UGS Membership Rules

The various branches of the Utility Gundog Society maintain individual memberships, there are separate joining processes and fees for each branch. Membership to one branch does not confer membership to the other branches.

Members gain preference in trial draws and preferential entry fees to events for the branches of which they are a member.

Members from any branch can enter the 2 Day Open Trial.

All the registered owners of a dog must be members of the branch in order for the dog to participate in the society events.

Joint membership is offered by some branches to allow for registered owners to be co-members, this does not however allow both joint members to participate concurrently. For this two single memberships are required.

Joint membership is not offered by the Kent & East Sussex and the Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire branches.

Non members can enter any advertised event, with the exception of the All Aged FT and GWT Area Finals, members will get preference in any draws.

Before entering any society events please be sure to read the UGS Field Trial & Gundog Working Test Regulations in conjunction with the Kennel Club ‘J Regs’.

Spaniel events only require membership to one of the branches as the spaniel events are hosted by the parent body.

New members must pay the joining fee and the annual membership fee. No prorate fees are available.

Membership fees are due each year on 1st February. If fees remain unpaid by 28th February the membership will lapse.

For enquiries please contact the branch membership secretary.

Fees and Renewal Date

Joining Fee£10
Single Membership£12
Joint Membership£17
Renewal Date1 February

Application Forms

Please use the correct application form for each branch, there may be some differences in each form.

Eastern CountiesMembershipJunior Membership
Herts Beds and BucksMembershipJunior Membership
Kent and East SussexMembershipJunior Membership
Surrey, West Sussex and HampsMembershipJunior Membership

Policy & Notices

Please be sure to review the following rules and policy documents.

UGS Society Rules and Regulations
UGS Field Trial and Gundog Working Test Regulations
UGS Privacy Notice
UGS Child Protection Policy