The World of Dogs is a dedicated area for every dog lover. With arena displays, fun dog shows, multi scurry and chase the bunny there is plenty for your dog to take part in and enjoy!
Another have-go-opportunity for the family dog. This section of the show will be run by jixenwell gundogs with a selection of multi scurries.
The Gundog Scurry at the Living Heritage Game and Country Fairs will be an opportunity for each and every person to come along with their dog and have a go! Each day of the event James and Davina will be running a number of events for you to come along and enter on the day. For those people wishing to have a bit of a challenge, the events will be timed and split into 3 categories of Junior Handler, Novice and Open. Prizes will be available for the top 3 times, but also there will be bonus prizes available for those people who are brand new to the Gundog World.
Gun Dog Clinic
Charlotte Brown of Maplecrest Gundogs works her dogs on various shoots in North Yorkshire and offers one to one tuition to suit individual needs; whether that be to compete with your dogs, train them for the shooting field, or just to enjoy seeing a pet gundog fulfilling their potential.
Maplecrest also offer residential training to give dogs a head start in their training, or just to polish up their training while you are on holiday!
At the Gundog Clinics at the Living Heritage Fairs, Charlotte will be happy to offer advice as to how to start the training process with your pet gundog, or advice on any specific issues you are having with your training.
It will be run by RTB Gundog Training & Events as come and have a go at a Working Test.
- There will be 2 covers with dummies in, the owner will give a left or right directional command and then the appropriate dummy will be retrieved. The dog must deliver to hand.
- There will be a water retrieve. This will involve a dummy fired out of an auto dummy launcher, the dog will retrieve the dummy out of water and must not shake before the dummy is in the owner’s hand.
- There will be a blind retrieve. (RTB will tell the owner as to which dummy to go for.) The dog must deliver to hand.
- There will be a stop to shot with a seen retrieve. This will involve a shot being fired with a starting pistol. The owner will stop their dog on the way out to retrieve, then instruct the dog to go back to retrieve the dummy. Deliver to hand.
Lure Crazy will be attending all of our Game and Country Fairs and will be holding both Lurcher Racing and Lurcher Showing at each event. Look out for the Greyhound Racing at selected shows.
Please note we only hold events for Whippets on the first day of every show
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Chase the Bunny
If your dog loves to chase this could be their moment! Dogs are matched to general size and speed and race to chase the lure around the arena. Great fun to both take part in and to watch – especially when the dogs run in completely the opposite direction, or find a more interesting smell.
Individual Minor Breeds
We have a variety of minor breeds, from manchester terriers through Australian terriers, Otterhounds and Lancashire Heelers to name but a few. Come and meet some of these lesser known breeds; make a new friend and ask their expert and enthusiastic handlers any questions you might have.
Waggy Tails – Fun Dog Show
Twenty classes for dogs of any breed, size or age. From junior handlers through to prettiest bitch, waggiest tail and the infamous fancy dress class, there is something for every dog.
Classes cost £1.50 to enter (bookings taken all day). Judging starts at 1.30pm. Our aim is to put the FUN back into dog shows. We do not take ourselves seriously at all, so don’t worry if your dog doesn’t either!
Please note fancy dress for you and your dog optional – Good Luck
The hounds will be with us in the World of Dogs Arena, demonstrating how they work together as a pack. This is a working hunt, and they go out regularly following the trail of a ‘runner’ (a human being who sets out about forty minutes ahead). The hounds will follow the runner’s scent over many miles until eventually he is caught, and probably licked all over!
Come and hear more, You may even get the opportunity to run… You will also get the opportunity to meet the hounds from Burne Bloodhounds, also based in the World of Dogs Arena. They will be parading at selected shows in the Andy Singleton Arena, which has space for their horses too!
Your dog will want you to do some shopping around the World Of Dogs Arena where we have every possible treat for the well deserving pampered pooch, as well as a few for their owners!
Minor Breeds Marquee.
Come along and see the various minors breeds in our World of Dogs section of the show. This includes dogs that are professionally breed with some rare and unusual types from long haired, short, curly haired, small dogs, big dogs and all different types fo dogs.
Some of which often exhibit at Cruft’s and other recognised dog breed events.
It’s a great chance to visit them and learn about the different breeds, met the owners and get advice.
Please note breeds may vary from show to show