The Canterbury & Regions German Shorthaired Pointer Club was established in December 1979 by a group of breed enthusiasts. Since then the Club has seen membership fluctuate. Currently there are a small number of dedicated members who continue to support the Club.
How Can We Help Members? The Club has a knowledgeable Committee, who can advise on how to deal with any problems members may be experiencing with their GSP; be it temperamental, training or just general advice and guidance.
Although a large number of our Committee members 'show' their GSPs at conformation shows, we also have members involved in hunting, agility and obedience, as well as many other fields. The Club can help members along the right track and advise on different activities available for handlers and their GSPs, even if it's just a social walk with other fellow breed owners.
Benefits of Joining Members will receive the 'Trident' Newsletter three times a year. The Trident contains informative articles on a range of topics, recent show results and notice of forthcoming events. All members are encouraged to send in photographs of their dog(s) and contribute any stories or news, so these may be published.
As a Committee we try to organise activities and events which everyone can come along to and enjoy, afterall, not everyone is interested in the 'Show Scene'. Recently the Club held a 'Versatile Hunting Dog Training Day', which was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. We also endeavour to hold a Show and Christmas 'get together' each year.
Library We have an extensive range of library books, covering a wide variety of topics. These books are available for hire. A full list of titles and authors is detailed in the Trident.
New Zealand Kennel Club You may decide to become a member of the New Zealand Kennel Club. This will give you the ability to register any pedigree litters you may breed, or you can enter a breed show, compete in field trials, sled racing or obedience and agility competitions run under the NZKC's rules. A link to their site, which will provide further information, is detailed on our links page.
Membership If you wish to become a member of the Canterbury & Regions German Shorthaired Pointer Club you may request a membership form from our Secretary;
Catherine Sellin - Catherine
Membership fees are; $20.00 Double/Family, $15.00 Single and $5.00 Junior
We look forward to welcoming you at forthcoming events!