Limited Obedience

The Society holds one Limited Obedience Show each year with the Limited Agility Show. It's a fun show with a great atmosphere so why not come and have a go. 

The Classes

The classes we hold are Introductory, Pre-Beginners, Beginners and Novice. A, B and C classes held previously have been discontinued for the time being.

It's a fun show with a great atmosphere so why not come and have a go.

 

Open Shows

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Welcome to the Open Show Section

Open Shows - 2017

Date:

Sunday 15th October 2017

Venue:

Hazelwood School, Wolfs Hill, Limpsfield, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0QU

Schedule & Entry Form

Can be found on www.fossedata.co.uk when available

Judge:

Mr A Allen

Results History

For older results see the Results History Page

The classes comprise for our Open Show

Veteran Dog, Minor Puppy Dog, Puppy Dog, Junior Dog, Yearling Dog, Maiden Dog, Novice Dog, Undergraduate Dog, Graduate Dog, Post Graduate Dog, Limit Dog, Open Dog, Special Working Dog, KC Good Citizen Dog Scheme Class Dog, Veteran Bitch, Minor Puppy Bitch, Puppy Bitch, Junior Bitch, Yearling Bitch, Maiden Bitch, Novice Bitch, Undergraduate Bitch, Graduate Bitch, Post Graduate Bitch, Limit Bitch, Open Bitch, Special Working Bitch and KC Good Citizen Dog Scheme Class Bitch.

The Classes Definitions

VETERAN For dogs of not less than seven years of age on the first day of the show.

MINOR PUPPY For dogs of six and not exceeding nine calendar months of age on the first day of the show.

PUPPY For dogs of six and not exceeding twelve calendar months of age on the first day of the show.

JUNIOR For dogs of six and not exceeding eighteen calendar months of age on the first day of the show.

YEARLING For dogs of twelve and not exceeding twenty four months of age on the first day of the show.

MAIDEN For dogs which have not won a Challenge Certificate or a First Prize at an Open or Championship Show (Minor Puppy, Special Minor Puppy, Puppy and Special Puppy classes excepted, whether restricted or not).

NOVICE For dogs which have not won a Challenge Certificate or three or more First Prizes at Open and Championship Shows (Minor Puppy, Special Minor Puppy, Puppy and Special Puppy classes excepted, whether restricted or not).

UNDERGRADUATE For dogs which have not won a Challenge Certificate or three or more First Prizes at Championship Shows (Minor Puppy, Special Minor Puppy, Puppy and Special Puppy classes excepted, whether restricted or not).

GRADUATE For dogs which have not won a Challenge Certificate or four or more First Prizes at Championship Shows in Graduate, Post Graduate, Minor Limit, Mid Limit, Limit and Open classes, whether restricted or not.

POST GRADUATE For dogs which have not won a Challenge Certificate or five or more First Prizes at Championship Shows in Post Graduate, Minor Limit, Mid Limit, Limit and Open classes, whether restricted or not.

LIMIT For dogs which have not become show Champions under Kennel Club Regulations or under the rules of the governing body recognized by the Kennel Club or won 7 or more First Prizes in all at Championship Shows in Limit or Open classes, confined to the breed, whether restricted or not, at Shows where Challenge Certificates were offered for the breed.

OPEN For all dogs of the breeds for which the class is provided and eligible for entry at the show.

SPECIAL WORKING For dogs/bitches having won Prizes, Diplomas of Merit or Certificates of Merit in actual competition at a Field Trial, OR a 1st-4th in actual competition at a Gundog Working Test in classes Puppy, Novice, Intermediate, Open or Veteran, held under the rules of any governing body recognised by the Kennel Club.

GOOD CITIZEN DOG SCHEME CLASS For dogs that have achieved their Good Citizens Dog Scheme Bronze Award Certificate or above.

Working Test

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Welcome to the Working Test Section

Working Test - 2017

Date:

Sunday 18th June

Venue:

Parklands, Odiham Road, Ewshot, Farnham Surrey, GU10 5AF

Classes:

Novice Dog/Novice Handler & Novice

Schedule

Please click here

Entry Form

Please click here

Date:

Sunday 30th July

Venue:

Deerbridge House, Milford Road, Elstead, Surrey, GU8 6LA

Classes:

Special puppy, Veteran & Open

Schedule

Please click here

Entry Form

Please click here

Results History

For older results see the Results History Page

Working Test

To promote and encourage the working ability of the golden retriever the Society holds one or two working test and training days events each year.

For any further information contact our Working Test Secretary 

The Classes

The tests on offer may include the following:-

Special Beginners, Puppy or Special Puppy, Novice Dog/ Novice Handler, Novice, Intermediate, Open and Veteran

Current definitions for Gundog Working Test Classes

OPEN

Open to all dogs of a specific breed or breeds, although preference may be given to dogs which have gained a place or certificate of Merit at a Field Trial, been placed First, Second or Third in an Open Gundog Working Test or won a Novice GWT.

INTERMEDIATE

For dogs that have NOT won, 1st, 2nd 3rd or Reserve in Open OR All Age Field Trial OR Open Working Test.

NOVICE

Confined to dogs which have NOT gained a place or Certificate of Merit at a Field Trial, been placed First, Second or Third in an Open GWT or First in a Novice GWT held in accordance with Kennel Club Rules and Field Trial Regulations.

Special Beginners, Puppy or Special Puppy, Novice Dog/ Novice Handler, Novice, Intermediate, Open and Veteran

NOVICE DOG/NOVICE HANDLER

Any handler or dog not having won

  1.  Any Field Trial award.
  2. A 1st, 2nd, 3rd or reserve in an open working test including commended.
  3. A 1st in any previous novice working test or any test above novice level
  4. A 1st in a combined puppy/novice test where separate awards for puppies were not given.
  5. A 1st in a Novice Dog/Novice Handler Working Test or 1st in a puppy w/test 

SPECIAL BEGINNER

Any Handler or Dog not having won an award of any type in any working test OR Field Trial

PUPPY

Confined to dogs of specific breed or breeds LESS THAN EIGHTEEN MONTHS OF AGE on the date of the test

SPECIAL PUPPY

Confined to dogs less than 24 months of age on date of test.

VETERAN

Confined to dogs of 7 years or more on date of test.

UNCLASSIFIED

Open to all dogs of a specific breed or breeds without restriction as to their age, but may be restricted by the Society. To include water and team tests. A water test can include dogs of any sub-group competing together. However, if dogs of more than one sub-group are competing as a team, each sub-group will compete and be judged in accordance with the Kennel Club Gundog Working Test Regulations relating to that group.

Display Team

Display Team Diary

2017

Sat 6th May & Sun 7th MayThe National Pet Show – ExCel Centre, London
Sunday 28th MaySGRS Funday Capel Community Centre Five Oak Green Kent     TN12 6RD
Saturday 3rd JuneLord Whiskey Animal Sanctuary Stelling Minis Kent CT4 6AN
Saturday 10th JuneFarningham Church Fete Market Meadow High Street Farningham Kent DA4 0DB
Saturday 17th June Blackwell Primary School Fair Blackwell Farm Road East Grinstead Surrey RH19 3JL
Sunday 25th JuneRaystede Animal Centre The Broyle Ringmer E. Sussex BN8 5AJ
Sunday 2nd JulyLabrador Rescue Day Stockbury Village Hall The Street Stockbury Kent ME9 7UD
Saturday 15th JulyEwell Village Fair Church Street Ewell Surrey KT17 2AW
Sunday 20th AugustBuckham Fair Beaminster Dorset
Sunday 3rd SeptemberHeavy Horse Show Shoreham Kent TN14 7RT
Further dates will be announced in 2017

Display Team

The Southern Golden Retriever Society's Display Team consists of sixteen Golden Retrievers and their handlers performing obedience routines to music. They are supported by a number of reserve dogs and handlers, music assistant and roadies.

For over fifteen years the Team have delighted audiences throughout the South of England at venues large and small, including school fetes, and events in aid of local hospices and animal charities such as Guide Dogs for the Blind. They also perform at larger events around the country.

The Team have performed at the Kennel Club's Discover Dogs since 2003 at Earls Court, London, (now at Excel, London) and from 2004 at the world's largest dog show, Crufts, at the NEC, Birmingham. The Kennel Club also asked the Team to perform at the two day London Pet Show Show at Earls Court (now called The National Pet Show at Excel, London) and they have performed there every year since 2012.

In July 2013 The Golden Retriever Club of Great Britain celebrated their Centenary with a four day event at Cirencester Park on The Bathurst Estate, Gloucestershire, and the Team were honoured to be invited to perform. This wonderful once-in-a-lifetime event was attended by Golden Retriever lovers from around the world.

In September 2013 the Team were invited by the TV Vet Marc Abraham to perform at his charity event Pup Aid. This is a celebrity supported event at Primrose Hill, London, which aims to draw attention to the evils of puppy farming. The Team performed there again in 2014 and also in 2015 when Strictly Come Dancing Star, Pasha Kovalev and his partner Rachel Riley had a go at performing with the Team!

In 2014 the Team were invited by Doc Martin star, Martin Clunes, to perform at Buckham Fair which he runs on his beautiful farm in Dorset in aid of local charities. 22,000 people attended the wonderful one day event. The Team were delighted to be asked to perform again in 2015 and when Martin was on "The One Show" he spoke warmly about us and a clip of the Team at Buckham Fair was shown.

The Display Team have appeared live twice on Blue Peter (all received the coveted Blue Peter badge), helped present a science lesson on Youtube (Pets Teach Science - 386,452 views to date) and have even been used as a means for a proposal of marriage!

The Team were mentioned in 2016 in the Kennel Club five minute on-line video "Celebrating 125 years of Crufts with Peter Purvis". We were described as one of five events which "rapidly established themselves as firm favourites with Crufts fans". The Team is now part of the official history of Crufts.

The dogs in the Team are much loved family pets and include some wonderful rescue dogs who have blossomed and grown in confidence with their new owners. The Team dogs are also involved in other activities such as the PAT dog scheme, obedience, cynophobia classes (overcoming fear of dogs), gundog work and agility.

Team members enjoy showing the public the pleasure of owning well behaved dogs and the dogs love it. Golden Retrievers seem particularly suited to the Team work as they are a very sociable breed. They think they belong to a doggy youth club!

The Team are always ready to welcome new members provided they are fully paid up members of the Society. An ability to walk in time to a beat is required and dogs need to have gained their Kennel Club Good Citizen Gold award or have a good level of obedience.

The Team trains throughout the year on an outdoor hard court at Culverstone, Kent, on Tuesday evenings throughout the Summer and on Saturday afternoons during the Winter - whatever the weather! It's this commitment that makes the Display Team what it is – a group of dedicated men and women who enjoy the challenge of putting on a great display, love their dogs and appreciate the company and social life that being a member of the Team brings.

If you are interested in the activities of the Display Team their performance dates appear on the SGRS website. In addition the Southern Golden Retriever Society Display Team Facebook page has plenty of information and photographs of the Team in action.

Contact

If you and your Golden wish to be considered for the Team or if you are interested in booking them for an event contact Team Manager Karen Menter at karenmenter@yahoo.com

Discover Dogs

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Welcome to Discover Dogs

Discover Dogs - 2017

Date:

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd October

Venue:

ExCel Centre in London

Discover Dogs

Discover Dogs is an event held every Autumn for two days on a Saturday and Sunday organised by the Kennel Club.  The venue is ExCel Centre in London where you will find all breeds and information to establish if a certain breed is for you.  You will be able to meet dogs and talk to the experienced owners who will be able to give you information on the breed you are looking for, or if you are already an owner of a Golden Retriever you are also welcome to come and talk to us, we love to hear about people's dogs.  

The Golden Retriever stand is organised and run by the Southern Golden Retriever Society committee and volunteers and their dogs. On the stand you will find an abundance of information on the Golden Retriever and also willing personnel to help and answer any questions you may have.

It is a fun filled weekend and there are displays with dogs and also many stalls selling most things you could want for your dog.  The Southern Golden Retriever Society are normally invited with their Display team and their dogs to delight the crowds with their heelwork to music.

A highly recommended day out.

In 2013 this stand achieved an Highly Commended Award.