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WORKING TESTS

Retriever Working Test Secretary - Penny Morris

Spaniel Working Test Secretary - Joe Hooper

2023 Working Tests

Novice & Puppy Tests - AV Retrievers

Sunday 19th March

to be held at the Norfolk Estate, Arundel

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Novice & Open Spaniel Working Tests

Sunday 2nd April

to be held at Cocking, near Midhurst

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Pairs & Brace Working Tests
Sunday 14th May

To be held at The Drovers Shoot,  Levins View, Singleton, West Sussex PO18 0HJ. 
Pairs:
One handler working one retriever (any variety) and one handler working one Spaniel (any variety).

Brace:

One handler working two gundogs of any variety (not necessarily the same breed).
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Novice Dog, Novice Handler; Intermediate and Veteran Working Tests

Saturday 17th June

Five Oaks Farm, Stane Street, Billingshurst

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Open Working Test

Saturday 5th August

Venue to be announced

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Closing date for working test entries is 7 days prior to the date of the test. Entries made after the closing date will not be accepted. Fees will only be refunded if the Working Test Secretary is notified of a non-runner more than 48 hours before the test date.

Please note that the A&D has imposed a maximum of 50 entries per test and only one dog per handler will be entered in the draw if entries exceed this number (unless there is a a shortage of entries for that test). Novice Dog Novice Handler—only one dog per handler will be accepted regardless of the number of entries. Number of entries will also be subject to Government and KC guidelines operating at the time of the test.

Definitions
Novice:  Confined to dogs which have not gained an award or Certificate of Merit at a Field Trial or 1st, 2nd or 3rd in an Open Working Test or gained 1st in a Novice Working Test held in accordance with Kennel Club Regulations or 1st in an Intermediate Working Test.

Puppy: Any dog no older than 18 months on the day of the test.

Intermediate:  Any dog that has not gained a Field Trial Award including a Certificate of Merit or 1st, 2nd or 3rd in an Open Working Test or 1st in an Intermediate Working Test.

Novice Dog, Novice Handler: Neither dog nor handler to have won any award at a Field Trial including a Certificate of Merit or 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th in an Open Working Test or 1st in any test run under KC rules.

Open: Open to all dogs of a specified breed or breeds although preference will be given to dogs which have gained an award or a Certificate of Merit at a Field Trial, been placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th in an Open Working Test or 1st in any  test.

Veteran: A dog which has reached its 8th birthday by the date of the test.

Pairs: One handler working one Retriever (any variety) and one handler working one Spaniel (any variety).

Brace: One handler working two gundogs of any variety (not necessarily the same breed), at the same time.

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WORKING TEST
RESULTS

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