Working Test Schedule for 2017

1. Sunday 2nd April – Open AV Retriever Working Test.

Venue – The North Molton Shoot, by kind permission of Robert Mitchell and the North Molton Syndicate

Directions – Follow the A361 North Devon Link road taking a right turn (travelling from the South) towards North Molton, (EX36 3HR) go through the village, down the hill and over the bridge and then follow club signs.

Judges: Nick Coates, Helen Ford and Charlotte Weir.

Entries close: Saturday 25th March


2. Sunday 14th May – Novice AV Retriever Working Test (incorporating Novice Dog/Novice Handler)

Venue – Mornacott Shoot (EX36 3QS) by kind permission of the land owner Andrew Blowers and Head Keeper Toby Penton.

Directions – From Tiverton take the A361 towards South Molton and turn right to Mornacott, Veraby and Reach, just before the Devon 4×4 garage and approx. 1/2 mile before the Bishmill roundabout. Club signs from the A361.

Judges: Judy Rainey, Jo Fergie and John Hodge

Entries close: Saturday 6th May


3. Sunday 9th July – AV Retriever Working Test Puppy 9.30am prompt – Novice 12-12.30pm (incorporating young handler)

Venue – The Temple Shoot by kind permission of Jeremy Boyd and Daniel Hartford.

Directions – Turn off A361 towards Filleigh 1/2 mile turn right again towards Filleigh through the hamlet of Stags Head turn left down gravel farm track. Club signs from A361.

Judges: Keith Sandercott, Julie Taylor, Roger Davis and Jennifer Thomas

Entries close: Saturday 1st July


4. Sunday 27th August – AV Novice Spaniel Working Test (incorporating novice handler):

All details to be confirmed shortly. 


All tests start at 9.30am for 10am unless otherwise stated.

Entry fee: £6.00 per dog. Additional entry forms available from the Club website

Separate cheque for each dog and each test – payment and SAE with entry form please.

Entries to be sent to the relevant Working Test Secretary:

Retrievers: Mr Gordon Hewitt, Spa Wood Cottage, Filleigh, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 0RU 07810 548482

Spaniels: Mr Nigel Franklin, Hall Farm, Molland, South Molton, Devon EX36 3NJ 01769 550825

Members who wish to receive running orders before the event must enclose a stamped addressed envelope.

Raffle prizes will be much appreciated.

Class Definition

Puppy: Confined to dogs less than 18 months of age at the date of the test.

Novice: Confined to dogs of any age not having won: a Field Trial Award, or 1st, 2nd or 3rd in an Open Test or 1st in any other Test (Puppy and Novice Dog/Novice Handler are discounted for this purpose)

Novice Dog/Novice Handler: Neither dog nor handler to have won any award, including commendation at a Field Trial or 1st, 2nd or 3rd, in any Open or Novice Working Test. This includes a Puppy Test but not Junior Handler.

Open: Open to all dogs

Veteran: (Unclassified) Open to all dogs aged EIGHT YEARS or over on the day before the test is run.

Dogs may be allowed to enter any Working Test on a Not for Competition (NFC) basis at the discretion of the relevant Working Test Secretary, by arrangement prior to the day of the event