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Three categories of gundog Award

 
 

The Gundog Club's graded training scheme covers three categories of gundog work.

The Retriever grades are aimed at the specialised retrieving breeds, such as Labradors.

The Hunting Retriever grades assess traditional spaniel work such as that carried out by Cocker Spaniels or English Springer Spaniels.

The HPR grades are designed for the all-rounders of the gundog world, the hunt, point retrievers.

Rarer breeds of gundog, and cross-bred dogs, fit into the scheme too. Take a look at the links below to find out which category suits your dog best. Although please do note that all of the awards and training are aimed at breeds of gundog that traditionally retrieve as part of their role. There are no awards currently available for setters, or english pointers, which do not traditionally retrieve.

You can take each grade at any (or all) of six levels. Your dog does not have to pass each grade in turn, although we recommend that you study the syllabus in this order, mastering each stage before moving on. But if your dog is already at the standard of one of the higher grades, you can enter him straight in at that level.

 
     

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GRADED TRAINING

   

There are three categories of gundog work tested by the Gundog Club (below).

Each can be assessed in at one of six levels

     

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