Has your gundog got what it takes?

29 April 2015

The Royal Welsh Spring Festival has always attracted dog lovers from near and far. They flock to the showground to witness the 1000 plus dogs compete for the prizes at the only premier open dog show held in Wales.

This year will be no different, with visitors looking forward to seeing over 75 breeds of dogs from across the UK take part in the two-day competition for their chance to qualify for the famous Crufts show in March 2016.

However, it is not just the prestigious show dogs that will be competing for prizes at the Spring Festival this year.

As part of our newly created Country Life area of the festival, responsible gundog owners are being encouraged to bring along their own dogs to take part in the first British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) Chudleys Scurry League to be held in Wales.

So, could your gundog be in with a chance of winning a prize?

The scurries are fun and fair and open to all gundog breeds and recognised crosses of those breeds. The leagues have been running for five years across the UK and are growing in popularity. Points can be gained for the league by finishing in the top three for each scurry with the fastest dog overall on each day winning over £100 worth of shooting clothing.

Bring your gundog to the Spring Festival and take part in the first BASC Chudleys Scurry League to be held in Wales.

But that’s not all…

The festival main ring will have displays from the fun filled Paws for Thought Dog Display Team, made up of dog training experts and their much loved and mainly rescued pets. There will also be demonstrations from the BASC gundog expert, Huw Jones on the art of working gun dogs.

The new Country Life area, supported by BASC, will also host pond dipping sessions for children and adults, demonstrations of the Green Mapping process, a competition to identify the six deer species in the UK, a display of lawful methods for pest control management. A BASC shotgun coach will also be on hand to give professional shooting advice and deliver lessons on a state of the art shooting simulator.

For more information about the Spring Festival can be found on www.rwas.co.uk. Tickets for the festival can be bought on the gate or in advance by calling 01982 553683.