Working Gundogs

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.
Gundog Working Tests
Gundog Working Tests provide you and your dog with a chance to test out your skills in a friendly, competitive environment, and are a great way to meet like minded people.
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.
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
Working Gundog Certificate
The Working Gundog Certificate (WCG) is open to all Kennel Club registered gundogs and their handlers.
Forthcoming Working Gundog Certificate days
Please note that Working Gundog Certificate days are not Breed Specific - any Gundog registered with the Kennel Club can take part.
Pointer and Setter Champion Stake
The Kennel Club Pointer and Setter Champion Stake is held annually.
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.
Summer Gundog Event Returns To Chatsworth
The Kennel Club’s Gundog Working Test, sponsored by Judge’s Choice, takes place again this summer from Wednesday 28th May to Sunday 1st June at the Chatsworth House Estate in Derbyshire, hosting a number of Gundog Working Tests and a variety of gundog activities for Retrievers, Spaniels and Hunt, Point and Retrieve (HPR) breeds.
Entries Close For International Gundog Event At Chatsworth
Entries have closed for the Kennel Club’s Gundog Working Test, sponsored by Judge’s Choice, which takes place from Wednesday 28th May to Sunday 1st June at the Chatsworth House Estate in Derbyshire, and a draw has taken place to determine which entries will be competing at the event.
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.
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.
Kent German Wirehaird Pointer First In UK Breed History To Become Dual Champion
A four year old German Wirehaired Pointer from Sevenoaks in Kent has become the first in the breed to be recognised by the Kennel Club as a Dual Champion, both for her talents as a working gundog and a show dog.
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.
Change Of Judge For Kennel Club Hunt, Point And Retrieve Field Trial
The Kennel Club has announced a change of judge for its Open Hunt, Point and Retrieve Field Trial, being held at Headbolt and Halsall, Lancashire, on Thursday 30th October.
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.
Prestigious Kennel Club Gundog Event Returns To Chatsworth Estate
The Kennel Club’s prestigious Gundog Working Test, sponsored by Eukanuba and R N Golden Limited, will be returning to the Chatsworth House Estate in Derbyshire this summer, from Wednesday 3rd to Sunday 7th June, and will be hosting a number of tests and gundog activities for Spaniels, Retrievers and Hunt, Point and Retrieve (HPR) breeds.
Championship For Hunt, Point And Retrieve Breeds To Return To Swinton Estate
The Kennel Club’s Hunt, Point, Retrieve (HPR) Championship, sponsored by Skinner’s pet foods, will be returning to the Swinton Park estate, North Yorkshire, on 13 – 14 November 2015.
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