What is a Working Test?
A spaniel working test aims to test the ability of a spaniel and the handler in a simulated, walked up shooting environment.
If you are entering a spaniel test then your spaniel will be expected to hunt with style and courage, covering his/her ground, be steady to shot, retrieve seen and blind dummies to hand and be able to be handled by whistle, hand signal and voice. In some tests water retrieves will be included.
Your dog will run alongside another spaniel and you will be graded by an experienced judge who will give points based on performance and style.
The Kent Working Spaniel Club hold a Spring and Autumn Working Test for Novice and Open Dogs in some of the best ground in the country and welcome entries from all members, as well as non-members.