2018 is a very special year for Golden Retrievers. It is the 150 year anniversary of the Breed.

The Golden Retriever Club wish to celebrate this anniversary with its members and all Golden Retriever Enthusiasts with Special events.

Below is the list of events hoped to be of interest to all, and will be added to as more information is available.

Sunday 13th May 2018 Seminar @ The Kennel Club Building Speakers TBA.

Saturday & Sunday 19th & 20th May 2018 Working Weekend.

 INTERNATIONAL WORKING TESTS (for Golden Retrievers only) at The Ilchester Estates, Dorset by kind invitation of The Hon. Mrs Charlotte Townshend. Mrs Townshend is the great-grandaughter of the 5th Lord Ilchester who himself was the owner of Ada the originator of the Ilchester line of ‘yellow retrievers’.  Ada was given to Lord Ilchester by his uncle Lord Tweedmouth and her grave can be seen in the grounds of Melbury House. 

Saturday 19th  Abbotsbury Estate:  Puppy, Novice, Novice dog/novice handler, Veteran and Day 1 of Open tests

Saturday evening Holway Farms (By Kind Invitation of Robert Atkinson, Home of the well know Holway Goldens): An evening ‘get-together’ with fun events, Fish&Chips and Hog Roast Camping/caravaning field available.

Sunday 20th Melbury Estate:  Day 2 of Open Tests. Please put these important dates in your diary.  Full details of the event, schedule and entry forms will be available on the website February 2018.  Click on the link below for the flyer.

CLICK HERE: 150 years celebration working weekend

Sunday 22nd. July 2018 Championship Show

At the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, Warks. CV8 2LZ

Judges: Dogs: Ms. K. Ellis (Tenfield), Bitches: Mrs. S. Almey (Arbutus), Referee & Progeny: Mrs. V. Jones (Ninell).

Sunday 9th. December 2018 Special Christmas/Anniversary Open Show.

at The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, Warks. CV8 2LZ

Breed Judge: Mrs. L. Cole (Rooksbury), Special Awards Classes: Ms. A. Douthwaite (Gracewood).