Field Trial
Schedules 2018/19

have now been sent
by post or email to
all eligible members

If you have paid
your 2018 subs and
haven’t received any
FT Schedules by the
beginning of August
contact us


The 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.

Today, with approximately 700 members, 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,
Flatcoated Retriever, Water Spaniel etc)
, and although any breed of
gundog is welcome to attend our Training Classes, our 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.
Throughout the Spring/Summer
the Society organises a series of
Training Classes to cater for all
stages, from Puppy and first time
handler through to experienced
handlers and Open standard dogs.

These Training Classes take place
approximately once a month on
Saturday afternoons from March
to September at various locations
in East and West Sussex.
Weekends during the Spring and
Summer months are also when
our popular Working Tests take
place. These are held at various
‘grounds’ in the South East.

Originally arranged for handlers to
get together out of the Shooting
Season to see how their training
was progressing, these Tests are
now a regular feature for many
gundogs and their owners.
During the Shooting Season the
Society holds three Field Trials
an All Aged Stake, a Two Day
Qualifying Stake (for dogs that
have won a Novice or All Aged
Stake or have been placed in an
Open Stake)
and a Novice Stake –
all for Any Variety Retrievers.

Trials are run on Shooting Days
and dogs are expected to work
with all manner of game.
SEGS also organises two days of
Gundog Events at the popular
Edenbridge & Oxted Show,
a traditional country show which
takes place on the August Bank
Holiday Sunday and Monday.

The Gundog Events include an
‘Individual’ and a ‘Team’ Invitation
Competition, Retriever and Spaniel
Demonstrations, the ‘Edenbridge
Express’ and Junior ‘Have a Go’.
SEGS also produces an annual Year Book, sent to all members, which
gives details of future events and reports on the Training Classes,
Team Events, Working Tests and Field Trials which have taken place
in the previous year.

SEGS is affiliated to the Kennel Club, BASC and also the Countryside
Alliance, which it actively supports.

The Society welcomes all enquiries from any
gundog enthusiasts of whatever level.