Working News




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 Earl of 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 known Holway Goldens): An evening ‘Mingling/get-together’, including a small exhibition of the history of the breed. Camping/caravaning field available.

Sunday 20th Melbury Estate:  Day 2 of Open Tests, Fun Events for Spectators, and supervised visits to the Grave of Ada.

Please put these important dates in your diary.  Full details of the event, schedule and entry forms will be available on the website at the end of February 2018

Schedule and Entry Form for Working Weekend now available to download on the 2018 Anniversary page


Field Trials 2018/19 season

Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd August 2018 Open Two Day,  Garagill, Alston, Cumbria (on grouse)

Monday 3rd September 2018 All Aged, Balcombe, W. Sussex.

Saturday 8th September 2018 Novice (1) Black Notley, Braintree, Essex

Tuesday 16th October 2018 Novice (2), Teffont Magna, Wilts.




   The Golden Retriever as a Working Gundog by
Graham Cox
   June Atkinson – 50 Years of Trialling Excellence
by Graham Cox
 Making Not Finding – A Tribute to Littlemarston Comma of Wydcombe


Copies of the video of the GRC 2 Day Stake in Nov
2000 are available from Paul French