British inspired, Fun, competitive, timed, retrieving competitions, open to all breeds and mixed breeds,
held in a relaxed, family-friendly environment!

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A Scurry is a timed competition aimed at finding the dog that retrieves a dummy or dummies in the fastest time, within an enclosed field/space. Scurries are fun, and welcome those that simply wish to try it out! Anyone can enter. A dog does not even have to be a gundog breed, nor does it have to be kennel club registered. There may be as many as four or more different types of Scurries at any one show.

Below are links to examples of British Gundog Scurry competitions to give you an idea of what to expect at an ABK Gundog Scurry Competition.  

Types of  ABK Scurries:
1.) Long Retrieve: Dummy/Bird thrown in clear view, on a course with tree/brush/straw bale obstacles approximately 50 yards, with gunshot, retrieved against the clock.
2.) Two Dummy Pick Up: two dummies/birds thrown with shot, one to a right angle and one to the left angle, both on land with tree/brush/straw bale obstacles, against the clock.
3.) Three Dummy Pick Up: 3 dummies/birds thrown with shot, one angled right, one thrown straight out, and the other angled left, both on land with tree/brush/straw bale obstacles, against the clock.
4.) Up & Over Short: two dummies to be retrieved over obstacles (1 straw bale high) in an alley, against the clock on an enclosed 50' course run.
5.) Up & Over Tall: two dummies to be retrieved over obstacles (2 straw bales high) in an alley, against the clock on an enclosed 50' course run.
6.) Partridge Pen: two pens, 3' high x 10'L X 10'w, that the dog needs to jump into to collect one dummy, and bring back to the line and then get sent out again for the second and bring back to the line, against the clock.
7.) Dummy Launcher Single: retrieves dummy fired from launcher, on land with tree/brush/straw bale obstacles, against the clock)
8.) Dummy Launcher Double: Retrieves dummy fired from launcher 2x, on land with tree/brush/straw bale obstacles, against the clock.
9.) One Blind (unseen): Retrieve hidden dummy/bird behind a bit of cover (bush, branch pile or straw bale), against the clock.
10.) Double blind (unseen): Retrieve hidden dummy/bird behind a bit of cover (bush, branch pile or straw bale), brought back behind the line, and sent out again for 2nd retrieve hidden behind cover, against the clock.
11.) Triple Blind (unseen): Retrieve hidden dummy/bird behind a bit of cover (bush, branch pile or straw bale), brought back behind the line, and sent out again for 2nd retrieve hidden behind cover, brought back again behind line and again send out for 3rd blind, against the clock.
12.) Rabbit Diversion: A bumper is thrown, and a rabbit fur on a pull line or a rolled rabbit fur ball is bowled across the running path before the dog is sent. The dog is then sent for the thrown bumper and should ignore the rabbit diversion and retrieve the bumper, against the clock.
13.) Water Retrieve: Dummy/Bird thrown in clear view, on a body of water with a gunshot, retrieved against the clock.
14.) Dock Retrieve: Dummy/Bird thrown with a shot, in clear view, on a body of water with a dock, retrieved against the clock.

Each dog and handler takes turns competing in a line up. The dog must not be sent for the retrieve until asked to by the Judge who is timing the Scurry. You can enter the same scurry as many times as you like. Some teams might not be happy with their time, knowing they can do better so they choose to enter again. That is okay! Each event will have a cut off time for entries, so ensure all runs will take place before dusk. 

Winners are announced at the end of the day and it is always the fastest dog that successfully retrieved the dummy/bird that wins. Dogs compete against their own breed as well as an overall all breed competition, so it is possible to not only earn points but lso win prizes in more than one way at a scurry!
 
Prizes range from a Rosette and sometimes trophy, to bags of dog food. (and in England even a car!) Whining (squeaking, crying, barking) and/or unsteadiness (breaking, creeping) will result in added time to your final time. 

All in all, Scurries are good fun for you and your dog and can be quite a neat way of testing out your dog's skills and get some training time in!