Field Trials were developed to test the working ability of
Gundogs in competitive conditions. Trials resemble, as closely as
possible, a day's shooting in the field and dogs are expected to
work with all manner of game, from rabbits and hares, to partridges
Many of our best loved breeds were traditionally developed to
help man in hunting. Labrador Retrievers gathered game in the
field; Cocker Spaniels flushed and retrieved game; Pointers and
Setters ranged over the fields helping us seek out birds and
rabbits for the table. A great many still help us in shooting and
Field Trials are very popular, attracting hundreds of
competitors and are still very much part of our countryside sports.
If you have a love and understanding of the countryside and like to
see dogs working as they were intended to, this friendly and
relaxed sport may be just what you are looking for.
Field Trials News
The annual Canine Sports Science Seminar (CSSS) is back on 8
November at the Kennel Club Building in Stoneleigh. This year the
CSSS will focus on the health and welfare of the canine athlete and
will cover all aspects from nutrition to first aid with your dog.
The CSSS is a great way to learn more about ensuring that your
canine athlete is healthy and happy and is open to all.
New to Field Trials &
Gundog Working Tests?
This section contains information for those new to Field Trials
& Gundog Working Tests, including how to get started and how to
enter a Field Trial. Field Trials
Find out more about competing in Field Trials, Gundog Working
Tests and taking part in other gundog activities. This section also
features Kennel Club events, changes to Field Trial Rules and
Regulations and much more! Field Trials
Judges can obtain lots of information in this section, including
details of Kennel Club requirements for the 'A' and 'B' Panels,
downloadable material and useful guidelines to assist with judging
appointments. Field Trials
If you are a Field Trial Secretary, Gundog Working Test Secretary
or involved with the organisation of other Kennel Club gundog
activities, there can be a huge amount of work and administration.
This section provides all the information you need to assist with
the task in hand. Club
There is so much to remember when running a dog club. In this
section you will find information and helpful advice to assist with
the running of Registered Field Trial Clubs and Societies. Field Trials Liaison
The Field Trials Liaison Council is made up of representatives,
elected for a three year term to act as a channel of communication
between Field Trial Societies, competitors and the Kennel Club.
This section features information about the Council and its
Representatives, as well as agendas, annexes and minutes from