Hunting Dog Training
lasting friendship developed,
but it was not until l968, after I acquired a Pudelpointer from Bodo, that we started talking about forming a Pudelpointer Club of North America.
During these discussions I learned that Bodo had been involved in Versatile Testing some years ago. Apparently in l963 the "All Purpose Gun Dog Club of Ontario" was started. This club was affiliated with the Ontario Bird Dog Association and the membership consisted mainly of field trialers. A friend of Bodo's, Walter Kogut, worked out some testing rules that were a combination of German and North American field trial rules. Field and water work were separate tests held on different days. The water test was built along retriever lines. Two years later the "All Purpose Gun Dog Club" died. Two reasons were given for it's failure: