Black Lab retrieving a bird in the field

The Working Certificate (WC) test is determine whether a Labrador is willing to retrieve a dead duck. In the land portion of the test, the bird was thrown from a camouflaged blind to land about 50 yards uphill from the line. After being released by the handler, the dog should go directly to the bird, pick it up without chewing it, and bring it back to the handler. This indicates the dog has the instinct to retrieve.