Entries Close For International Gundog Event At Chatsworth

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 Estate.

"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.

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