The South West Branch



A very friendly and enthusiastic group who offer training and support for all HPR owners in the South West area.

Training takes place on the first Sunday of every month at our purpose made training ground “Whistlers” in Awbridge, near Romsey, Hampshire. The aim of training is to promote a range of activities from basic obedience through to “open” standard Working Test and Field Trial training.

Our sessions involve several “stations” that handlers can have a go at – including short retrieves, long retrieves, a fenced training lane, open field and woodland hunting, jumps and boxes and a pond with an island. Tasks at each station are tailored to the ability of the individual dog and handler. All are conducted with one thing in mind – promoting fun and producing calm, steady, obedient dogs (and handlers!)

Socially the group holds several events and activities throughout the year, such as internal group competitions, a water training day, BBQs and a Christmas party – all building up to the main event of the year, our Working Test where all HPR breeds are welcome.

For further information feel free to contact the secretary, Mrs M Hicks on: 01794 340252 or Email

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