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The Gundog Club's Scheme currently includes three categories of gundog.

  • Retrievers

  • Spaniels

  • HPRs

Does it matter which one my dog belongs to?  Yes it does! 

If you try and train your dog in the wrong category,  he may struggle because the field tests will not suit his natural abilities.   Each test is designed for a specific gundog role, and to suit the temperament and skills of the dogs in that group.      More about different gundog types...

Not sure what kind of dog you have?  Click here...

 

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Retriever tests: are aimed at specialised retrieving breeds such as Labradors, and Golden Retrievers. 

Hunting Retriever tests: are aimed at the spaniel breeds.  These are dual purpose  close hunting dogs that are also expected to retrieve.

HPR tests: are aimed at the versatile hpr breeds.  Hunting dogs that range wider than the spaniels, and that are expected to point, and to retrieve.

Cross bred dogs may also enter the tests.  You can choose which category to train under and should take your dog's temperament into account.  A hard hunting very fidgety retriever-cross may do better with the spaniel tests.  A very placid  spaniel-cross may be happier with the retriever tests.  If in doubt,  one of our instructors can assess your dog and advise you.  Find a trainer...

 
     
   

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