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Open Show 4th October 2020

It is with regret that the Officers and Committee of SWGRC have to announce that we will be cancelling our forthcoming Open Show which was due to be held on the 4th October 2020 at Oake village hall.


This decision has not been taken lightly but we feel that the safety of all the persons who would have been attending the show is the most important and significant factor in our decision. We are also following the KC and Government guide lines, relating to the Corona Virus pandemic.


We would also like to say due to the very sudden and sad passing of our Judge for the show, Andrea Swatton, we felt out of respect it was the correct decision to make at this time.


We do hope we will be able to hold our Championship show in March and our April Open show 2021 and hope you will all come along and support the shows.

Until we can all meet up again at dog shows and enjoy our hobby in safe conditions keep well and stay safe.


Glennis Hewitson (Chairman)

24th June 2020



Message from the Club Chairman


Dear Members


During the last few Months, our lives have been turned upside-down with the arrival of the Coronavirus and the new "lockdown rules." It is very hard for all of us not being able to see Family and Friends and I am sure that many are finding it hard to cope.


New rules have also brought a great deal of hardship and loneliness so I just wanted to say that as a club, we are here to help in any way we can.


If anyone finds they need help or are struggling with their Dogs, we are here to help with their welfare. Be it just a call for a chat or help looking after the Dogs in some way, we as a Committee are happy to offer our services where we can. 


All calls and enquiries will be treated in the strictest of confidence.


So, until we are all able to socialise again in the "Dog World" please take care and keep well.


Glennis Hewitson (Chairman)

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The South Western Golden Retriever Club  was formed in 1973 it was the first regional club of its kind and it covers the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Avon. Started by a small group of enthusiasts  the club has grown to have a strong membership.

As a Club we try to encourage our Members to abide by the Clubs Code of Ethics

and also it's Constitution and Rules


To promote the Breeding of the Golden Retriever to the Breed Standard         

To breed for type, temperament and soundness as a priority.

The members of the committee are always happy to help and advise, to give guidance to any member of the club. Our main aim is to promote the well-being of the Golden Retriever throughout the South West.


The club always strives to encourage its members to participate in the various events we run throughout the year
Including Working & Field Trials, gun dog training, shows and attending Seminars.

These events are organised by the committee to help both new members and established members of the club enjoy owning a Golden Retriever and being very much part of the breed.

Click HERE for a History of the South Western Golden Retriever Club


For a description of the Breed Standard click  HERE


Committee Member Details can be found  HERE


To Rehome/Rescue a Golden Retriever HERE


Buying a Puppy? Click  HERE  for useful advice  


Useful Forms can be Downloaded  HERE


Judges Criteria HERE and Judges Lists HERE


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