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


The United Retriever Club

Proposed Date of the Area Finals - Sunday 27th June 2021

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FROM THE Kennel Club 17th March 2020

 Re: COVID-19

 Dear Secretary, 

 The safety and security of competitors, spectators, volunteers and staff at Kennel Club events is of paramount importance. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kennel Club has taken the decision with regret to recommend strongly that Clubs and Societies cancel forthcoming events over the next three months, i.e. until the end of June. 

 This is based on advice issued by the Government yesterday, March 16, to restrict non-essential travel and contact, and in consideration of the many vulnerable groups who both attend and participate in Kennel Club events.  In addition, the Kennel Club recommends that alternative arrangements are put in place regarding other activities such as meetings, seminars and training classes. 

 Advice on the situation regarding COVID-19 is changing daily and we strongly suggest that Clubs and Societies keep aware of updates as issued by the Department of Health 

 Further announcements will also be posted on the Kennel Club website, as well as on the Kennel Club’s various social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter.

Please note that the cancellation policy and FAQs can be found by clicking here. 

 We would ask please that you contact the office on email to confirm the cancellation or postponement of any licensed events.

 Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

 Yours sincerely

 Kathryn Mansfield 

Kennel Club Secretary




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 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 training classes.

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

The calendar above gives the date of area events, the details of which can be found within each area by going to the AREAS tab at the top of the page and clicking on the required area down the left hand side of the page.

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)