Field trial for retrievers on the 28th September

The registration for the Field Trial for retrievers on 28th September 2014 has been started. The judge is Vesa Hietikko from Finland.



28th September 2014

at lake Soodajärv in Harjumaa, Estonia

Judge: Vesa Hietikko (Finland)

Field Trial for retrievers is intended to dogs, who have passed the retrievers Qualifying Test and it’s aim is to assess the dog’s ability to perform as a hunting dog in the typical hunting situation for retrievers. The test is built up taking into account, that the tasks correspond to real hunting situation. There are different kind of tasks: marking, directing and searching (in beginners class also tracking). Dog must be without a lead during the whole test.

Field trial is organized in three competition classes: beginners (ALG), open (AVA) and winners (VÕIT). The dog is awarded with a grade in accordance with the performance (I, II, III; 0), where the I prize is the highest result.

Field trials are eligible for gaining the Estonian Working Champion of retrievers title EST RT CH. To be eligible for the title, a dog must have achieved three 1st prizes in the winners class and have a at least qualification “good” from retrievers specialty show. Dogs who already have an retrievers Working Champion tile need only one 1st prize in the winners class. The first EST RT CH title has given to a Finnish dog Hietsun Gee Bee!


Entry is open until 14th September or until there are free places left. The number of participants is limited: only 12 dogs can participate. Members of Estonian Labrador Retriever Society have a priority to participate.

Depending on the number of dogs registered for the Qualifying Test on 27th September, there might be possible that some dogs can participate at the Field Trial also on the 27th September.

To register at the test please send e-mail to with following documents:

– filled entry form

– copy of pedigree (if the dog is not in the EST- or FIN-register),

– copy of payment

– copy of passed tests (diploma of Qualifying Test or 1st prize in the lower level in Field Trial) if the test result is not visible in database.


Until 14th September 2014
Members of Estonian retrievers societies* 30 €
Non-members 35 €

* Member price applies for members of Estonian Labrador Retrievers Society, Estonian Retrievers Society, Estonian Golden Retrievers Society, Estonian Curly Coated Retrievers Society and Estonian Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Society.

Please pay the entry fee to MTÜ Eesti Labradori Retriiverite Tõuühing account IBAN EE742200221060278981, SWIFT HABAEE2X in the explanation please write: ”your name and Field Trial 2014″. All costs related to bank transfer has to be paid by the payer.

Important to know:

All dogs born after 01.01.2000 must have either a tattoo or a microchip. All dogs entering the test must have a valid certificate of vaccination against distemper and rabies. Distemper vaccinations are valid one year, rabies vaccinations 2 years. In case of the first vaccination or expired vaccination, at least 30 days must have passed between the day of vaccination and the day of the show/competition. Please remember to take the vet.passport or vaccination certificate with you.

Additional information:

Reeli Kuhi-Thalfeldt, e-mail:, tel: 51 86 241 (EST, ENG, FIN).