As the name suggests, our activities will mostly centre on or around Exmoor which is one of the country’s premier shooting areas renowned for its challenging high birds. The lack of a Club based in West Somerset prompted a number of enthusiastic handlers attending training classes on a local farm to get together and approach the Kennel Club for their permission to form a Gundog Club; they granted us our Registration of Title in February 2012.
The Club’s main aim is to provide a good foundation through training opportunities for successful and enjoyable participation in the shooting field and competitive Gundog events. We hold AV Retriever Gundog Working Tests, (Puppy, Novice Dog/Novice Handler, Novice, Open and Veteran), and now have AV Retriever Novice Field Trial status.
We thank Dave and Gill Phelps (Eikon Design) for creating such an imaginative and striking Club logo and the following for allowing us to use their superb photographs in our Slide Show: Roz Bellamy, Steve Magennis (Working Dogs in Action), Richard McHowat, John Orrells and Andrew Whelan (Working Line Images)