The Working Retriever Club
of Gauteng

On behalf of the Working Retriever Committee, we would like to take this opportunity to introduce the Working Retriever Club to you.

The Working 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 wingshooting.

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.

The Working 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 2008.

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.

The WRC organises.....

  • Training days for members in the off season

  • Summer and Autumn Games (in various formats) that can be attended by both members and non-members alike. 

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 secretary.

Our committee is made up of the following members who can be contacted with any enquiries or suggestions:

Club officials and contact info:

Dr Alan Kloeck

Vice Chairpersons
Christian Barr
Johannes Lourens

Jill Daley
Cell: 082
462 2753

e-mail: Jillmariedaley@gmail.com

Labrador Retriever Kennel Club
The Working Spaniel Association
The Transvaal Hunt, Point and Retrieve Field Trial Club
Natal Gundog Club
The Weimaraner Klub of Gauteng
The Golden Retriever Club of the Transvaal
The Working Gundog and Conservation Club - WGCC
Transvaal  Field Trial  Association - TFTA
The Working Retriever Club
Cape Gundog Club
Cape Field Trial Club

The Gundog Club

Retriever Field Trial Results for this year Download (PDF)

To view recent changes in dogs' SAHR status follow this link

The key to abbreviations used may be found here.

This year's Field Trial Calendar
Download (PDF)


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