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.