Young gundog handlers urged to enter Crufts 2023

Young gundog handlers are being urged to enter this year’s Crufts competition, with the event being described as ‘unforgettable’.


Thirteen-year-old Tallulah Dyson, who has successfully competed on multiple occasions, said she could not recommend Crufts more and was keen to urge other young gundog enthusiasts to enter.


Crufts 2023 will take place at the NEC in Birmingham from 9-12 March. The BASC classes will take place on Gundog Day, Thursday 9 March. There are two young handlers’ classes – under-14s and 14-18-year-olds – and entries are open until 23 January.


Glynn Evans, BASC’s head of game and wildlife management, said: “Crufts provides a window through which the wider world can see working dogs on a global stage. It gives the participants of the young handlers’ classes in particular an unforgettable experience and a great family day out. Enter this year’s Crufts and you will not be disappointed.”


Tallulah Dyson said: “I really enjoy picking up with our labradors and it is always exciting to have an opportunity to show them off at Crufts. I could not recommend the event more as it is such a fun day out for everyone. I really enjoyed seeing all the different dog breeds and it is nice to bump into other gundog enthusiasts outside of the shooting season. The dogs have a lovely day out socialising and eating lots of treats!”