Field Trials  Working Trials 

WORKING

The working ability of Ghyllbeck dogs

has always been a primary concern, simply

because the sole reason for HPRs existence

is to work. In general most HPR breeds are

relatively modern,developed purely as an

adjunct to their originators sport,in short

they are hunting machines! If sight of this fact is lost

then a key factor of each breedís make-up

is missing, since every facet of this make-up

exists as a component of the breedís

original function. However, working ability is not

considered in isolation, it is just as important

that the dog looks like what it is meant to be.

Functional elegance is the aim.

As a result of this working requirement

most Ghyllbeck Large Munsterlanders

carry a strong influence of German blood,

since in their homeland dogs are required

to demonstrate working ability before

receiving approval for breeding.

This is one reason why Ghyllbeck dogs are rarely

seen in competitive field events as one of the

primary concerns when placing a new pup is that

it is going to be in a working environment.

Consequently the majority of Ghyllbeck pups are

owned by practical shooting people who work their

dogs in preference to trialling them.

The Ghyllbeck working reputation was

established in 1977 by Lisa, when the

Country Landowners Associations staged,

for the first time, a competitive HPR

demonstration at its annual Game Fair

held in that year at Woburn Abbey.

After qualifying for this event through a

national competition open to all HPRs, she

went on to win in front of an appreciative

audience. Since that time Ghyllbeck dogs

have continued to demonstrate their ability

with successes in numerous competitions.