Working tests are held for Retrievers and Spaniels at Novice and Open standard, and for puppies. The Club Tests are held under ‘KENNEL CLUB FIELD TRIAL REGULATIONS’
We actively encourage young handlers and new handlers at these events.
Working tests are designed to simulate real situations that are found in the field on a shooting day but do not involve live game. They are always great fun and provide a valuable opportunity for the less experienced handler to enter into competition. Whatever the outcome, much will be learned and new friends made.
The events are always very sociable and attract lots of participants who enjoy the opportunity of working their dogs during the summer and enjoying a picnic in a wonderful countryside setting.
The Club takes every opportunity to sponsor teams to enter inter-club competitions. Nominees are usually drawn from those who have done well in our working tests.
Working Test Entry Forms can be downloaded and printed by clicking on this link here : WORKING_TEST_ENTRY_FORM
WORKING TEST SECRETARIES
|Working Test Secretary (Spaniels)
Tel: 07931 311985
|Working Test Secretary (Retrievers)
Tel: 07796 168164
Entry fee : £10.00 per dog
|Please enclose your :||> Applicable Working Test Entry Form(s), download from : HERE|
|> Payment & ^SAE|
|> Separate cash or *cheque payment for each dog, and each Test|
*Please make cheque(s) payable to : ‘NTH Devon Working Gundog Club‘
^Members who wish to receive running orders before the event must enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
All tests start at 9.30am for 10am unless otherwise stated.
Raffle prizes will be much appreciated.
Additional ‘Working Tests’ Entry Forms can be downloaded and printed by clicking either on the link above, or on this link here : WORKING_TEST_ENTRY_FORM
Entries should be sent to the relevant Working Test Secretary, as follows :
Spaniels : Laurie Pittaway Meadow Barton, Morebath, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 9AL Tel: 07703 135350 EMail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Retrievers : Rachel Waldron, Lower Langaton Farm, Chittlehampton, Umberleigh, Devon, EX37 9RD Tel: 07796 168164 EMail: email@example.com
Open : Open to all dogs
Puppy : Confined to dogs less than 18 months of age at the date of the test.
Veteran : (Unclassified) Open to all dogs aged EIGHT YEARS or over on the day before the test is run.
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.
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