The deadline is approaching for working gundog owners who want to register to enter next year’s Crufts show.
The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) will run a number of gamekeeper and other gundog handler classes at the event’s gundog day on 10th March 2011 at the NEC in Birmingham. The closing date for postal entries is 7th January 2011.
BASC’s classes act as a showcase for working gundogs at the world’s largest dog show. Uniquely all of the dogs will have just finished a busy shooting season and Crufts gives their handlers an opportunity to show the animals in their prime.
BASC will host classes for individuals and teams.
Overall winners from the gamekeepers’ classes throughout the day will go head to head in a final show in the main arena for the Northesk memorial trophy.
All of the BASC classes at Crufts are supported and sponsored by Chudleys dog food.
Glynn Evans, BASC’s game and gamekeeping officer, said: “We want as many people as possible to come along and join in on what should be an enjoyable day. The BASC rings provide an opportunity for gamekeepers and other gundog owners to meet and compete with their dogs and provide a showcase for working gundogs to a wider public audience.”