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Field Trials 2022 / 2023

        DWSC : ID 350

     F.T. SEC: Martin Ashman  A2193       Chairman: Mr Michael Lydford



(All stakes to be held under Kennel Club Limited Rules & Regulations ‘J’)

Competitors how to enter 

  • Electronic Trial Entry Form – Payment by BACS Surname as Reference. Go to Menu, Trials, Electronic Field Trial Entry
  • Paper entry form for printing – Separate form and cheque for each trial please payable to: Dorset Working Spaniel Club
  • Draws will be emailed or sent in the post if an SAE is provided

Stake 1 – 16 Dog Open Cocker Spaniel    Monday 28th November 2022

Venue:  West Morden Dorset by kind permission of The Shooting Syndicate

Judges: Mr A Doris A3588 and Mr RJ Gorman A3335

Closing date for entries: FRIDAY 11TH November 2022

Prize: Open Cocker Shield

Stake 2 – 16 Dog Novice English Springer Spaniel  Tuesday 29th November 2022                                  

Venue:  Minterne Estate Dorset by kind permission of Lord Henry Digby

Judges:   Mr A Doris A3588 and Mr RJ Gorman A3335      

Closing Date for Entries: FRIDAY 11th November 2022

Prize: The Sunstar Perpetual Trophy

Stake 3 – 16 Dog Open AV (except Cocker) Spaniel Monday 5th December 2022

 Venue:     Minterne Estate Dorset by kind permission of Lord Henry Digby 

Judges:     Mr JM Davies A3316 and Mr KP Barraclough B3278                     

Closing Date for Entries: Friday 18TH November 2022

Prize: The Horseshoe Plantation Cup 

Stake 4 – 16 Dog Novice Cocker Friday 20th January 2023

Venue: Grittleton Wiltshire by kind permission of Mr J Walker and Steve Brankin

Judges: TBC

Closing Date for Entries: Friday 6th January 2023

Prize: Novice Cocker Shield and Guns Choice ‘Wood Boy’s Salver’

                  Entry Fees:           Novice £35.00              Opens £40.00



Mr M Ashman

Conditions of Entry

1. We do not accept e-mail entries, late entries received after the closing date or telephone entries.  Visit  to download an entry form. 

2. To receive notification of the result of the draw and directions a self-addressed envelope must be enclosed with application (please write clearly). If you would rather have these details emailed to you please ensure there is a legible email address on your entry form

3. DWSC members have priority in the draw.  

4. Please ensure that all trial entries are clearly marked with the stake number and the competitor’s name entering.  All entries must be complete and correct. 

5. Regulation J7F applies to withdrawals. 

6. All trial draws will take place at the home of the Spaniel Field Trial Secretary at 7.30 pm on the closing date

7. Please send separate cheques for all entries. 

8. Please ensure that the correct entry form is used and that it is completed legibly and correctly. 

Rules and Regulations

1. Dogs entered at Kennel Club Licensed Field Trials must be registered at the Kennel Club in accordance with Kennel Club Regulations for Classification and Registration B. 

2. The DWSC may reserve to itself the right to refuse any entry. 

3. Should a dog be drawn to run in a Stake and then withdraw for any reason the Owner may run a substitute dog in its place provided the substitute dog has gained the required qualification for preference in the draw at the date of the draw; details of substitute dog(s) MUST have been included on the entry form for that stake and MUST be clearly marked as Substitute. 

Substitutions will only be allowed up until 5 days before the trial date.

4. All dogs resident outside the UK must be issued with a Kennel Club Authority to Compete number before entry to the event can be made.  All overseas entries without an Authority to Compete number will be returned to the competitor. 

5. If entries or nominations exceed the number of permitted runners, the right to compete in a Trial shall be decided by ballot. 

6. Should circumstances so dictate the Society, in consultation with the judges, may alter arrangements as necessary. Such changes and the circumstances surrounding them will be reported to the Kennel Club. 

7. No modification may be made to the schedule after publication except by permission of the Kennel Club, followed by advertisement in appropriate journals if time permits before the closing of entries. 

8. Judges at a Trial are prohibited from entering a dog which is recorded in their ownership or part ownership. 


  Your dog is vulnerable and AT RISK if left in a vehicle in high temperatures and even on days considered as slightly warm. Please take care of your dog.  If your dog is found to be at risk forcible entry to your vehicle may be necessary without liability for any damage caused. 


  Any competitor whose dog is entered at a Kennel Club licensed event should take all reasonable steps to ensure the needs of their dog(s) are met, and should not knowingly put their dogs’ health and welfare at risk by any action, default, omission or otherwise. A breach of this Regulation may be referred to the General Committee for disciplinary action under Kennel Club Rules and Regulations. 

11. Videography and photography will only be permitted with the express permission of the Chief Steward and the host. 

Definition of Stakes

OPEN – A stake in which dogs have the opportunity of gaining a qualification towards the title of Field Trial Champion (K Regulations refer) and towards entry in the Championship or Champion Stake for its breed; in which entry is open to all dogs of a specified breed or breeds except that such stakes may not be confined to Any Variety Spaniel (except Spaniel (English Springer) and Spaniel (Cocker). It may be limited to a prescribed number of runners (J4 refers), in which case these shall be decided by a draw conducted in accordance with Regulation J7 i so that preference is given to previous performance

NOVICE – A Stake which is confined to dogs which have not gained a place, or places which would qualify them for first preference in the draw for Open Stakes

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Entries must be sent to the Field Trial Secretary

Thank you to Skinners Dog Food for supporting our trials and our sport 

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