The World of Dogs area is bigger and better than ever this year. With loads for you to watch, or have a go at with your dogs, we guarantee you will not want to leave this area!
Waggy Tails Fun Dog Show
Twenty classes for dogs of any breed, size or age. From Junior handlers through to prettiest bitch, waggiest tail and the infamous fancy dress class, there is something for every dog.
Classes cost £1.50 to enter (bookings taken all day) Judging starts at 1.00pm. Our aim is to put the FUN back into dog shows. We do not take ourselves seriously at all, so don’t worry if your dog doesn’t either!
Proceeds from The Best Rescue Class entries will go toward supporting the work of Medical Detection Dogs
Lure Crazy are back at Thame this year alongside the World of Dogs area with lurcher showing and racing, hurdling and long jump.
Come and watch these amazing dogs as they effortlessly jump twenty feet or more in the long jump, or race at full speed. Addictive to watch, and if you have a lurcher yourself, come and have a go. They are always happy to start a young dog off running!
Showing takes place in the afternoons in a separate ring – click here for details.
Another have-go-opportunity for the family dog: the Scurry Bandits are back with their selection of multi scurries. These include straight and blind retrieves. Get the fastest time on the clock and you could win a prize! With championships at the Sandringham Show later this season, this is popular both to participate in and to watch.
Gun Dog Clinic
Having problems training your gun dog? Or even your family pet? Visit our gun dog clinic, run by expert handler Nat Cannon for some friendly advice.
After a successful career with horses Natalie’s husband’s interest in shooting opened up the fascinating world of gundogs. She bought her first gundog, a cocker spaniel from a local game keeper and never looked back.
Natalie has represented England at the Game Fair Internationals, and is also the proud winner of the Kennel Club Working test at Chatsworth House. Natalie was also honoured to be named The Countrymans Weekly Gundog Trainer of The Year in 2016.
In 2014 she made up her first FTCH with her little cocker “Tink”. She has run in 4 championships now, earning guns choice, a Diploma of Merit and this year an incredible 2nd overall. This year Natalie also won with her novice Springer Spaniel, Doris, running in its first ever field trial.
During the season Natalie picks up and beats at a number of local shoots with her team of Springers, Cockers, Labradors and a naughty terrier!
Terrier racing will also be taking place twice daily in the world of dogs area, run by our own Living Heritage team. This will be fast and furious and open to all terrier breeds. Full terrier show in the afternoons. Click here for details.
Minor Breeds Tent
We have a variety of minor breeds which may include
- Cesky Terriers
- Australian Terriers
- English Toy Terriers
- Chesapeake Bay Retrievers
- Spanish Water Dogs
- Lancashire Heelers
Come and meet some of these lesser known breeds; make a new friend and ask their expert and enthusiastic handlers any questions you might have.
Gun Dog Breed Tent
Meet a variety of gun dog breeds and learn exactly what they are used for and how.
Hounds will be with us in the World of Dogs area, demonstrating how they work together as a pack. These are dogs from working hunts, and they go out regularly following the trail of a ‘runner’ (a human being who sets out about forty minutes ahead). The hounds will follow the runner’s scent over many miles until eventually he is caught, and probably licked all over!
- Bassett Hounds
A charity that provide, train and support specialist assistance dog partnerships to increase the independence and quality of life for those affected by autism, epilepsy and physical disability. Come and find out about the amazing work they do.
Your dog will want you to do some shopping around the World of Dogs area where we have every treat for the well deserving pampered pooch, as well as a few for their owners!