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



At the AGM held on 17 th March 2024 it was agreed to raise the Membership Subscription rates

With effect from the payments due on 1 st October 2024

the new Subscription Rates are :-

£15.00 Single membership
£20.00 Joint membership (bona fide partners or husband and wife)
£5.00 Gamekeepers, bona-fide kennelmen or kennelmaids, and juniors to the age of 17 years
If you already pay by standing order, please make sure that you amend your payment amounts
If you would like to set up a standing order for future payments, please download the form from the

website OR contact Ann Lambert the Membership Secretary
Tel : 01635 200636 / email



Ruth Warner has done a fantastic job for the United Retriever Club as our Field Trial Secretary over the last couple of years.   We are very sorry to learn that various personal considerations have made it necessary for her to stand down when her term of office comes to an end at the 2025 AGM.  


Therefore, we are looking for someone to take on this important role for the United Retriever Club.  Ideally, Ruth’s replacement will be in place soon, so that a comprehensive handover can take place during the 2024/25 season prior to election as Field Trial Secretary at the 2025 AGM.   


Previous experience is not of prime importance   What is required is enthusiasm, cheerfulness, administration and organisation skills, and a willingness to work hard.   The new person will be joining a strong team of Parent Body Officers and an experienced and active Field Trial Sub-Committee, all of whom are happy to provide help, support, and guidance.


Interested?    Want more information?

Ring or email:-


Ruth Warner, Hon Field Trial Secretary                                   Jennie Dimmock Hon General Secretary

07913 132402                                                                               07867 514300                                                                                         



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Welcome to the website of the United  Retriever Club. You are very welcome to browse the site.

For people interested in joining the club we have a New Members Section which contains

information about how to join and what we do.


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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)