Often at lunch or before the Saturday social of a back-to-back hunt (two separate tests-- one Saturday and one Sunday) a fun puppy test is held for dogs big enough to leave mom, up to 6 months. It is fun. The judges are looking for spark and instinct, not a trained pup. It is just a good time for pups, handlers and the gallery. Bring them puppies! Let the kids run 'em! They both got to start sometime. A dog doesn't have to be 6 months old to run in started, so enter that if the pup is beyond this. The puppy stake is strictly for fun and to introduce the puppy and new owner to hunt tests. Ribbons will be awarded, but points will not.