What we do...

The Galloway Gundog Association will be 20 years old this year. We were first formed as a small group of friends in the Castle Douglas area to help train their own dogs. The Association has come a long way since then and now attracts a large and enthusiastic following from all over Scotland and the North of England.

Now known as “Galloway Gundogs” or simply “The Galloway”, our aim is to provide opportunities for regular competitive tests for all standards of gundogs from the beginner to the well trained. We are proud and pleased to be known as the “Friendly Club” and newcomers are always welcomed. Regular training days and nights are also held throughout the summer.

We run twelve tests between February and September, six of which are in the Annual Gundog Competition, a two day event at Drumlanrig Castle, which includes a Team Competition. We also organise a Gundog Scurry, Spaniel Test and a Retriever Test at the Galloway Country Fair.

Although the tests are competitive nothing is taken too seriously and the real aim is to promote good Gundog practice. No matter what stage you and your dog are at, you will be welcomed, helped if need be, and made to feel part of the club.

Our Competitions...

At our regular gundog events in Dumfries and Galloway each competition is made up of four separate tests, one of which is normally a water test. Each test has a maximum of 25 points. There are four classes - Novice Spaniels, Novice Retrievers, Open Spaniels and Open Retrievers. The judges are always friendly and are particularly helpful to Novice dogs and trainers.

Many of our members go onto compete in Kennel Club Tests and Trials and a lot shoot, beat or pick-up with their dogs during the season, but quite a few just like to have a well-trained dog and enjoy the camaraderie that Galloway Gundogs provides.


Jul 13, 2019

Buccleuch Test Sunday 14th July 2019

​​Results from the recent test held on the 14th July 2019

Jun 29, 2019

Dunscore Test Sunday 30th June 2019

​​Results from the recent test held on the 30th of June 2019. 

Jun 01, 2019

Barnmuir Test Sunday 2nd June 2019

​​Results from the recent test held on the 2nd of June 2019. 

May 27, 2019

Mr Cameron Watt former chairman

It’s with a very heavy heart and great sadness that we have to announce the death of our much loved friend and former Chairman Mr Cameron Watt.

He died at home on Tuesday 28th May 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

May 18, 2019

Mossdale Test Sunday 19th May 2019

​Results from the recent test held on the 19th of May 2019. 

May 07, 2019

Galloway Country Fair

Forms are available for entry into the Galloway Country Fair on the Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August

Click the link to access the entry forms for the Galloway Country Fair.

This is available for both members and non-members.

Apr 26, 2019

Auchenbrack Test Sunday 28th April

Results from the recent test held on the 28th of April 2019. 

Mar 11, 2019

2019 Test dates

Dates for the 2019 tests have been released.

Click the link for more info

As with every test, there will be GGD signposts from all major routes directing you all to the test ground.


More information about the Training Day with Dick Sorley & the Galloway Country Fair will be issued nearer the dates allocated.


There will be no advanced or pre-registering spaces prior to the information be posted on both the Facebook and Website pages.

Mar 03, 2019

AGM Whiteside Test of 2019

Our first test of the season AGM Whiteside kicked off on Sunday 3rd of March. ...

Mar 03, 2019

This year’s AGM Sunday the 3rd March 2019 at the Galloway Arms in Crocketford

We will be starting the meeting at 8:15 am with tea & coffee (please note there will be no complimentary breakfast) and opening the meeting at 8:30am. There will be no charge for the refreshments but.......

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