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NOVICE and OPEN WORKING TEST – Saturday 23 March 2024

10am for starting brief - Start Stubbs Hall, Doncaster, DN6 7EZ


Are you ready for Kirkbourne’s first working test of the 2024 season?


Test your skills or just have a go for the experience, you will love it.


NOVICE – This is designed for the more inexperienced dog of any age, whether new to training or whether you have not taken part in a working test before. This is a great way to either assess where you are within your training under field conditions, or to use as a break into starting with completions and to gain experience of the expectations of the judges and control and handling of your dog. (As a gauge for those who train with Kirkbourne, this class is ideal for the Novice class as well as those who have recently entered the Intermediate classes).

OF NOTE - for the Novice class your dog MUST NOT have won any award (1st to 3rd) in any Kennel Club test previously.


OPEN – This is for the more experienced dog and will be much more of a testing set of tasks, usually sent with much more distance, distraction and expected control. This class is open to any working dog or working cross breed. (As a gauge for those who train with Kirkbourne, this class is for the more progressed members of the Intermediate classes as well as those in the Advanced class or those hoping to try for the Kirkbourne Team this year.)


There will be a scurry and a long retrieve on the go all day as well, so bring along family and friends to also get involved. There are no limits to how many times you can have a go, and fight for the fastest dog of the day!


Prizes will be available for all events in the 1st to 3rd placings.



SPECTATORS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED! Make sure you come along and show your support as well as have a go at the Scurry and Long retrieve yourself!


Food and drink will be available throughout the day to purchase, including breakfast, lunch and snacks . We will also have our shop there for you to look at training items.


Our amazing Caro from Working Line Images will be there to capture the day too.


**Entires are non refundable and non transferable unless cancelled by the organiser.

Working test Stubbs Hall 23rd March 2024

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