Dove Valley Working Gundog Club.

Working Tests.

Up-dated 3rd September 2021.

Background photo - Steve Magennis.

Retriever Working Tests.

(Subject to Covid restrictions)

Sponsored by Skinners.

ENTER VIA FTMS ONLY. (See note at the bottom of this page)

If you are interested in entering these Working Tests, it is imperative that you read ALL of this information
Spaniel Working Tests are limited to 22 dogs.Over that number there will be a draw.
All handlers will have two runs regardless of performance.

Retreiver-Open Test Sunday 12th September
To be held at Ashover by kind permission of Mr. and Mrs. Watson.
John Yarwood (A3484), Victoria Stanley (B2482), Judith White (B2823),Guy Radford (2591) Closing date for entries – September 2nd
We are accepting Novice entries to this test. (ie Open to ANY dog, with or without awards) This test will be run on Field Trial Lines and eliminating faults will apply. For the benefit of newcomers, If you are unsure what this entails, go to and click on "J Regs" then scroll down to J(B) 4,5 and 6. Entry to this Test is via FTMS only and if you need any help entering, ring Sean on 07914 076355.

Entry fee for Working Tests - £10 per dog.
Payment on the day.
Please enter via FTMS in order to meet all Covid requirements.
Covid risk assessment is available at and MUST be read so that you are aware of the rules.
Definitions for Working Tests. J(G)2
Novice. Dogs which have NOT won a Novice Working Test, or gained a 1st, 2nd or 3rd in an Open Test or ANY Field Trial award, incl. COM. (excluding awards in Puppy Working Tests)
Open. Open to any dog with or without awards.

Spaniel Working Test Secretary
Kathy Robey.
or phone/text 07872 893869. (Before 9pm)

Retriever Working Test Secretary.
Sean Farrell
or phone/text 07914 076355. (evenings only)

FTMS - Please do not be put off by FTMS. If you are not already a Member of FTMS it is very easy to join and once you are a Member, you can enter Tests and Trials with any Club using FTMS. The cost of joining FTMS is £5.50 per year for Working Tests only or £12.50 for Full Membership which means you can enter Field Trials too.
If you have any problems using FTMS, please contact Kathy Robey on the number above but please - EVENINGS ONLY.
If she doesn't answer it probably means she's helping another valued Dove Valley member so leave a message and she WILL call you back!

Please click here for Covid Risk Assessment

All enquiries to our Secretary, Lewis Butler.

Email Telephone 07947 492883.