News and Events

AGM 2022

Nominations for officer positions (all are seeking re-election), committee and judges need to be with our secretary by 30th January, accompanied by a CV of the persons nominated.

In order to be efficient and more importantly trying to cut down on the amount of paper used, we would like to be able to send out all the relevant AGM paperwork via email (with the exception of ballot papers).

We hope the membership will support the Club in trying to be greener and if you have not supplied your email information to me, it would very much appreciated if you could do so asap. Please send it to the Club email address Many thanks

British Gordon Setter Club

2021 Open Show – Thursday 23rd September 2021

Thrilled to announce that the Open Show to be held in conjunction with East of England Championship Show has an entry of 50 dogs making an entry of 58 for our judge Laurie HUNT. Thank you all who have entered. We will follow the judging the Birmingham National.
If you have only entered our Open Show with any dogs, please contact our Secretary Annette Mappin to arrange an exit pass as you will not automatically receive one.

British Gordon Setter Club 2020 Open Show – Saturday 10th July 2021

Thrilled to announce that the Open Show to be held in conjunction with East of England Championship Show has an entry of 61 dogs making an entry of 79 for our judge Sue Griffiths. Thank you all who have entered. We will follow the judging the E of Eng. Show in Ring 10.
From the sec of E Of E “None of your exhibitors will need passes as we are not checking people or dogs due to Covid and pinch points at entrances. Your exhibitors are responsible for the safety of their dogs whilst at the show “
If anyone is attending the show on their own, please ask if you need someone to keep an eye on your dog for a few minutes, we are a friendly bunch – Annette Mappin Secretary

This years British Gordon Setter Show Dates

2020 BGSC Open Show – July 10th 2021, East of England Showground – Judge Sue Griffiths (Entries Closed – 61/79)

2021 BGSC Open Show – September 23rd, Birmingham Dog Show – Judge Laurie Hunt

2020 BGSC Ch Show, October 23rd, Stoneleigh – Judge Mrs Jean Collins-Pitman

2021 BGSC Ch Show October 23rd, Stoneleigh – Judge Mrs Sue Mitchell

Latest News from the KC regarding COVID-19

Extract below – see full link for the full release:

The safety and security of competitors, spectators, volunteers and staff at Kennel Club events continues to be of paramount importance. In light of the continued restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kennel Club has taken the decision with regret to extend its strong recommendation that clubs and societies cancel forthcoming events until the end of September and that serious consideration should be given to events due to be held after this date.

http://Dog Showing and Crufts Exhibitors news from @TheKennelClubUK


After due consideration listening to our government and the KC guidelines, we need to put the safety of our club members first.

Therefore, The British Gordon Setter Club is postponing our AGM scheduled for the 5th of April and our Open Show scheduled for 6th of June.

Our Breed Appreciation Day planned for the 13th of June will be postponed as well.

As soon as we know the new dates we will inform our members.

Please take care and keep safe out there.

Your BGSC Committee.

Please see link to details from KC regarding cancelling events up to end of June 2020  –   KC Press Release Covid-19

The Yearbooks have landed…

The Year Books will be available at Crufts for those of you who are going. Kay Reid has kindly said, as she has limited mobility due to her op, she will be sat at ring side and you can collect them from her.

Hoping you have a wonderful day.

Abridgement of committee meeting minutes to share with our members.

A committee meeting was held on 15th February 2020 at Stoneleigh Village Hall

Discussed the Ch Show held last October. A review of the raffle prizes on offer and looking at more dog related prizes to be on offer moving forward.
Reviewed nominations for Officers, Committee and Judges for the AGM in April. It was agreed to advertise that we would welcome new committee members on a co-opt basis for 2020 and also invite interested members to attend a committee meeting.
Agreed from the next judges ballot for Champ Show to have only one judge unless numbers improve generally.
Treasurer updated committee that we have had 5 new members and 1 further was agreed at the meeting. Will be adding a membership form to our Facebook Page and new form to clearly state DD needs to be returned direct to the applicant’s bank, not the BGSC.
Treasurer presented 2019 accounts to committee.
Year Book Editor presented 2019 Yearbook and was given a vote of thanks for all her hard work putting together such a quality publication.
The Gordoner was also discussed and all agreed we need more interesting content in future editions and to gather articles from members as well as contributing ourselves.
Open Show Saturday 6th June Cheddington. Looking into providing eye testing if possible, photographer and special competitions.
The Gordon Setter Breed Council pages will be included on the BGSC Website in the future.
Field Trial report, more Gordons attending trials which is great to see. Looking to have a training day on grouse if possible for members.
Review of Breed Health reports and KC Breed Watch discussion.
100 Club.  After the successful Australian wildlife campaign it was decided that excess funds after the UGSR donation would also be donated to that cause.
Discussion regarding ideas to submit for UGSR to consider supporting with the large amounts of money donated recently.
Life Memberships discussed and current rules and constitution states no further Life Memberships to be made available. Honorary Life Members were agreed.
Next meeting 9th of May 2020 Stoneleigh.

November 100 Club

The November 100 draw took place at Setter and Pointer. Sue Bateman drew. (1) 71, vacant, (2) 61 winning £15 Jo Hill (3) 97, vacant

Well done Jo!


Please see link to our auction of five gorgeous Gordon Prints.

Happy Bidding

BGSC Stud Dog Trophy Award 2018

At the Championship show Esther Joseph was presented with the Moonglade

Stud Dog Trophy 2018 Winner – Aus Gr Ch Triseter Celtic Ice

Trophies are awarded only to BGSC Members resident in the UK, however, as a gesture this was awarded to Esther at the Champ show – although the trophy will remain in the clubs possession.

Championship Show 

For more pictures from Paul Dodd who was the photographer at our champ show.

Please see link below for all pictures taken at the show by Paul

Judge Esther Jospeh and our able stewards Jayne Bennett and Ben Bennett
BIS Sh Ch Ludstar Frederick Frankenstien (IMP IT)
RBIS Sh Ch Amscot Love is in the Air JW WW’18
BPIS Liric Just Remember Me
BVIS Sh Ch Laurelhach Limited Edition at Yohenoak

October 100 CLUB draw took place at the Club Ch Show.

(1) £50 – No 31 Louise Glaysher
(2) £15 No 21 Sue Farrel-Jay
(3) £10 No 34 Thelda Bryant

Well done winners

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To all our Members:

The BGSC would like to begin sending out non confidential documents, such as AGM notices etc. by email wherever possible with your permission. Your email address would be stored as per GDPR guidelines and not disclosed to any 3rd party. If you are happy to receive documents (not voting papers) by email rather than post, please send your email address to our Secretary Annette Mappin –

Thank you!

Championship Show Entry – 5th October 2019

65 dogs and 60 bitches

Remember being held at The KC Building, CV8 2LZ

The Special Awards classes – 18 entries

Please bring a raffle prize and hope you have a great day.

100 Club September Results

Liz Williams drew the numbers for the 100 club at the UGSR Fun Day 29th September 1. RS J Collingborn,  (2) Mrs N Metcalfe, (3) Mrs S Woodhouse.

Well done


Please select the Breed Health Page to fill in our very important  Gordon Setter Breed Heart Survey

News from the Kennel Club…

Dear Breed Health Coordinator,

The Kennel Club’s Health Team would like to make you aware that following consultation with the Dog Health Group, the Kennel Club has confirmed that from 1st August 2018, any DNA health test result submitted for inclusion on its database must have at least two forms of identification on the result certificate.   

It will be mandatory to include the dog’s microchip or tattoo number along with either the dog’s registered name or registered number. Any test results that do not carry these identifying features will not be accepted.

This brings the recording of DNA test results in line with those health tests carried out by the British Veterinary Association.

If you would be able to disseminate this information amongst breeders and owners in your breed it would be greatly appreciated.

Should you have any queries regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or another member of the Health Team.


Kind regards





Hannah James

Health and Research Assistant 

The Kennel Club