Crufts_2015-3440BASC has launched a dedicated gundogs Twitter feed in the run-up to Crufts 2016. The @BASCgundogs1 account will share content and keep members connected with official BASC updates on gundog matters.

The feed will be put through its paces on Friday when gamekeepers, beaters and pickers-up from across the UK converge on the NEC in Birmingham for gundog day at Crufts.

The UK’s largest shooting organisation will once again host the gamekeepers’ classes, which are open to gamekeepers, owners of working gundogs, gundog teams and young handlers.

BASC staff will tweet pictures and updates throughout the day and provide links to the news from the show-ring.

Glynn Evans, BASC’s head of game and deer management, said: “This is one of the main events of the gundog calendar and is keenly followed throughout the working-dog world. We are looking forward to another fantastic day of competition and will be using Twitter to bring followers the news as it happens.”

The BASC gamekeepers’ classes are unique at Crufts for giving handlers the chance to show working gundogs in their prime at the end of the working season.

The top individual dogs owned by gamekeepers will go head-to-head in a final show in the main arena for the Best in Gamekeeping Class title and the chance to win the Northesk Memorial Trophy.

In a change to recent years, BASC will hold a gundog demonstration display during the lunchtime interval.

Garry Doolan

Garry Doolan is BASC’s deputy director of communications and public affairs. He has more than 20 years experience of journalism and the media. He joined the organisation in 2016 and is a keen shooter and beater, with his springer spaniel Quincy.

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