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Novice AV Spaniel Trial

Novice AV Spaniel Trial (held on 21st November 2019) A very good entry The Club’s Novice AV Spaniel (except Cockers) stake received a very good entry from members and was held at the Temple Shoot, Filleigh by kind invitation of Shoot Manager Jeremy Boyd and Keeper Will Neate.  Judges for the day were Dave Rayner and

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Novice AV Retriever Trial

Novice AV Retriever Trial (held on 14th November 2019) A Day to remember In spite of some very testing conditions, with rain and sleet all day, spirits stayed high among the guns, competitors and estate staff at the Club’s Novice Retriever Stake on the Hall Estate, North Tawton.  We were welcomed by Shoot manager Jeremy Boyd and

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NOVICE (COCKER SPANIEL) STAKE TRIAL

NOVICE (COCKER SPANIEL) STAKE TRIAL Held on  Wednesday 23rd October at Castle Hill Estate, with thanks to Brian Mitchell and his team. We were blessed with lovely weather and the trial being held in a large field of cover crop. Undergrowth was hard going for all the dogs but with the final winner, Lindsay Corbett,

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Open (Cocker Spaniel) Stake Trial

Open (Cocker Spaniel) Stake Trial We held our first trial of the season on 4th October at Maristow, Devon by kind permission of the Maristow Shoot and Head-keeper Mr Gary Liddle. On a day when we were expecting to ride the tail end of hurricane Lorenzo the competitors were treated to a clear, dry, blustery

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Simulated Shoot Training Day

Sunday 22nd September 2019 – Simulated Shoot Day Venue – Abbotsham by kind invitation of Mr & Mrs Lomas. We held our simulated shoot day, again this year we had a good number of members taking part in both the beating line and in the picking up team. We did 3 drives in cover crops

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AV Spaniel Novice Working Test

Sunday 25th August 2019 – AV Spaniel Novice Working Test Venue – Dulverton, Somerset by kind permission of Mr J Mackeldon and J Kelvie. There were 16 entrants from Devon, Cornwall, Wiltshire and Dorset. Results : 1. First and Novice Handler Award went to D. Taylor with Belleverwood Heather (ESS Bitch) 2. T Williams with

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Big Picnic – Royal Visit

On the 17th July 2019 Exmoor hosted the National Parks Big Picnic with Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of wales and Duchess of Cornwall. Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the 1949 National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act Members of the North Devon Working Gundog Club also attended this very special event, and gave

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Simulated Shoot Training Day

To be held on Sunday 22nd September near Bideford , Devon We are running a simulated shoot training day for both spaniels and retrievers in cover crops and woodland. The aim of the day will be to familiarise your dogs with the sounds and atmosphere of a driven shoot day. We will be in 2

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AV Retriever Working Test Results

Sunday 7th July – AV Retriever Working Test (incorporating young handler)     Venue – EX32 0RU by kind permission of Gordon Hewitt. Our Novice Retriever AV and Puppy Working tests took place on 7th July, the results are as follows : Results: Tybesta Ares – J Philp Haddeo Digby – J Evans Skyflight Allthatjazz-J Fergie Weststall

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Congratulations on a very special birthday

  Our Vice President, Ingrid Dickenson-Chetham, celebrated her 100th birthday on 31st May 2019. Ingrid was a founder member of the newly formed North Devon Working Gundog Club in 1984 and was appointed Vice Chairman.  She became the Club Chairman from 1994 until 1997 and retired from the committee in 1998 when she was made a

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