HVC GUNDOG TRAINING
GENERAL HPR TRAINING DAY WITH ALLAN HENDER
Sunday, 14 June 2015
9.30 for 10am start
To be held at: West Berkshire (M4 Junction 12) Moor Cops Nature Reserve.
Limited places available with preference given to Club Members
This general training day is aimed at all levels of HPR breeds. Come along and see if you enjoy it or work on problems that you have.
Entry Fee: Members £25.00 Non Members £30.00
Please contact Gill for entry form email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel:07583077776
Entries to: Mrs Gill Parrott 113 Broomstickhall Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1LP
accompanied by a cheque made payable to “Hungarian Vizsla Club”.
- No bitches in season.
- Dogs are to be kept on leads at all times except when working.
- Harsh handling will not be tolerated.
- Please clear up after your dog.
Neither the Hungarian Vizsla Club nor the landowners accept responsibility for injury, loss or damage to persons or property or dogs however occasioned at this event.
Please bring refreshments
Field Trials have developed to test the working ability of Gundogs in competitive conditions. Trials resemble, as closely as possible, a day’s shooting in the field and dogs are expected to work with all manner of game, from rabbits and hares, to partridges and pheasants. For the Breeds which hunt, point and retrieve (HPR’s), the trials are designed to test the ability of the dogs to quarter the ground systematically in search of quarry, to point game, to flush on command, to be steady to flush, shot and fall, and to retrieve tenderly to hand on command from both land and water.
GUNDOG WORKING TESTS
Gundog Working Tests are competitions which, by artificially simulating shooting day conditions, seek to assess, without game being shot, the working abilities of the various breeds of Gundog.
Gundog Working Tests are run for any of the three sub-groups of Gundogs recognized by the Kennel Club as detailed below:
Retrievers and Irish Water Spaniels
Sporting Spaniels other than Irish Water Spaniels
Breeds which Hunt, Point and Retrieve
The following classes of competition are recognized by the Kennel Club:
OPEN. Open to all dogs of a specified breed or breeds, although preference may be given to dogs which have gained a place or certificate of merit at a Field Trial, been placed First, Second or Third in an Open GWT, or won a Novice GWT.
NOVICE. Confined to dogs which have not gained a place or certificate of merit at a Field Trial, been placed First, Second or Third in an Open GWT or First in a Novice GWT held in accordance with Kennel Club Rules and Field Trial Regulations.
PUPPY. Confined to dogs of specific breed or breeds less than eighteen months of age on the date of the test.
UNCLASSIFIED. Open to all dogs of a specified breed or breeds, but may be restricted by conditions as determined by the society. To include Water and Team Tests. A Water Test can include dogs of any sub-group competing together. However, if dogs of more than one sub-group are competing as a Team, each sub-group will compete and be judged in accordance with the Kennel Club Gundog working Test Regulations relating to that group.
The Hungarian Vizsla Club organises both field trials and gundog working tests and details can be found on these pages.
Results of GWT held on 25th May 2015
Puppy judged by Penny Simpson
1st – Suzie Burton’s Weimaraner Trubon Grafyte Treve
2nd – Mark Jones’s HV Ismeya Saint Beatrix (also highest placed Vizsla)
3rd – Nicky Hamlin’s GSP Know No Bounds At Nuash
4th – Andy Wyatt’s HV Ismeya Saint Isaac
5th – Tim Parrett’s Korthals Griffon Cornwells Starkrimson Red
Novice Dog/ Novice Handler judged by Margo Robertson
1st – Suzanna Mills’ HV Karrouki Windrush D’Lyla (also highest placed Vizsla)
2nd – Arwyn Beddoe’s HV Prettypoint Filip
3rd – Sonia Hammond’s GSP Seasham Super Trouper JW
4th – Verity Griffiths’ HV Ulurudawn Cardinal Marker
5th – Trevor Robinson’s Weimaraner Weipowa Hot Bird
Novice judged by Sue Hender
1st – Libby Mellor’s GSP Kenxiam Comanche
2nd – Harriet Lampart’s GSP Aytree Jessie Jay
3rd – Sarah Holt’s GSP Jack Hill Lad
4th – Julie Jones’ GSP Stubblemere Tergeo
5th – Jennifer Hurley’s GSP Swifthouse Hambledon
Highest placed Vizsla went to Nick Stewart and Tossner Neoma
Open judged by Allan Hender
1st – David Burden’s GSP Deepthatch New Moon
2nd – Mark Jones’ HV Vizelleven Ocean Zanta (also highest placed Vizsla)
3rd – Tim Parrett’s Korthals Griffon Fechlindream Grigio
4th – Louise Holmes’ GSP Ladyhawke Perdita
5th – Emma Carter’s GSP Warrendown Flash of Atilla
If you are new to working your dog, or fancy trying your hand at training for gundog work, then you may find Margo’s Blog(on these pages) an interesting and useful read. Our Secretary is currently training her young bitch, Tara, having had no prior experience of training a gundog for field work. She will be writing regular updates as training progresses, with all the trials and tribulations she encounters along the way.