Gundog Events

Gundogs are a popular feature at the Kelmarsh Show, and for 2022 the team at BASC will be hosting some superb competitions for those outstanding working dogs who love a bit of a challenge!

Competitors and spectators can look forward to a superb portfolio of gundog events that are both challenging and super fun. From the Gundog Scurries to the Working Test, there’s a whole host of exciting challenges to sign up to. Plus, for those who have never tried their furry companions out on the field, there will also be plenty of have-a-go opportunities for newbies to try out too.

Gundogs play an important role in many shooting sports. Whether hunting and flushing game, or tracking and retrieving, gundog breeds come in all shapes and sizes, each specifically bred for a purpose. Despite having outstanding working pedigree, our gundogs still like to have fun.

At the Kelmarsh Show, we have a portfolio of gundog events that not only showcase the outstanding working characteristics of our gundogs, but are also great fun for dogs and handlers alike.


  • Obstacle – One seen dummy is thrown at the end of a series of bales, as this is being retrieved a second dummy is placed unseen, the winning dog will be the one that jumps the bales to retrieve the dummies in the fastest time.
  • Multi Pick up – a mixture of blind and seen retrieves
  • Partridge Pen – Consists of two retrieves. The first is thrown into a low pen and as this is being retrieved, a second dummy is placed into the pen to be collected on the second retrieve.
  • Long Retrieve – One seen dummy is thrown at a distance from the dog and handler, as this is being retrieved a second dummy is placed unseen.
  • Pick and Mix- Dogs must retrieve specified dummies form a number of possible options hidden amongst brashings

We will also be creating a brand new scurry which hasn’t been seen before, details to be confirmed