All the gundog events at the CLA Game Fair are structured around the regulations for gundog working tests.

These are competitions which simulate shooting field scenarios and require the dogs to retrieve canvas dummies.

By comparison, field trials are only run on actual shoots and the dogs work on live and freshly shot game.

This means they cannot be staged at a game fair or other similar event.

However, you will be able to see some of the top field trial handlers and their dogs from all parts of the UK and the Continent in action at the CLA.

For details of this year’s event at Ragley Hall on 19-21 July, visit www.gamefair.co.uk