Working Events

NEFRA host two working test days every year, one in the spring and one in the autumn.  We also host a cold game test or training day in the autumn.

fizz actie_K4J1459We also put forward teams of our better dogs to compete against other clubs during the summer months.  Our members are alsofizz actie_K4J1477 able to take part in the Working Retriever Assessments to gain certification of competence in working ability of their dogs.


Forthcoming NEFRA Working Events

This year’s spring test will be held at Hesketh Bank, nr. Preston on 1st April 2017.
This will comprise Puppy, Novice Dog / Novice Handler, Novice and Open tests

The schedule is now available for download here Test Schedule
An entry form is available for download here, entries will be closing on 21st March Entry Form

Previous NEFRA Working Events

Working Tests

Visit the Working Tests – History page to view our previous tests and winners

fizz actie_K4J1454Cold Game Tests

2009 – Matlock
2011 – Buxton
2012 – Oldham
2013 – Oswestry

Four Way Team Matches

2009 – Bolton
2010 – Abbeystead
2011 – Wetherby
2014 – Whittington
2015 – Garstang

Hope Show Team Competitions



Inter Area Final Team Competitions

2009 – Portsmouth
2010 – Warwickshire
2011 – Kegworth
2012 – Christchurch
2014 – Cheltenham
2015 – Kegworth

Minor Breeds Team Test

2009 – Shropshire
2011 – Oldham
2013 – Evesham
2014 – Wolverhampton

Welsh Game Fair

2011 – Bodelwyddan

Working Gundog Certificate Day

2014 – Oldham

Shooting Dog Certificate Day (a Flatcoated Retriever Society Day)

2008 – Loughborough