Kennel Club Gundog Working Tests

The Kennel Club Gundog Working Tests and associated events will take place at Chatsworth House from 14th June to 18th June inclusive by the gracious permission of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.

The timetable for events is:

Wednesday 13th June 2018
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 14th and Friday 15th June 2018
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.

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 2018

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.

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Online Entry

All the events can be entered online at

Online Entry FAQ can be downloaded here: Fosse Data FAQ






Retriever Training Day


Spaniel Training Day


Hunt, Point & Retrieve Training Day


Young Handlers GWT


Open Retriever GWT


Novice Retriever GWT


Novice Spaniel GWT


Open Spaniel GWT


Novice Hunt, Point & Retrieve GWT


Open Hunt, Point & Retrieve GWT



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.


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