The World of Dogs is a dedicated area for every dog lover. With arena displays, fun dog shows and the gun dog multi scurry and there is plenty for your dog to take part in and enjoy!
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
Have a go – Working Test
RTB Gundog Training and Events will be hosting “Have a Go” at Simulated Elements from a Working Test
RTB will be offering an opportunity to have a go at a selection of simulated working tests at Sandringham this year after a very successful Burghley Game and Country Fair in May 2023. It will be open to everyone to try with their dogs in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.
A selection of dummy retrieves will be on offer including a water retrieve. (This will not be run under Club/Society or Kennel Club rules and and is not a competition)
This is suitable for all breeds of dog that can retrieve a dummy from beginner, through novice to experienced pairings of dog and handler.
Test your skills of handling and enjoy “having a go” with your dog.
Davina and James of Jixenwell Gundogs are excited to return to Living Heritage Events Sandringham Game and Country Fair on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September to run the Gundog Scurry. They have a fantastic line up for anyone wishing to take part with their dog, of any breed from Labradors, Spaniels and all other Gundogs, to those not of the Gundog world including but not limited to Collies, Lurcher types, even Frenchies and Cockerpoos.
For Saturday’s events there will be a Long Retrieve, a Bales run and a Multi Pick Up with timed competitions for the fastest time in the categories of Novice (beginners) and Open (for any dog that has won a Novice event at a scurry, Working Test or Working Trial). Prizes and rosettes for 1st to 3rd place.
Sunday there will the Long Retrieve and the Bales run with again timed competitions for Novice and Open competitors. There will also be the first ever Jixenwell Challenge event which will feature a series of timed retrieves testing the competitors of their retrieval work, distance control, distraction work and hunting ability. This is an inclusive event so any level of ability can enter. Although you can run the Challenge as many times as you would like, only your first entry will be accepted for the Challenge Competition. Prizes and Rosettes for the top 4 fastest competitors of the day. 1st Place will take home the Jixenwell Challenge Shield which will be the winners to keep for a year. Prizes have kindly been donated from Sporting Saint Gundog Equipment, Gilbertson and Paige and Snooziedog plus many more.
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.
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.
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