Entries have closed for the Kennel Club's Gundog Working Test,
sponsored by Judge's Choice, which takes place from Wednesday 28th
May to Sunday 1st June at the Chatsworth House Estate in
Derbyshire, and a draw has taken place to determine which entries
will be competing at the event.
The event will be hosting a number of Gundog Working Tests and a
variety of gundog activities for Retrievers, Spaniels and Hunt,
Point and Retrieve (HPR) breeds, including the prestigious
International Retriever Team Event, where invited teams from all
over Europe will compete with their best dogs. This year the
countries competing in the International Retriever Team Event are
Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway,
Switzerland, the UK and, for the first time, Finland.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "We have been very
impressed by just how strong the entry figures were this
year. Now that entry to the Kennel Club Gundog Working Test
has closed and the draw has taken place, the competitors that made
it through will be able to continue preparing themselves and their
dogs for what is one of the most prestigious competitions in the
working gundog calendar.
"This year's event will have a truly international feel, with more
international teams than ever before and Finland competing for the
first time. We are very much looking forward to watching all of the
competitors, both human and canine, competing over the course of
the weekend in the lovely surroundings of the Chatsworth House
"Special thanks go out to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, who
have once again very graciously allowed us to hold the competition
on their estate."
More information about the Kennel Club Gundog Working Tests and
training sessions at Chatsworth can be found at www.thekennelclub.org.uk/GWT,
or access all the latest updates via the Kennel Club's Working
Gundog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KCworkinggundogs.