Thorndale Farm, Withington, Glos GL54 4LL
By invitation of The Right Honourable M Vestey & Mrs R Vesty.
By permission of Mr B Whitehouse
Start: 9am for 9.30am
Judges: Helen Goodwin, Graham Bird
Spaniels were the breed that inspired the formation of the Society and today we have a large and thriving spaniel membership. Springer, Cocker, and from time to time, AV events are organised. Whatever type of Spaniel you have you are sure to find opportunity with us. Training is provided by coaches well-known and experienced in the field trial world. To get involved, please call our Spaniel Field Trial Secretary or the Test Secretary.
Our Retriever section is very active and last year ran a full programme of Field Trials providing variety and opportunity for all. Our Gundog Working Test and Field Trial days have been set on some of the finest gundog venues to be found; ground in wonderful settings that test the dogs and their handlers. We have experienced trainers in our membership who organise training and will be pleased to help. To get involved, please give our Retriever Secretary a call.
With a section for the breeds that hunt, point and retrieve, we are one of the relatively few gundog societies in the region with a section specifically for HPR’s. We run Working Tests and Field Trials and have expert trainers who specialise in these breeds and are proud to host several events throughout the year. If you have one of these breeds and are looking for your HPR home or just a little help, then do please give our HPR Secretary a call.
What we do . . . .
Open and Novice Gundog Working Tests and Field Trials, held under Kennel Club affiliation for Retrievers, Spaniels and HPRs. Gundog training from novice handler and novice dog upwards.
Who for . . . .
Members who come from all walks of life with a common interest in training, working in the field and competing with their dogs. New members of all levels of capability are welcome.
Become a member . . . .
Prospective members are invited to get in touch to find out more about the Society. Go to the Membership tab above to download a membership application form.
Get involved . . . .
Training – join a training session or group.
Competition – enter a Test or Field Trial, when ready.
Volunteer – a great way to learn, to get involved and gain experience close to the action assisting at Training, Tests and Trials.
This website . . . .
Gives members an up-to-date service providing details of Field Trial Schedules, dates of Gundog Working Tests, entry forms, the latest news of our events results of club activities.
This website provides. . . . Membership services and essential Society information –
Bristol & West Working Gundog Society information, notices and competition results are published on this website which is controlled by the Society’s managing committee.
Information may also be given on the Society’s Facebook page but it is this website that must always be relied upon as the primary and official source of information, not the Facebook page.