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Gundog Working Tests are competitions which, by artificially simulating shooting day conditions, seek to assess, without game being shot, the working abilities of the various breeds of Gundog.

Gundog Working Tests are run for any of the three sub-groups of Gundogs recognized by the Kennel Club as detailed below:

The following classes of competition are recognized by the Kennel Club:

Kennel Club Gundog Working Test Weekend

Every year the Kennel Club organises a Gundog Working Test Weekend with Novice and Open Working Tests for each eligible sub-group.  The event also features training sessions for both novice and advanced handlers, a Young Handlers Working Test and more recently an International Team Test for Retrievers.  More information about this year's test weekend can be found by clicking on the link below:

The Kennel Club Gundog Working Test