About the GWP Club

The only Kennel Club recognised breed club for the German Wirehaired Pointer in the UK

History of the Club

It was in 1976 when the late Major George Wilkinson called a meeting for GWP enthusiasts to get together with the intention of forming a UK breed club, four years later the Kennel Club recognised the GWPC. The club celebrated it’s official 25th Anniversary year in 2006, since gaining KC recognition.

We are the only KC recognised Club for our breed and as such are able to organise KC licenced Shows, Field Trials, Working Tests and other events, whose awards are recognised by the Kennel Club.

Join the GWPC

The Club welcomes new breed enthusiasts, help or assistance for various events and general support of our breed.

Membership Renewal

Membership fees are due on 1st January each year. You can pay your membership securely and simply using Paypal.

Club Management

The GWP Club is is run entirely by volunteers, elected by the membership or co-opted by the elected Committee, to manage the affairs of the club in the best interests of the breed.

About A Breed Club

We are responsible to the KC as custodians of the GWP breed standard and work with and advise the KC on all matters regarding breed health guidelines and mandatory health tests for registration of puppies.

Our goal is to maintain and promote the breed as a ‘fit for function’ hunt, point and retrieve breed, that is also suitable as a family member.

What We Do

Look after the Breed

The GWPC provides breed specific input into the KC on our Breed Standard.

We manage a number of KC related activities such as maintaining breeder code of conduct policies, running judge education seminars and managing judge accreditations.

Organise Club Events

The GWP Club organises a number of events each year ranging from Shows (Championship & Open), Working Tests and Field Trials.

Support Rescue

The GWPC Rescue is a network of volunteers who do amazing work helping dogs in need, supported by fundraising by the GWP Club.

Breed Education

Barbara Stamp is the appointed KC Breed Education Co-ordinator for the GWP. Barbara will co-ordinate GWP specific education and support for judges.

JCF - KC Judge Education

More about the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) to be launched in January 2019 and fully operational from 2022.

GWPC Information

This section groups the latest versions of key GWPC documents together that you can download

GWP Club Rules

The latest version of the GWP Club rules (last updated March 2018)

GWP Club Code of Ethics

The latest version of the GWP Club Code of Conduct

GWP Club Judges List

The latest version of the GWP Club Judges List

GWP Club Judges Criteria

Information on the requirements for each grade of GWP Club Judge List

GWP Club Judges Application

Application for to apply to be added to the GWP Club Judge List

Support the GWP Club and become a member

Get in Touch

Contact the Committee

If you wish to contact a specific committee member of the GWPC, simply click for contact details.

For all general enquiries and any other club information, please contact the GWPC Club Secretary, Alice Turnbull, as below: