Changes To Kennel Club Field Trial Regulations

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 Certificate


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 accordingly.

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Regulation J(F)7.i. Show Gundog Working Certificate


That the dog has been under reasonable control.

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