The following amendments to the Field Trial 'J'
regulations have been approved by the Kennel Club General Committee
and will come into effect on 1 January 2016.
Regulation J(E)10.a Water Retrieve
In Open and All Aged Stakes, the water retrieve is a blind
retrieve from across water wherever possible, or from open
water. If a dog returns by land, it should not be
penalised for this unless it wastes time thereby.
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Regulation J(F)2 Show Gundog Working
A gundog which has won a Challenge Certificate or previously
qualified for Crufts through a breed class may be entered for a
Show Gundog Working Certificate at a Field Trial or a Show Gundog
Working Day for its sub-group, licensed by the Kennel Club, with a
minimum of two Judges officiating, of which at least one must be an
A Panel Judge. Judges must be aware that the principal
purpose of the Show Gundog Working Certificate is to assess whether
a dog demonstrates a natural ability to hunt and, where
appropriate, point and retrieve, and they should take care to judge
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Regulation J(F)7.i. Show Gundog Working
That the dog has been under reasonable control.