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 Club

To encourage and assist owners in training their dogs for work in the shooting field.

To help 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 members of the Club and receive the subsequent approval of the Committee.

PLEASE NOTE: Coronavirus (Covid-19)

With the increase in the threat of Coronavirus (Covid-19), please be assured that WDWGC is prioritising the safety of its Members as well as its committee members and land owners.
We have taken proactive steps to face the challenge by carefully monitoring government advice, as well as advice from the World Health Organization.
As a result of this pandemic, all club events including the AGM and committee meetings are postponed until further notice.

While Covid-19 presents an enormous challenge, to our sport and livelihoods, we would like to assure you that the club will take every step to provide a full range of activities at the earliest safe opportunity.


We regret that due to the continuing threat from coronavirus (covid 19) and varied restrictions throughout the country,  we will not be holding our scheduled Retriever  trials on January 2nd and January 27th.    It will not be possible to reschedule these trials.

We thank all our hosts and teams of guns for their continued support and hope that our sport will return to normality in 2021

Please contact the chairman or secretary if you require further information