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The North West Group : GSP Club

The Group serves a large geographical area, currently providing training venues within the bounds of Greater Manchester, Cheshire, and North Derbyshire.
Training classes are held on the third Sunday of each month, throughout the year, and are open to all HPR breeds, as long as their handlers are members of the German Shorthaired Pointer Club.
The aim of the group is to help handlers develop their training skills. Ultimately this will allow them to produce good-mannered shooting companions, whether worked solo as rough-shooting dogs, or in company beating and picking up. The intention is to try and produce dogs which are welcomed on shoots, and can serve a useful purpose. Not everyone owning an HPR will aspire to get to this level and the Group offers support and assistance at all levels. However the main focus remains to encourage people to develop the working ability of their dogs, introduce them to working tests, field trials, and generally introduce them into the working environment  
Perhaps the strength of our group lies in the diversity of those active members who have involvement in various shoots and who can bring their experience of game shooting and gundog work to the training scenario.  There are opportunities within the group, for those handlers willing to put in the hard work which will get them there, to bring on a young puppy right through from initial training, via introduction to live game to being shot over in the field.
The group also holds annual progress assessments, where the dogs’ abilities are measured against a set standard. A well supported Working Test in July each year, on ground which is as near as possible to the type of terrain, dogs in our area will be expected to work, together with social events which are held at different times throughout the year.

2014 Training Class List (download PDF )

Working Test July 20th 2014 Watergrove

Embroidered Garments North West Group

Polo Shirts, Fleeces, Sweatshirst and Caps are available. All have the GSPC emblem embroidered on them Together with North West North West Group.

Paul Dark can arrange for your own items of clothing to be embroidered with these logos.  Please see Paul at training classes or email on



For further information please feel free to contact the Secretary who will advise you of the groups activities:Eddie Kania tel 07974168188





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