THE GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER CLUB SURREY & HAMPSHIRE BRANCH
We have sadly had to cancel our February training on the 16th. The grounds that we use are not in good shape and we are due to get some more bad weather in between now and then. I am really sorry for the inconvenience caused and I hope that everybody stays safe in the ongoing storms.
Please go to our NEWS page for Laverstoke 2013 results.
Please read our DOG LOST page where you will find full details of a GSP called Angel. Angel went missing on a walk in Cawthorne Basin, near Barnsley on 6th December 2012. There have been no definite sightings of her since. Whilst it is likely she is still in the immediate surrounding area it is possible she has been taken further afield.
I am very happy to announce that we have some new grounds to train on. The new grounds are situated in Godalming, Surrey. The address is Heath Farm Cottage, Heath Lane, Godalming, Surrey. GU7 1UN. https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=GU7+1UN&ie=UTF8&z=13 I was warned not to use my Sat Nav when finding the grounds, and that was quite correct! So I advise you to look at a map, and approach from the Godalming Town side. There is no access to water on these grounds, so we shall continue to search for an area that allows water training - or hold specific water training days at another location. Please drive slowly within the farm area and keep to the tracks rather than drive across the field which is due to be used for haymaking. We shall put out lots of signs for you to follow.
We have now had our first training day at the new grounds in Godalming. I am very happy to say that it was a huge success, thanks to all of our dedicated trainers who came on Fathers Day to help everybody out. It was great to see so many people, both old friends and new. I hope that our involvement with the new grounds will continue to go from strength to strength.
Welcome to the website of the Surrey & Hampshire branch of the German Shorthaired Pointer Club.
Up until March 2012, we have have been meeting at the Windlesham Arboretum, near the Surrey/Hampshire/Berkshire border for over 25 years. Sadly, this has now come to an end but we remember many happy times there with good friends.
We run gundog training classes for all levels of experience on the third Sunday of each month, commencing at 1.30 pm. The exceptions are September (when we hold a Gundog Working Test), December and January. In August, in addition to training, we hold a Kennel Club Working Gundog Certificate assessment day.
Training sessions are open to all breeds of HPR. It is expected that all owners become a member of the GSP Club, or an associate member if they own another breed of HPR. (see 'links' for information). There is a small charge of £3 per dog for each training session. We are very much indebted to those who dedicate their time, knowledge and enthusiasm to help those of us in need of training!
All of our trainers are actively involved in game shooting and gundog work, and this is the direction that our training classes take. However, all gundogs need obedience training and HPR breeds in particular benefit from having their minds stimulated so the classes are valuable to all, whatever their aspirations. As a branch we aim to encourage anyone with an HPR to work towards a happy, rewarding relationship with their dog through training and, most important of all, to enjoy the experience.