Spent this last weekend in Conneaut Ohio meeting wachtelhund owners that I have only spoken to per email or phone for several years.....We are in the final stages of formalizing the North American VDW and will be an attachment of the German Wachtelhund club. Our goal, this last weekend, was to practice certain aspects of the required German tests, discuss in detail our goals and plans with the club, and put faces with names.... One of the struggles are club will face with testing is a test that is used with wild rabbits. In Germany, they have huge rabbits (7-9 pounds) and do not den up when ran.....The group spreads out across a field and walks in a straight line till they jump one...They mark the spot and bring a dog up to run it.....the Puppy test requires that the dog run the rabbit for at least 1500 meters for the best score.....in North America we don't have the luxury of such a rabbit...we are exploring all options...if you know something that we can replace it with...let me know!!! Anyways enjoy!!!