2007


Rufnit Hattie (Hattie)
Whelped:  09-17-2006
Sire:  Rufnit Axel
Dam:  Elk Run Journey
Prize I NA  May 11, 2007
Rufnit Hattie is the THIRD of four North American bred Braque du Bourbonnais
to receive the PERFECT score of 112/112 for the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test.
Rufnit Alex also holds a PERFECT score of 112/112 for the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test
and Rufnit Jeni a 112/112 at 8 months of age.


Rufnit Jeni (Jeni)
Whelped:  07-07-2007
Sire:  Rufnit Alex
Dam:  Elk Run Jasmine
Prize I NA  October 12, 2007
Rufnit Jeni is the FOURTH of five North American bred Braque du Bourbonnais
to receive the PERFECT score of 112/112 for the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test.
Rufnit Alex also holds a PERFECT score of 112/112 for the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test
and Rufnit Hattie a 112/112 at 7 months of age.


Rufnit Kimi (Kimi)
Whelped:  08-01-2007
Sire:  Elk Run Hemi
Dam:  Valencia
Prize II NA  August 22, 2008
Rufnit Kimi is the FIRST North American bred Naturally Short Tailed Braque du Bourbonnais
to receive a NAVHDA Natural Ability Title.


Rufnit Kamrin (Kamrin)
Whelped:  08-01-2007
Sire:  Elk Run Hemi
Dam:  Valencia
Prize III NA  August 22, 2008
Rufnit Kamrin is the SECOND North American bred Naturally Short Tailed Braque du Bourbonnais
to receive a NAVHDA Natural Ability Title.


Rufnit Olivia (Olivia)
Whelped:  04-27-2008
Sire:  Bill
Dam:  Rufnit Falicia
Prize III NA  October 11, 2008
Rufnit Olivia is the THIRD North American bred Naturally Short Tailed/Tailless Braque du Bourbonnais
to receive a NAVHDA Natural Ability Title.


Rufnit Treasure (Treasure)
Whelped:  04-20-2009
Sire:  Bill
Dam:  Rufnit Jeni
Prize I NA  May 1, 2010


Rufnit Birdi (Birdi)
Whelped:  07-04-2011
Sire:  BH's Anglin Angus
Dam:  Rufnit Treasure
Prize II NA  August 19, 2012  

Rufnit Ellie (Ellie)
Whelped:  10-11-2012
Sire:  Rufnit Alex
Dam:  Rufnit Natural
Prize II NA  October 12, 2013
Prize II UT  May 06, 2017

Rufnit Jaccie (Jaccie)
Whelped:  02-08-2014
Sire:  Georges-Alexandre du Pech du Cayrol
Dam:  Rufnit Birdi
Prize II NA  August 9, 2014


Rufnit Jessie (Jessie)
Whelped:  02-08-2014
Sire:  Georges-Alexandre du Pech du Cayrol
Dam:  Rufnit Birdi
Prize III NA  August 9, 2014


Louis du Pech du Cayrol (Louis)
Whelped:  08-30-2015
Sire:  Django du fief D'Epsom
Dam:  Gaystar du Pech du Cayrol
Prize I NA  August 14, 2016



Heartland Chapter NAVHDA Utility Test October 8, 2005
The first known NAVHDA Utility Test consisting of all female owners/handlers!
Kristine Hill (Small Munsterlander), Sally Jo Hoaglund (Weimaraner)
Shari Stueck (Braque du Bourbonnais), Cheryl Asmus (German Shorthaired Pointer)
Photo courtesy of Tresha Moorberg


2001 - 2008 NAVHDA Statistics for Braque du Bourbonnais':
148 tests were run by BdB's
of which
90 received Prizes (61% of Tested)
of which
40 were Owned and/or Bred by Rufnit Kennels (45% of Prizes)


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2001 - 2008 NAVHDA 
Prize Statistics for Braque du Bourbonnais':

60 NA Prizes awarded to BdB's
of which
30 were Owned and/or Bred by Rufnit Kennels (50%of NA Prizes)

4 UPT Prizes awarded to BdB's
of which
3 were Owned and/or Bred by Rufnit Kennels (75% of UPT Prizes)

26 UT Prizes awarded to BdB's
of which
7 were Owned and/or Bred by Rufnit Kennels (29% of UT Prizes)


NAVHDA (North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association)
is the foundation registry and testing organization for the Braque du Bourbonnais in North America.

NAVHDA Test Information 
(general)
(Please visit NAVHDA.org or view the AIMS Programs Test Rules for detailed information.)


Natural Ability Test (NA)
The Natural Ability Test is organized into four main segments, or phases, as follows:

1)  Field Phase - The dog is hunted in cover where the presence of game has been assured by the releasing of game birds.

2)  Tracking Phase - The dog is given an opportunity to track a flightless running pheasant or chukar.

3)  Water Phase - The dog is tested for its willingness to swim.

4)  Judgment of Physical Characteristics.

Each dog is judged on the following items:
*  Use of Nose
*  Tracking
*  Desire to Work
*  Cooperation


Utility Preparatory Test (UPT)
The Utility Preparatory Test is divided into two groups:

WATER
*  Water Search
*  Walking at Heel
*  Steadiness by Blind
*  Retrieve of a Duck

FIELD
*  Search
*  Pointing
*  Steadiness on Game
*  Retrieve of Shot Bird
*  Retrieve by Drag

The following are judged throughout the Utility Preparatory Test:
*  Use of Nose
*  Desire to Work
*  Cooperation
*  Obedience
*  Physical Attributes


Utility Test (UT)
The Utility Test is divided into two groups as shown below:

WATER Group
*  Search for a Duck
*  Walking at Heel
*  Remaining by Blind
*  Steadiness by Blind
*  Retrieve of a Duck

FIELD Group
*  Search
*  Pointing
*  Steadiness on Game
*  Retrieve of Shot Bird
*  Retrieve of Dragged Game

The following are judged throughout the Utility Test:
*  Use of Nose
*  Desire to Work
*  Cooperation
*  Stamina
*  Obedience
*  Physical Attributes


Invitational Test
The Invitational Test is divided into two groups as shown below:

FIELD Work
*  Search
*  Backing
*  Pointing
*  Steadiness to Wing/Shot
*  Retrieve of Shot Bird

WATER Work
*  Heeling
*  Steady at Blind
*  Mark/Search/Duck/Retrieve
*  Honoring
*  Blind Retrieve

Overall
*  Nose
*  Desire to Work
*  Cooperation
*  Obedience

Only dogs that receive a Prize I in Utility are eligible.


2008 NAVHDA Statistics:
Out of a total of 35 tests entered by Braque du Bourbonnais',
   19 of them were owned and/or bred by Rufnit Kennels (55%)
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