The UGS is different! Founded in 1923 for the gentry and their employees to compete together on a friendly basis with any type of gundog, the ethos of friendly competition has been maintained through to the current day.

Welcome to the Utility Gundog Society Website

Owing to its geographic spread, the Utility Gundog Society is divided into four autonomous branches spread throughout the Home Counties and East Anglia, these are Eastern Counties (EC), Herts, Beds and Bucks (HBB), Kent and East Sussex (K&ES) and Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire (S,WS&H).

The Parent Body is responsible for dealing with the administration for the entire Society and each year hosting Spaniel Events including The Open English Springer Spaniel Field Trial, The Open Cocker Spaniel Field Trial, and two Novice Spaniel Field Trials.

The branches take it in turns to organise the Two Day Open Qualifying Stake and the Working Test Finals and each year the branches also organise approximately 15 Retriever Field Trials in total and a similar number of Working Tests. Training events, classes and seminars are also occasionally organised.

Non-members can enter any advertised event, with the exception of the All Aged FT Finals and GWT Area Finals, but members will get preference in the draw. Please note that membership of one branch does not confer membership of all branches and there is a separate joining fee for each branch. To participate and gain preferance in Spaniel events membership of only one branch is required.

We hope you enjoy visiting our site and look forward to welcoming you at one of our events.

  • UGS GWT and FT Rules Updated

    Please be sure to review the UGS working test and field trial rules in conjunction with the Kennel Club J-regs, you can find them here.

  • Trial Schedule and Results Submission

    Trial Secretaries, please be sure submit your trial schedule in a timely manner for addition to the website. There are many outstanding Trial results. Please be aware the website administrator does not scour gundog facebook groups for results and is only aware of those emailed directly to