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Heel on leash - in a pattern determined by the judge with multiple stops and starts, left and right turns

Heel with muzzle - heeling off leash while the dog wears a muzzle in a pattern determined by the judge with multiple stops and starts, left and right turns

Long Sit/Down - done with the handler out of sight, the dog stays in a pre-drawn position 1 min.

Food Refusal - dog is thrown 4 pieces of food (usually meat or cheese) while on a down stay with the handler out of sight. Dog must not eat the food, and if it is
"accidentally" thrown into dogs mouth, he must immediately spit it out. The field is also baited with 6 pieces of food, in strategic locations (i.e. by blinds, jumps,
area dog runs over during send away, etc.)

High Jump - dog jumps a hurdle on command, then does a return jump on command and comes to a heel position by the handler, minimum hurdle height 0.9m
for 8 pts (1m = 39.37in) jump construction  

Palisade - dog jumps and climbs over a wooden wall, minimum height 1.7m, then does a return jump and returns to handler

Long Jump - dog jumps a pvc/metal "key" long jump on the ground, minimum length 3m

Positions - the dog is told to sit, stand and down in a pre-drawn order. the handler is 18m away. points are lost for creeping forward during the positions, or failure
to perform a position

Thrown Retrieves - the handler throws the item at least 5m, on command the dog retrieves the item and presents it to the handler. the retrieve object can be any
object such as a glove, wallet, rolled up sock, glasses case, etc.

Unseen Retrieve - handler and dog are heeling, handler drops the object on the opposite side from the dog, a similar object is placed next to the retrieve object, at
a signal dog and handler turn around, and dog is sent to retrieve the object. points lost for mouthing object, 0 points if dog retrieves wrong object

Seen Retrieve - the handler drops the object on the same side as the dog and the dog immediately picks it up, runs completely in front of the handler who then
stops walking, then dog returns the object to the handler

Send Away - the dog is told to run in a straight line away from the handler until called, then it returns to the handler

Face Attack - the dog is told to attack a decoy who is facing him about 40m away behaving in a menacing fashion, with out/recall

Fleeing Attack - the dog is told to attack a decoy who is running away, with out/recall after the bite/fight

Defense of Handler - handler, dog and decoy approach each other and have a short conversation, then continue walking. the decoy turns around and comes up
behind the handler, and as soon as the decoy "attacks" (obvious "hit" on handler) the handler, the dog bites the decoy. After the dog is told to out, he guards the
decoy until recalled. the dog must stay with the handler until the attack, most dogs are taught to heel facing backwards for this exercise

Attack with Gun - the dog attacks a decoy who is firing a gun, twice during the attack, and once after the bite. After the bite/fight, the decoy freezes, the dog lets go
and guards the decoy. The decoy tries to escape twice, the dog bites each time, then the handler disarms the decoy and heels the dog away.

Search, Hold, and Bark with Escort - The dog finds the decoy who is hidden in one of six blinds, and barks to indicate the decoy has been found. The decoy
attempts to escape, while firing a gun, and the dog stops the decoy by biting. The decoy attempts another escape and fires the gun, dog stops decoy by biting.
Handler outs dog, then disarms the decoy and retreats at least 3m. The dog escorts the decoy to a designated spot, preventing two more escape attempts by
biting. The dog has no set pattern to run the blinds in as long as he finds the decoy in the allotted time.

Stopped Attack  - This is done exactly like the face attack, with the decoy acting menacing and the dog being told to attack. When the dog is 1 to 4m away, the
handler calls the dog who returns to the handler without biting the decoy. Points are based on the distance from the decoy when the dog is recalled, with 0 points if
the dog bites. the handler must behave in every way exactly the same up until the recall command for the call off and face attack (EX sneeze during one, you better
for the other)

Guard of Object - the dog is told to guard an object, and the handler goes to a place out of sight. The handler does not participate in any way again, until it is time to
retrieve his dog. The decoy tries three times to steal the object, and the dog stops the decoy each time by biting. as soon as the dog bites, the decoy must freeze
for 5 seconds, however if the dog lets go then rebites, the decoy can begin to move. As soon as the decoy begins to move away from the object, the dog lets go to
remain close to the object he is guarding. Points are lost for biting to soon, allowing the decoy to move or completely steal the object, being drug away from the
object, etc.

INCREMENTS USED FOR THE JUMPS:

Hurdle Broad Jump Palisade
Min 0.9m 8 pts 3m 8 pts 1.7m 8 pts
Inc. .05m 2 pts .25m 2 pts 0.1m 2 pts
Max 1.2m 20 pts 4.5m 20 pts 2.3m 20 pts

Hurdle: 0.9m for 8 points with each additional .05m worth 2 points for a total of 20 possible points/1.2m. Note: on the hurdle, the dog receives half the points for
jumping over, and half for jumping back.

Long (Broad) Jump: 3m for 8 points with each additional .25m worth 2 points for a total of 20 possible points/4.5m.

Palisade: 1.7m for 8 points with each additional .1m worth 2 points for a total of 20 possible points/2.3m. Note: on the palisade, the dog receives half the points for
jumping in, and half for jumping out.

DICTIONARY:

barrage - Decoy tries to intimidate the dog to stop him from biting. Depending upon the type of attack, this is usually with the baton in front of the decoy.
baton - a bamboo stick that has been split multiple times, or pieces of rattan tied together at one end to form a handle.
baton - a bamboo stick that has been split multiple times, or pieces of rattan tied together at one end to form a handle.
decoy - the person who is protected by a full body suit from dog bites and used to teach a dog to bite.
esquive - dodging, evading, etc. to make the dog miss its bite, slow the dog down on the entry, or force the dog to get only a partial bite (shallow bite).
entree - entry, when the dog attacks
ouvrir la porte - opening the door, When the dog is not intimidated by the decoy, faces the decoy, and bites. EX The dog is sent to attack. The decoy makes the
barrage. The dog tries to make his entree. The decoy will "ouvrir la porte" so the dog can bite without being hit.
charge - attack by the decoy towards the dog, a charge at the dog
SCC - Societe Centrale Canine
SCR - Societe Canines Regionales

FRENCH RING SPORT

To obtain the Brevet he dog must complete the following exercises;

Heel on leash, 4 points

Refusal of Food (1 piece),10 points

Heel off leash with muzzle, 8 points

Down/stay, (1 minute, handler out of sight),10 points

Defense of handler with gunfire, 30 points

Face (frontal) Attack,(30 Meters/15 seconds), 30 points

General Outlook (attitude of dog/handler etc.), 8 points

Total 100 points

To pass the Brevet the dog MUST obtain a minimum of 75 points and receive at least 75% of the available points in each protection exercise.

RING I Exercises:
1 meter hurdle, 12 points

Heel on leash, 4 points

Heel off leash with muzzle, 8 points

Down/stay, (1 min., handler out of sight), 10 points

Thrown retrieve, 4 points

Food refusal, (4 pieces), 10 points

Change of positions (6 changes, sit, down, stand at random, handler 18 meters), 20 points

Face attack, (30-50 meters, 15 sec. bite, out & recall), 30 points

Defense of handler, 30 points

Attack with gunfire, (3 gunshots as dog is going to bite, out & guard), 30 points

Fleeing attack, (50-70 meters, out/recall) , 30 points general outlook, 12 points

Total 200 points

To move from Ring I to Ring II the dog must receive two qualifying scores (160 of 200) under two different Judges.

RING II Exercises:
1.1 meter hurdle (1 meter 12 points), 16 points

Long jump 3.5 meter pit (3 meters 8 points), 2 points

Palisaide (climbing wall, 1.8 meters), 10 points

Heel on leash, 4 points

Heel off leash with muzzle, 8 points

Down or Sit stay, (1 min., handler out of sight), 10 points

Thrown retrieve, 4 points

Dropped seen retrieve, (article dropped by handler, seen by dog), 8 points

Food refusal, (4 pieces thrown & several pieces scattered on field), 20 points

Change of positions (6 changes, sit,down,stand at random, handler 18 meters), 20 points

Face attack, (30-50 meters, 15 sec. bite, out & recall), 30 points

Defense of handler, 30 points

Attack with gunfire, (3 gunshots as dog is going to bite, out & guard), 30 points

Search, Bark, Hold, and Escort (Non-directed search), 40 points

Fleeing attack, 30 points General outlook, 28 points

Total 300 points

To move from Ring II to Ring III the dog must receive two qualifying scores (240 of 300) under two different Judges.

RING III Exercises:
Hurdle, 1.2 meters (lower heights for less points), 20 points

Long jump 4.5 meter pit (lower heights for less points), 20 points

Palisaded (climbing wall), 2.3 meters, (lower heights for less points), 20 points

Heel on leash, 4 points

Heel off leash with muzzle, 8 points

Down or Sit stay, (1 min., handler out of sight), 10 points

Thrown retrieve, 4 points

Dropped seen retrieve, (article dropped by handler, seen by dog), 8 points

Dropped Unseen retrieve (article drop not seen by dog), 8 points

Food refusal, (4 pieces thrown & several pieces scattered on field.), 20 points

Change of positions (6 changes, sit, down, stand at random, handler 18 meters), 20 points

Send away (30 meters) , 12 points

Face attack, (30-50 meters, 15 sec. bite, out & recall), 30 points

Defense of handler, 30 points

Attack with gunfire, (3 gunshots as dog is going to bite, out & guard), 30 points

Search, Bark, Hold, and Escort (Non-directed search), 40 points

Fleeing attack, 30 points

Stopped attack (same as Face, but call off must be at 2 meters), 20 points

Guard of Object ( three attempts by Decoy to steal object), 30 points

General outlook, 36 points

Total 400 points

To stay in Ring III the dog must not receive two scores below 240 in the same year. Ring III's are rated as: Good 200- 240, Very Good 240-300, Excellent 300-400.
To qualify for the Selectifs or pre-championships a dog must be a Ring III and make five trials in one season with an average score above 340 points for all five
trials. To go to the "Coupe de France de Ring" or Championship trial the dog must go to three Selectif trials ( the decoys at these trials are very good and the work
at these trials is usually VERY difficult as the Judges will often let the decoys "bend" the rules.) The scores from the three Selectifs are again averaged, and the 30
dogs with the highest average scores are allowed to go to the "Coupe". The "coupe" is judged by a "jury" of Judges and normally worked by only the best Decoys.
The Champion of France in Ring is determined by averaging the scores from the "Coupe" and the three Selectifs trials.

French Ring is quite arguably the most difficult dog training sport in the world. It is extremely demanding of both the dog and training team. If a dog can excel in
French Ring the dog can undoubtedly also excel in any of the other protection disciplines.
French Ring Sport is a personal protection sport. It was developed in France as a way to accurately test potential
breeding stock for working ability. French Ring is
overseen in the Unites States by NARA (North American Ring Association), which reports to the SCC in France.
There has been a recent movement originating in
France to make Ring an international sport. This means instead of countries outside of France being considered
a French region, each country will "stand on its
own". To further this, Ring in Canada will be overseen by the CRA.

EXERCISES:
When competing in Ring, the dog has no collar or leash on at any time except during the heel on leash. No food
rewards or physical corrections are allowed at any
time while competing. Also, excessive praise/petting will result in a loss of general outlook points. Points for an
exercise will be lost for multiple commands,
incorrect commands, or failure of the dog or handler to perform the exercise correctly. Control is emphasized
from the moment the dog/handler team walks onto
the field, until they leave at the end.
Ring Sport consists of a number of exercises. A dog that has been trained for Ring III level of competition will be
able to do the following:
Ring Sport
French Ring
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