About us

Founded in January 1981, Ivy Osbourne was the clubs’ first Secretary and Pixy Wills the Treasurer. Jan Robinson took over as Secretary in 1982 and the first Championship Show was held in April 1986. Following the resignation of Jan Robinson in 2000, a committee was elected, which has since worked endlessly to build and make a success of the club. We believe it is now something that all our members are proud to be part of.

In forming the club, the main objectives were and continue to be, promoting and encouraging the highest breed standards of goldens and offer to their owners and all lovers of the breed in our area, ongoing, dedicated care and assistance in their homing and general wellbeing.

We hold 2 shows annually. One is our Championship Show held in April and our Open Show held in October.

Area of the Club

We cover the areas of Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and include North Wales for Rescue. We now have a growing list of nearly 200 members and welcome new members to the club. Brief details of membership are outlined on the Contact page.

Club Officers

President Mr Bernard Catterall 07850 160286
Chairman Mrs Carol Benson 01925766243
Secretary Mrs Sue Riley 01785 814634
Treasurer Mrs Tracey Ayling-Jones 07910 057589
Cup Secretary Mrs Ann Whitby 01352 770265
Goods Shop Ms Sue Grundy 01514229022
Rescue & Re-homing Mrs Pat Blackburn 01248 370477

Enquiries about all areas of interest in our club, including membership applications, can be made through the Contact Form

Committee Members

Back row (left to right):
Susan Goodwin, Tracey Ayling Jones, Jenny Kolodziejczak, Gaynor Marley, Pat Blackburn, Traceyt Shepherd, Sue Riley, Lyn Bufton, Carol Benson.

Front row (left to right):
Ann Whitby, Tracy Booth, Sue Grundy, Agnes Catterall.

The North West Golden Retriever Club endeavours to ensure that information contained on this website is correct and up to date and we apologise/but cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies that may occur. Any opinions expressed, whilst we believe to be valid, are strictly only the opinions of the club and for your personal verification.

Events & Shows

As well as our monthly events our diary will be updated with new events and shows, as well as previous show results.

View our diary

Best Bitch in Show: Ashton Willowlawn Santa Baby JW, Res Best Bitch in Show: Stokes Jobeka Jewel in the Crown JW, and Best Puppy Bitch in Show: Turner Aupa Dolcetto Di Amilone (imp esp)
Line up for our Open Show 2014 with judge Mrs Carron French

Don’t Cook Your Dog

Driving to one of our events, or just out and about? Don’t leave your dog unattended in the car on a sunny day.

Kennel club vet advice
Summer heat effect on dogs in cars