AV Working Test Result

The AV Working Test Results have been updated to include one from URC Hampshire and Golden Retriever Club of Northumbria.

Result - Hampshire
Result - Northumbria

Inter-Area Team Competition - entries still open!

There is still time to enter a team in the Inter-Area Team Competition at Hatton Country World on 19th August 2017. If you are unable to organise a full team, let the organisers know and we may be able to connect you with others in the same position. Instead, if you would like to come along and watch you will be very welcome, or if you have time and would like to help please get in touch and let us know as soon as possible.

 The schedule for the event can be found at: http://www.flatcoated-retriever-society.org/images/pdf/2017/05/Working2017/inter1.pdf


Updated training programme.

The training programme for the remainder of the year has been updated and hopefully you will find something of interest. The cost for some of the training days has been reduced from that detailed previously so don't hesitate to check availability with the relevant organiser as places are limited, and to confirm your booking you will also need to pay for the day either by cheque or PayPal.

We hope to see you at an event soon!


Sent on 5th August 2017 to all Members who have provided an email address.

Newsletter From The Field Trial Sub-Committee (April 2017)

Please click here to read the first Newsletter from the Field Trial Sub-Committee (April 2017).

URC (Northern Area) WT

Gill Awty and Venetian Red at Maddistream came 4th in a Open Working Test held on 13th May 2017 by the above at Meols Hall, Southport. Congratulations Gill.


URC Working Test Result

Huge congratulations to Gary Ellison whose Ollerset Sparkling Nymph came first in the URC North Midland Area Open Working Test on 7th May 2017

The judges were Derek Capel and Guy Radford, the Working Test was held by kind permission of the Hon. David Legh. 32 dogs took part and dogs 2nd - 4th were Labradors.


Eastern Area Test Organiser


Regrettably Caper Jonsen has had to resign as area test organiser due to work pressures therefore a lack of time to give to the position.

On behalf of the society I would like to thank Casper for his contribution to the working side of Flat Coats and organising working tests for the eastern area.

If anyone in the eastern counties feels they would like to take up this position and organise some working tests or training events, then please get in touch with me.

I can assure you I will give you all the help and support I can in organising events.

Mr Graham Clelland

Working Test Secretary 

Novice and Open Field Trial Dates

Novice Field Trial : 1st November 2017
A 12-dog Novice Field Trial will be held on Wednesday 1st November 2017 at Old Hemploe Shoot, Elkington, Northamptonshire by kind permission of Bob & Christine Cunnington.  The judges for the event will be Derek Capel, Sheila Suzuki, Julia Sykes and Sharon Kitson.  The trial will be run as a walked-up competition.

Novice Field Trial: 18th November 2017

A 12-dog Novice Field Trial will be held on Saturday 18th November 2017 at a shoot near Measham, Leicestershire by kind permission of Mr Alan Leedham.  Subject to confirmation the judges for the event will be Phillip Wagland, Daniel Higgs, Jane Fairclough and Rob Dawes. The trial will be run alongside a driven syndicate day.

Open Field Trial: January 2018  (date to be confirmed)

A 12-dog Open Field Trial will be held, subject to final confirmation, during January 2018.
For further information concerning any of the above events please contact David Savory T: 01283763925 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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