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Welcome to NZGTA

Gundog trialling is a sport pursued by people and dogs from all walks of life. Whether your gundog is a shooting companion, family pet or show dog, it will enjoy working in the field and competing in field trials, and so will you!

You will make lots of friends, travel all over New Zealand, trial in many beautiful locations, keep both yourself and your dog fit and enjoy working together as a team. You will have a lot of fun!

Trials are not just for keen hunters. Sure, you will have to handle a shotgun under supervision and will be taught firearms safety, but you will only be required to fire blank shots. Both men and women compete on equal terms and junior handlers are encouraged.

The camaraderie and friendship engendered by the highs and lows of handling dogs in performance-based competition is terrific. Many people stay in the sport for a lifetime and some families, for generations.
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JAN 24-25 SOUTH OTAGO GDC** AB (rff), RET, SPAN FEB 7 -8 WAIKATO GDC** AB, RET, P&S, SPAN 14-15 WESTERN SOUTHLAND GDC** AB (rff), RET, SPAN (back to back) SOUTHLAND GDC** AB (rff), RET,... more

Dec 21, 2014 at 10:35 a.m., Clark Reid
2013 and 2014 Presidents Report

President’s report    August 2014 It is with some regret that this will be my last President’s report for the Working Spaniel Club. In that time, the club has moved... more

Dec 21, 2014 at 10:29 a.m., Clark Reid
Rescheduled March Trial

We can now confirm that we are holding the postponed March Trial Championship Trial on the weekend of  28th & 29 June. If you have not received a copy of the schedule you can download a... more

Mar 31, 2014 at 09:19 p.m., Eugenie Clapham
Extracts from the NZ Dog World Breed feature

A DOG FOR ALL SEASONS Most owners of English Springer Spaniels will agree with Peter Moxon, English author and gundog trainer, that this breed is an all rounder in the dog world, being... more

Dec 19, 2013 at 03:59 p.m., Mignon Stevenson
Working Spaniel Club Newsletter from Rob Browning March 2014

In the next few months the trials are going to be quite busy, as the Middlemarch trials kick off down South in a couple of weeks.  I know that there are a few heading down from the North... more

Apr 06, 2014 at 12:26 p.m., Mignon Stevenson
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