GUNDOG WORKING TESTS

The Golden Retriever Club of Victoria held one of the first Novice Gundog Working Tests (originally called Gundog Obedience Test) in April 1989 after this new competition was introduced.  We were the first club to hold an Open Gundog Working Test in April 1992.   These tests were held each year until 1997 in conjunction with our Restricted to Gundog Obedience Trial.

In a Gundog Working Test the dog and handler are required to perform some basic obedience and retrieving tasks.  The tests were designed as a stepping stone to field and retrieving trials.

The work of dogs in a Gundog Working Test should relate to work in retrieving and field trials.  For example where a dog is required to stay it may remain in the sit, stand or down position, the essence of the test being the ability of the dog to remain steady.

Certificates for successful completion of the test were awarded, but there were no titles awarded in Gundog Working Tests.  Three passes in Novice were required before a dog was eligible to compete in an Open Working Test.

 

Golden Retriever Club of Victoria

Gundog Working Test Winners

Year No Novice Open Judges

1997

7

POINTGOLD UNPREDICTABLE CDX TDX

Debbie Cerda-Pavia

Golden Retriever

(not conducted) Mr Jack Montasell

1996

12

RT CH KADNOOK JADES JOY NRD

Jack Montasell

Labrador Retriever

(not conducted) Mr Bruce Dunne

1995

20

WINTERSET MOONLIGHT LADY NRD

Helen Pownall

Golden Retriever

FT CH SHIRAMA LADY RACHELLE CDX RRD

Helen Pownall

Golden Retriever

BEST IN TEST

Mrs Pauline Dunne

Mr John Harding

1994

27

COOMBEHILL BEAU SANDY CDX

Chris Edgley

Golden Retriever

BEST IN TEST

TERRAWAY TOP GUN UD NRD

Leanne O'Sullivan

Labrador Retriever

Mr Bruce Dunne

Mr Jack Montasell

1993 23

KIAMAGOLD SEBASTION CDX

Jim Hargreaves

Golden Retriever

BEST IN TEST

TERRAWAY TOP GUN UD

Leanne O'Sullivan

Labrador Retriever

Mrs Pauline Dunne

Mr Bob Maver

1992 20

TERRAWAY TOP GUN CDX

Leanne O'Sullivan

Labrador Retriever

BEST IN TEST

CONINGSBURGH CAREEN CDX

Laurie Cook

Labrador Retriever

Mrs Pauline Dunne

Mr Jack Montasell

1991

13

GOLDENBLUE COPPER DUSK CDX

Dodo Kelly

Golden Retriever

(not conducted) Mrs Pauline Dunne
1990 20

CONINGSBURGH CAREEN CDX

Laurie Cook

Labrador Retriever

(not conducted) Mr Jack Montasell

1989

22

KIANTU CASHEW

Eddie Dunn

Golden Retriever

(not conducted) Mr Bob Maver

Gundog Working Test

Gundog Obedience 11 July 1997

Gundog Obedience

Gundog Obedience 11 July 1997