On behalf of the Working Retriever
Committee, we would like to take this opportunity to introduce the
Working Retriever Club to you.
Retriever Club was founded in October 2007 and became affiliated to
KUSA in 2014.
A number of Retriever
enthusiasts decided that it was time for a new club to come into
existence; catering specifically for working Labradors and Golden
Retrievers and their owners; dog-lovers who enjoy
retriever-training; the outdoor-life and field trialing or
We also felt that it was time to host a Retriever Field Trial
at a new venue, more user friendly to all our retriever-friends not
only from Gauteng, but also KwaZulu Natal and the Cape.
Our committee believes it is
important to focus our activities, not only on Retriever training
and trialing, but on the family aspect of sharing our outdoor
interests. In striving to achieve this aim, we hope to gain
more family involvement in the activities co-ordinated by the
Working Retriever Club.
Retriever Club has included in its objectives:
The wish to recruit and
encourage more new working Retriever owners
to enter the field-trialing sport.
To promote greater
camaraderie amongst Retriever enthusiasts
and trialists both young and old;
experienced and new.
To share training
resources and knowledge on Retriever
training and trialing.
The organising of fun
outdoor activities and fun weekends that
promote family involvement of all ages and
at all levels.
The ability to offer
“Club hunts” and clay-shoots for those
interested in wingshooting.
The circulation of a
regular newsletter to all members.
To improve co-operation
between sister field trial clubs to the
betterment of the sport.
To offer training tests
and fun games for all working Retrievers.
The hosting of a full
Championship Field Trial annually.
In meeting this last
specific objective, we are very pleased to announce that the WRC
Championship Field Trial (held under the licence of the Roodepoort
Kennel Club, who have kindly partnered with us in this regard), will
be held in the Clarens area (Free State Province) in May
This trial will be held
in the beautiful mountainous farming area of Clarens/Golden Gate and
will run for four days. We believe this will be an exciting
trial venue within easy reach of both Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal and
about 3,5 hours closer for our Capetonians. Clarens is a very
attractive venue for family holidays in itself; whilst the farm on
which our trial will be hosted offers numerous other outdoor
activities for those, (or their families), who will not be trialing
all weekend themselves. These include off-road trails for
4X4’s, Bugsters, abseiling, paintball, trout fishing, hiking and
horse-riding to name but a few.
We distribute an easy
to read electronic news letter to all our members on a monthly
basis. regular topics cover training, info on hunting
scenarios, veterinarian's column and much more, all of relevance to
the working retriever.
From all the above it
is obvious that the WRC is committed to establishing a fun club open
to all Retriever owners and friends. We hope to grow the Club
from strength to strength over the coming years and kindly invite
those of you who may be interested in joining our club to please
complete and forward our
membership form to the
Our committee is made
up of the following members who can be contacted with any enquiries
Club officials and contact info:
Dr Alan Kloeck