The Kennel Club Gundog Working Tests and associated events will take place at Chatsworth House from 14 June to 18 June nclusive by the gracious permission of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.
The timetable for events is:
Wednesday 14 June
Field Trial Training Day for Retrievers, Spaniels and HPRs
The day is designed for those who wish to progress to compete in Gundog Working Tests and Field Trials and with top trainers on hand to assist you on your way. To apply, click on the links below to download an application form. Participant numbers are limited with places on the day decided by ballot.
Thursday 15 and Friday 16
International Retriever Team Event
Teams of 4 from countries across Europe, including Team GB, compete for the prestigious Kennel Club International Retriever Team Challenge Cup. Now in its 7th year, the event is firmly established in the calendar attracting teams from over 10 countries. Spectators are most welcome. The 2016 winning team was Finland (pictured).
Saturday 17 and Sunday 18
Gundog Working Tests
The Kennel Club Gundog Working Tests are held in high regard by competitors for the varied and challenging nature of the tests. Together with the superb surroundings and terrain offered by the Chatsworth setting, it is easy to understand the attraction for the very best handlers and dogs in the country to prove themselves. With nearly 200 dogs comprising Retrievers, Spaniels and HPR breeds competing over the 2 days of competition, and with a special event for Young Handlers, this is the landmark event of the calendar.
Spectators are welcome to attend any of the Tests. Viewing of the Retriever, HPR and Young Handlers tests is generally good, the Spaniel tests take place in woodland where viewing is restricted by the nature of the terrain.