Open Show

Date: 22nd March 2020

Time: 10am

Location: Milton Community Centre, Cambridge CB24 6BL

Judge:  Joanna Barnes (Gyrima) – who has kindly replaced the original scheduled judge, Mr Gordon Smith, Special Award Classes Lindsay Wedge (Riverscharm).  Entries close 1st March(post) and 6th March (on-line).  Schedules available to download here

Gonioscopy Eye Testing Session

Date: 27th March 2020

Time: tba

Location: Jubilee Pavilion, Recreation Way, Mildenhall, Suffolk, IP28 7HG

In support of the Golden Oldies Project (a study of changes in the pectinate ligament in older dogs to try and determine if these changes lead to glaucoma) ECGRC will be holding a gonioscopy only eye testing session.

For this study to have any value as many dogs as possible need to be examined.  Golden Retrievers aged 8 or more will be examined free of charge by Prof Peter Bedford.  Please bring your KC registration certificate with you.  Pedigree but unregistered goldens can also participate.  Please supply a copy of the pedigree. ALL dogs must be microchipped.

Prof Bedford can examine up to 50 dogs in a day.  As we do not anticipate having that many older dogs present, there will be some availability to test younger dogs for the normal fee of £60.  ECGRC will subsidise this by £10 for the first 25 members’ dogs examined.  Gonioscopy is now on Schedule A for golden retrievers so must be carried out every 3 years for all breeding animals.

Appointments can be made ONLY by email, with Gonioscopy in the subject line, to

Apple Tree Working Training Day

Date: 28th March 2020

Time: 9am for a 9.30am start

To aid handlers in preparation for the Show Gundog Working Certificate and prepare them to enter the Novice Dog Novice Handler working test.  Also a group for beginners and an improver’s class.  For full details, click here

Eye Testing Session

Date: 17th April 2020

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Location: Animal Health Trust, Lanwades Park, Kentford, Newmarket CB8 7UU


Enquiries to Barbara Gentleman on 01206 211444 or email

Novice/Open/Veteran Working Tests

Date: 18th April 2020

Time: Meet 9am for 9.30am start

Location: “Grove Farm”, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norwich, Norfolk NR14 6NX

For schedule click here.  For entry form click here.

Training Evening

Date: 22nd April 2020

Time: Evening - time tba

Location: Bulmer, Nr Sudbury, Suffolk

The first of our popular training evenings start.  These will run monthly on 27th May, 24th June, 22nd July and 26th August.  We will also run training evenings on a ground in the north of our region – exact location, dates and time tba.  Mike Hamilton will also be running a series of training events for ‘Very Special Beginners’ at Raveningham throughout the summer – details to be announced.

Rescue Rally and Open Show

Date: 24th May 2020

Time: tba

Centres on a parade of Rescue dogs, held in conjunction with our Spring Open Show.  Scurry, fun show, tombola, trimming, gun dog display, bbq and refreshments plus an opportunity to take the Good Citizens Test.  You’ll sleep well that night!  Full details attached

Novice Dog Novice Handler, Special Puppy Working Tests

Date: 8th August 2020

Time: Meet 9.30am for 10am start

Location: Walthambury Farm, Bury Lane, Gt Waltham, Nr Chelmsford, Essex CM3 1AY

Schedule available here.  For Entry Form click here.  An outline of exercises available on request


Championship Show

Date: 15th November 2020

Location: St Ivo Centre, Westwood Rd, St Ives, Cambridge, PE27 6WU

Dogs will be judged by Bruno Faq (Du Bois De La Rayere) and Bitches by Paul Seamons (Messano).  Referee Dianne Rourke-Knights.  Schedules available nearer the time