An English setter at full pace across the purple landscape of the moor

‘Of all sporting dogs perhaps there are none more generally useful, beautiful and sagacious than the setter.’ So wrote Edward Laverack, who was instrumental in the development of the modern…

I recently had a long chat with a spaniel enthusiast who argued, quite convincingly, that the only spaniels we need are cockers and springers, and that all the others are…

It’s long been argued that a good horse can’t be a bad colour, and I reckon that’s generally true with gundogs, too. However, most of us have preferences, so when…

Sealyham terrier

On a slight bend in the road to the ferry ports for Ireland in Pembrokeshire, a small sign indicates a village destination a few miles distant. It may mean nothing…

A springer a work during a gundog display at Crufts - the Kennel Club's world-famous dog show

Picture this: you are a tourist in the middle of Mayfair, perhaps staying in the Sheraton Park Lane or The Ritz if you are lucky. You cross the road from…

french beagles

The hounds had been speaking to the line for at least two minutes, and every second their baying became louder and more excited: there was no doubt about it, they…