The logo was kindly drawn and given to the club by Janis Ward (Laurenley) and we thank her very much for it.
This is the Home Page for the Berkshire Downs and Chilterns Golden Retriever Club
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BD&CGRC is a Golden Retriever Breed Club with approximately 300 members. The friendly Committee comprises members with over 150 years of dedicated service to the club between them. That doesn't sound a lot, but when you realise that they total only seven in number, it does put things into perspective.
It also highlights our need for members to commit to joining the Committee. It does not require too much effort, just devoting five to seven days a year to Club activities, and four evenings for meetings.
We celebrate our 40th Birthday in 2018, and hope to put on events to mark that occasion. To do that we need additional help. If you are a member and can or would like to help in the organisation of those events, please contact a Committee Member, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are celebrating our 40th Anniversary this year!
Enter our Events to claim your special gift!
(one per exhibitor/runner on the day)
A note to the Field Trial members, dates for our FTs this year are now 1st October at Windsor, 8th October at Checkley.
Full details, Schedules and Entry forms will be on these pages in due course, or by mail of that is your preference.
Another reminder to our
friends from Europe who are planning to come over to Scotland for the Guisachan
Gathering in July.
Berkshire Downs &
Chilterns GRC Open Show on 8th July sees us celebrating our 40th
Birthday Open Show at Horspath on the south-eastern side of Oxford. Our
judge this year is Mrs Marilyne Lade, and Schedules and Entry Forms are now
available at www.Fossedata.co.uk. If you require a schedule by post, please let Liz Fisher
To get to Scotland
from Dover, Folkestone, Weymouth and the other popular Channel ports, you will
undoubtedly drive past Oxford (M25/M40, M4/A34).
It is always a friendly open-air show, and we are hoping to
provide other activities such as Rally Obedience, a Scurry, and who knows what else. Of course you will also take home one of
our gifts of a heat/cold retaining drinking mug, useful for shows, tests and
Please support us, for a good picnic atmosphere,
on what is usually a hot English summer Sunday.
The date for our Windsor 16 dog AV Retriever Novice Stake, is 1st October, 2018.
Schedules and Entry Forms for both Field Trials will be on the Field Trial Information page closer the dates.
Our 40th Anniversary gifts will be available for all Runners on both days.
Judges for our Championship Show on 4th November
Pat Taylor, Pandreft (dogs) and Judy Gregory, Bernewode
Referee Anne Hagger, Fairfield
(Subject to KC approval)
At this year's Open Show we hope you will all support our judge Marilyne Lade who has kindly agreed to do this special one for us.
Our usual offerings of Berkshire Belles breakfasts and super lunches with a delicious pudding will be available along with celebratory cakes. Alas, not Slimming World friendly.
As they say in the films for "One Night Only"
(well one day in this case)
You cannot afford to miss it.
We will never be having a 40th Open Show again.
Downs & Chilterns Golden Retriever Club
Annual General Meeting
Monday 9th April, 2018
Horspath Village Hall
Oxfordshire OX33 1RT
You may be aware that this year we will be celebrating our Ruby (40 year) Anniversary. As a gesture of thanks for your support throughout the years, we will be giving a gift to all entrants at our Working Tests, Field Trials and Shows throughout 2018.
Everyone attending the events, and entered, will be given a thermal mug on the day. This is a useful gift that will keep your drinks hot in Winter, cold in Summer. Each mug being printed with the Club's famous logo.
We hope that you will support us in this special year.
Links to Full details and Entry Forms for both the Beginners WT Day and Golden Retriever Breed WT Day have been added to the Working Information page
The date of our 16 Dog AV Retriever Novice Stake at Checkley, is 22nd September, 2018.
The date for the 16 Dog AV Retriever Novice Stake Windsor in October, has yet to be confirmed.
Sunday 25th March 2018 - AV GUNDOG BEGINNERS WORKING TEST DAY
At Gaytonwood Training Field, Blisworth Road, Gayton, Northampton
By kind permission of Mr J and Mrs R Huckerby
Judges Laura Marsh, Chris Marchant, Pam Marchant, Sarah Flemming
MORNING SESSION for Special Beginner AV Gundog 9.30 start.
AFTERNOON SESSION – starting not before 12.30 will be an AV Retriever Novice Dog/Novice Handler Gundog Working Test run under Kennel Club Rules and Regulations.
For dull details go to the Working Information page, or click here.
Sunday 22nd April 2018 - GOLDEN RETRIEVER BREED WORKING TEST DAY
To be held at Rickneys Dog Training Ground, Chapmore End, Hertford, Hertfordshire SG12 0HD by kind permission of Andrew and Julie Wright
Judges: Andrew Wright, Sue Hutton, Sue Searle and Chris Hutton
For dull details go to the Working Information page, or click here.
For your information, the Breed Council Press Release from the meeting of 19-Oct-2017.
The Officers and Committee would like to wish you a Happy, Prosperous and Successful New Year, and hope that the Festive Season was enjoyable for you all.
We would like to thank you for your support in previous years, and we hope that continues in 2018.
That prompts a quick reminder that Membership is renewed on 1st January each year, and fees are now due (£8.00 Single and £10.00 Joint). If you pay by Standing Order please ensure that the amount transferred is correct and amend for future years. I'm sure that Membership Secretary, Jenny Bridges will contact you if there is a discrepancy.
If your Membership fee is paid by electronic transfer Please ensure that you include 2018 and your surname in the Reference e.g. 2018 JandJ Smith.
We will be arranging a series of events for this, our RUBY Anniversary (40 years). To mark the occasion, there will probably be some mementos, special gifts and awards for those who enter Shows, Tests and Field Trials.
Our programme can be found on the Events
page, dates will be confirmed.
As we have said in the past, the Club cannot operate without the dedication of your Committee. However, we still need new committee members. If you can give up half a dozen evenings, and three or four days a year for voluntary work, please consider joining us. If you can help with setting up events, that will help us enormously. Either way please let Gloria Gargan know how you can help.
Once again, Happy New Year.
As well as holding our usual Open and Championship shows this year, we had two successful Field Trials, one at Cuffley in September, the other at Checkley in October.
With a committee reduced now to only eight this has been a busy time for all. I would like to thank them all for their commitment and hard work during the last six months.
Results and a few photographs can be found here
We had an enjoyable Championship Show at The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, on 5th November.
Dogs judged by Mrs. Jane Wild, Bitches judged by Miss Angie Cooper, Referee Dr Ruth Barbour
Photographs, with thanks to Mrs Carol Gilbert:
first place winners
At long last! After a few technical problems photographs (courtesy of Paula Hill) can now bee seen here:
Schedules and entry forms for our 2017 Field Trials can be found by clicking on the following links, or by post from Mrs. Jenny Bridges, Townsend House, Ullingswick, Herefordshire, HR1 3JQ (Telephone 01432 820312).
Amendment to the earlier Events Calendar.
Field Trial at Checkley will be on 7th October and NOT 11th as first indicated.
A reminder to members that the AGM will be held on 8th May, 2017, at Horspath Village Hall.
Full documentation will be provided in accordance with the Rules of the Club.
Click here to see the full results from the Joint Golden Retriever Club Championship Show
BD&CGRC hosted the Joint Golden Retriever Clubs Championship Show at the Kennel Club building, Stoneleigh Park, on 5th February,2017.
It was a beautiful day outside, although a little chilly. Ringside the atmosphere was convivial and by the comments received a good number of people enjoyed themselves.
Thank you all for coming and making the day a success for the Club.
Summary of results is shown below. A complete list will follow shortly.
[As and aside "Greg" arrived home safely (with his Showing Kit) without incurring a puncture!]
The results below originate from Golden Results UK on Facebook ©
Whilst great care is taken compiling these results, Golden Results UK cannot guarantee their accuracy.
Dog Judge: Mrs Pat Easton (Eastonwood)
Bitch Judge: Mrs Sally Roberts (Vanzela)
Referee: Mr R Maynard (Chinnordale)
BEST IN SHOW Dunbar Ms Irene & Miss Linsey LINIRGOR BRAIDWYNN JE T'AIME JW
RESERVE BEST IN SHOW Stevens Ms S & Hadden Mr M SH CH/IR SH CH GUNHILLS JANUARY MASTER JW ShCM
BEST OPPOSITE SEX Stevens Ms S & Hadden Mr M SH CH/IR SH CH GUNHILLS JANUARY MASTER JW ShCM
BEST PUPPY Drury Mr PJ & Mrs P BENCOE HONKY TONK WOMAN
BEST OPPOSITE SEX PUPPY Zubair Mrs SM & Loach Miss SA BILLY ELLIOT DE RIA VELA (IMP ESP)
BEST SPECIAL VETERAN Stevens Ms S & Hadden Mr M SH CH/IR SH CH GUNHILLS JANUARY MASTER JW ShCM
DOG CC Stevens Ms S & Hadden Mr M SH CH/IR SH CH GUNHILLS JANUARY MASTER JW ShCM
RESERVE DOG CC Broadhead Mr P & Mrs JD MONCHIQUE PURE IMAGINATION JW
BEST DOG PUPPY Zubair Mrs SM & Loach Miss SA BILLY ELLIOT DE RIA VELA (IMP ESP)
BITCH CC Dunbar Ms Irene & Miss Linsey LINIRGOR BRAIDWYNN JE T'AIME JW
RESERVE BITCH CC Clarkson Mrs FM DRUMKILTY HIBERNIA JW
BEST BITCH PUPPY Drury Mr PJ & Mrs P BENCOE HONKY TONK WOMAN