The UGS is different! Founded in 1923 for the gentry and their employees to compete together on a friendly basis with any type of gundog, the ethos of friendly competition has been maintained through to the current day.

Welcome to the Utility Gundog Society Website

Owing to its geographic spread, the Utility Gundog Society is divided into four autonomous branches spread throughout the Home Counties and East Anglia, these are Eastern Counties (EC), Herts, Beds and Bucks (HBB), Kent and East Sussex (K&ES) and Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire (S,WS&H).

The Parent Body is responsible for dealing with the administration for the entire Society and each year hosting Spaniel Events including The Open English Springer Spaniel Field Trial, The Open Cocker Spaniel Field Trial, and two Novice Spaniel Field Trials.

The branches take it in turns to organise the Two Day Open Qualifying Stake and the Working Test Finals and each year the branches also organise approximately 15 Retriever Field Trials in total and a similar number of Working Tests. Training events, classes and seminars are also occasionally organised.

Non-members can enter any advertised event, with the exception of the All Aged FT Finals and GWT Area Finals, but members will get preference in the draw. Please note that membership of one branch does not confer membership of all branches and there is a separate joining fee for each branch. To participate and gain preferance in Spaniel events membership of only one branch is required.

We hope you enjoy visiting our site and look forward to welcoming you at one of our events.


UGS GWT and FT Rules Updated

Please be sure to review the UGS working test and field trial rules in conjunction with the Kennel Club J-regs, you can find them here.

UGS All Age Finals 2016 (HBB)

21st January 2017
at Hatfield, Herts
by kind permission of the Camfield Estate Company
Judges: Jim Gale, Sue Hatton, Tom Lowe, Paul Truby
Results (Trophies)
1stHitowngreen EbonyMrs. V. Easey
The Lord Ludlow Perpetual Challenge Cup to the Winner
The R. Sharpe Memorial Cup – Best Game Finder
The Quinton Dick Challenge Cup – Best Labrador at the Finals
The Gate Court Challenge Cup – Best Lady Handler at the Finals
2ndLockthorn Zorro of HighseasMr. K. Doughty
The Liphook Game Farm Ltd Cup – Second Place
The Spratts Patent Ltd Challenge Cup – Best Opposite Sex to the Winner
The R. Sharpe Founder Member Cup – Best Game finder of Opposite Sex to the Winner
3rdHatchfield LyonMrs. D Harrison
4thWoodlandway QuailMrs. B. Rayner
The Wheeler-Garton Perpetual Challenge Cup – Best runner by use of nose
Brocklebank ZincMr. P Dukes
The Champion Ash Hussar Cup - Best Looking Labrador at the Finals
CoMTayfordwoods Rosebank or AnningtonbayMs. M Brooks
CoMLendown Gorse of WadeshotMr. R Wade
CoMBellaroyal Dream of Glory of EchobrookMr. R Taylor