Field Trial Awards


As you and your dog progress you will have the opportunity to gain a number of Kennel Club awards.

Gundog Working Tests (GWT)

Any award gained at a GWT is not recorded at the Kennel Club.

Field Trials

Generally Societies will allocate awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rdand 4thplace as well as Certificates of Merit. For the Championship Stakes Diplomas of Merit will be awarded in place of the Certificates of Merit. Awards accumulated are documented on the dogs' record at the Kennel Club. Dogs winning 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th awards or Certificates of Merit at theirfirstField Trial held under Kennel Club Field Trial Regulations, will receive a Stud Book number certificate from the Kennel Club.

  • Puppy Stake
  • All Aged Stake
  • Novice Stake
  • Open Stake - owner of winning dog will receive a Kennel Club certificate
  • Championship/Champion Stake - owners of dogs winning 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or a Diploma of Merit will receive a Kennel Club certificate

Field Trial Champion

To become a Field Trial Champion (FT Ch) different qualifications are required for each sub-group. Click here to see what is required for each breed.

Dual Champion

Any Gundog which has been awarded the title of Show Champion and Field Trial Champion will gain the new title of Dual Champion.

Working Gundog Certificate (WGC)

The WGC is open to all Kennel Club registered Gundogs and their handlers. It is not a competition, but each handler/dog partnership is assessed against a set of criteria which is set down in the handbook. Certificates are issued for WGC achieved on game (red certificate) and on dummies (green certificate).

For further details, go to the Working Gundog Certificate Days page.

Show Gundog Working Certificate

The aim of the Show Gundog Working Certificate (SGWC) is to provide credible proof of the natural working ability of a Kennel Club registered Gundog that has already proved it meets the Kennel Club Breed Standard by a qualification in the show ring.
For further details, go to SGWC information.

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