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

When to buy a gundog puppy

When to buy a gundog puppy is a question with a simple answer, says David Tomlinson: now. There is no time like the present. Though if you had not had…

Old gundogs

Gundog breeds are long-lived statistically speaking, but our time with them is still far too short, says David Tomlinson, as he considers the challenges and rewards of old gundogs. For…

Different gundog breeds

We are inordinately conservative in choosing our canine companions but there are many different gundog breeds, says David Tomlinson. Would you ever consider breaking with tradition? Pick a puppy from…

Family vets

Few industries have changed as radically as the veterinary business has in the last twenty years. David Tomlinson bemoans the loss of smaller, private practices and family vets. For more…

Show-bred gundogs

If you are after a good shooting dog, the simple rules of the gundog world stipulate you must buy a pup from working-bred stock. But have we been too quick…