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

Naughtiest gundog

Naughty gundogs add great entertainment to a shoot day, especially when they do not belong to you. Could your wicked companion win the Naughtiest Gundog in The Field Gundog Awards,…

Pickers-up

Pickers-up are essential on shoot days and deserve the payments they receive, says David Tomlinson. And a sleek pack of labradors is not a requirement to join the team. For…

Setters

Setters are classic hunter-pointers but competition on the Continent is increasingly expecting them to retrieve as well. Always considered the grouse moor specialists, there’s no reason their talent and grace…

Gundog vaccinations

Gundog vaccinations are essential, but are annual boosters necessary? David Tomlinson considers what the titre test could teach us. For more on looking after your gundog’s health, bloat is uncommon…

Gundog Photograph of the Year

The Field Gundog Awards, in association with Skinner’s Field & Trial, is delighted to invite readers to vote for Gundog Photograph of the Year for the very first time. Our…

Cockerpoo gundogs

With their ever-increasing popularity, cockerpoos have started to appear in the field – and they are here to stay. David Tomlinson explains why you should consider a cockerpoo gundoog, especially…

Gundog grooming

Many working dogs have never seen a brush in their life, but regular gundog grooming can help prevent problems, recommends David Tomlinson. For more gundog grooming recommendations, read grooming a…

Gundog photography tips

Entries are open for The Field Gundog Awards, in association with Skinner’s Field & Trial. David Tomlinson offers his gundog photography tips for those looking to enter our most popular…