The new Minority Breeds Gundog Competition, which is being organised and run by The Working Minority Retriever Club, will be contested in the Hertford Arena on the third and final day of The Game Fair. It will showcase the remarkable abilities, talents and versatility of gundog breeds that have historically received less attention than popular breeds such as labradors, springers and cockers, while helping to encourage their preservation and appreciation.
The retriever section will see teams of curly coated retrievers, Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers, Chesapeake Bay retrievers and Irish waterspaniels battling it out for supremacy. The spaniel section will feature teams of clumber spaniels, Welsh springer spaniels and the Lagotto Romagnolo. Sadly, due the decreasing number of people working these breeds, the owners of Spanish water dogs, American cockers, Sussex spaniels and field spaniels were unable to form teams for this year’s event.
Retriever Judge: Di Stevens.
Spaniel Judge: Tom Sheppard.
Retrievers 09.30, Spaniels 13.30 Sunday 30th July.