The FCRSA has a strong commitment to maintaining the dual purpose nature of the breed. Flat-Coated Retrievers have enjoyed success not only in the Society's WC/WCX program, but in AKC Hunt Tests, Field Trials and in upland fields and duck blinds as personal family hunting companions. Click HERE for extensive information on field activities for FCR's, as well as articles on training. The articles, links and books section also contains several excellent articles on training FCR's for field work.
In 1975, the Working Certificate Test (WC) was established by the FCRSA primarily to encourage the use and maintenance of the natural working and retrieving abilities of the Flat-Coated Retriever and as a useful aid in the selection of breeding stock.
The WC test is designed to test the natural abilities of the Flatcoat including memory, intelligence, attention, nose, marking ability, courage, perseverance and style.
In 1980, the Working Certificate Excellent test (WCX) was established by the FCRSA to encourage the further use and development, through training, of the natural working and retrieving abilities of the Flat-Coated Retriever and as a useful aid in the selection of breeding stock.
The WCX test is designed to test the Flatcoat’s trainability in addition to its natural abilities which include memory, intelligence, attention, marking ability, nose, courage, perseverance and style.
FCRSA-Sponsored Working Certificate and Working Certificate Excellent Tests are hosted by local clubs throughout the US. Click HERE for a list of scheduled events.
For a copy of the WC/WCX Rules and Regulations click here or contact:
Leslie Phillips, WC/X Co-Administrator
2800 Wynnetree Ct.
Hilliard, Ohio 43026
Katie Bruesewitz, WC/X Co-Administrator
36130 County Road 70
Zumbro Falls, MN 55991
FCR's passing a WC or WCX test held by a non-FCRSA club can apply for a certificate from the FCRSA. The form below must be completed and signed by the test judges. The completed form should be submitted to Katie Bruesewitz.
The FCRSA "Application for WC or WCX Certificate" can be downloaded in Microsoft Word 97 or PDF format. The PDF version requires Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view and/or print the document.