If you would like to become a member of this exciting new club, please download the membership form from the download area.
We have developed through the request of people who own these particular lesser known retriever breeds, who would like to advance their dogs with the support of other like minded people.
We will offer training days that meet the needs of these individual breeds and encourage the training, working and competition of all the breeds listed: Curly Coated Retriever, Irish Water Spaniel, Flat Coated Retriever, Chesapeake Bay Retriever & the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.
Our aim is to organise Gundog Working Tests, Working Gundog Certificate Days, training days and any other type of Field events authorised by the Kennel Club.
Our breeds are only in the minority through their numbers & popularity and not classified as such through their ability. These breeds are not as well known and understood by people and that is why we have joined together to set up this Club.
We are extremely passionate about the breeds we represent and our Members are encouraged and expected to health test all breeding stock following the required standard of the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme.
The Club also encourages members to breed dogs that are "fit for Purpose". Members should also consider these factors prior to breeding -• Working ability• Temperament• Breed Type and Characteristics• Health Screening• Genetic Diversity (Co-efficient of inbreeding)
Please note that training for 2022 will only be available to paid up Club Members, Club Membership runs from April 2022, If you would like to join or renew membership, please download the form from the downloads page and complete and return to email@example.com Single membership £10, Joint £12, Child under 16 Free . Places for Events will be offered on a first come first basis and will only be confirmed and secured once payment has been received.
OUR NEW BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS FOR PAYMENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS AS OF 1ST MARCH 2022
NATWEST ACC NO: 70113165 Sort Code: 51-61-09
Saturday 18th June Training Day
Sunday 19th June Working Test
18th 19th June Weekend Club Camp - Training Sat /Working Test Sunday, Hook, Hampshire ,RG27 9AW.
Please complete the separate Weekend Camp Events form in Downloads
(Event by kind permission of The Earl of Malmesbury, Greywell Hill Estate) £50 per person for training including a Saturday fish and chip supper for those who would like one.
Sunday will be a Working Test - Places for the working test will be available for those wishing to attend just for the Sunday and not camp, priority for working test spaces will be given to those camping.
Camping - arrive Friday after 3pm and leave by 6.30pm Sunday.
Please note this is field camping and not a campsite so no electric is available
Trainers Saturday - Viv Gatter & Neil Varney
Judges Sunday Robert Worrall & Chris Marshall
Tests for: Puppy 6-12 mths, Special Puppy 12-24 mths, Yong Handler, Novice & Open
Entries for Weekend Camp and Working Test close Friday 10th June.
10th July Working Gundog Certificate Assessment Please go to downloads for entry form
Meet 9.30 for 10am start By Kind permission of The Earl of Malemesbury
Crown Lane, Nately Scures, Hook RG27 9AW £30 Per Dog
2 assessors Judy Hempstead & John Bint
Entries will open 25th June and close 2nd July 2022
Ragley Hall Game Fair 29th - 31st July - Confirmed club attendance gundog demonstrations
Please contact Judy Hempstead - places for this event have been allocated to those who have attended regular training & events with the clubs
7th August: Puppy 6-12 - Puppy 12- 18 mths - Novice - Novice dog & handler - Open
Broadoak Turners Hill
13th 14th August Bowood House Calne Wilshire Living Heritage Fair - Breed area & Demo
24th 25th September Ardingly Autumn Show & International Horse Show - Breed information area & demo
1st October Pheasant & Woodcock Season Opens
6th November Training - Morning Puppy and novice dogs, Afternoon Advanced and progressing Novice dogs - Manor Farm, Ropley, Hampshire, SO24 0DF - £20 PER DOG/HANDLER
Walked Up Training Shoot, date & venue TBC MAX 6 DOGS
Working Gundog Certificate on Game - MAX 6 DOGS - Date & Venue TBC
Please note any planned training will be organised and run under the Government Covid19 regulations at that time and as a result could be subject to change at short notice based on the current on government advice.
If you are interested in hosting a training day local to you and you know of a suitable venue, please contact Judy to discuss options 07747533080
Throughout the year we team up with our Retrievers and attend demonstrations and breed appreciation pavilions at various country shows. We set up breed pens in a pavilion that are decorated with breed info and ensure knowledgeable owners are on hand to give the correct advice and information on their individual breeds ensuring the public can be correctly educated on our unique working gundogs. We are an all encompassing club and invite Spaniels, HPR'S & Setters to these events where appropriate.
We will be covering the following Demonstrations, Parades and Pavilions - (Depending on current Covid 19 Restrictions)
Living Heritage Game Fairs
Thame 17th & 18th April 2022
Wiltshire 13th & 14th August 2022
29th - 3st July TBC
The Autumn Gamefair
24th & 25th September Ardingly Autumn Show and International Horse Show
Point of contact Judy Hempstead (Show Vice President)
We Welcome new members to the working Minority Retriever Club. As a Club we particularly welcome and actively assist, Novice Handlers and dogs to all our events.
Any questions or for more information please feel free to contact one of our committee members, via the contact section below, we will be happy to assist you!
One to One Training
If you don't feel that you and your dog are quite ready for group activities just yet, then Judy Hempstead (KCAI, GWC Assessor) of Whipcurl Canine Resolve will be more than happy to arrange some one to one sessions. Please visit her website: https://www.whipcurlcanineresolve.com
Judy is also able to offer home boarding for training and holiday cover and trimming. For more information you can contact Judy directly firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to join the Minority Working Retriever Club, Please complete the members form on the website and email to email@example.com
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