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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 the Society administration and each year hosts 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 turns to host the annual Two Day Open Field Trial, the inter branch All Age Field Trial Finals and the Team Working Test Finals each year. The branches also organise a series of Retriever Field Trials and Working Tests. Training events, classes and seminars are also occasionally available, see the individual branch pages for more information.

Non-members can enter any advertised event, 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 preference 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.

Branch event secretaries are always in need of volunteers to help during tests, trials and training events. Contact a branch for more information.

Society News

  • General Covid-19 Statement

    The individual branched continue to monitor the government and Kennel Club advice, and in some instances will continue to hold winter events in line with current guidelines and rules. Please contact your branch for more information. You can find the Kennel Club statement on the subject here.

  • 2020/10/09 – 12 Dog Open Stake for AV retrievers

    12 Dog Open Stake for AV retrievers on the 9th October 2020 at Great Livermere by kind invertation of Mr. Peter Rushbrook.

    Judges: Mr K Doughty (A32) Mr R Beckerleg (A2812) Mr M Tallamy (A1925) Mr G Stanley (B1920)

    Trophies: The Presidents Trophy for the Stake Winner, The Berry Trophy for the Best Retrieve

    Sponsored by Skinners Pet Foods

    Results

    1stMEADOWLARK BIG ROCKD.Friedkin, handled by D.Latham
    2ndMITFORTON ONOURL.Robertson
    3rdTAGABEA PIPPIN of RIVERRUSHA.Holmes

  • 2020/10/08 – 12 Dog Open Stake for AV retrievers

    12 Dog Open Stake for AV retrievers on the 8th October 2020 at Great Livermere by kind invertation of Mr. Peter Rushbrook.

    Judges: Mr K Doughty (A32), Mr R Beckerleg (A2812), Mr N Clitheroe (B2450), Mr G Stanley (B1920)

    Trophies: The Manymills Slaver for the Stake Winner, The Skinners Trophy for the Best marking

    Sponsored by Skinners Pet Foods

    Results

    1stMITFORTON NUTMEGM.Fleming
    2ndDEERBRIDGE LAWRENCEE.Barnes
    3rdVILENDAL ZAK of FEATHERFLYP.Highfield

  • 2019/12/19 – UGS All Age Finals

    UGS All Age Finals on the 19th December 2019 at Ampton, Great Livermere by kind permission of Mr Peter Rushbrook

    Judges: Liz Taylor, Phil Parkin, Terry Prentice and Brian Barker

    Results:

    1stFTCh Polihale Vodka SurpriseKeith Broomfield
    3rdMike TallamyBrindlebay Brigands
    CoMNorthglen CrumbleStuart North
  • 2019/10/21,22 – 2 Day Open Stake for 24 Dog AV Retrievers

    2 Day Open (Qualifying) Stake for 24 Dog AV Retrievers on the 21st and 22nd October 2019 at The Crown Estate, Windsor By Gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen and The Crown Estate Commissioners By kind invitation of Mr Gary Vidler and Guns on 21 October and By kind invitation of the BASC Guns on 22 October

    Judges: Mr K Doughty (A32), Mr R Wade (A1704), Mr G Stanley (B1920), Mrs D Stevens (B3483)

    Prizes: The Manymills Salver and President’s Trophy for the Winner
    Skinners Trophy for the Best Marking Retriever
    UGS (K & E Sussex) Shield for Guns’ Choice
    Meadowmill Cup for the Best Looking Retriever in the Awards
    Hoopwick Trophy for the Dog taking the Best Runner
    The Berry Trophy for the Best Retrieve of the Day

    What a wonderful 2 days UGS K&ES had at Windsor for our Open Qualifying Stake held on 21st & 22nd Oct 2019. We had a steady flow of game thanks to Head keeper Peter & his under keepers, with some great shooting from Gary Vidler & his team of guns on the first day & Clive Gibbons & his team of BASC guns shooting for us on the second day. After 11 dogs went through to day 2, we finished on 8 retrieves for the final dogs. Huge Thank you to my judges Kevin Doughty, Roger Wade, Graham Stanley & Di Stevens. Special thanks to Lorne Kentish for being Chief Steward for both days & also to the rest of my amazing team of helpers who were very efficient & made the days run so smoothly. It was also lovely to see our Vice President Gwen Butcher, who came to hand out the awards.

    Results

    1st, Best Marker & Guns ChoiceCopperbirch RossLee Hayman
    2ndNorthglen CrumbleStewart North
    3rdMistigris Finn of FeatherflyPhil Highfield
    4thMitforton OnourLouie Robertson
    CoMTagabea Pretty Thing of LuddesdowneKelvin Nettleingham
    CoM, Best Looking Dog in the awardsLannakers Quest of ToftsGlynis Hillier
    Best RetrieveBerryshot BernieJason Mayhew