Working Tests

Working Day Statement

The KC Regulations Booklet dated 1st January 2014 states that “No person shall carry out punitive correction or harsh handling”.

The Curly Coated Retriever Club fully endorses this statement and whoever heads gundog training sessions or any event run under the auspices of the Club has the Club’s authority to deal with this matter and ask the offender to leave the training session.

Dated 28 June 2014 and approved in Committee.

Minor Breeds Working Test 16 June 2024

This year’s Minor Breeds Working Test was hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Retrievers at Roanlodge, Nr Buxton. Taking part were the Chessies, Flatcoats, Curlies, Irish Water Spaniels, & Tollers. The Curly Coated Retriever Team came 3rd.

The Curly Coated Retriever Team taking part was:
Nick Eden & Megan (Kandrelli Eleonora’s Falcon)
Sue Margerison & River (Sh Ch Infallibles Black Velvet At Kandrelli)
Bea Barber & Giles (Sh Ch Foxriever Picture Perfect For Blanshard)

Minor Breeds Working Test 2024 3rd
Nick Eden - Kandrelli Eleonora's Falcon, Sue Margerison - Sh Ch Infallibles Black Velvet At Kandrelli, & Bea Barber - Sh Ch Foxriever Picture Perfect For Blanshard

The Game Fair Minority Breeds Team Challenge 30 July 2023

This year at the Game Fair, Ragley Hall, in Warwickshire, saw the first Minority Breeds Team Challenge. Four teams took part in the Retriever Test, Curly Coated Retrievers, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Irish Water Spaniels, & Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers. The Curly Coated Retriever Team came 4th, with a very respectable score of 215, only 10 points behind 3rd place.

The Curly Coated Retriever Team taking part was:
Heather Driscoll & Beau (Fleetpaw One For Arthur At HisRiver)
Nick Eden & Megan (Kandrelli Eleonora’s Falcon)
Steve Davies & Rain (Springcurl Purplerain JW)

Game Fair WT Team 2023
Heather Driscoll - Fleetpaw One For Arthur At HisRiver, Nick Eden - Kandrelli Eleonora's Falcon & Steve Davies - Springcurl Purplerain JW

Minor Breeds Working Test 25 June 2023

This year’s Minor Breeds Working Test was hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Retrievers at Stapleton, Dorrington, Shrewsbury. Taking part were the Chessies, Curlies, Irish Water Spaniels, & Flatcoats. The Curly Coated Retriever Team came 4th.

The Curly Coated Retriever Team taking part was:
Nick Eden & Megan (Kandrelli Eleonora’s Falcon)
Sue Margerison & River (Sh Ch Infallibles Black Velvet At Kandrelli)
Heather Driscoll & Beau (Fleetpaw One For Arthur At HisRiver)
Res Sarah Finch & Duke (Molokain Doing The Do At Cetgueli)

 

Sue Margerison - Sh Ch Infallibles Black Velvet At Kandrelli, Sarah Finch - Molokain Doing The Do At Cetgueli, Heather Driscoll - Fleetpaw One For Arthur At HisRiver & Nick Eden - Kandrelli Eleonora's Falcon

Minor Breeds Working Test 11th June 2022

This year’s Minor Breeds Working Test took place at Upper Shadymoor Farm, Stapleton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
It was organised by the Sporting Irish Water Spaniel Club. The Curly Coated Retriever Team came a very credible 3rd place.

Nick Eden – Roughyeds Minnie Caldwell, Heather Driscoll – Fleetpaw One For Arthur At HisRiver, & Esmond Gadd – Tessmene Vintage Rose

Minor Breeds Working Test 15th June 2019

The Minor Breeds Working Test took place at Upper Shadymoor Farm, Stapleton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
It was organised by NEFRA’s Caroline Hewison and Chris Hewison. The Curly Coated Retriever Team came 2nd to the Flatcoats, with Sue Margerison coming 3rd overall.

Curly Team - Sharon Eadson, Shaun Eadson & Sue Margerison. Nick Eden - Reserve (not photographed)

Fun Working Test Results 14th July 2018

This year’s Minor Breeds Working Test took place at Upper Shadymoor Farm, Stapleton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
It was organised by the Sporting Irish Water Spaniel Club. The Curly Coated Retriever Team came a very credible 3rd place.

Competitors 2018

Bright Adventurer Tornado Beta

Class 1 – Special Have a Go
1st Ms H Warendorf’s Bright Adventurer Tornado Beta
2nd Miss T James’s Brightmeadow Jive Bunny
3rd R Jack’s Maycourt Black Ice
4th Mrs J Clayton’s Gamesmere Dancing Queen at Firecurl
5th Mrs D Courtier’s Maycourt Crimson Moon

Maycourt Black Ice

Class 2 Special Triers
1st R Jack’s Maycourt Black Ice
2nd Mrs G Flaher’s Kagemusha Allspice Alf
3rd Mrs J Findlow’s All I Ever Wanted Go Lightly with Roughyeds
4th J McKenzie’s Kettle Wit
5th Mrs S Buchanan’s Fleetpaw First Lady

Hirschfeld’s Stagfield Gamekeeper’s Atticus

Class 3 Special Open
1st J Hirschfeld’s Stagfield Gamekeeper’s Atticus
2nd Mrs J Findlow’s Roughyeds Echo Elsie
3rd Mr S Davies Springcurl Camerons Diaz at Kandrelli
4th Mr R Tarelli’s Curlydeva Azzurro at Tarockwood
5th Mrs G Flaher’s Kagemusha Allspice Alf

Kagemusha Allspice Alf

Judges Choice
Mrs G Flaher’s Kagemusha Allspice Alf

Photo: Wendy Tarelli