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 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)


Information about

  • The club,  
  • How the areas are organised, events and contact information
  • Information about the retriever breeds,

These can be found in the New Members section

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