The World of Dogs arena is now in its second year at Thame Country Fair, held together by the inimitable Kev Bradley. This year we are pleased to feature:
Shadowquest Dog Display Team
Working dogs at their best. See this amazing team of dogs put through their paces as they track, seek, demonstrate attack and desist, abseil and come to an incredible fiery climax to their show.
Paul Makepeace Gun Dogs
Watch and learn from gun dog trainer and handler Paul Makepeace as he demonstrates how a young gun dog can be trained up from puppyhood to a well trained gun dog you can confidently take on a shoot. Then learn what might happen on a shoot day, and how the different breeds are used to their best advantage.
Walk Up Shoot
With Paul Makepeace, Aubrey Ladyman and guests
Twice daily and open to all types of terriers willing to chase a lure. If your dog would love a go but isn’t a terrier, Chase the Bunny is open to all breeds.
Parade of Hounds
Burne Bloodhounds, Oakley Foot Beagles and Westerby Bassets will be with us in the World of Dogs arena, demonstrating how they work together as a pack. These are 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!
Come and hear more. You may even get the opportunity to run…
Chase the Bunny
Always hugely popular in the World of Dogs Arena – for all breeds (we race similar breeds together). If your dog likes to chase, he will love chasing the lure and seeing if he can beat the other dogs to the finishing line. Great fun to both watch and take part in with your dog.
Gun Dogs and Falconry
A unique and fascinating demonstration of how a bird of prey can be trained to work alongside its natural predator, the dog, in order to please their expert handlers Paul Makepeace (dogs) and Chris Neal (birds). They may even involve third member of this crack team, Stanley the ferret.
Meet all the dogs and handlers taking part in the World of Dogs Arena in our World of Dogs Village afterwards.