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ABOUT THE CLUB
The club was formed initially in
April 1963 on a purely informal basis by a group of local
enthusiasts. Membership and interest grew until the present
Club was officially formed and established with Kennel Club
approval in December 1965.
AIMS OF THE
encourage and assist owners in training their dogs for
work in the shooting field.
preserve and maintain the natural instincts of the
various gundog breeds.
The Club holds open qualifying and
novice field trials for both retrievers and spaniels, and a
novice pointer and setter trial. Working tests and training
classes are also held at varying venues within the area. It
is emphasised at this point that gundog training is entirely
distinct from obedience training, apart from one or two
basic principles. The Club occasionally organises various
social events during the year.
Membership is open to all those
interested in working gundogs and prospective members are
invited to attend one training session with the club..
Applicants must be proposed and
seconded by two current paid up members of the Club and
receive the subsequent approval of the Committee.