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,…

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…

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…

pups

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…

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

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