Gamekeeping & Gundogs

The Yorkshire region has a rich fieldsports and shooting heritage. Shooting plays a major role in the upkeep of the area and those who enjoy the countryside will appreciate the well maintained woodlands, new plantations, laid hedges & game crop cover which hosts healthy populations of game birds & deer.

Gamekeeping & Gundog Hall

If you are already a member or looking to join please drop by this hall to speak to representatives from the National Gamekeepers Association, National Organisation of Beaters & Pickers Up, Scottish Association of Country Sports and The Gamekeepers Welfare Trust. In this area you will also find a mixture of gamekeeping and gundog related exhibitors.

Gundog Field

We will be staging a regional heat of the BASC Chudleys Gundog Scurry League. Now into it’s 6th year the league has been a great success attracting thousands of entrants and we are delighted to be holding a regional qualifier. Entry is open to anyone so why not let your dog have a go and you may end up with some points for the league and end up at the ‘Grand final’ at the Midland Game Fair. Prizes will be presented to 1st, 2nd & 3rd and prizes also for junior handlers.

Simon Jewitt of Stoneycairn Gundogs will be passing on his expert knowledge in the gundog demonstration area with gundog training & demonstrations. Simon’s demos will be looking at steadiness, recall, directional work, Holding ground, jumping marked birds, and working as a team.

Simon will also be running a problem solving session answering any problems visitors have with their dogs. For new dog handlers this is the perfect occasion to get invaluable training advice.

We have a dog crèche where you can leave your dog  for upto 2 hours whilst you enjoy the show. We have experienced staff manning the area and it is located in a quiet shady spot to try cause as little distress. Simon and his team will be running the area and any money taken will be donated to a non-profit organisation based in Yorkshire.

Please do not leave your dog in your car while you visit the show.  Our traffic & security patrols will release any dogs left in cars they feel are in danger.