Club Information

About Our Shows

We hold 3 shows; a Spring Open, Autumn Open and a Championship Show


Field Trials

Every 3rd year 3 of the areas put on a Novice Retriever Trial, each area once every 9 years puts on a All Aged. The main club organises a 2 day Qualifier.


Working Tests

Working Tests are put on by each Area, these are either KC classified or unclassified tests



Each of the 9 areas organise a programme of training classes for its membership


Welcome to the website of The United Retriever Club

                                                                  THE URC NEEDS A GENERAL SECRETARY

Graham Stanley, General Secretary to the Parent Body, does not wish to stand for re-election at the Annual Meeting on 20th March 2016. If you are interested in taking on this role, please contact Graham on 01634 231994 to find out what the job entails.



The MEMBERS LIST will NOT be published this year due to over 500 members still not having paid their correct subscription.

 Subscriptions are        Single £11                     Joint £13

If after OCTOBER 2015 members HAVE NOT AMENDED their standing orders and continue to pay at the old subscription rate or their subscription continues to be sent to the old bank account, then MEMBERSHIP WILL CEASE and any monies received will be classed as a donation to the Club.

 Any queries please contact Ann Lambert, Membership Secretary,

Tel. No. 01635 200636



The United Retriever Club is a national Gundog Club which encourages and promotes a general interest in the breeding of all Kennel Club registered breeds of retriever but conforming to the respective approved breed standards.

There is a comprehensive annual programme of events which include shows, working activities and regional training classes.

The URC also offers its members the opportunity to advertise puppies for sale together with a stud dog page.

The club is organised over 9 areas within England covering the following regions: Border Counties & Cotswolds, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire & South West, Lincolnshire, Midlands, North Midlands, Northern and Southern.

The Club caters for the following retriever breeds:

  • Chesapeake Bay Retrievers
  • Labrador Retrievers
  • Flat Coated Retrievers
  • Golden Retrievers
  • Curly Coated Retrievers
  • Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers
  • Irish Water Spaniels (Field Trials and Working Tests Only)

Further Information about the retriever breeds, the club areas and events can be found in the New Members section

Recently added; If you want to find details of potential stud dog health screening you can go to the following link on the KC website and either enter the dogs number or name to get a record of what health checks have been done. Click here for this link