The Western Cape Field Trial Club is a club for Pointing Breed enthusiasts. If you
own or want to own a working Pointing dog, then this is the club for you in the
We are a small club that offers a variety of field events for Pointing Breeds, which
include the traditional British breed Pointers and Setters, and the Continental or HPR
(Hunt, Point and Retrieve) breeds such as the German Shorthaired Pointer, German
Wirehaired Pointer, Brittany, Viszla, Spinone, Weimaraner, etc. Our members come
from a wide variety of backgrounds, but we all have in common our love for the
dogs, birds, conservation and outdoors.
We hold 2 field trial competitions a year, one for the British Breeds, and one for the
HPR Breeds. Field trial competitions are held on wild birds in a genuine hunting
environment and format, and the dogs are judged on their ability to find and produce
game for the handler. The judges look for top bird dogs with finding ability, manners
and class. The HPR breeds are also judged on their retrieving abilities.
In addition to the field trials, we offer some training, tests and field meets. In the
months preceding our field trials, we hold weekend surveys where dogs and
handlers get to do the real thing in the field on wild birds.
Western Cape Field
If you are interested in membership
or finding out more about our club
and activities, please contact us and
we'll talk! We are a friendly bunch!
The Western Cape Field Trial Club
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"For the first time I found myself experiencing the thrill of seeing a top class bird-dog in action. It was the
start of a love-affair that was to change the course of my life." Derry Argue