World Championship for Pointing Dogs and the St. Hubertus Cup

The XXXIX World Championship for Pointing Dogs and the St. Hubertus Cup will be held in Landes region, France from 26th – 29th October 2017.

Table of Events

26th October - Morning: Meeting of the Organising Committee, Afternoon: Training and Opening Ceremony 

27th October - 1st day of the World Championship of practical hunting for pointing breeds

28th October - World St. Hubert Championship

29th October - 2nd day of the World Championship of practical hunting for pointing breeds

Team GB

Team Captain: Meryl Asbury

Team Vet: Rob Gould

Sponsors: The Kennel Club and Skinner's 

World Championships Pointers and Setters

John Naylor   

Goddrib Bari of Bitternboom

Pointer

Sara Chichester

Little Treasure of Gawcott

Gordon Setter

Maddy Raynor

Bownard Carrabullawn of Wiscombe

Irish Setter

Meryl Asbury    

Upperwood Sacre Bleu

English Setter

Reserve: Sara Chichester

Wiscombe Tomintoul

Gordon Setter

World Championships Continentals

Linsey Whitley 

Questor Llewelyn  

German Longhaired Pointer

Rob Gould   

Wamilanghaar Djynn 

German Longhaired Pointer

Howard Kirby  

FTCH Wamilanghaar Tash of Mullenscote 

German Longhaired Pointer

Mick Canham

Stubblemere Evanesco

German Longhaired Pointer

Reserve:
Mick Canham

Jhebron’s Nephrite of Stubblemere

German Longhaired Pointer

St Hubert (Mens)

Rob Gould

Wamilanghaar Djynn

German Longhaired Pointer

Howard Kirby  

FTCH Wamilanghaar Tash of Mullenscote 

German Longhaired Pointer

St Hubert (Womens)

Sara Chichester

Wiscombe Tomintoul

Gordon Setter

Maddy Raynor

Bownard Carrabullawn of Wiscombe

Irish Setter

St Hubert Spaniels

Michael Raynor

Kenquartz Backstreets of Wiscombe

English Springer Spaniel

Organisation of the World Championships

The organisation the World Championships and the St Hubertus is usually the responsibility of the host country's Kennel Club under the FCI Rules which govern the event. The French Kennel Club is hosting the 2017.

The World Championship is composed of a number of countries each with a team of British Pointers and/or a team of Continental Pointers with between 2-4 dogs in each team. Each dog must have a studbook number issued an FCI member organisation or partner. The Championship is run over two days and a dog must have run on both days in order to be eligible for an award.

Dogs are run in braces (as a pair) and the running order is drawn by ballot on the evening prior to the day of the trial. The brace pairs are run for a 15 minutes under the judges who will assess the dogs' work and award points according to the quality of the hunting, pointing and retrieving. A water retrieve must also be demonstrated in order to be eligible for an award.

The Rules for the World Championship can be found in the FCI regulations for Field Trials which can be downloaded here.

The St Hubertus Cup

Dogs are run singly with their handler and are judged on their relationship with the dog, the training of the dog, their shooting skill and understanding of gun safety, their understanding and ability to hunt the ground respectfully and thoroughly, their choice of cartridges and handling of the shotgun. Pointing Dogs and Spaniels can be entered into the competition, during the course of the 20 minute run, the handler may shoot two game species which must be retrieved tenderly to hand. A dog is expected to remain steady to flush and shot and a pointing dog is required to point game before it can receive an award. All dogs must also complete a water retrieve to be eligible for an award.

The Rules can be downloaded here.

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