Bring your dogs to take part in the gundog scurry
Showgoers are being invited to bring their dogs along to take part in the gundog scurry at the Kenilworth Show.
The scurry – a friendly timed race for dogs - will be taking place in the countryside area at the show, which is held on the showgrounds opposite Stoneleigh Park on Saturday, June 8.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their dog to the show and test their ability on the set-up course.
There will be prizes on offer for the best pooch, with junior handler and adult handler prizes in the working gundog test and scurry over the bales.
Organisers will be running a small gundog demonstration in the morning and a small show in the afternoon.
It is the fourth year the gundog scurry has been held and organiser Grant Arthur is hoping to encourage more people to bring their animals to take part.
He said: “Anybody that comes to the show with a dog is more than welcome to have a go on the course.
“Alongside the casual test, we’ll be running a more serious test for people who think their gundogs have good ability.
“Follow the signs and you’ll find us at the countryside area. People are always surprised when they visit us and tell me it is one of their highlights of the whole show.
“We just want more people to come and watch and more people to try it out.
“Even if they don’t think their dogs can do it, come and have a go, it’s a lot of fun!”
Grant also shed light on what makes a good gundog for anyone planning to bring their dog on the day.
“Obedience. If they are obedient and well behaved they are pretty good as a gundog,” he said.
“On these competitions they will be judged on speed. Spaniels and Labradors are ideal breeds but any dog can enter!”
Gates open at 9am on Saturday, June 8 and a free shuttle bus will run from Kenilworth Clock Tower to the show throughout the day.
Advance tickets cost £12.50 and are available from www.kenilworthshow.co.uk. Tickets can also be purchased from Kenilworth Library and Farmers Fayre at Stoneleigh Park.