Gundogs

Read about gun dog training, exercise and healthcare advice from the leading writers in the gun dog world.

The Downton Abbey gundog: a flatcoat

The Downton Abbey gundog

The Downton Abbey gundog - What would Lord Grantham have used as a gundog? A flatcoat or a labrador?

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Dog theft prevention

Labradors and cocker spaniels continue to be the two most popular breeds of dog in Britain – and where there is desirability, crime is never far behind. Growing concern over…

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GUNDOG CLASS: Retrieving

Even the crème de la crème of top professional retriever or spaniel trainers would agree that handling a gundog is not rocket science. For a start, much as we love them,…

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Prepare your gundog for a scurry

Dogs are great levellers. Picture the scene: you have gone to the local country fair and paused to watch the gundog scurry. The standard isn’t high, so you decide to…

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Glorious Goshawk

Dame Juliana Berners wrote, in the Boke of St Albans, of the allocation of species of hawk and falcon to their corresponding human ranks in mediaeval society: And yit ther…

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Breeding or choosing a puppy

It’s a conversation anyone who has travelled in a gun bus will be familiar with. “That’s a nice-looking bitch you’ve got there. Are you planning to breed from her?” “Funny…

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Hawking with Dogs

Successful hawking depends on cooperation between a sporting dog and bird of prey. Hound, raptor and man working together to hunt fur and feather