The club is one of the foremost gundog clubs in the country, and has a national reputation. Formed in 1970 as the Flintshire Retriever Club, some of the founders are still members today. The base for the club has always been Gwysaney Hall near Mold, by kind permission of the late Capt. and Mrs Davies-Cooke, both of whom took a great interest in the working retriever, and now his son Richard and wife Sarah are continuing to support the Clwyd Retriever Club.
We meet for training classes every week from April until the end of June at Gwysaney Hall, and again throughout August at Gwrych Bedw. Classes range from Puppy and Beginner, where dogs from six months are taught basic obedience, to stop and come to a whistle, and given some simple retrieves, to Classes for Novice and Open standard dogs and their owners.
We run Working tests, Novice and Open Trials. We take part in interclub Competitions with other gundog clubs; we also run scurries and do demonstrations at country fairs.Whether you are interested in just having an obedient dog or want to go further, to work or compete with your dog, come along and see if this is for you.
PLEASE WILL MEMBERS NOTE THAT CLWYD RETRIEVER CLUB BANK DETAILS CHANGED IN 2016. IF YOU HAVE NOT CHANGED YOUR DIRECT DEBIT OR STANDING ORDER FOR MEMBERSHIP PAYMENT SINCE THAT DATE YOU WILL NOT BE PAYING YOUR MEMBERSHIP TO CLWYD RETRIEVER CLUB.
THE CORRECT DETAILS FOR MEMBERSHIP PAYMENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS
BANK - SANTANDER
ACCOUNT NAME - CLWYD RETRIEVER CLUB
SORT CODE - 09 01 29
A/C NUMBER - 07188097
REFERENCE - YOUR NAME
Clwyd Retriever Club have taken the decision to cancel their 24 dog Open Stake which should have been held at HyFly on October 5th and 6th 2020. There is no consistent message either from Government or the Kennel Club regarding events whilst we are still struggling nationally with Covid19. This makes it impossible to plan and be certain a Trial can go ahead, especially with sudden restrictions being placed on movement around the country.
I would like to thank the four Judges, Lynn Mitchell, Keith Barnes, Phil Highfield and Allan Downie for kindly agreeing to judge, as well as Kevin Hughes at HyFly who would have hosted the two days, and our team of Guns and helpers. Lets look forward to 2021 and a full program of Trials.