Fred Phipps

Fred PhippsIt is with great sadness that we announce the death of Fred Phipps.
Fred spent the greater part of his life being involved with Dogs. A stalwart and long serving member of Eastern Counties GRC, however he also supported East of England LKS, Saffron Walden and the Farm Club at Saffron Walden School.
You would find him setting up shows, stewarding, judging, running companion shows, helping out at working tests in short virtually everything. he will perhaps best be remembered for our rescue Rally where he would dress up each year as a different and more ourageous character, how he didn't break an ankle on the heels he wore we will never know!
His larger than life personality ,zany sense of humour, hardwork, knowledge and common sense, will be sorely missed.

Funeral Arrangements

The Funeral will take place on 17th July 12.30 at St. Mary's Parish Church, Saffron Walden , refreshments afterwards at the Kings Head, Hadstock


Rally and Fun Day

We run various dates throughout the year such as shows, educational days, working tests and competitions and even a rally and fun day in May to raise … [Read More...]


Eastern Counties Open Show

We generally run two shows each year - an Open show in Spring and a Championship Show in the Autumn. This year we will be running an additional open … [Read More...]


Golden Retriever Working

The Eastern Counties Golden Retriever Club has always been instrumental in promoting the working side of this wonderful breed. For over 25 years the … [Read More...]

Puppy List

Golden Retriever Puppies

The club holds an up to date list of members with puppies available from Hip scored and Eye tested parents. Also breeders future litter plans. Help … [Read More...]

Rescue and Rehoming

One of Eastern Counties Rescue Dogs

Every year 50-60 Golden Retrievers in the East Anglian region need rehoming. We are asked to rehome these dogs for a number a reasons, including … [Read More...]

Rally and Fun Day

Agility at 2010 ECGRC Rally

Each year in May we hold a Club Rally and Fun Day to help support our rescue activities. This year the Rally is being held on Sunday May 25h at … [Read More...]

Novice Dog/Novice Handler and Special Puppy Working Tests

Gundog Working Test

(held under Kennel Club Rules and Regulations)                                                 Saturday 09th August 2014 at “Apple Tree”, Debach, … [Read More...]

Novice, Open and Veteran Working Tests

In August the Novice Dog , Novice Handler and Special Puppy Tests are held. Dogs or handlers having never won an award at a Field Trial or a first, second,third or fouth at an Open working test or a first at any working test are eligible for the Novice Dog, Novice Handler Test.

(held under Kennel Club Rules and Regulations) Saturday 15th March 2014 To be held at Pearce’s Farm Shop, Buntingford, Hertfordshire SG9 9ND By … [Read More...]

April Training Day


Di Ewings is holding a gun dog training day on Sunday April 5th 2014 at Apple Tree, Debach,Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 6BZ You can contact Di for … [Read More...]

Sugar Beet Training Day

The Club is running another Sugar Beet training day on Saturday 2nd August. 2 A panel judges will be on hand to help you with any issues that may … [Read More...]

Educational Day

Eastern Counties Golden Retriever Club Educational Day Saturday 4th October 2014 Great Barton Village Hall-Bury St Edmunds Suffolk 10am- … [Read More...]