Gundogs

The Euro Challenge

Kindly sponsored by Sporting Saint 

8 teams are traveling from Europe to compete against England on Friday 28th July. Mr. Andrew Wright and Mr. Graham Stanley are to judge over the testing variety of retrieves.Each team consists of three handlers and three dogs. The dogs must comprise of three different retriever breeds: Labrador retriever, Golden Retriever, Flat Coated Retriever, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Curly Coated Retriever, Irish Water Spaniel or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.

The test will simulate the many and varied situations that arise when shooting and picking up with dogs including walking up in line, standing at a drive and retrieving from cover, over fences and from water. It is interesting to see how the various types of retriever deal with the same exercise.

The Home International Competition

If you want to see the top gundogs from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales go head-to-head in a purpose-built arena complete with authentic cover crop, jumps and water, then make sure you catch the Home International Team competition. As UK’s foremost team event, this hotly contested competition always produces intense rivalry between the top dog handlers from each country. This competition has been held every year since 1969 and has always been the centrepiece of the gundog events at the Game Fair.

BASC Gundog Scurries

BASC will be holding gundog scurries which will give competitors a chance to win prizes on each day, to gain points for the scurry league and a chance to attend the final event at the end of the summer. Plus the Lord Litchfield trophy, (which is awarded to the fastest dog over all scurries over the whole weekend) will be up for grabs for the first time at this year’s The Game Fair.

 BASC HAVE A GO EVENTS

Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and
Sunday 30th July

09:00 – 16:00

Adults: £2 entry / Under 15 years: Free

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) is running three very popular scurries. Daily prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each event, plus the fastest Junior Handler. Prize giving is at
16:15 each day.

BASC Obstacle One seen dummy is thrown at the end of a series of bales. The winning dog will be the one that jumps the bales to retrieve the dummy in the fastest time.

Pick n Mix Dogs must retrieve specified dummies from a number of possible options hidden amongst brashings.

Multi Pick Up A mixture of blind and seen retrieves.