Rescue a gundog

There are many good dogs out there looking for good homes, but some of them have gundog training. You may not get a field trial champion, as David Tomlinson explains,…

Flatcoated retriever

Infamous as the Edwardian country gentleman’s companion, these days the flatcoated retriever is eclipsed by the upstart labrador. Its enthusiasts remain but the flatcoats tragic susceptibility to cancer must be…

Get a gundog steady to game

Learning how to get a gundog steady to game is one of the greatest challenges for amateur dog handlers. David Tomlinson offers his advice on hares, deer, sheep and everything…

Terriers. Molly

Terriers may be small, but they make their presence known. Whether they are keeping the gundogs in line, chasing rats or generally making mischief, terriers are certainly Fielders’ favourite. This…

Peg dog

The rise of commercial shooting and professional pickers-up has seen the decline of the peg dog. For David Tomlinson it is his spaniel, rather than his gun, that is essential…

Naughty gundogs

Guns with an obedient, well-behaved dog at their side are a select society. But often the story is one of blushing guns, furious headkeepers and naughty gundogs – as Robert…