Bucks Area Working Tests

 

WORKING TESTS 2024

 

DateTestEntries and payment to be received by:

Sunday 24 March

 

 

SPRING OPEN

Venue: Mayridge

Judges: John Keegan, Liz Barnes, Lisa Murrell

11.59pm Sunday 10 March

Sunday 28 April

 

 

INTERMEDIATE, VETERAN

Venue: Burrow Farm, Hambleden

Judges: Helen Burnie, Sarah Burnell, Vicki Ruston

11.59pm Sunday 14 April

Sunday 19 May

 

OPEN QUALIFIER FOR URC AREA FINALS

Venue: Bix, Henley On Thames

Judges: Jayne Coley, John Stubbs, Alan Buckland, Penny Morris

11.59pm Sunday 5 May

Sunday 16 June

 

NOVICE

Venue: Woodlands Farm, Little Marlow

Judges: Patti Money-Coutts, Mark Schiller, Angie & Keith Townsend

11.59pm Sunday 2 June

Sunday 25 August

 

 

NOVICE DOG/NOVICE HANDLER, SPECIAL PUPPY

Venue: Copyhold Farm, Goring Heath

Judges: Colin Pelham, Abbie Reid, Harriet Newcombe

11.59pm Sunday 11 August

The entry fee of £15 will rise to £30 if the entry is not received before the deadlines set out above for each working test. 

All of the above tests MUST be entered using the Field Trial Management System (FTMS) and payment MUST be made in advance.  URC Bucks reserves the right to decline entries where payment not received in full prior to the closing date. Entries are limited to members only. If you are unable to use FTMS please see Note 2 below.

 

WORKING TEST NOTES

1. Rules Kennel Club Working Test Rules will apply to Tests; ie, Running in, whining, at the discretion of the Judges.

2. Entries Entries are only accepted on an electronic basis (i.e. no paper entries) and are limited to members only. Any queries should be directed to the co Working Test Secretaries Brighid Humphreys and Sarah Meakes by email: workingtestsecretary@gmail.com or by telephone Brighid - 07787 567982, Sarah - 07387 350077.

3. Draw The Draw will take place as soon as is convenient after the closing date. Detailed directions and any changes to the starting time will be sent with the draw. 

4. General

  • Competitors and spectators are to make their own arrangements for refreshments.
  • All dogs must have been registered with the Kennel Club in the Owner's name prior to the closing date for entries.
  • Entry fees are per dog per class/test.
  • ALL competitors and spectators are under the Steward's orders at ALL times on the ground, EXCEPT when competing.
  • There will be a raffle at all Tests; any offers of prizes will be gratefully received. Also offers of help to run the tests (Stewards, guns, dummy throwers/placers) will be greatly appreciated. Lunch will be provided to all helpers.

 

WORKING TEST DEFINITIONS

Special Puppy: For any dog or bitch under two years of age on the day of the test.

Novice Dog/Novice Handler: Neither dog nor handler to have won any award, including Certificate of Merit, at a Field Trial, or a first, second, third or Reserve in an Open or All-Aged Working Test, or first in ANY Working Test.

Novice: Any dog or bitch of any age not having won:

a. a Field Trial award, including a Certificate of Merit at a Field Trial.

b. a first, second, third or Reserve in an Open or ALL-ages Working Test.

c. a first in any previous Novice Working Test or any test above Novice level.

d. a first in a combined Puppy and Novice Test where separate awards for Puppies were NOT given. (A first in a Puppy Stake or a first in a Novice Dog/Novice Handler is discounted for this purpose).

Intermediate: Any dog or bitch of any age (in URC Tests, Intermediate is graded between Novice and Open), not having won: a. a first in any Intermediate, Open or All-Aged Working Test. b. a first, second or third in any Field Trial, EXCEPT for a Novice Dog/Novice Handler Field Trial where first only would be excluded.

Open: Open to all members of the URC. Preference in any draw will be given to dogs of members which have qualifications and which make them ineligible to run in any other category of Test. Preference in the draw will be given to host Area Members.

Veteran: Open to all dogs aged EIGHT YEARS or over on the day before the Test is run.

 

Any dog found to be suffering from an infectious disease or any bitch in season will be expelled from the ground. All competing dogs must be kept on a lead at all times, except when under a Judge's orders. Non-competing dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. They will be subject to any controls imposed by the Stewards or authorised person, including any Committee member.

 

DECLARATION

I/We agree to submit to and be bound by the Kennel Club Ltd Rules and Regulations in their present form or as they may be amended from time to time in relation to all canine matters with which the Kennel Club Ltd is concerned and that this entry is made upon the basis that all current single or joint registered owners of this dog(s) have authorised/consented to this entry.
I/We also undertake to abide by the Regulations of this Trial and not to bring to the Trial any dog which has contracted or been knowingly exposed to any infectious disease during the 21 days prior to the day of the Trial, or which is suffering from a visible condition which adversely affects its health or welfare.
I further declare that I believe to the best of my knowledge that the dogs are not liable to disqualification under Kennel Club Ltd Rules and Regulations.*
I also declare that I am fully conversant with the Field Trial Regulations and have studied the Guide to the Conduct of Field Trials.

* Note Dogs entered in breach of Kennel Club Ltd Rules and Regulations are liable to disqualification whether or not the owner was aware of the breach.