Pennine Training Area

© Pennine Training Area All rights reserved 2015. All Photographs are subject to copyright

© Pennine Training Area All rights reserved 2015. All Photographs are subject to copyright

Welcome to the Pennine Training Area Website

The Pennine Training Area was formed in 1960/61 as part of the Northern Golden Retriever Association. (after existing informally for 2 seasons) and all training class members must be a member of the Northern Golden Retriever Association.

The aim is to provide facilities for training gundogs of all retriever breeds in field work to enable the owners, handlers and dogs to advance in training as far as their opportunities permit.

Training classes are supervised by the Committee members.

Training classes are held regularly throughout the year and we have training grounds in the Greater Manchester and Sheffield areas.

All training equipment with the exception of a whistle and lead is provided.

If you would like to comment on the website or receive any more information you are unable to find about the Pennine Training Area please contact our General Secretary:-

Mr Philip Smithies, 52 Hollin Lane, Middleton, Manchester. M24 5EE.

Tel No 0161 653 3050.

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For membership details click on the the membership buttons

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The Pennine Training Area is kindly sponsored by Quest Gundog Training Equipment.

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Northern Golden Retriever Association Website

NGRA Website

The Pennine Training Area train all Breeds of Working Retrievers.

Last Updated

11th  April 2015


The next test is a  Puppy/Novice Dog Novice Handler, Novice & Veteran  Working Test to be held at Loftshaw,Strines Nr Sheffield on Sunday June 14th 2015. Entries Close on May  30th 2015