ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN! For The Gundog Working Test Challenge - A new competition aimed at amateurs.

The competition is split in to spaniels and retrievers, and excitedly for many - dogs do not need to be KC registered.

Two spaniels and two retrievers from each qualifying round will be invited to compete for the grand title at The Game Fair in July. Both the overall winning spaniel and the overall winning retriever will be awarded £2000 prize money

Qualifiers are being held at:

  • Frome Hill - Hereford - 24th April, Spaniels. 25th April, Retrievers.
  • Scottish Qualifier - Bowhill Estate (Near Selkirk) - 29th May
  •  Hertfordshire County Show - 29th May, Spaniels. 30th May, Retrievers.
  • Sherborne Castle Estate - 30th May
  • Exeter - Upton Pyne - 5th June
  • Cheshire show - 21st/23rd June
  • Lincolnshire Show - 23rd/24th June

Conditions of Entry

  • Entry Fee of £15 to be paid on the day.
  • Entries close 10 days prior to the first day of the qualifier selected.
  • Dog must not have gained any award in a field trial open or novice.
  • Open to both KC registered and non registered dogs. 
  • Dog must be fit for purpose in the class in which it is entered.
  • All dogs must be up to date with vaccinations. 
  • Dogs put forward will have their microchip recorded on day of qualifying & be scanned again at the final BEFORE RUNNING. 
  • In ALL cases the judge’s decision will be final.
  • In the event of more than 20 enters per class a draw will take place and will be recorded then posted on The Game Fair & Wrencourt Gun Dogs Websites.
  • HPR breeds are eligible to run in the retriever test.
  • I have qualified for the final. What information is available about the dates and time the final takes place as I’ve not been contacted.

  • I asked ages ago about start times. I submitted my entry for Sherborne as soon as your ad came out … I’ve heard absolutely NOTHING back at all – no confirmation of my entry submission nor the answer to my question I submitted. I will have to travel 140 miles to get to you so I don’t intend to waste my time if I don’t get any confirmation.
    Please reply

    • Hi Pat,

      We are not running or associated with the competition. We are only promoting it. I advise you contact someone within the Gundog Journal if you have any questions relating to it, here is the link to the ‘Contact Us’ page of the Gundog Journal’s website: https://gundog-journal.com/contact

      I hope this helps,
      Charlotte x

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