Field Trials 2020/21

Field Trial Secretary Club Events, Events, Field Events, Field Trials, News and Events, Recent News 21st September 2020

The BCGB are pleased to announce this seasons field trials. The Field Trial Schedule can be found here (weblink).

All entries to be made via Fosse Data (weblink).

The BCGB Covid-19 Risk Assessment & Guidelines (weblink) must be read in conjunction with the Schedule and Standing Instructions (weblink). Where there is a conflict, the Covid-19 Risk Assessment & Guidelines takes precedence.

Track & Trace information must be submitted via an online form (weblink) or e-mailed (weblink to Word document) to by the closing date for entries to the trial. Entries will only be accepted if the Track and Trace information has been received.

Please be aware, should there be a change in government guidelines resulting in cancellation at short notice, it will be out of our control.

We will respond immediately to any changes in Government advice or local lockdowns.


Jenna Cocking Club Events, Events, News and Events 5th August 2020

Dear Members,

We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding whilst a decision has been made regarding the 2 remaining shows for 2020.

After careful consideration and looking at both venues in great detail unfortunately, we have to notify you that the Open Show to be held on 27th September will not be going ahead for a number of reasons.

The Championship Show to be held on 4th October will proceed but this will be dependant on the Government Guidelines issued at that time and with a number of safety measures in place.

Further information on how the Championship Show will proceed will be available in due course.

Jenna Cocking

Club Secretary

PDF version ‘Announcement Show 2020 Accouncement – AUG 2020’


Thank you to everyone who entered the Fun On-line Dog Show in aid of Brittany Rescue & Re-homing, which has raised over £280!  Also huge thank you to the judge Annie Massie, who had the difficult task of choosing between the 281 entries.  We hope you all enjoyed looking through the photographs as much as we have.

Jenna Cocking – Club Secretary

Grouse Pointing Test – March 2020 – CANCELLED

Field Trial Secretary Club Events, Events, Field Events, Field Trials 3rd March 2020

Grouse Pointing Test – Cancelled due to Coronavirus

Date: Sunday 29 March 2020

Closing Date: Saturday 21 March 2020

Place: Danby. Directions to be supplied to attendees after the closing date/draw (if needed).

Judges: Lee Loveridge and Jim Bird

Limited to: 12 dogs

For further details please see the attached Schedule and Entry Form.


Schedule and Entry Form (click below to open):

BCGB Grouse Pointing Test Schedule & Entry Form (Word version)

BCGB Grouse Pointing Test Schedule & Entry Form (PDF version)


Please note Roy Bebbington is holding a Grouse Pointing Experience Day on the 28th March 2020 for those who are interested or want to make a weekend of their trip. Please see under Events.

HPR Team Challenge 2020

Field Trial Secretary Events, Field Events, News and Events 12th February 2020


If anyone is interested in being selected please e-mail Loren at  as soon as possible.


HPR Team Challenge 2020

18th April 2020

Location: Tythe Barn, Harvington, Evesham, WR11 8NT

Chief Steward Lloyd Birch

Hosted by the Worcestershire Gundog Society

The HPR Team Challenge is a working test where a team of four dogs from each of the HPR breeds will compete against all the other HPR breed teams.

The representatives for each breed will be selected by their breed clubs. Four dogs and a reserve will be chosen and one of the runners nominated as team captain.

Hopefully there will be a team from every KC HPR breed (GWP, GSP, GLP, LM, HV, HWV, KG, BI, IS, B, SRHP, WEI and an FCI mixed team, 13 in total.

On arrival at the event the dogs will be sorted into groups (1,2,3 &4).

The breed teams will be split up so one of each breed will be in each of the four groups.

Each group will have 2 judges. At least 1 will be a panel judge and they will be from different breed backgrounds.

The tests will be of open standard and will consist of hunting, 2 retrieves from land and 1 from water and will be scored 40/20/20/20.

The judges will judge all 13 dogs in their group for all 4 tests.

When all tests are completed the scores for each breed will be added up and the team with the highest score will win. In the event of a draw the teams’ total hunting scores will be calculated and the highest will win. If it is still level, the team Captains will compete in a run off (details on the day).

The prize will be bragging rights over all of the other breeds for 12 whole months (and some other bits, depends on the sponsors). The losers will get the wooden spoon and will have to train harder for next year as they really don’t want to get it twice.

The tests will be run mostly in accordance with the J regs although it’s not a KC recognised event.

This event is intended to be FUN, but serious. After all, who wants to lose to a team of Weimaraners!!! You will need to bring a sense of humour, plenty of banter, whilst still respecting the judges decisions and playing nice with your fellow competitors.

WGDS will host this event and if it’s successful I’d like to think another club, hopefully a regional club, would take it on for next year.

There will be a charge of £60 per team. Personally, I think this should be paid by the breed clubs as the dogs will be chosen by them and representing their breed.

Once the costs of the day have been covered all profits, including the raffle and so on will go to a charity yet to be chosen (feel free to suggest one). This is not a money-making exercise for WGDS.

I appreciate for some breeds there are multiple breed clubs. I am not interested in the politics so I will contact them all and they will have to work together to choose a team. If they can’t get along maybe they can nominate 2 each.

I will need to know ASAP that the clubs will support this event and submit a team.

I would like to know by 31st March who will be in the teams, team captains and contact details.

Lloyd Birch

FT Sec


07545 573898

Shot over day – 28 October 2019

Field Trial Secretary Club Events, Events, Field Events, News and Events 22nd September 2019

Shot over day for gundogs – 28 October 2019.

Note there will be no trainer for this day so handlers should have experience handling dogs.

Venue: near Corwen, North Wales.

Meeting time: 8:30am for 9.00am start (directions to attendees via email)

Cost: See Application Form (£70 member, £80 non-member)

See Application Form below for full details.

Download Application Form: Shoot Over Day Application Form (28 Oct 2019)

Shot over day with Huw Kirby – 15 November 2019

Field Trial Secretary Club Events, Events, Field Events, News and Events 22nd September 2019

Shot over day with Huw Kirby – 15 November 2019

Shot over day for novice dogs.

Venue: Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales.

Meeting time: 8:45am for a 9:00am start

Cost: See Application Form

Please bring your own refreshments.

See Application Form for full details.

Download Application Form: Shot over day with Huw Kirby

Show Gundog Working Certificate Day 2019

Field Trial Secretary Club Events, Events, Field Events, Field Trials, News and Events 6th September 2019

Venue: Wispington, Lincolnshire, by kind permission of Mr. S.R.C. Major.
Date: Friday, 4th October 2019
Judges: Mr. P. Bakewell (2568), Mr. J. Holmes (2734)
Entries Close: Online – Wednesday, 18th September 2019 (see​). See Standing Instructions for details re paper entries.
ScheduleField Trial Schedule 2019/20 (opens pdf)

All entries processed via Fosse Data (see For more information please contact Field Trial Secretary on 07870655904 or

Standing InstructionsStanding Instructions (opens pdf)



Webmaster BCGB Training Days, Events, News and Events 28th July 2019



Map can be found here


The Breed Appreciation Day (BAD) is open to all those who wish to gain a better understanding of the Brittany. The BAD is a mandatory requirement for all judges wishing to progress from Level 1 to Level 2 on the Judges Competency Framework (JCF). The Kennel Club has stated that “from 2020 all judges will need to be registered on at least JCF Level 1 in order to undertake any judging appointments”.


9.30am Registration with Tea/Coffee on arrival
10.00am Brief talk on the History of the Breed, followed by the Breed Standard
12.00am Lunch
1.00pm Opportunity for informal hands-on of dogs, and watching dogs move
1.45pm Comfort break
2pm Multiple Choice Exam (MCE)

Anyone is welcome to attend the BAD but only those that have undertaken the following Kennel Club Educational Seminars, and passed are eligible to take the MCE.
• Rules & Regulations of a Dog Show Judge
• Points of the Dog Assessment
• Confirmation & Movement Seminar
• Completed 6 days Stewarding


£15.00 Breed Appreciation Day, Lunch and opportunity for Hands-On.
£25.00 as above but also to include Multiple Choice Exam (MCE).


Name: Jenna Cocking (Breed Education Co-ordinator)