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…
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…
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…
There is danger in breeding working dogs too closely, so a pedigree full of FTCh is not necessarily a good thing
Pointers and setters are glorious at the Amulree field trial. Johnny Scott watches the field trial.
Successful hawking depends on cooperation between a sporting dog and bird of prey. Hound, raptor and man working together to hunt fur and feather
Wirehaired Hungarian vizslas hunt, point and retrieve. Setters and pointers may be more popular but Hungarian vizslas get the job done
Many HPRs excel at hunting and pointing but fall short at retrieving. German longhaired pointers are superb at all three. David Tomlinson thinks these pointers are magical.
Dog training collars can help those dogs who persistently offend in spite of training: electric collars, one that sprays or a canine sat nav can be used when dog training
Dog portraits by animal loving artists make the best reminders of faithful hounds. Here are the best for dog portraits.