Field Trials

Field Trials & Working Gundogs
Field Trials have developed to test the working ability of Gundogs in competitive conditions.
Field Trial Judges training
The Judges Education Programme has been created to manage the understanding of the J Regulations for Field Trial judges, societies and competitors.
Training seminars for Field Trial Judges
All judges must be fully conversant with the Kennel Club Field Trial (J) Regulations. A very effective way to achieve this is by attending a Kennel Club Requirements of a Field Trials Judge seminar
Kennel Club Field Trials Schedules and Entry forms
Kennel Club Field Trials Schedules and Entry forms
Field Trial Championships
Field trials championships for Retrievers, Cocker Spaniels, English Springer Spaniels, Hunt, Point and Retrieve as well as Pointer and Setter Champion Stake
Organising a Field Trial
Secretaries' section - Field Trials and Working Gundogs There is a wealth of information that you can obtain from the Canine Activities Department regarding support for the Field Trial secretary.
Field Trials Contacts
Field Trials Societies list - contact details and websites
Field Trials Liaison Council
The Field Trials Liaison Council is an annual forum for the proposal and discussion of items generated directly from Field Trials Societies, Clubs and individuals.
Starting out in Field Trials and Gundog Working Tests
This section contains information for those new to Field Trials & Working Gundog Tests, including how to get started and how to take part in Field Trials & Working Gundog Tests
Next stages: Entering a Field Trial
When you have been a member of a Field Trial Society for some time and been attending training sessions and Gundog Working Tests, you will be advised when your dog is ready for competition
Kennel Club requirements for Field Trials
Kennel Club requirements for Field Trials. Before a Society can hold a Field Trial, separate permission must be sought for each level and sub-group, and the relevant application submitted to the Kennel Club
IGL Retriever Championship
The International Gundog League stage the Retriever Championship annually.
Pointer and Setter Champion Stake
The Kennel Club Pointer and Setter Champion Stake is held annually.
Change Of Judge For Kennel Club Retriever Field Trial
The Kennel Club has announced a change of judge for its Open Retriever Field Trial, being held at the Glenalmond Estate, Perthshire, on 14th and 15th October.
Fit For Function – Challenge Certificate Judges For Gundog Breeds
As part of its ongoing commitment to the Fit For Function: Fit For Life campaign, the Kennel Club has announced a new requirement for Gundog judges prior to their approval to award KC Challenge Certificates (CCs) for the first time
Hungarian Vizsla Becomes First Dual Champion In Breed
Dual Champion Bitcon Gold Coast at Northey JW, owned by Christine and Andrew McDonald, from Mundon, near Maldon in Essex, has become the first Hungarian Vizsla to receive Dual Champion status, for both his field trial and showing abilities.
German Shorthaired Pointer Wins Hunt, Point And Retrieve Championship
A four year old German Shorthaired Pointer from Nairn in Scotland has won the prestigious Kennel Club Hunt, Point and Retrieve (HPR) Championship, supported by Skinner’s pet foods, at the Swinton Estate in North Yorkshire.
Results Of Kennel Club Cocker Spaniel Championship
The 82nd Kennel Club Cocker Spaniel Championship, kindly sponsored by Eukanuba, took place from 15th - 17th January 2014 at the beautiful Queensberry Estate, Dumfries and Galloway, by gracious permission of the Duke of Buccleuch.
Kennel Club Announces New Online Entry System For Field Trials And Gundog Working Tests
The Kennel Club has announced that, in joint development with Fosse Data, a new online system for field trial and Gundog working test management will be launched later this year.
Victory For The Netherlands As Gundog Handler Team Wins Prestigious International Competition
A team of four gundog handlers from the Netherlands and their dogs have scooped the top prize at one of the world’s most prestigious gundog competitions, the Kennel Club Gundog Working Test International Retriever Team Event, sponsored by Judge’s Choice and held at the Chatsworth estate in Derbyshire.
Kennel Club Announces Change For Scottish Field Trial Societies Holding Retriever Trials
It has been agreed by the Kennel Club General Committee that, until further notice, the draws for all Retriever field trials for Scottish based societies will take place within the Kennel Club. This will take place with immediate effect.
Kennel Club Sets Date For Hunt, Point, Retrieve Championship
The Kennel Club has announced that it will be holding a Hunt, Point, Retrieve (HPR) Championship again this year, at the Swinton Park estate, North Yorkshire, on 14th and 15th November.
Field Trials Liaison Council Minutes - Tuesday 10 June 2014
2. The minutes from the meeting held on 9 May 2013 were signed by the Chairman as an accurate record.
Retriever Trial To Be Held At Croglin
The Kennel Club is holding its All Aged Any Variety Retriever Field Trial, on grouse shot over Pointers and Setters, at the Croglin Estate in Cumbria on Monday 25th August, and schedules and entry forms are now available from the Kennel Club website.
Kennel Club Announces New Partnership With Eukanuba To Support UK’s Working Gundogs
The Kennel Club, the UK’s largest organisation dedicated to the health and welfare of dogs, has announced a new three-year partnership with Eukanuba, the Kennel Club’s partner in pet nutrition. As part of this renewed partnership, the Kennel Club and Eukanuba will support the UK’s working gundogs and some of the most prestigious working gundog competitions in the country.
New Process For Nomination Of Judges For Spaniel Championships
The Kennel Club is implementing a new procedure for nominating judges ahead of the 2017 Spaniel Championships.
Lagotto Romagnolo And Spanish Water Dog Allocated To Alternate Gundog Sub-Group
The Kennel Club General Committee has approved the decision to include the Lagotto Romagnolo and Spanish Water Dog in the Any Variety Spaniel [except Spaniel (Cocker) and Spaniel (English Springer)] gundog sub group, also referred to as the ‘Minor Breeds Spaniel’ sub group for field trials.
Warwick Dog Wins Kennel Club Open Retriever Field Trial
A four year old Labrador Retriever from Warwick has won the Kennel Club Open Retriever Field Trial, held at the Grinkle Park estate in Yorkshire.
Online Entry System For Field Trials And Gundog Working Tests Launched
The Kennel Club and Fosse Data Systems Ltd have launched a new online system for field trial and gundog working test entries and management, which is now available for competitors and secretaries to use.
German Longhaired Pointer Wins Hunt, Point And Retrieve Championship
A three year old German Longhaired Pointer from Andover in Hampshire has won the prestigious Kennel Club Hunt, Point and Retrieve (HPR) Championship, supported by Skinner’s pet foods, at the Swinton Estate in North Yorkshire.
Derbyshire Dog Wins English Springer Spaniel Championship
A three year old dog from Derbyshire, Rheastmooar Fizzy, and her owner Jon Bailey, have won the prestigious Kennel Club English Springer Spaniel Championship 2015, supported by Skinner’s pet foods, at the Thirlestane Estate, Lauder, Scotland.
Shropshire Dog Wins Kennel Club Cocker Spaniel Championship
A three year old dog from Shropshire, Mallowdale Xfactor and his owner, Ian Openshaw have won the prestigious Kennel Club Cocker Spaniel Championship 2015.
Meeting Of The Kennel Club Field Trials Liaison Council
Meeting Of The Kennel Club Field Trials Liaison Council
Field Trials Annual Trophy Awards
Field trials competitors are being encouraged to submit points gained through wins at Kennel Club field trials throughout the 2015/2016 season for the chance to win prestigious field trials annual trophy awards. Read more.
Kennel Club Announces Field Trial Dates For New Season
Dates have been announced for various field trials to be held throughout the new shooting season. Read more.
Field Trials Annual Trophy Awards
Field trials competitors are being encouraged to submit points gained through wins at Kennel Club field trials for the opportunity to win prestigious field trials annual trophy awards. Learn more.
Field Trials Team GB To Head To World Championship For Second Year
Field Trials Team GB will travel to Denmark to compete for the second year running in the World Championships of Practical Hunting for Pointing Breeds and the St. Hubert Cup. Click to read more.
Kennel Club Field Trial Secretaries Seminar
The Kennel Club Field Trial Secretaries seminar will be held on 22nd April 2017, focusing on providing essential knowledge and understanding for the management, organisation and stewarding of field trials and gundog working tests. Click to read more and how to book your place.
Cheshire Dog Wins the Kennel Club's Novice Cocker Spaniel Field Trial
A two-year-old bitch from Cheshire has won the Kennel Club 16 Dog Novice Cocker Spaniel Field Trial, held at Stean, Yorkshire. Read more.
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