General Committee - 2018


Mrs Shirley Johnson



 Mr Brian Izzard


Hon Vice Presidents: Mrs A. Brook, Mrs C. Dugdale,  Miss G Knight,  Miss J Rolfe and Dr T Woodgate-Jones, Mr B. Izzard


Chairman:  Mr P Goodman (Website Administrator)

Vice Chairman: Mrs J Jones  (Website)

Hon Secretary: Mrs J Bird (and Litter Book Co-Ordinator)

Hon Treasurer: Mrs Heather Harley

Hon Show Secretary: Mrs V Goldberg (Stibbe-Willis)

Hon Field Trial Secretary: Mr D. Savory
Hon. Working Test Secretary: Mr  Graham Clelland

Rescue, Rehousing and Welfare: Mr. B. Jones

Mrs R Bellamy ( FT Sub, J & S Sub), Mr B Broadbent (Membership Secretary),  Mrs M. Romeo-Dieste, Mrs S Oxford (Area Rep Co-Ordinator), Mrs T. Gale (250 Club Co-Ordinator), Mrs K. Plumtree, Miss L. Branscombe (Health Chairman and Co-ordinator), Mr D. Savory, Miss S.  Egginton, Mrs C. Whitmore

Please see under Contacts or the Membership List for contact details


Committee Meeting Dates:

Next Meeting: 15th April 2018 - other dates to be arranged.

Flatcoated Retriever Society Privacy Policy

The Society is committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of Members at all times. The Society is exempt from registration under the Data Protection Act but understands the principles of the Act and the need to comply with best practice for managing information.

The internet, electronic communications and data privacy best practice are developing. The Society reserves the right to update this Policy from time to time. We will notify Members of any specific changes to this policy but please check this page from time to time to ensure that you are content with the Policy and any changes we have made.

This policy does not apply to postal, email or other communications between members of the Society.

What information do we collect?

We collect the following information from Members of the Society:

       Names and addresses

       E-mail addresses

       Telephone numbers

What is the information used for?

       In order for the Membership Secretary to maintain a list of Members of the Society and to enable membership fees to be collected.

       to enable the Society to communicate with members via post and email concerning the breed, competitions and events, and to provide other information that the Society considers will be of interest to Members.

       the Society will only share information with other organisations that enable the Society to provide to Members  copies of the Society Yearbook and Society Newsletters, and any other publications produced from time to time, and to enable the Society to communicate with Members by email.

       the Society will issue to all Members a Membership List in the Society Yearbook which will contain Members’ names, postal addresses and telephone numbers. Members may choose to have their details removed from the Yearbook Membership List by a request made in writing to the Honorary Secretary.

       the Society will not share your information with other organisations for any other purpose including commercial purposes and we will not sell or publicise your information.

       where the Society shares your information we will ensure that the other organisation(s) have security systems at least as robust as those which we utillise.

The Society website

       We do not collect any data via the Society website except where specifically stated.

       We do not use cookies.

       The Society website may, from time to time, contain links to the websites of other organisations. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Controlling your personal information.

The Society is committed to ensuring that your data is protected. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, the Society has put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to protect the information we hold.

By providing your personal information to the Society you consent to us using the information for the purposes above. We will not use the information for any other purposes without your consent.

Members may request details of the personal information that we hold and this should be in writing to the Honorary Secretary.

Electronic communications

Where the Society employs electronic communications i.e. email, we will ensure that such communications are anonymous and the Society will not share membership data except as set out above.

Members will have the ability to “unsubscribe” from any mailing list.


If your personal details change, please notify us in order to help us keep your information up to date.

Cause of Death Register

For more information about the Cause of Death Register please click here (also available on the More Health Matters Page). 

National Gamekeepers' Organisation

The Flatcoated Retriever Society is now affiliated to the above organisation.

Code of Ethics

The Kennel Club have approved the General Committee's request for Numbers 15 - 25 to be added to the Code of Ethics they published in October for immediate use by all Breed Clubs (Numbers 1 - 14).  This is therefore the new Code of Ethics and supercedes all others; members are expected to comply with them.

Breed Standard

General Appearance: A bright, active dog of medium size with an intelligent expression, showing power without lumber, and raciness without weediness.

Characteristics: Generously endowed with natural gundog ability, optimism and friendliness demonstrated by enthusiastic tail action.

Temperament: Confident and kindly.

FCRS 250 Club

The "250" Club is the fund raising club of the Flatcoated Retriever Society. There are occasionally a few numbers available and for more information please contact Tracey Gale, the 250 Club Co-Ordinator, on Tel: 01373 830787  or email her via the link on the Contacts Page.

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