Gundog Clubs & Societies

Field trials test the working ability of gundogs in competitive conditions. Trials resemble, as closely as possible, a day shooting in the field. Dogs are expected to work with all manner of game from rabbits and hares, to partridges and pheasants. However, working tests will typically use dummies instead of game.

Many of our best loved breeds were traditionally developed to help man go hunting. 

Labrador retrievers gathered game in the field; cocker spaniels flushed and retrieved game; pointers and setters ranged over the fields helping us seek out birds and rabbits for the table. 

A great many of these still help us in shooting and hunting today. Field trials are very popular in the UK attracting hundreds of competitors and remain a part of our countryside sports. If you have a love and understanding of the countryside, and like to see dogs working as they were intended to, this friendly and relaxed sport may be just what you are looking for.

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The Wild Game Guide

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Certificate renewals

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Conservation grants

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