Field Trials

Field Trials are essentially competitions to assess the work of gundogs in the field through a variety of real-life challenges. Trials are held on live, unhandled hunting game that is shot for the purpose of that field trial, with the exception of the water test – which gauges a dog’s ability to retrieve game from lakes or rivers.

Gundog clubs and societies that are registered with the Irish Kennel Club and which have been authorised to organise and run field trials may do so.