South Eastern Gundog Society (SEGS) was formed
in 1952 by a group of gundog enthusiasts who had identified
the need for such a Society in the South East of England.
Their aim, which remains constant today, was to develop and
improve the standard of gundog training and handling.
We have well over 600 members and the Society continues to
promote high standards of gundog work through it's various activities.
SEGS is a Retriever Society (ie Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever,
Flatcoat Retriever, Water Spaniel etc), and although any breed
gundog is welcome to attend our Training Classes, our Working
Working Tests and Field Trials are only open to Retrievers. Similarly,
all those retrievers which enter our Tests or Trials must be registered
with the Kennel Club, although unregistered dogs may take part in
our Training Classes and Midsummer Fun Day.
the Spring and Summer
the Society organises a series of
Training Classes to cater
stages, from Puppy and first time
handler through to experienced
handlers and Open standard dogs.
approximately once a month on
Saturday afternoons from March to
September at various locations
in East and West Sussex.
Spring and Summer months are
also when our popular Working Tests
take place. They are held at various
‘grounds’ in the South East and are
normally run on a Sunday.
organised to allow handlers
to get together out of the Shooting
Season and to see how their training
was progressing, these Tests are now
a regular feature for many gundogs
and their owners.
the Shooting Season the
Society at present holds three
Field Trials, two for Any
Novice Retriever and a Two Day
Qualifying Trial for Any Variety Open
Retriever (ie dogs which have won
a Novice or All Aged Stake or
been placed in an Open Stake).
are run on a Shooting Day
with the aim of the Judges to find the
best game finding dog on the day.
Midsummer Fun Day
organised in conjunction with the
Countryside Alliance. Non-members
may enter and with all breeds of dogs
welcome, whether registered or
unregistered with the Kennel Club,
it really is a great fun day out for
all the family.
affiliated to the Kennel Club,
BASC and also the Countryside
Alliance, which it actively supports.
In addition, the Society holds an Annual
Dinner at which members
have the opportunity to thank those landowners and others who
have supported SEGS during the previous months.
SEGS also produces an annual Year Book, sent to all members,
which gives details of future activities and reports on the Training
Classes, Team Events, Tests and Trials which have taken place in
the previous year.
Society welcomes all enquiries from any
gundog enthusiasts of whatever level.
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