Now in its third year, the World of Dogs area is bigger and better than ever. With loads for you to watch, or have a go at with your dogs, we guarantee you will not want to leave this area!
Busy all day under the cheerful oversight of our own inimitable Kev Bradley, the World of Dogs Display arena features a variety of dog-centred displays:
- The exciting Paws for Thought Dog Display Team
- The amazing working gun dogs demonstrating a Walk Up Shoot with Paul Makepeace and Aubrey Ladyman
- Terrier racing twice daily for terrier breeds
- Chase the Bunny twice daily for any breeds
- A parade of hounds with the Burne Bloodhouses and Berkley Beagles (come and make a new friend!)
- Our minor breeds parade with Australian Terriers, Beagles, Bassets, Bloodhounds, Chesapeake Retrievers, Spanish Water Dogs, Korthan Griffiths, Cesky Terriers and Otterhounds.
- Demonstrations from Support Dogs – come and find out more about their amazing work
- Our finale is a display of the amazing partnership between gun dogs and birds of prey, working together with their expert handlers Paul Makepeace and Chris Neal.
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) and profits from Thame Show going to the Deaf Dog Network. Judging starts at 1.30pm. 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!
Also the opportunity to have your dog’s portrait photo taken by Kirsty from Indago Dog Photography during the afternoon.
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 Sarah Winter for some friendly advice.
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 Tents
We have a variety of minor breeds, from Cesky terriers, through Australian terriers, Otterhounds and Lancashire heelers to name but a few. 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.
The Burne Bloodhouses and Berkley Beagles will be with us in the World of Dogs arena, demonstrating how they work together as a pack. This is a working hunt, 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…
You will also get the opportunity to meet the hounds from South Downs Bloodhounds, also based in the World of Dogs area. they will be parading in the Andy Singleton arena, which has space for their horses too!
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!
Have A Go Flyball
Flyball is a fast and exciting canine sport, suitable for any dog who likes to retrieve a ball. It’s not just the domain of collies (although they do excel) so bring your dog and have a go.