Results - South West Working Test

South West FCRS Working Tests held on 14th April 2019 at Spreyton Estate by kind permission of Viv Bennett 
Judges Mary-Jane Opie (B3040), Zoe Townsend (NP) and Beth Payne(NP)
Thank you to Roger Skinner for their sponsorship

A fantastic entry for puppy, ND/NH, Novice and Open meant a long day for all! The judges were exceptional in encouraging the new handlers, feedback I have received from the Novice handlers has reflected that opinion. Considering in 2015 I only had 19 entries, only just enough Novice entries to run the event 10, no Open class and no ND/NH, this year of 45 dogs was fantastic. It is the first year I have run a ND/NH class. Of course, there is a downside to the numbers, it takes a long time. My apologies for not starting on time, explaining my slight change to the tests from 2 weeks ago proved more time consuming than anticipated! If the interest continues, I will have to consider putting on fewer tests per category.

Many thanks to the judges, dummy throwers and stewards who braved the very cold wind all day, congratulations to the following:
Puppy
1st Hwarthow Archer of the Moors at Tunnelwood O/H Steve Ashby
2nd Mahinda Bombus Heath O/H Ann Bracegirdle
3rd Swantonwood Gold Leaf O/H Lindsay Swan
ND/NH
1st Keveral Inola O/H Gavin Wakely
3rd Balleyriver Snow Flake at Thurwhitt O/H Sara Thurgood
Novice
1st Dance the Skies O/H Jane Gould
2nd Hoaroak Hill O/H Mo Sweet
3rd Ollerset Shining Nymph O/H Julie Matthews
4th Woodfinch Rufford Poacher O/H David Savory
Open
1st Venetian Red at Maddistream O/H Gill Awty
2nd Donascinto Danilo From Casblaidd Owner Mr C & Mrs C Hewison Handler Caroline Hewison
3rd Keveral Hen Harrier O/H Charlotte Wear
4th Venus in Transit over Casblaidd Owner Mr C & Mrs C Hewison Handler Caroline Hewison

Southern Golden Retriever Society Working Test

The Southern Golden Retriever Society are holding a ND/NH and Novice Working Test on 12th May 2019, limited to Goldren Retrievers and Flatcoated Retrievers, entries close on 4th May 2019.

Please note on the schedule the date for the test says 19th May, this is a printing error it is actually 12th May 2019.  Entry Form

Two Training Days

The first is with Barbara Kuen, an experienced trainer, flatcoat owner and A panel judge. It is aimed at novice level, and will be at Hall Barn, near Beaconsfield. On Wednesday May 22nd, two sessions, morning and afternoon.

The second is on Sunday June 2nd with John and Liz Barnes, equally experienced, and like Barbara have done several training sessions for us before. It is at Deerbridge, nr , Milford, south of Guildford. Again aimed at novice level. Two sessions again.
Limited to 8 handlers, costing £40 for the day. Please express any interest to Diane Heywood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AV Working Test Results - Updated

The AV Working Test Results have been updated. Click here

Congratulations to Caroline Hewison.

Bucks/Central Area Working Tests: 19th May and 16th June 2019

The schedules are now available on the Working Forms page for the above Working Tests or by clicking here and here.  Entries close on 5th May 2019 for the May test and 2nd June for the June test.

Game Fair 26th-28th July 2019; Hatfield House, Herts.

Once again I am looking for volunteers to help man (and dog) the Flatcoated Retriever stand in the Sporting dog marquee at this years Game Fair. The Game Fair is the annual gathering for people passionate about country pursuits and the British countryside, so how wonderful that we have the opportunity to showcase our beautiful, talented, breed there.

I am looking for anyone prepared to spend two hours, with their dog, or dogs, meeting and talking to the public about Flatcoats. In return for a day pass to the Game Fair which will give you a fantastic opportunity to look around the wonderful show. Obviously if you would like to do more days/shifts (though I would suggest two hours is enough at any one time) is very welcome. A limited number of camping passes are available to anyone who would like to do all three days and would like to stay. Best party of the summer!

Please contact me by either;

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone 07909904000
Or by messenger.

Many thanks, Charlotte Wear

Midland Area Working Test 23/03/19

The schedule is now available for the Midland Area Working Test to be held at Church Lech, Worcestershire on 23rd March 2019.  Entries close on 16th March 2019.  For further details please contact Pat Bell, contact details on the schedule.  Entry form available on the Working Form page of this website.

South West Area Working Test

The schedule is now available for the South West Area's Working Test on 14th April 2019.  Entries close 6th April 2019.Click here  for an entry form.

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